My ultimate goal is to show you – my guest, my friend – the most memorable places during your time in Chiang Mai. With my team of local Thai tour guides and expats, we offer a great selection of tours and activities that are chosen based on a balance of quality, value, affordability, and excellent service.
Experience some of the most stunning views in Chiang Mai Province on this full day tour. Begin by visiting a beautiful Buddhist temple atop a mountain followed by a trip to the Doi Inthanon National Park. Once inside the park, trek for several hours along lush green nature trails, explore an Arabica coffee plantation, and visit magnificent waterfalls. You will also visit the highest mountain peak in the Thailand, stand before royal Thai architecture, and mingle with local hill tribe people.
This tour is scheduled to pick you up at your hotel or guesthouse at 7:00 AM and then return to Chiang Mai around 6:00 PM.
Duration: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Your guide will make sure that you spend as much time as possible at each activity. However, the schedule may vary depending on the weather, traffic, and other tour groups. Therefore, there is no formal schedule aside from pickup and drop-off times.
Doi Suthep Temple
Begin your full day tour with a visit to Chiang Mai’s iconic Doi Suthep Temple. Located close to the Old City on a mountainside, this 14th century temple is filled with beautiful Buddhist shrines and auspicious relics. Visitors must climb 306 steps to reach the temple’s entrance but the views are well worth it! An easier, alternate route is available via a cable car ride to the top of the staircase.
Please Note: It is important to dress properly when visiting any Buddhist temple. Please wear pants or long skirts and do not wear tank tops or sleeveless shirts. Everyone will be asked to remove their footwear before entering the temple no matter what type of shoes you are wearing.
Doi Inthanon National Park
This tour continues by exploring the Doi Inthanon National Park, which is sure to please any nature lover.
The first stop is near the park’s entrance at the magnificent Wachirathan Waterfall. These falls plummet roughly 80 meters into a deep pool and create beautiful plumbs of mist. Once inside the park, your trek will begin. Follow your guide through the mountain’s evergreen forest, pass by lush rice fields, and then arrive at a local Arabica coffee farm that is owned and operated by the local Pa Ka Yor hill tribe.Here you will get to sample the local coffee before carrying on the trek to another stunning waterfall deep within the jungle.
After resting and enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, the tour will continue along the Angka Nature Trail. The short trail passes by the stupa of King Inthawichayanon, a Thai ruler who treasured the cool mountain weather, and ends at the Doi Inthanon Summit, which is the highest point in Thailand at 2,656 meters!
A brief ride in your minibus will take you to the incredible Royal Twin Pagodas, which were built to give homage to the King and Queen of Thailand. From there you can look at the three districts of Jomthong, Sanpathong, and Mae Jam within the valley below as well as enjoy an impressive view of Doi Inthanon.
The tour wraps up with a visit to a Hmong hill tribe market. This project is one of the many royal projects (in addition to the coffee plantation of the Pa Ka Yor hill tribe) designed to create a better, more sustainable way of life for the local people of Thailand. Afterward, relax as you ride back to Chiang Mai.