Thai National Parks

Taxi | Chiang Mai - Doi Inthanon National Park

The sedan taxi transfers we offer are for maximum 2-3 people, MPV/MUV are for up to 3-5 people, minivans are for bigger groups up to 10-12 people, all depending on amount of luggage.

The pick-up locations are;

  • Any hotels in central Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Mai Airport (for pick only)

The private transfer destinations are;

  • Doi Inthanon Summit
  • Ang Ka Luang Nature Trail (boardwalk) opposite side from summit trail  (closed Sept to Oct)
  • Kaew Mae Pan Nature Trail (closed Sept to Oct)
  • Two Chedis
  • Wachirathan Waterfall
  • Sirithan Waterfall
  • Siriphum Waterfall
  • Sakura tree blooming (briefly in February, dates varies, no guarantee, 2018 blooming already over)
  • Mae Ya Waterfall, +300 Baht
  • Mae Pan Waterfall & Campsite, +300 Baht
  • Doi Suthep, +500 Baht

Our prices are round-trip within the same day. Please note that our drivers are not licensed guides, they will only offer taxi service, not guide you to any attractions.

Service hours are with 7 am pick up up until 4 pm in Doi Inthanon, latest at 4 pm the driver to start drive back to your hotel. Drive back time included in the quote.

To see the sun rise, it is possible to pickup as early as 4 am, and continue the taxi service in the park until 1 pm, after drop off at hotel.

It is possible to extend the service hours inside the park with additional +250 Baht per starting hour.

Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon National Park (110 km,  2 h to 2h 15 min)

Chiang Mai Doi Inthanon Taxi (2-3 pax) 3000 THB (*)
Chiang Mai Doi Inthanon MPV/MUV (3-5 pax) 3500 THB (*)
Chiang Mai Doi Inthanon Minivan (7-10 pax) 4500 THB (*)

Please note that our services are simple taxi services, not guided tours. No guidance will be done, and our taxi drivers won't drive to some remote villages as advertised on tour packages, only taxi service to the parking area of the main attractions accessible by paved roads.

Important note

We don't offer any taxi service to cruel places like zoos, "tiger sanctuaries", elephant farms/resorts.

We also don't offer any taxi service to some so called "elephant sanctuaries". These are privately run companies for profit reasons. Even if some may be ethical, we simply don't have any first hand info. Although it is not easy to find reliable sources, we recommend doing your research carefully before getting to such places.

Rangers trying to protect various protected sites regularly get killed or wounded in Thailand. Poachers try to get to elephant babies by killing entire elephant families, to feed this market. "Ethical" claims done by businesses or various websites does, including big news sources are partly wrong; there is no enough evidence to proof these sanctuaries are ethical holiday destinations.

Our basic thumb rule; If you find a place where you can enter/stay without have to pay, that is an ethical place to take care of animals for sure! Try animal rescure organisations or why not see animals in wild in one of many national parks?

Reviews from our guests

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

About: Bangkok - Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Sun 17 Jun, 2018

The trip was pleasant. Thank you for a great service. Driver was on time and very humble.

About: Bangkok - Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Sun 17 Jun, 2018

Our Thai National Parks contact responded to my email almost instantaneously. They also made my last request possible by bringing the time in picking me up earlier by two hours from Khao Yai to Bangkok. Thanks ;)

About: Bangkok - Khao Yai

By: , Indonesia | posted Sat 16 Jun, 2018

It was good service and smooth delivery. Nice polite driver. Quick response operator.. Surely will comeback!

About: Bangkok - Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Wed 13 Jun, 2018

Glad to have a Well service, friendly and slightly better English spoken driver. Good choice and comfortable minibus. Thanks to Aod and Thai National Park arrangements.

About: Bangkok - Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Wed 13 Jun, 2018

In overall, the driver was on time daily to pick us up and he was accommodating to changes. He drove us safely. However, he wasn't updated about the changes to the itenary.

We enjoyed our trip to farm chokchai, pete maze and primo piazza. However, we could have received more information on places such as verona and sweetcorn farm. There wasn't a tour in the sweetcorn farm and we heard that verona is visited by people more during the weekends.

Thank you for the service. Will recommend it to my friends.

Tour operator's response

Dear Rekha,

Thanks for your review and kind words.

Sorry that the updates didn't reach the driver as we sent all updates to the group leader, but seems like our group leader (for the drivers) missed to update the assigned driver. But glad to hear it sorted out with the driver who has been flexible. Our drivers are reasonable, they are open for changes if the changes are within the main service area of ours. :)

We only get 1-2 requests from our guests per week who want to get to Verona, which is in 1 h 40 minutes from Khao Yai area one way, this means another 1h 40 mins back, for this reason we don't have plan to recommend it to our customers because it is too far. Verona is mentioned in our taxi details page, some optional places like Verona is up to our customers to make research, and let us know if they want to get to these places.

While giving info, we recommend all our guests to google and read about each attraction on their planning for better experience.

Kind Regards,

About: Bangkok - Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Tue 12 Jun, 2018

Hi, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride and the trip. The driver is very punctual and always smile to us. This really makes us feel assured and make our day. Thank you for the arrangement!

About: Bangkok - Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Fri 8 Jun, 2018

Driver was punctual on arrival. He could speak simple English and was friendly. The car was clean and the journey around KhaoYai was smooth sailing. Reliable service

About: Bangkok - Khao Yai

By: , Singapore | posted Tue 5 Jun, 2018

Booked a 3 days to Khao Yai. The driver assigned was always very punctual and helpful. The minivan was spacious, comfortable and clean. 9 of us, all adults, had ample space even with 6 pieces of medium sized luggage.

Booking process was efficient, replies to questions were prompt and clear. Will use Thai National Parks again.

About: Hua Hin - Kui Buri National Park

By: , United States | posted Tue 29 May, 2018

We had a fantastic time on the tour of the park which was made possible because of the transportation service provided by Thai National Parks. It was super easy to get into contact with them and to get a date and time set up to be picked up directly from our hotel and then taken straight to the park where we signed up for a tour on the spot. After the tour was over we were taken right back to our hotel. The park was beautiful and seeing elephants and hornbills in the wild was an incredible, possibly once in a lifetime experience since we're from the United States. We can't say thanks enough to the Thai National Parks for making it so easy for us!!!

About: Hua Hin - Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park

By: , Singapore | posted Mon 28 May, 2018

Very impressed by the service provided by the driver. He's very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended