Chiang Dao Caves Tours

This group of caves in the Chiang Dao region north of Chiang Mai is full of massive limestone and crystal formations. Though there are many caverns at the base of the Doi Chiang Dao mountain range here, these five in particular are interconnected and open to explore, with impressive stalagmites and stalactites hanging and growing from the ceilings and floors. 

Buddha images on the walls of the caves are evidence of their use as shrines and meditation sites. Estimated to run seven miles (12 km) deep, the first two caves are well-lit, but you’ll need a guide and a lantern or flashlight to access the others. Seasonally, an underground river flows through some of the caves, along with many other natural wonders and cultural sights to be discovered and explored.

Seasonally there is an underground river flowing through some of the caves.  There are both natural wonders and cultural sights to be explored; just be sure to bring some light or hire a guide who knows the way.

Practical Info

Chiang Do is located 45 minutes north of Chiang Mai on Highway 107. Once you reach the small town of Chiang Dao, look for signs that will direct you toward Doi Chiang Dao; the entrance to the caves is about three miles off the main highway. Admission costs 40 Thai Baht, and a guide with a lantern will cost about 100 Baht.
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Address: Chiang Dao, Thailand
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Small Group Sticky Waterfall and Chiangdao Cave Day Trip

Combine three of the Chiang Mai area's top natural attractions—Bai Orchid Farm, Sticky Waterfall, and Chiangdao Cave—in a single day tour. Take in the stalactite and stalagmite formations in Chiangdao Cave, the native orchids and butterflies in the Bai Orchid Farm, and the multi-tiered waterfall made of limestone and mineral deposits at Sticky Falls. This small-group tour for just nine people or fewer includes lunch and round-trip transportation from Chiang Mai for a seamless experience.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Long Neck Hill Tribe and Sticky Waterfall

Take this tour for a unique experience of Chiang Mai - although hundreds of thousands of people visit Northern Thailand each year, relatively few take the time to get to know the culture of Thailand's hill tribes. On this tour visit a village inhabited by Karen people, one of Thailand’s seven ethnic hill tribes, and enjoy a glimpse into their daily life.
  • Duration: 7 to 10 hours
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$56.23 USD
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  • Duration: 7 to 10 hours
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3-Day Chiang Mai and Golden Triangle Tour Including Doi Mae Salong

Experience Thailand’s famous Golden Triangle on a 3-day tour cultural tour from Chiang Mai. Visit the border where Thailand meets with Laos and Myanmar (Burma), tour the Hall of Opium museum and marvel at the natural limestone formations within the Chiang Dao Caves. You’ll sail upon the Khong River in a longtail boat and soak in the waters of Maoe Ka Chan hot springs. This guided small-group tour also includes a visit to Doi Mae Salong, a hillside village steeped in Chinese history. Includes round-trip transport from Chiang Mai.
  • Duration: 3 days
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$555.00 USD
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Overnight Chiang Dao Valley Bike Tour

Enjoy an active experience in Chiang Dao Valley with an overnight bike tour from Chiang Mai. You’ll mountain bike past hill tribe villages to see an authentic slice of life in northern Thailand and take in views of the lush scenery and the country’s third-highest peak. This is a great way to get off the beaten path and discover a piece of Thai culture.
  • Duration: 2 days
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  • Duration: 2 days
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