Mae Hong Son Explorer [4D3N]

Our Mae Hong Son Explorer itinerary includes most of the attractions from the full Mae Hong Son Loop itinerary.

Mae Hong Son Explorer Map

Rather than visiting Doi Inthanon National Park you can explore Mae Hong Son province traveling via Pai in both directions. This route is a full day shorter than the loop itinerary.

Mae Hong Son Explorer [4D3N Private Tour]

2 pax = ฿14,100 per person = ฿28,200 total

3 pax = ฿11,900 per person = ฿35,700 total

4 pax = ฿9,700 per person = ฿38,800 total

5+ pax = ฿8,300 per person

7+ pax = ฿6,800 per person

(lunch is included each day, but other meals & accommodation not included).

This is a private tour with your own licensed, English-speaking guide and transport.

Day 1 – Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son

Day 2 – Mae Hong Son to Ban Rak Thai

Day 3 – Ban Rak Thai to Pai

  • Check out from Ban Rak Thai accommodation around 9am
  • Visit Ban Jabo Village (free, coffee included)
  • Tham Lod Cave (entry, bamboo raft, and local guide included)
  • Lunch (included)
  • Yun Lai Viewpoint (entry included)
  • Check in to Pai hotel
  • Free time for dinner in city and walk through night markets (optional / free)

Day 4 – Pai to Chiang Mai

Day 1 – Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son

Pai Memorial Bridge

Pai Memorial Bridge is located south of Pai, on the main highway as you approach from Chiang Mai. The bridge was constructed in WWII as part of the Japanese push into Burma. The steel sections …

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Doi Kiew Lom Viewpoint

Doi KIew Lom is a popular roadside break point to the northwest of Pai. On a clear day, there are spectacular views in all directions. On overcast days you will often be surrounded by low-lying …

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Doi Kong Mu Temple

Wat Prathat Doi Kong Mu is a hill-top temple complex that overlooks Mae Hong Son City. The central feature of the temple grounds are a pair of white pagodas. The larger of the two pagodas …

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Mae Hong Son City

Mae Hong Son City is the administrative capital of Mae Hong Son Province. The ‘city’ moniker comes from consistent translation of the Mueang district name – commonly used to identify provincial capitals in Thailand. Mae …

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Suggested Hotels

Fern Resort

4 star tranquility outside of town

The Imperial Mae Hong Son

3.5 star hotel on the outskirts of town

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Day 2 – Mae Hong Son to Ban Rak Thai

Huay Pu Keng

Huay Pu Keng is a remote village in the north-west of Mae Hong Son Province. Quite close to the Myanmar border on the banks of the Pai river, the town is home to Kayan and …

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Su Tong Pae Bamboo Bridge

Su Tong Pae is a lengthy bamboo walking bridge to the north of Mae Hong Son town. The bridge spans rice fields and waterways, connecting the village of Ban Gung Mai Sak with Wat Phu …

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Optional activity, time permitting, additional expense for mud spa

Phu Klon Mud Spa

Phu Klon Mud Spa (also known as Phu Klon Country Club) is a massage & spa treatment facility built arounda natural mud spring in scenic surroundings. The springs / mud were discovered by a tour …

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Ban Rak Thai

Ban Rak Thai is a stunningly beautiful village in Mae Hong Son Province, right next to the Myanmar border. This is one of several Yunnanese enclave towns found in Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son. …

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Day 3 – Ban Rak Thai to Pai

Ban Jabo Village

Ban Jabo is a Black Lahu village in Mae Hong Son. Long known for its spectacular view, it is more recently famous for Jabo Noodle – a restaurant with floor-seating where you may dangle your …

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Tham Lod Cave

Tham Lod is a cave system located between Pai and Mae Hong Son City. It is a popular stop as it breaks up the journey on the winding mountain road. Exploring Tham Lod Cave There …

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Yun Lai Viewpoint

On the hill behind Santichon Village is a great viewpoint where you can look east across the valley. The Pai river winds through the valley past soybean, rice, lychee and many other crops. In Winter, …

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Pai

Pai is an ever-popular destination in Mae Hong Son province, yet it still retains a small-town charm. Pai is the most accessible town in Mae Hong Son province from Chiang Mai and has many great …

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Suggested Hotels

Family House @ Pai

Great value in the center of town

Pai Village Boutique

4-star value in the center of town

The Quarter

4-star relaxation in a quieter part of town

The Oia Pai Resort

Unique 5-star concept with shuttle transport to night markets

23 Pai House Boutique

Boutique comfort in a central location.

Reverie Siam Resort

5-star comfort with shuttle transport to night markets

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Day 4 – Pai to Chiang Mai

Pai Canyon

Pai Canyon is just outside the town of Pai, beside the main road outside town as you approach from Chiang Mai. Best viewed in morning or evening light, you can get a great view after …

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Option: Choose 1, additional expense for premium options

Mok Fa Waterfall

Mok Fa Waterfall is located about 1.5 hours drive north from Chiang Mai. This scenic waterfall is accessed via a short walk through shaded forest. The waterfall is located just to the east of the …

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Smart Elephants Family

Smart Elephants Family is a family-run elephant camp to the north of Chiang Mai in Mae Taeng district. This elephant sanctuary is open to small groups of visitors who may interact with the elephants ethically. …

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Return to your Chiang Mai hotel

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