Head to the hills to explore the majestic landscapes of Doi Inthanon on foot. Leave Chiang Mai’s bustling streets behind and walk to a Karen hill tribe village, getting a glimpse at their rich traditions and culture. Continue through the National Park, encountering exotic wildlife, lush forests and cascading waterfalls.
Today’s tour will begin at 08:30. Spend a day at Doi Inthanon National Park. Venture away from the buzz of Chiang Mai’s city centre, driving into the hills for a day of trekking through the pristine landscapes of Thailand’s north.The adventure begins with a hike to a Karen hilltribe village. Meet with the locals to discover their traditional ways of life and unique culture. Learn about their work at a mountainside coffee plantation which produces high-quality beans sold throughout Thailand.Continue to walk deeper into the lush forest, catching glimpses of towering peaks and mountain streams on the way. Stop often for photos or simply to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. During the Doi Inthanon hike, keep an eye out for wildlife. The park is teeming with a variety of species including gibbons, deer, wild boar and more than 350 bird species.Conclude the Doi Inthanon hike at one of the most spectacular sites, the Wachiratharn Waterfall. Be amazed at the stunning 70-metre fall which crashes into refreshing shallow pools at the base. Rest, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before returning to town late this afternoon. (L)