A Venerable Meeting with a Monk

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: Thailand, Thailand

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Guided by the principles of the Lord Buddha, monks form one of the corner stones of Thai society. We give visitors an insight in the serene, simple lifestyle at a leading Chiang Mai temple as you converse with a monk about the matters of life in Thailand.

• Witness the vastness of Chiang Mai atop Suthep Hill
• Find yourself at peace at a renowned forest temple
• Be inspired by the words of a leading monk
• Learn about the Buddhist principles at Wat Suan Dok
• Return transfers from and to your hotel are included

What's Included

A half day tour (afternoon only) with a professional English-speaking guide.

All applicable taxes and service charges

All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.

Joint chat session with a leading monk at Wat Suan Dok

Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.

What's Not Included

Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point

Cable cart ride from and to Doi Suthep

Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.

Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program

Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated

Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations

Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description

Travel insurance coverage for customers highly recommendable)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Please dress respectfully by wearing clothing that cover up to the ankles and shoulders, avoid wearing clothing with bright, fluorescent colours of any kind, obscene prints or pictures, beach wear or strapless sandals / flip flops. Failure to comply may r
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The monk chat session may be a joint session at the Wat Suan Dok and is on English only.
  • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Chiang Mai
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for children under the age of 12. Families with children under this age may be denied participating based on the terms and conditions of this tour.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply.
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Chiang Mai areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Mae Rim, Hang Dong, Doi Saket, Mae Taeng and Chiang Mai International Airport are excluded and suppl
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
This afternoon-only tour commences with an air-conditioned transfer with private guide and driver from your accommodation to the Wat Prathat Doi Suthep. This temple (Wat means temple) is to Chiang Mai what St. Peter's Cathedral is to Rome - it's a must-see. Regarded as the most sacred temple in northern Thailand, located high on Doi Suthep Hill, 1676 metres above sea level and overlooking Chiang Mai, this landmark of immense importance is home to numerous Buddha images, murals and sweeping views across the region down below. Like any respectable visitor, climbing a 306-step staircase to be rewarded by the sight of the temple's golden spire, and a birds-eye view of the city below is upping up the ante when reaching the top.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Pha Lat
On the way back down Suthep Hill, we enter the serene complex of Wat Pha Lat, constructed in the heart of the forest and with the soothing sounds of crashing water of a nearby waterfall; it aims to set the tone for a moment of peace.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Suan Dok
Finally, we enter the compound of the Buddhist University of Chiang Mai Campus and the Wat Suan Dok. This educational centre forms the foundation for Buddhism and Culture in the region and it is here where you will be having the opportunity to chat with a monk (English speaking only). Topics such as the Thai way of life, Buddhist ethics and Thai culture will pass the revue as your interaction with these representatives of the Buddhist faith tells guests their views on what is important.

After this enlightened conversation, it is time to head back to your Chiang Mai hotel where we schedule to arrive at around 6:30 pm.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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