Doi Inthanon National Park day tour
Also known as "The Roof of Thailand", Doi Inthanon is the highest point in Thailand at 2,565 meters above sea level. The national park is one of the best 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. The park entrance is about 70 km southwest of Chiang Mai.
A day-tour in Doi Inthanon National Park with an English speaking guide includes hiking, visiting the highest point in Thailand, Two Chedis, waterfalls and Hmong hill tribe market. The transfer will be with a SUV or minivan, both options spacious and comfortable and with a/c, we use only relatively new cars.
Doi Inthanon has only two official trails which can be walked in around 1.5 to 2 hours (each) of which one is closed during the rainy seasons but there is also a shorter trail near the summit, less than a kilometer long.
If you are after hiking longer trails, you are recommended to book a Doi Suthep-Pui National Park trekking tour. Doi Suthep-Pui has many more trails from a few kilometers up to 10-12 km long.
This is an example itinerary, which can be adapted according to your needs. 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 am to about 5 - 5:30 pm
- Our guide will pick you up from your accommodation with an a/c SUV or minivan 8 am
- The 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 Kew Mae 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 have been constructed to honour 60th birthday anniversaries of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit.
- Later on we will continue to the Wachirathan and Mae Klang Waterfalls, along the way we will stop at a Hmong market where products from the Royal Project are for sale.
- In the late afternoon our driver will take you back to your hotel.
During the rainy seasons Kew Mae Pan trail will be closed for a few months, alternative activities will be offered. The 2.6 km Pha Dok Sieo Nature Trail to a waterfall is one option if the trail is open for activity, in case hiking Pha Dok Sieo will be the first activity of the tour.
Where & When?
This tour departs from an agreed location like your hotel, apartment etc, and can be booked all year round. Chiang Mai can be reached by bus, train and flight from various destinations.
Tour details in short:
- Duration: 1 day
- Type: Private tour
- Price: 1,700 Baht and up per person (depending on group size)
- Group size: one or more people
- Grade: Easy to moderate
- Transport: a/c SUV or minibus
- Start: 8 am
- End: 5 - 5:30 pm
What to bring:
- Small backpack
- T-shirt and shorts for daytime
- Long sleeves/Jacket during winter time (Nov - Feb)
- Rain clothing (in the rainy season)
- Hiking shoes with good grip
- Sun cream
- Insect repellent (DEET medicated)
The listed price includes the entrance fees of 300 Baht per person, an English spaking guide, a driver, a local guide to walk one of the two main trails, transportation, lunch, drinking water, coffee/tea and a mandatory insurance required from Thai Tourist Authority(T.A.T.).
You'll be accompanied by a private guide and a driver, no other people will join you; the best way to explore Doi Inthanon!
Children up to 4 years old free as long as the group size doesn't require upgrade to a minivan. Children 5-8 years old will be charged on a cheaper rate, that too depends on number of adults and group size. Please send an inquiry to clarify.
A child up to 4 years old is free of charge. Two or more children up to 4 years old will be charged differently, depending on the number of adults and group size, mainly because a minivan may be needed. Children 5-8 years old will be charged on a cheaper rate, that too depends on the number of adults and group size. Please send an inquiry to clarify.
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Tour rates include:
- English speaking guide
- Local guide to walk one of the two main trails (200 Baht)
- Transportation by a/c SUV or minivan & driver
- National park entrance fees
- Two Chedis entrance fees
- Coffee or tea
- Drinking water
- Mandatory insurance required by T.A.T.
- Any other drinks
- Personal expenses
Reviews from our guests
By: Kye Bresson | posted Sat 3 Jun, 2023
My tour and hike to Doi Ithanon was fantastic! I got to try new foods, learn more about the culture, and see so many cool things. I saw a real Karen village, many waterfalls, and the jungle was fantastic. My tour guide, Yo, took so many pictures of me and they turned out so cool. I would definitely recommend the tour!
By: Jalene Chua | posted Tue 23 May, 2023
We immensely enjoyed the 1-day private Doi Suthep Temple and Doi Inthanon day tour. It was not cheap, but well worth the money in our opinion. Our enquiries pre-visit were speedily answered, and the pickup arrangements were impeccable. Our guide, Grit, a qualified mountain guide, and the driver, Mr Brick (?), were both professional and provided attentive and personal services. Lunch at the small local restaurant was delicious and plentiful- we were even served organic fruits from the garden! All in all, it was a delightful day. We highly recommend Thai National Parks for a private visit to Doi Inthanon.
By: Nicole van der Meulen | posted Wed 17 May, 2023
It was a great day. We have see many nice things. Our guide Franky was a very very nice man, who talks very good english. He told us a lot about every thing. The track was super. A local walks with us and Franky. The local told and let us see so many things dual the track in the nature. The van was also luxe and nice. Franky and the driver came right on time by our hotel in the morning. The whole day was recommended.
By: Amir Ben Avi | posted Tue 16 May, 2023
We had an incredible time. The itinerary was very well planned and both our guide Frankie and our driver piek were nice, polite, knowledgeable and extremely professional. We loved it and would recommend to anyone. Thanks
By: Rich Benbrook | posted Sat 13 May, 2023
The tour was excellent. The driver was knowledgeable and explained local history and geology very well. He took us to all the places we wanted to see, and was flexible to exclude those things that did not interest us. Thanks for a memorable day.
By: Rebecca Scanlan-Hall | posted Sun 30 Apr, 2023
Amazing tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. The private tour with guide and driver is flexible to your timing and needs and you get to see parts of the national park that you wouldn’t otherwise, thanks to the local guides. Awesome local food included for lunch too. In addition to the scenery and nature walks, you will have the option to stop in at the different villages within the park to enjoy some local experiences. Highly recommend the private tour!
By: Snow PHYU HNIN | posted Wed 12 Apr, 2023
Very Fabulous Package...
Guide is very good all the way long..
100% Recommended If you have plan to visit there.
By: David H | posted Sat 8 Apr, 2023
Great tour. Really interesting and the tour guide was amazing! Would definitely recommend.
By: Amanda | posted Tue 28 Mar, 2023
excellent! pre-trip correspondence with rushen was fast and useful. the guide, frankie, was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. very enjoyable experience overall
By: Kerstin Wilund Lilja | posted Sun 26 Mar, 2023
The guide was terrific and made our day perfekt.