Meet the Karen villagers and explore amazing waterfalls, valleys, jungle and farms as well as the highest spot in Thailand on this hand crafted Doi Inthanon private trekking tour, in an area with a unique climate and rich in biodiversity. Whilst there are plenty of similar tours, we guarantee small groups, more focus on learning about the flora and fauna, a more relaxed pace and no hidden fees.
After being picked up at 8am we will drive south for 2 hours to Doi Inthanon National Park and begin with a visit to the highest spot in Thailand and a short walk on the Ang Ka nature trail, a fascinating area with flora and fauna found nowhere else. From here we drive to the twin pagodas - another must see part of Doi Inthanon and a beautiful attraction with gardens, viewpoints and unique architecture.
This private Doi Inthanon trekking tour begins with the help of a local Karen guide to explain the flora and fauna in the area as we walk the 5km trail through the jungle valley before descending into the village. The valley is dotted with beautiful waterfalls and is shaded by the forest canopy keeping you cool throughout the journey and you may hear one of the resident gibbons if you're very lucky. At certain times of year the rice paddies may be a verdant green, or shimmering gold and is a sight to behold. When we reach the Karen village we'll enjoy some local coffee and a tasty lunch and if you like, walk around the various handicraft homes in the village.
From here we begin our journey back to the city but one last waterfall awaits - Wachirathan waterfall, which is a spectacular sight and the perfect way to end the tour. From here we drive the 1.5 hours back to Chiang Mai to conclude the Doi Inthanon trekking tour.
This is a completely private tour so once booked, no other visitors will join - perfect for couples, families and groups wanting a more intimate experience going at a pace to suit you. We can also adjust the schedule to visit attractions at quieter times!
- Private tour guaranteed
- English speaking guide
- Local Karen guide during Pha Dok Siew hike
- Transportation by air conditioned SUV
- Lunch and refreshments
- Entrance fees (including 300THB per person for Doi Inthanon National Park)
- Pagoda fee
- No hidden costs / fees
- Personal expenses – you may want to buy a bag of coffee or Karen clothes for a gift
08.00am – Hotel pick up
Pick up from your hotel and head to Doi Inthanon national park.
10.00am - Photo Opportunity at the Highest Spot in Thailand!
We'll drive to the summit of Doi Inthanon national park, take some photos at the highest spot, and hike the Ang Ka nature trail.
10.30am - Visit the Famous Twin Pagodas
As we head down from the highest point, we'll stop off at the beautiful twin pagodas, a must see attraction in the area.
11.30am - Begin the Hike
We'll hike a stunning 5km hiking trail through forest, farms and a valley dotted with waterfalls.
13.30pm - Arrive in Karen hilltribe village
We will stop for a coffee in the local village, you're welcome to grind the beans if you like! After a coffee we'll have lunch in a local restaurant.
14.30pm - Wachirathan waterfall
The final stop is the impressive Wachirathan waterfall, a perfect way to end the visit and take a few final photos.
17.00pm - Arrive back in Chiang Mai
Arrive in Chiang Mai and drop off at your accommodation.
What to Expect from Trekking in Doi Inthanon
Doi Inthanon is a must see destination in Chiang Mai and is exceptionally popular for good reason! This trip is perfect for those looking for a bit of sightseeing / bit of trekking with plenty of attractions along the way. If you're looking to get off the beaten track and want a long distance trek then look at the related tours or chat to us for options.