The Royal Projects and Minorities of Doi Tung

The Royal Projects and Minorities of Doi Tung

Sustainable developments by HRH The Princess Mother have benefitted Chiang Rai during her time at Doi Tung. The Swiss-inspired Royal Villa has been the backbone of her efforts by this beloved member of the Royal Family, is now open for the public to see.

• Wander around the mountain villa of The Princess Mother
• Join local Buddhists in pay respect at the Doi Tung temple
• Enter small settlements of ethnic minorities
• Breathe in the fresh mountain air at Doi Tung
• Return transfers from and to your hotel are included.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Doi Tung Royal Villa, Mae Fa Luang Thailand

Your English speaking guide will meet you at your Chiang Rai hotel before heading out into the surrounding mountains. The area known as Doi Tung is a collection of projects, instigated under the supervision of HRH The Princess Mother. The scenic drive into the mountains will bring you in and around the Doi Tung Royal Villa, the enclosed Doi Tung Development Project and the nearby Mae Fah Luang Botanical Gardens.

The Doi Tung Royal Villa was the first residence of Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra, The Princess Mother, and was used as a base from which The Princess Mother would oversee work on the Doi Tung development Project. She was personally involved in the development of the concept for The Royal Villa, hugely inspired by her residence in Lausanne, Switzerland, and closely supervised its construction, aided by the late HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, her daughter. A guided visit through all the available rooms will give visitors an impression of the simple lifestyle.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Wat Phra That Doi Tung, Doi Tung Mountain ดอยตุง, Mae Fa Luang Thailand

The nearby Wat Phra That Doi Tung, with its stunning location of around 2000 meters above sea level, is said to be the first shrine built in Lanna style and is a highly popular place of worship for both the Thai and Tai Yai from neighbouring Myanmar and Laos.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hill Tribe Villages, Doi Tung Development Project, Mae Fa Luang Thailand

On the way back from Doi Tung, we will make a stop at some of the hill tribe villages of the region. There are around 20 different hill tribes in all living along the border with Myanmar and on the Chiang Rai hills and mountains, yet only a few of these have the high visibility of the Akha and Hmong. Our half-day tour comes to an end as we bring you back to your booked hotel in Chiang Rai.

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply."
"This excursion includes obstacles of various kinds that may not make this excursion suitable for wheelchair users. The obstacles comprise of unpaved roads, small boats and cruise embarkation and disembarkation and insufficient facilities to provide a comfortable sightseeing tour."
"Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself."
"It is of the greatest importance to follow the guide’s instructions during this event in paying respect to the local customs."
"We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour."
"Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off."
"Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power."
"It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request."
"Most travelers can participate"
"This includes approaching the monks, taking photographs and obeying the unwritten rules and regulations of this deeply-spiritual encounter."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"

Duración: 4 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Chiang Rai hotels. Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • Entry/Admission - Doi Tung Royal Villa
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Phra That Doi Tung
  • Entry/Admission - Hill Tribe Villages

No Incluye

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


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