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Doi Inthanon National Park

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Doi Inthanon National Park Small Group Full Day Tour

1. Doi Inthanon National Park Small Group Full Day Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center for a day to explore one of Thailand’s original national parks and highest mountain, Doi Inthanon.  Perfect for adventurers and culture enthusiasts alike, this tour will feature picturesque landscapes, remote villages, and incredible viewpoints. The first stop is one of the largest and the most beautiful waterfalls in the country, the Wachirathan Waterfall. Over 80 meters high, the power of this waterfall creates a refreshing mist that feeds the surrounding vegetation.  Next, stop at the stunning 50-meter cascade, Sirithan Waterfall, which is fed by the Mae Klong River.  Then, stop at the famous twin pagodas: the Napamatanee Don and Napaphon Bhumisiri. Built for the Royal King and Queen, they are located at the highest point in Thailand.  Round out the tour with a visit to the Karen Tribe locale. Learn a bit about the hill tribes people’s culture and way of life in their village of Sobhad.

From Chiang Mai: Inthanon National Park 9-Hour Group Tour

2. From Chiang Mai: Inthanon National Park 9-Hour Group Tour

Depart Chiang Mai for Doi Inthanon National Park to see Thailand’s highest mountain in the tropical forests south of the city. Go to the highest peak for a panoramic view and pay your respects at the shrine of King Intharawichayanont. Next, enjoy a short hike along the Angkha Natural Trail. See the twin stupas that commemorate the birthday of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit. Go to a local market of the Hmong hill tribe before visiting the Royal Agricultural Research Center, set up to support local projects in place of opium farming. After lunch at a local restaurant, explore the Karen hill tribe village of Mae Klang Luang and get a stunning view of the Vachiratharn Waterfall.

From Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park Full-Day + Hike

3. From Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park Full-Day + Hike

08.00 a.m. Depart 2 hours from Chiang Mai by driving up to mountain Inthanon National Park, where Thailand’s highest mountain. The first stop at the highest spot rises to 2,565 meters above sea level, then takes a short walk around Angka Nature Trail, the rainforest rich with rare flora, animals and birds. Continue by road to visit two pagodas, built in honor of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Thailand on each of their 60th birthdays. Wander at Hmong Market sells its own products, especially vegetables and seasonal fruits. Lunch at The Royal Project restaurant After that, start a 2-hours trek along the Pha Dok Siew Nature Trail. Hike through shady forests and up and down the scenic jungle. Absorb a panoramic view of the rice terrace with the blue color of the sky, especially Sep - Nov. Continue hike to Karen hill tribe village to learn their way of life and upon arrival, wrap up the trip with savor the freshly ground and brewed coffee. 03.30 p.m. Driving 2 hours for returning to the city and drop off.

From Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park Hiking Tour

4. From Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon National Park Hiking Tour

Travel deep into the National Park stopping off at some of the most scenic waterfalls in the region on this one-day Doi Inthanon hiking tour. Experience a gentle 4km hike along a nature trail and learn about the flora and fauna along the way and enjoy the highest point in Thailand. The tour begins with a visit to the summit of Doi Inthanon – the highest spot in Thailand and an area rich in biodiversity and unique flora and fauna. Walk along a short hiking trail on the summit before heading to the start of the main hike. A local guide will take you through a pine restoration area, deep into a wooded valley, and into farmland before reaching the Karen hill tribe village, which was founded 150 years ago. You will get the chance to cool off in a refreshing natural swimming pool along the trail and get the chance to spot snakes, lizards, and if you’re very lucky one of the resident gibbons! Upon reaching the village you will enjoy a local lunch and try a free coffee that is grown in the region. One final waterfall awaits on the way back to the city, beautiful all year round, and caps off a fun sightseeing day.

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep & Inthanon National Park Day Tour

5. Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep & Inthanon National Park Day Tour

Start your day of adventure at 8:00 AM when your private guide and driver picks you up from your hotel. You'll drive through the west of Chiang Mai to the Doi Suthep Temple, the most famous landmark in Chiang Mai and a sacred site among the locals. Thai people say you haven’t truly been to Chiang Mai if you haven't visited Doi Suthep. At the top of the temple, marvel at the shining gold and jeweled pagoda made in the Lanna architecture style. Listen to the chanting of the monks while you admire the panoramic views of the whole city of Chiang Mai from the viewing platform.  Next, you'll head to Doi Inthanon National Park where Thailand's highest peak is located. The area is covered by lush green preserved forests and has become one of the country's best parks. Stop at the halfway point up to the peak where you can admire the beautiful Wachirathan Waterfall and enjoy the flavors the real Thai food for lunch. After lunch, continue the drive up the mountain and enjoy the amazing views along the way. At the summit, visit the King, and Queen Pagoda and the beautiful surrounding gardens.  On the return trip, you'll make a final stop at a local market on the way down the mountain before heading back to your hotel in Chiang Mai.

Doi Inthanon Private Tour & Soft Hike to Hill Tribe Village

6. Doi Inthanon Private Tour & Soft Hike to Hill Tribe Village

Explore Doi Intanon National Park, home to Thailand’s highest peak, on this full-day tour from Chiang Mai. A member of the local Karen hill tribe will be your guide during the hike. Walk through the jungle and spot exotic birds and butterflies. Reach the hill tribe village after about 2 hours of hiking. Drive through Baan Khun Klaang, the largest Hmong community in the park, and then see the King’s royal projects. Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, drive to the summit of the mountain and explore the Ang-Kha Nature Trail. Continue to the twin pagodas built in honor of the King and Queen of Thailand. Admire the royal flower garden surrounding the site.

Tour with Hike in Kiew Mae Pan Natural Trail from Chiang Mai

7. Tour with Hike in Kiew Mae Pan Natural Trail from Chiang Mai

Enjoy a day in nature. Kiew Mae Pan is one of the most scenic natural treasures and beautiful trails in Thailand, where the invigorating, fresh mountain air is waiting to welcome you at Inthanon National Park. This trail is open for visitors from November to May only and it is a very popular hiking trail for locals too. After pick-up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city in the morning, visit Wachirathan Waterfall and Karen Village at Doi Inthanon which is considered as the highest mountain in Thailand. While visiting this village, you will get to taste some fresh coffee right from the plantation. After that, your lunch will be served at the Royal Project Restaurant. Here, produce from the Queen's agricultural projects are transformed into delicious meals. After lunch, you enjoy a truly unique experience by walking 2.5-3 kilometers along Kew Mae Pan Nature trail through the beautiful green forest, passing giant rhododendrons, waterfalls and streams which leads to a cliff where you can enjoy breathtaking mountain views. Then, drive up to the highest peak and take a short stroll along Angka Natural Trail (15-20 minutes). On the way back, stop at Phra Maha Dhatu Nabha Metaneedol and Nabhapol Bhumisiri, more commonly known as the Two Royal Stupas which were built to honor King Bhumibhol and Queen Sirikit of Thailand for their 60th birthdays respectively. Return to Chiang Mai by late afternoon.

Chaing Mai: Private Trekking at Doi Inthanon and Pha Chor

8. Chaing Mai: Private Trekking at Doi Inthanon and Pha Chor

Enjoy a private trekking tour of Doi Inthanon National Park and Pha Chore canyon. Drive to the highest point in Thailand before your guided trek through the natural paths that run along the Pha Dok Soew Waterfall. Drive to Pha Chore and trek to the canyon with time for photos before heading back. Embark on your drive to Doi Inthanon National Park in the morning and find yourself at the highest point in Thailand. Bisit a stupa that contains the famous Chiang Mai King's ashes and admire The King and Queen Pagoda on the drive back down. Arrive at the trekking starting point and begin your guided trek along the Pha Dok Soew Waterfall. Feel the peace as you walk through the pristine nature and take photos as you please. Passby padded fields and try a coffee at Baan Mae Klang Luang. Take a break for lunch before driving to the Pha Chore canyon. Enjoy this mini trek to the great canyon, with time to relax in the area, gaze at the view, and take pictures. Head back to the hotel, rejuvinated and full of new knowledge.

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What people are saying about Doi Inthanon National Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 584 reviews

It was a wonderful experience well-spent with Tim, Torn, and the rest of the passengers. Tim was very knowledgeable and passionate about Chiang Mai’s history, and his enthusiasm touched me and my fiance. We enjoyed the visit to both the Wachirathan and Sirithan waterfall, followed by the twin pagodas and the hill tribe village. Tim made sure that we are well taken care of, and that our belongs are always with us. Grateful to have him as our guide and love his energy and insights shared. Will definitely recommend this tour to anyone else visiting Chiang Mai! :)

It is a nice mix of national park exploration and forest greenery with touristic monuments such as the King and Queen's Pagodas. The latter mark the place (and the activity) remarkably and make this day trip worth doing. Let's not forget the village visit where we have the chance to meet the Karen people.

We both loved the package. It felt very relaxed all day. There was no rushing around. The guide was great, very very friendly and he didn’t overload us with information! We would recommend as we saw things we never would have done if we didn’t do this trip.

Thongjan was an magnificent Guide. He showed us so many things and knew the best places (Thai Starbucks). Once we‘re back in Chiang Mai we‘ll make sure to have him guide us again. Tom is a super funny guy!

Great experience! The mountain is beautiful, full of magic and cultural heritage. Tim was our guide group, very funny and well prepared, without him the tour wouldn’t have been so cool. Thank you!