An amazing place for a romantic honeymoon or adventurous holiday in Thailand

T&C's and Useful Information

Kanlaya’s weather is typical of Thailand’s mountainous North West. The climate up here is sub-tropical, the terrain is mountainous, and the vegetation is deciduous rain forest. At an altitude of 2,500 feet, with peaks around rising to over 6,000 feet, we never experience the overwhelming heat and humidity of the coast and the lowlands.

Getting to Kanlaya's

Getting here is part of the adventure. Our location is remote, but we have good transport links that take you through beautiful scenery with the opportunity for stops en route, see Activities Guide.

  • By Air – Bangkok Air have resumed flights from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Mae Hong Son with three weekly returns, journey time 3 hours. Saves a day and cheaper than flying to Chiang Mai and driving. Or drive one way, fly the other. Spend more time in the heart of the Mae Hong Son Wilderness area. We can do transfers to MHS and Chiang Mai on request
  • By Road – Google Maps will get you here  – see our ‘Useful Links – Getting to Kanlaya’s’ guide for directions by road from Chiang Mai, Pai and Mae Hong Son
  • By Minibus
    Budget hourly air-con minibuses run the whole Chiang Mai/Pai/Soppong/Mae Hong Son route.
    AYA will do hotel pick up in Chiang Mai, but only goes as far as Pai. PREMACHA is the public service, hourly from Central Bus Station in Chiang Mai, stops in Pai, Soppong/Pangmapha (our nearest town 10 Kms) and Mae Hong Son. Must pre-book and pay. We can meet you at Pai (55Kms) or Soppong/Pangmapha (10Kms)
    Journey times and costs by minibus in ‘Useful Links – Getting to Kanlaya’s’ 

Health Matters

Always ask your doctor, but keep in mind the two biggest health risks by far in Thailand are carnage on the roads – the world’s second highest road mortality rates, and sunburn.

Where next?

Many of our visitors combine time in the cooler, remote, subtropical, tribal, mountainous north with Thailand’s hot tropical southern coastal resorts or another exotic location in South East Asia.

When to come

Kanlaya’s is open throughout the year. Mountainous North-West Thailand has three distinct seasons.                                                               

  •  The Winter, from October to February, is considered peak season. Low rainfall, warm to hot days, cool to chilly nights with overnight star studded skies, mist and dew. Highly recommended.
  • The Hot Season is March and April, can be very hot, dry and subject to significant air pollution from farm burning, with poor visibility. Not recommended, but we have good aircon and a river to swim in.
  • The Green or Rainy Season gathers strength from May to peak in July and August, very much underrated. Dramatic tropical storms are usually brief and drop the mercury into mid 20’s, the sun comes out, the jungle sparkles and Nature excels. Low visitor numbers, exciting river levels, a great time to relax. Ask for our Green Season deals if you plan to stay a while.

Useful Links

Download/View : About Kanlaya’s

Download/View : Getting to Kanlaya’s

Download/View : Kanlaya’s Map 

Download/View : Terms, Conditions & Useful Info

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