Van Rental 5 Days 4 Nights

Doi Inthanon
Orchid
Ban Suntichon Pai

Overview: Experience the best of Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son provinces with our private van rental service, complete with a skilled driver and guide. This 3-day adventure will take you to a variety of captivating tourist attractions. Begin your journey by exploring the breathtaking Doi Inthanon National Park. Marvel at the natural wonders and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Wachirathan waterfall. Continue your ascent to the top of Doi Inthanon Mountain, the highest peak in Thailand, and be rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view that will leave you in awe. Visit the enchanting Ban Rak Thai Village, a settlement of Yunnan people who migrated to the Thai-Myanmar border during the revolution in China. Indulge in the finest teas and savor the flavors of Yunnan cuisine, immersing yourself in a cultural and culinary delight. Explore the picturesque Ban Ruam Thai Shan Village, also known as Pang Aung or the Switzerland of Thailand. Nestled in a valley, this charming village offers breathtaking views of flower fields and pine-covered mountain ridges. Allow the beauty of nature to captivate your senses as you wander through this idyllic landscape. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Lahu people as you visit Ban Jabo village. Engage with the locals and witness the magnificent scenery that surrounds the village, creating a memorable and immersive experience. Throughout your journey, our knowledgeable guide will provide insights and historical background, enhancing your understanding of the region’s heritage and traditions. Our experienced driver will ensure a smooth and comfortable ride, allowing you to relax and fully enjoy the sights. Discover the hidden gems of Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son provinces as you embark on this unforgettable 3-day adventure. Let us handle the logistics while you soak in the beauty and embrace the unique cultural experiences along the way.

Itinerary

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. Take this opportunity to explore the city at your own pace. You will spend the night at the hotel, ensuring a comfortable and restful stay in Chiang Mai.

Begin your journey by departing from Chiang Mai towards the captivating Doi Inthanon National Park. Prepare to be enchanted by the vibrant displays of colorful flower plots and a diverse array of vegetables and fruits at the Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon. This esteemed research facility focuses on studying and promoting winter plants, including flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables, fruits, and highland fisheries. The station also plays a vital role in fostering social development, forest watershed conservation, and fundamental advancements. Furthermore, it serves as a source of income for the families of hill tribe farmers residing in the nearby villages. Next, immerse yourself in the natural wonder of Wachirathan Waterfall. This magnificent single-tiered waterfall stands tall with its impressive height and boasts year-round flowing water. With a cascading drop of 70 meters, the waterfall creates a breathtaking sight. During the rainy season, sunlight permeates through the water droplets, often giving rise to stunning rainbows. Witnessing this awe-inspiring phenomenon enhances the already captivating beauty of Wachirathan Waterfall.

Continue your exploration with a visit to the Twin Royal Pagodas, Napamethanidol and Napapolpumisiri, situated atop a lofty hill in Doi Inthanon National Park. These pagodas were constructed by the Air Force in collaboration with people from all over Thailand to commemorate the 60th anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama 9 in 1987 and to honor the auspicious 5th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on her birthday, August 12, 1992. The surrounding landscape is adorned with enchanting winter flower gardens and a diverse array of plants. With its cool climate throughout the year, this vantage point offers stunning panoramic views and is renowned as one of the most picturesque spots in Chiang Mai.

Embark on an excursion to Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest peak, reaching an elevation of 2,565 meters above sea level. As part of the Thanon Thongchai Mountain range that stretches from the Himalayas, this area boasts a rich variety of climates and forests, spanning across several countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar. Visitors to Doi Inthanon can traverse rainforests, pine forests, and mixed forests at different altitudes. Upon reaching the summit, they are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic vistas. The perennially cool weather, combined with the abundance of natural beauty, makes Doi Inthanon an irresistible destination for travelers from around the globe. Conclude the day by spending the night in Mae Hong Son, a place filled with its own unique charm.

Begin your journey by paying homage at Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu temple, the most revered place of worship in Mae Hong Son. Perched atop Kong Mu Mountain, this temple consists of two pagodas of different sizes. The larger one was constructed by “Chong Thong Su” in 1860, while the smaller one was built by “Phraya Singhanatracha” in 1874. From the hilltop, you can behold the stunning natural beauty of the town, surrounded by mountains and valleys. Explore the neighboring Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang temples, which share the same vicinity by a large swamp. These ancient temples feature exquisite Burmese-style structures and house the revered Buddha image, Luang Paw To. Wat Chong Klang is particularly renowned for its extensive collection of Burmese woodcarvings and grand glass paintings depicting Buddhist history.

Next, visit the remarkable Su Tong Pae Bridge, the longest bamboo bridge in Thailand. Spanning across paddy fields and canals, this bridge connects Suan Tham Phusama Temple with Kung Mai Sak village. Serving as a convenient pathway for monks and villagers, the bridge offers a memorable experience as it traverses the lush paddy fields during the rainy season, while the golden grains shimmer in the winter. The surrounding landscape, embraced by mountains, adds to the bridge’s classic allure. Journey to Baan Rak Thai village, situated near the Thailand-Myanmar border. This village was founded by the Yunnanese ethnic group, who were former members of the Chinese Nationalist 93rd Division, also known as the “Kuomintang.” Visitors will be captivated by the stunning mountain scenery, serene lakes, and vibrant shrubbery within the village. Additionally, the picturesque rows of green tea plantations curving along the mountainside provide a beautiful sight. Don’t miss the opportunity to savor Yunnan cuisine and sample the renowned Chinese tea, known for its exceptional quality in the Mae Hong Son province.

Experience the tranquil and picturesque atmosphere of the Shan village known as “Baan Ruam Thai,” or Pang Oung. Nestled amidst the rugged mountain range, this village boasts a breathtaking reservoir often referred to as the “Switzerland in Thailand.” Encircled by pine forests and adorned with colorful winter flowers, the village offers a cool climate year-round. The sight of the expansive reservoir flanked by pine trees, the ethereal morning mist, and the vibrant array of flowers consistently enthralls tourists, making it a popular destination throughout the year.

Continue your journey to Ban Ja Bo village, home to the Lahu hill tribe. Enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery that unfolds along both sides of the road as you approach the village. Situated atop a high mountain, the village is surrounded by stunning vistas. Don’t miss a visit to Doi Kiew Lom Viewpoint, a renowned spot where Thai and foreign visitors gather to witness the mesmerizing sea of mist enveloping the valley, accompanied by a plethora of colorful flowers. Indulge in the vibrant local lifestyle as you explore the lively walking street in Pai. This bustling street comes alive from 5 p.m. until midnight, offering an array of handmade products, clothing, jewelry, baskets, and souvenirs for purchase. Numerous Thai and international restaurants dot the street, inviting you to savor a variety of delicious cuisines. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere and relish the vibrant night scene. Conclude your day by spending the night in Pai, cherishing the memories of a remarkable journey.

Embark on a visit to Santichon village, home to the Yunnan Chinese community that migrated from China and settled here long ago. Despite the passage of time, the village has managed to preserve its unique Yunnan Chinese style, including its architecture, decorations, and overall ambiance. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the village as you explore its houses and surroundings. Just a short distance from Santichon village lies Yun Lai viewpoint, offering a mesmerizing panorama of Pai city. Marvel at the breathtaking landscape, adorned with paddy fields and a majestic, rugged mountain range. Whether it’s winter or the rainy season, the area is often covered by a captivating sea of mist, creating a truly enchanting sight.

Visit the remarkable Wat Phra That Mae Yen Temple, situated on the high hill of Mae Yen village. From the hilltop, enjoy sweeping views of Pai City and relish in the picturesque scenery. The sunrise and sunset moments are particularly captivating, as the warm sunlight bathes the horizon, accentuating the intricate mountain ranges as a stunning backdrop. This is a sight that will leave an indelible impression on your memory. Explore the Memorial Bridge, a historic structure built during World War II when Japan had a significant presence in Thailand. The bridge served as a transportation route for troops and weapons into Myanmar, much like the Kwai River Bridge. While a newer bridge has replaced it for practical purposes, the worn-out Memorial Bridge now stands as a symbol of history and attracts tourists who capture its essence through photographs, commemorating its significance in Pai’s past.

Discover Pai Canyon, also known as Kong Lan, a captivating natural attraction formed by soil subsidence on high mountains and shaped by wind and rain erosion into deep trenches and cliffs. Some parts of the canyon form long, winding ridges, spanning over an area of more than 3 acres. Surrounding the canyon, you’ll find a diverse mix of deciduous forests with a wide variety of plant species. The narrow and steep trails wind along the ridge, offering adventurous paths with breathtaking views of the forests and deep chasms below. At the pinnacle of Pai Canyon, witness a picturesque vista encompassing the villages, farms, and intertwining high mountains in the background. Conclude your journey with a return to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you can unwind and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay while reminiscing about the captivating experiences of your trip.

Your trip concludes with a smooth transfer to Chiang Mai airport, marking the end of our services.

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