Before the days of tuk tuks, locals got around by using “samlors” or three-wheeled bicycle rickshaws pedalled by a driver with a seat for two in back. Today, most of the samlor drivers in Chiang Mai are elderly men who have been plying their trade for decades. They are now united in an association that has regular meetings and is trying to help preserve samlors as part of Chiang Mai’s cultural heritage.
Join us in either one of these unique tours on three wheels to see the city from a different perspective and help support the drivers.
Our Chiang Mai Temple tour takes you to the most famous and some less visited temples located within the moat of the Old City. Visit the famous temples of Wat Laam Chang, Wat Chiang Man and Wat Phrasing followed by the lesser known but very much worth visiting Wat Phuak Hong and Wat Phuak Team. Continue on to a surreal garden filled with terra cotta statues and the Chiang Mai Gate Market before visiting the impressive Wat Chedi Luang and wooden Wat Phantao. The 5-hour tour ends at Tha Pae Gate with a transfer back to your hotel and is available in the morning and afternoon every day except for Sundays.
This leisurely 5-hour tour will take you to visit the historic Wat Ket neighbourhood. East of the Ping River, this is the area where foreigners were first allowed to settle in the early days and is home to a number of historical and heritage sites. Visit the San Pakoy, Wororot and Ton Lamyai markets before crossing the iconic Iron Bridge and recently re-opened Chansom Memorial footbridge. A stop at the Wat Ket Museum offers an eclectic mix of exhibits as well as many old pictures of Chiang Mai. Finally, visit the unique Wat Buparam and riverside Mahawan temple before finishing the tour at Tha Pae Gate and transferring back to your hotel. The tour is available in the morning and afternoon everyday except for Sundays.
Our Chiang Mai Silver tour takes you to through the backroads of Chiang Mai, past the old outer City Wall to the Wualai neighbourhood where silversmiths and laquerware artisans began settling 200 years ago. Visit the Nantharam, Muensan and Srisuphan Temples before entering the Old City of Chiang Mai. Stop at a dreamy garden filled with elaborate terra cotta statues and the Chiang Mai Gate Market before finishing the 4-hour tour as Tha Pae Gate. The tour is available both in the morning and the afternoon.