Chiang Mai Mind & Soul

    • 4 - 5 hours
    • TUZ
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $84
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Be spirited away on this early morning Chiang Mai tour which puts you at the epicentre of Buddhist rituals. Learn to meditate, offer alms to monks, and make an offering at a temple - this is a spiritual adventure for the seekers.

Highlights

* Discover local Buddhism practices and rituals at Chiang Mai temples

* Participate in centuries old local traditions by offering alms to Monks and make an offering at a temple

* Gain insight into Buddhism and Dharma at Wat U-Mong

* Experience the practice of ‘making merit’ to the Sangkha or monks at Wat Suan Dok

* Grab a typical northern Thai breakfast

* Ride in a songthaew, an iconic local public bus

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Centrally located hotels in Chiang Mai (located within a 5 km radius of Tapae Gate).
  • Finish:

    Centrally located hotels in Chiang Mai (located within a 5 km radius of Tapae Gate).
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
 
  • Inclusions:

    Local English speaking guide, breakfast, Monk offering, entrance fees, transportation.
  • Exclusions:

    Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for drivers or guide.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher.<br /> If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.

Dress standard

Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.  As this trip visits religious sites, please ensure your knees and shoulders are covered.

Child policy

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.

Language

English

Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour

Itinerary

Get up close and personal with Chiang Mai's Buddhist way of life on this cultural Chiang Mai tour for adventurers and soul seekers.
Start your Chiang Mai tour with a scenic drive in a songthaew - an iconic public bus. As you make your way down Suthep Road, stop by Kad Ton Payom, a flea market well known for its northern Thai cuisine. Afterwards, offer alms to monks to ‘make merit’, then enjoy a traditional style Chiang Mai breakfast.
Next we'll make our way to Wat U-Mong, a 600-year-old temple famed for its large painted pagoda and underground tunnel. Soak up the peaceful atmosphere and perhaps take the opportunity to talk with the abbot about Buddhism and Dharma.
From there, our Chiang Mai tour will pay a visit Wat Suan Dok temple, where you can mingle with monks and learn about their way of life. Take some time out to learn basic meditation, and cap the day off by making an offering to the Sangkha.

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