Pai & Mon Cham
Family Travel, Off the Beaten
Veering away from the overcrowded Southern Thailand, this active journey brings you off-the-beaten into the Pai valley where rural living takes centre stage amidst picturesque mountain valleys.
Uncover a range of authentic experiences such as countryside cycling, hill tribe village hikes, bamboo rafting across cave river system, elephant care experience or offering morning alms to local monks.
We have also selected charming accommodations to stay along the way, including a Japanese onsen-inspired retreat to soak your adventurous feet with therapeutic hot springs at the end.
Arriving in Chiang Mai International Airport, we transfer to your hotel in the charming Pai countryside. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
This morning, we embark on Pai Valley mountain biking. After picnic lunch at Pai Canyon, continue biking to the World War II Japanese bridge and start bamboo rafting across Pai River where remote villages reside. Thereafter, we transfer to Thapai Natural Hot Spring (not available on Aug-Sep). Finally, unwind with a gorgeous sunset afternoon tea on a private farmland.
Rise early for magical sunrise at Yun Lai Chinese Tea House (5.30-7am) with the mist engulfing the mountains, or alternatively join in the offering of morning alms to local monks (6-8am). Thereafter, we retreat to your room to rest. This afternoon, choose from one of the below two options:
Option A: Bamboo Rafting & Sceneries
Drive 1h to the famous Tham Lod Cave bamboo rafting experience, where you will float across the 1.5km cave river system. Close to the cave is the Jabo Village, inhabited by the colourful Black Lahu Tribe known for their traditional values, healing methods and harmonious relationship with nature. Enjoy a brief stop at Kiew Lom Viewpoint where the Himalayan mountain ranges can be seen stretching into Myanmar.
Option B: Village Immersion & Hike (not suitable for children under 7)
Depart 45m to Mae La Na, one of Mae Hong Son province’s most picturesque valleys, for a 30-minute downhill hike from Baan Ja Bo (Lahu) to Baan Mae La Na (San) village communities, with privilege to get invited into local tribe homes. You will also visit the sacred Coffin Cave, the rotational rice farm, the Coral Cave blessed with views of limestone cliffs, deciduous forest and herbal plantations. (This is a community-based tourism project to raise funds to conserve natural resources and create income for locals.)
Bidding farewell to Pai, we stop at Rao Dok Lom Nhao flower hill with a view of rice terrace and visit Patara Elephant Farm (1-6.30pm; joined-in basis) to learn about and care for local elephants. Participate in health inspection, feeding, bathing and walking with elephants. This activity does not include elephant riding for ethical purposes.
The day is free at leisure until your transfer to Chiang Mai airport for your flight home. You may want to try your hotel’s therapeutic onsen or enjoy other hotel facilities.
Reverie Siam in Pai • Onsen@Moncham in Moncham
Quaint boutique stay infused with occidental antiques and oriental furnishings referencing the bygone charm of early 20th century without sacrificing modern comfort.View More
Cleverly blending the Japanese hot spring ritual with friendly Northern Thai hospitality, this serene retreat is set amidst rolling green countryside at 1,200 meters above sea level. There are three dining outlets, spa and boutique gym within the property.View More
Kindly call us at (65) 6219 1359 if you require any immediate assistance.