4-day Highlights of Chiang Mai Pai Mae Hong Son

Explore Northern Thailand on a four-day excursion to Mae Hong Son, home to a collection of untouched ethnic villages and traditional lifestyles. Discover multiple tribal communities and wildlife reserves in Pai, ancient temples and wats in the outskirts of Chiang Mai and the well-known Karen village, famous for tribal women’s custom of wearing heavy copper coils around their necks. Explore the most spectacular beautiful cave in Thailand and interact with the locals on an unforgettable journey that's equal parts cultural and experiential.

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Accommodation based on DBL/TWN sharing with daily breakfast
    • Bamboo rafting in Tham Lod cave
    • Boat trip along Pai river
    • Entrance fees as mentioned in the program
    • English-speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
    • Water during transfer
    • Entry/Admission - Wat Chong Kham
    • Entry/Admission - Karen Long Neck Village
    • Entry/Admission - Doi Inthanon National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Wachirathan Waterfall
    What's excluded :
    • International / Internal flight from or to Thailand
    • Visa Letter / Visa stamp fee
    • Drinks, other meals, TIP and personal expenses
    • Any services not mentioned in the program

  • Day 1: Chiang Mai – Pai

    Stop At: Pai, Pai, Mae Hong Son Province
    Pai. It is a small community located in a hilly and beautiful, natural environment clean, refreshing and warm atmosphere. Its different ethnic groups of the Plains or mountains, with their religious beliefs and their different languages, are mixed to form singular and common cultural traditions together. According to the time to arrive, you can visit the isolated village of Pai, and three other villages of the local ethnic groups: Ban Bang Paek (Lisu tribe) - although they represent about 5% of the total population of the tribes, the Lisu are very present, including through their clothing in bright colors. They are established in areas of high altitude. Ban Mae Ping (Karen tribe) and eventually Ban Jabo & Ban Payang (Lahu tribe). The Lahu: called "Have" by the Thais, are hunters by tradition. Originally animists, as most of the tribes, many of them have converted to Christianity. The trait to identify: Lahu women wear red and black jackets with narrow black skirts
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Baan Krating hotel (3-star) or similar

    Day 2: Pai – Mae Hong Son

    Stop At: Mae Hong Son, Mae Hong Son, Mae Hong Son Province
    Stop at the village of Baan Phang Paek where the wider community Lisou, sino - Tibetan ethnic minority. You continue the road towards Ban Tham Lod, and visit the caves of Tham Lod by bamboo raft. Cruise on the inland lake; discover its calcareous concretions and its prehistoric coffins. Since the entrance to the exit of the cavity, a water course follows a circular path on nearly 500 meters of height, by eroding it for more than a million years. The site includes three separate caves, in fact, those Sao Hin, Tukta and IP Man; to visit, tourists must climb aboard a raft on 1600 meters
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Wat Chong Kham, Mae Hong Son Thailand
    Visit to Wat Chong Kham: located next to Wat Chong Klang, it is the oldest of the two wats (temples), founded in 1827 by the Shan of Mae Hong his sovereign. The Buddha, Burmese style, 5 meters high, is sitting. Wat Chong Klang was built in the 1860s, his Burmese style chedi can easily be seen from the banks of the Lake. Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu is the main attraction of Mae Hong Son, keeping the city like a Sentinel. The best time to visit is during the sunset between November and February when the surrounding mountains are shrouded in fog
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Fern Resort (3-star) or similar

    Day 3: Mae Hong Son Full day tour

    Stop At: Karen Long Neck Village, Baan Tong Luang Mae Raem, Mae Rim 50180 Thailand
    we begin the journey by taking a boat for sightseeing along the Pai River. You can catch sight one of the most beautiful scenery and simply life style along the Pai River. Drop in to visit Long-Necked Karen village, the women in this tribal village wear their one brass winding rings on their neck
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mae Hong Son, Mae Hong Son, Mae Hong Son Province
    Continue the journey to visit the Su Tong Pae Bridge, which is the longest bamboo bridge in Thailand. Then taking the next programmed directly journey to “Baan Rak Thai Village.” This interesting village located on the border between Thai and Myanmar with a big lake nearby. Next visit is the beautiful, calm and peaceful atmosphere in Shan village “Baan Ruam Thai”.Also known as Pang Oung, the village is located among the rugged mountain range. The reservoir or a big lake is so spectacular landscape that it is entitled Switzerland in Thailand, surrounded by pine forest and colorful winter flowers including year-round cold weather
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Fern Resort (3-star) or similar

    Day 4: Mae Hong Son – Doi Inthanon – Chiang Mai departure

    Stop At: 119 Moo 7 Ban Luang Subdistrict, Doi Inthanon National Park 50270 Thailand
    heading South to Mae Chaem, Visit Doi Inthanon national park (Thailand’s highest mountain of over 2,565 meters) Admire the stunning views of the peaks, and enjoy walking along the nature trail for a while, and then visit the beautiful architecture of Royal Pagodas Napamaytanidol and Phra Mahatat Napaphon Bhumisiri which build to commemorate the king’s and queen’s 60th birthdays, and enjoy the beautiful of Royal flower garden around the place. Continue to visit hill tribe market where they sell their own product from farm, such as flowers, vegetable etc
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Wachirathan Waterfall, 1009, Tambon Ban Luang, Amphoe Chom Thong, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50160, Thailand
    Visit Vachiratharn Waterfalls one of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand, which has water throughout the year
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai
    Arrive in Chiang Mai transfer to the hotel or airport, end of services.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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