3 Days - "Famous Mae Hong Son Loop"

If you have only a short vacation this tour is designed to give you an experience that you will not forget and hopefully will inspire you to make a longer tour next time.

Known as the Mae Hong Son Loop this trip begins and ends in Chiang Mai and is most famous for having 1,864 bends along its approximately 650 km’s and which cuts through some of northern Thailands most spectacular scenery. The first landmark is Doi Inthanon which at 2,565 metres is Thailands highest mountain. We will visit a village of the Long Neck Karen,a hybrid Chinese / Burmese border village on a lake named Ban Rak Thai and Pai a small town that became famous after a romantic Thai movie.

The route in Google Maps

AT A GLANCE

START / FINISH: Bike Tour Asia Service Center / Chiang Mai
NEAREST AIRPORT: Chiang Mai International Airport
DURATION: 3 days tour
ROUTE: Total distance: approximately 650 km's (400 miles)
DAILY ROUTE: Daily distance: 170 to 300 km’s (100 to 190 miles)
ACCOMMODATIONS: Carefully selected quality hotels and resorts with leisure facilities.
REST DAY: No
HIGHLIGHTS: Doi Inthanon, Long Neck Hill Tribe, Road of 1,864 curves, Mae Sa Elephant Camp, Samoeng Loop
   

ITINERARY

       
1 DAY Chiang Mai - Mae Hong Son 300 km 186 miles
2 DAY Mae Hong Son - Ban Rak Thai - Pai 170 km 105 miles
3 DAY Pai – Mae Sa – Chiang Mai 180 km 110 miles
       

DAY BY DAY

(B/L/D) = (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

1. Day / Chiang Mai - Doi Inthanon - Mae Hong Son (-/L/D)

In the morning you will have time to familiarize yourself with your motorcycle before we set off. We start our tour from Chiang Mai and after about 50 km we leave the Highway and spend the rest of the day on exhilarating twisty rural roads. Our first stop is at the Vachiratharn Waterfall - an impressive and powerful

80 m high waterfall. We then proceed the climb to the top of Doi Inthanon, which at 2,565 meters is the highest mountain in Thailand. After a local lunch in Mae Chaem we continue to the City of the “Three Mists”, otherwise known as Mae Hong Son which is located along the banks of the Pai River close to the border with Myanmar (formerly Burma). We stay overnight in Mae Hong Son. (Distance: 300 km / 186 miles).

2. Day / Mae Hong Son - Ban Rak Thai - Pai (B/L/D)

In the morning we take a pleasant boat ride on Pai River to visit a Karen Long Neck village. The Karen, a tribal minority, historically lived in the hills on the Myanmar side of the border. Some of their women wear heavy brass rings around their necks, forearms, and shins. We then set out for the famously chic town of

Paion the beginning of the road famous for having 1864 bends of varying sharpness. The road passes through some beautiful mountainous scenery. On the way we do a little side trip to Ban Rak Thai (literally "the Thai-loving village"), built around a lake on the Myanmar border. About 800, mainly Chinese settled here after the communist takeover of China and some of the buildings have a distinctively Chinese appearance. In the afternoon we arrive in Pai and relax in our hotel before we dine on delicious local or western food in a restaurant by the river. In the evening after dinner you can enjoy the delights of the Walking Street market. We stay overnight in Pai. (Distance: 170 km / 105 miles).

3. Day / Pai - Mae Sa - Chiang Mai (B/L/-)

A last great riding day is ahead of us of this comprehensive tour. In the morning we complete the “remaining” 762 twisties over the mountains to Mae Taeng. We then drive on rural back roads to the Mae Sa Elephant Camp. We pay the amazing

pachyderms a visit before we continue our journey. We follow the Samoeng loop and enjoy more twisties. In the afternoon we arrive back in Chiang Mai. Please note transfer to your hotel or the airport is not included. We are happy to arrange this service for you. (onward flights not before 20:00) (Distance: 180 km / 110 miles).

Remark: All of the indicated times and distances are approximately.

TOUR PRICES

Vehicle Single Rider Rider and pillion Single Room
BMW (sharing room) (sharing room) Suppl.
F700 GS 894,- 1,252,- 100,-
F800 GS 894,- 1,252,- 100,-
R1200 GS 1,014,- 1,372,- 100,-
All prices are in USD

Remarks

  • If you bring your own motorcycle the price will be USD 534,- (sharing room), (room sharing with pillion USD 784,-)
  • Prices are valid unitl 31 October 2018
  • Full payment upon booking
  • Prices include 7% VAT
  • The price for a Single rider in a sharing room requires another Single rider booking with the same request. If there is no other request for room sharing we will add the Single Room Supplement
  • A security deposit of USD 1,500 is payable upon motorcycle hand over through credit card in-print (Mastercard / Visa) or with cash. Full amount is reimbursed after the tour (if no damage occurred)
  • The tour starts and ends at Bike Tour Asia service center Service Center Gmaps or Marndadee hotel Marndadee (to be adviced prior to tour start). We recomend guests to stay at Marndadee or a hotel close by. We are more than happy to assist you with hotel booking.
  • Contact us at booking@biketourasia.com

Depending on the country you start in, you may have to leave a day early, subsequently; you will arrive one day later back home. Book your flights accordingly!

Route itinerary and destination may be subject to change in case of force majeure, weather conditions, road conditions and any other significant circumstances.

We are pleased to assist you with the booking of additional nights in Chiang Mai or any other services in connection with the tour! Please let us know.

WHAT IS INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE

  • 2 overnights at carefully selected hotels with leisure facilities
  • Breakfast every day
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Water, soft drinks and coffee / tea in connection with the meals.
  • Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage
  • Fuel during the whole tour
  • Third party liability insurance for motorcycles
  • Full First Class Comprehensive insurance for motorcycles with deductible of up to USD 1,500,- in case of damage
  • Road captain on motorcycle leading the group
  • Tour guide in support van
  • Support van for luggage transportation (1 piece per person), drinks and space for a few guests on entire tour upon prior request
  • Entrance fees to National Parks and Historical Sites
  • Tour information package including riding and safety tips, details about the hotels, the route and the sights
  • Bike Tour Asia T-shirt

NOT INCLUDED

  • All services not mentioned as included and all items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance (cover against cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident or illness). We highly recommend you arrange an appropriate insurance in your home country

TOUR DATES 2017

September 9 - 11
October 29 - 31
November 21 - 23

TOUR DATES 2018

January 3 – 5 (Sold Out)
February 12 – 14
June 18 - 20
November 26 - 28