ExpeditionsMae Hong Son and the Long Neck Karen After a spectacular mountain drive 70 kms to Mae Hong Son, take a long tail boat half an hour downstream to the Burmese border to visit an authentic Long Neck Karen village, isolated for months on end by monsoon rains. 170 kms round trip.
Chinese Village and Summer Palace Possibly Thailand's remotest and highest village next to the Burmese border, the remnants of China's Kuomintang Army controlled the Golden Triangle Opium routes for decades before reinventing themselves as state of the art tea planters, living in adobe dwellings untouched by Thai culture. Nearby the Royal Summer Palace has an outstanding natural garden. 220 kms round trip.
Pai Town This hippy outpost has morphed into Thailand’s most popular mountain resort, a green valley ringed by mountains, famous for its live music, alternative lifestyle, hot springs, numerous restaurants and vibrant walking street market, just an hour over the mountains from Kanlaya's. 100 kms round trip.
Day out at Cave Lodge This iconic Guest House in the village was established 25 years ago, well before the road came through and electricity arrived. On a daily basis owner John Spies arranges all manner of activities for his intrepid visitors who gather around the campfire at the end of the day.