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Mae Ping River Cruise
  • English English
  • 4-5 hours

See a new side of Chiang Mai: enjoy a cruise along the tranquil Mae Ping River. You'll visit the Warorot Market and indulge in the delicious Khao Soi noodle soup. Unmissable!

Mae Ping River Cruise Itinerary

After meeting your guide at 8 am at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel in Chiang Mai city centre, you'll first be taken to Warorot Market, one of the biggest and most historic markets in Chiang Mai. Located in the Chinatown neighbourhood of the city, the diverse stalls sell everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, to jewellery, clothing and amulets.

Hop into a songthaew next, a traditional vehicle used by Chiang Mai residents to travel around the city. You'll use it to get to the Wat Chai Mongkol, a temple on the banks of the Mae Ping River. After exploring the magnificent Buddhist sanctuary, you'll head to the dock, where you'll climb aboard the boat will take you on your cruise up the river.

Mae Ping is one of the largest rivers in northern Thailand, making it invaluable to the people of Chiang Mai. As you sail on the important waterway, you'll discover the tiny rural villages spread along its banks.

You'll make a stop at a farm near the river where fresh fruit and vegetables are grown. Here, after learning all about the traditional techniques used in the area to cultivate crops like rice, you'll be in for a treat. Taste a speciality of the north of Thailand: khao soi, a delicious noodle soup that contains both crunchy and soft noodles in a mouth-wateringly spicy broth.

At the end of your activity, you'll make the return journey back to Chiang Mai.

Minimum age

Please note: children under 6 years old are not permitted on this tour


Per person (over 6 years old)
Boat trip
US$ 54

Boat trip

  • Per person (over 6 years old)

    US$ 54

More Information


4-5 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


English speaking guide.

Boat cruise on Mae Ping River.


Transfers by public transport.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Chiang Mai local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 54
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel.


Non refundable. You may not cancel this activity.