Full Day Along The Ping River To Lamphun From Hotel In Chiang Mai City Only (TTBK02): Our tour starts in Ban Khanomtom in Saraphi, a district about 12 kms outside of Chiang Mai where your bike will be waiting. We will brief you on the upcoming tour whilst you enjoy refreshment. Then it’s time to start cycling!¡
The area we will pass through is a very fertile area due to its proximity to the river. Virtually everything grows here. You will see lots of fruit trees and taste some of the fruit in season. Longan plantations, in Thai called Lamyai, dominate this area. We will cycle through endless plantations.
We will stop several times along the way and meet local people. We will stop at local temples and markets. Before noon we reach Lamphun, the former capital of the Haripunchai kingdom where we make a stop at Ku Chang, the burial site of Queen Chamathewi’s favorite war elephant. Next stop will be an interesting textile museum. We will have a wonderful Khao Soi lunch opposite the museum before continuing to Wat Pra That Haripunchai, Lamphun’s most famous temple.
We also stop at the Doll Museum in San Patong, a very particular museum where you will find handmade dolls in traditional costumes from all around Thailand.
From here we make our way back to Saraphi. We cycle through extensive rice fields until we meet the Ping River. Via a different route we cycle back to Ban Khanomtom where you can enjoy refreshment and sit down for a moment before heading back to the hotel in Chiang Mai.
Pick up/Meeting point: Hotel's lobby inside Chiang Mai city only.
Duration: 8.5 hours.
Pick-up time: At 8.30am.
Drop-off time: 5pm
Others: Experienced bicycle guide, good quality 24 gear Trek mountain bikes, helmet, transportation per songtaew, drinking water, snacks, lunch, insurance, entrance fees and light poncho in the rainy season included.