Chiang Dao

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Chiang Dao Nature & Panorama

  • From Chiang Mai: Chiang Dao Valley Kayaking

    1. From Chiang Mai: Chiang Dao Valley Kayaking

    Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Chiang Mai, and then take in stunning views of the countryside as you make your way towards the Chiang Dao mountain and Ping River. Gear up with the provided kayak gear upon arrival, and get basic tuition from an instructor about how to handle the boat on the water. Then, paddle on clear spring waters through the valley, and learn a few new tricks as you are greeted with beautiful vistas at almost every bend in the river. Soak up the relaxed pace of life as you encounter locals making a living by fishing and farming the land on the side of the river. Head back to Chiang Mai and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

  • Chiang Mai: Full-Day of Trekking in Doi Chiang Dao

    2. Chiang Mai: Full-Day of Trekking in Doi Chiang Dao

    Explore the countryside that surrounds Chiang Mai with a full-day trekking experience. Led by an experienced local tour guide, begin the day of adventure with pickup at your hotel in Chang Mai at 8:30 AM. Drive north of the city for half an hour until you reach the start of the trek. Your informative guide will provide facts and stories of the areas you visit. Make a stop at the local market for some fresh fruit and lunch ingredients. Around 10:30 AM, you will start trekking from the base of the mountain. Hike for 2 hours into the leafy green tropical rainforest. Walk through many coffee and tea tree fields, planted by the Lahu tribe villagers. After a scenic walk, you will arrive at a Lahu tribe village where you will enjoy a local lunch. Continue the adventure after your stomach is full, and trek for 1.5 hours until you reach the viewpoint. Take in the beautiful view of the Chiang Da...

  • Chiang Mai: Full-Day Chiang Dao Caving & Jungle Kayaking

    3. Chiang Mai: Full-Day Chiang Dao Caving & Jungle Kayaking

    Drive high up into the Northern Thai Jungle, to the Chiang Dao Valley and to the Mae Ping river. This creek-like river winds itself through the bamboo jungle and gives an intimate view of Northern Thai wilderness.  Then, embark on a kayaking trip, where undisturbed woods, overgrown banks with fallen trees and the shade from overhanging trees provide a unique environment as you navigate the task at hand. Abundant bird life, jumping fish and mysterious sounds from the forest accompany the journey.To complete this wonderful kayaking experience, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant or riverside.  Next, tackle Chiang Dao Cave, the most prominent cave system in Northern Thailand. Spend approximately 1 hour following a local guide through the side arms with headlamps and flashlights until joining the main route into well-lit caverns. Marvel at the Buddhist shrines and see the numerous bats that ...

    I liked the kayaks very much. Beautifull views, tranquile, you are pedalling by yourslef all the way (the kayaks are personal, not for pairs). Has a bit of asrenalin, but not too complex to handle. The cave was less intersting.

  • From Chiang Mai: Chiang Dao Cave Trekking Full-Day Tour

    4. From Chiang Mai: Chiang Dao Cave Trekking Full-Day Tour

    Get picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center and head off on a day trip to Chiang Dao. Begin with a visit to the Chiang Dao Cave (Wat Tham Chiang Dao), which is without a doubt one of the area's most fascinating sites. Five limestone caverns invite visitors to uncover the beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, Buddha statues, and offerings from faithful pilgrims. After paying a small entrance fee, the tour begins through a system of interconnected caverns extending over seven miles into the heart of the mountain. Expect cooler air in here, although hot days may create humid conditions at times. Some of the caves are illuminated by electric lights. Here you'll find Buddha statues, including a 13-foot reclining one. Don’t miss the row of five seated Buddhas in the first cavern, which many travelers find particularly impressive. After the cave adventure, the next stop is the Chian...

    It was quiet season so I got driven there by myself in a private guide the guides name was called Sunny who is as very professional - he called the day before to make sure everything was ok and even spoke to my hotel to make sure I got the message - he was there on time in the morning and very helpful through out the day - top guide!!

Other Sightseeing Options in Chiang Dao

Want to discover all there is to do in Chiang Dao? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Chiang Dao

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Danae looked after us very well from the beginning to the end of the day! Almost no tourists. Excursions without dead time. Accompaniment to pampering, and kindness. The good surprise was the sending of the photos of the day by email at the end of the day. I recommend this activity :) and thank you again to our instructor Danae. Mathieu, Diane, Romain

Nicy was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. I had a great time asking all kind of question, which she answers for. The cave was beautiful and a great possibility to escape noisy Chiang Mai.

what a wonderful experience, I had so much fun I would do it again and again and would recommend everyone to do it. fascinating caves and beautiful jungle. And the guide is a good laugh too.

This was a highlight of my trip to Chang Mai. The guide was very dedicated and gave a lot of interesting information. I also got helped with getting some nice pictures!

It was really fun. The guide give us good explanation about everything we visit. You must do this activity while you are in Chiang Mai. A+ for the guide.