Rafting is most favorite activity in Pai. With an approximate length of 180 km, and width of 30 ms, the
Pai River is the biggest and longest river in Mae Hong Son. This challenges the adventurous traveler to
raft along this river and three most suitable points are recommended. They are:
1. Source of the River to Amphoe Pai: Starting from Huai Chang Kaeo, six hours should
cover the 16 km from Amphoe Pai to Wiang Nua Bridge or Ban Chomphon near Amphoe Pai. Most suitable
period for rafting is between October-March and 2 weeks prior booking is recommended through the
travel agents of Mae Hong Son.
2. From Amphoe Pai to Amphoe Muang: Starting from Ban Mo Paeng, 30 km from
Amphoe Pai to Ban Pang Mu in Amphoe Muang. This route is about 70 km long and takes at least 5 days
of rafting. The water levels differ greatly at one point on the Pai River and it may be necessary to
change rafts at one point.
3. From Amphoe Muang to the border of Thailand and Myanmar: Starting from Ban
Huai Dua, Tambon Pha Bong, about 6 km from Amphoe Muang to the border at Ban Nam Phiang Din.
Normally this section of Pai River is more enjoyable to cruise along by the long-tailed
motor boat which only takes 2-3 hours returned trip or trekking on elephant back instead of rafting
since the nature and scenery both sides are fascinated and beautiful. Contact for boat cruise,
accommodation and trekking through major hotels and resorts or travel agents in Mae Hong Son.