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Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep Temple & Wat Pha Lat Hike

4.8 (209)
Chiang Mai, TH
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Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep Temple & Wat Pha Lat Hike

4.8 (209)
Chiang Mai, TH
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Get ready for an adventure in Chiang Mai with the Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep Temple & Wat Pha Lat Hike tour! Discover the hidden forest temple, Wat Pha Lat, tucked away in the lush jungle. This peaceful sanctuary is adorned with beautiful statues and offers a serene setting to relax and meditate. Then, make your way to Doi Suthep Temple, a magnificent Buddhist temple draped in gold. As you ascend to the top of the mountain, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Explore the temple grounds, filled with statues, pagodas, and shrines, and learn about the history and meaning behind the intricate Buddhist drawings. Don't miss out on this incredible experience - book your spot now and immerse yourself in the spirituality and beauty of Chiang Mai.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Hike to hidden forest temple
  • Visit sacred Buddhist temple draped in gold
  • Enjoy panoramic view over the city
  • Experience the tranquility of Wat Pha Lat
  • Learn about the history of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  • Bottle of drinking water
  • English speaking guide
  • Signature Chiangmai Red Car (songthaew)
  • Entrance fee & cable car Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  • Personal Expenses
  • Gratuities for driver and guide (not mandatory)

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Introduction

Discover the hidden gems of Chiang Mai on the Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep Temple & Wat Pha Lat Hike tour. This unique experience takes you to the serene Wat Pha Lat, a secret jungle temple, and the magnificent Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of northern Thailand's most sacred temples. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of the region, all while enjoying breathtaking views of the city and surrounding landscapes.

What to expect?

During this 240-minute tour, you can expect to embark on a scenic hike through the jungle to reach Wat Pha Lat. Along the trail, follow in the footsteps of ancient monks as you ascend Doi Suthep mountain. Marvel at the old stone buildings, intricate carvings, and statues of Wat Pha Lat, a hidden gem that exudes tranquility. Afterward, continue your journey to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, where you can explore the temple grounds and learn about its rich history. Whether you climb the dragon staircase or take the cable car, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of Chiang Mai.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for nature enthusiasts, culture lovers, and anyone seeking a spiritual experience. Solo travelers, couples, and small groups of up to 10 people can join this excursion. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or visiting Chiang Mai for the first time, this tour offers a unique perspective on the city and its surrounding natural wonders.

Why book this?

Embarking on the Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep Temple & Wat Pha Lat Hike tour is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the mystical beauty of Chiang Mai's temples and landscapes. From the serene atmosphere of Wat Pha Lat to the awe-inspiring views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, this experience promises to be both enlightening and breathtaking. Led by knowledgeable guides, you'll gain insights into the history and significance of these sacred sites and deepen your understanding of Thai culture. Make memories that will last a lifetime as you explore these hidden gems.

Good to know

You are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Remember to bring your camera to capture the stunning views along the way. Transportation to and from your hotel in Chiang Mai is included in the tour. The maximum number of participants per group is 10 people, ensuring a personalized and intimate experience. Take part in this tour and uncover the beauty and spirituality of Chiang Mai.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced the Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep Temple & Wat Pha Lat Hike tour have praised the beauty and tranquility of Wat Pha Lat, calling it a hidden gem. They were enchanted by the old stone buildings, intricate carvings, and peaceful atmosphere of the temple. The panoramic views from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep impressed travelers, with many expressing awe at the breathtaking sights of Chiang Mai and the surrounding valleys. Overall, the tour received high praise for its knowledgeable guides, stunning locations, and the unique insights into Thai culture and spirituality.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Wat Pha Lat

Wat Pha Lat is the jungle temple of Chiang Mai and it is also the finishing point of the popular Monk's Trail, an ancient pilgrimage route. The songthaew (pick up truck) drops us at the starting point of the hike from where we start walking to Wat Pha Lat. This hike is along a trail that for many years has been used by monks to ascend Doi Suthep (Suthep Mountain) enroute to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple. It takes between 30 and 45 minutes to hike the monk's trail to Wat Pha Lat. Welcome to Wat Pha Lat, the secret jungle temple! This temple was constructed in 1355 and with its old stone buildings, intricate carvings and statues, and plenty of breathtaking places to meditate, it’s clear why people claim Wat Pha Lat is a hidden gem in Chiang Mai. Total time includes travel time from Chiang Mai.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is considered to be one of the most sacred pilgrimage spots in Thailand. The temple can be reached via the so-called ‘dragon staircase’, a staircase with more than 300 steps flanked by a ‘Naga’: a mythical serpent with seven heads. Instead of walking to the top, you can also take the cable car (costs not included). Once you are at the temple grounds you will see statues, pagodas, shrines, bells and Buddhist drawings inside. The original chedi covered with copper is the most sacred part of the temple. You will learn more about the history of this temple and the meaning of the paintings on the wall, depicting the life of Buddha. Overlooking Chiang Mai from its lofty perch, 1053 meters above sea level, the temple is best visited on days free of cloud or heat haze; the view of the city, and the Ping valley beyond, is breathtaking. Afterwards you will be brought back to your hotel. Total time includes travel time to Chiang Mai.

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Reviews

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4.8 (209)

michellegW4841TX

Amazing experience , tik the tour guide was very calm and patient, especially since hiking up the trail was very challenging but WORTH it! The temples and meditation spaces are enchanting.

Nick_Y

A great and informative tour. Saman is a very friendly guide. Doi Suthep is a beautiful location and we enjoyed the local knowledge about the jungle that was passed on from Saman during the hike.

Mobile14221849931

Amazing trip with Chit Very informative and thoughtful. I recommend this trip for solo travellers to link up. Bring water, fan and good walking shoes

Monse M

The tour was very interesting and meaningful. After a small hike we got to see some great views of temples inside the jungle. These temples are active and the place was very peaceful; Male taught us a lot about the way the monks live and their routine, as well as some things that bring good luck in the buddhist religion which made the experience a lot more fun. The second temple had more tourists but we got to see many more monks preparing for the New Year’s celebration and that was great. Thank you Malee for teaching us so much and being so patient and kind! Would totally recommend this experience and guide.

houplingarcia

Loved each moment. Got some beautiful photos and learned a lot. Malee took the time to cover each temple in depth and check in with me if I wanted pictures (which she took for me :) ) , use the restroom and check the pace during our hike. Thank you for such a magical adventure

81harpreetg

Great temple tour. Very informative and much better having a tour guide lead the way instead of going by yourself. Malee was very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommend.

Selina_L

We took a tuk tuk with our guide to visit the two religious aread outside of Chiang Mai. It was helpful to have some background presented to us.

Tamara H

Nice to be outside of Chiang Mai and see the spiritual sites. Did this on my last day at 05:00 which would have been dead time. The 'hike' was downhill (05:00 sessions are, apparently) so no sweat. If you really want detailed info about what you see, you'd better do your learning beforehand. Otherwise, nice guide, who tirelessly takes your photos. Much obliged! ☺️

Stephanie K

Wonderful experience and Marle was a great tour guide! She was sweet and knowledgable and offered to take everyone’s pictures at each location. We went at 5am for the morning hike and temple tours which was the perfect time to go based on the tremendous heat. Note that March and April the city of Chiang Mai is coated in smoke due to the Myanmar fires for farming so the pollution is terrible and we couldn’t see the sunrise over the city through the heavy smoke. Overall great tour!

laurengC132HV

Great tour. Malee is a wonderful host & my favorite personal photographer. The temple itself is breathtaking, however the hike at 5pm in 100 degree weather was challenging.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-16 23:42