Doi Inthanon National Park

Private Tour | Birdwatching tours in Doi Inthanon & North Thailand


Being one of the top birding locations in Thailand and mainland Southeast Asia, with some historical and accidental records including, around 500 bird species have been recorded in Doi Inthanon National Park. 

Some of the bird species in the country that are only recorded from Doi Inthanon are; ashy-throated leaf warblers, dark-breasted rosefinches and collared grosbeaks. There are many more species that can only be found in Doi Inthanon or in the nearby parks.

Our itineraries are suitable for first-timers as well as for experienced birders targeting specific birds.


Our birdwatching tours in Doi Inthanon are private tours with flexible itineraries accompanied by professional birding guides of which a few are among the top experts in Thailand. We will discuss in advance about what you are after and decide the destinations accordingly. If you don't require anything specific, we'll come up with suggestions.

Where & when

Doi Inthanon National Park entrance is about 1.5 hours from Chiang Mai city center, the biggest city north of Thailand with an international airport. Other interesting spots 

Our birding adventure starts from Chiang Mai city or other agreed locations. The park is open all year round and tours are available throughout the year. Birding possibilities are always good with every season offering different advantages.

Normally, there is not much bird activity during the mid day, for this reason, we recommend our tours to start at 6 am, take a long break between 12 - 14:30 pm and continue the tour in the late afternoon until 6 pm.

We also offer tours to other popular birding sites in Chiang Mai Province, such as Doi Ang Kang, Chiang Dao, Fang and a few others.

How much?

For practical reasons, more important because of our guests' different preferences, the rate for our birdwatching tours include the fixed expenses only, see further below what’s included and what’s not.

The price varies depending on the guide experience level. On the cheaper end we can assign a local guide with very basic English, in mid-range guides with good English or a top level expert that recognises most birds by their calls. At the end, all our guides will know all the good spots in the park, no matter what experience level they have in English.

Tour details in short:

  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: * tbc *
  • Group size: 1 or more people
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Transport: SUV
  • Start: 6 am
  • End: - 6 pm (in the park)

What to bring:

  • Long trousers
  • Sweater or light jacket (must)
  • Rain clothing
  • Hiking or sport shoes
  • Towel
  • Flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Photo camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunblock lotion
  • Hat or cap

Tour rates include:

  • Entrance fees (300 Baht per person/day)
  • Expert birding guide (English)
  • Transportation from/to hotel or other meeting point
  • Driver fee
  • Breakfast (not included on the first day)
  • Lunch
  • Dinner (not included if only a day tour and not on the last day of a multiple tour)
  • Drinking water
  • Leech protection socks (??)

Tour rates doesn’t include:

  • Accommodation for you
  • Accommodation for guide/driver (for multiple days, if they need to stay over near the park for early morning tour)