Pure Couleur Locale in Chiang Mai

Pure Couleur Locale
in Chiang Mai

As much as Chiang Mai is developing, people tend to stay true to their heritage, traditions
and cultural beliefs. When you’re interested in getting away from modern life,
head with us by boat and Samlor around Chiang Mai for a view on local life.


Filling voids in the pursuit of touching, exploring, and sniffing the local ambience of Thailand’s second-largest city, a blissful approach on how to approach Chiang Mai from an authentic perspective is outlined in this well-balanced touring option.

A definition of ‘where others turn left, we turn right” comes together in an abundance of colours, flavours and rhythms with a Thai smile. Teeming with life from early morning until late night, an unmissable approach for even the more seasoned Thailand traveller has resulted in this couleur locale venture. Chiang Mai is explored from surprising angles through its commercial character and equally-interesting flowing waterway.


Pure Couleur Locale in Chiang Mai

08:30 - 12:00
13:30 - 17:00

Chiang Mai life from the river takes on a completely new persona once you had a taste of the city. The Rose of the North’s Mae Ping River splits the modern part with the more local side where temples, old wooden houses and local communities still thrive. We proceed straight from your hotel in downtown Chiang Mai to the Chaimongkol Docking Area of a gentle 45-minutes cruise over the Mae Ping River. Slowly navigating the river, you will see traditional wooden houses interspersed with modern residences, colourful scenery and witness the lifestyle of the local people. Life from the water will give you a different perspective on another side of Chiang Mai.

After this refreshing start of the morning, we head by local ‘samlor’ (a local bicycle taxi) to Chiang Mai’s oldest and largest market – the Warorod Market. With our guide, we wander along with the stalls where trade still goes on like the good old days. One will not only find fruit, flowers, vegetables and spices here but plenty of other goods and perhaps you may walk into a nice souvenir. The market is a beehive of activity round the clock, whether opting for an early morning visit or preferring an afternoon peek in local trading techniques, Warorod does not disappoint.

There will be plenty to see and do at the market, but unfortunately, this half-day tour may come to an end way too soon. We head back to your hotel by air-conditioned transportation after getting a 3.5-hour taste of local life in the Rose of the North




  • A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Samlor ride and boat trip during the tour


  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • 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
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • 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 supplementary charges apply.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • 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.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • 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 responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • 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.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • 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.
  • 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 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • 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.


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