Across the mountainous
By road, there are three options for getting to Mae Hong Son. This path takes you via Mae Chaem District, which is less well-known but offers a unique perspective.
According to the map, the route via Mae Chaem is most likely the quickest route to Mae Hong Son. No, it’s a bit more than the other options. However, the peak of Doi Inthanon may be visited.
Mae Chaem behind Doi Inthanon
It’s a route that takes you through Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand’s highest and most popular mountain. If we have enough time, you may like to visit another two or three destinations along the way.
Then head down to Mae Chaem District, which is known for its spectacular mountain beauty and few of tourists.
Except, during the Thung Bua Tong Festival in November and December, there may be a large number of tourists traveling this path.
How long does it take
The overall distance traveled is approximately 300 kilometers, and it takes at least 7 to 8 hours to complete. Typically, travel agencies will include this route from Mae Hong Son to Chiang Mai in their itineraries.
It’s a difficult route to drive, and you’ll need to take your time climbing up the steep hill. As a result, the cost is higher than on alternative routes.
Where stop for lunch
Lunch will be served in Mae Chaem District, which is located in a huge valley below the mountain range. When you witness the local way of life here, you may imagine Chiang Mai in the past.
It is possible to organize a one-night excursion here in advance. They also provide a variety of lodging options.
We’ll probably eat lunch and relax at Hot Coffee Guest House and Resort, Baan Mae Nachorn [na-jon] just located 30 kilometers from Mae Chaem downtown.
I always make a pit stop and stay the night here. The lovely location along the Mae Chaem River’s banks.
We’ll travel up and down each mountain range till we reach Highway 108 in the afternoon, then continue to Mae Hong Son town. You may have come to a stop at a viewpoint, had a break at a coffee shop along the roadside, or discovered something unusual.
We normally leave around 8:00 a.m. and arrive at 5:00 p.m.
If the route option via Mae Chaem is on your plans, please contact us. We’ll drive you to your next destination.
Alternatively, if you begin your journey in Chiang Mai, you can contact yeschiangmai.com to arrange for a more convenient departure location and to use their services before and after go to Mae Hong Son.
Transfer service from Mae Hong Son to
Other options to get to Mae Hong Son
Get start from other destinations
Other routes, such as Mae Sot, Sukhothai, and your destinations, can be arranged on a case-by-case basis.