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Chiang Mai Private Tours:

CGDT003 Full Day Inside Inthanon - with trekking option



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1,500 - 5,350


Visit Thailand's highest mountain in Doi Inthanon National Park. Enjoy the unique flora, waterfalls and other sites that this national park has to offer. Take the option of the trek the Mae Klang Luang trail via a Karen hill tribe village


We will collect you from your Chiang Mai hotel and proceed towards one of Thailand's premier national parks and home to Thailand's highest mountain (Doi Inthanon). If you are taking this tour on a Saturday we will take the opportunity to drop in at the colorful and lively Sanpatong Buffalo market. Our next stop of the day will be at Wat Prahtat Sri Chom Thong Temple (Angkha Nature trail itinerary only) this local temple houses Buddhist relics. Our first stop in the national park will be the spectacular Wachiritharn waterfall This waterfall emits a good cascade most of the year but is especially raucous in the wet season months between June and October. Our next stop before the summit will be at the two royal pagodas, great views can be had here (cloud allowing) over the park and into the valleys below. A further ten minutes drive will bring you to the top of the mountain where you will need to take a short walk to reach the peak and everyones favorite photo location with the "Thailand's highest Mountain" sign. The air at the top is always much cooler than below and can get very cold during the cool season so make sure to bring a warm jacket for your visit (especially during Nov - Feb). On this Doi Inthanon tour you will have two different walking options to see this national park in more depth see below to decide which option suits you. On the way down from the mountain you can take the option and we can make a detour to visit one of Thailand's most spectacular waterfalls, Ma Ya.

Walking option 1 - Angkha Nature Trail - short easy walk
This walk will take you around the Angkha Nature Trail, this elevated boarded walkway takes you amongst some of the unique forest which can be found at this high elevation in the park. the walk is a relatively short 800 meters and will take around 15 minutes to complete.

Walking option 2 - Mae Klang Luang Trail - longer challenging walk
This is a longer walk and will take you on a 4-5 km circuit deeper into the park. On this walking trail you will see forest open paddy fields which are cultivated by the Karen villages and will also stop by at a Karen village to observe their lifestyles and the manufacture of coffee

Note: sometimes Mae Ya Waterfall is closed by the national park authorities in the wet season if they perceive a risk of flooding and unexpected water surges due to heavy rain, in this circumstance we will replace Mae Ya waterfall with a visit to Siritharn Waterfall


Itinerary with short walking - Angkha Nature Trail
• Pick up from your hotel in Chiang Mai. 8:00am
• Visit Sanpatong Buffalo Market (Saturday only)
• Visit Wat Prahtat Sri Chom Thong
• Visit Watchiritharn Waterfall
• Visit Royal Pagodas
• Visit Thailand's highest mountain
• Angkha Nature Trail (short walk)
• Lunch
• Karen Hill tribe (not Long Neck)
Option - Mae Ya Waterfall (if open)
• Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai. 5:30pm
Itinerary with long walking - Mae Klang Luang Trail
• Pick up from your hotel in Chiang Mai. 7:30am
• Visit Sanpatong Buffalo Market (Saturday only)
• Visit Watchiritharn Waterfall
• Visit Royal Pagodas
• Visit Thailand's highest mountain
• Mae Klang Luang Trail (long walk)
-- Rice paddies
​-- Waterfall
-- Karen village (not long neck)
​-- Coffee production​
• Lunch
Option - Mae Ya Waterfall (if open)
• Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai. 5:30pm


Child Discounts

Child below 130cm tall

250 baht discount for each child

Infant (24 months and below)


This tour includes:
• Licensed English speaking tour guide
• Private transport by air con minibus/car
• Careful driver
• All listed activities
• All entrance fees
• Pick up and drop off at your hotel

This tour excludes:
Mae Ya Waterfall 700 baht/group
Mae Klang Luang Trail 800 baht/group


Private tour: Departures on any date to suit your own schedule & no minimum requirement of persons
Private Tour
This tour is a private tour. We will run this tour exclusively for yourself and your group of family or friends
This tour is operated by Curious Gecko. Curious Gecko is Blugecko's own tour operation subsidiary. Blugecko is the parent company of Curious Gecko


This tour is conducted as a privately escorted tour only you will be supplied with your own tour guide and private vehicle . Sorry there are no group departures for this programme.

For 1-2 persons transport will be a modern comfortable air-conditioned car or minibus
For 3-13 persons transport will be a modern comfortable air-conditioned minibus

This tour includes transfer to and from your Chiang Mai Hotel. Please be ready and waiting in the lobby of your hotel before the pick up time specified on your booking confirmation. Please specify your hotel and its address on the booking form. If you do not have a hotel booked we can still process your booking but please inform us of your hotel at least 3 days prior to departure. For private tours we can arrange transfers to and from all hotels (an extra charge will usually be incurred for outlying hotels). If there are any issues with your specified hotel we will inform you before we ask for payment and process your booking.

This is a full day tour and no accommodation is provided. Blugecko can arrange your Chiang Mai hotel if required

This tour is conducted with an English speaking guide. The guides will be TAT licensed (Tourist Authority of Thailand)

A limited amount of accident insurance is provided to cover some medical bills in case of an injury but it is advised that you have your own comprehensive accident insurance.

Dress Codes and what to wear

• The Northern Thailand climate is hot all year round. Wear light, cool clothes: Shorts (or long pants if you prefer), T shirt and a sun hat are ideal attire.

• On this tour you will be visiting Buddhist temples, respectful and neat dress is always appreciated at temples, please wear knee length shorts and a shirt which covers your shoulders

• Please be prepared for the occasional shower, luckily in Chiang Mai rainfall is mostly confined to short showers rather than prolonged rainfall. A lightweight easily packable raincoat is an ideal precaution

• If conditions allow it is possible to take a shower at Mae Ya waterfall. You may want to bring your swim wear.

Exertion levels are light on this tour with a few short walks between attractions. There are steps and slopes

This is a full day tour and lunch is provided. Vegetarians can be catered for

There is no compulsory tipping. Tipping is at your own discretion and choice, but if you felt that you were served by the guide and driver well during your trip any extra income is gratefully received.