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Chiang Dao Caves
Chiang Dao Caves

Chiang Dao Caves

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Chiang Dao Sub-district, Chiang Dao, Thailand, 50170

The Basics

The first two of the Chiang Dao Caves are well-lit and easy to explore on your own. If you’d like to head deeper into the mountain, you’ll want the assistance of a guide familiar with the cave system. Guided day trips from Chiang Mai often combine the Chiang Dao Caves with a visit to climb and swim at the unusual Sticky Waterfall. Many multi-day tours through Northern Thailand include a guided tour of the cave as well.

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Full-Day Chiang Dao Kayaking, Caving, and Jungle Tour from Chiang Mai
Full-Day Chiang Dao Kayaking, Caving, and Jungle Tour from Chiang Mai
$78.77 per adult
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Fun kayaking experience
We had a lot of fun kayaking down the river! Thanks to the patience of our instructors, we were able to grasp the basics of kayaking halfway through. Guides were friendly and approachable. The main opportunity for improvement is lunch which was rather small.
simbealam, Dec 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Chiang Mai

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Great fun
joanneowen84, Feb 2020
Sticky Waterfall and Chiang Dao Cave
Great day great guide lots to learn and loads of fun at the waterfalls. Great value for money. Highly recommend.
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Wonderful daytrip
raver842000, Jan 2020
Chiang Dao Cave Trekking Small Group Tour – Full Day
It was an excellent join-in tour although I was the only one joining that day! That made it a very personal experience. The Caves are really nice and I actually recommend doing the full tour including the inner-caves (try joining a group of folks already there if you are not a group already). The Sticky waterfall was good as well, it's a wonderful wonder of nature. The guide Chaowit was amazing too - friendly and with excellent English! Highly recommended
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Great day of Adventure!
Melissa's P, Dec 2019
Full-Day Chiang Dao Kayaking, Caving, and Jungle Tour from Chiang Mai
Day was fantastic - Must do Cave AND Kayak to really take advantage of all Chiang Dao has to see! Our Guides Art and Dani were incredible and kept us laughing the entire day. THANK YOU!!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Chiang Dao Caves are a must-visit for families and adventure travelers.

  • Don’t forget to bring a flashlight or headlamp, especially if you plan to explore farther than the two lighted sections.

  • Wear sturdy shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.

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How to Get There

Chiang Do is located 45 minutes north of Chiang Mai on Highway 107. Once you reach the small town of Chiang Dao, look for signs that will direct you toward Doi Chiang Dao; the entrance to the caves is about 3 miles off the main highway.

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When to Get There

The Chiang Dao Caves are open to visitors daily throughout the year. Since the caves tend to be cooler than the outside, they make for a nice escape from the afternoon heat (or a rainy day option).

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Buddhism and the Chiang Dao Caves

As you explore the caves, keep an eye out for the hundreds of Buddha statues and votive items lining the walls. These images offer evidence that the caves have long been used as shrines and meditation sites for Buddhist practitioners.

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