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Mae Ping River Small-Group Tour

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    After morning pickup at your hotel, head to the Mae Ping River to see Wat Chai Mongkol. Walk through the grand temple with your guide and learn about the Buddhist tradition of offering alms to monks, gaining insight into the importance of Thai religious practices.
    Next, hop on board a long-tail boat for a Mae Ping River cruise. The Mae Ping flows through Chiang Mai and provides irrigation for the rice paddies that surround the city. As you gently drift downriver, see classic teak houses and farms planted with soy, garlic and other crops.
    Stop for lunch at a farmer's home and try a signature northern noodle soup: khao soi. The rich broth is flavored with coconut milk and curry, then served over Chinese egg noodles with chicken or beef, and topped with an array of garnishes: crispy shallots, pickled mustard greens, fiery chili, fresh cilantro and lime. Delicious!
    When you have slurped your noodles, walk with your guide to a lush garden where you learn about favorite local vegetables and herbs, then visit fruit orchards and see rice paddies, strawberries, and coffee and tea plantations along the Mae Ping River.
    After your walk, return by songthaew (a commonly used passenger truck) to central Chiang Mai. Stop at Warorot Market, a three-story building with stalls that overflow with all types of household goods, crafts, textiles and food. Sample some tasty bites and learn about dishes that are local favorites.
    Finally, meander through Ton Lam Yai Flower Market where thousands of fresh-cut flowers make an excellent backdrop for photo ops. From there, return to Wat Chai Mongkol where your tour ends. Your guide can provide assistance with local transport to your hotel or next destination.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We did the half day Mae Ping River tour and it was wonderful! Our guide Suchin was very helpful and knowledgeable, taking us through the food and flower markets and getting us a few snacks, before we visited a Buddhist temple, gave an offering and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    ChiangmaiUA, Guide Dong at Chiang Mai Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Hi Gabrielle, Thank you for your kindly review Maeping River Experience with me on TripAdvisor. Our trip visit at market called Warorot and TonLanyai, it was real experience and interesting foods, fruits, native food and local product. Continue to temple learn about Buddhism, offering and...More

    Reviewed 12 July 2019

    I took the Chang Mai Mae Ping River Tour. Tanya was an excellent guide - very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and flexible. This is a great way to learn about the area, have a leisurely boat ride and experience some excellent food. The city part prior to...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    ChiangmaiUA, Manager at Chiang Mai Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear Eric, Thank you very much for your kindly review of Maeping River Experience with Chiangmai Urban Adventures. We are happy to hear that you have a good day with guide Tanya and boat trip, food and the market. We will keep your comment to...More

    Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

    Booked as way to spend our last 1/2 day, and did not disappoint. Guide Payou (Fah) was fabulous - local knowledge, chatted just enough but also left time to chill an relax on the boat. Nice lunch, in setting with medicinal herb garden and arranged...More

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    ChiangmaiUA, Guide Fah at Chiang Mai Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2019

    Hi Hannah, Thank you very much for your feedback Hannah I'm very grateful to meet you both you are lovely couples. Wish you have a great holiday and all the best from me. Warm regards,

    Reviewed 7 June 2019 via mobile

    My friend and I took the Mae Ping River Experience tour. We absolutely LOVED it, and our tour guide Fah was so informative. Fah taught us so much about the history and culture- definitely do this tour with her!

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    ChiangmaiUA, Guide Fah at Chiang Mai Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2019

    Dear Lauren, Thank you for your kindly review I hope that you have a best day with me. Wish to see you next time with Urban Adventures experience. Have a nice holiday and good trip. Cheers,

    Reviewed 16 April 2019 via mobile

    We had a wonderful and enjoyable time with our personal guide Fah Mahawan (Urban Adventures). Early morning visiting the old market , tasting fresh fruits and the boat trip was amazing so peaceful and watching the birds, farmers , fish man at work, beautiful historical...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank Smitajp
    ChiangmaiUA, Guide Fah at Chiang Mai Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

    Hi Smita, Thank you very much Smita for your review and 6 star for me 😁😁. I will keep going my best day ever. Take care. Cheers Fah

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    Renee O
    6 May 2019|
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    Response from ChiangmaiUA | Property representative |
    Hi Renee, thank you for your message and sorry for my late reply this question. Maeping River Experience has included local market and small part of it is flower market Best regards flower markets too.
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