Thai National Parks

Doi Inthanon National Park adventure tour (dry season)

This tour is available only during the dry season from 1st of November until 31st May.

Also known as "The Roof of Thailand", Doi Inthanon is the highest point in Thailand at 2,565 meters above the sea level. The national park is one of the best protected sites in northern Thailand, home to many attractions and a popular destination for birders. The park has a great diversity of forest types throughout different altitudes, at the higher altitudes the forests are humid all year round.


A day-tour in Doi Inthanon National Park includes hiking, visiting the highest point in Thailand, Two Chedis, waterfalls and Hmong hilltribe market.


This is an example itinerary. The program may change depending on weather conditions, accessibility issues or any other obstacles. On eventual change of the itinerary we always make sure that the quality of our guests experience and personal safety are safeguarded.

From 8 a.m. to about 5-6 p.m.

Our guide will pick you up from your hotel with a a/c minibus 8 a.m. in the early morning. Our first stop will be the summit of Doi Inthanon which is the highest point in Thailand, we will drive all the way to the top. After enjoying the view we will embark on a beautiful nature trail called Kaew Mea Pan Nature Trail, a local guide of the Hmong tribe will accompany us through unspoilt montane forests. When the skies are clear the views along this trail are magnificent.

After having lunch at a local restaurant we will visit the Two Chedis that has been constructed to honour 60th birthday anniversaries of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. Later on we will continue to the Vachirathan and Mae Klang Waterfalls, along the way we will stop at a Hmong market where products from the Royal Project are for sale. On late afternoon our driver will take you back to your hotel.

Where & When?

This trip departs from your hotel in Chiang Mai and can be booked for dry season only. Chiang Mai can be reached by bus, train and flight from various destinations.

How much?

You'll be accompanied by a private guide and no other people will join you; the best way to explore Doi Inthanon!

Please bear in mind that the listed price includes the entrance fees 300 Baht per person, transportation, lunch, drinking water, insurance.

Group size Rate per person
1 6500 THB
2 3800 THB
3 2900 THB
4 2400 THB
5 2100 THB
6 2000 THB
7 1900 THB
8 1800 THB

Tour rates include:

  • Transportation by a/c minibus
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Insurance

Not Included:

  • All drinks except drinking water
  • Personal expenses

Reviews from our guests

We appreciate your feedback after the tour when booking with us.

About: Doi Suthep-Pui National Park trekking

By: , Germany | posted Sun 18 Mar, 2018

Good Atention and excellent service level. The guide is really friendly and have good knowledge.

About: Kui Buri elephant safari, half day

By: , Poland | posted Sat 17 Mar, 2018

Visiting Kui Buri National Park with our 2 kids (1 year and 3 years) was an amazing experience and definitely highlight of our holiday in Thailand. Our guide was very knowledgeable and patient with spotting animals. In fact, we believe that he was the reason why we were able to see 10 elephants and several other animals during our trip. Additionally we highly assess their flexibility. They knew that we’re family with little kids so they sugessted we can make our trip shorter as March tends to be hot and animals would probably show up only later in the afternoon. This way we saved our kids an hour waiting in the sun while still saw many animals. Our kids were crazy about this trip!

Tour operator's response

Thanks Marta for your kind words.

Good to hear you and your kids enjoyed the trip in Kui Buri.

About: Doi Inthanon National Park adventure tour (dry season)

By: , Romania | posted Sat 17 Mar, 2018

We loved the day trip to Doi Inthanon - we had nice weather, enjoyed the beautiful view of the 2 pagodas, the amazing waterfalls and also got a chance to see rice paddies and a coffee plantation.

Our guide was really nice, friendly and patient. Everything went super smooth and

We recommend the tour full heartedly.

About: 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Israel | posted Sat 17 Mar, 2018

We had 1.5 day trip and it was amazing. In the first day we saw millions of bats, really crazy. The second full day was inside the park with very nice and super professional guide that took us into the wild jungle of the National Park and knew exactly where to find all the wild life. I’ve had perfect English and we were only 4 people in the tour so it was just perfect. Thank you Jay (we called him “National Jay-ographic” 😝) and thanks for Thai National Park tours. It was really nice organized!

About: 2.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Lithuania | posted Fri 16 Mar, 2018


The trip was awesome! First, we had the best guide Ghaan. Her english was perfect, she was always on time, full of energy, well informed, helpful. She made sure that we had the best possible experience! Transport service and the driver were very good, as well as the food that we had. I was also positively impressed by the park itself. I have beet to a number of national parks in the US, India and China and Khao Yai is one of the best. I will certainly recommend the part and your firm to others. If you want more information about our experience, do not hesitate to ask :) Best regards! Audrius

About: Day tour - Erawan Falls, Hellfire Pass & more

By: , France | posted Thu 15 Mar, 2018

We enjoyed a lot our excursion.

The schedule were respected.

The guide was very kind and clear in his explanation and the driver was also very good.

About: 2.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Sun 11 Mar, 2018

We had the 2,5 days trip. It was very great! We haven seen a lot of wild animals and our guides told us many about the animals and the trees. It was fantastic!

About: Doi Inthanon National Park adventure tour (dry season)

By: , United States | posted Thu 8 Mar, 2018

We loved our hike! Our guide was informative and helpful. The Park was lovely too.

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United Kingdom | posted Thu 8 Mar, 2018

Really excellent two days with Tata. He was a brilliant guide and found thinks we would never have found on our own. One of the best guides I have had and very knowledgeable and friendly. Saw lots of wildlife in two days including both types of gibbon, elephants, 4 pit vipers, hornbills (pied and great). Serpent eagle. Indo Chinese water dragon, water monitor, samba deer and lots more.

Such a great few days. Will do it again next time.

About: 1-day wildlife tour with night safari in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Wed 7 Mar, 2018

All in all it was very nice! It is a very special experience, especially when the tours are private! The booking was fairly easy and the responsibility of the staff were excellent.

But for a nationalpark that supposed to be left naturally and untouched it was pretty crowded. But this is an issue for the Nationalpark itself, less your’s.


Dana & Regina

Tour operator's response

Thank you for your feedback.

Glad to hear the trip was nice.

Indeed the park gets a lot of visitors, and that is a complicated problem. After all, you also wished to see it, just like many other people ;-) . So we are all part of this 'problem'.

Managing the amount of visitors is complicated. All visitors have their own ideas of how such a visit and area should look like, and what facilities should be provided or not for the visitors. And the park management has to try to make decisions.

At the same time, wildlife populations in Khao Yai seem to do fairly well. Not all, tigers have pretty much been extirpated, though that is partly maybe still from the time before the tourism grew. However species like elephants, deer and gibbons all seem to do fairly well in Khao Yai, often better than in other parks. It does look like a crowded park, but when looking on the map it becomes clear that it is still a relatively limited area with human disturbance. Surprising, the wildlife populations near the visitor areas seem to do maybe even better than those away from the visitor areas. The visitors also form some sort of protection. It won't be easy to go out hunting when there are many people around that could hear or see this. Often poaching is a bigger problem in parks that see far less visitors.

But obviously there are two sides of the story. As mentioned not everybody has the same idea about how to visit a park. Some just literally race to the waterfalls and back. Traffic victims especially deer and macaques but also elephants, cats, snakes and other wildlife are common. They get hit by cars that are not careful enough/ drive way too fast.

The park authorities are not equipped to fight this problem.

But all in all it is a complicated problem. We all would like to be alone in a remote place, but we can not block other people from access. Also part of the reason Khao Yai is the easiest park to see wildlife, is exactly because of the visitor number. The animals get more habituated to people and are less likely to flee.

From our extensive experience in the various larger parks in the country, none provides as consistent results when it comes to wildlife watching as Khao Yai. Surely it is not a zoo, but it is definitely one of the best options in the country.

Thank you for booking with us and enjoy your further travels. And who knows we will see you another time in one of the other parks ;-)

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 1,600 - 5,900 THB
  • Group size: 2 or more people
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
  • Transport: a/c minibus
  • Start: 8 a.m.
  • End: 5 - 6 p.m.

Things to bring: 

  • T-shirt and shorts for daytime
  • Long sleeves/Jacket during winter time (Nov - Feb)
  • Hiking shoes with good grip
  • Flip flops
  • Sun cream
  • Insect repellent (DEET medicated)
  • Sun glasses
  • Small backpack
Hiking at Doi Inthanon mountains

Hiking at Doi Inthanon mountains


Two Chedis near the Doi Inthanon Summit

Two Chedis near the Doi Inthanon Summit


One of smaller waterfalls

One of smaller waterfalls

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