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  • Chiang Mai Trek: Doi Suthep Area w/ Market and Temple Visit

    1. Chiang Mai Trek: Doi Suthep Area w/ Market and Temple Visit

    After a 7:30 AM pick-up from your hotel, drive to Doi Suthep – Pui National Park. Start by visiting local Ton Payom market to taste produce and buy food for your packed lunch. Then it's off to visit Doi Suthep Temple and its compound. Now it's time to head to the trekking part of the trip. Start at the Forestry Camp and trek downhill of the Doi Suthep area. Pass small waterfalls, walk through lush green forest and enjoy a view point of Chiang Mai. Doi Suthep – Pui is a part of Thanon Thong Chai Range. The forest is a mixture between evergreen forest (1,000 meter above the sea level) and mixed deciduous-evergreen forest. A variety of the animals and birds species can be found such as oaks, dipterrocarps, magnolia, crocodile salamander, wild boar, minivets and eagles. Take time out to enjoy your lunch at  Monthatarn Waterfall before arriving back in Chiang Mai at mid-afternoon.

  • Chiang Man: Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat & Wat Umong Spanish Tour

    2. Chiang Man: Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat & Wat Umong Spanish Tour

    Join a full-day guided tour in Spanish from Chiang Mai to discover the beautiful temples of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wat Pha Lat, and Wat Umong, enjoy a lakeside lunch, and visit the impressive Warorot Market.   After your hotel pickup, drive to the Wat Umong Cave Temple, a meditation compound on the outskirts of Chiang Mai at the foot of the national park not visited by many tourists. Walk on the picturesque grounds, learn about Buddhism, and taking amazing photos. Nex,t hed to the temple of meditation, Wat Pha Lat, in the middle of the jungle. This lost enclosure inside the Doi Suthep National Park was formerly used as a resting point for pilgrims. Now monks live in it and you will walk through its enclosure, see its buildings, meditation rooms, river, and can also talk to monks.  Ride up the mountain to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple, the most important, well known, and spectacul...

  • From Chiang Mai: Full-Day Doi Suthep Trekking Tour

    3. From Chiang Mai: Full-Day Doi Suthep Trekking Tour

    Following pick-up, head 10 minutes outside of Chiang Mai to explore its beautiful forests. Your trek begins at Mon Tha Than Waterfall. This tour takes you through Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Because this is an exclusive experience not available to travelers unaccompanied by a Doi Suthep park ranger, you and your small group might be the only ones on the path. Experience the grandeur and breathtaking views of the trail as you walk among forests of bamboo, tall hardwoods, a variety of colorful flowers and a diverse bird population. Cool down in the pools of several waterfalls on the trek. End your hike at Chiang Mai's most sacred temple, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, located 16 kilometers (about 10 miles) from the city and at 1,066 meters (about 3,500 feet) above sea level. Enjoy the panoramic view of Chiang Mai and the Ping Valley from this beautiful mountain temple. After lunch, enjoy a...

    Mr Kam was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. On the tour was myself, my husband and a young man traveler. Nice small group meant it was easy to ask questions. The trek was not an easy trail at times. We’re used to these types of hikes in our Rocky Mountains, so this was not a problem for us but could be problematic if mobility is an issue. We stopped at the lower temple where a monk ordination was taking place. We were then driven up to the top of Doi Suthep where there was a huge complex temple and LOTS of people- praying, giving offerings- obviously a very religious place for Buddhists. Tourism in Thailand is currently low due to COVID2019 and no Chinese tourists being allowed out of China, so this was the first time we saw so many Asians in one place. Lunch padthai was okay. We stopped at a waterfall and dipped our toes in. Water level is really low due to drought conditions. We were grateful to be driven back to our hotel even tho the description said we wouldn’t be.

  • Full Day Hike & Bike at Doi Suthep Mountain National Park

    4. Full Day Hike & Bike at Doi Suthep Mountain National Park

    At 9:00 AM, begin the day with a hotel pick-up and ride to the base. Once arrived, you'll have your safety briefing and be kitted out in safety gear. Then you can begin the hike up to the old Hmong Hill Tribe Village at the summit of Doi Pui National Park. The trek takes you through a stunning highland jungle, filled with huge indigenous Mai Yai trees. After about 3 hours of steady walking, you'll reach your destination: the summit of the National Park, reaching an elevation of 1400m. At the peak, your bikes and gear will be waiting for you in the nearby village. After a well-earned lunch break, begin your descent through the National Park on your mountain bike toward Lake Huay Tung Tao, an approximately 2-hour ride away. In contrast to the hike up, gravity rewards you now with a cool ride downhill with views of the beautiful Mae Ping Valley.  Awaiting you lakeside is a proper late lu...

    This tour is great for anyone wanting to experience the nature around Chiang Mai without encountering big crowds. We were only two people (+guide) and hardly saw anyone else along the way. Our guide was incredibly friendly without being overbearing or awkward. He tried to cater as much as possible to our level of experience during both the hiking and biking parts. From what I could tell, our bikes were in a good shape and all the necessary protective gear was provided. Note that the mountain biking part is quite challenging and not necessarily suited for beginners! Finally, this tour includes two local meals that tasted incredibly good. Overall, a great experience!

  • Doi Suthep National Park: Beginner Downhill Bike Ride

    5. Doi Suthep National Park: Beginner Downhill Bike Ride

    This tour offers the most scenic and popular downhill mountain bike ride in Chiang Mai. Your day kicks off with transfer from your hotel at 9:30 AM and a comprehensive safety and bike fit-out briefing. After a 45-minute drive to the top of Doi Pui Mountain, you’ll take a short test ride to get comfortable with the equipment.   Finally ready, you’ll head off towards Hill Top Coffee Plantation along a small jeep track. If you’re a beginner, your guide will help you with your downhill riding techniques. Follow the track covered by spectacularly large tree canopies to enjoy the cooler temperatures before arriving at the first resting point. Take a break and maybe try a cup of local coffee as you soak in the mountain air and views! Home to the friendly Hmong Hill Tribe People, you will witness the rural living and farming in Northern Thailand’s mountains.   The second route you will take requ...

    Very organized and professional tour provider. My guide Joe was very patient and kind. In my opinion, this might be considered more of an intermediate level ride as opposed to beginner. Regardless, I had a great time and recommend this tour to others.

  • Chiang Mai: 6-Hour Doi Pui National Park Summit Hike

    6. Chiang Mai: 6-Hour Doi Pui National Park Summit Hike

    After being picked up in the morning from your hotel in Chiang Mai city, you will head towards your local hiking adventure. 2 hours after beginning your ascent, you will reach Wat Doi Suthep at the 1,100 meter mark. Here you will start to traverse through highland jungle and the old Hmong Hill Tribe Village near the summit of Doi Pui which you will reach after your 3rd hour. After a hearty lunch at the village and an approximate 1-hour climb, you will tackle the summit of Doi Pui peak. Here we get to enjoy 180 degrees views of the Mae Ping Valley. The trip will be completed by a climb with a 30-minute downhill stroll to the Doi Pui Camp grounds ,where your ride back awaits you. Refreshed with cold drinks and snacks, you will then head back to the comfort of Chiang Mai, but not before making a stop at Wat Suthep to marvel at this rich temple which was built centuries ago in 1383.

    This is tough, but very rewarding. I would highly recommend this to o anyone with a relative fitness level. The trek is through the jungle, up rocks and via temples.

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What people are saying about Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Mr Kam was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. On the tour was myself, my husband and a young man traveler. Nice small group meant it was easy to ask questions. The trek was not an easy trail at times. We’re used to these types of hikes in our Rocky Mountains, so this was not a problem for us but could be problematic if mobility is an issue. We stopped at the lower temple where a monk ordination was taking place. We were then driven up to the top of Doi Suthep where there was a huge complex temple and LOTS of people- praying, giving offerings- obviously a very religious place for Buddhists. Tourism in Thailand is currently low due to COVID2019 and no Chinese tourists being allowed out of China, so this was the first time we saw so many Asians in one place. Lunch padthai was okay. We stopped at a waterfall and dipped our toes in. Water level is really low due to drought conditions. We were grateful to be driven back to our hotel even tho the description said we wouldn’t be.

Very organized and professional tour provider. My guide Joe was very patient and kind. In my opinion, this might be considered more of an intermediate level ride as opposed to beginner. Regardless, I had a great time and recommend this tour to others.

This is tough, but very rewarding. I would highly recommend this to o anyone with a relative fitness level. The trek is through the jungle, up rocks and via temples.

the tour was very exhausting, but worth it! a turtle passed our way (very seldom)! our tourguide was very competent and the meal and the coffee were excellent!

Hard and difficult ride, both hiking and cycling, not for beginners. Super good guide. Fantastic experience.