Day 1: Chiang Mai - Pai
8:00am: Your tour guide meet will you at your hotel or guest house where you will leave Chiang Mai and head north to the Mae Rim area. There, we will visit an Orchid Nursery and you will see a large collection of more than 50 different species of colorful exotic orchids that bloom all year-round. From there you will drive 2 hours along mountainous roads to the peaceful community of Pai. Along the way visit the Mok Fah waterfall and the hot springs at Pong Duad Forest Park. Take a mineral bath for half hour followed by lunch. Continue to stop at Second World War Memorial Bridge that crosses the Pai River. Afterwards take a journey in the picturesque flowers garden and have some coffee before you visit Pai Canyon. This small but beautiful canyon is located in the center of Pai Valley. The paths here are narrow and at times steep and provide you with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. Finally, you will stop at Wat Pratart Mae Yen another place to see gorgeous views of Pai valley.
5:00pm: Check in Muang Pai Resort or similar accommodations.
7:00pm: Visit Pai Night Market.
Day 2: Lisu Market -Caves – Long Necked village - Mae Hong Son
8:30am: After breakfast and check out, we will visit Baan Santichon Chinese Yunnan village to see the daily life of people and sample some teas. Then we will make a stop at a Lisu tribal market which has a beautiful scenic viewpoint before going to the Pang Ma Pah district to visit Lod Cave and enjoy some bamboo rafting. Nestled in the hills between Pai and Maehongson near Soppong, is Lod Cave. Also known as Tham Lot, this cave is home to large numbers of bats and swifts and is filled with stalactites and stalagmites. In Tham Lot, and other caves nearby, teakwood coffins have been discovered which are thought to have been carved by the Lawa tribespeople thousands of years ago. An interesting feature of the Lod Cave is the Nam Lang River, which flows through it. Your trip starts by boarding a bamboo raft that takes you into the cave where you can explore 3 different caves inside. Images of these caves can be found in our gallery. Upon exiting the cave you will reboard the raft and where you can feed the large schools of fish that surround you. You will be given the option to purchase a local tour guide which we highly recommend. The guide will carry a gas powered lamp that creates plenty of light for you to see and photograph the beauty of this cave. Then take 1 hour drive to Phu klon which literally means "mud source and natural mineral spring" and enjoy the feeling of the cool mud painted on your body. In the afternoon, we will drive to a pier where you can enjoy a boat ride near the Burmese Border to visit the Padong tribe. The Padong is a group of Karen who elongate their necks using brass rings.
5:00pm: Arrive and check in and stay overnight at Fern Resort or similar accommodations in Mae Hong Son.
7:00pm: Visit Mae Hong Son Night Bazaar.
(Breakfast & lunch included)
Day 3: Wat Doi Gong Moo - Mae Chaem - Doi Inthanon – Chiang Mai
9:00am: After breakfast, which is served in your hotel, and check we will visit the famous temple called Wat Pratart Doi Gong Moo built in Burmese architecture and is located on mountain giving you a fantastic view of Mae Hong Son. Then take a 2 hour drive through the Khun Yuam and Mae Chaem districts while stopping on the way at several viewpoints. After lunch in Mae Chaem, we will go to Doi Inthanon National Park where we will stop at the Hmong tribal market, Karen village and the beautiful Washiratarn Waterfall on the way to Chiang Mai.
5:00pm: Transfer to your hotel in Chiang Mai or to Chiang Mai Airport and then travel on your own itinerary
(Breakfast & lunch included)
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• Mini Van or SUV car with driver and petrol
• An English speaking guide- friendly, knowledgeable and certified by TAT (the Tourism Authority of Thailand)
• All admission fees as mentioned
• 2 Nights accommodation
• 5 Meals (2B.3L).
• Personal shopping
• All alcoholic drinks