Culture and History


Wat Prathat Doi Suthep (Suthep temple) is one of the most important Buddhist temples in the north of Thailand and therefore, deserving of its prominent location above Chiang Mai city. The temple has been here for 642 years.
Doi Suthep is also home to Hmong tribal villages with distinct culture and traditions.


09.00: Pick up from hotel and drive to Doi Suthep Temple. Approximately 45 minutes drive
09.45: From Doi Suthep Temple, we will use local transportation (Pick up truck) and continue driving to Khun Chang Kian Village (White Hmong Tribe). Apprximately 40 minutes drive
10.30: Arrive at White Hmong Village and here,  we will explore the village and see insight life of the people in the villge. Get in touch with the people, visit the elementary school and enjoy with the children
11.20: Take a coffee break in the village (Fresh coffee from farm)
12.00: Drive back to Doi Suthep Temple
12.40: Local lunch at Doi Suthep Temple (Khao Soi, Traditional Noodle Soup from Chiang Mai)
13.15: Visit Doi Suthep Temple and enjoy the history of the temple
14.30: After visiting Doi Suthep Temple, we will drive back to Chiang Mai
15.15: Drop off at Hotel or Chiang Mai Downtown

:To visit the temple visitors must dress appropriately with their shoulders and knees covered.

Private Escorted Tour   
Number of visitor(s)1 PAX2-4 PAX5 PAX & UP
Price per person2500 Baht1300 Baht800 Baht

Tour included;

-Private Air-conditioning Car
-Professional English speaking guide
-Private Truck to Hmong Village
-Fresh coffee in the village
-Local lunch (Khao Soi)
-Entrance fee for Doi Suthep Temple
-Cold drink and refreshing towels

Tour exclude:

-Personal expenses
-Alcohol drink
-Travel insurance
-Tip is appreciated
  • Wilai is a professional, experienced, knowledgeable guide, who took care of us from the very beginning of our Golden Triangle tour until we had our boarding passes at the end of our tour.An additional advantage for us was that she speaks perfect Dutch!

  • Dont waste your time searching your way around Chiang Mai and northern Thailand. I can highliy recommend to leave all the planning, thinking and arranging to Wilai. She is a great guide, with excellent English, lovable, cultivated, honest and truly loves her country. We spent a great day exploring the National Park, Waterfalls, the Karen-Tribe and much more. Every minute was a pleasure. We will be back for sure. Thank you Wilai and all the guys who worked with her!

    Bogota, Colombia
  • Wilai as our tour guide and her driver picked us up in our hotel in the Mae Rim area. We visited a hilltribe village where we got a glance of how life is for these people. Wilai explained us a lot why these people left their country and she knows a lot about the history of the Karen, Padaung etc. As we visited the village on a sunday we were able to see the children playing with traditional games and enjoying free time. We had also the possibility to talk with some of the women there and we had a close contact to the people of the village. This tour is a must for every visitor of this area and I would recommend to do it with Wilai.

  • Wilai is an excellent guide I have never met before. She is very friendly and helpful. She has deep knowledge in Thai culture and history. The tour arrangement is very flexible especially the lunch. Wilai entertained our request to have Thai food lunch in lieu of buffet. The restaurant is near the Meikong River and facing the border of Burma and Laos. Wilai’s arrangement is wonderful and the food is also delicious. During our visit to long neck village, Wilai tell us the history of the ethnic minority very briefly. The driver is also very nice and helpful. It is an unforgettable tour. I strongly recommended Wilai to be your guide.

    Edward L
    Hong Kong
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