Mae Hong Son Loop Special 5 Days 4 Nights

Rice Field Pai
Su Tong Pe Bamboo Bridge
Royal Pagoda Doi Inthanon
Canopy Walkway

Overview: Embark on a captivating journey that commences and concludes in Chiang Mai, with two nights spent in both Mae Hong Son and Pai. Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as you explore the diverse attractions and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region. Begin your journey by visiting the Doi Inthanon Royal Project, where you can witness a splendid array of flowers and vegetable plots that showcase the region’s agricultural prowess. Let your emotions soar as you immerse yourself in the ethereal mist surrounding the enchanting Wachirathan Waterfall, and be mesmerized by the breathtaking views at Doi Inthanon National Park. Prepare to be amazed by the stunning stalactites and stalagmites that adorn the Tham Lod Cave, a natural wonder that showcases nature’s artistry. Immerse yourself in the rich cultures and vibrant lifestyles of the Shan and Chinese communities that line the border between Thailand and Myanmar. Indulge in the picturesque beauty of the rural landscapes and experience the agricultural practices of the local communities as you walk across the Su tong Pe Bridge. Embrace the freedom to explore the local way of life as night falls, strolling through vibrant walking streets, and sampling the diverse flavors of local food and drink. Throughout this remarkable journey, you’ll have the opportunity to visit charming villages, shop for locally produced goods, and immerse yourself in the unique experiences that each destination offers. Prepare to be captivated as you embark on this multi-day adventure, immersing yourself in the beauty, culture, and natural wonders that await at every turn.


After arriving at Chiang Mai 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 Chiang Mai and take this opportunity to explore the city at your own pace.

Your journey from Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon National Park will be filled with captivating sights and experiences. As you venture into the park, you’ll have the chance to visit the Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon, where colorful flower plots and a diverse range of vegetables and fruits are cultivated. The station serves as a research center for winter plants, conducting studies on flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables, fruits, and highland fisheries. This research not only promotes sustainable development but also generates income for local hill tribe farmers in the surrounding villages. Next, you’ll visit the awe-inspiring Wachirathan Waterfall, a towering single-tiered waterfall known for its exceptional beauty. With water flowing all year round, the 70-meter-high waterfall creates a mesmerizing spectacle, especially during the rainy season when water droplets splash, giving rise to vibrant rainbows. Your encounter with this natural wonder will be unforgettable.

As you continue your exploration of Doi Inthanon National Park, you’ll come across the Twin Royal Pagodas, Napamethanidol, and Napapolpumisiri. These elegant pagodas were constructed by the Air Force in collaboration with Thai people to commemorate significant occasions such as the 60th anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama 9 and the 5th anniversary of Queen Sirikit’s birthday. The pagodas’ surroundings are adorned with enchanting winter flower gardens and a diverse array of plants. The cool weather throughout the year and the spectacular panoramic views make this spot one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Chiang Mai.

As you ascend further, you’ll reach the summit of Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in Thailand at 2,565 meters above sea level. The Doi Inthanon mountain range is a part of the Thanon Thongchai range that stretches across several countries, including Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar. The area offers diverse and abundant forests, including rain forests, pine forests, and mixed forests at different elevations. At the peak, you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic scenery, making it a sought-after destination for visitors from around the world who seek the beauty of nature and the refreshing cool climate. After your time at Doi Inthanon, you will continue your journey to Mae Hong Son. Upon arrival in Mae Hong Son, you will be transferred to your hotel for a restful overnight stay.

Visiting Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu temple is a must for any traveler in Mae Hong Son. Perched on top of Kong Mu Mountain, this temple holds immense spiritual significance and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding town, nestled amidst mountains and valleys. The temple comprises two pagodas of different sizes, with the larger one constructed by “Chong Thong Su” in 1860 and the smaller one built by “Phraya Singhanatracha” in 1874. It serves as a revered place of worship and is an important cultural landmark in the region. After paying respects at Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu, you can explore the neighboring Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang temples, both of which are situated next to a large swamp. These ancient temples feature beautiful Burmese-style architecture and house the revered Buddha image, Luang Paw To. Wat Chong Klang, in particular, is known for its impressive collection of Burmese wood carving dolls and large glass paintings depicting Buddhist history.

The journey continues to the stunning Su Tong Pae Bridge, the longest bamboo bridge in Thailand. Spanning across paddy fields and canals, this bamboo bridge connects Suan Tham Phusama Temple and Kung Mai Sak village. The bridge’s classic beauty, especially during the rainy season when the surrounding fields are lush and green, or during winter when the golden grains shimmer, is a sight to behold. The picturesque landscape, framed by majestic mountains, adds to the bridge’s charm. Next on the itinerary is Baan Rak Thai village, a unique settlement situated near the Thailand-Myanmar border. Originally founded by Chinese Nationalist soldiers from Yunnan, this village captivates visitors with its stunning mountain scenery, serene lakes, and colorful shrubbery. The village is also known for its green tea plantations, where rows of tea plants gracefully follow the curves of the mountainside. In Baan Rak Thai, tourists can indulge in delicious Yunnan cuisine, including tasting Chinese tea, renowned for its high quality.

To experience tranquility and natural beauty, travelers should visit Shan village, “Baan Ruam Thai,” or Pang Oung. Surrounded by rugged mountains, this village features a large lake that has earned it the nickname “Switzerland in Thailand.” The landscape is adorned with pine forests and colorful winter flowers, creating a peaceful atmosphere all year round. The sight of fog floating above the lake during the chilly mornings adds to the enchantment. Pang Oung’s serene ambiance and picturesque scenery make it a captivating destination for visitors. After exploring these charming locations, transfer back to the hotel and stay another night in Mae Hong Son and prepare for the next leg of your journey.

Continue your journey to explore Ban Ja Bo Village, Tham Lod Cave, and Doi Kiew Lom Viewpoint: First, you’ll visit Ban Ja Bo Village, which is a Lahu hill tribe village situated on a ridge surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery. The Lahu people originally hailed from Tibet and later migrated southwards, finally settling in the north of Thailand hundreds of years ago. They prefer living in highland areas and adhere to a simple lifestyle, rooted in their belief in spirits’ worship doctrine. Agriculture, including rice farming and corn planting, is their main occupation, and they are known for being skilled hunters. The Lahu are friendly and welcoming, so you can expect a warm reception as you explore their village and learn about their culture. Next, you’ll head to Tham Lod Cave, an essential archaeological site in the region. This fascinating cave boasts a stream called “Lang” flowing through it, creating a captivating environment with stalactites and stalagmites formations. The cave also holds ancient tools and utensils that date back over 2,000 years, providing a glimpse into the early ages of human history. In addition to marveling at the cave’s natural wonders, you can enjoy a unique experience of bamboo rafting inside the cave and embark on a short trek around its vicinity.

Afterward, proceed to Doi Kiew Lom Viewpoint, a renowned spot admired by both Thai and foreign visitors. Here, you can witness a breathtaking sea of mist that gathers in the valley, along with a variety of colorful flowers that add to the enchanting scenery. The beauty of the landscape is truly captivating, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. In the evening, you can explore Pai’s lively walking street, which comes alive with various stalls selling handmade products, clothing, jewelry, baskets, and souvenirs. You’ll have the opportunity to try delicious local and international cuisines at the numerous restaurants along the street. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the local lifestyle and interact with the friendly people of Pai. After an eventful day, you’ll return to your accommodation in Pai to relax and rest for the night. Be sure to savor the memories and experiences of the day as you prepare for more adventures on your journey.

Traveling to Santichon village will offer you a unique glimpse into the preserved Yunnan Chinese culture and way of life. The village’s traditional houses, decorations, and environment are a testament to the unchanging nature of its cultural heritage. Just a short distance away is the Yun Lai viewpoint, where you can witness the breathtaking landscape of Pai city, surrounded by lush paddy fields and a majestic mountain range. The sea of mist that blankets Pai and the mountains during both the winter and rainy seasons creates a mesmerizing sight, especially during sunrise, leaving an indelible memory in your heart. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to visit Wat Phra That Mae Yen Temple, perched atop the high hill of Mae Yen village. From this vantage point, you can marvel at the scenic beauty that stretches across Pai city. The stunning sunrise and sunset scenes, with the intricate mountain ranges as the backdrop, will leave you awe-inspired and captivated by the natural splendor.

Moving on, you will explore the Memorial Bridge, a poignant reminder of the Second World War and Japan’s presence in Thailand. Although it has been replaced by a standard bridge, the Memorial Bridge serves as a historical site where tourists pay tribute to the past and commemorate its significance while visiting Pai District. Continuing your journey, you will reach Pai Canyon, also known as Kong Lan, a captivating tourist attraction formed by natural soil subsidence and erosion caused by wind and rain. The deep trenches and cliff-like formations, along with long, winding ridge-like structures, create an expansive and awe-inspiring area of over 3 acres. The surrounding mixed deciduous forest adds to the scenic beauty of Pai Canyon, and the narrow and steep trails offer adventurous exploration along the ridges, providing stunning views of the villages and farms below, against the backdrop of picturesque mountains.

As you venture further, you will encounter the Merit Bridge, also known as “Khokuso,” a winding bamboo bridge constructed by the villagers. This bridge of faith connects Pambok village and Huai Khai Khiri temple, making it easier for monks to receive alms in the morning without affecting the villagers’ agricultural crops. For both tourists and locals, this bridge offers a serene path to make merit while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding forest, mountains, and rice fields. The day’s adventures will leave you with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for the cultural heritage and natural wonders of Pai. Spend the night in Pai, allowing you to savor the tranquility and charm of this captivating destination before continuing your journey.

Depart from Pai and head towards Mae Taeng District, where you will find the largest hot spring, Pong Dueat Hot Spring. This hot spring is in the form of a geyser, with steam regularly rising from the ground. The hot spring area consists of four large ponds and several smaller ones scattered around. The temperature of the underground water is exceptionally high, ranging from 170 to 200 degrees Celsius, while the water’s surface temperature is between 90 and 100 degrees Celsius. The area will be enveloped in a continuous sulfur smell due to the presence of sulfur compounds in the water. Surrounding the Pong Dueat Hot Spring is a lush jungle, offering a nature study route of approximately 1.5 km. As you follow this circular path through the forest, you will be surrounded by tall trees, ferns, and moss, creating a serene and picturesque environment. The route is thoughtfully designed with a long bridge to ensure a pleasant and safe walking experience for all visitors. Along the way, you’ll find informative signboards providing details about the Pong Dueat Hot Spring and the various plant species you encounter, making it an educational and enjoyable nature trek. As you explore the Pong Dueat Hot Spring and its surrounding natural beauty, take your time to soak in the unique atmosphere and appreciate the wonders of the geothermal phenomenon. The hot spring’s geyser-like behavior and the healing properties of the warm waters make it a popular destination for locals and tourists alike seeking relaxation and immersion in nature’s gifts.

After your excursion at the Pong Dueat Hot Spring and the jungle trail, continuing your journey to Mae Rim District, you will have the opportunity to visit the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, a splendid destination for nature enthusiasts and plant lovers alike. The botanic garden is dedicated to conserving and showcasing a wide array of plant species, categorized according to their respective genera, all cultivated in harmony with their natural environment. Upon arrival at the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, you will be treated to a delightful and educational experience. As you stroll through the garden’s beautifully curated paths, you will encounter an incredible diversity of plants, each contributing to the conservation efforts of Thailand’s rich flora. This botanical wonderland provides a peaceful and immersive setting to learn about the unique characteristics and importance of various plant species.

One of the highlights of the garden is the Sky Walk, also known as the Canopy Walk. This enchanting walkway stretches over 400 meters in length and stands over 20 meters above the ground, granting visitors a truly remarkable view of the surrounding treetops and the lush green landscape below. Some parts of the walkway are designed with clear glass flooring, allowing you to observe the world beneath your feet and adding an exciting touch to the experience. As you walk along the Sky Walk, you’ll be mesmerized by the captivating sights and sounds of the forest canopy, providing a rare glimpse into the fascinating world of the treetops. The walkway provides a unique vantage point, making it a must-visit attraction for anyone seeking to connect with nature and appreciate the beauty of the botanical wonders around them. After a rewarding visit to the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden and an exhilarating walk on the Sky Walk, you will return to Chiang Mai, where you can relax and reflect on the remarkable experiences you’ve had during your journey.

Your journey in the northern region of 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.

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