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  • Address: Chiang Mai, Thailand
The Mae Ping River cuts through Chiang Mai just a few blocks east of the old city and night market. In central Chiang Mai the banks of the river have been developed and are home to hotels, open-air restaurants, and bars, while in the countryside the river retains its natural charms. The ancient city of Wiang Kum Kam is also set on the banks of the Mae Ping River south of Chiang Mai.

Sight-seeing tours and dinner cruises along the Mae Ping River available. For the more adventurous, kayaking and rafting trips can be arranged.

Practical Info

The Mae Ping River flows through Chiang Mai just east of the city center. From Chiang Mai it continues south and joins the Chao Phraya River near Bangkok before emptying into the Gulf of Thailand.

The Mae Ping River has a history of breaching its banks and has caused severe flooding in Chiang Mai as recently as 2011.

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Full Day Elephant Ride and Rafting Adventure Combo from Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, null
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Full Day Elephant Ride and Rafting Adventure Combo from Chiang Mai

With this adventure combo, you will have an unforgettable experience as you cross a river on the back of an elephant and then it’s the thrill of class 3 drop ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Dao, Thailand
Duration: Flexible

From USD $156.00
1 Day Bike and River Kayak Adventure from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

1 Day Bike and River Kayak Adventure from Chiang Mai

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Explore the Mae Ngat Valley farmland and villages and take an amazingly peaceful kayak trip into the Mae Taeng Forest Reserve. With hotel transfers, lunch, ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.75
Full-Day Leisure River Kayaking into Mae Taeng Forest Reserve from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Kayaking ... 
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Full-Day Leisure River Kayaking into Mae Taeng Forest Reserve from Chiang Mai

Join this 1-day leisure river kayaking, perfect for beginners, through the Mae Ngat Valley into the Mae Taeng Forest Reserve accompanied by ample bird ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.75
Scorpion Tailed River Cruise in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Scorpion Tailed River Cruise in Chiang Mai

4 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

This 90-minute Scorpion Tailed River Cruise focuses on the history of the Ping River in Chiang Mai with commentary provided by a Ping River historian. Enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $14.81
Full-Day Kayaking River Trip Northern Thailand Jungle from Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Day Cruises
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Full-Day Kayaking River Trip Northern Thailand Jungle from Chiang Mai

Join this day trip kayaking the jungles of Northen Thailand was once just reserved to hunters, gatherers and local fishermen. We are pleased to enter the river ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.75
Chiang Mai Rafting and Cycling Adventure, Chiang Mai, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Chiang Mai Rafting and Cycling Adventure

Embark on a 12.4mi (20km) ride through the verdant landscape of Mae Taeng on quiet secret trails and scenic back country roads of Chiang Mai. After some short ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.10
Chiang Mai: Mae Ping River Cruise Flower Market and Temples Tour, Chiang Mai, White Water Rafting & ... 
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Chiang Mai: Mae Ping River Cruise Flower Market and Temples Tour

Enjoy a boat ride along the Ping River with a stop at a Thai farmer's house for refreshments. Check out the local flower market, then visit the temple of Wat ...  Read more

Location: Mueang Chiang Mai District, Thailand
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.46
1-Day Happy Elephant Camp Training Course, Chiang Mai, Day Cruises
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1-Day Happy Elephant Camp Training Course

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 88 Reviews

Spend a lovely day with happy elephants in natural surroundings as you help the mahouts in the daily care of these majestic animals. You will get to know the ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $72.56
Chiang Mai Paradise Full-Day Cycling Adventure, Chiang Mai, Nature & Wildlife
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Chiang Mai Paradise Full-Day Cycling Adventure

Enjoy an 8-hour adventure cycling through the South-Eastern part of Chiang Mai to explore Thai culture. You will ride through small communities, meet the ...  Read more

Location: Pa Daet, Thailand
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.20
Best of Chiang Mai by Bicycle, Chiang Mai, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Best of Chiang Mai by Bicycle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

Set off on a memorable and informative tour of Chiang Mai's most interesting sights and beyond the city walls to see temples, markets and the best attractions ...  Read more

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.62

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