The Lost Treasures of Chiang Mai

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Thailand, Thailand

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Chiang Mai has been the centre for the finest handicraft one can find in Thailand. The source of all these pieces of art is often forgotten as the real communities where traditions and techniques to come to these beautiful souvenirs are left aside.
• Diving deep in the authentic side of arts and crafts
• Gain a back-stage insight in artisan communities
• Watch how families are keeping traditions alive
• Get introduced in the art of handicraft making
• Tour one of the leading museums in Chiang Mai

What's Included

A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.

All applicable taxes and service charges

All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.

Introduction to a lacquerware workshop at a local community

Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)

Transportation by a red cab (local transportation) with professional driver.

What's Not Included

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

Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels

Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.

Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees

Return transfers from / to your booked accommodation from / to the indicated meeting point

Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable

Transfers from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations

Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 9
  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • This tour is operated on private basis with an English-speaking guide only.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to reach the meeting point for this excursion at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of this excursion. Failure to do so may result in 100% cancellation charges / no refunds.
  • 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 excursion does not include return transfers from and to your booked accommodation. Customers are requested to get to the meeting point well ahead in time of the starting time on own arrangement. Should customers prefer to have a pre-arranged transfer
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre
Commencing from a central meeting point in Chiang Mai, your guide for the day will welcome you before starting with the first visit. We first visit the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre; this is the heart of all activities related to the art and cultural scene in northern Thailand.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

After an extensive tour, we head to the Puak Tam Community, situated around Puak Tam Temple. It is a community that produces tired umbrella, long-handed ceremonial umbrella, and brassware. You observe tiered umbrella production at one of the artisan’s houses as well get up and close with producing long brass fingernails for Thai Traditional Dance performances.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Muen San Temple
Continue to the Muen Sarn Community. This community has been recognized as the village where talented silversmiths from the old Lanna period for more than 2 centuries perform their unique skills of making silverware have been passed on generation to generation till today. Explore the community by foot to see lifestyles of the locals and see artisans making silverware in their house.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Wat Nantaram
Before we explore the Nantaram community, we are warmly welcomed by a local family for a very local, yet delicious lunch. The use of freshest ingredients will only be used for a food feast that only local communities can deliver.

After lunch, we head into the community itself. The local artisan group “Professional Lacquerware Group of Nantaram”, situated inside Nantaram Temple, will have tales and stories aplenty about the community and how the group came about as well as their missions and the protection of the craftsmanship that has been inherited from their ancestors. You are welcome to join the group and get your hands on creating your lacquerware. Basic techniques will be used and of course, your result is your own to bring home as a souvenir.

At around 3 pm, we head back to the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre as the final stop of this day.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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