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Doi Suthep tours at sunrise
Welcome to the amazing territory of Chiang Mai. It will provide you with so many activities to suit your requirements such as nature and wildlife, elephant trip, adventurous, extreme trip, trekking, biking, Chiang Mai Kayaking, sunrise & sunset or morning Alms offering to Buddhist Monks, and Doi Suthep tours at sunrise are the activities that really stand out.
Here I will try to separate the activities that may help you to decide which location suits your trip period and budget.
Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai City Temple Tour
Doi Suthep, founded in 1383, is one of the most sacred shrines in northern Thailand. At this place, the International Buddhist Center hosts casual discussions, chanting, and meditation.
Here you can start your adventure with a visit to Wat Phra Tat Doi Suthep, one of the most sacred temples in the country, surrounded by mesmerizing mountain tops and steeped in legends after a convenient morning hotel pick up. You can’t miss the golden spire that glows close the Doi Suthep hill peak!
Your next stop is Bhubing Palace, the Thai Royal Family’s winter residence, where you will find plenty of flowers and various native trees that are uncommon in most areas of Thailand.
Enjoy a tasty lunch buffet at the Holiday Garden Hotel, then head off to your last stops-Wat Phra Singh, perhaps the second most famous temple in the region, and Wat Chedi Luang, home to the biggest Buddhist pagoda in the region.
Morning Buddhist Culture and Doi Suthep Temple
Although the Buddhist monks of Thailand are internationally-famous, during their trip to Thailand, many travelers do not create time for an authentic monastery experience.
Before checking out the pagodas and temples at Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep Temple, engage in an offer to a group of local monks on this early morning trip.
This leaves enough time to visit the widespread Waroros Market, the biggest market in Chiang Mai where many Thai locals go shopping.
What to expect from this itinerary
You may want to start your day with a blessing from Doi Suthep’s monks. Then you can visit the pagodas and shrines in the Doi Suthep Temple of Chiang Mai.
You are able to navigate the booths at Chiang Mai’s biggest local market. The cultural experience of the early morning leaves the rest of the day free to explore.
Monk Chanting at Doi Suthep Temple and Khan Toke Dinner
At 16:30 p.m. we leave the hotel. A 1–hour drive to Doi Suthep, Pui National Park. First, we are going to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep or Doi Suthep Temple, one of the most significant and lovely temples in northern Thailand.
Acquaintance with the chanting of monks is a very spiritual experience. Enjoy the temple’s magnificence with its glowing Golden Chedi and amazing sunset views of Chiang Mai City and its surroundings.
A visit must be made! Then drive to Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center in Chiang Mai City. Right there, in the atmosphere of northern Thai Style culture, you can enjoy an authentic Thai dinner.
You’ll be entertained by a Northern Cultural Performance while having your dinner. It is possible to request a special meal such as Standard Food, Halal Food (No Pork) and Vegetarian Food when booking.
Schedule of this trip
Your first stop is at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. It is one of the most significant and lovely temples in northern Thailand, situated near the top of Doi Suthep. It is a place of worship, dating back to when the first Chedi was constructed in 1373.
It is a significant place for the follower to pilgrimage and a sacred place for many Thai people. In order to reach the pagodas, visitors can take the 306 steps staircase or ride a cable car.
Your second stop is at Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center. In the atmosphere of northern Thai Style culture, you can enjoy an authentic Thai dinner here.
Local food, including sticky rice, fried pork skin, northern chili paste, pork sauce, sweet crispy rice, and deep–fried fruit, will be served on the tiny round table, which is a significant component of the continuation of the local culture and Lanna. At this attractive dinner site, you’ll be entertained by a Northern Cultural Performance while having your dinner.
It is possible to request a special meal such as Standard Food, Halal Food (No Pork) and Vegetarian Food when booking.
Doi Suthep Mountain Biking
Take a breath from Chiang Mai’s endless vitality. Get out of town for a mountain bike ride that even has the approval seal of the National Geographic.
There are three distinct trails suitable for the novice or pro of mountain biking. You only have to worry about going downhill with a 4x 4 journey up to the summit.
Each path takes you on a trip through tiny villages including a coffee plantation from the amazing peak perspective of the Mae Ping Valley.
Before reaching Huay Tung Thao Lake for dinner, each of the bike paths dives through the luscious jungle. There may also be the time in the lake for a dip.
Doi Suthep and Hmong Village
Discover Chiang Mai as you enter this half–day tour of Doi Suthep and Hmong Village and learn a little more about the culture of Thailand. At Doi Suthep, home of the sacred Wat Phra that temple, your day will begin with a light jog.
The many temples, chedis, and temples that demonstrate the impact of Buddhism in Thailand can be explored and admired here.
This trip also involves a visit to Hmong Village’s tribal people, who are also renowned for their colorful and complex clothes.
Get an opportunity to interact and discover their culture and way of life with the tribespeople! In order to make your journey better, this tour also includes an English-speaking tour guide and comfortable transportation.
Note: Please note that the itinerary is approximate and may change depending on weather and traffic conditions
- 8:00am-8:30am pick up at hotel/meet up location
- 8:30 am visit Wat Phra That in Doi Suthep
- 10:30 am explore Hmong Village (the best time to marvel at the paddy field is from the end of May-Sep)
- 12:00pm return to hotel/meet up location
Doi Suthep Day Trekking Tour
See the most sacred temple of Chiang Mai, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep by walking through the lovely National Park of Doi Suthep, Pui.
This is a half-day tour that is only available in the morning. Don’t forget! Take advantage of this exclusive tour and see Thailand’s jungles without other tourists surrounding you.
Trek through the mixed evergreen-deciduous woods and hear guided commentaries on local flora and wildlife, including several rare species of birds.
After that walk to the starting point from Doi Suthep to Monthathan Waterfall to begin walking downhill. Take the group for lunch at the Local Restaurant in the afternoon with local meals such as Kao Soi (Chiang Mai Noodle in a Coconut Supper and so on).
Meet the Hmong People of Doi Suthep, 2 days tour
This trek is amazing. You’ll appreciate Doi Suthep National Park’s forest and views. The tourists will be accompanied by a local Hmong guide. He will clarify his tribe’s history and their interaction with their surroundings.
You will continue to explore an amazing place in a traditional Hmong village. You will also visit Wat Doi Suthep and discover the history of Chiang Mai’s sacred mountain. On the way back to Chiang Mai you will also visit the exciting Elephant Poo Poo Paper Park.
Day 1: Chiang Mai, Ban Mae Sa Mai: Wat Doi Suthep and Doi Pui Hmong Village
We’re going to visit Wat Doi Suthep, the most popular mountain in Chiang Mai. We proceed to the Doi Pui village of Hmong where we meet with our local guide to Hmong. We’re going to begin our hike here to another Hmong village in the Mae Sa Valley, Ban Mae Sa Mai.
This hike, including stops, will take about five to six hours. It’s a fantastic walk through the forest, providing incredible views at times.
On this hill, the local Hmong guide will inform you about the flora and the history of opium cultivation. You are going to take a rest and have lunch in a picturesque place. Then we’re going to proceed with Ban Mae Sa Mai. This town is Northern Thailand’s biggest Hmong community.
There’s time to settle down after arrival. You’re staying next to a traditional house in the Hmong family. If you want, you can assist your hosts to prepare dinner. Your guide will introduce you to the culture of Hmong after dinner. There, you will have to stay in the village until the next morning.
Day 2: Ban Mae Sa Mai, Chiang Mai
The village comes soon to life. You can choose from two hikes around the area after breakfast. You can either walk through the village’s community forest or walk to the village’s vegetable gardens.
Before we drive to Mon Cham, a wonderful viewpoint, we will have a last lunch in the village. On the road, at the Royal Project, on the edge of the village, we will stop for a visit.
The last stop of the second day is the Elephant Poopoo Park. We will visit the Poopoo Paper Company which produces recycled and odorless paper products from the dung of elephants and other animals. They also provide you a great souvenir for you to purchase here.
Explore the Doi Suthep, Waterfalls, Pui National Park by truck
A full-day tour (approximately 8-9 hours): explore the landmarks of Chiang Mai.
Your guide, who removes the trouble of navigating to see Doi Suthep, Pui National Park, offers a context that is often unheard of by tourists about the history and culture of the area. Between views and landmarks from Chiang Mai City visit points of interest, Doi Suthep Temple and Bhubing Palace, you’ll be taken through thick green jungle local villages. You will see the local people’s different lifestyles.
As well as visiting the tribe village of Baan Khun Chang Kien where you will meet the Hmong Hill Tribe Community, and enjoy at Mon Tha Than Waterfall. Let’s explore the natural landscape of Chiang Mai on a 4WD tour of secluded backcountry places with a large smile and a memory you’ll never forget.
Ethical Elephant Caretaker and Doi Suthep Temple Tour
Visit the private estate of an ethically saved elephant to know about the elephants as you cook, feed and bathe them in the river. Enjoy a Thai dinner before the day finishes and visit the notable temple of Doi Suthep. You probably need to spend 8 hours on this activity.
Schedule for Elephant Caretaker
Start your personal experience by leaving your accommodation in Chiang Mai City and take a picturesque trip to a private elephant estate where you’ll become a half-day caretaker. Upon arrival, walk up the mountain to the main base camp, dress an elephant caretaker outfit and get ready for a fun day.
Learn about the lengthy and intriguing history of Asian Elephants as you learn how to cook good herbal treats to consume them for a snack.
Then feed them with the handmade treatments and wander through the lovely lush forest along their side.
Continue by bathing in the river with an elephant and say goodbye to your large new buddies as you set off on the next portion of your trip. Take some time out of your day to enjoy a delicious Thai meal, and finish your lunch off with a selection of fresh tropical fruits.
Then visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the temple on a mountain top. You can walk up or use the elevator to achieve the top. A golden chedi and terrace with tiny temples, breadfruit trees, rock gardens, and an Emerald Buddha statue are on the very top. You will be responded from the top of the mountain to amazing views of the lush greenery below.
Chiang Mai Countryside by bike
Cruise the landscape of Chiang Mai. The journey begins with a ride to Lamphun by train. Visit some historic temples in this ancient capital before cycling back through the landscape and wooded foothills to Chiang Mai. It would take around 8 hours for the trip.
Pedal to the train station through the town. Arriving with your bicycles at the historic train station in Lamphun. Soon you will discover yourself riding the tiny town’s quiet streets, once the capital of an ancient Mon Kingdom. Pedaling past its ancient walls to arrive with its imposing chedi at the renowned Wat Phra That Hariphunchai.
Through villages, along the canal lines and tree–lined roads, the bicycle trip strikes across the landscape. In a village market, enjoy a simple Thai lunch. After lunch, we will cycle through paddy fields to arrive at Ban Tawai’s renowned wood carving village.
From here, meander through country lanes to a beekeeping center at the foothills of Doi Suthep. We arrive at the forest temple of Wat Umong after a few ups and downs on forest lanes before returning to the city. The tour’s complete riding range is 55 km and takes six to eight hours.
Chiang Mai and Pai: Sticky waterfalls for 2 days
Enjoy a private overnight trip packed with Chiang Mai’s highlights and Pai’s relaxing town. See major attractions like Doi Suthep Temple, Sticky Waterfalls, Pai Bridge, Local Walking Street, etc.
Start your trip by 8 AM pick-up from your hotel or airport in Chiang Mai town center. First, head to the most sacred temple of Chiang Mai, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, 3,500 feet above sea level, renowned for its Golden Pagoda.
Visit the waterfall of Sticky Buatong with 3 principal stages that can be hiked with amazing views of the mountains. The rock’s calcareous layer makes them sticky and simple to hold on to.
Then drive through the hills to Pai on a winding highway. Stop at the iconic bridge of the iron memorial that dates back to the Second World War and has become a famous photo spot. Then check–in at your hotel and spend the afternoon exploring local restaurants and markets.
Get grabbed at 8 AM from your Pai hotel on the second day. Start the day with a visit to the Chinese Village of Baan Santichon at Yun Lai that offers amazing town views.
Travel up the mountain to the temple of Mae Yen, home to a gigantic white Buddha. Head to the city center for lunch. Then take a brief drive from Pai to stop at Coffee in Love where on the balcony you can enjoy a drink or a slice of cheesecake.
Last but not least, you can visit Pai Canyon where you can walk along routes of stone and discover the natural countryside. Return to Chiang Mai in a personal vehicle around 6 p.m.
Doi Suthep National Park: Beginner Downhill Bike Ride
Do not miss the Chiang Mai region’s favorite picturesque downhill ride. Take a 1200 m mountain bike ride from the Doi Suthep National Park Summit to the valley floor of Lake Huay Tueng Tao. Perfect for beginners with motivation! With this activity, you would have to spend the whole enjoying great scenery within this natural spot.
This tour provides Chiang Mai’s most picturesque and famous downhill bicycle ride. Your day begins at 9:30 a.m. with your hotel transfer and an extensive briefing on security and bicycle fit-out. You will take a brief test trip to get comfortable with the facilities after a 45-minute drive to the top of Doi Pui Mountain.
You’re finally prepared to head off on a tiny jeep path to Hill Top Coffee Plantation. Your guide will assist you with your downhill riding methods if you’re a beginner.
Follow the path covered by spectacularly big canopies of the tree to appreciate the cooler temperatures before reaching the first point of rest.
Take a break and grab a cup of local coffee while soaking in the air and views of the mountains! Home to the friendly Hmong Hill Tribe People, you’ll witness the hills of Northern Thailand’s rural living and farming.
The second path you’re going to take needs complete attention as the forest’s wild development hugs the path. There are single tracks parallel to the mildly difficult jeep path for sophisticated drivers to get their technical single-track fix.
There will be plenty of great viewpoints for rest stops and slightly blended terrain to challenge you as your trip continues down to Lake Huay Tueng Tao at the mountain base.
Arriving at the lake, if you like, you’ll enjoy a dip, a well-deserved meal and stunning mountain views that just gave you an incredible over three hours mountain bike downhill adventure.
Then it’s time to return to Chiang Mai, the lazy way: by the truck that will get you back around 3:30 p.m.
Long Neck Village, Hill Tribes, and Wat Pha Lat Half Day Tour
The Karen Long Neck Hill Tribe is a tribe of females who live in the southern Thai mountains as refugees from Burma. Hidden Temple “Wat Palad” is a temple tucked away in the core of the jungle in Chiang Mai.
Just as with community temples found in the town, they mainly serve as a quiet location to reside and meditate for monks.
The schedule of the trip should be as follows:
Learn how hill tribe people, including Lahu, Padong, Yao, Akha, Kayaw, Mhong, White Karen and Palong (Long Neck Karen), live. It simply an activity to visit the hill tribe town.
The people there wearing the ring of brass on their throat. It makes the neck look longer than normal, for lovely and look special.
Next, in a lush green hill, away from the chaos of the streets of Chiang Mai, visit the Hidden Temple, Wat Pha Lat, a Paradise of the Jungle Temple.
In contrast to community temples found in the town, jungle temples mainly serve as a quiet spot for the living and meditation of monks.
With ancient stone structures, complex sculptures, and a lot of amazing spots to meditate on, it is evident why people say that Wat Pha Lat a hidden gem.
Zipline Adventure in Chiang Mai
In 2007, Flight of the Gibbon opened in Chiang Mai an original Thailand Zipline course. Since then, to make it the best Zipline course in Asia, it has been continuously striving to improve the service. I think it’d make your day unforgettable in the Thai rainforest. Experience some of the longest and highest Ziplines in Asia and the world through the lovely virgin rainforest. You will also support our ecotourism model and conservation efforts as well as a lifetime experience that is unforgettable. Within this activity, you probably need to prepare your time for approximately seven hours.
And here is your schedule:
Stop At: Flight of the Gibbon, Chiang Mai.
In the lush woods of the lovely Mae Kampong village, Chiang Mai Zipline is only an hour drive away from Chiang Mai. You can also see them swinging across the forest canopy and hear the characteristic call of endangered gibbons from Zipline.
08:30 am, Hotel pickup and transfer estimated one hour to Mae Kampong village
09:30 am, Welcome & introduction, meet your sky rangers, set up safety gear and transfer to the point of departure for a full safety briefing
10:00 am, Start your journey! About 2.5 hours of Ziplines, sky bridges, nature walks and abseiling, all taking in the splendor and magnificence of this lovely rainforest.
12:30 pm, you will have to spend around 1 hour to enjoy your genuine Thai lunch from organic sources
13:30 pm, you have a choice to choose whether you want to walk to the waterfall of Mae Kampong, or take continue to take a rest after your lovely lunch. Here you will have 1 hour as spare time.
14:15 pm, Program wrap-up and transfer back to Chiang Mai.
Note: The program is appropriate for kids over 100 cm tall.
Besides enjoying Zip lining’s excitement, if you’re visiting Mae Kampong, you also have the choice to see local craftsmen at work, or you can settle overnight in an authentic home to experience northern Thai hospitality.
Stop At: Mae Kampong Waterfall
Stop at an appealing waterfall encircled by hills, Mae Kam Pong Waterfall. It’s one of Mae Kampong’s most significant tourist attractions. You are able to adore nature here for about one hour.
Chiang Mai Street Food Tours
Start exploring the colorful night food markets of Chiang Mai in this city with a 2.5–hour night food trip. Bring a good appetite as you sample at least eight dishes. The hotel includes pick-up and drop-off.
Start by being welcomed by your local guide at your Chiang Mai accommodation and then meet your fellow foodies.
The group size is restricted to eight members for a more private experience.
Take a path that will bring you to two evening food markets where you will try a broad range of dishes, from cannom jin (Chinese noodles) to northern Thai specimens, coconut dumplings, stewed pork legs, and finish with some of Thailand’s unique desserts and sweets if you still have some spare storage.
This is a perfect time to learn from your guide some fundamental Thai sentences and then practice ordering your dishes with your Thai language.
You will receive a brief leaflet highlighting some of the most famous street food items, and you can continue exploring the great street food for the remainder of your stay in Thailand with this and your fresh language abilities.
With a tiny group and an experienced guide, you will have plenty of time to ask questions about unknown foods, ingredients and how to eat some of the more exotic dishes from Thailand, as well as to know about the role of certain dishes in Thai culture.
After you have tasted your way through both food markets, for the return journey to your lodging, where the tour ends, you will hop back into your transportation.
On this trip, while staying in the lovely picturesque Doi Inthanon National Park, you can cool off at the greatest point in Thailand. Temperatures at the peak during the night can be as small as -8 degrees Celsius. Nighttime frosts are prevalent in the cold/dry season.
Temperatures during the day may be surprisingly cold, so don’t forget a lengthy sleeve jumper. On the manner up we will visit Wachirathan Waterfalls, The King and Queen Chedi’s, (the finest views across the park can be discovered here), and then the largest mountain in Thailand, Doi Inthanon.
Near the top, we’re going to take the nature trek of Angkha where you can walk among the distinctive flora and forest that flourish at this altitude. In the boundaries of Doi Inthanon, there are both Karen and Hmong villages and we will see those people on the path down the mountain on the local market before returning to Chiang Mai.
Notice: To visit the King and Queen’s Chedi’s, you have to honor the location by dressing in casual dress code. No flipper shoes (sneakers, sports shoes or cut shoes are OK); no top tank (T-shirt is OK), no short pants (lengthy pair of jeans are OK).
Van with Driver 8 hour service
By reserving a van with your own driver, you enjoy flexibility and privacy while traveling. The driver of your minivan is experienced and will bring you to the neighboring provinces and Chiang Mai wherever you like.
Make your trip to become fancier by using your private van and personal driver. Ensure your soft journey to bring you around Chiang Mai in an air–conditioned car with a skilled driver.
This way you can guarantee for yourself that you possibly enjoy the complete diversity of exploring areas in the intriguing Chiang Mai town or neighboring provinces. Although it’s for sightseeing, a day trip, shopping or business, the driver will meet your needs and make sure you have a wonderful experience.