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Overview

Escape to phenomenal Pai that sits among the lush valley of northern Thailand’s Mae Hong Son province. Enroute, make stops at a waterfall and hotspring in Huay Nam Dang National Park before exploring the remarkably spectacular cave system Tham Lod on bamboo rafts.

Trip Highlights

Pai Experience

Huay Nam Dang National Park

Stop by Mok Fah Waterfall and Pong Duad Hotsprings and marvel at the phenomenon of hot water spurting from the ground.

Famous cave system, Tham Lod

Explore the 1.5 km long cave system on bamboo raft and witness the remarkable spectacle of nature in the caves.

Visit Jabo VIllage

Home to the Black Lahu Tribe, the community has creatively demonstrated their culture, tradition and healing methods through a tourism initiative. 

Itinerary

1

Chiang Mai – Pai

Chiang Mai – Pai (130 km): 2.49 hr

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and depart by a private minivan northward to Pai (approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes drive) along a winding mountainous road. A stop can be made at the pretty, 60-metre high, Mok Fah Waterfall and Pong Duad Hotspring located in Huay Nam Dang National Park. This powerful phenomenon spurts up from under the ground at a temperature of 99 degrees. Thai people believe its natural properties are good for the skin's complexion! Lunch is served at a local restaurant on the way.

Before arriving at the accommodation in Pai, make a stop at the impressive Pai Canyon, the picturesque red sandstone, for a short trek to the viewpoint over the canyon.

Overnight in Pai

2

Pai

After breakfast at the hotel, drive approximately 1 hour to the famous cave system Tham Lod. Explore the 1.5km long cave system by guided bamboo rafts, floating on the river which flows through it. Visitors entering the cave from 4pm onwards will bear witness to a truly remarkable spectacle, as thousands of swifts fly into the caves to roost and an equally remarkable number of bats exit for the night.

Close to Tham Lod is the village of Jabo. Inhabited by members of the colourful and welcoming Black Lahu Tribe. The community established its own tourism initiative to demonstrate their culture, traditional values, healing methods and ability to live in harmony with nature rather than destructive farming practiced elsewhere.

On the way back to the hotel, make a brief stop at Kiew Lom Viewpoint, where breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains can be seen as they stretch across Northern Thailand and through to Myanmar.

Lunch at local restaurant on the way back to hotel.

This evening, be transferred to a private farmland to enjoy a panoramic view and beautiful sunset of the day while having a nice late afternoon tea at this perfect location.

Overnight in Pai.

3

Pai – Chiang Mai Departure

Pai – Chiang Mai (130 km): 2.49 hr

After breakfast at the hotel, check out, meet with the guide, and be transferred back to Chiang Mai hotel or airport.

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in selected hotels. 
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • English speaking guide.
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by air conditioned vehicle.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits.

Our services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, travel insurance

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