Pai

Nestled along the Pai River in a scenic valley in northern Thailand's Mae Hong Son Province, Pai is a small bohemian town located near the Myanmar border. Home to many animal and plant species, caves, and immense jungle-clad mountains, Pai offers some of the best trekking in Southeast Asia. Rent a bicycle or motorbike and explore the countryside. Spend a fun-filled afternoon elephant trekking and taking a bath with your new friend in the river.

Visit the local market to browse and select fresh produce, then learn how to prepare some delightful local Phai cuisine. Walk up the steps to the top of a hill to enjoy the views at the temple, Wat Phra That Mae Yen. Embrace wellness with a northern Thai massage and medicinal herbal steam bath. Go tubing or take an adventurous white-water rafting tour down the river, stopping along the way to see a waterfall and fossil reef. Head to the park just outside town for an inviting soak in a hot spring at Tai Pai Hot Springs. Away from in all in a relaxing setting in northern Thailand.