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 :
    10.00 AM-10.30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    We will meet you at your Chiang Mai hotel, if it's within a 5-kilometre radius of Tapae Gate. If you're outside the 5-kilometre radius, then please meet us at the Imperial Maeping Hotel.  .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Drop-off at hotels within 5km radius of Thapae Gate, or at the central meeting point, 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 artisans village and workshops featuring ceramics, quilt-making, woodworking and more. Enjoy a traditional lunch of curry noodles, then unwind from your day with a one-hour Thai massage at a centre that trains blind locals to become masseuses.

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 (calledsongthaews) that ride around town. Well ride one just the locals do to reach Baan Kang Wat, an artisans village thats considered the hidden gem of Chiang Mai!

Youll get to browse for artwork made by local artists youll find handmade projects such as ceramics, quilts, watercolour paintings, woodwork, terrariums and more. Everything has been made by local Thai people, making for far better souvenirs than the mass-produced knock-offs often found in market stalls! Browse the different workshops and feel free to stop and chat with any of the artisans whose work strikes your fancy.

Well then grab a delicious traditional Thai lunch. Youll get to taste delicacies such as chicken satay with peanut dipping sauce and cucumber salad,khanom cheen(orjeen), which is white noodles with curry, andnaam ngiaw, which is a northern-style, spicy pig blood-based curry. There will also be a selection of herbal drinks with flavours such as lemongrass, Asiatic pea, butterfly pea or orange juice.

After lunch, youll have the option to visit the Northern Insight Meditation Centre of Wat Rampoeng, to see Buddhist monks in meditation. Note that anyone who wishes to visit the centre must be dressed conservatively, with your knees and shoulders covered.

Finally, well finish up our tour at a local charity that trains blind masseuses. Relax and unwind with a one-hour body or foot massage while supporting a program thats giving employment opportunities to blind locals. (Oil and herbal massages are also available for an extra cost.)

Shopped out, fed and stretched, well finish our tour up here. A localsongthaewwill take you back to your hotel or the meeting point, but before you go, be sure to ask your local guide for more tips on what to see and do in Chiang Mai.

Inclusions

  • Local English-speaking guide, Transportation during tour, Entrance fees, Snack and drinks, 1-hour Thai massage

Exclusions

  • Additional food and drinksSouvenirs and personal shoppingAdditional massage treatments,Tips/gratuities for your local guideDriver and masseuse

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.