phayao lake

Transfer to Pha Yao

  • Post category:Transfer
  • Post last modified:April 12, 2023

Phayao [pa-yao] is a small, lovely, and peaceful town on the lake’s edge. It’s far from Chiang Mai, 150 kilometers away. Basically, we can drive non-stop for 2:30 hours and transfer to Phayao.

The city was quiet and calm. The people are extremely welcoming, and the scenery is breathtaking. Those are well worth a visit instead of just passing through. Spending time and living a slow life here is something I highly recommend.

Public area by the lake.


There are new restaurants on the major highway number 118 from Chiang Mai. Along the way, you might find a nice spot to relax and enjoy your meal, and we’ll arrange some of your favorite attractions for you to see.

We usually take this route to extend our Chiang Rai excursion. On the roadside, there are a few spots you might enjoy.

  • Mae Kha Chan Hot Spring
  • Tharn Tong Waterfall
  • Phayao Viewpoint
(One way*)

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.

  • Included:
    • Car
    • Driver
    • Petrol

Trip Sample

  • Pick up at the hotel or your location.
  • Take a break between each section.
  • Stop for a while with coffee or lunch.
  • Visit attractions on the way.
  • Arrive and drop off your destination.

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