Travel to Mae Hong Son on highway 108

Last Updated on May 25, 2022

A classic day trip to Mae Hong Son

Travel by road from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son on Highway 108, the main highway, will take at least 8 hours and cover a distance of 380 kilometers.

Once, it was a popular route to Mae Hong Son. Mostly, the travel agency had a show on the itinerary. Because there are some sights to explore, such as Ob Luang National Park, which features a canyon and a short path for an hour of excitement. Before lunch, we had a break at the pine trees in Bo Keaw Garden.

In the afternoon, if we have time enough to visit Tham Kaew Cave or Nong Heng Hot Spring along the way. You could be arranged and choose on your own. The winding road and beautiful scenery through tourist attractions can be stopped along the longest route.

travel by private car with driver

What about travel on highway 108

This is a classic tour that is still shown on the Mae Hong Son vacation itinerary. Begin your journey from Chiang Mai to Hot District, then proceed to Mae Sariang District along the mountain road.

We’ll get over the most challenging bends of the two segments in the afternoon. The first is between Mae La Noi and Khun Yuam, while the second is between Khun Yuam and Mae Hong Son. You may feel dizzy, which will cause you to be late. The driver slowed down and became more steady.

This route does not have the highest mountains, but it’s the longest and takes approximately 8 hours. However, we need to prepare ahead and do tight planning.

highway 108 to mae hong son

Where to lunch

Of course, going through this route takes a long time. As a result, you’ll need to find a restaurant and take a lunch break halfway through. Typically, Thais prefer to dine at well-known restaurants or sample popular cuisine in their neighborhood.

Mae Sariang is a very nice town, with the wooden houses of the Tai Yai people along the roadside. And you can also see traces of glorious period in the past of Mae Sariang. Maybe you will enjoy finding your own lunch here. We recommended Inthira Restaurant is the best local one.


If you are still not hungry, we can continue to Mae La Noi District a bit for 30 minutes. They also have a nice restaurant near the rice field at Herntai Resort.


Booking travel to mae hong son

Please contact us at your convenience, or click the BOOK NOW image and button to send your inquiry. We provided a private car with an English-speaking driver by the Mae Hong Son team to support your trip.

We also have affiliate programs to provide a car with a driver through if you start from Chiang Mai. It is very convenient to pick you up from your hotel in Chiang Mai, which is crowded and complicated.

If you want to stay overnight in Mae Sariang, Mae La Noi, or Khun Yuam, it is a good idea to plan ahead. Please contact us if you’d like a trip planner and information about the Mae Hong Son loop for multiple days.

car travel to mae hong son


6,000 THB7 Hours
(One way*)

Car / Driver / Petrol

The price shown above is based on a drop-off hotel in town and is intended as a guide only. Rates are subject to change at any time without prior notice.

van travel to mae hong son


Let’s arrange somewhere your interested attractions able to visit.

  • Ob Luang National Park
  • Bo Kaew Pine Tree
  • Tham Kaew Cave
  • Nong Heng Hot Spring



Pick up at the hotel

Pick up at the hotel

Ob Luang National Park

Ob Luang National Park

Bo Kaeo Pine Tree Garden

Bo Kaeo Pine Tree Garden



Tham Kaew Cave

Tham Kaew Cave

Arrive Mae Hong Son

Arrive Mae Hong Son


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