©

Pai trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Pai

Trip Planner Asia  /  Thailand  /  Mae Hong Son Province  /  Pai
(6,000+ reviews from top 30 attractions)
Nature Sightseeing Wildlife Areas
Tourism in Pai has turned the once-quiet mountain village into one of Thailand's busiest rural tourist hubs, for Thai visitors and foreigners alike. Guesthouses now appear to outnumber village buildings, and on any given day there could be more tourists in town than locals, most of whom come from the Shan culture of northwestern Thailand and eastern Myanmar. However, with the picturesque nature surrounding the village remaining largely untouched, a holiday to Pai still offers plenty of rewards. If the crowded shops, bars, and restaurants in the town center get too much, nearby waterfalls and thermal springs offer a relaxing escape. Plan the details of your Pai holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Thailand vacation generator.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Pai

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Pai

With tourism now the number-one industry in the area, you shouldn't have any trouble finding accommodations in Pai. In fact, on a walk through the village center you'll be hard-pressed to find a street that doesn't have several hotels or guesthouses. The village's popularity among backpackers means you can choose from a range of hostels and budget guesthouses. Luxury accommodations are more limited, although with a host of excellent mid-range options you can stay in comfort without spending big bucks. When Pai is at its busiest, between November and March, try something on the fringes of the village for a quieter, more peaceful holiday.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Pai:
Classes, historic sites, shopping
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Zoos & aquariums, wildlife areas, adventure
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Wildlife areas, adventure, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nature, historic sites, sightseeing
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Wildlife areas, historic sites, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Pai

60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM FINLAND January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Pai BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 46 days in Asia BY A USER FROM HONG KONG October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Asia BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Thailand & Siem Reap BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM RUSSIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Thailand, Italy & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM IRELAND September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in Thailand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans