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From Chiang Mai: Full-Day Doi Suthep Trekking Tour

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From Chiang Mai: Full-Day Doi Suthep Trekking Tour

From £45.30 per person

Experience the beautiful Doi Suthep-Pui National Park on this exclusive guided trek through the jungle to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai's most sacred temple.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Discover the jungle of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park in an exclusive, small-group tour
  • Explore waterfalls, bamboo forests, flowers, birds and beautiful views
  • Learn about Chiang Mai's most sacred temple, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
  • Enjoy your lunch in the marvelous surroundings of the mountain temple
Full description
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 convenient transfer back to your hotel or address in the city.
  • English-speaking guide certified by the Tourism Authority of Thailand
  • Admission fee to Doi Suthep
  • Air-conditioned transportation by car or minivan
  • Roundtrip hotel transfers from hotels/accommodation in Chiang Mai city center
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Accident insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with low level of fitness
  • Pregnant women

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel
  • Long pants

Know before you go

  • Child rates apply to children ages 3 to 8 years and under 120 centimeters (about 47 inches)
  • Please bring a small backpack, towel, swimwear and comfortable footwear
  • This hike is considered moderate
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4.5 /5

based on 77 reviews

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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.

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22 February 2020

Great time! Mr. Kam is a great guide very funny and knowledgeable. The hike was quite easy, anyone healthy will have no problems at all even if not very athletic. But it was a nice descent from the temple through the jungle. Food was simple but very good Pad Thai and fresh fruits. The waterfall is nice to bathe in and comes at almost the end of the hike so it is refreshing. Total time was less than expected around 4 hours. It was definitely worth it for Mr. Kam's stories and his clear love for the forest.

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13 January 2020

Quick tips they forget to mention in the description : bring long pants or skirt for the temple and good shoes for a serious hike. Ours was 3 hours but there is a shorter one for 2 hours. The hike is totally doable if you are in semi-decent shape. We luckily had no injuries in our group but there are definitely points where you could slip easily and just fall down hard possibly over a cliff. The guide, Mr K I think, said that other people have indeed gotten very injured in the past. We brought swimsuits and towels but didn't go swimming. Well organized and were responsive to questions even before the tour. They reached out via email two days before to confirm details and get passport info for insurance purposes. Picked up on time and driven up the mountain to the temple first and then scaled down to the three waterfalls. The guide was super nice and truly loved the forest. He was very enthusiastic and wished he could go hiking every day. His English was good enough.

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24 December 2019

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