Day 1: Chiang Mai
On arrival transfer to a hotel in the
city center and rest of the day at leisure.....or, if time allows,
opportunity to visit some of the famous handicraft centers (just
visit the ones in which you are interested).
Day 2: Chiang Mai - Pai
Start in the morning with a sightseeing
tour of the northern capital, which includes two of its most
famous temples and the old city. Then leave Chiang Mai to the
north, have a short stop at an orchid farm and visit a local
market in the countryside. Tour goes on along beautiful and mountainous
landscapes to Pai. On the way explore some hot springs. Overnight
at the resort just outside Pai.
Day 3: Pai - Mae Hong Sorn
In the morning opportunity to visit
the countryside school just opposite the resort. Leave Pai and
travel along wonderful mountain scenery for a stop at a Lisu
hill tribe village. Then passing the village of Soppong and visit
the spectacular Thum Lod cave. Continue on winding roads through
the wilderness towards Mae Hong Sorn. On the way passing various
Lahu hill tribe villages. Just before Mae Hong Sorn a side trip
brings you to the Burmese border area and a visit to a Paduang
("longnecks") village. Arrive in the late afternoon
for overnight at the nice resort on the banks of the Pai River,
just outside of the small town.
Day 4: Mae Hong Sorn - Mae Chaem
In the morning take a boat or bamboo
raft (you have the choice!) for a scenic trip on the Pai River.
Then start for a one hour ride on an elephant back through the
surrounding jungle. Next visit two picturesque Shan temples,
one on a hill which offers superb views, and the other one at
the city lake. After lunch travel on through the mountains via
Khun Yuam to Mae Chaem. Late afternoon arrive at the small town,
situated at the foot of the highest mountain, Doi Inthanon. Overnight.
Day 5: Mae Chaem - Chiang Mai
In the morning continue Doi Inthanon
National Park and see picturesque waterfalls, royal pagodas and
hill tribe villages. Also short walks are possible. In the afternoon
you will be back in Chiang Mai. There is time left for some sightseeing
in the northern capital. Overnight at a hotel in the city center.
Day 6: Chiang Mai
Day at leisure until transfer to the
airport..........or extend your stay.
More information or booking of this tour!
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Air-conditioned transportation during
the tour, English speaking tour guide, all transfers and excursions
as mentioned in the above itinerary, accommodation in middle-
and upper middle class hotels/resorts, entrance fees, daily breakfast,
lunch during tours, flight Mae Hong Sorn - Chiang Mai (if that
option of the the tour is choosen)
All drinks, tips and personal expenses
For people who prefer a more relaxed
version of this itinerary, there is the opportunity to stay a
second night in Mae Hong Sorn on Day 4 and then take a short
flight (no surcharge) back to Chiang Mai on Day 5. In this case
the trip to Mae Chaem and Doi Inthanon National Park would be
skipped, therefore more time and sightseeing in Mae Hong Sorn
and Chiang Mai. At the time
of booking, please let us know which version you do prefer. It
is also possible to book an additional night in Mae Hong Sorn.