Overview: The journey begin and end in Chiang Mai: First, visit Pra That Doi Suthep temple, enjoy the nice beautiful garden at Phra Tamnak Bhubing Rajanives Palace, meet and greet Hmong Hill Tribe at Doi Pui village, admire natural forest on Canopy Walking Way at Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, excited about the exciting activities at Eagle Track Zipliine and touch the magnificent scenery at Doi Inthanon National Park. Travel to the most popular romantic district “Pai” which situated in Mae Hong Son province, small lovely city, that is popular among Thais and foreigners because of the unique charm of Pai can attract all people in the world agree to conquer thousands of curves to come to experience the rain, fog and cold win in the midst of the mountains which surround this small town.
● 2 Persons 40,150 ฿
● 3 Persons 34,850 ฿
● 4 Persons 27,650 ฿
● 5 Persons up 26,850 ฿
● Price per person / Thai baht / Private tour
● English Speaking Guide
● Travel Accident insurance
● Admission fees as tour mentioned
● Tour and transfer as private air-con vehicle
● Accommodations as mentioned based on twin sharing (7 Nights)
● Meals as mentioned in the program (7 Breakfasts / 7 Lunches / 1 Dinner)
● Air Fare
● Personal expenses
● Meals are not mentioned in the program
DAY 01: Up on arrival meet and greet at Chiang Mai airport transfer to the hotel.
Travel to the jetty, cruise down the Ping River under the candlelight, indulge with the most romantic atmosphere of Chiang Mai city, take pleasure in magnificent view of the Ping River at night. Pass the temples and houses along both beautiful sides together with tasting the delicious food and sipping favorite drinks, dinner on the Ping River is another impressive thing that will never fade away from memory.
DAY 02: Visit Prathat Doi Suthep temple which is the important temple in historical aspects and a tourist temple. The temple is known of the Thai people in general as one of the most sacred temples in Thailand, located on the top of Doi Suthep, 14 kilometers away from Chiang Mai city to the west, 1,053 meters above sea level. It is a sacred place that has religious and historical significance of Chiang Mai. It was founded in the year of 1429B.C. there are almost 300 stairs stretching up to the temple. Inside the temple is the enshrined place of the Mon-style pagoda, there is the Lord Buddha’s relics contained under the base of pagoda. The full name of Prathat Doi Suthep temple is “Praboromathat Doi Suthep Woravihan Temple” which can be considered that it is the bethel to express the important Thai Lanna art together with Chiang Mai city. It is a beautiful place of worship, popular and known to go to pay homage by the general public. Besides, the area around the temple is also a clear and beautiful viewpoint of Chiang Mai city.
Visit Phra Tamnak Bhubing Rajanives Palace: it is the Thai style palace, graceful amidst shady trees, decorated with gardens, streams, small ponds and rocks, and dotted with flowers of different kinds, colors and scents. Anyway, the unique character of this palace is a variety of roses that bloom; show off colorful with big sizes that have never been seen before. Tourists who have a chance to visit the palace in cold season will be excited with the variety of roses hundreds of variants and colors with smell good, and compete in their beauty throughout the area of this palace, resulting in Phra Tamnak Bhubing Rajanives Palace being as beautiful as paradise garden.
After that continue traveling to visit Hmong villages, Doi Pui, where Hmong people live, located at Doi Suthep Pui national park area in Chiang Mai province, 1,658 meters above sea level. The climate of Doi Pui is cold and humid almost throughout the year, full of big trees, pine forest, and winter flowers that the hill tribe planted. The journey during end of December to early of January the Wild Himalayan Cherry will all bloom with beautiful pink color. Inside the villages there are a lot of different local souvenirs that the villagers bring and sell to the tourists. Around the hill tribe villages, there is very beautiful scenery and can also obviously see the peaks that are lined up alternately.
Visit Wat Chedi Luang Worawihan temple which situated at central of Chiang Mai city. It is one of the biggest and old temples in Chiang Mai province which has a large pagoda within the temple area. Presently, the top of the pagoda was broken down because of a big earthquake in the year of 1545 B.C.; however, it is still the valuable beautiful pagoda of Lanna identity. There are so many names of Chedi Luang Worawihan temple such as Rajakudakan temple, Chotikaram temple, it was built during the reign of king Prachao Sanmuangma , the seventh king of Mungrai dynasty. No apparent year of construction, it is assumed that this temple would be built in the year of 1391 B.C. Chedi Luang temple is an ancient royal temple that has been restored for many eras; currently, there is 60 meters wide on each side. It is one of the most important pagodas in Chiang Mai.
Visit Kad Luang or Warorot market it is the biggest and the old market in Chiang Mai that has hundreds of years of history. Tourists or Chiang Mai people have to come to spend their money to buy things to eat and use here. There are varieties of things at Warorot maket whether fresh flowers, fruits, savory food, local food, dried food, fashion clothes, cosmetics, or many others. In addition, there is a box arrangement service for souvenirs. Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.
DAY 03: Depart Chiang Mai to Pai district, Mae Hong Son province. On the way, we will visit Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden where conserves and gathers variety of plants into categories according to the genus of plants, every type of them has been grown too close to the nature. Take pleasure in visiting and fun by seeing the plants and spectacular magnificent nature walking on sky walk (Canopy walkway) which is the longest walkway over treetop in Thailand with the distance of over 400 meters and over 20 meters high. Some parts of the walkways covered with clear glass that can be seen below.
Continue traveling to Chiang Mai Eagle Track Zipline for sling hung activities, after receiving the security advice including how to use the device. The adventure starts the tourists can fly passing the abundant rain forest which is lined with various vegetation and pass over the nice waterfall and the farmland of the villagers with a beautiful view from above.
Continue driving along the World War II, Historical road to Pai district, passing numerous sharp curves up and Down the hill to get impressive of the beautiful mountains and views. Explore the ways of life and to go round the lively walking street, you can walk along street and buy handmade products, clothes, fret works, basket works and several souvenirs. Also, there are many Thai food restaurants and international restaurant that you can come and test it. The walking street will be available for walker from 5 PM until midnight. Stay overnight in Pai.
DAY 04: Visit Santichon village, its village belongs to Yunnan Chinese people who emigrated from China and settled down in this village for a long time ago, but cultures, traditions, and the ways of life are unchangeable. Therefore, the house and place decorations and environment in the village are still unique Yunnan Chinese style. Not much far from Santichon village, there is Yun Lai viewpoint where tourists can see the wonderful landscape of Pai central district, surrounded by the paddy fields and high-rugged mountain range. There will be sea of mist covered all over area of Pai and mountain range both winter and rainy season.
Visit Wat Phra That Mae Yen Temple, which is located on the high hill of Mae Yen village. On the top of the hill the tourists can look around and enjoy your selves with the nice landscape throughout of Pai city. Especially, when the time of sunrise and sunset the beautiful sun light spreads over the horizon which has the complicated mountain ranges background, it is really the most beautiful impressive picture that make you cannot be forgot. Continue to visit the Memorial Bridge, built in the Second World War while Japan still has a lot of strength in Thailand. There is an objective to use Thailand to be the route to transport troops and arms into Myanmar, which is the same as Kwae River Bridge. In the past this bridge has been used by the people until the present time the standard bridge has been built to replace. However, when the bridge is worn-out, it then becomes the place for most of the tourists to come to take a photograph to keep for memory when visiting Pai district. Continue to visit the Pai Canyon, the amazing beauty valleys that created by the nature. It now becomes the popular place among the tourists who like to find the new interesting places. With the character of the earth that was eroded until it appears a deep wide big hole, it is altogether about 3 Acres.
Visit the merit bridge “Khokuso” it is the bridge of faith which built by the villagers. It is the stretch winding bamboo bridge passing the rice field with beautiful mountains behind. The bridge was built to connect between the Pambok village and Huai Khai Khiri temple with the main purpose of allowing monks to cross the bridge much more conveniently for receiving alms in the morning without trampling the villagers’ agricultural crops. At the same time, the bridge can give more convenience for both tourists and villagers to go across to make a merit and enjoy beautiful nature of the forest, mountains and rice fields along the way, too. Stay overnight in Pai.
DAY 05: Visit Doi Kiew Lom Viewpoint this viewpoint is well-known among Thai and foreign visitors who come here to see a spectacular sea of mist collects in the valley as well as various types of colorful flowers. Continue to visit Tham Lod Cave to see one of the most important archaeology place which has a stream known as “Laang” flows through from one end to the another end of the cave. Consequently, it creates a wonderful cave which has a lot of stalactite and stalagmites; moreover, you can see and touch with a great variety of the early ages antique tools and utensils which have been presumed to be over 2,000 years already. Aside from admiring the magnificent splendor that creates by the nature, there are still other rousing things to do such as a bamboo rafting inside the cave together with short trekking around the cave.
Visit the Lahu hill tribe village, Lahu have the original abode in Tibet and live in the southwest of China, later gradually evacuated to the south of China and there are some of them moved into the northeast of Myanmar over the period of hundred years already. After that they have moved to populate in the north of Thailand when hundreds of years ago. For Lahu’s life style generally, they prefer to build their villages on the high land and they are a tribe that does not like chaos, believe in spirits worship doctrine, and prefer simple way of life. The main occupation is agriculture such as rice farming, and corn planting; raising animals for consumption besides, Lahu are still the most famous in hunter. Lahu are a tribe that can adapt to people very well even though the people with different from culture, or languages Lahu can also be good friends and glad to greet all foreign tourists who come to visit them with a warm welcome. Stay overnight in Mae Hong Son.
DAY 06: Pay the respect at Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu temple. It is the important place worthy of worship in Mae Hong Son which located on the top of Kong Mu Mountain. This temple consisted of 2 different size pagodas, the big one constructed by “Jong Tong Su” in 1860. And the small one constructed by “Phraya Singhanatracha” in 1874. From the hilltop you can see entirely a beautiful nature of the town which surrounded by mountains and valleys. Visit Wat Jong Kham and Wat Jong Klang temples. These two temples share the same area right next to the big swamp. They both are old temples consist of beautiful Burmese style edifices which put up the holy Buddha image (Luang Paw To). In Wat Jong Klang temple you will see a great number of the Burmese wood carving dolls, and the big glass paintings concerned about Buddhist history.
Visit the Su Tong Pae Bridge, which is the longest bamboo bridge in Thailand, is built to connect between Suan Tham Phusama Temple and Kung Mai Sak village. Its bridge cross over the paddy fields and canals, and it is convenient for monk and villager to use this way. It will doubtlessly be the best impressive memories of visitor because of uniquely classic beauty of the bridge across the verdant paddy fields in the rainy season, and its grains which will be glimmering golden in the winter, including the exquisite landscape surrounded by the mountains.
Visit “Ban Rak Thai Village” this interesting village located on the border between Thai and Myanmar with a big lake nearby. Most of the population evacuated from the south of China (Yunnan), therefore, they can show you of their simply life style, and culture including the delicious Yunnan food and the good taste tea such as U-long, and Ching Ching.
Visit 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. The scenery of pine forest along the spacious reservoir embraced by the mountain range, the beauty of fog floating above the lake with the cold weather in the morning, and the several colorful flowers, are always attractive the tourists to visit this place all year round. Stay overnight in Mae Hong Son.
DAY 07: Depart Mae Hong Son by driving heading South to Mae Chaem district passing numerous sharp curves up and down the hill to get impressive of the beautiful mountains and views. Visit Doi Inthanon, which is the highest peak of Thailand with an altitude of 2,565 meters above sea level. Doi Inthanon is a part of Thanon Thongchai Mountain range stretching from the Himalayas which has a length across many countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar with diversity and abundance of the climate and forest. Tourists can touch with rain forest, pine forest, mixed forest from the different height and at the peak the tourists will enjoy with beautiful panorama scenery. Because of cool weather all year round, beautiful scenery and abundance of the forest are all the charm to attract people all over the world to pour to visit here uninterrupted.
Visit Twin Royal Pagodas, Napamethanidol and Napapolpumisiri, which located on the top of high hill in Doi Inthanon National Park. These two pagodas have beautiful magnificent architecture and landscape. Napamethanidol- Napapolpumisiri, are the pagodas that created by The Air force works with Thai people throughout Thailand for the 60th anniversary of His Majesty the King Rama 9 in the year of 1987 and also to honor the Queen Sirikit in the auspicious period of the 5th anniversary on her birthday 12 August 1992. The area around these pagodas is decorated beautifully with Winter Flower Garden and variety of plants in cold period this area is very cold. It is a viewpoint and one of the most beautiful points for admiring the sea of mist in Chiang Mai.
Visit Vachirathan Waterfall which is a large waterfall with a lot of water falling. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand that has water throughout the year. The waterfall is in Doi Inthanon National Park area, Chiang Mai Province, it is a distinctive, beautiful with high valley waterfall, which has only one layer. The above water flows down into the basin below with the height of the waterfall up to70 meters. During high water, water droplets splash over the area and exposed to the sun causing rainbow to occur often here at Vachirathan waterfall. It is a wonderful phenomenon that created this waterfall to be much more beautiful.
Visit Royal Project. It is 1 of 4 winter plant facilities of Royal Project foundation, presently some research has been conducted on flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables, fruits, and highland fishery. Including, transferring research results on promotion together with fundamental development, social development, and forest watersheds conservation, moreover, generate income for hill tribe farmers’ families that are situated villages around the project. Arrive in Chiang Mai, transfer to the hotel and stay overnight.
DAY 08: Transfer to Chiang Mai airport, end of services.