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Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour provided by Tour East

Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour

Chiang Mai City and Temples Half-Day Tour
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Tour snapshot
A great introduction to Chiang May for first-time visitors
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    20
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Throughout Southeast Asia, Chiang Mai is renowned for its temples, some of which date back hundreds of years. Get the inside scoop on the culture and history of Chiang Mai’s most significant landmarks on a tour that transports you between dispersed temples in air-conditioned comfort. Plus, hassle-free hotel pickup means you don’t have to worry about finding a meeting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • A half-day duration makes this tour ideal for time-pressed travelers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
  • See Chiang May from a different perspective atop Doi Suthep
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • A half-day duration makes this tour ideal for time-pressed travelers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
  • See Chiang May from a different perspective atop Doi Suthep
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3685CNX10C
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up Time: • The Pickup time from your hotel/Accommodation is done 15 to 30 minutes prior to the Starting time. Starting Time: • The Tour starts around 8:30 AM The exact Pickup time will be communicated to you with your booking confirmation. Departure Point: • Tour departs from centrally located Chiang Mai hotels Return point: • Returns to the original departure point Dates: • The Tour is daily operated Remarks: Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Chang Klan Road, Huay Kaew Road, Amphur Muang, Chang Puak A. Muang, Ratchamaka Road, Nimmanhemin Road, Thapae Road A. Maung) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Near public transportation
  • Dress Code: Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves - no sleeveless tops. If you're wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (in other words, no bare feet.) Women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. It is also recommended to avoid bright colors.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up Time: • The Pickup time from your hotel/Accommodation is done 15 to 30 minutes prior to the Starting time. Starting Time: • The Tour starts around 8:30 AM The exact Pickup time will be communicated to you with your booking confirmation. Departure Point: • Tour departs from centrally located Chiang Mai hotels Return point: • Returns to the original departure point Dates: • The Tour is daily operated Remarks: Please be aware that the pick-up for this tour is included and covers all the hotel located in the following areas: (Chang Klan Road, Huay Kaew Road, Amphur Muang, Chang Puak A. Muang, Ratchamaka Road, Nimmanhemin Road, Thapae Road A. Maung) For hotel pick-ups outside of this area, an additional charge may be applied or a closer meeting point pick-up may be suggested to you by our Team upon reception of your booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Near public transportation
  • Dress Code: Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves - no sleeveless tops. If you're wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (in other words, no bare feet.) Women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. It is also recommended to avoid bright colors.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Wat Suan Dok
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Wat Phra That Chedi Luang
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
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Dr_gobot
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
The tour was well-timed at 4 hours and the afternoon start (1PM/13:00) was great, as we preferred to sleep in. The guide was a seemingly very nice person as well. The tour did accomplish the goal of visiting 3 temples in Chiang Mai, one of which was Wat Doi Suthep, a must-see temple in Chiang Mai. The last time I was there was over 20 years ago so it was fun to see how the area has changed. So, generally, mission accomplished. However... our guide had a very poor knowledge of English. He could fluently deliver the info he had memorized about the handful of things he pointed out at the temples. But if asked a question about it, or about anything, he could not answer. He could only repeat a portion of what he had already said. We got more info by scanning a QR code at the temple than from our guide. While there were other guides there who were pointing out features of the temple, sharing historical info and fables, etc, ours could only say “same as other side” and point out trees with universal names, like “Banyan tree” and “tamarind”. He was also so low energy that it was a pretty quiet trip. I felt bad for the Korean ladies on our trip, who despite the evidence that our guide was completely unable to guide us, kept asking questions, and getting unrelated answers. I think by the end the English speaking one was pretending to translate for the other, and just making things up. Even I was able to answer a question that our guide couldn’t. By the end, my husband and I just wanted to get back to the hotel. It was as if our guide’s lack of excitement sapped ours as well. All that aside, the temples are quite beautiful, and the fact that we were there in shoulder season made them less crowded, and easier to enjoy/appreciate. Wat Suandok was almost empty, which was great. I would recommend this tour for the sites, and go with the expectation that the guide is there just to facilitate transport and smooth entry to sites. Bonus if he speaks the advertised language.
Written 21 January 2020
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Ken W
Burgess Hill, UK395 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We were collected on time and in total there were 9 of us on the tour, mainly Brits and Americans.

Our tour guide Game was very knowledgeable and helpful and gave a good commentary as the tour progressed. Our tour comprised of visits to 3 different temples, 2 in the city and 1 about 30 minutes away on a hillside. Each temple was more impressive than the last and the sights were breathtaking.

The driver was good and all entrance fees etc were included in the tour.

This was a great introduction to Chiang Mai and we'd certainly recommend it.
Written 28 January 2020
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daggiegirl04
San Francisco, CA47 contributions
Dec 2019
There were only 3 of us on this tour which was awesome, plus a driver and a tour guide (whom spoke English). I can't remember her name, but she was fantastic. She gave us so much historical information on Chiang Mai. After the last temple visit, she took us to the jade factory where we got a tour and learned how to spot fake jade. She then asked what our plans were for lunch and recommended some great restaurants. Overall a great way to see the city/historical sites if you don't have a car.
Written 12 January 2020
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Jennifer C
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Overall a nice tour, would recommend. Tour guide kept the tour moving. The tour was on time and informative! Entry fees were included in price. Recommend going early in the day to avoid lines.
Written 12 February 2020
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We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience interacting our tour, thank you very much for trusting Tour East Thailand.
Written 14 February 2020
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Terry S
Huntsville, AL36 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
The Good:
Tour guide was very friendly and was very knowledgeable about each location. The locations themselves were interesting and worth seeing, especially Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep in the mountain. It was truly stunning. The ride around town was good too and the vehicle was fine and had working A/C.

Wishlist:
I wish more temples had been on the Temple tour. 2 more could have easily been added, especially in the old city where so many temples are so close to one another.

I wish the Jade portion had been omitted. I don't like being taken to a commercial establishment whose sole purpose is to high pressure you into buying stuff. It felt very uncomfortable and if left me with a bad feeling about the tour itself.

At the very least, list it on the schedule of things you are going to do. If this had been omitted, we could easily have fit in another temple. This was a temple tour after all, not a Jade tour.
Written 17 August 2018
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Masha G
Bronx, NY17 contributions
We got to see 3 temples. The Forrest Temple was the best, so peaceful and less crowded than others. It's a must see! Guide was knowledgeable, group was small.
Written 29 December 2019
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Shane C
Ballina, Ireland14 contributions
Very nice tour, led by our tour guide, Frankie. He picked me up punctually, where I joined the rest of a small group (6 of us). We went to 3 temples, the first in the centre of the old town, Wat Chedi Luang, then to the famous temple, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, at the top of the mountain. We stopped on the way at Wat Pha Lat, a forest temple, which was both serene and spectacular. Our guide was very good at every step. We finished at a jade factory and then sampled some local delicacies in the market before our return.hourney.

I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 11 December 2019
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Thank you very much for taking time to write us valuable review and glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. We will relay your positive comments to the rest of our team, we look forward to welcoming you again in the soon future.
Written 19 December 2019
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Aoife Bolustrom
Galway7 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
We did enjoy this tour, but the guides English was not great and she was hard to understand at times. But she was very friendly and helpful. Tour did feel rushed at times, would of liked more time on doi suthep. We went to a “jade museum” at the end of the tour which was obviously just to get us to purchase from the shop. Hotel pickup and drop off provided, water also provided.
Written 1 December 2019
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Camper177439
Savannah, GA2 contributions
Aug 2019
This was our last tour in Chaing Mai, so maybe we were temples out. Our guide was very informative and shard a lot of information. While we appreciated it all at times it was overwhelming and we would have liked more opportunities to take pictures. The day flowed well.
Written 10 August 2019
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Thank you very much for taking time writing us review. We do appreciate it and delighted to hear that you had a good time in Thailand.
Written 25 August 2019
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Dan R
Manchester, UK274 contributions
Did a half day tour with Frankie as our Guide and he was brilliant, he really made our trip to the temples unique and fun, I learnt a lot in the 5 hours I was with him, he was nice, friendly and funny. Thank you Frankie.
Written 1 November 2018
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Don't fall in this tourist trap. Prepare to pay 2000-5000 bhat for a boat once you arrive there.
This is a tourist trap. Be aware! Taxi drivers from Bangkok will offer you a day trip for about 1500 Bhat, but they
bosvane
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Dont do it
2 hours trip from Bangkok - you pay 4000bht for a boat and then on top you Can order all sorts of weird things - di
1998eve
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SCAM! Don’t go - not worth your time or money
Tourist scam! Arrived there and it was 2500 baht EACH. May be better to book through a tour but honestly i wouldn’t
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An excellent experience
It was an absolutely fantastic tour. The AC van was clean and hygienic. The tour guide June was excellent. She spea
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Test & Go
Test & Go System to Bangkok, Pre-approval system is a bit confused in part of hotels booking. That make us re-regis
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An amazing experience
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memorable holiday
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Good view and new experience
We were excited to see the temple at night and hope to get a calm and romantic evening because we saw on the postca
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Perfect Day
What an amazing day trip, and such great value for money. Our guide was so interesting and friendly, and each place
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Good day out. Fair price.
Had an all around good day. Easy same day booking. The experience is not really affected by covid 'new normal'. Som
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Amazing trip in only one day
They pick you up from the hotel so you don’t have to worry about transportation and traffic. The guide was so cute
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Good to try once!
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SydneyGlobalShopper
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Good but could be better
Guide was lovely but felt she was going through the motions. It was interesting to get out of the City but Oh, the
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