Half Day Doi Suthep Temple and Mae Ping River Cruise


Half Day Doi Suthep Temple and Mae Ping River Cruise

Tour Code: APH-03

Highlights: Doi Suthep Temple- The Panoramic View of Chiang Mai City – Mae Ping River Cruise

Details: Half Day Sightseeing Tour

Tour operated by   : AP GOOD @ TRAVEL (Private Tour only)
Tour duration         : 4 ½ Hours
Tour departing       : Departs daily on a private basis
Pickup time           : 08:30 a.m. or 01:30 p.m. at your hotel lobby, please advise us in advance on your booking
Pickup & drop-off conditions:
- Free pickup and drop-off for hotels located in Chiang Mai city area only.                
- Additional charges will apply for locations outside Chiang Mai city.
- If you are unsure about the specific of your hotel or resort location, you can email or call us upfront.
We depart from your hotel to Doi Suthep – Pui National Park which takes about a 45-minute drive. Doi Suthep is a mountain situated 16 kilometers from Chiang Mai with a summit that is 1,053 meters above sea level. First, we visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep or Doi Suthep Temple, one of northern Thailand’s most important and beautiful temples, located near the top of Doi Suthep (Mount Suthep).  It is a place of worship, dates back to the year 1373 when the first Chedi was built. It is an important pilgrimage spot for the devout and is sacred site to many Thai people. Visitors can take the 306 steps staircase or ride on a cable car to reach the pagoda. Enjoy the magnificence of the temple with its Golden Chedi glowing and spectacular views of Chiang Mai City and its surroundings. A must visit! Then, drivedown to Chiang Mai city to Mae Ping River Cruise.You will leave from the jetty at Wat Chai Mongkol and travel north out of the city. The river soon shows its true rural identity as city bridges pass from view and are replaced by scenes of wide water stretching from green tree lined bank to bank. Give you the opportunity to see Chiang Mai from a different angle. The boat chugs on to reach its destination point the “Thai Farmer’s House”. Agriculture remains Thailand’s largest source of income and here the visitor can discover the basic elements-rice, local herbs, fruits, fishing-all thriving in a chemical-free environment.
You will experience the signature dish of this part of the world, “Khao Soi” Here at “Thai Farmer’s house” the dish is prepared to a very special recipe which brings out the unique flavor of the mild, creamy curry soup. A well chosen selection of side dishes accompany the main ingredients of the meal. Relax over a fresh fruit or herb juice, together with a plate of newly prepared mixed fruit.
Activity Plan:
08:30 a.m.    Pick up from your hotel in Chiang Mai
                     Drive 45 minutes up to the mountain 
                     Visit Doi Suthep Temple
                     Drive to Chai Mongkol Temple
                     Enjoy river cruise along Mae Ping River to Farmer’s House
                     Experience the signature dish of this part of the world
12:45 p.m.    Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai
01:00 p.m.    Arrive at your hotel in Chiang Mai
Remark: Program may be subject to change without notice due to available schedule and any other unforeseen reasons.

 1 PAX  2-3 PAX  4-5 PAX  6-7 PAX  8-9 PAX
 Private Tour (5 hours)  4,500  2,500  2,000  1,800  1,650

What’s  included:
- Private air conditioned van or car with Licensed driver
- English speaking tour guide with TAT license. Other languages are available on request
- All entrance fees / tickets as mentioned in the program
- All activities as mentioned in the program
- Khao Soi and a fresh fruit or herb juice, together with a plate of mixed fruit
- Bottled drinking water in our car
-Travel accident insurance
What’s not included:
- Your personal expenses
- All kind of alcohols & soft drinks
- Other optional tours
How to wear:
-You should dress appropriately, T - shirt with short sleeves and long trousers is perfect for Temple tour.
What to bring:
- Camera
- Sunscreen cream
- Sunglasses
- Hat or cap
Giving tip:
- If you are happy with the level of service you’ve been provided by our tour guide and other local suppliers.
We only employ safe and careful drivers and use the most modern and comfortable air conditioned cars or vans. Transportation will be arranged depending on the size of your group.
Please note during peak holiday periods we often need to contract vehicles to meet the high demand. Occasionally the make and model will be different from that described above but we do ensure all contracted vehicles offer the same comfort and safety level.

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