Overview: Embark on a remarkable journey that commences and concludes in Chiang Mai, as we traverse the picturesque regions of Mae Chaem, Mae Hong Son, and Pai, winding through the lush forests of Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son. Discover the wonders of Doi Inthanon National Park, where you can marvel at the breathtaking beauty of Wachirathan Waterfall and soak in the mesmerizing views from the summit of Doi Inthanon Mountain, the highest peak in Thailand. Immerse yourself in the simple and authentic way of life embraced by the diverse hill tribes residing in the enchanting province of Mae Hong Son. Wander across the remarkable Su Tong Pe Bridge, an architectural marvel and the longest bamboo bridge in Thailand, offering an unforgettable walking experience. For those seeking a truly personalized adventure, we offer the flexibility to combine this tour package with other captivating attractions or activities in Chiang Mai. Simply inform us of your preferences, and we will curate the perfect travel plan that aligns with your desires.
● 1 Person 32,500 ฿
● 2 Persons 17,800 ฿
● 3 Persons 14,500 ฿
● 4 Persons 11,500 ฿
● 5 Persons up 10,800 ฿
● Price per person / In Thai baht / Private tour
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 promises to be a delightful adventure filled with natural wonders and cultural gems. Starting your day, the first stop is the Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon, where you’ll be enchanted by the beauty of colorful flower plots and a wide array of vegetables and fruits. This research station plays a crucial role in studying winter plants, including flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables, fruits, and highland fisheries. Not only does it contribute to research and development, but it also supports social development and forest watershed conservation. Additionally, it uplifts the livelihoods of hill tribe farmers residing in nearby villages by generating income through its projects. The journey continues to Wachirathan Waterfall, an awe-inspiring sight with its towering single-tiered cascade. This splendid waterfall flows throughout the year, showcasing its outstanding beauty and grandeur. With a height of 70 meters, the waterfall creates a mesmerizing phenomenon during the rainy season, as water droplets glisten in the sunlight, often giving rise to rainbows. The magical interplay of water and light makes Wachirathan Waterfall a truly beautiful spectacle.
Next, you’ll visit the Twin Royal Pagodas, Napamethanidol, and Napapolpumisiri, located atop a high hill within Doi Inthanon National Park. These pagodas were built as a collaborative effort between the Air Force and Thai citizens from across the country. They were constructed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama 9 in 1987 and to honor Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on her birthday, August 12, 1992. The pagodas’ architectural beauty is complemented by winter flower gardens and a diverse range of plants surrounding the area. The pleasant climate throughout the year provides an excellent vantage point to soak in the breathtaking panoramic views, making it one of the most stunning viewpoints in Chiang Mai.
Then, you’ll ascend to Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in Thailand, soaring at an elevation of 2,565 meters above sea level. As part of the Thanon Thongchai Mountain range, which stretches from the Himalayas across countries like Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar, Doi Inthanon offers diverse climate and forest types. As you venture through its rain forests, pine forests, and mixed forests at different heights, you’ll be treated to a magnificent display of nature’s diversity. At the summit, the captivating panoramic scenery unfolds before you, rewarding you with awe-inspiring views. The cool weather year-round, coupled with the allure of its natural abundance, attracts visitors from all corners of the world to explore and appreciate the beauty of Doi Inthanon. As the day draws to a close, you’ll continue your journey to Mae Hong Son, where you’ll transfer to your hotel and spend the night. The experiences from your day’s adventure will undoubtedly leave you with lasting memories of the enchanting wonders of Thailand’s natural landscapes and cultural heritage.
Your journey through the enchanting regions of Mae Hong Son continues, and the next destination is Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu temple. Located atop Kong Mu Mountain, this temple holds significant religious importance in the region. It comprises two distinct pagodas, one built by “Chong Thong Su” in 1860 and the other by “Phraya Singhanatracha” in 1874. From the hilltop, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding town, nestled amidst picturesque mountains and valleys. The visit to Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang temples follows, both situated adjacent to a large swamp. These temples boast stunning Burmese-style architecture and house the revered Buddha image, Luang Paw To. Wat Chong Klang is particularly notable for its abundance of Burmese wood carving dolls and large glass paintings depicting Buddhist history.
Next on your itinerary is the visit to the Su Tong Pae Bridge, the longest bamboo bridge in Thailand. This remarkable structure connects Suan Tham Phusama Temple and Kung Mai Sak village, traversing over lush paddy fields and canals. The bridge’s classic beauty amidst the verdant paddy fields during the rainy season and the golden glow of the grains in winter leaves a lasting impression on visitors. The breathtaking landscape surrounded by mountains adds to the bridge’s allure. The journey then takes you to Baan Rak Thai village, nestled near the border between Thailand and Myanmar. Originally settled by the Yunnan people, who sought refuge from Southern China during the communist regime’s revolution and innovation, this village boasts stunning mountain scenery, beautiful lakes, and colorful shrubbery. The picturesque green tea farmlands, arranged in graceful rows along the mountainside, add to the charm. Savoring Yunnan cuisine, including the renowned Chinese tea, provides a delightful culinary experience.
Your next stop is the tranquil and serene Shan village known as Baan Ruam Thai or Pang Oung. Surrounded by rugged mountain ranges, this village is home to a breathtaking reservoir or big lake, often referred to as “Switzerland in Thailand.” The area is enveloped by pine forests and adorned with colorful winter flowers, creating a captivating sight year-round. The fog gracefully floating above the lake in the cool mornings adds to the allure. The beauty of this place captivates tourists, drawing them to visit throughout the year. Continuing your journey, you’ll reach Ban Ja Bo village, a Lahu hill tribe settlement. The awe-inspiring nature along the road leading to the village will mesmerize you, and the location of the village atop a high mountain provides breathtaking surroundings. Next, you’ll visit Doi Kiew Lom Viewpoint, renowned among both Thai and foreign visitors. This viewpoint offers spectacular views of a sea of mist collecting in the valley, along with an array of colorful flowers.
To end the day on a delightful note, you’ll explore the vibrant local lifestyle at a lively walking street in Pai. The street is lined with various stalls offering handmade products, clothes, jewelry, baskets, and numerous souvenirs. International and Thai restaurants are plentiful, allowing you to savor a diverse range of delectable cuisine. The walking street opens for walkers from 5 pm until midnight, offering a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and enjoy the evening in Pai. Enjoy your overnight stay in Pai, cherishing the memories of the beautiful landscapes and unique cultural experiences you’ve encountered throughout the day.
Your journey through Pai and beyond continues with a visit to Santichon village, a unique settlement belonging to Yunnan Chinese people who emigrated from China and have maintained their distinctive culture, traditions, and way of life. The village’s houses, decorations, and overall environment retain the charming Yunnan Chinese style. Nearby, you’ll find Yun Lai viewpoint, offering a mesmerizing landscape of Pai city surrounded by lush paddy fields and rugged mountain ranges. The area is often covered in a sea of mist during both the winter and rainy seasons, creating a breathtaking sight. Next, you’ll visit Wat Phra That Mae Yen Temple, situated atop the high hill of Mae Yen village. From this vantage point, you’ll be treated to a magnificent view of Pai city. Sunrise and sunset are particularly magical times to be at the temple, as the beautiful sunlight casts a warm glow over the horizon, complementing the intricate mountain ranges in the backdrop.
Continuing your journey, you’ll visit the Memorial Bridge, which was constructed during World War II when Japan had a significant presence in Thailand. The bridge served as a route for transporting troops and arms into Myanmar, similar to the Kwai River Bridge. While a standard bridge now replaces the original structure, it remains a historical site where many tourists come to capture photographs and commemorate its history, preserving the memories of Pai District. Your exploration leads to Pai Canyon, also known as Kong Lan. This natural wonder is a result of soil subsidence on high mountains, eroded by wind and rain, forming deep trenches and cliff-like formations. The area spans over three acres and offers a striking landscape of mixed deciduous forests. The narrow and steep trails of Pai Canyon wind along the ridges, providing panoramic views of the villages and farms below, with the majestic mountains gracing the background.
Continuing your journey to Mae Taeng district, you’ll visit the impressive Pong Dueat Hot Spring, the largest hot spring in the region. This geyser-like hot spring regularly emits steam, with temperatures ranging from 170 to 200 degrees Celsius underground and 90 to 100 degrees Celsius on the surface. The distinct sulfur smell fills the air, and the surrounding area features a jungle with a nature study route. The approximately 1.5 km long route meanders through the forest, adorned with big trees, ferns, and moss, providing a rewarding nature walk for visitors. Informational signboards along the way enrich the learning experience about the Pong Dueat Hot Spring and the diverse plant life in the area. Finally, your journey leads back to Chiang Mai, where you’ll transfer to your hotel. The experiences and memories gathered from your journey through Mae Hong Son and beyond will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression, reminding you of the captivating beauty and cultural richness of northern Thailand.
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.