Wat Doi Suthep Temple and White Meo Hilltribe Village Half-Day Tour from Chiang Mai

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Wat Doi Suthep Temple and White Meo Hilltribe Village Half-Day Tour from Chiang Mai
from USD $57.75
An inspiring trip to the mountains! Relax while you are driven up to the slopes of Doi Suthep Peak to visit a Meo hilltribe and observe their simple way of life. A truly amazing way to discover breathtaking scenery, distinct natural beauty of the mountains and unspoiled hilltribe village life.
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In Brief

Chiang Mai, Thailand
3 hours 30 minutes
  • Daily
Instant Confirmation
All entrance fees included
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Doi Suthep 50200 Thailand

Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is 15 kilometers from the central city of Chiang Mai. It is suited on the mountain with elevation of 1,050 meters.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Huai Kaew Road Amphoe Pakkret, Nonthaburi, Doi Suthep 11120 Thailand

Doi Suthep–Pui National Park is located a few kilometers Northwest of Chiang Mai.

Stop At: Hilltribe Villages, Chiang Mai Thailand

White Meo Hilltribe, a relatively unspoiled hilltribe village.

Duration: 45 minutes


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick up & drop off (selected hotels)
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  • Entry/Admission - Hilltribe Villages


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Tour departs from selected Chiang Mai hotels

Returns To

• Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Restroom facilities available
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dress Code: Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves - no sleeveless tops. If you're wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (in other words, no bare feet.) Women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. It is also recommended to avoid bright colors.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.04 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Good trip
• Submitted 19 Oct 2017
Great morning, guide terrific and was so obliging re taking our photo. Visit to alternative tribe was so enjoyable and home grown coffee has to be experienced- highly recommend
• Submitted 26 Sep 2017
Our tour and guide were excellent! We started with the Hilltribe Village, and rather than taking us to the one with tons of tourists, he took us further up the mountain to a village that felt largely untouched. Very few tourists, and such an interesting visit. The Temple was just perfect as well. The right amount of time at both, and a wonderful Chiang Mai tour. Thank you!
• Submitted 18 Jul 2017
Great tour I will recommend Good information Great sight
• Submitted 19 Jun 2017
Highly recommend.
• Submitted 15 Jan 2017
Everything was great.
• Submitted 20 Apr 2016
Great trip, enjoyed the sights and the guide was superb! The drive was excellent, including the open air transport up into the hills! And the coffee stop on the way back down was fantastic, with amazing views. The temple is incredible and definitely well worth a visit. Good value!
• Submitted 13 Jul 2015
Great tour, our guide Sid was very informative and gave us lots of tips on what else we should see and do in Chiang mai. Wonderful experience.
• Submitted 15 Feb 2014
Interesting place to visit, love to come back again.
• Submitted 19 Nov 2013
This was a pure treat from start to finish. Our guide showed us a great time, her knoweldge and courtesy was excellent! Loved learning about and experiencing the culture. Great value for money, this tour shouldn't be missed!! Megan, Australia
• Submitted 01 Aug 2012
nice guide and very interesting the visit to the tribes, the ones less touristic and more real
• Submitted 27 May 2010
Interesting and very enjoyable tour. Franky our guide had a good caring rapport with the hill tribe. Very informative and relaxed which made it a memorable experience. We would recommend.
• Submitted 13 Aug 2019
A stunning temple with great views over the plain and Siem Reap. The high hill village was interesting and a good cup of coffee locally grown was had in a small café.
• Submitted 16 Feb 2017
This was a private tour which we enjoyed very much. The guide and drivers were all knowledgeable and professional. We rode up in a van then switched to a pickup due to the condition of the roads to the Hilltribe village. Walking in the village itself was ok. But, the scenery was very nice and the Arabica coffee that we had at a little coffee shop was very tasty. We rode the pickup back down until we could pick up the van to take us to the temple. When we reached the temple we opted to ride the tram up to the temple. I believe there were 306 steps. Recommend tram up and walk down if the queue is not long. The temple, itself, was very nice and, again, the scenery was beautiful.
• Submitted 24 Nov 2016
Very interesting tour with informative guide. Especially found the Hilltribe Village interesting.
• Submitted 22 Nov 2016
The trip was interesting and informative.
• Submitted 21 Feb 2016
a very elaborate and good temple and interesting tribes that ive in ths regon Wonderful view of the surrounding areas
• Submitted 03 Feb 2016
Great half day tour, guide was friendly and informative. Visit to the tribe was interesting however the temple was absolutely breathtaking ... Must see when in Chiang Mai.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2015
As we just were two persons, we in fact had a private tour with our guide Aoi an the driver. Aoi does a very sympathetic job by giving a lot of personal, social and cultural background information on what we are seeing. Wat Doi Suthep is just overwhelming! The hilltribe village can be seen as a hardly visible impression about what life here may have been in former times, covered now by thick layers of tourism. But then people here have to make a living out of their possibilities...
• Submitted 20 Aug 2014
The temple is a must but the tribe was pointless. Took ages to get there and there was no one around. We ended up on a private tour and our guide was ok but as part of another trip we saw the Karen tribe. This was better.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2013
The guide and driver were very pleasant and we did have a good day. There were only the two of us and we were looked after very well.
• Submitted 27 May 2010
Tour Guide Alex 10/10. Driver 10/10.Disappointed that the Meo Hilltribe included so little...We hoped to view the village and their way of life. It was quiet with little activity. The temple was beautiful and the history interesting. Would recommend pairing the Temple with another activity.
• Submitted 05 Dec 2012
Sadly the guide had no interest in making this a great experience for us or teaching us about their history and day in the life of the tribe. He was bored, checking the box and rushed. The temple was amazing but just go on your own as they have guides on site if you are interested. It will save you tons of money and frustration.
• Submitted 13 Dec 2017
For the cost, this trip was definitely not worth it. The trip to the Hilltribe was a bumpy ride for a 15 minute walk around and cup of coffee. We did not think that this should be classified as a tour. There was no interaction with locations to understand their daily living or the changes they have encountered. Not much information was shared other than moving from producing drugs to coffee. The language barrier between us and the tour was too much for tour of the Wat Doi Suthep Temple. The tour guide was providing way too much information, rather than providing key points to takeaway. It's highly unlikely that we would take a tour like this again.
• Submitted 14 Feb 2017

In Brief

Chiang Mai, Thailand
3 hours 30 minutes
  • Daily
Instant Confirmation
All entrance fees included
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included