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Morning Buddhist Almsgiving and Temples Tour in Chiang Mai

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    What to Expect
    Meet your private guide upon hotel pickup in Chiang Mai in the early morning, and travel by air-conditioned minivan to Mt Suthep where you’ll join local Buddhist devotees in almsgiving. Your guide helps you fill the monks’ alms bowls with rice as they make their daily procession. 

    Re-board the minivan to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a Buddhist monastery where you’ll disembark to climb the 309 steps of the Golden Naga staircase. Reaching the top, admire the golden pagodas, a magnificent Emerald Buddha replica and the vista over Chiang Mai.

    Your next stop includes a walk through mysterious tunnels leading to the 14th-century Wat Umong. During a private blessing ceremony with resident Buddhist monks, soak up the ambient sounds of chanting amid flickering candles and the scent of incense.

    Finally, sate your appetite with a classic northern Thai dish called khao soy, which is made with coconut milk, crispy noodles and plenty of spices. After this savory breakfast, you’re delivered back to your hotel in Chiang Mai.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please Note: Surcharges apply for pickup and/or drop-off from hotels out of Chiang Mai City Centre.
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Alms for monks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off Hotel (free pick up within the city center of Chiang Mai, for hotels located outside of the city center an additional transfer charge will be applied, you will be contacted directly for the exact amount depending on the location of your hotel)
    • Khao Soy noodle lunch
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entry/Admission - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
    • Entry/Admission - Wat Umong
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • It is recommended to pack a breakfast or snack to eat until lunchtime
    • Please Note: This tour may be operated by a multilingual guide, however language options are subject to availability and will cost an additional surcharge. Please contact the tour operator directly prior to tour departure
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Please note that dress codes are conservative for this tour; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The tour was incredible and offered a lot of places & great information. Our tour guide was Pee Yo & he was excellent. He was on time, knowledge and just amazing. At the end he took us to eat khao soi that was the best. I would recommend the tour and will for sure book another
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    We had the best time and learned so much from this tour. Highly recommend! The morning blessing is such a neat experience. Our tour guide was so kind and took the time to educate us. Book this.
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 5h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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