Mae Rim offers a various number of activities. We chose the snake farm (100Baht- 3$), followed by the elephant camp (125Baht- 4$). Both were very impressive. I favored the Elephant camp, because the elephants really looked like they were enjoying themselves and the atmosphere in the park, was particularly peaceful. During the elephant show, you can see the elephants play football but most of all you can see them paint astonishing paintings. Other activities are the insect zoo, alligator show, orchid museum, the Queens botanic garden, monkey park, X Centre: ATV tours, buggies and many more. Mon Cham camping resort is a camping resort hidden high on the mountain. You can enjoy a flavorful herbal tea on the hill ridge. It overlooks spectacular landscape from the two sides of the ridge. This camping promotes itself as being a place where you integrate with nature while receiving a hotel room comfort, thanks to their private bathrooms, hot water, electricity etc. (T. 0818063993, email@example.com, http://www.thairoyalprojecttour.com).
Pai is known as the hippy town of the north. The city especially reveals its charms after nightfall. When the local artisans get together in the streets and expose their artifacts. The local Pai Event Planner gives a free map and guide to everything in and around Pai. Trekking, waterfalls, Yoga, meditation, great restaurants … We went to PS riverside, which is heaven really. It lies next to the river with a view of the mountains behind. Every day Bhud gives a Yoga class of two hours. Where you can get in touch with: Yoga Breathing, Postures, Relaxation, Meditation and Yoga Philosophy. 2 hours of relaxation with some exercises in between with a view of the river and the mountains! More info on http://www.xhaleyoga.com, T. 089 758 3635. She also organizes yoga retreats.
The riverside is a family owned bungalow business, where you can stay for 200Baht (5$) a night. In a bungalow, its clean, TV, mosquito net. WIFI, hot water. T. 05369 9915 or 0806787938.
Next to it is The Steakhouse. You can get a steak with French fries, hot vegetables and salad. With a soup as a starter, for 110Baht (2$). Try one of their healthy drinks: Ginger and Lemongrass Ice tea. More info on: http://www.baanpaivillage.com, 88 Moo 3, Vieng Tai, T. 053 698 152, firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Pai we drove through Mae Hong Son towards Doi Intanon. The views were amazing!
Gipsy House in Pai: Pi-juck Saptim, Tel. 084-3531483. Shop in Pai. 42/1 Ketkelang Rd., Amphur Pai Maehongson, Thailand 58130.