Three days in Pai

Three days in Pai

A sample itinerary to get you planning

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Pai lends itself to a few days spread lazily around the middle of your travels. Enjoy a bit of laying around, some coffee drinking, a bit of sightseeing and perhaps a cold drink or two during the evenings. Here is a sample three-day Pai itinerary to do exactly that.

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No helmet=no insurance—not even for the dog. Photo by: Mark Ord.
No helmet=no insurance—not even for the dog. Photo: Mark Ord

Before we go any further, as with our one-day Pai itinerary, please bear in mind that aside from being potentially dangerous to yourself and everyone else on or near the road, riding a scooter unlicensed in Thailand will in all likelihood void your travel insurance—any insurance the rental shop offers you in Pai will only cover the bike—not damage you do to yourself or anyone else. Always wear a helmet. And of course, don’t ride drunk or stoned.

Day 1

Our itinerary’s first day consists of doing nothing very much at all: That’s largely what Pai’s about, really. Linger over one of Chaisongkran’s excellent, leisurely breakfasts at say Big’s Little Cafe or Barista Corizon, grab a few free maps from your guesthouse reception and perhaps check out a moto rental spot for the following day. In busy periods, it may well be worth reserving one a day ahead. If you don’t fancy two wheels then pick a day sightseeing tour for the following day from one of the myriad agents. You’ll see numerous slightly varying organised tours at similar prices so have a peek at our day tour review for ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 900 words.)

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Based in Chiang Mai, Mark Ord has been travelling Southeast Asia for over two decades and first crossed paths with Travelfish on Ko Lipe in the early 1990s.

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One-day Pai by scooter itinerary
One-day Pai by scooter itinerary

When time is tight ...

Trekking
Trekking

Get out and about

Hot springs
Hot springs

Good in cold season

Thai cooking lessons
Thai cooking lessons

Lots to choose from

Tubing and rafting
Tubing and rafting

A good way to relax

Markets
Markets

Go for a browse

Nam Hoo and Santichong villages
Nam Hoo and Santichong villages

Slow days, easy wanders

Day tours
Day tours

Can be excellent value

Pai Canyon
Pai Canyon

Worth a stroll, but watch your step