buddha standing sukhothai

10 days Su Kho Thai to Chiang Mai loop

  • Post category:Touring
  • Post last modified:June 2, 2022

A journey in the mountains along the Thai-Myanmar border through Mae Hong Son, continuing to Chiang Rai and ending in Chiang Mai.

Sukhothai is a historically significant site. Previously, we picked up tourists from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai because the first period started in Bangkok and will end in this city.

And I’m a land operator who takes the second-period transfer to Chiang Mai and other places according to the program. And send them off to the beach for the last period at the Gulf of Thailand or Andaman coast depending on the season.

sri chum sukhothai

A classic family route

It can be modified starting from your destination. I made this as a guide for travel options and we can rearrange starting from Chiang Mai.

I’ve been traveling with a lovely four-person family (Daddy, Mom and 2 Kids). I picked them up at Lotus Village, a charming boutique guesthouse. We stayed an extra two days nearby Sukhothai Heritage before continuing on.

I love to travel in family style, we enjoyed discovering new things every day, trying out local restaurants, and staying at a newly opened hotel. These were the best choices and a lot of fun.

10 days from suhhothai to chiang mai loop

A sample itinerary

Su Kho Thai – Mae Sariang – Mae Hong Son – Pai – Chiang Dao – Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai

Part 1.

Transfer to Mae Sa Riang and make a pit stop along the way. When we enter the south section of Chiang Mai today, we can visit two or three places. In the late afternoon, we will arrive in Mae Sa Riang.

Plan a bamboo rafting trip at Mae Ngao National Park. The water is so clear like a mirror you can see yourself or take a walk in the city to see the rural atmosphere. There are 2 – 3 city viewpoint that I can take you. Free at your leisure.

Continue to Mae Hong Son. You can stop by Tham Kaeo Komon Forest Park, Nong Haeng Hot Spring, Thai-Japan Friendship Memorial Hall Khumyuam, and other attractions along the road.

You can also add one additional night to your vacation schedule for a homestay at Baan Huai Hom [an excellent coffee plantation area], Baan Muang Pon, and Baan To Phae [unique old style houses and meals made by Shan with original taste].

Take a day trip to see the highlights of Mae Hong Son. Bamboo bridge and Chinese Yunnan lunch at the Thai-Burma border. They allowed and able to walk across to visit a small village.

Pai is a small town where you can take a leisurely stroll from your feet. Or will it be a naked day for laundry and cleaning?

There are all kinds of international food here. Excellent coffee shop with unique furnishing, bookstores, Thai massage, handcrafted shop, homemade bakery, walking street, and nightlife to enjoy throughout the day.

We leave Pai and head to Chiang Dao District on Route 1095, the mountain road with the most curves. We can stop for sightseeing along the way. One of highlight is Pong Duet Hot Spring, take a mineral bath in many kinds of pools.

pai coffee

Part 2.

(Option) : You may also finish and back to Chiang Mai, if not continue on itinerary.

This day, you have the option of taking a 3-hour long-tail boat journey to Chiang Rai along the Kok River, which provides spectacular views of riverside.

Alternatively, travel together and see Doi Mae Salong and the Tea Plantation.

Ride a boat along the Mekong River, Golden Triangle, and Doi Tung Palace.

Chiang Rai day trip i.e. White Temple, Singha Park, Blue Temple, Black House, Hill Tribe Village and Walking Street.

  1. If you have a flight to your next location, we will drop you off at Chiang Rai Airport.
  2. Return to Chiang Mai Airport on one of the numerous available flights and take a small stopover along the route.