September 21, 2016

The Valley Of Mae Hong Son

7686798_origThe natural and attractive landscapes of the North-West are the highlights of this tour, but it also includes some major sights in the northern capital Chiang Mai, as well as the Doi Inthanon National Park (Thailand’s highest peak at 2565 m).

Duration:  6 Days / 5 Nights

Overview:  Chiang Mai – Pai  – Mae Hong Son – Mae Chaem – Chiang Mai

Daily departure from Chiang Mai, minimum 2 persons, private tour.

wat-chiang-mun-2Day 1:    Chiang Mai

On arrival transfer to the hotel. Day at leisure to relax or take a stroll and explore the northern capital city on your own.

Overnight at Kampaeng Ngam Hotel.

Day 2:    Chiang Mai – Pai  

After breakfast take a sightseeing tour in Chiang Mai, which includes an ancient temple in the old part of the city and the Doi Suthep mountain temple, the landmark of Chiang Mai. We will leave Chiang Mai to the north-west taking a brief stop at an orchid farm and a local countryside market. The tour continues on some steep, winding and scenic roads before reaching Pai. On route we will make some detours including Mokfa waterfall (an opportunity to take a bath) and later a walk to some hot springs.

Arrive Pai late afternoon and stay overnight at the Pai Quarter Hotel.

longnec2Day 3:    Pai – Mae Hong Son 

Leave Pai and travel through wonderful mountainous scenery. Visit a Lisu hill tribe village. Then drive to the village of Soppong and see the spectacular Thum Lod cave. Continue on roads that wind through the wilderness towards Mae Hong Son.

On route we pass various Lahu hill tribe villages and take a stop at one of them. A highlight will be the boat trip along the Pai River to one of the few Paduang (better known as “longnecks”) villages close to the Burmese border.

Stay overnight at the Fern Resort in Mae Hong Son.

dscf0055Day 4:    Mae Hong Son – Mae Chaem 

In the morning we take a one hour long ride on an elephant’s back through the surrounding jungle. Next we visit two picturesque Shan temples, Wat Doi Kong Moo on a small hill top, which offers superb views, and Wat Jong Klang alongside the picturesque city lake.

We leave Mae Hong Son in a southerly direction for Khun Yuam. From here you will travel once more through the mountains, passing Karen and Hmong hill tribe villages. Late afternoon arrive at the small town of Mae Chaem, situated at the foot of Doi Inthanon mountain.

Overnight at the Chaem Muang House in Mae Chaem.

doi_ang_khang-0546Day 5:    Mae Chaem – Chiang Mai 

First we drive up to Doi Inthanon National Park (Thailand’s highest peak 2565 m) and see picturesque waterfalls, royal pagodas, another Hmong hill tribe village, this one hosting a royal farming project.

Close to the peak is an opportunity for a short walk through some dense mountain forest. Then head down through the valley finally reaching Chiang Mai in the afternoon.

There is some time left to do more sightseeing or shopping in the northern capital, for example at the handicraft factories in Bosang, which include umbrella painting, silver making, lacquer ware, woodcarving etc. Overnight at the Kampaeng Ngam Hotel in Chiang Mai.

Day 6:    Chiang Mai 

Transfer to the airport or railway station, depending on your itinerary.

Our Hotels:

north-cnxChiang Mai

In Chiang Mai you stay at Kampaeng Ngam Hotel in a Deluxe Room.


In Pai your stay will be at Pai Quarter Hotel  in Superior Room, breakfast is of course included.

fern-resortMae Hong Sorn

In Mae Hong Sorn you will stay at Fern Resort in a Deluxe Bungalow, breakfast included.

Mae Chaem

In Mae Chaem the Chaem Muang House awaits you. Breakfast included.

Services included:

  • Air-conditioned car during the tour
  • English speaking tour guide
  • All transfers and excursions as listed
  • Hotels as described above
  • Meals as mentioned above
  • Entrance fees and activities as listed

Not included:

  • Meals that are not listed
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks

Our prices in Thai Baht *

Per person in a double room

23,400 THB

667 USD*

Single surcharge

  5,400 THB

154 USD*

Extra Bed

On request

On request

Children below the age of 12

On request

On request

*Prices are valid until 31 October 2019

*USD prices are based on the exchange rate from Thai Baht at the time of publishing.