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Doi Inthanon National Park Small Group Full Day Tour

1. Doi Inthanon National Park Small Group Full Day Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center for a day to explore one of Thailand’s original national parks and highest mountain, Doi Inthanon. Perfect for adventurers and culture enthusiasts alike, this tour will feature picturesque landscapes, remote villages, and incredible viewpoints. The first stop is one of the largest and the most beautiful waterfalls in the country, the Wachirathan Waterfall. Over 80 meters high, the power of this waterfall creates a refreshing mist that feeds the surrounding vegetation. The next stop is the stunning 50-meter cascade, Sirithan Waterfall fed by the Mae Klong River.  Next, you’ll stop at the famous twin pagodas: the Napamatanee Don and Napaphon Bhumisiri. Built for the Royal King and Queen, they are located at the highest point in Thailand. The last stop is a visit to the Karen Tribe locale. Learn a bit about the hill tribes people’s culture and way of life in their village of Sobhad.

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Chiang Mai: 4-Hour Wat Umong and Doi Suthep Evening Tour

2. Chiang Mai: 4-Hour Wat Umong and Doi Suthep Evening Tour

Be picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center and go on a short drive to Wat Umong temple in the late afternoon. At this time of day, the crowds are few and views are prime. Upon arrival, explore the underground tunnels, bask in the beauty of the temple, and enjoy the forest surroundings. It is said that the trees in this forest have words of wisdom for those who pass by. After Wat Umong, the next stop is Doi Suthep temple. At this ornate structure, which is reached by a 306-step staircase, enjoy a beautiful sunset that lights up the golden temple. Also, take in the spectacular views of Chiang Mai at night from the summit of the mountain. Join a traditional ceremony performed by the temple's monks at the Golden Pagoda. After an afternoon spent exploring Chiang Mai’s temples and enjoying the sunset over the city, be returned to your hotel.

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Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep & Inthanon National Park Day Tour

3. Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep & Inthanon National Park Day Tour

Start your day of adventure at 8:00 AM when your private guide and driver picks you up from your hotel. You'll drive through the west of Chiang Mai to the Doi Suthep Temple, the most famous landmark in Chiang Mai and a sacred site among the locals. Thai people say you haven’t truly been to Chiang Mai if you haven't visited Doi Suthep. At the top of the temple, marvel at the shining gold and jeweled pagoda made in the Lanna architecture style. Listen to the chanting of the monks while you admire the panoramic views of the whole city of Chiang Mai from the viewing platform.  Next, you'll head to Doi Inthanon National Park where Thailand's highest peak is located. The area is covered by lush green preserved forests and has become one of the country's best parks. Stop at the halfway point up to the peak where you can admire the beautiful Wachirathan Waterfall and enjoy the flavors the real Thai food for lunch. After lunch, continue the drive up the mountain and enjoy the amazing views along the way. At the summit, visit the King, and Queen Pagoda and the beautiful surrounding gardens.  On the return trip, you'll make a final stop at a local market on the way down the mountain before heading back to your hotel in Chiang Mai.

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Chiang Mai: Alms Offering, Temples, and Waroros Market Tour

4. Chiang Mai: Alms Offering, Temples, and Waroros Market Tour

Departing from your hotel at 6:00AM, you'll head to your first stop at the foot of the Chiang Mai Hill. At this site, witness the daily ritual of Buddhist monks leaving the temples and walking among the local people to accept alms offerings. You'll also experience how to make an alms offering to the monks yourself.  Following that, drive uphill to visit the Doi Suthep Temple, the most famous landmark in Chiang Mai. It is said that you have not truly been to Chiang Mai if you have not visited this temple. From the top of the temple you can view the pagoda, which is believed to enshrine the holy relics of the Lord Buddha, and shines with actual gold. A viewing platform there also offers panoramic views of Chiang Mai City. After the temple, have breakfast at a local restaurant which offers a nice selection of original, famous, and delicious Chaing Mai noodles. You'll then progress onward to see the hidden temple of Wat Palard, where meditation monks reside and practice their daily routines. This ancient temple is very peaceful and quiet, and is also surrounded by stunningly beautiful nature. The traditional Lanna architecture there reflects the beauty of northern Thai culture.  Finally, peddle onward to the Waroros Market for a food discovery by foot. Wander through the bustling food stalls, and end your journey with a tasty sample of fresh fruit before heading back to your hotel.

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Chiang Mai Fields of Gold Cycling Tour

5. Chiang Mai Fields of Gold Cycling Tour

Cycle in beautiful countryside on the outskirts of Chiang Mai to experience Lanna culture and rural scenery around Chiang Mai. Between October and December, the fields of rice turn to an iridescent gold color. You will have a personalized and memorable cycling tour of Chiang Mai as the group number is limited.  Be picked up and dropped off at your accommodation for the 8-hour ride, which has a maximum distance of 36 kilometers with 289 meters of elevation gain. The terrain is a combination of paved road and dirt double track. You will use premium quality bikes and equipment including a helmet (full face helmets are available upon request), knee pads, elbow pads, gloves, and a hydration pack. 

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Chiang Mai: Historical Temples Small Group Half-Day Tour

6. Chiang Mai: Historical Temples Small Group Half-Day Tour

The charming city of Chiang Mai is a mix of atmospheric temples and sleepy streets. Spend a half-day exploring this city’s best temples with a knowledgeable guide.   Start at Wat Phra Singh, a 700-year-old temple often described as the city’s most beautiful. Inside, find an enormous “Lion Buddha”, as well as guilded pagodas, murals, and statues. Then, visit Wat Chedi Luang, the largest Buddhist temple in the heart of Chiang Mai. Built in 1441, this crumbling chedi is surrounded by striking elephant and serpent statues, who guard the temple.   Wat Suan Dok is known for its countless white stupas (meditation structures) and its stunning scenery, including its backdrop of Doi Suthep Mountain. It’s thought that a tooth from the Buddha himself is enclosed at the temple’s heart.   Finally, visit Wat Chiang Man, Chiang Mai’s oldest temple, which dates back to 1296. The gleaming gold chedi is seriously impressive, but the atmospheric flower garden that doubles as a fantastic photo spot is also worth a visit.

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Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep National Park Hike & Bike Tour

7. Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep National Park Hike & Bike Tour

Embark on a one-hour drive to the top of Doi Suthep National Park. Our first stop at Monthatan waterfalls gives us a glimpse into the diversity of flora in this National Park. Hike through the beautiful Northern Thai highlands to a forgotten Hill Tribe village. Take in the viewpoints to the east and to the north of the Mae Ping valley, where lunch will be had. After a good rest, start the ride down Suthep National Park on a smooth road. After a stop at the Queen Summer Palace and amazing views, continue to the famous Wat Suthep. The magnificent temple grounds reach 3600 feet in altitude. Continue cruising downhill on comfortable mountain bikes to the ancient Wat Pha Lat.

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Chiang Mai: Elephant Sanctuary Guided Tour in Spanish

8. Chiang Mai: Elephant Sanctuary Guided Tour in Spanish

Visit an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai accompanied by a Spanish-speaking guide and spend a day learning about these gentle giants, playing and bathing with them. Afterward, enjoy a delicious lunch and a visit to a colorful orchid garden.  Meet your guide at your hotel lobby and drive for 45 minutes to the Elephant sanctuary. Upon arrival, out on your caretaker clothes and then get an introduction about the sanctuary and the elephants that live here.  Prepare breakfast for these magnificent animals and then get a chance to feed them up close. You will get opportunities to interact and play with them in a natural environment as the guide explains their behavior and history.  Enjoy a short walk with the elephants next to the river before lunchtime. Feast on traditional food like Pad Thai, Chinese rolls, and local fruit then prepare to leave the sanctuary. As Thailand is the pioneer country in the cultivation of orchids, you will stop in an orchid garden where you can see different types of orchids and learn about their cultivation.  The return journey back to Chiang Maitakes approximately 45 minutes and you will arrive at your hotel around 2:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Chiang Mai

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Long van ride but very beautiful spots. The guide was great and spoke English well. The van was quite comfortable. The waterfalls were stunning and the hike was peaceful. Not too difficult. Worth it for a day trip!

Amazing temple, with a clear forecast you could see all the city and the mountains surrounding it. The guide, Faith, was the best part of rhe tour, a genuine passionate guy, the best guide ever had.

Our tour guide, Faith, was definitely the highlight of the tour. Doi Ithanon was awesome, but it was even more because of how helpful and knowledgeable he was!

Eager, keen, and always passionate to guide us around. Very attentively coordinated and timely pick up. Enjoyed this trip very much.

Very happy about our guide, May, and the driver. Great way to visit Wat Umong and Doi Suthep. Very much recommended!