Private Tour | Doi Inthanon & Doi Suthep, 2 days
Doi Inthanon and Doi Suthep National Parks are two of the most popular parks north of Thailand.
Doi Inthanon is known as "The Roof of Thailand", it is the highest point in Thailand at 2,565 meters above sea level. The national park is 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.
Doi Suthep National Park has a similar habitat, but better known for it's longer trails, Karen villages and the iconic Doi Suthep Temple with a naga stairway.
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.
While there will be less and shorter trail options in Doi Inthanon National Park, Doi Suthep will gives opportunity to walk longer trails. If less hiking required, our guide can adapt the itinerary for your needs by visiting more attractions.
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.
Day 1 - Doi Inthanon, 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.
Our price include a local guide cost (200 Baht) to walk either Kew Mae Pan Trail or Pha Dok Sieo Nature Trail, not both. Please let us know if you would like to walk both trails for price adjustment.
Day 2 - Doi Suthep, from 8:30 am to about 5-5:30 pm
Pickup 8:30 am from your hotel/apartment in Chiang Mai City.
Starting from Wat Phra Lat (Monk's Trail) around 9 am this trail leads first to Doi Suthep Temple for a break and continue from there to Khun Chang Khian Village in Doi Pui. The trail is 12 km long, takes about 5 hours to walk.
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.
You'll be accompanied by a private guide and no other people will join you; the best way to explore Doi Inthanon!
Child up to 4 years old free if only one child. Two or more children up to 4 years old will be charged differently, depending on 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 number of adults and group size. Please send an inquiry to clarify.
Please bear in mind that the listed price includes guide, driver, transportation, the entrance fees of 300 Baht per person in Doi Inthanon, 40 Baht per person entrance fee to Two Chedis, 50 Baht per person entrace fee at Doi Suthep, lunch, drinking water, snacks, coffes/tea and a mandatory insurance required from Thai Tourist Authorithy (T.A.T.).
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Tour rates include:
- English speaking guide
- All entrance fees in both national parks
- Local guide to walk a trail in Doi Inthanon
- Ranger cost to walk a waterfall trail in Doi Suthep
- Transportation by a/c SUV or minivan + driver
- Coffee or tea
- Drinking water
- Accident insurance
- Any other drinks
- Any other personal expenses
Tour details in short:
- Duration: 2 days
- Type: Private tour
- Price: 2,400 - 9,100 Baht per person
- Group size: one or more people
- Grade: Easy to moderate
- Transport: a/c SUV or minibus
- Start: 8 to 8:30 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)