Gay Travel Thailand: Ping River cruise and Massage
Private guide option includes private car, driver, and English speaking guide beginning on arrival in Bang Pa-in and return to Bangkok,, boat trip, admissions costs, lunch, tax, and service.
The bicycle tour option includes use of a bicycle, helmet, group guide, bottled water, admissions costs, lunch, tax, and service, and return to Bangkok by van.
Not included: beverages, gratuities or items of a strictly personal nature.
A boat trip on the Ping River is an ideal way to spend a relaxing afternoon in Chiang Mai, being nourished by nature and the healing arts of traditional Northern Thai massage.
Your guide will call for you at 1pm and join you for a quiet two-hour cruise up the Mae Ping, Chiang Mai's mother river. Along the way you will pass by scenes of riverside life, rural farms, Thai mansions, ancient trees, and stretches of jungle greenery. The special beauty of Chiang Mai is gradually revealed, presenting many opportunities for photo enthusiasts.
Half way along you can take a short break with a stroll through a small botanical garden featuring plants, herbs and flowers of the North, with English translations and descriptions. Soft drinks and fresh local fruits are provided for refreshment.
What could be a better way to end the afternoon than in the hands of a maw nuat (a traditional "massage doctor")? Spend two hours of heaven enjoying the skills unique to Thai massage, famous for its healthful and cleansing qualities. Begin with a fragrant herbal steam bath, followed by gentle stretching, pressing and kneading of your muscles, vascular and cardinal energy points. Return to your hotel utterly relaxed and energized.