Morning alms & Doi suthep & Wat Umong + Umbrella village & Hot spring
|private 9pax||฿ 1,500||฿ 1,450|
|private 8pax||฿ 1,550||฿ 1,500|
|Private 7pax||฿ 1,500||฿ 1,450|
|Private 6pax||฿ 1,700||฿ 1,650|
|Private 5pax||฿ 1,950||฿ 1,900|
|Private 4pax||฿ 2,200||฿ 2,150|
|Private 3pax||฿ 2,550||฿ 2,500|
|Private 2pax||฿ 3,150||฿ 3,100|
Child : less than 6years and less than 120cm) Infant (0-2years) : free
You are picked up from your place of accommodation in chiang mai in the early morning at around 6.20 am.
Then drive to the foothill of mountain to join the locals in providing morning alms to Buddhist monks. Your private guide helps you fill the monks’ alms bowls with offerings like rice, cake, snack, curry and so on. In return, the monk will chant and give some type of blessing or prayer.
Morning alms is about more than just providing daily food. You will be in the daily morning ritual all over Thailand for a very long time with the Buddhist monks.
Re-board the minivan to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which stands on the flank of the mountain at an elevation of 1,056 meters (3464feet). Then climb the staircase to the top, admire the Lanna style golden pogoda covered with engraved gold plates, flanked by four ornamental umbrellas and enjoy the complete panoramic views of whole Chiang Mai city and wonderful countryside landscape.
Then visit tunnel temple named Wat Umong, completely different from other typical temples.
Enter the tunnels of Wat Umong and see the impressive Buddha images. It doesn’t matter what religion you have. When you go inside the tunnel, it whispers to you the secrets of this world and old history of this temple built in 1297.
Now, Let’s drive 40minutes approximately to the Bo Sang Handicraft Centre, where you meet the local artisans making the world famous Paper umbrellas whose brilliant designs are mysteriously, magically impervious to rain. Watch the whole process from making the bamboo struts, covering them with paper, putting them out to dry and then hand painting them. You can ask them to paint a variety of beautiful designs on items that you bring to them (for example a Purse, mobile phone covers, handbag, hat, jacket, t-shirt, even the leg of your jeans). Even very complicated scenic designs can be painted on your object right in front of you in minutes.
That would be a treasured gift for either yourself or someone special back at home.
After that visit Sankampaeng hot springs that is very relaxing with plenty of flowers and green space. Have lunch at your own expenses here.
Don’t forget about the eggs. Buy eggs in a basket and hang in the water where it comes out of the ground at 105 degrees C. Then roll-up your pant legs and take off your footwear and dunk your feet in the free foot bath. Fetch your eggs, enjoy the eggs with sauce while enjoying hot water therapy.
There were a few different options of how to enjoy the Springs including massage place, mineral bath and the swimming pool. Enjoy the picnic with the locals.
We will be back in Chiang Mai at about 2.30 pm.
* Pick-up time could be late due to traffic.
* This schedule is subject to change without notice due to weather condition, other unforeseen interruptions
* All timings are approximate
Stop being a superficial traveller. Soak yourself into the real local Culture
Be an early bird for an authentic glimpse of Chiang Mai’s Buddhist culture.
Gain insight into the spiritual life of Buddhists by joining devotees who provide an early-morning almsgiving to local Buddhist monks.
You will visit a must-see temple in chiangmai and the most unique temple in chiangmai which make you experience ancient Lanna culture.
The next is the handicraft village specializing in the paper umbrella-making craft.
Then mix with the local people in the Hot spring park well landscaped and the flowers are very lovely all year round.
: Meal, drinks, personal expenses, manner tips, cable car at Doi suthep
: Only entrance fee is included at hot spring.
Other facilties fee is not included –mineral bath for private 60baht, for group 500baht, couple hut 300baht,
mineral swimming pool 100baht, towel rent 10baht, egg basket 20baht, these fees can be changed without notice
: It is flexible to the needs of you and your party
: This tour starts early morning. Ask your breakfast from your hotel: tell them the day before the trip
What to Wear
: Polite clothes such as trousers or a long skirt should be worn for the visit to Wat Umong and Doi Suthep temple.
Tour type : Private tour / minimum 2 person required
Duration : approximately 8hrs (6.20 – 2.30pm)
Operated by : joinusthai