Start your day early, departing your hotel at 6:00 AM (grab a takeaway breakfast from the hotel). Arrive at the foothill of Doi Suthep Mountain just in time to participate in the serene alms giving ceremony, where monks collect food and everyday items from the locals. Then, ascend the mountain to Wat Doi Suthep, climbing the 309 steps of the Golden Naga staircase to reach its golden pagodas. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Chiang Mai below.
After visiting Doi Suthep, uncover the hidden gem of Chiang Mai, Wat Palad, also known as the Temple below the Temple. This ancient temple holds over 650 years of history. Relish a delicious lunch at Kitti Panit restaurant, featuring authentic Northern-style cuisine. Then, return to your hotel for leisure time.
In the evening, embark on an exciting tuk-tuk adventure to explore Chiang Mai. Your first stop is the vibrant Woraros market, Kad Luang. Savor local delicacies like the famous Northern sausage, Sai Oua, and classic Thai iced tea. Discover the flavors of the local foodie night market, where you can enjoy dishes such as stewed pork leg and the delightful floating lotus dessert, Bua Loi. As the night settles in, your tuk-tuk will comfortably take you back to your hotel, where you can relax and enjoy the rest of the evening.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.