Mae Hong Son Loop

For tourists, who love to drive and take the adventure by yourselves for own convenience and privacy. Mae Hong Son province has tour driving route, which is one of the most famous in Thailand, to challenge your ability. There are a lot of attractions, nice scenery along the both sides with steep and winding route. Tourists can drive from Chiang Mai province to Mae Hong Son and cycle back to Chiang Mai. Since the route is rather steep and winding with thousands curbs, therefore, tourists who use this route should be well prepared with a car and drive with care.

Mae Hong Son Loop 4 Days 3 Nights: Route Maps

Day 1: Chiang Mai – Pai Route Maps
Start from Chiang Mai province driving along Highway No. 107 passing through Mae Rim district to Mae Tang district about 35 kilometers. There is a junction turn left and drive along Highway No. 1095 past Mok Fah Waterfall, Pong Dued Geyser, Huai Nam Dang National Park to Pai district. Visit various tourist attractions in Pai district like temples, hill tribe villages, hot springs, and others. Stay overnight in Pai, the total distance is 152 kilometers.

Day 2: Pai – Pang Mapha – Mae Hong Son Route Maps
From Pai to Pang Mapha the distance is 45 kilometers. Visit viewpoint and the most famous attraction in Pang Mapha is Tham Lod Cave, after that continue the journey from Pang Mapha taking 65 kilometers to Mae Hong Son district along the way the tourists can visit two hill tribe villages Lahu and Lisu including Fish Cave National Park. Arrive in Mae Hong Son visit all temples, Mae Hong Son town and stay one night in Mae Hong Son. The total distance is approximately 150 kilometers.

Day 3: Mae Hong Son Sightseeing Route Maps
From Mae Hong Son city drive along the Highway No. 1095 approximately 8 kilometers, then turn left and drive along the Highway No. 4001 visit Su Tong Pe Bamboo Bridge, Pha Sua waterfalls, Ban Huai Makhuea Som Hmong hill tribe villages, Ban Ruam Thai Shan villages (Pang Oung), Ban Rak Thai Chinese villages and Thai Myanmar border. Stay another night in Mae Hong Son, the total distance is 105 kilometers.

Day 4: Mae Hong Son – Khun Yuam - Mae Chaem – Chiang Mai Route Maps
The last day, tourists should leave early in the morning due to the long distances. From Mae Hong Son drive along the Highway No.108 to Khun Yuam district the distance is approximately 67 kilometers, then turn left and drive along the Highway No.1263. (In November it is during the time Mexican Sunflowers bloom tourists can turn left and drive along the Highway No. 4009 about 20 kilometers to visit Mexican Sunflower fields) to Mae Chaem District and enter to the Highway No. 1009 visit Doi Inthanon, which is the highest mountain in Thailand, and along the way to Chiang Mai tourists can drive through a lot of attractions such as Mae Klang Waterfall, Wachirathan Waterfall, hill tribe villages, Royal projects, Royal pagodas, to Chom Thong district then drive along the Highway No. 108 through San Pathong district, Hang Dong district, arrive in Chiang Mai the total distance is 355 kilometers.

Mae Hong Son Loop 5 Days 4 Nights: Route Maps

Day 1: Chiang Mai – Pai Route Maps
Start from Chiang Mai province driving along Highway No. 107 passing through Mae Rim district to Mae Tang district about 35 kilometers. There is a junction turn left and drive along Highway No. 1095 past Mok Fah Waterfall, Pong Dued Geyser, Huai Nam Dang National Park to Pai district. Visit various places in Pai district like temples, hill tribe villages, hot springs, and others. Stay overnight in Pai, total distance is 152 kilometers.

Day 2: Pai – Pang Mapha – Mae Hong Son Route Maps
From Pai to Pang Mapha the distance is 45 kilometers. Visit viewpoint and the most famous attraction in Pang Mapha is Tham Lod Cave, after that continue the journey from Pang Mapha taking 65 kilometers to Mae Hong Son district along the way the tourists can visit two hill tribe villages Lahu and Lisu including Fish Cave National Park. Arrive in Mae Hong Son visit all temples, Mae Hong Son town and stay one night in Mae Hong Son. The total distance is approximately 150 kilometers.

Day 3: Mae Hong Son Sightseeing Route Maps
Visit attractions outside Mae Hong Son city. From Mae Hong Son city drive along the Highway No. 1095 approximately 8 kilometers, then turn left and drive along the Highway No. 4001 visit Su Tong Pe Bamboo Bridge, Pha Sua waterfalls, Ban Huai Makhuea Som Hmong hill tribe villages, Ban Ruam Thai Shan villages (Pang Oung), Ban Rak Thai Chinese villages and Thai Myanmar border. Stay another night in Mae Hong Son, the total distance is 105 kilometers.

Day 4: Mae Hong Son – Mae Lanoi – Mae Sariang Route Maps
From Mae Hong Son drive along the Highway No.108 to Mae Lanoi district the distance is approximately 135 kilometers, visit Kaew Komol cave (Calcite cave) then continue on Highway No. 1226 for approximately 35 kilometers to visit Ban La Oob Lawa hill tribe village, Ban Huai Hom Karen Hill tribe Village. Then take the same route back to Mae Lanoi and drive for another 30 kilometers along the Highway No. 108 to Mae Sariang district. Visit interesting things in the city spend one overnight there. The total distance is 234 kilometers.

Day 5: Mae Sariang – Ban Mae Sam Laeb Village - Chiang Mai Route Maps
The last day, tourists should leave early in the morning due to the long distance. From Mae Sariang drive along the Highway No. 105 then turn right onto Highway No. 1194 to Ban Mae Sam Laeb village, the distance is approximately 55 kilometers. Ban Mae Sam Laeb Village located along the banks of the Salween River between borders of Thailand and Myanmar. Tourists can sail with long-tail boat along Salween River to appreciate natural grandeur of both sides of river as well as way of living of Thai and Burmese people along both sides of Salween River. After that take the same road drive back to Mae Sriang city again, then drive along the Highway No. 108 to Hod district, Chom Thong district, San Pathong district, Hang Dong district. Along the way, tourists can drop in to visit Mexican Sunflowers at Doi Mae Hor (November only), Bor Kaew Pine Tree Gaden (Pine plantations), and Ob luang National Park, arrive in Chiang Mai in the evening, the total distance is 310 kilometers.

Note: All the information of various districts in Mae Hong Son province can be seen in Attractions.


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