Chiang Mai Minitrip 7: Picturesque Mae Hong Son
3 days / 2 nights - private tour
The picturesque town of Mae Hong Son is an 'oasis of peace' and can be reached via a beautiful road that runs through one of the most beautiful and varied regions of Thailand. In the vicinity of Mae Hong Son live several hill tribes whose 'Longnecks' (Giraffe women) are world famous. Many of these mountain dwellers have not yet changed their way of life. Enriched with Burmese temples and nestled amid mysterious forest-clad mountains, Mae Hong Son is a testament to a picturesque, unspoiled beauty
*Doi Inthanon National Park *Boat Trip on Pai River *"Long Neck Women" of the Kayan People *Mae Hong Son *Tham Lod Caves
Day 1: Chiang Mai - Mae Hong Son (approx. 275 km)
In Doi Inthanon National Park you will visit the beautiful Mae Klang and Vachiratharn waterfall. You stop at the hill tribe market and drive to the town of Mae Chaem. After lunch you will drive through a beautiful mountain landscape interspersed with deep valleys and rice fields. In Mae Hong Son you will stay 2 nights in a nice hotel.
Day 2: Mae Hong Son (approx. 60 km)
You sail with a longtail boat on the Pai River to the 'Longneck women' of the Kayan people ('Giraffe women') who live near the border with Burma. After the visit and by longtail boat back in Mae Hong Son you drive to the animistic 'fish cave' located in a beautiful, forested area. Here you can feed the huge blue carp. After lunch in Mae Hong Son, you will visit the hilltop Doi Kong Mu temple from where you have a beautiful view of the town and the surrounding mountain landscape. In Mae Hong Son, you will visit the Burmese-style temples of Wat Chong Kham and Wat Chong Klang, idyllically located on Mae Hong Son Lake
Day 3: Mae Hong Son - Pai - Chiang Mai (approx. 280 km)
Through the spectacular mountain scenery you will arrive at the beautiful Tham Lod caves. Three caverns form a subterranean ravine through which a river flows. You explore the caves with a bamboo raft. You will have lunch in the quaint town of Pai. Next, make a stop at Wat Mae Yen temple, from where you have a beautiful view of the valley and the surrounding mountain landscape, and take a walk through the Pai Canyon. In the afternoon you will return to Chiang Mai.
Included with us:
-2 nights accommodation
-meals: daily breakfast; lunch on day 1, 2 and 3
-all described excursions with associated entrance fees (unless stated otherwise)
- transport by air-conditioned car or minivan with an expert driver
-Guidance during the trip by expert English-speaking local guide
Place - Accommodations
2 x Mae Hong Son - Imperial Mae Hong Son Resort - 3.5 Stars (3.5/5)
Prices are per person and on request.