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Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep and Wat Umong Enchanting Evening Tour

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep and Wat Umong Enchanting Evening Tour

Be picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center and go on a short drive to Wat Umong temple in the late afternoon. At this time of day, the crowds are few and views are prime. Upon arrival, explore the underground tunnels, bask in the beauty of the temple, and enjoy the forest surroundings. It is said that the trees in this forest have words of wisdom for those who pass by. After Wat Umong, the next stop is Doi Suthep temple. At this ornate structure, which is reached by a 309-step staircase, enjoy the spectacular views of Chiang Mai at night from the summit of the mountain. Join a traditional ceremony performed by the temple's monks at the Golden Pagoda. After an afternoon spent exploring Chiang Mai’s temples and enjoying the sunset over the city, be returned to your hotel. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep, Wat Umong, and Pha Lat Sunrise Tour

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep, Wat Umong, and Pha Lat Sunrise Tour

Begin your morning tour by climbing the 309 steps up to Doi Suthep Temple with your local guide. Bask in the golden rays of sunrise after conquering the staircase and take photos of the unrivaled view of the city of Chiang Mai.  Then, stand in the shadow of the golden Kruba Srivichai Monument, and head to Wat Pha Lat, a hidden temple in the lush jungle. Admire the serene statues, shrines, and surrounding nature.  Wrap up your half-day tour with a stop at Wat Umong, a 700-year-old temple built back in 1297. Explore the forest and underground tunnels. Marvel at the architecture of the chedi. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep Temple & Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep Temple & Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

Experience an ethical elephant estate and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep on this outdoor adventure tour from Chiang Mai. Interact with the elephants in the forest and feed them treats, enjoy a Thai meal, and visit a temple on top of the mountain. Begin your trip with hotel pickup and a scenic journey to a private elephant estate where you'll get to be their caretaker for half a day. Upon arrival, walk to the main base camp located up the hill and get changed into an elephant caretaker outfit. Hear about the long history of Asian elephants as you learn to cook healthy herbal treats for them to eat for a snack. Afterward, feed the handmade treats to them and walk along their side through the lush forest. Continue with elephant bathing in the river and say farewell to your new, big friends before taking some time to enjoy an authentic Thai lunch. Taste dishes with rice and a selection of fresh tropical fruits. With a full stomach, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep next, a temple situated on the top of a mountain. You can reach the top by walking up or using the elevator. At the top, see a golden chedi and terrace adorned with small shrines, breadfruit trees, rock gardens, and an Emerald Buddha statue. Round off your day on the mountaintop with breathtaking views of the greenery below, followed by drop-off back at your hotel.

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep Temple and Sticky Waterfall Tour

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep Temple and Sticky Waterfall Tour

Get picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Chiang Mai and drive up the curvy mountain roads to Doi Suthep - Pui National Park. You will visit the most important temple here. Walk up 306 steps (or, if you prefer an easier method, take a funicular ride) to the temple, which sits at 1,100 meters above sea level. The famous golden pagoda is stunning and the temple contains the relic of the Lord Buddha. Here, you'll also have the chance to get a holy blessing from a Buddhist monk and participate in a wrist tiding ceremony. From the balcony, enjoy a panoramic view of Chiang Mai. Next, you'll continue to Bua Tong waterfalls. Swim around the clear water or climb the "sticky" limestone and enjoy the gorgeous natural scenery.

4-Hour Doi Suthep & Hmong Hill Tribe Village from Chiang Mai

4-Hour Doi Suthep & Hmong Hill Tribe Village from Chiang Mai

Depart Chiang Mai and travel to the temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep on Doi Suthep mountain. Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who climb up 309 steps to the stupa on the hilltop. Get spectacular views of Chiang Mai city and its surroundings. Then, visit a village and museum of the ethnic Hmong hill tribe, located inside the boundaries of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Learn more about the life of the tribe, known for their colorful costumes and handicraft traditions. Return to Chiang Mai and get dropped off at your hotel.

Chiang Mai: Wat Pha Lat & Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Tour

Chiang Mai: Wat Pha Lat & Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Tour

Your tour begins with a pickup from your accommodation in Chiang Mai in the late afternoon or early evening. Head to the first temple of Wat Pha Lat, tucked away in a mountain landscape. Take a short hike to reach the temple and admire its unique architectural style which combines Thai and Burmese details placed in a jungle setting. Listen to the serene sounds of waterfalls and relax for a bit before heading to the next location. From Wat Pha Lat, go to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. Climb 306 steps to be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding area and the temple itself. Be impressed by the preservation of the 14th-century gold pagoda which enshrines a relic, Buddha’s shoulder bone. After spending time on the temple grounds, hop back in your vehicle to be driven back to Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep & Wat Umong Twilight Tour with Pickup

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep & Wat Umong Twilight Tour with Pickup

Uncover the magic of Chiang Mai by night with this guided tour. Explore the ancient Wat Umong, adorned with Lanna art, before ascending Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Marvel at the golden temple aglow under the stars, witness monk ceremonies, and absorb the rich history. After a hotel pickup, head to the 700-year-old Wat Umong, renowned for its intricate tunnels and tranquil forest setting. As twilight sets in, let the temple’s centuries-old Lanna Dynasty wall paintings and serene atmosphere captivate your senses. Next, ascend the iconic Doi Suthep. The refreshing night breeze and the temple's golden facade, lit under the stars, provide a stark contrast to its daytime bustle. With over 300 Naga-decorated steps leading to it, this mountaintop temple offers unparalleled night views of the sprawling city below. While at the Buddhist temple, immerse yourself in local traditions by witnessing a heartwarming ceremony performed by the resident monks. Learn about this beautiful example of northern Thai architecture and the significance behind the serpent-flanked staircase from your guide. As the evening comes to an end, return to your hotel with a deeper appreciation of historical and cultural nuances.

Chaing Mai: Doi Suthep Temple and Waterfall by Songtaew Trio

Chaing Mai: Doi Suthep Temple and Waterfall by Songtaew Trio

Start your tour with a short ride on a local passenger vehicle called Songthaew to the Huay Kaew Waterfall, a tranquil escape just minutes from the city. Explore the lush greenery surrounding this cascading waterfall while walking along an easy-to-navigate nature trail. Next, visit the revered Wat Pha Lat, known as the "Monastery at the Sloping Rock." This secluded Buddhist temple is nestled in the forest and is acclaimed for its stunning backdrop and distinctive Lanna-style architecture, featuring intricate carvings and colorful murals. Explore the temple grounds and admire the natural surroundings, including waterfalls and meditation caves. Finally, head up the snaking road trekking up Suthep Mountain, where your last stop slowly emerges with every turn. Tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 3465 feet (1056 meters), the 14th-century Wat Prathat Doi Suthep contains a holy relic of the Lord Buddha. The temple compound offers exhilarating views of Chiang Mai and its surroundings. At the end of your exploration of Doi Suthep, head back to the tour office where your tour ends.

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep and Hmong Village Half-Day Tour

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep and Hmong Village Half-Day Tour

Embark on a half-day exploration of Chiang Mai's cultural treasures. Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and learn more about Hmong village culture with a visit to a local village. Begin with the mesmerizing Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, an ancient temple dating back to 1383. Explore the sanctuary perched on a mountain, with unparalleled views of Chiang Mai, and its history is enriched with tales of white elephants and sacred Buddha relics. Choose between a symbolic 306-step ascent or the convenience of a tram ride to reach its pinnacle. Venture further to discover the Hmong village, where the traditions and artistry of the Hmong Tribe come alive. Experience firsthand their distinctive way of life, delving into nuances that many travelers never witness. Explore every aspect of this village visit to gain a deeper understanding of Thai culture. Enjoy your journey, both enlightening and comfortable from hotel pickup in a cozy air-conditioned vehicle to the scenic drive up Doi Suthep mountain, every detail is thoughtfully curated. Conclude the tour by returning to your hotel with a heart full of memories and a richer appreciation of Chiang Mai's heritage.

Chiang Mai: 7-Hour Doi Suthep National Park Summit Hiking

Chiang Mai: 7-Hour Doi Suthep National Park Summit Hiking

After being picked up in the morning from your hotel in Chiang Mai city, you will head towards your local hiking adventure. 2 hours after beginning your ascent, you will reach Wat Doi Suthep at the 1,100 meter mark. Here you will start to traverse through highland jungle and the old Hmong Hill Tribe Village near the summit of Doi Pui which you will reach after aprox total 5th hours. (actual hiking time may vary depending on your group.) After a hearty lunch at the village we have time to explore the summit area where we enjoy 180 degrees views of the Mae Ping Valley. Our ride back down awaits you at the Summit village. Refreshed with cold drinks. You will then head back to the comfort of Chiang Mai, but not before making a stop at Wat Doi Suthep to marvel at this rich temple which was built centuries ago in 1383 with amazing views of Chiang Mai City from the 1100 m elev. deck. Upon request we can adjust the time spent on the trail for and provide an earlier extraction if needed. Have a blast.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep: Our most recommended tours and activities

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep and Wat Umong Enchanting Evening Tour

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep and Wat Umong Enchanting Evening Tour

Be picked up from your hotel in Chiang Mai city center and go on a short drive to Wat Umong temple in the late afternoon. At this time of day, the crowds are few and views are prime. Upon arrival, explore the underground tunnels, bask in the beauty of the temple, and enjoy the forest surroundings. It is said that the trees in this forest have words of wisdom for those who pass by. After Wat Umong, the next stop is Doi Suthep temple. At this ornate structure, which is reached by a 309-step staircase, enjoy the spectacular views of Chiang Mai at night from the summit of the mountain. Join a traditional ceremony performed by the temple's monks at the Golden Pagoda. After an afternoon spent exploring Chiang Mai’s temples and enjoying the sunset over the city, be returned to your hotel. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep, Wat Umong, and Pha Lat Sunrise Tour

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep, Wat Umong, and Pha Lat Sunrise Tour

Begin your morning tour by climbing the 309 steps up to Doi Suthep Temple with your local guide. Bask in the golden rays of sunrise after conquering the staircase and take photos of the unrivaled view of the city of Chiang Mai.  Then, stand in the shadow of the golden Kruba Srivichai Monument, and head to Wat Pha Lat, a hidden temple in the lush jungle. Admire the serene statues, shrines, and surrounding nature.  Wrap up your half-day tour with a stop at Wat Umong, a 700-year-old temple built back in 1297. Explore the forest and underground tunnels. Marvel at the architecture of the chedi. Enjoy a low-impact way of exploring. On this tour, you explore sustainable experiences that prioritize providing water in glass bottles and offsetting carbon emissions in every tour, reducing your environmental impact and carbon footprint.

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep Temple & Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep Temple & Elephant Sanctuary Day Trip

Experience an ethical elephant estate and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep on this outdoor adventure tour from Chiang Mai. Interact with the elephants in the forest and feed them treats, enjoy a Thai meal, and visit a temple on top of the mountain. Begin your trip with hotel pickup and a scenic journey to a private elephant estate where you'll get to be their caretaker for half a day. Upon arrival, walk to the main base camp located up the hill and get changed into an elephant caretaker outfit. Hear about the long history of Asian elephants as you learn to cook healthy herbal treats for them to eat for a snack. Afterward, feed the handmade treats to them and walk along their side through the lush forest. Continue with elephant bathing in the river and say farewell to your new, big friends before taking some time to enjoy an authentic Thai lunch. Taste dishes with rice and a selection of fresh tropical fruits. With a full stomach, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep next, a temple situated on the top of a mountain. You can reach the top by walking up or using the elevator. At the top, see a golden chedi and terrace adorned with small shrines, breadfruit trees, rock gardens, and an Emerald Buddha statue. Round off your day on the mountaintop with breathtaking views of the greenery below, followed by drop-off back at your hotel.

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep Temple and Sticky Waterfall Tour

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep Temple and Sticky Waterfall Tour

Get picked up from your hotel or accommodation in Chiang Mai and drive up the curvy mountain roads to Doi Suthep - Pui National Park. You will visit the most important temple here. Walk up 306 steps (or, if you prefer an easier method, take a funicular ride) to the temple, which sits at 1,100 meters above sea level. The famous golden pagoda is stunning and the temple contains the relic of the Lord Buddha. Here, you'll also have the chance to get a holy blessing from a Buddhist monk and participate in a wrist tiding ceremony. From the balcony, enjoy a panoramic view of Chiang Mai. Next, you'll continue to Bua Tong waterfalls. Swim around the clear water or climb the "sticky" limestone and enjoy the gorgeous natural scenery.

4-Hour Doi Suthep & Hmong Hill Tribe Village from Chiang Mai

4-Hour Doi Suthep & Hmong Hill Tribe Village from Chiang Mai

Depart Chiang Mai and travel to the temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep on Doi Suthep mountain. Follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who climb up 309 steps to the stupa on the hilltop. Get spectacular views of Chiang Mai city and its surroundings. Then, visit a village and museum of the ethnic Hmong hill tribe, located inside the boundaries of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Learn more about the life of the tribe, known for their colorful costumes and handicraft traditions. Return to Chiang Mai and get dropped off at your hotel.

Chiang Mai: Wat Pha Lat & Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Tour

Chiang Mai: Wat Pha Lat & Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Tour

Your tour begins with a pickup from your accommodation in Chiang Mai in the late afternoon or early evening. Head to the first temple of Wat Pha Lat, tucked away in a mountain landscape. Take a short hike to reach the temple and admire its unique architectural style which combines Thai and Burmese details placed in a jungle setting. Listen to the serene sounds of waterfalls and relax for a bit before heading to the next location. From Wat Pha Lat, go to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. Climb 306 steps to be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding area and the temple itself. Be impressed by the preservation of the 14th-century gold pagoda which enshrines a relic, Buddha’s shoulder bone. After spending time on the temple grounds, hop back in your vehicle to be driven back to Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep & Wat Umong Twilight Tour with Pickup

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep & Wat Umong Twilight Tour with Pickup

Uncover the magic of Chiang Mai by night with this guided tour. Explore the ancient Wat Umong, adorned with Lanna art, before ascending Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Marvel at the golden temple aglow under the stars, witness monk ceremonies, and absorb the rich history. After a hotel pickup, head to the 700-year-old Wat Umong, renowned for its intricate tunnels and tranquil forest setting. As twilight sets in, let the temple’s centuries-old Lanna Dynasty wall paintings and serene atmosphere captivate your senses. Next, ascend the iconic Doi Suthep. The refreshing night breeze and the temple's golden facade, lit under the stars, provide a stark contrast to its daytime bustle. With over 300 Naga-decorated steps leading to it, this mountaintop temple offers unparalleled night views of the sprawling city below. While at the Buddhist temple, immerse yourself in local traditions by witnessing a heartwarming ceremony performed by the resident monks. Learn about this beautiful example of northern Thai architecture and the significance behind the serpent-flanked staircase from your guide. As the evening comes to an end, return to your hotel with a deeper appreciation of historical and cultural nuances.

Chaing Mai: Doi Suthep Temple and Waterfall by Songtaew Trio

Chaing Mai: Doi Suthep Temple and Waterfall by Songtaew Trio

Start your tour with a short ride on a local passenger vehicle called Songthaew to the Huay Kaew Waterfall, a tranquil escape just minutes from the city. Explore the lush greenery surrounding this cascading waterfall while walking along an easy-to-navigate nature trail. Next, visit the revered Wat Pha Lat, known as the "Monastery at the Sloping Rock." This secluded Buddhist temple is nestled in the forest and is acclaimed for its stunning backdrop and distinctive Lanna-style architecture, featuring intricate carvings and colorful murals. Explore the temple grounds and admire the natural surroundings, including waterfalls and meditation caves. Finally, head up the snaking road trekking up Suthep Mountain, where your last stop slowly emerges with every turn. Tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 3465 feet (1056 meters), the 14th-century Wat Prathat Doi Suthep contains a holy relic of the Lord Buddha. The temple compound offers exhilarating views of Chiang Mai and its surroundings. At the end of your exploration of Doi Suthep, head back to the tour office where your tour ends.

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep and Hmong Village Half-Day Tour

Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep and Hmong Village Half-Day Tour

Embark on a half-day exploration of Chiang Mai's cultural treasures. Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and learn more about Hmong village culture with a visit to a local village. Begin with the mesmerizing Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, an ancient temple dating back to 1383. Explore the sanctuary perched on a mountain, with unparalleled views of Chiang Mai, and its history is enriched with tales of white elephants and sacred Buddha relics. Choose between a symbolic 306-step ascent or the convenience of a tram ride to reach its pinnacle. Venture further to discover the Hmong village, where the traditions and artistry of the Hmong Tribe come alive. Experience firsthand their distinctive way of life, delving into nuances that many travelers never witness. Explore every aspect of this village visit to gain a deeper understanding of Thai culture. Enjoy your journey, both enlightening and comfortable from hotel pickup in a cozy air-conditioned vehicle to the scenic drive up Doi Suthep mountain, every detail is thoughtfully curated. Conclude the tour by returning to your hotel with a heart full of memories and a richer appreciation of Chiang Mai's heritage.

Chiang Mai: 7-Hour Doi Suthep National Park Summit Hiking

Chiang Mai: 7-Hour Doi Suthep National Park Summit Hiking

After being picked up in the morning from your hotel in Chiang Mai city, you will head towards your local hiking adventure. 2 hours after beginning your ascent, you will reach Wat Doi Suthep at the 1,100 meter mark. Here you will start to traverse through highland jungle and the old Hmong Hill Tribe Village near the summit of Doi Pui which you will reach after aprox total 5th hours. (actual hiking time may vary depending on your group.) After a hearty lunch at the village we have time to explore the summit area where we enjoy 180 degrees views of the Mae Ping Valley. Our ride back down awaits you at the Summit village. Refreshed with cold drinks. You will then head back to the comfort of Chiang Mai, but not before making a stop at Wat Doi Suthep to marvel at this rich temple which was built centuries ago in 1383 with amazing views of Chiang Mai City from the 1100 m elev. deck. Upon request we can adjust the time spent on the trail for and provide an earlier extraction if needed. Have a blast.

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4.7
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The tour was amazing!! It was fantastic to be out of the city for the day and to be surrounded by nature. The views from the top of the mountain (Doi Suthep) are incredible and offer a good vantage point over Chiang Mai. Our guide was very knowledgeable and an excellent photographer; and the transportation was very comfortable. I highly recommend this tour!

Maggie, our tour guide was very energetic and informative during our outing. She shared many nuggets of Buddhism and interesting history of Chiang Mai. Best of all, she was in the midst of action with us in the waterfall, helping to take pictures for our group, I think she went above and beyond compared to other tour guides.

We had a wonderful day with our guide Maggie and driver, Uncle Shi. They picked us up on time in a nice van with AC. Maggie is very attentive and helpful. I can whole heartedly recommend them for anyone wanting to do a guided tour in Chiang Mai.

Everything was nice! Maggierose informed us extensively about everything and more! I would love to have her as a guide again! Our driver was also great and super nice! We would love to come again!!

Maggie the guide and pat the driver were fantastic, Maggie was very friendly and informative about everything we saw, temple was fantastic and the waterfalls a lot of fun