Thai National Parks

Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Inthanon National Park day tour

Our tours are private, meaning no others will share the transfer or the guide with you.

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.

Kew Mae Pan Trail

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Kew Mae Pan Trail
Waterfall along Pha Dok Sieo Nature Trail

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Waterfall along Pha Dok Sieo Nature Trail
Ang Kha Luang Nature Trail is through a mossy forest habitat near the summit. Short hiking, but worth to see
Two Chedis


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

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)

How much?

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 3-14 years old will get entrance fee discount only. Children 1-2 will add only a minor charge for lunch + insurance cost.

Pax Rate per person
1 6,400 THB
2 3,800 THB
3 2,900 THB
4 2,600 THB
5 2,320 THB
6 2,130 THB
7 2,000 THB
8 1,900 THB

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
  • Lunch
  • Coffee or tea
  • Drinking water
  • Mandatory insurance required by T.A.T.

Not Included:

  • Any other drinks
  • Personal expenses

Reviews from our guests

Rated 4.92/5 based on 95 customer reviews

By: | posted Sun 12 May, 2024

5/5 stars

Beautiful park with lush gardens and excellent views

By: | posted Sun 5 May, 2024

4/5 stars

The trip was very beautiful, the private guide was a great option as we were told many interesting information. After the lunch we would appreciate at least 5 to 10minutes to little relax, not to rush on the other spot right away. The driver was probably not feeling well as he caughed a lot, so we would be feeling safer if he wears a mouth maso.

Otherwise the trip was very good and we enjoy it.

> Tour operator's response

Very sorry with the coughing driver. Even better if the driver stayed back at home. We will inform the driver about your feedback.

By: | posted Tue 30 Apr, 2024

5/5 stars

The tour guide and itinerary were excellent! Very professional but fun and he packed a lot in. The van was also comfortable. Highly recommend if you have an extra day in Chiang Mai!

By: | posted Thu 25 Apr, 2024

5/5 stars

We enjoyed our day in the Doi Inthanon National Park very much. Our guide was kind and told us a lot about karen people and the wonderful nature around us. They gave us warm coffee, everyone was friendly and full of knowledge. We definitely recommend this park and a guided tour in it.

By: | posted Wed 24 Apr, 2024

5/5 stars

Value is amazing for what you get! More of a strict timeline than expected but everything was beautiful!

By: | posted Thu 18 Apr, 2024

5/5 stars

We loved our tour. They accommodated all of our requests. The tour guide, Yo, was amazing and incredibly informative! We really enjoyed this tour. The park and temples were amazing. This was one of the highlights on our trip to Thailand.

By: | posted Sun 31 Mar, 2024

5/5 stars

An exceptional, breathtaking experience. The tour guide was well-informed and entertaining. The places we visited had some of the most beautiful scenery of nature that I have ever seen. The views at the top of Doi Inthanon were amazing. The trip overall was very well-planned. Also, I experienced no problems being picked up and dropped off. Overall, a 10/10 experience and would highly recommend to others.

By: | posted Tue 26 Mar, 2024

5/5 stars

Amazing tour, and liked the local involvement though out the experience

By: | posted Tue 26 Mar, 2024

5/5 stars

We had the most amazing time on our tour of Doi Inthanon! Yo was a fantastic guide - very friendly and we learned so much from him. We really enjoyed the beautiful hike and delicious lunch. Thank you, Yo, for a wonderful tour!

By: | posted Sun 17 Mar, 2024

5/5 stars

We had a fantastic tour around Doi Inthanon National Park. Our guide Temo was amazing! Very friendly, funny and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend!