Thai National Parks

Doi Inthanon National Park adventure tour (rainy season)

This tour is available only during the rainy season from 1st of June until 31st October.

Also known as "The Roof of Thailand", Doi Inthanon is the highest point in Thailand at 2,565 meters above the sea level. Locally known mostly for its cool weather all year round, it is one of the best national parks in northern Thailand, home to many waterfalls 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.

What?

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

Itinerary

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 spending some time at the top and enjoying the view we will visit the Two Chedis that has been constructed to honour 60th birthday anniversaries of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. Before the afternoon session we will stop by at a Hmong market where products from the Royal Project are for sale and eat lunch at a local restaurant.

After the lunch, we will get to the starting point of the Doi Inthanon trekking for a two hours long trekking accompanied by a Karen guide. Along this route we will cross a river several times, see a majestic multi-tiered waterfall cascading towards a Karen village called Ban Mae Klang Luang where our trek ends. At the village we will spend some time to learn about coffee cultivation.  You can taste a delicious cup of Mae Klang Luang coffee, if you like. On the late afternoon you will be taken back to your hotel.

Where & When?

This trip departs from your hotel in Chiang Mai and can be booked for wet 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 and 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: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United States | posted Thu 14 Dec, 2017

Our tour guide was amazing. I have no idea how he was able to spot some of the animals hiding in the thick canopy, without him we would have seen very little wildlife. We also knew there was a chance we might not see elephants but our guide was determined to try and find them for us (coordinating with other tour guides and park officials to see if there were any sightings) and at the very end of our trip we finally got to see them! Overall we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our day.

Tour operator's response

Thanks Travis!

Glad to hear you were lucky on your day trip!

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

By: , Singapore | posted Mon 11 Dec, 2017

Our family enjoyed the trip very much. The ranger, Kan is very caring and sensitive. She took great care of my kids and mum. She is also very sensitive to the surroundings and always ready to search for wild animals without compromising our safety!

Tour operator's response

Thanks Evelyn for your nice review!

We will thank our guide Kan for her good work.

I tiny correction, our guides are not park rangers ;-)

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

By: , Germany | posted Mon 11 Dec, 2017

We are Expats in Bangkok. It was the best what could happen to us going to Khao Yai National Park. We enjoyed our trip and Safari very much. And Tata and his Cousin Jay are outstanding guides. We have seen so much wildlife and everything was well explained. Tatas English language skills are outstanding (he also speaks some German). He was extremly Patience with us and our two Girls (9 and 13 years old). We highly recommend them and a trip to Khao Yai National Park.

Tour operator's response

Thanks Sylvia for the kind words!

About: 2-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , United States | posted Sat 9 Dec, 2017

Our tour guide was WONDERFUL. He was knowledgeable and accommodating! He kept it interesting and went out of his way to show us everything he could! It was an amazing experience! We enjoyed it soooo much! I could have gone back again and again with our guide - I was sad we only booked two days!

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Wed 6 Dec, 2017

The trip went smoothly, the guide Lek was early, and managed to point out several animals for us which we would have missed. The ride was smooth-sailing as well,excellent driving skills. We finished the treks earlier than expected and the guide brought us to the top of the mountain and an elephant home.

About: 1-day wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , Germany | posted Mon 4 Dec, 2017

a perfect trip !

About: Doi Suthep-Pui National Park trekking

By: , Singapore | posted Fri 1 Dec, 2017

We had a great time! Our guide, Dui, was thoughtful and knowledgeable.

About: 1.5-days wildlife tour in Khao Yai

By: , New Zealand | posted Tue 28 Nov, 2017

Our guide Ton arranged our 1.5 day tour in Khao Yai National Park. She arranged a transfer from our hotel in Bangkok, and the vehicle and the driver were excellent on both trips to and from Bangkok, would highly recommend. We really appreciated being looked after, the water to drink on board and the quality of the vehicles and driver.

Ton collected us the first evening and took us swimming at a local water hole with clean clear water. We had a great evening seeing bats, a budha cave and a couple of snakes.

The next day we spent the day on the back of a truck for better viewing in the park. It was casual and fun. What Ton has, that every wildlife guide needs is the ability to see wildlife - this is a skill and we got to benefit from it. We saw an elephant from a distance, we saw a crocodile, monkeys, and had a great day rushing around in the grass looking for the elephant. We had a local lunch, which I enjoyed - as this seemed a little more real than some of the other tourist spots for lunch.

I would like to say thank you to Ton and her drivers - we thoroughly enjoyed the days with her and would recommend her without hesitation.

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

By: , Singapore | posted Mon 27 Nov, 2017

Tata was one of the best guide we could ever asked for! We were really impressed with his service provided, to his extensive knowledge of the park and wildlife, as well as his photography skills where he captured many beautiful and national geographic like shots for us! Throughout the day, Tata really did his best in listening for and pointing out wildlife, while also introducing and explaining the fauna in the park. However, we understand that the park may be overcrowded on a Saturday, hence we did not see as much wildlife as expected. Nonetheless, We look forward in joining Thai National Park tours again! :)

Tour operator's response

Dear Clara,

Thank you for you praise for our guide. Good to hear you enjoyed his guidance.

You are always welcome to return ;-)

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

By: , Sweden | posted Fri 24 Nov, 2017

The visit to Kao Yai was very good, filled with emotions. I came to see wild elefants and that I got, 15 of them, 5 cubs. Although the interaction from other humans was at times devastating it was well worth the trip.

Our Guide "Beer" was very knowledgeable and had a keen eye, together with the driver "Nat" they spotted several animals for us. Top grade on this.

P.S. Beer was supposed to send me some photos of the elefant encounter. If possible, I would greatly appreciate it. (r****en.se) Kap kun kap!

Tour operator's response

Glad to hear our guide did his best to show you the wildlife. Even lucky to see elephants!

I will ask Beer to sent some pics. I guess it is our fault he has not sent any yet, as he has been in the jungle pretty much every day after your trip ;-)

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 1,800 - 6,500 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