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Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Inthanon National Park

Doi Inthanon National Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Basics

Doi Inthanon National Park is one of the most popular day trips from Chiang Mai (the mountain is named for the city’s last king, in fact), and you’ll find plenty of tour options. Active travelers can trek through paddy fields to plummeting waterfalls, cruise down the peak on a mountain bike, or navigate the rapids of Mae Wang Valley, which sprawls out at the foot of the mountain. A guided small-group or private tour of the park often includes a trek to the summit of Doi Inthanon, plus visits to a hill tribe village, a Hmong market, and the twin King and Queen pagodas; you’ll also learn about the region’s ecosystem by exploring the Kew Mae Pan or Ang Ka nature trails.

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Doi Inthanon National Park, Waterfall and Royal Project from Chiang Mai
Doi Inthanon National Park, Waterfall and Royal Project from Chiang Mai
star-4.5
$39.62 per adult
Traveler Favorite
AMAZING!
It was just AMAZING! Our guide Loui was incredible, and super funny, she planned the whole trip just perfect to have enough time to visit, take pictures, enjoy and have some knowledge history of the places. We highly recommend this trip!
Hugo_R, Mar 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Chiang Mai

star-4
Overall a splendid worthy trip.
Robert_M, Dec 2020
Doi Inthanon National Park, Waterfall and Royal Project from Chiang Mai
Our guide was punctual, polite and knowledgeable. Spoke good English. We plenty of time to review everything but unfortunate not able to go to the summit due to govetnment restrictions on Covid.
star-5
A day with elephants
Bill, Mar 2020
3 Experiences: Doi Inthanon Tour, Elephant Sanctuary, Trekking Trail
Very clean and efficient van ride to site. Excellent driver. Fed the elephants and bathed them in a pond. Staff very helpful and pleasant. We taken to the summit and able to see pagodas in addition to the interaction with elephants A very good day. Well worth the money
star-5
A must do if in Northern Thailand!
Christian_D, Dec 2020
Mount Doi Inthanon National Park Sunrise and Hiking
Incredible scenery to say the least. What really made the trip was the personal touch of Joe. He really strove to make sure we had an awesome adventure. Very kind and knowledgeable. 10/10 would recommend!
star-5
Definitely Recommend!
Rebecca_B, Mar 2020
Fantastic! Doi Inthanon National park tour + 2hr trekking at Phadokseaw
This tour was absolutely amazing! Our guide was Jakkie Chang. He was EXTREMELY knowledgeable about history, culture, and nature. He English was great. Jakkie was very funny and informative. The trek was very nice with many stops where he would point out plants and their medicinal uses. The Pagodas were beautiful. Jakkie also offered to take several pictures along the way for all of us. I highly recommend this tour and Jakkie!
star-5
Great trip
Dana_C, Mar 2020
Doi Inthanon National Park, Waterfall and Royal Project from Chiang Mai
The trip was awesome- our guide Bird was very knowledgeable and the driver Tho was very good. We saw a bunch of the main things to see at the park, walked through a rainforest and had ample time to take in the sights and lots of pictures at each place
star-5
Amazing Tour
Allison, Mar 2020
Fantastic! Doi Inthanon National park tour + 2hr trekking at Phadokseaw
This was an incredible tour worth every penny!! Our tour guide Jeanie was incredible and was with us the entire day teaching us about each place we went to. Highly recommend
star-5
The Joys of Doi Inthanon
IanL, Mar 2020
Doi Inthanon National Park, Waterfall and Royal Project from Chiang Mai
Great tour. Beautiful scenery and really interesting visit to Karon Hilk tribe. Nice lunch, comfortable transport and informative, hospitable guide. Really good day - many thanks. Mozzie spray and comfortable but sturdy shoes a must
star-5
Best tour I have done yet
micahcartonmelbourne, Feb 2020
3 Experiences: Doi Inthanon Tour, Elephant Sanctuary, Trekking Trail
Fantastic day out, our guide was fun and friendly, washing the elephants and feeding them was unreal!
star-5
Wonderful day trip!
Kyekyah, Jan 2020
Doi Inthanon Private Tour with Trek & Lunch from Chiang Mai
Amazing day trip! Private tour (just two of us), really nice car, super friendly driver/guide, beautiful part of the world. The guide for the section walking to the village was wonderful too. Food was great and they were great at accommodating for dietary needs. Such a wonderful day, highly recommend!
star-5
Wonderful experience!
ploy89, Jan 2020
Mount Doi Inthanon National Park Sunrise and Hiking
Our tour guide Joe was so friendly, informative and patient! Our entire tour went smoothly and one of my friends forgot to bring a sweater during the sunrise portion and he even offered his hoody! We had such a great experience and highly recommend this tour!
star-4
Great learning experience & value!
amorsella3, Nov 2019
Full Day Tour of Doi Suthep Temple and Doi Inthanon National Park
We had a limited amount of time in Chiang Mai and this was the perfect excursion to get the most out of the day. It was culturally educational, we caught a glimpse of the countryside around Chiang Mai, and had a great lunch - Our guide and driver were professional, informative, and hospitable. Highly recommend this trip!
star-5
DOI INTHANON
Voyager257723, Nov 2019
Doi Inthanon Private Tour with Trek & Lunch from Chiang Mai
Cloudy rainy day but still a great escape from the City. Our guide was informative and kind. Loved it all!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Doi Inthanon Mountain is a must-see for adventure travelers and nature lovers.

  • Dress in layers; daytime temperatures in the park can be surprisingly cool.

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on uneven surfaces.

  • Most day tours from Chiang Mai include roundtrip transportation and lunch.

  • Expect a full-day tour to last upwards of eight hours.

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How to Get There

The easiest way to get to Doi Inthanon National Park is by joining an English-speaking guided tour of the park or hiring a private taxi for the day. Convenient public transportation to the park is lacking.

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Trip ideas

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Elephant Conservation in Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai Hill Tribe Villages

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Chiang Mai Temple Trail


When to Get There

For the best chance of clear views from the summit, plan your visit for the dry season (between May and October). During the rest of the year, Doi Inthanon is blanketed in perpetual fog and sees almost daily rainfall.

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The Mae Kha Ning Phenomenon

If you visit Mt. Doi Inthanon over New Year’s, you’ll likely be joined by locals coming to witness a phenomena known as Mae Kha Ning, or frost—a rare sight in a climate as warm as Thailand’s.

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