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. The next stop is the stunning 50-meter cascade, Sirithan Waterfall fed by the Mae Klong River.  Next, you’ll 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. The last stop is 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: Doi Inthanon National Park Hiking Tour

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

Spend a day hiking surrounded by beautiful nature at Doi Inthanon National Park. Start with pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai and travel to the park to begin the hike. Hike for a total of 4-kilometers along the Pha Dok Siow nature trail and learn about the flora and fauna of the park with your local guide. Descend through a pine restoration area, a forested valley, and then into farmland before reaching the Karen hill tribe village. Cool off in a refreshing natural swimming pool along the trail and try to spot snakes, lizards, and if you’re very lucky, one of the resident gibbons. Upon reaching the tribal village, enjoy some lunch and a coffee. Visit spectacular waterfall on the way back to the city, capping off a fun day in the beautiful rural landscapes of northern Thailand.

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

3. 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.

Doi Inthanon Private Tour & Soft Hike to Hill Tribe Village

4. 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.

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.

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

6. 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

7. 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

4.5 / 5

based on 374 reviews

Although it was raining all morning the trip was absolutely amazing. Almost no other visitors at the beautiful waterfalls, great coffee at the local native village, and almost private tour through Royal Stupas. Our guide "Paul" and our driver did an excellent job!

Nong was an excellent guide. He has a really positive energy and was always available to answer any questions. By far, the highlights are the waterfalls and the Karen tribe village visit. Overall a great packed day with lots of great memories. Thanks Nong!

Loved this hiking trip. It was mostly downhill, and saw beautiful waterfalls and rice paddys. Our guide was wonderful and we had a delicious ‘Thai Spice’ lunch at the end of the walk.

The tour was led by May. She gave us a lot of information. We were able to try fruits from her homeland that she had brought with her

Entertaining trip to the national park with a good-humoured and knowledgeable tour guide Nong.