Thai National Parks

Private Tour | 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 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.

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. 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 seaons but there is also a shorther 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 to walk longer trails up to 10-12 km (there too some trails may be inaccessible during the rainy seasons).

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 am to about 5-5:30 pm

Our guide will pick you up from your accommodation with a 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.

Where & When?

This trip departs from your hotel in Chiang Mai City and can be booked all year round. 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 of 300 Baht per person, transportation, lunch, drinking water, snacks, coffes/tea and a mandatory insurance required from Thai Tourist Authorithy (T.A.T.).

Group size Rate per person
1 5,400 THB
2 3,300 THB
3 2,600 THB
4 2,300 THB
5 2,050 THB
6 1,900 THB
7 1,800 THB
8 1,700 THB

Tour rates include:

  • English speaking guide
  • Local guide to walk the trails (200 Baht)
  • Transportation by a/c SUV or minivan + driver
  • National park entrance fees (300 Baht per person)
  • Two Chedis entrance fees (40 Baht per person)
  • Lunch
  • Coffee or tea
  • Snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Insurance

Not Included:

  • Any other drinks
  • Personal expenses

Reviews from our guests

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

Rated 4.96/5 based on 28 customer reviews

By: | posted Sat 28 Dec, 2019

5/5 stars

We had a great time! Thank you! Wouldn’t change a thing. Roong was so knowledgeable and talked just the right amount to be interesting but not give me conversation fatigue.

By: | posted Fri 15 Nov, 2019

5/5 stars

Our guide, Bay, was very knowledgeable about the animals, plants, and history of the temples. We were picked up at our hotel on time and received plenty of water during our hike. He was very friendly and helpful. He customized our tour to our physical abilities and it was such a beautiful hike!

My only recommendation for future tours is to advise tourists to wear long pants in order to visit the temples. I wore shorts but thankfully our guide was able to find a sarong for me so that I would not miss out on the experience. He was wonderful!

By: | posted Thu 14 Nov, 2019

5/5 stars

I booked this tour through the Thai National Parks website. My friend and I had a wonderful experience. The hike itself was amazing and our tour guide was very kind and accommodating to what I wanted to accomplish! He actually took us on a mini hike through the Ang Ka trail in addition to the main itinerary. The food was also good. Our driver was also very nice :) Doi Inthanon is truly beautiful.

By: | posted Sun 13 Oct, 2019

5/5 stars

We loved this trip, we learnt so much and had a really great time, our guide was brilliant and so knowledgeable, we really loved the chedis and the waterfalls and it really was a once in a lifetime experience!

By: | posted Tue 16 Jul, 2019

5/5 stars

We had a wonderful time touring Doi Inthanon national park via the Thai National Parks site and service. Our driver and guide arrived on time, took us on a full day excursion of the temple and surrounding rain forests, as well as a walking tour to end our trip. The day was cool and our guides were helpful in taking pictures and giving us all the information we needed to know. Thank you!

By: | posted Sun 30 Jun, 2019

5/5 stars

The tour through Doi Inthanon was the perfect end to our time in Chiang Mai. The tour was very well paced for each stop and ended with a fantastic hike. The hike was through a beautiful mix of waterfalls and forest into landscapes of merrygold and strawberry fields. Our guide was fantastic and really added to our trip. Highly recommended experience for exploring Northern Thailand.

By: | posted Mon 6 May, 2019

5/5 stars

The hike at the end was the appropriate distance. All the sites were fantastic, and the food midday was excellent. Highly recommend.

By: | posted Wed 27 Feb, 2019

5/5 stars

Our tour with Nui was phenomenal. We experienced so much throughout the full day: pagodas, hiking, waterfalls, coffee at a roasters, great lunch, and so much more. Nui offered additional facts that we wouldn't have learned elsewhere about things like the vegetation and landscape. We really appreciated that. We highly recommend this tour!

By: | posted Wed 27 Feb, 2019

5/5 stars

Great tour and a friendly guide

By: | posted Tue 11 Dec, 2018

5/5 stars

We cannot say enough good things about the Doi Inthanon tour. First of all, our guide PHENOMINAL. What an incredibly learned man - especially regarding the history of Thailand. The King & Queen Pagodas were most special and very different to any other Pagoda we saw. The history of modern Thailand is beautifully detailed in the interior carvings. The vista, the gardens - were all spectacular. My husband took the 1.5 hour trek (I couldn't as I injured myself the day before) and he loved the details provided by the local guide who joined us. Details about herbs and their medicinal uses were fascinating. Bravo for a wonderful day and a very special tour guide. Thank you!

Tour details in short:

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Type: Private tour
  • Price: 1,600 - 5,400 THB
  • Group size: one or more people
  • Grade: Easy to moderate
  • Transport: a/c minibus
  • Start: 8 a.m.
  • End: 5 - 5:30 p.m.

Things to bring: 

  • Small backpack
  • T-shirt and shorts for daytime
  • Long sleeves/Jacket during winter time (Nov - Feb)
  • Rain clothing (in the rainy seaons)
  • Hiking shoes with good grip
  • Sun cream
  • Insect repellent (DEET medicated)
Two Chedis
Kew Mae Pan Trail
Ang Kha Luang Nature Trail

All Doi Inthanon tours