Made In Chiang Mai - Authentic Souvenirs Shopping Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8.00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Imperial Maeping Hotel
  • Return Details :
    Drop-off at the central Imperial Maeping Hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Overwhelmed trying to shop in Thailands markets? Let a local guide show you where to buy authentic souvenirs instead of the mass-produced knock-offs littering many market stalls. On this indie-focused shopping tour, youll go deep into modern Thai art and culture, with a visit to an artists village where youll have a chance to make your own souvenir, out of clay or bamboo and chat to local artists and artisans. Well also enjoy a mouth-watering lunch together, visit a historic temple and check out Chiang Mais famous hot springs.

Know More about this tour

Well kick off your Chiang Mai shopping tour the most local way we can: by riding on local transport! In Chiang Mai, the public transit system is a collection of red flatbed trucks (called Songthaew) that ride around town.  Well ride for 45 minutes to Baan Mae-On Tai Sustainable Village, a close-knit community in Sankhamphaeng district  

We will take a short walk to Fah Mai Hand Room House to meet with a local artisan and learn the basics of bamboo weaving. You will have an opportunity to make something with your own design, with the help of your new bamboo weaving friend.  

Next, well check out the processes behind cotton weaving, pottery and natural tie-dying from a local expert before making our way to a workshop that showcases the works of local artists.  

After all that shopping, its time for an injection of culture and history! We will stop at a historic temple which originated from the Chiang Saen kingdom, dating back 600 years. The area is surrounded by ancient kiln sites and lush forest. 

Holy water is next with a visit to the natural springs that locals believe can heal the sick.  

Then were off to an organic farm where we will enjoy a delicious Thai lunch using ingredients sourced from the farm.  

Then well say goodbye to some of the lovely people we have met today and hop back in the car for the 45 minute return journey to Chiangmai City where your tour  will end. Before you go, dont forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay. 

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking guide
    Transportation
    Lunch (Thai food)
    Activity workshop that includes a souvenir to take home (clay work and bamboo weaving)

Exclusions

  • Drinks at lunch
    Souvenirs and personal shopping
    Tips/gratuities for your local guide s and drivers

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

If you wish to visit Wat Rampoeng (a short walk from Baan Kang Wat) to observe the Buddhist Meditation & Learning Centre, please dress conservatively, with your shoulders and knees covered (this is an optional stop on the tour). 

For the massage portion of the tour, please notify us if you suffer from any of the following: high blood pressure, skin disease or long-term muscular pain, or if you have a fever above 38 degrees Celsius or open wounds. If any of these ailments apply to you, a massage is not recommended as it can aggravate these health problems.

Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour.

This tour can be customised to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary needs. 

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.