Chiang Dao Trek, Hot Springs & Sticky Waterfall | 1 Day | from CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

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Ethnic Hilltribe Trails


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  • One Day Trip from Chiang Mai – Transport & Lunch Included
  • Explore Chiang Dao Cave and Temple
  • 1-Hour Jungle Trek though Beautiful Rainforest
  • See a Small Hilltribe village and Their Way of Life
  • Visit the Hot Springs & Soak Up Natural Minerals
  • Enjoy the Amazing Sticky Waterfalls!


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Explore the beautiful Chiang Dao National Park on this one day adventure with us! The trail that you will follow is fairly easy and extremely beautiful and along the way, you will get to experience tropical rainforest and learn about the flora and fauna of the jungle.

During the adventure, we also pay a visit to the intriguing Chiang Dao Cave and the nearby temples, we will visit a local hilltribe village and enjoy some hot mountain springs where you can soak your skin in the healthy natural minerals in the water.

We will also visit the unusual and beautiful Sticky Waterfalls (Nam Tok Bua Tong) in Sri Lanna National Park where your feet will actually stick to the limestone rock meaning that you can climb up the waterfall!

This one day trek is a great way to get out into the amazing countryside surrounding Chiang Mai! As the trail is fairly easy and there’s a lot of adventure included, it’s also the perfect day trip for families.

Transport and lunch included.

Chiang Dao Trek – Itinerary

  • We will pick you up from your hostel or hotel in Chiang Mai between 7-7.30 am and drive two hours to reach the start point of our trek.
  • Along the way, we will stop at a bustling market to grab some local snacks and take a bathroom break. 
  • Once we arrive in Chiang Dao, our first stop will be Chiang Dao Dave which we explore thoroughly, as well as the temple on the grounds.
  • We will then hop back in the car to make a short journey to the start of our trail. Here, you will walk from a local Karen Hilltribe village towards the Chiang Dao Hot Springs.
  • Here, we will stop for lunch and you’ll have the opportunity to relax in the hot springs.
  • We will then drive to the famous Sticky Waterfall and spend a while here climbing up the limestone falls and enjoying the natural beauty of the area.
  • We will arrive back in Chiang Mai around 6.30 pm.

Duration: 10 Hours. Trekking Level: Easy.

Please note: This trek cannot run with less than 3 people. If you are booking for 3 people your trek date is guaranteed. However, if you are booking for less than 3 people we will join you with an existing tour. Please select your preferred date using the calendar and we will contact you to tell you if there is already a tour running on your chosen date, or suggest an alternative date. We will not take your deposit until a date is agreed upon.

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 72 hours before the start of the activity. PLEASE NOTE: This policy refers to the payment made to South East Asia Backpacker at the time of booking. All subsequent payments to the operator of your chosen activity fall under their own refund policy
  • For cancellations made fewer than 72 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed upon, as long as it is more than 72 hours before the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link OR upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Why Book With Us?

Hi, I’m Nikki and I started South East Asia Backpacker in 2008 after my own first solo backpacking trip! My vision was to create a travel diary for everyone, a place for travellers to share their experiences from the road. After backpacking and writing about Southeast Asia for over 10 years, I saw the opportunity to provide backpackers with the kind of experiences that I’d treasured myself in the region! 

Today, there is so much choice, but there are a lot of poor-quality tours and companies that offer mediocre experiences with little care for the environment. I wanted to create a selection of the best tours and activities to help backpackers avoid scams and dodgy tour companies.

Today, I run this website with my partner, Dave, from Spain, where we live with our energetic two-year-old daughter, Evie. All of the bookable activities that you will find on this website have been vetted by a member of our team and we have a friendly relationship with the operator. There are real humans behind South East Asia Backpacker and we are passionate about sustainable travel and development in Southeast Asia.

We are committed to helping travellers at every stage of the journey and understand that plans can change which is why we offer a full discount on the deposit up to 48 hours before the start of your trip, no questions asked. We offer advice on flights, visas, itineraries, hostels, backpacks, packing and more!

If you have any questions about our business or any of the tours that we provide, feel free to contact me on Whatsapp.

More Info

Departure and arrival times – We will pick you up from your hotel between 7-7.30 am. We will drop you back off in Chiang Mai around 6.30 pm.

Included – Pick up and drop off from your hostel or hotel, a delicious lunch, fresh water, an English-speaking guide, national park fees (300 THB) and travel insurance.

Not included – Snacks and soft drinks, private hot spring (if you prefer) and any emergency costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances, for example, landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.

What to bring for the trek – Wear shoes with grip suitable for trekking and climbing and a bathing suit for the hot springs and waterfalls.

Operator Information

  • Store Name: Ethnic Hilltribe Trails
  • Operator: Ethnic Hilltribe Trails
  • 4.80 rating from 10 reviews

1 review for Chiang Dao Trek, Hot Springs & Sticky Waterfall | 1 Day | from CHIANG MAI, THAILAND

  1. Tudor Grigoras

    Trip with Pisak was great, although a very long ride.

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