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Mae Ping River Cruise

133, Charoenprathet Road | Changklan, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
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Relaxing Cruise

This hour or so cruise up the Ping River was relaxing with interesting views of palatial homes... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mwcw
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new mexico
Enjoyable couple of hours

Nice to get away for a couple of free hours cruising the Ping River. Pick up and drop off from your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer D
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Western Australia, Australia
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Leave from the jetty at Wat Chai Mongkol and travel north out of the city. The river soon shows its true rural identity as city bridges pass from view and are replaced by scenes of wide water stretching from green tree-lined bank to bank. Kids play, daring each other to swing through an old motor tyre and plunge into the cool river below.Smiles,Yells,And the boat chugs on to reach its destination point,the "Thai Farmer's house "Agriculture remains Thailand's largest source of income and here the vistor can discover the basic elements-rice local herbs, fruits,fishing-all thriving in a chemical-free environment.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good33%
  • Average27%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“farmers house” (15 reviews)
“herb farm” (11 reviews)
“fruit platter” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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133, Charoenprathet Road | Changklan, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This hour or so cruise up the Ping River was relaxing with interesting views of palatial homes, hotels, sand shantys existing side by side. We stopped at an organic farm which really wasn't much. Our guide pointed out various herbs used for medicinal purposes which...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to get away for a couple of free hours cruising the Ping River. Pick up and drop off from your hotel. Cruise to herb garden and a lovely refreshing juice and fresh fruit. A delightful peaceful area.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't feel like there was a whole lot to see on this muddy river cruise. Could understand the enthusiastic guide very well. Not a lot to see at the farmer's house. Did enjoy the drink.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

It was my Wifes Birthday last week and I wanted something special for her. She has had Major Spinal Surgery, which did not go well. So Bungy Jumping is out. I looked through many reviews on Ping River Cruises, These were daytime cruises, the results...More

Thank TigerLoverBrett
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Phaduung N, General Manager at Mae Ping River Cruise, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much too. We have the good time to see you & your wifes too . Hope see you next time,take care.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We had a day without any organized trips so we decided to take the 2 hour boat trip down the river which runs by our hotel. It was very relaxing and the cool breeze was very pleasant then stopping at the Thai farm house where...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We went on this trip as a spur of the moment thing. There is not much to see on the 8km up to the farm and at the farm the boat driver takes you round showing the plants and herbs which is very informative. The...More

Thank Scott F
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Wife and I did the Ping River tour just to see something different. It was interesting but not fantastic. The Boatman was quite good at telling you various sites on the way along the river. We stopped at a farm where we were all given...More

Thank daviePerth
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We enjoyed the boat trip down the river ..it really did show you the two sides of life in Chiang Mai . The snack at the famers house was nice & a few of the things that we saw were interesting. However there really was...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

The cruise costs 550 baht and takes you 8km up the Mae Ping (Ping River) to the Baan Choa Na Farmer’s House for a drink and fruit platter. The size of the boat depends on the number of tourists. Interesting view of Chiang Mai from...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

This was a two hour river cruise which took you to a ‘farmers house’. Being on the river was quite interesting as you see the city from a different perspective. The boat is very basic and could do with new seat covering. The farmers house...More

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Response from Sue F | Reviewed this property |
In regards to the Mae Ping River Cruise, we just turned up at the wharf, We too, were a party of 4, and they accommodated us on the very next cruise leaving. Our party included 2 seniors, 1 adult and a 6 year old. Each of... More
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