Mae Hong Son Loop [5D4N]

The classic way to explore the whole province of Mae Hong Son is via the Mae Hong Son Loop. The ‘Loop’ refers to the circular route taken which is an optimal way to cover a lot of ground with no wasted time.

Mae Hong Son Loop Map

Our Mae Hong Son Loop Itinerary shows you the highlights of Doi Inthanon National Park, Huay Pu Keng Long Neck Village and Tham Lod Caves. You spend one night in each of Mae Klang Luang Karen Village, Ban Rak Thai Yunnanese Village, and the town of Pai.

Mae Hong Son Loop [5D4N Private Tour]

2 pax = ฿15,800 per person = ฿31,600 total

3 pax = ฿11,700 per person = ฿35,100 total

4 pax = ฿11,000 per person = ฿44,000 total

5+ pax = ฿9,500 per person

7+ pax = ฿7,900 per person

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

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

Day 1 – Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon

  • Pickup from Chiang Mai hotel at around 8am
  • Doi Inthanon National Park (park entry fee included)
    • Go to the mountain summit – the highest point in Thailand (free)
    • Visit the Cloud Forest boardwalk / Ang Ka Trail near the summit. (free)
    • Visit royal pagodas and gardens (entry included)
    • Set menu lunch (included)
    • Trekking with local Karen guide along Pha Dok Siew nature trail to Mae Klang Luang, 2 hours easy walk (mostly downhill) through forest and past waterfalls and Karen farmland (local guide fee included).
    • Finish trek at the Karen village where you can sample locally grown and freshly roasted arabica coffee. (free)
  • Check in to accommodation at Mae Klang Luang Hill resort– optional walk around village

Day 2 – Doi Inthanon to Mae Hong Son City

Day 3 – Mae Hong Son City to Ban Rak Thai

Day 4 – Ban Rak Thai to Pai

Day 5 – Return to Chiang Mai

Day 1 – Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon

The itinerary for the first day has all the inclusions of our Doi Inthanon Day Tour, with the main differences being:

  1. Instead of returning to Chiang Mai, you get to stay overnight in the Karen village of Mae Klang Luang.
  2. Since you do not have return travel, you can choose to relax at your accommodation or explore more of the village.

Doi Inthanon National Park

Spend a full day exploring Thailand’s highest peak and other attractions within the national park.

Mae Klang Luang Village

Pha Dok Siew Trail

Mae Klang Luang Hill Resort

Day 2 – Doi Inthanon to Mae Hong Son City

On the second day, we have an early start after breakfast. We can take breaks as needed, but the drive from Doi Inthanon to Mae Hong Son city is quite long.

Ban Huai Sua Tao

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Mae Hong Son City

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Day 3 – Mae Hong Son City to Ban Rak Thai

Doi Kong Mu Temple

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Su Tong Pae Bamboo Bridge

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Pang Oung Lake

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Tomato Village

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Ban Rak Thai

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Day 4 – Ban Rak Thai to Pai

Pha Suea Waterfall

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Tham Pla Fish Cave

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Ban Jabo Village

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Choose 1 of either Tham Lod Cave or Sai Ngam Hot Springs

Tham Lod Cave

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Sai Ngam Hot Spring

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Mae Yen Temple

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Pai

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Day 5 – Return to Chiang Mai

Santichon Village

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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 Canyon

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Pai Memorial Bridge

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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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Return to your Chiang Mai hotel early evening.

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