COVID-19 Update

We're Reopening

We will reopen for all guests, bookings and walk-ins, on the 13/10/2020.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we ask our guests to follow a few health safety guidelines that are required by the authorities.

  1. We will need to scan your temperature when you arrive. If someone in your family has a fever, we are unable to allow entry to the premises. (Payments made in advanced will be refunded in full).
  2. We will need to scan your temperature every time you enter the restaurant.
  3. A maximum of 2 people can sit at one table, unless you are a group or family.
  4. Hand sanitizer will be provided along with hand washing stations.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

We are very happy to be opening again after being closed for six months. Our area is beautiful at this time of the year, the forest is lush and most of our amazing caving, trekking and kayaking trips are running. We hope to see you soon!

Contact Us

Contact Us

Please send all enquires for booking rooms/bungalows and information to

Inside Thailand feel free to call us (8am-8pm) on 0829985345. From outside Thailand call inter-code +66829985345 (please try to call us on Thai time 8am-8pm).  

Soppong River Inn is a few hundred metres west (towards Mae Hong Son) from Soppong (Pang Mapha) market, bus station, Petrol station and 7/11. We enjoy one of the best (coolest) climates and cleanest environments in Thailand.

To reach us

Take a minibus 4 hours from Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Station to Mae Hong Son via Pai and Soppong/Pang Mapha, GET OFF IN SOPPONG (Pang Mapha). It is a short walk (5 minutes towards Mae Hong Son...west) along the main road to Soppong River Inn. You can book minibus tickets online at For self-drive cars allow around 4-5 hours (with a few short stops) and small bikes up to 6 hours from Chiang Mai. You can also catch a bus from Mae Hong Son to Pang Mapha, less than 2 hours or from Pai to Pang Mapha, 1 hour. There are flights to MHS and Pai, and you can rent cheap bikes in Pai, then it is just an hour's ride over the mountain on a good sealed road...check google maps.

Guests who access us by rented motorbike should take care on the mountain roads, especially in the wet season when it can be slippery in places. Cars or pickup trucks can be hired from companies like North Wheels, Budget, Journey etc. in Chiang Mai. Several guests have arrived by bicycle - some guests have ridden from Europe! There are many excellent 'off road' routes near us, see for all the best motorcycling info. You can buy a copy GT-Riders excellent Mae Hong Son Loop Map in Chiang Mai or Pai. One guy came from Pai on roller skates! (not recommended) During the dry season there is a 100km dirt road near the border, over 1600m high, north from Soppong to Pai: very serious off-road bikes only, fill up your tank and don't go alone!

If you are a group and want to hire one or more mini-vans with drivers then Mr Meechai in Chaing Mai has modern well-maintained vans with excellent drivers at very competitive rates. Phone 0819619547. He speaks Thai and English.

You can also find us on Google Maps. Just follow our signs from the 1095 highway in Soppong/Pang Mapha.