Chiang Mai Trek: Doi Suthep Area w/ Market and Temple Visit
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 4 - 7 hours
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Mr Kam was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. On the tour was myself, my husband and a young man traveler. Nice small group meant it was easy to ask questions. The trek was not an easy trail at times. We’re used to these types of hikes in our Rocky Mountains, so this was not a problem for us but could be problematic if mobility is an issue. We stopped at the lower temple where a monk ordination was taking place. We were then driven up to the top of Doi Suthep where there was a huge complex temple and LOTS of people- praying, giving offerings- obviously a very religious place for Buddhists. Tourism in Thailand is currently low due to COVID2019 and no Chinese tourists being allowed out of China, so this was the first time we saw so many Asians in one place. Lunch padthai was okay. We stopped at a waterfall and dipped our toes in. Water level is really low due to drought conditions. We were grateful to be driven back to our hotel even tho the description said we wouldn’t be.
It was great! Our tour guide Dee was amazing, he speaks english very good, is very knowledgeable and takes photos for you. He even bought fried crickets for us to try (we wanted that lol). Doi Suthep was very peaceful, it's very pleasant to be there instead of busy city. We have even seen the monks and their ceremony. I recommend this trip, especially Dee as a tour guide!
This is tough, but very rewarding. I would highly recommend this to o anyone with a relative fitness level. The trek is through the jungle, up rocks and via temples.
Eager, keen, and always passionate to guide us around. Very attentively coordinated and timely pick up. Enjoyed this trip very much.
Our guide was absolutely great! Great company and great knowledge about the tour and Buddhism