Overview: Embark on an extraordinary journey through the Mae Hong Son loop, starting from Chiang Mai and winding along the steep and thrilling route with countless curves. This captivating adventure will take you through the beautiful province of Mae Hong Son before returning to Chiang Mai. During this scenic journey, you will have the opportunity to visit an enchanting orchid farm, where elegant orchids of various varieties and species flourish in abundance. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and delicate fragrances of these exquisite flowers, capturing the essence of nature’s beauty. Witness the incredible intelligence and grace of elephants as you visit the elephant camps and enjoy captivating elephant shows. Marvel at their remarkable abilities and learn about their conservation efforts, creating unforgettable memories. Experience the rich cultural diversity of the hill tribes residing in Mae Hong Son province. Visit these fascinating communities, interact with the locals, and gain insights into their unique traditions and way of life. From stunning vistas to delectable culinary delights, this journey offers a feast for the senses. We understand that every traveler has unique preferences and requirements. If you need further information or would like to tailor the destinations to suit your specific trip or needs, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We are committed to ensuring your journey is exceptional and unforgettable.
● 29,000 Thai baht
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.
Embark on a journey from Chiang Mai to Mae Rim District, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the largest elephant camp in Chiang Mai. Delight in sharing moments of happiness with these magnificent creatures as you witness their bathing rituals and captivating talent displays in mesmerizing shows. Following this unforgettable experience, proceed to explore the Orchid Farm and Butterfly Farm, where you’ll be enchanted by the diverse array of orchid species and fluttering butterflies.
Continue your adventure as you make your way to the enchanting Pai district, traveling along the historic road that traces its roots back to World War II. Navigate through a series of sharp curves, ascending and descending hills, and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the stunning mountain landscapes. Arriving in Pai, pay a visit to the awe-inspiring Wat Phra That Mae Yen Temple, perched atop a high hill in Mae Yen village. From this vantage point, marvel at the panoramic vistas that stretch across the city of Pai. The sunrise and sunset moments are particularly awe-inspiring, as the golden sunlight bathes the horizon, accentuating the intricate mountain ranges as a majestic backdrop. This unforgettable sight will forever remain etched in your memory.
As night falls, immerse yourself in the vibrant local lifestyle by exploring the bustling walking street. Take leisurely strolls along this lively thoroughfare, where you can peruse and purchase an array of handmade products, including clothing, jewelry, and baskets, among other unique souvenirs. Sample an assortment of delectable cuisines from the numerous international and Thai restaurants that line the street. The walking street comes alive from 5 p.m. until midnight, providing ample opportunity to savor the lively atmosphere and revel in the local charm. Conclude your day by spending a restful night in Pai, cherishing the memories of a remarkable journey.
Embark on a journey from Pai to Pang Ma Pha District, where adventure and natural wonders await. Begin by visiting the renowned Doi Kiew Lom Viewpoint, a favorite spot among Thai and international visitors. Marvel at the breathtaking vista of a sea of mist enveloping the valley, accompanied by a vibrant display of colorful flowers. The view from this vantage point is truly a sight to behold. Continue your exploration with a visit to Tham Lod Cave, an archaeological treasure trove. As you venture inside, you’ll encounter a stream known as “Lang” flowing through the cave, creating a mesmerizing landscape adorned with stalactites and stalagmites. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the cave as you come across antique tools and utensils dating back over 2,000 years. Apart from admiring the natural splendor, there are additional thrilling activities to enjoy, including bamboo rafting inside the cave and embarking on a short trek in the surrounding area.
Next, visit a Lahu hill tribe village. The Lahu people originally hail from Tibet and settled in the southwest of China. Over time, they gradually migrated southward, with some eventually finding their home in the northeast of Myanmar. Hundreds of years ago, they established communities in the northern region of Thailand. The Lahu people prefer to build their villages in highland areas, leading a simple way of life rooted in their spirit worship traditions. Agriculture, including rice farming and corn cultivation, is their primary occupation, along with animal husbandry. The Lahu are also renowned as skilled hunters. Despite cultural and linguistic differences, the Lahu people are known for their warmth and welcoming nature, embracing visitors from all walks of life with open arms. Conclude your day by visiting Fish Cave, where you’ll witness a remarkable spectacle-a tranquil school of fish gathered within the cave’s serene waters. This captivating sight is sure to leave a lasting impression. Spend a restful night in Mae Hong Son, reflecting on the enriching experiences of the day.
Embark on a delightful boat ride along the picturesque Pai River, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking scenery and witness the simplicity of local lifestyles. Cruise along the riverbanks and marvel at the captivating landscapes that unfold before your eyes. Visit the Long-Necked Karen village, a unique community where women adorn their necks with brass winding rings. As a conservative tribal village, they have successfully preserved their distinctive culture and traditions throughout the years. Immerse yourself in their way of life and gain a deeper understanding of their customs. Continue your exploration with a visit to the revered Wat Phra That Doi Kong Mu temple, perched atop Kong Mu Mountain. This temple is the most significant place of worship in Mae Hong Son. It comprises two pagodas of different sizes, with the larger one built by “Chong Thong Su” in 1860 and the smaller one by “Phraya Singhanatracha” in 1874. From the hilltop, relish in the stunning natural beauty that surrounds the town, with its majestic mountains and picturesque valleys.
Discover the neighboring Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang temples, both situated near a vast swamp. These ancient temples showcase exquisite Burmese-style architecture and house the revered Buddha image, Luang Paw To. Wat Chong Klang is particularly known for its impressive collection of Burmese woodcarving dolls and large glass paintings depicting Buddhist history. Marvel at the captivating Su Tong Pae Bridge, Thailand’s longest bamboo bridge. It was constructed to connect Suan Tham Phusama Temple and Kung Mai Sak village, gracefully spanning over paddy fields and canals. The bridge’s unique and classic beauty is especially enchanting during the rainy season, when the surrounding verdant fields and golden grains glisten in the winter. The bridge provides a picturesque setting amidst the surrounding mountains.
Visit Baan Rak Thai village, nestled near the border of Thailand and Myanmar. This village was established by the Yunnanese ethnic group, former members of the Chinese Nationalist 93rd Division, known as the “Kuomintang,” who sought refuge from southern China during the revolution. Prepare to be amazed by the stunning mountain scenery, serene lakes, and vibrant shrubbery that adorn the village. The neatly arranged green tea farmland, gracefully curving along the mountainside, adds to the village’s allure. Indulge in the delectable Yunnan cuisine and savor the renowned Chinese tea, highly regarded as the finest quality tea in the Mae Hong Son province.
Experience the serene and tranquil atmosphere of the Shan village known as “Baan Ruam Thai” or Pang Oung. Nestled amidst the rugged mountain range, the village boasts a spectacular reservoir often referred to as the “Switzerland in Thailand.” Surrounded by pine forests and adorned with colorful winter flowers, the village’s charm is heightened by the cool weather that persists throughout the year. The sight of the pine forest lining the expansive reservoir, embraced by the majestic mountains, coupled with the ethereal fog that hovers above the lake in the morning, and the vibrant array of flowers, all serve as a constant draw for visitors throughout the year. Conclude your day by spending a peaceful night in Mae Hong Son, cherishing the tranquility of this captivating destination.
Embark on a scenic journey from Mae Hong Son to Doi Inthanon National Park, traversing winding roads that offer breathtaking views of the majestic mountains. Explore Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in Thailand, soaring at an altitude of 2,565 meters above sea level. As part of the Thanon Thongchai Mountain Range, which stretches from the Himalayas across Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar, Doi Inthanon boasts diverse climate zones and abundant forests. Visitors can immerse themselves in the splendor of rain forests, pine forests, and mixed forests at different elevations. At the peak, you will be rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic vistas. The park’s cool weather, stunning scenery, and lush forests continue to attract visitors from all corners of the globe.
Admire the architectural magnificence of the Twin Royal Pagodas, Napamethanidol and Napapolpumisiri, perched atop a high hill within Doi Inthanon National Park. These pagodas were built by the Air Force in collaboration with people from across Thailand to commemorate the 60th anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej Rama 9 in 1987 and to honor Her Majesty Queen Sirikit on her auspicious 5th birthday anniversary on August 12, 1992. The pagodas are surrounded by meticulously landscaped winter flower gardens and a variety of plants. The park’s consistently cool weather provides the perfect backdrop for these structures, offering visitors spectacular panoramic views that are considered among the most beautiful viewpoints in Chiang Mai. Visit Wachirathan Waterfall, an impressive single-tiered cascade renowned as one of Thailand’s most beautiful waterfalls, flowing year-round. With a height of 70 meters, the waterfall cascades into a serene basin below. During the rainy season, sunlight illuminates the mist created by water droplets, often forming enchanting rainbows around Wachirathan Waterfall. This mesmerizing phenomenon enhances the beauty of the waterfall, making it even more captivating.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant beauty of colorful flower fields and explore a variety of vegetables and fruits at the Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon. Serving as a research facility for winter plants, the station conducts valuable studies on flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables, fruits, and highland fisheries. The research results contribute to the promotion of sustainable development, social welfare, forest watershed conservation, and the enhancement of the local economy. The station also generates income for the families of hill tribe farmers residing in the surrounding villages. Continue your journey to the vibrant city of Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you can enjoy a comfortable overnight stay while reflecting on the incredible natural wonders and cultural discoveries of the day.
Conclude your trip by transferring to Chiang Mai Airport. This marks the end of our service.