After a beautiful and epic weekend in El Nido I was leaving Hong Kong yet again for another trip.
This time I headed to Chiang Mai, Thailand. A former coworker and friend from Texas had been living in Chiang Mai and I was ready for some cheap Thai massages and to see some animals.
On one sunny day during my visit we had to take a break from the two hour massages and fresh coconuts and see some sights.
We had hired a driver for the day, Boon, (for a great price of 500 baht for the whole day) and he drove us wherever our hearts desired. One of the stops? A refreshing hike to the Mae Sa Waterfall.
The Mae Sa Waterfalls are a series of ten waterfall “levels.” We entered the park and skipped ahead to hike just the last 5 waterfalls.
It ended up being a lovely hike and since in late February it was already ~90F/32C outside, who could resist a swim in the cool water?
The water was so refreshing and the hike between each waterfall was fairly easy despite some slippery rocks and one questionable bridge area.
Or you can pick up something to eat from one of the vendors near the parking lot for the park (we picked up a couple of yummy grilled chickens and sausages).
Although I admit, having just returned from El Nido, I was a bit spoiled as far as natural wonders go, but the Mae Sa Waterfalls were a great spot to visit just outside of Chiang Mai.