Maehongson Activities, Activities in Maehongson, What to do in Maehongson

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Activities - Things to do
Bird Watching
Located by the Nam Pai Wildlife Sanctuary, Cave Lodge is an excellent base for Birdwatchers. Spot more than a dozen species from your bungalow, stroll along the river or walk up the nearest hill and see many more. Near the lodge are mixed deciduous, evergreen and pine forests and areas of limestone karst....lots of ecosystems, lots of species.

Marvel at the more than 300,000 Fork-Tailed and Pacific Swifts swirling into the massive exit chamber of Tham Lod cave every evening - a world famous phenomenon - , or search for the elusive Pale-Headed Woodpeckers. In the wet season witness the incredible bird-eating fish in the Lang River.

Cave Lodge Cave Lodge
Location : Amphoe Pangmapha
Adventure, Trekking
Tel.: 0 5361 7203
Nam Pai Wildlife Sanctuary Nam Pai Wildlife Sanctuary
Location : Amphoe Pai
Adventure, Trekking, Bird Watching
Tel.: 0 5614 292-3 Ext 706,707
Hotels: Hotels in Pai Area
Caving
For over 25 years have been exploring limestone Karst areas in Thailand and have investigated and discovered Hundreds of caves. The longest and most spectacular cave systems are close to the Lodge, in Pang Mapha District of Mae Hong Son Province.

Cave Lodge Cave Lodge
Location : Amphoe Pangmapha
Adventure, Trekking
Tel.: 0 5361 7203
Elephant Trekking
Wild Elephant Sanctuary & Nature Adventure Tour, Jungle trekking in the protected forest which is home to Asian elephants adds to excitements and enhances your appreciation towards the whole ecosystem of nature. During the trip, learn from the experienced ranger how important elephants are for the forest ecosystem and challenges facing the elephant conservation in Thailand. Thereafter, have a good fun with elephant ride.

Thom's Pai Elephant Camp Thom's Pai Elephant Camp
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Adventure, Trekking, Elephant Camp
Tel.: 0 5369 9286, 0 5306 5778
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking is very common along routes in the province to any tourist attractions to experience the beautiful geographical features of Mae Hong Son.
Travel tip: Rental bike about 100-200 per day.

Cave Lodge Cave Lodge
Location : Amphoe Pangmapha
Adventure, Trekking
Tel.: 0 5361 7203
Rafting
Rafting along the Pai River. This is an exciting and delightful recreation. The Pai itself is the longest river of Mae Hong Son originating from mountain ranges in Laos which flows through Pai district and eventually joins the Salawin river in Myanmar, a total distance of 180 kilometres. With an average depth of some 7 metres, the riverbed is mainly pebbled. There are several sectors eminently suitable for rafting past rapids and natural scenery including beautiful waterfalls.

Rafting Route
Source of the River to Amphoe Pai Starting from Huai Chang Kaeo, six hours should cover the 16 km from Amphoe Pai to Wiang Nua Bridge or Ban Chomphon near Amphoe Pai. Most suitable period for rafting is between October-March and 2 weeks prior booking is recommended through the travel agents of Mae Hong Son.

From Amphoe Pai to Amphoe Muang: Starting from Ban Mo Paeng, 30 km from Amphoe Pai to Ban Pang Mu in Amphoe Muang. This route is about 70 km long and takes at least 5 days of rafting. The water levels differ greatly at one point on the Pai River and it may be necessary to change rafts at one point.

From Amphoe Muang to the border of Thailand and Myanmar: Starting from Ban Huai Dua, Tambon Pha Bong, about 6 km from Amphoe Muang to the border at Ban Nam Phiang Din. Normally this section of Pai River is more enjoyable to cruise along by the long-tailed motor boat which only takes 2-3 hours returned trip or trekking on elephant back instead of rafting since the nature and scenery both sides are fascinated and beautiful. Contact for boat cruise, accommodation and trekking through major hotels and resorts or travel agents in Mae Hong Son.

Thai Adventure Rafting Thai Adventure Rafting
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Thai Adventure Rafting
Tel.: 0 5369 9111
Pai Adventure Pai Adventure
Location : Amphoe Pai
Adventure Rafting
Tel.: 0 5369 9385, 0 5369 8128
Spa
Aroma Pai Spa Aroma Pai Spa
Location : Amphoe Pai
Hot springs, Aroma Spa
Tel.: 0 5306 5745
Phu klon Phu klon
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Facial Phu Klon Mud Mask
Tel.: 0 5328 257, 0 5327 9440
Trekking
Trekking is famous for tourist. The Trekker known Mae Hong Son is the best one for trekking trip. A trip to enjoy trekking through beautiful scenery on the mountainous and the forest are different. This activity is popular in Thailand. Its can be arrange easily trip till hard trek.

How To Prepare For Trekking:
Start planning for your trip or contact office about information trekking. Backpacking can lead to extraordinary adventures, but it is important for novice hikers to know how to prepare for trekking. Appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes and a plentiful supply of water and snacks are only a few of the things that should be considered before setting out on foot.

Sun flower café tour Sun flower café tour
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Adventure, Trekking
Tel.: 08 9950 1798
Tour Merng Tai Tour Merng Tai
Location : Amphoe Mueng
Adventure, Trekking
Tel.: 0 5361 1979
Rose Garden Tours Rose Garden Tours
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Adventure, Trekking
Tel.: 0 5361 1681
Maehongson TN Tour Maehongson TN Tour
Location : Amphoe Mueang
Adventure, Trekking
Tel.: 0 5362 0059, 0 5362 0557