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MIST AND MYSTERIES

Code :NS.TH.MT-CNX02

Type :NORTHERN THAILAND TRAVEL TOUR

Price :From 13486 baht / person

 

 

 
  • Why book with NS Travel?

     

     

    NS.TRAVEL is THE local specialist of cultural, slow, comfortable or ‘off the beaten tracks’ programs, with comfortable or luxury accommodation for individuals

     

     

MIST AND MYSTERIES

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.  

For a detailed description (PDF) of the tour program, please click on the More Info button above!

 

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

 


CODE

PROGRAM / PERIOD 

PRICES P/PERS. (BAHT) (1/NOV/16 - 31/OCT/17)

JOINING

1PAX

2PAX

3PAX

4PAX

5PAX

6PAX

NS.TH.MT-CNX02B

 01/NOV - 20/DEC 

N/A 

42347 

24033

18837

16811

15415

14617

NS.TH.MT-CNX02C

21/DEC - 05/JAN

N/A 

43677

24698

19281

17476

15947

15282

NS.TH.MT-CNX02B

06/JAN - 30/APR

N/A 

42347

24033

18837

16811

15415

14617

NS.TH.MT-CNX02A

01/MAY - 30/SEP 

N/A 

40086

22903

18084

15681

14510

13486

NS.TH.MT-CNX02B

01/OCT - 31/OCT

 N/A

42347

24033

18837

16811

15415

14617

                 

 

 

 

INCLUDED
* Private licensed English speaking guide
* Private a/c vehicle with licensed driver
* Freshen towels and drinking water in car
* 2 overnights in Fern Resort (Creek view suite including braekfast)
* 1 overnight at Pai Hotspring Resort (Mountain view chalet including breakfast) 
* All meals as per program
* All entrance fees to visited sites
* All local taxes, service and VAT
* Accidents Insurance (Thai standards)
EXCLUDED
* Personal expenses
* Meals not included in the program
* Beverages during the meals
* Tips to guide, driver and luggage boys
REMARKS
* 20% discount for 1 child accompanying the parents (below 12 years old and 120cm high using existing bedding in room – no extra bed for child) 
* rates for private program (blue columns) are given per person (from 1 to 6) traveling together
* rates for joining-up program (green column) are given for person joining-up existing group
* n/a = not available
* o/r = on request