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Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep and its Hmong Village

Chiang Mai, Thailand

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Sample Chiang Mai’s rich array of cultural, historical and religious attractions during this private tour. Tour the city’s moat, historic walls, residential areas and more before heading to Doi Suthep a mountain located just outside of town. Explore the 14th century Wat Prathat Doi Suthep temple on top before visiting the village of nearby Hmong hill tribe.
  • Explore Chiang Mai, along with the temples and hill tribes outside of town, on a private tour
  • Discover the old city walls, moat, residential areas and government buildings in Chiang Mai
  • Enjoy the amazing views and historic temple complex of Wat Prathat Doi Suthep
  • Marvel at the colorful clothing of the Hmong in their mountain village
  • Private guide ensures personalized service and attention
  • Great way to see more of Chiang Mai beyond the city limits

What's Included

  • A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Pickup details

Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Chiang Mai hotels. Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.

What To Expect

Receive a pickup in a vehicle from your Chiang Mai hotel to start the day. Your departure time will depend on the tour option you’ve selected. Start with a driving exploration of Chiang Mai, during which you’ll check out the city’s most important government buildings, residential neighborhoods, and its old city gate and moat.

Continue into the hills outside down as you visit Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, a temple that dates to the year 1384 and is known for its Buddha relic. Admire the great views from this 3,520-foot (1,056-meter) viewpoint and explore the temple complex’s ‘Chedi’ (Buddhist monument), all reachable after climbing the temple’s 300+ stairs.

After your temple visit proceed to the Doi Pui area, where you’ll stop by a Hmong hill tribe village. Check out the residents’ colorful clothing and feel free to bargain for a few textiles, ornaments or handicrafts during your visit. After visiting the Hmong village, you’ll receive a drop-off at your Chiang Mai hotel.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Once you meet your local ambassador at your hotel’s lobby, you will immediately head out of the city towards the snaking road heading up Suthep Mountain. Depending on the location of your hotel, guests will see different parts of the city: from passing along old city walls, gates and city moat to local markets and residential areas. Taking on various sharp curves, your main destination slowly emerges with every new turn taken. Constructed during the 14th century, Wat Prathat Doi Suthep contains a holy relic of the Lord Buddha. Tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 1,056 meters (3520 feet), the temple is reached using a Naga (7- headed dragon head serpent) railing rising along both sides At the centre is a big Chedi, containing partial relics of Lord Buddha. The temple compound – reachable via a 300+ steps stairs offers an exhilarating view of Chiang Mai city and surrounding countryside.

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Doi Pui Mong Hill Tribe Village

After paying respect to the various Buddhist statues and simply gazing over the expansive landscape of where Chiang Mai is marked as the centre, we head out to one of the main and most significant of Hmong hill tribe village on Doi Pui. This ethnic hill tribe originates from the border region with neighbouring Myanmar and has called this region near Doi Suthep now their home. Here you see them in their colourful costumes, selling their wide range of antiques, curious decorative ornaments and fabrics. Taking the same meandering road back to the city centre as you, with turns and bends aplenty, we head back to the foot of Suthep Mountain and to your Chiang Mai hotel.

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply.
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Chiang Mai areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Mae Rim, Hang Dong, Doi Saket, Mae Taeng and Chiang Mai International Airport are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
  • Royal temples and palaces uphold a very strict dress code: it is essential that you dress appropriately during this excursion by wearing clothes that cover shoulders and fall below the knees.
  • Customers wearing shirts with obscene and disrespectful prints and pictures and brightly-coloured clothing may be refused entrance.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Long day and it was a private tour...
Joyce M, Jan 2018
Long day and it was a private tour so he was willing to extend our trip if we wanted. Tour guide spoke English but not great. Beautiful area. Be sure to bring clothing with you if you want to go into the temple. A sorong for a woman to cover your legs and arms also. Bit of a hassle but they provide something for you to wear if you forget. Not pretty for sure so bring something with you. The village wasn't what I expected. It was more of a market. Pretty modernized. Not quite the village I was expecting.


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