5-D Discovering the Mae Hong Son Loop Wonders

Traverse the Mae Hong Son Loop, a region renowned for its awe-inspiring landscapes, cultural richness, and hidden gems

Embark on a captivating 5-day journey with our “5-D Discovering the Mae Hong Son Loop Wonders” tour. Traverse the Mae Hong Son Loop, discovering Thailand’s highest peak, Doi Inthanon, and immersing in the cultural richness of hill tribe villages. Explore the scenic beauty of Mae Hong Son, with hikes through nature trails and visits to iconic landmarks like Ban Rak Thai. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes, from lush mountains to cascading waterfalls, and savor the tranquil atmosphere of this Northern Thai gem. It’s an adventure of discovery, cultural encounters, and natural wonders, creating memories that will linger long after the journey ends.

Pai Canyon, Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Tour Details

Country

Thailand

Price

Duration

5 Days

Difficulty

Easy, Moderate

Trip Highlights

  • Visit the hill tribe villages to experience the unique traditions of the local communities.
  • Enjoy a picturesque drive through lush greenery mountains to reach Mae Hong Son City
  • Discover the intriguing history of Ban Rak Thai, visit a tea plantation, and relish breathtaking mountain views.
  • Enjoy nature hikes and immerse yourself in the natural surroundings.
Doi Inthanon, Thailand
Day 1

Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon

Leave Chiang Mai's warmth for a 1.5-hour drive to the cool climate of Doi Inthanon National Park. Explore Thailand's highest peak, Doi Inthanon, at 2,565m (8,415ft), surrounded by stunning evergreen forests. Birdwatchers will delight in spotting nearly 400 species, including mountain hawks and Eurasian woodcocks. Bring a jacket for the elevation change. En route, visit Thailand's largest hill tribe village and the impressive 750m (2,460ft) Wachiratharn Waterfall. Take a stroll on the Kew Mae Pan nature trail (about 3km loop) to enjoy the natural beauty, fresh air, and a captivating valley view. Spot the twin chedis dedicated to King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit along the trail.
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
Day 2

Doi Inthanon – Mae Hong Son

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Mae Hong Son City, passing through lush greenery mountains (approx. 200km, 5-hour drive). Check-in at your resort located on the outskirts of Mae Hong Son town and enjoy nature through a hike on the Mae Sakut Nature Trail. Discover the 3-km out-and-back trail leading to the Mae Sakut Waterfall. Return to your resort to relax. In the evening, explore the night market and enjoy free time for dinner (own expenses).
Ban Rak Thai, Mae Hong Son, Thailand
Day 3

Mae Hong Son – Ban Rak Thai – Mae Hong Son

Drive approximately 1.5 hours north to explore the iconic Ban Rak Thai, also known as Mae Aw village, located next to the Myanmar border. Settled by former Kuo Min Tang fighters from Yunnan Province, China, this town boasts a population of about 800, mainly Chinese-born or Thai-born Chinese. Learn about its history and culture, visit a tea plantation, and enjoy mountain views with Chinese tea shops on a small Chinese-style boat over the central lake. Return to your resort in Mae Hong Son, stopping en route to visit Su Tong Pae Bamboo Bridge.
Ban Jabo, Mae Hong Son, Thailand
Day 4

Mae Mae Hong Son – Pai

Continue the journey, driving to Pai with visits en route such as Ban Jabo, a small Black Lahu Community mountain village, for coffee and scenic views. Visit Nam Lod Cave, exploring the river cave by bamboo raft. Admire stalactite and stalagmite formations inside the cave, home to numerous bats and river fishes. Upon arrival in Pai, relax at your resort or opt for a bath at a natural hot spring spot.
Pai Canyon, Mae Hong Son, Thailand
Day 5

Pai – Chiang Mai

Enjoy breakfast before visiting Pai Canyon, a popular destination for adventurers. The canyon offers breathtaking views, especially during sunrise or sunset. Choose a short visit or a more adventurous hike along the narrow ridge, which can be steep at some points. Conclude your adventure with a transfer back to Chiang Mai in the afternoon, providing a final opportunity to savor the amazing mountainous scenery of northern Thailand.
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5-D Discovering the Mae Hong Son Loop Wonders

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5 Days

Includes

  • Experienced English speaking local guides.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water during tour.
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room in hotel with daily breakfast.

Excludes

  • Flight tickets
  • Visas where required.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters, etc.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More Information

  • The Kew Mae Pan nature trail is closed annually from June to October (rainy season). However, an alternative trail, such as the Pha Dok Sieo Nature Trail, can be visited during this period.
  • Due to high water levels during the rainy season, limiting access to the cave, our visit to Nam Lod Cave will be shorter than usual.
  • Varied Prices Based on Group Size
  • There is surcharge for travelling on Lunar New Year, Christmas, regional New Year, and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
  • Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
  • Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.
  • Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.

 

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