Located some 165 km south of Mae Sot and only reachable by a single road winding through forests, hills and valleys, Umphang is the largest and perhaps least accessible district in Thailand. Once a notorious trouble spot, Umphang is now recognised for it’s rugged wilderness home to Thailand’s largest waterfall, Thi Lo Su. People living in this area are mainly Karen hill tribe people who still live a rather traditional lifestyle. As Umphang still remains relatively wild, it offers the ideal destination for adventure travellers interested in untouched nature and culture.
- Trek through Thailand’s largest evergreen forest home to a vast array of wildlife and natural attractions you won’t find in other parts of the country.
- River rafting along the peaceful Mae Klong river is nothing less than spectacular with beautiful scenery, waterfalls, dramatic cliff faces and caves going deep into the limestone mountains. Most treks or rafting trips descend on the Mae Khlong river passing through the wildlife sanctuary.
To get to Umphang, first it’s necessary to arrive in Mae Sot. From Chiang Mai, Mae Sot is a 5 hour drive via Tak along Asia Highway One. The Green Bus company operates two buses per day. From Mae Sot, there are public songtaews which drive the winding, mountain road to Umphang. If you book an Umphang tour, transport from Mae Sot is often included. Alternatively, we can organize a private transfer by comfortable minivan with driver, contact us for a quote.