Tour Category


Chiang Mai Private Tours:

CGDT002 Full Day Chiang Mai City Insight Tour

- by local transport



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1,150 - 3,300


See Chiang Mai like a local as you will visit the main city sights by public transport


An early wake up call will be needed as we will be up and about with the city monks on their daily ,early morning alms rounds! You will be picked up at your hotel by the Curious Gecko guide and will travel by local transport the short distance to the local market where we will purchase some suitable alms supplies for the monks. We will then proceed to the old part of the city (or the Kruba Srivichai Monument) where you can have the opportunity in joining the alms giving to the monks. The monks rely on the the alms for their basic food needs and in return the alms giver gets a blessing from the monk. Following the early morning alms giving we will make at trip to Doi Suthep temple. Doi Suthep is without a doubt Chiang Mai's most famous temple and sitting on the mountain side of Doi Pui it affords some spectacular views across the city of Chiang Mai. The winding road is 18km to the base of the temples, from here it is recommended to take the 304 steps of the Naga staircase to the temple itself. Following Doi Suthep we will proceed back down the mountain to take a local breakfast Thai style! a couple of early morning temple visits will follow. Your transport during the morning session of the tour will be using what is locally available, (mostly tuk tuk and songtaew) your guide will escort you to visit Wat Phra Singh, this is probably the most import  old city temple and is always busy with locals paying their respects to one of the many Buddha images situated in the various buildings here. We will them move on to Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai's largest Chedi and once its tallest structure and the final temple will be Wat Si Suphan, this small temple has been adorned with silver work which is very typical of the area that this temple is situated in. Following the temples we will head for the local market where you can take the opportunity to try some local street food and visit the cities busiest and largest local fresh and dry foods market. the tour will end around 2:00pm and we will escort you back to your hotel.


If you prefer this tour can be carried out with air-conditioned vehicle and driver if you do not want to take the local transport


• Pick up at your Chiang Mai Hotel 6:00am
• Early Morning Alms giving to monks
• Visit Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep (Temple)
• Breakfast
• Visit Wat Phra Singh
• Visit Wat Chedi Luang
• Visit Wat Si Suphan
• Visit Warorot Market
• Local snacks/street food
• Return to your hotel approximately 2:00pm


Child Discounts

Child below 130cm tall

250 baht discount for each child

Infant (24 months and below)


This tour includes:
• Licensed English speaking tour guide
• Transportation costs
• All listed activities
• All entrance fees
• Pick up and drop off at your hotel

This tour excludes:
• Alms (food donation for monks )
• Option - Lift to temple 50 baht/person (if you do not want to climb the steps)
• Option - private air-conditioned transport 1800 baht/group (up to 9 persons)


Private tour: Departures on any date to suit your own schedule & no minimum requirement of persons
Private Tour
This tour is a private tour. We will run this tour exclusively for yourself and your group of family or friends
This tour is operated by Curious Gecko. Curious Gecko is Blugecko's own tour operation subsidiary. Blugecko is the parent company of Curious Gecko


This tour is conducted as a privately escorted tour only you will be supplied with your own tour guide . Sorry there are no group departures for this programme.

On this tour you will not be supplied with air-conditioned transport but will make use of Chiang Mai's public transport options (including tuk tuks and songtaews (red trucks). Please be a bit flexible and be prepared to walk short distances. The reason for using public transport is to give you a deeper insight into the city of Chiang Mai.

If you prefer to do this tour in an air conditioned vehicle then it can be arranged (extra charge applies) please let us know on the booking form.

Please be ready and waiting in the lobby of your hotel before the pick up time specified on your booking confirmation. Please specify your hotel and its address on the booking form. If you do not have a hotel booked we can still process your booking but please inform us of your hotel at least 3 days prior to departure. For private tours we can arrange transfers to and from all hotels (an extra charge will usually be incurred for outlying hotels). If there are any issues with your specified hotel we will inform you before we ask for payment and process your booking.

This is a full day tour and no accommodation is provided. Blugecko can arrange your Chiang Mai hotel if required

This tour is conducted with an English speaking guide. The guides will be TAT licensed (Tourist Authority of Thailand)

A limited amount of accident insurance is provided to cover some medical bills in case of an injury but it is advised that you have your own comprehensive accident insurance.

Dress Codes and what to wear

• The Northern Thailand climate is hot all year round. Wear light, cool clothes: Shorts (or long pants if you prefer), T shirt and a sun hat are ideal attire.

• On this tour you will be visiting Buddhist temples, respectful and neat dress is always appreciated at temples, please wear knee length shorts and a shirt which covers your shoulders

• Please be prepared for the occasional shower, luckily in Chiang Mai rainfall is mostly confined to short showers rather than prolonged rainfall. A lightweight easily packable raincoat is an ideal precaution

• No swim wear is required on this tour

Exertion levels are light on this tour with a few short walks between attractions. There are steps and slopes

Breakfast will be provided on this tour after the visit to Doi Suthep. Lunch is not included on this tour but we will aim to get you back to your hotel by 2:00pm

There is no compulsory tipping. Tipping is at your own discretion and choice, but if you felt that you were served by the guide and driver well during your trip any extra income is gratefully received.