Scorpion tailed river cruise

Scorpion tailed river cruise

Cruising down the Ping River with the Chiang Mai’s unique boats seeing an old town heaven.

Since “Scorpion-Tailed boats “ were used for king’s Chiang Mai and after that served as cargo boats sailing between the northern region and Bangkok. Almost a century that they disappeared from the river when the northern railway-route arrived at Chiang Mai.Today they brought back to life to serve tourists cruising and show historial along the Ping River

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Infant F.O.C,NO seat,no meals
  • Child rate applies only when come with 2 paying adults
  • Children hight from 120 cm.charge as adult price ,please check the height scale at the port.
  • Children under 120 cm.charge 12 AUD.(seat,and meal same as adult.)

The things you’ll love

Unique Chiang Mai boat and show tourists with history of the Ping river the main transport in the old ,just have only here Scorpion tailed river cruise!

Accommodation Type



1 People

1 Day 1 Person

From$19 AUD/Package



  • Cruise with commentary by historian Guide
  • Thai desserts (yellow mango with sticky rive and juice)


Day 1:

Duration : 1.30 hrs.
Time services⏰: 9.00A.M. /11A.M./1P.M./ 3P.M. /4.30 P.M.

Boat start from Scorpion-Tailed-boat landing opposite Srikhong temple next to Nakorn Ping Bridget CharoenRad Rd,.and cruise down on the way has local guide will show you about history along the Ping river and boat will stop at organic garden in here tourists will know about various topical plans and we will serve with sticky rice with yellow mango and get back to the same boat landing.

In the boat trip tourists are given a brief about the historical background of the boat.The river cruise offers lively picturesque of several historical places along the riverbanks, such as:a white chedi that locals call Gew in front of the municipality,a girdered-footbridge sapan the river between the oldest trader community of Wat Gate and Warorot Market,The Chiang Mai’s oldest shopping center.The Chang pier(where hundreds of elephants were used it haul logs from the river in the old days),site of the first city’s : First bridge, First Christian church, First post office, and many more attractions including lifestyles of the local people who lived along the both sides of the river.

Scorpion Tailed Boat will return at Phya Kum Dam, cruise up in the same way and stop break and relax at the Boat village set in tropical fruits garden by riverside, sticky rice with yellow and fruit juice shall be served for free here.

During the trip,the tourists can experience the atmosphere of the past, learn the story of the banks of the river, hear some of the clever fishing techniques of local fishermen, and see pictures from a century ago until the present, all explained by staff who specialized Chiang Mai river cruise in this field.