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MAE HONG SON, PAI… BETWEEN MIST AND MYSTERIES

Code :NS.TH-AV08

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Price :From 14145 baht / person

 

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Mae Hong Son province is isolated and seems frozen in the past, away from modernization. It is located in the north-west of Thailand, on the border with Myanmar.

 

Leaving Chiang Mai by car and taking the road to Mae Hong Son is already a discovery in itself, as the roads of this region are really beautiful. Moreover, western tourists do not commonly visit this part of the country, still well preserved.

 

The very few ‘Padaung’ ethnic communities can be found in Mae Hong Son, as well as other communities such as Karen, Pa-O, etc…

 

The capital of the province is a small, rural and charming town, that without any doubt captivates travelers fond of authenticity in a remote but very picturesque part of the country. 

 

  •   PROGRAM

    Day 1 Chiang Mai – Mae Hong Son

    Meals: - / L / D

     

    Morning:

    Pick-up by your English speaking guide at your hotel lobby in Chiang Mai city centre – Transfer by private a/c vehicle towards Mae Hong Son province – Stop at Doi Inthanon National Park

     

    Lunch served in a local restaurant

     

    Afternoon:

    Back on the road, passing by Mae Jem – Short stops on the road to take photos – Arrival in Mae Hong Son by late afternoon – Free time at leisure

     

    Dinner served in your hotel

     

    Overnight at Fern Resort – Creek View Suite  

     

     

    Day 2 Mae Hong Son

    Meals: B / L / D

     

    Breakfast served in your hotel.

     

    Morning:

    Pick-up by your guide at your hotel lobby. Private tour with vehicle driver and guide – Transport by long-tail boat – Visit the village of the Padaung ethnic group (long-neck women) – Back to Mae Hong Son by long-tail boat

     

    It is important to understand that Padaung women (vulgarly called ‘Giraffes- Women) do not wear rings around their neck of legs to amuse passing by tourists, as it is also wrong believing that Thai people use this ethnic with commercial purposes

    Padaung were and still are in some cases victims of persecutions from Burmese army. Some left Myanmar to find shelter in Thailand. Besides assistance given by Thai Government, Padaung generate their own revenues by selling their products (mainly fabric – Padaung are skilled weavers) on local markets or to tourists visiting the region

    - How to behave when visiting such a village?

    - How to understand and respect their culture uses and habits?

    - How can we help them?

    It is effectively important to consider that such a village is not a zoo and our western civilization living model, our uses or habits are not universal, but a model that is ours. Each individual has right to own life model and own differences

    Therefore, when we arrive in such a village, let us not steal pictures, but ask permission for… Let us not pay pictures we shot with rubbish or imported candies. The best way to thank them welcoming us in their village is to buy them a scarf that they made.

     

    By acting so, we show that we consider them, not as curiosity objects, but as traders. Noting will be more gratifying to their eyes.

     

    Lunch served in a local restaurant

     

    Afternoon:

    Visit the city of Mae Hong Son, its peaceful atmosphere, its local market and superb Shan style temples (Myanmar) – Back to your hotel by late afternoon

     

    Dinner served in your hotel

     

    Overnight at Fern Resort – Creek View Suite 

     

     

    Day 3 Mae Hong Son - Pai

    Meals: B / L / D

     

    Breakfast in your hotel.

     

    Morning:

    Pick-up by your guide at your hotel lobby. Private tour with vehicle, driver and guide – Departure for Pai, with a stop on the road to visit the spectacular Tam Lod Cave

     

    Lunch served in a local restaurant

     

    Afternoon:

    Back on the road to Pai and walk around the small town – Arrival at your hotel by late afternoon so that you can enjoy the hot springs

     

    Dinner served in your hotel

     

    Overnight at Pai Hotspring Spa Resort – Mountain View Suite

     

     

    Day 4 Pai – Chiang Mai

    Meals: B / L / -

     

    Breakfast served in your hotel.

     

    Morning:

    Pick-up by your guide at your hotel lobby. Private tour with vehicle, driver and guide – Road to Chiang Mai with stops on the way to take photos

     

    Lunch served in a local restaurant

     

    Afternoon:

    Back on the road to Chiang Mai – Visit an orchid farm – Arrival in Chiang Mai – Drop-off at the airport, the train station or your hotel

  •   PRICES & CONDITIONS

    CODE

    PROGRAM / PERIOD

    PRICE P/PERSON (THAI BAHT) 01/NOV/2019 - 31OCT/2020

    JOINING

    1 PERS

    2 PERS

    3 PERS

    4 PERS

    5 PERS

    6 PERS

    NS.TH-AV08

    01/NOV - 20/DEC

    N/A

    48462

    26445 20029 18020 16027

    15375

    NS.TH-AV08

    21/DEC - 05/JAN 

    N/A

    49692

     

    27060 20439 18635 16519

    15990

    NS.TH-AV08

    06/JAN - 30/APR 

    N/A 

    48462

     

    27060 20439 18020 16027

    15375 

    NS.TH-AV08

    01/MAY - 30/SEP

    N/A 

    46002

     

    25215 19029 16790 15043

    14145

    NS.TH-AV08

    01/OCT - 31/OCT

    N/A

     48462

    26445 20029 18020 16027 15375

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    INCLUSIONS

    Private licensed English speaking guide

    A/c private vehicle with licensed driver

    All transportation costs (gasoline, highway, parking, etc.)

    Water and fresh towels onboard

    Accommodation as mentioned in the program

    Meals as mentioned in the program

    All entrance fees to visited sites (parks, museums, temples, etc.)

    All local taxes, service and vat

    EXCLUSIONS

    Tips to driver and guide

    Tips to luggage boys in hotels

    Personal expenses and drinks

    Meals not mentioned in the program

    Passport or visa costs

    REMARKS

    Rates in blue columns are per person (from 1 to 6) based on private tour

    Rates in green column are per person based on joining-up tour

    Rates in column 3 PERS are per person based on triple room

    Rates in column 5 PERS are per person based on one triple + one double rooms

    Supplement for single occupancy is given on request

    Special conditions for children are given on request, if applicable

    If you need more information, contact us at info@nstravel.com

    n/a = not available

    o/r = on request

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