Overview: Your adventure begins in Mae Hong Son, where the verdant Baan Rak Thai village awaits. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the lush tea plantations, their emerald hues painting a picture of serenity. As you stroll through the village, breathe in the crisp air and appreciate the simple beauty of the surroundings. Continue your journey to Baan Ruam Thai Shan village, nestled amidst a breathtaking landscape. Here, the majestic pine forest reigns supreme, its towering trees casting cool shadows on the ground. Vibrant flowers bloom throughout the year, adding a splash of color to the serene environment. Embrace the rural charm of the Su Tong Pe Bridge. This enchanting bamboo structure gracefully spans verdant rice fields, offering a unique perspective of the countryside. As you walk across the bridge, breathe in the fresh air and let the peaceful surroundings wash over you. Ascend to Pra That Doi Kong Mu temple, perched atop a hill. From this vantage point, be captivated by the breathtaking panorama of Mae Hong Son town. Witness the majestic mountains embracing the town, their silhouettes painted against the vibrant colors of the setting sun. Embark on a short trek through the fertile forest, immersing yourself in the diverse flora and fauna. This 2-3 hour adventure provides a glimpse into the lives of the local people, culminating in a visit to the Huai Sua Tao village, home to the fascinating long-necked Karen hill tribe. Learn about their unique customs and traditions, gaining a deeper understanding of their culture. Next, delve into the heart of Doi Inthanon National Park, a haven of natural wonders. Witness the cascading beauty of Wachirathan Waterfall, its waters plunging through lush greenery in a mesmerizing spectacle. Continue your exploration at the Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon, where a diverse array of plants and flowers flourishes. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and learn about the various agricultural practices employed here. Pay your respects at the Twin Royal Pagodas, two magnificent structures perched atop Doi Inthanon. Their golden spires gleam under the sun, creating a scene of grandeur and serenity. As your journey concludes in Chiang Mai, carry with you the treasured memories of breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and enchanting experiences that have enriched your understanding of the wonders of northern Thailand.
● 1 Person 32,700 ฿
● 2 Persons 17,700 ฿
● 3 Persons 14,500 ฿
● 4 Persons 11,500 ฿
● 5 Persons up 10,500 ฿
● Price per person / Thai baht / Private tour
After arriving at Mae Hong Son Airport, you will be warmly welcomed and assisted with your transfer to the hotel. Once you have checked in, the remainder of the day is at your leisure, allowing you to relax and enjoy your stay in Mae Hong Son and take this opportunity to explore the city at your own pace.
Your journey begins with a visit to the Su Tong Pae Bridge, a remarkable testament to human ingenuity. This majestic bamboo bridge, the longest in Thailand, gracefully spans across verdant paddy fields and tranquil canals. Imagine the monks and villagers traversing this unique structure, their way illuminated by the golden grains of rice shimmering in the winter sun or the lush greenery of the rainy season. Witnessing the bridge and its surrounding landscape will undoubtedly become a treasured memory.
Next, travel to Baan Rak Thai village, a historical haven nestled near the Thai-Myanmar border. This village was established by former Kuomintang soldiers from China, who brought with them their unique culture and traditions. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking mountain scenery, be captivated by the serene lakes, and marvel at the colorful shrubbery that adorns the village. Take in the sprawling vista of green tea farmland cascading along the mountainsides, a testament to the village’s agricultural heritage. As you savor a delicious Yunnan feast, indulge in the exquisite Chinese tea, renowned as the finest in Mae Hong Son province.
Continue your journey to Baan Ruam Thai village, also known as Pang Oung. This Shan village offers a haven of peace and tranquility amidst the rugged mountain range. Be mesmerized by the “Switzerland of Thailand,” a large reservoir surrounded by pine forests and vibrant winter flowers. The cool, refreshing air adds to the idyllic atmosphere, creating a truly unforgettable experience. Imagine the mesmerizing scene of the pine forest bordering the spacious reservoir, embraced by the mountain range; the mist floating above the lake in the cool morning air; and the explosion of colorful flowers throughout the year.
Ascend to the peak of Kong Mu Mountain and pay your respects at Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu temple, the most revered place of worship in Mae Hong Son. This sacred site comprises two magnificent pagodas, each with its own history. The larger pagoda, built in 1860, stands tall alongside the smaller one, constructed in 1874. As you gaze upon the breathtaking panorama of the town nestled amidst majestic mountains and verdant valleys, let the serenity wash over you. Next, explore the historical Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang temples, both situated adjacent to a large swamp. These ancient temples, adorned with beautiful Burmese-style architecture, house the revered Buddha image known as Luang Paw To. In Wat Chong Klang, be captivated by the intricate Burmese wood carvings and the large glass paintings depicting fascinating Buddhist stories. As the day draws to a close, settle in for a restful night in Mae Hong Son, carrying with you the memories of captivating landscapes, diverse cultures, and enriching encounters.
Your adventure begins with a scenic car journey to the Shan village, the starting point of your trek. As you arrive, the fresh air and verdant surroundings welcome you. The trek starts with a short walk along a charming forest shortcut, frequently crossing a clear, cool stream. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Shan gardens and farms, marveling at the diverse vegetables and fruits cultivated by the villagers. Learn about their agricultural practices and witness their way of life, deeply connected to the land. After this delightful interlude, prepare for a more challenging ascent. As you climb, be captivated by the dense forest brimming with a variety of large and small plant species, including the shady bamboo forests. Witness the impressive bamboo stalks towering above, testament to the versatility of this natural resource, used by the villagers for cooking, construction, and even housing. Keep an eye out for the traditional bamboo houses with leaf roofs, a unique architectural style characteristic of rural Mae Hong Son.
Next, embark on a trek up a steep mountain, taking approximately one hour to reach the summit. As you ascend, be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains, creating a truly unforgettable spectacle. Enjoy a delicious lunch box at the peak, savoring the moment amidst the stunning scenery. After your lunch break, continue your journey to the fascinating Long-Necked Hill tribe village. This tribe, originally from Myanmar, has settled in Thailand for generations and still carries on its unique traditions. Witness the women adorned with their signature brass neck rings, a symbol of their cultural identity. Immerse yourself in their way of life and gain insights into their rich heritage. As your journey concludes, a car will be waiting to transport you back to Mae Hong Son town. Reflect on the day’s adventures, filled with encounters with nature and diverse cultures, as you settle in for a restful night.
Your journey commences with a scenic drive to Doi Inthanon National Park, winding through picturesque mountain roads. As you ascend, prepare to be awestruck by breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, a prelude to the natural wonders that await you. Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in Thailand at an impressive 2,565 meters above sea level, is a true gem of the Thanon Thongchai Mountain range. This range, stretching from the Himalayas across Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar, boasts a diversity of climates and forests. Here, you can experience the lush rainforests, the fragrant pine forests, and the vibrant mixed forests, each offering a unique perspective of this remarkable landscape. The cool, refreshing air and the stunning scenery, combined with the abundance of flora and fauna, have captivated visitors from all over the world.
Next, ascend to the summit and marvel at the architectural beauty of the Twin Royal Pagodas, Napamethanidol and Napapolpumisiri. These magnificent structures, perched on a hilltop, were built as a tribute to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit. Nestled amidst vibrant winter flower gardens and a diverse array of plants, the pagodas offer a serene atmosphere and captivating panoramic views, considered some of the most breathtaking in Chiang Mai. Continue your exploration with a visit to the majestic Wachirathan Waterfall. This towering, single-tiered waterfall boasts a breathtaking spectacle, cascading down a height of 70 meters into a pool below. During the rainy season, the mist from the waterfall creates mesmerizing rainbows, enhancing the already enchanting scenery. This natural wonder is undoubtedly one of the most stunning waterfalls in Thailand.
Next, delve into the colorful world of the Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon. This research station, dedicated to winter plants, showcases vibrant flower plots and a wide variety of vegetables and fruits. Witness the ongoing research on flowers, ornamental plants, and agricultural practices. This station plays a vital role in supporting the livelihoods of hill tribe farmers by transferring research results and promoting sustainable development in the surrounding communities. As the sun begins to set, embark on the final leg of your journey to Chiang Mai. As you arrive in the evening, reflect on the day’s enriching experiences, filled with awe-inspiring natural landscapes, cultural treasures, and the enduring legacy of the Thai people. Settle into your hotel and prepare for the adventures that await you in the vibrant city of Chiang Mai.
Your journey in northern Thailand has come to an end, and it is time to bid farewell. Our dedicated team will now escort you to Chiang Mai Airport to ensure that your return journey or onward travels to other destinations go smoothly, and this is end of our services.