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Doi Suthep & Phuping Palace half day tour from Chiang Mai

Doi Suthep & Phuping palace half day tour from Chiang Mai

Experience 2 of the best sights in Chiang Mai: Doi Suthep and Phuping palace. This half day tour has a morning departure. Included are hotel transfers from Chiang Mai and transport by air conditioned minivan, an English speaking guide, all entrance fees and accident insurance. From Doi Suthep you will have an amazing panoramic view over the city and at Phuping palace we’ll visit the royal gardens. Please note that as we are visiting the palace and the temple; it’s important to wear modest clothing. Men need to cover their shoulders and women are supposed to cover shoulders and knees. Book the Doi Suthep tour online here!

What to expect on this tour

Our air conditioned van will be at your hotel between 08:00 – 08:30. Our friendly guide welcomes you and we set off to the first destination on the list: Phuping palace. This palace is the winter residence of the Thai Royal family. The location is outside Chiang Mai city in the mountains. The temperatures here are generally lower and the atmosphere is more moist, which makes it a perfect place to get through the Thai winter. It is also known as Bhubing palace and getting there means a scenic ride up the forested mountains. The road can be steep and windy at times, but our experienced drivers know exactly how to master it!

We have a look at the gardens on top and our guide will tell you more about the structure and what it means to the Thai people. We stay here around 1 hour before we move on to the next stop: Doi Suthep. Our van takes you to the top of the mountain. On the way you will have beautiful panoramic views over the city, but you can save your camera for the top, where we vist the temple: Wat Phra Doi Suthep.

To get to the temple, there are 2 options. If you feel reasonably fit, you can walk the 300 steps to the temple. Be sure to take a few moments to breathe on the way as it is a rather steep climb. The other option is to take the covered cable car. Sit down and enjoy the views while the cable is pulled to the top. It should take no more than a few minutes to get there. On the top, our guide will explain about the temple and show you its details.

You will see beautiful flowers, Buddha statues and monks chanting in the temple. The best part of the Doi Suthep tour is the view: walk onto the terrace and see Chiang Mai from way above! You will see the old city with its characteristic narrow streets and the airport where airplanes come and go. Be sure to bring a camera because this is the kind of panorama you want to keep for later!

The morning tour ends at 12:30, and you should be back in your hotel by 13:00. An amazing half day trip to the best sights in Chiang Mai. Book it online here!


  • 08:00 – Pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai or 3km radius
  • First stop is the Phuping palace
  • Visit the gardens of the royal palace
  • Drive up Doi Suthep
  • Visit Doi Suthep temple & see the panoramic view over the city
  • 12:00 – Return to your hotel or guesthouse in Chiang Mai

4 hour tour
No booking or credit card fees
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From: 1,295 ฿


What is included in this trip?

Hotel transfers to and from Chiang Mai

All entrance fees

Transport by air conditioned minivan

English speaking guide

Accident insurance


What should you take with you if you go on this trip?




Rain coat during rainy season (Jun-Aug)

Wear modest clothes for the temple visit: cover shoulders & knees


What should you know if you go on this tour?


We are a Thai based company with our head office on Koh Samui. We offer the best Tours in Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Krabi and Phuket, combined with personal advice and help if needed. 

If you need any help deciding on the best tour, please contact us! Our staff is always available via chat, e-mail or phone to answer your questions.


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Chaweng, Koh Samui
Surat Thani 84320

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