Mae Yen Waterfalls
Mae Yen Waterfalls
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Jordan S
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed the hike from Pai up until a point. The hike is really beautiful and the path was fairly easy to follow until about an hour and a half in and then we struggled. It looks like rain has done damage to the vegetation and the path was not clearly marked and covered by huge trees and bushes. We tried to follow the river to get to the waterfall but it wasn’t easy and not much fun so we turned back. 12km of hiking but no waterfall…
Written 29 April 2022
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Sarah C
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Favourite day in Pai- Me and my partner absolutely loved the hike to Mae Yen waterfall. It is relatively flat as mentioned in other reviews but does have a steep incline near to the end for ten/fifteen mins.

We are relatively fit and have hiked before and it took us 2 hours each way- the path, once you find the starting point, is relatively easy to follow, crossing the river many times!

(I am unaware if there are other routes) We started from Wonderland camping site- this for some reason does not come up on google maps app but does come up when you search google maps online and hired a moped to get there from Pai town. From here we crossed the stream, went across a field and through banana plantation and across the stream again to then follow the river most of the way, crossing it many times until you reach the marked sign.
(When you get to the sign that says 1 hour steep bypass to the waterfall do not let it put you off, it took us about 30 mins from this point.)

The jungle is beautiful and the waterfall at the end is just as lovely- it was not deep enough to swim but a quick dip to cool off and admire the surroundings was rewarding after the hike.
I would recommend to wear lightweight trainers that you don’t mind getting wet or suitable walking shoes that you can cross the stream in- personally I would not opt for flip flops!

Highly recommend this hike it was a highlight of our trip to Thailand
Written 17 February 2020
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Sav Diokmetzidis
Athens, Greece51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
One of the waterfalls we went to the country and really worth it,the place is proper jungle and in February it had sufficient water flow to "identify " it like Waterfall!.Go for a picnic or just to mediate a bit or just to chill!..
Written 13 February 2020
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jrapeter
Bude, UK846 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We took about 2 1/2 hours there and about 2 hours back. We had a little difficulty finding the “start point” on google maps but there are two options and we found one to start and the second on return. It’s a beautiful forest walk.

You have to cross mainly ankle deep river about 20 times each way so be prepared for wet feet. There are times when you wonder briefly if you’ve missed a path or a river crossing but you soon pick it up. There are a few narrow bits and plenty of fallen trees to climb over.

When you get to the sign saying 1 hour steep diversion because the other route is unsafe please note - it is steep for a short while but it is only 20 minutes to the waterfall and there is a beautiful cascading waterfall that you can swim in at the end. It’s blinking cold mind you!

It’s about a total of a 10km each way hike.
Written 7 February 2020
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Molly T
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Whilst a daunted traveller may initially believe that buying a trek tour is the best option when planning a hike, the trail to the Mae Yen Waterfalls needs no guide. Despite being relatively inexperienced backpackers, my friend and I decided to brave the trek on our own - one of the best choices we’ve made thus far! The trail is very easy to follow and idyllic the entire way to the falls (although it requires a lot of jumping over rocks across the stream as you go!). It is also (for the most part) an easy walk - the undulating terrain and constant stream-crossings make it taxing and interesting but it is not perilous in any way! It took us 3 hours to get to the Mae Yen Waterfalls (with the last 30 mins involving an extremely steep incline) and 2hrs 30 on the way back. The waterfall itself was lovely, refreshing and not too busy and the sheltered forest keeps you cool the majority of the way. We left at 10am and had returned to the entrance to the hiking trail by 4:30pm, spending the hotter part of the day by the waterfall. A lovely day out and a great hike which needs no guide!
Written 25 January 2020
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paul_pru_skittles
Singapore, Singapore393 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
plenty of places to relax and swim, but will be crowded in high season. worth a visit if you like waterfalls
Written 5 November 2019
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Rachel W
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This waterfall is beautiful and lots of fun to swim in. We didn't see this mentioned elsewhere - but for tourists it is 100 baht to enter.
Written 2 November 2019
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Niels K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
We did the hike to the mae yen waterfall with 6 persons. The hike is great, not hard for us but for some definately challenging. One of us did it completly on flip flops but I would definatly recommend to wear quick drying shoes. We did not saw snakes unfortunate but we did see some lizards, bugs and frogs. There is one steep part but it is only 10 min and very doable.
Written 6 September 2019
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Epic-Traveller
Rushden, UK4,498 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Unfortunately, they wanted to charge 300 baht entrance fee which I wasn't prepared to pay. Its not that it's practically nothing, it's more along the lines of my principals.
Written 17 August 2019
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katjalina2018
Linz, Austria20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Couples
First of all, we are very happy and proud that we made it to the waterfall (and even took a bath in it by climbing up on the right side of the waterfall)!!! We still look back on this day as a very unique and impressive experience...

...but: This hike is not so easy and definitely not for everyone! There are many many river crossings (your shoes will get wet for sure), the road was partly very steep and not so easy going, and also very hard to find (on the way to the waterfall we made a little detour :-/).

And then, when we thought that we are almost there - after about 3 hours- , there was a sign saying "DANGER - 1 hour steep bypass" :-0.. that was a moment when we thought about giving up...but luckily we didn't!

Alltogether it took as around 4 hours to get there and around 3 hours to go back (to Pai Country Hut Hotel)...it's a long day, so make sure u bring enough water and food and leave early enough so that you won't get in the dark.

The way itself is very beautiful (you feel a little bit like in the jungle) and the waterfall is also really nice, so it was definitely worth it! :)
Written 13 August 2019
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