Doi Inthanon National Park
(8.30 am - 3.00 pm, includes lunch)
Lying south of Chiang Mai, the granite mass of Doi Inthanon at 2,565 meters is the country’s highest mountain. Designated as a national park, its splendid natural environment is habitat to a wide diversity of birds, animals and plants and has some of the largest waterfalls in the kingdom. After a final steep climb, we reach the summit, which appears surprisingly flat and can be misty and cold (warm jackets should be taken on this trip). We take the Ang Ka Nature trail through cloud forest and pass a small chedi above the visitor’s center that contains the remains of Chao Inthawichayanon, the last independent ruler of Chiang Mai who died in 1897.