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Chiang Rai to Mae Hong Son?

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Chiang Rai to Mae Hong Son?

My husband and I are flying to Chiang Rai from Chiang Mai in November to visit with our sponsored little girl. Since that is close to the end of our holiday in Thailand, we would then like to spend some relaxing time in 'Fern Resort' in Mae Hong Son.

So ... how to get there from Chiang Rai??

I can't seem to find a bus service between the 2 towns.

So, it looks like a choice between a private hired driver to take us, or flying back to Chiang Mai and then a flight to Mae Hong Son (which we really don't want to do!!)

Any other suggestions please?

Any idea how much a private driver and car might cost?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Colorado
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1. Re: Chiang Rai to Mae Hong Son?

Freedom:

We used a private driver last year to go from the Chiang Rai airport to a hotel about 10 miles north of Chiang Saen and to tour around during the days we were there. I think we paid $55 per day and that included the gas.

Broder

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2. Re: Chiang Rai to Mae Hong Son?

You could charter a boat from Chiang Rai to Tha Thon for about 2000B from the pier.

From Tha Thon there are buses you may need to swap buses at at Ban Mae Malai - Junction of Routes 107 & 1095 to go through Pai / Soppong / MHS

Otherwise bus from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mae, then bus to MHS

If you need more info, just ask

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3. Re: Chiang Rai to Mae Hong Son?

Thank you Broder and HD for taking the time to help me - I appreciate it.

Not sure if the boat and buses idea will work (although it sounds like an adventure!) since we'll have all our luggage with us.

So, looks like it might have to be the hired car/driver.

Broder, can you remember who you hired from? Is this a simple thing to do?

Thanks again!

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4. Re: Chiang Rai to Mae Hong Son?

Freedom:

We used a guide and he found the driver for us. Our driver's name was Mr. Snit (just a fabulous man) but when we tried to hire him for our trip this July we found out he had taken a job at the casino n Burma (across the border). Our guide has arranged for another driver named Mr. Bai for this trip. Our guides name is Jermsak and you could contact him by email to see if he can give you the email address to contact the driver directly. Jermsak is a very nice man who speaks good English and I'm sure he could help you. His email is jermsak_cei@yahoo.co.th It may take him a few days to respond as he doesn't always have daily access to email. I hope that helps. You can tell Jermsak you got his name from Judy

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5. Re: Chiang Rai to Mae Hong Son?

That's great information Broder ... thank you very much!!!

Enjoy your holiday in July!

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