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From Chiang Mai: Chiang Dao Cave Trekking Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 318513
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Explore the caves of Chiang Dao, a spectacular system of stalactites and stalagmites less than two hours’ drive from Chiang Mai. See the five limestone caverns beneath the mountains and climb the Buatong Sticky Waterfall.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Hotels in Chiang Mai city center

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  • Discover the caves of Chiang Dao
  • See the five limestone caverns beneath the mountains with gas lanterns
  • Climb the Buatong Sticky Waterfall and appreciate the scenic landscape
  • Enjoy a small-group or private experience
Full description
Get picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center and head off on a day trip to Chiang Dao. Begin with a visit to the Chiang Dao Cave (Wat Tham Chiang Dao), which is without a doubt one of the area's most fascinating sites. Five limestone caverns invite visitors to uncover the beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, Buddha statues, and offerings from faithful pilgrims.

After paying a small entrance fee, the tour begins through a system of interconnected caverns extending over seven miles into the heart of the mountain. Expect cooler air in here, although hot days may create humid conditions at times. Some of the caves are illuminated by electric lights. Here you'll find Buddha statues, including a 13-foot reclining one. Don’t miss the row of five seated Buddhas in the first cavern, which many travelers find particularly impressive.

After the cave adventure, the next stop is the Chiang Dao market to gorge on delicious local meals before heading to the Buatong Sticky Waterfall, one of the most unique waterfalls in Thailand. One impressive feature of this natural wonder is the sticky mineral deposits that allow visitors to actually climb up the waterfall without falling off, with the help of a safety rope. This is definitely a great way to cool off after a long day of your trip. Afterward, relax on a complimentary transfer back to your hotel in Chiang Mai city.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance fee to Chiang Dao Cave
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Fee for local guide and lantern in the cave (to be paid on the spot in cash)
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Cash
  • Flashlight
Know before you go
• Solo travelers pay the same price.
• Exact pickup time depends on participants' respective locations. Your driver will contact you the evening before your activity date to confirm the exact time.
• If you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity date, or if you don’t show up on the date, no refund will be given.

From US$ 48 per person

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Product ID: 318513