How long does it take to get here from Soppong? Is it reacheable by car? Or trekking (doable with 2-year-old?)?
15-20 minutes by car from Soppong. Asphalt road duable with any car. Restaurants and coffee shops. Easy peasy.
I would like to enquire about availability booking accommodation in Ban Jabo between dates 26Dec to 28Dec
Hello, I don't think there is a guest house there, But Mae Lanna is 3 Km further and Mae Lanna Guest House is nice. Ampha is a friend of ours, the food is good, the gardens are large. You need transport to get to Jabo unless you are young and very fit, as it is a long climb back up to Jabo.
Hi all! I haven't used this feature before....but I'm hoping someone will respond. My girlfriend and I are flying into Mae Hong Son (south of Ban Jabo) on April 9, and were looking to stay in Ban Jabo, potentially in a homestay. Can you help me with the following: 1) How easy is it to travel from Mae Hong Son to Ban Jabo? Is there a regular bus that goes both directions? (once a day, three times a day maybe?). 2) How should I go about finding a homestay in Ban Jabo? Is there any way to plan ahead or do we just show up in the village and look for signs? Thank you to anyone that can help me!
Hi Andy, in the beginning we stayed one night in Ban Mae Lana, in the valley, in "Mae Lana Garden Home". The nice owner there speaks English, and she can organize a pick up at the crossing of the main road between Pang Mapha and Mae Hong Son with the road up Ban Jabo / Ban Mae Lana. Like this, we got to Ban Jabo, just hiking in the area and seeing several small guest houses in both Ban Mae Lana and Ban Jabo. But in Ban Jabo, it's surely more complicated because hardly anybody speaks English. In the end, a trekking guide helped us booking our place. It was called "Rimkiree", you can call them under 089-5556162 or find them in facebook (they say) under "sleepherejabo". This is NOT a homestay though, see my description above. More a "dorm" with a fantastic view ;) But several other houses apparently run a homestay and have put their telephone number on a sign. It's a bit "rocky" to get to Jabo, but I find it was more than worth it. Enjoy the wonderful area! (btw. in the Café in Ban Jabo, some folks speak English and can help out with transport back to e.g. Pang Mapha)