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Wat Doi Suthep+Wat Phalat: Amazing Sunrise, Alms to Monks & Stunning city views

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Wat Doi Suthep+Wat Phalat: Amazing Sunrise, Alms to Monks & Stunning city views

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Beat the crowds and see a spectacular sunrise from one of Chiang Mai’s highest points during an early-morning tour to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. This unique tour offers you the chance to experience an alms-giving ceremony in the early morning and explore the famous temple without daytime crowds. Plus, a former-monk guide provides insight into Thai culture and the Buddhist religion.
  • Experience Wat Phra That Toi Suthep without the crowds on an early-morning tour
  • See an alms-giving ceremony that most first-time visitors miss
  • Benefit from the insider knowledge of a former monk
  • Enjoy a delicious Thai breakfast and visit a hidden jungle temple
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Local Breakfast ( Khao Soi or other local Thai breakfast )
All fees
Bottled water
Professional Experienced TAT Tourist guide.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Flexible for party needs
VIP. Air-con. Car / Van
Gratuities
Tip or other personal expenses

Departure Point

Chiang Mai, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand

We will come and pickup clients at their places ( resort hotels , home stay or guesthouse. ( PLEASE, TELL US YOUR PLACE NAMES AND ADDRESS )

Departure Time

5:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

Chiang Mai, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand

We will come and pickup our clients at their places ( resorts, hotels , home stay or guesthouse. ( PLEASE, TELL US YOUR PLACE NAMES AND ADDRESS )

Departure Time

5:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is formal ( Must be long pants or long skirt for temple visit in Thailand )
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Off the beaten track tours.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Wat Doi Suthep+Wat Phalat: Amazing Sunrise, Alms to Monks & Stunning city views?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Wat Doi Suthep+Wat Phalat: Amazing Sunrise, Alms to Monks & Stunning city views.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Wat Doi Suthep+Wat Phalat: Amazing Sunrise, Alms to Monks & Stunning city views?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Wat Doi Suthep+Wat Phalat: Amazing Sunrise, Alms to Monks & Stunning city views.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Wat Doi Suthep+Wat Phalat: Amazing Sunrise, Alms to Monks & Stunning city views?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Wat Doi Suthep+Wat Phalat: Amazing Sunrise, Alms to Monks & Stunning city views.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wat Doi Suthep+Wat Phalat: Amazing Sunrise, Alms to Monks & Stunning city views?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Wat Doi Suthep+Wat Phalat: Amazing Sunrise, Alms to Monks & Stunning city views.

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  • "Sunrise is a fantastic time to go to Doi Sudep: no crowds, see the sun rise, view the temple in the dark and after sunrise, see monks chanting and an Alms giving-ceremony." See review
  • "There were so many different experiences in this one tour - worth every penny." See review

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star-5
A beautiful and serene experience
Po_T
, Nov 2021
Words can't describe how much I enjoyed this experience! I was the only person on the tour since Thailand was just starting to open up to tourism, so it was a super personal one-on-one experience. My guide Tom was an ex-monk and you can tell how knowledgable, humorous, and kind he is by the stories he tells, all the people (and dogs!) he knows and greets at each temple, and the way he treats people and places with the utmost respect. It was a good balance between learning from his wealth of knowledge and experiences (not just Buddhism/monk life, but also comparing that to other religions around the world), and just taking in the serenity of the place. Sunrise/early morning is definitely the time to visit! Also, since I was the only person on the tour and had asked if I could get dropped off at the airport, Tom graciously offered to accompany me beyond the official tour itinerary just to help me kill some time before my flight. We went to two additional temples and walked around the nature trails where we saw deer and fed fish :)
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Dear Customer Thank you very much for your kind review. We are happy and appreciated to be your guide on that morning. We set up this program to fit what the most other tourists miss and fit time before they leave beautiful Chiangmai. Any other help in the future .pleade.let is know. Thank you for such a nice and kind review. . Regards.Sipohn
star-5
Blessed by the monks
Bernice
, Apr 2020
Amazing amazing one of the best tours ever guide was great friendly and informative. I found the whole thing quite spiritual and overwhelming would definitely recommend without a doubt...
star-5
Great views
Surj1
, Mar 2020
Guide was amazing. I think his name was Non. The sunrise is so worth seeing. Get this added to your plans.
star-5
Best guide
Lisa_M
, Mar 2020
On time every step of the way. My guide was top rate, knowledgeable, managed a diverse group with style and patience. Truly a top box experience.
star-5
Must-Do Activity in Chiang Mai
Toya_T
, Feb 2020
I am so happy that I took this tour. It is such an experience. The tour company picked me up on time from my hotel and we arrived at the temple before the sunrise. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the temples we visited and about the history of Buddhism. We pretty much had the temple to ourselves and was able to tour the temple without issues. We were able to sit on a buddhist lesson between a monk and monks in training. We were also able to give alms to a monk and receive a blessing. After that, we watched the sunrise over Chiang Mai. It is a great view of the city. Then we visited two more temples, including the hidden temple (with its resident peacock). At the end, we had a traditional thai breakfast at a local restaurant.
star-5
Awesome Sunrise Experience at Doi Suthep
John_H
, Feb 2020
Incredible experience. It was so peaceful being in the temple at sunrise and listening to the monks perform their morning chants. One really is swept up with the atmosphere. There is nothing like it and it is an experience everyone should try.
star-5
Worth the early start
May_C
, Feb 2020
Worth getting up early for! Highly recommend going before the crowds arrive. Our former monk guide was fantastic and very knowledgable. So glad I booked this tour as it was one of the highlights from my Chiang Mai trip.
star-5
Morning Blessing by Monk
Jason
, Feb 2020
This is an early start but worth it for beating the crowds and getting to experience the Monks morning start in a Temple. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate and gave us a good perspective on a Monks life.
star-5
Amazing Morning Away From Chiang Mai
ellenabonanno
, Feb 2020
Had such a wonderful time on this tour! Perfect morning away from the crowds in Chiang Mai. We were there before sunrise & the other groups, got to interact personally with the monks, visit the secret temples, and have a great breakfast! Would highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Seeing the sunrise
Sav_S
, Feb 2020
Amazing tour, such a beautiful view and temple! The guide was awesome, learnt a lot and explored some stunning places.

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