◉ We require at least 14 days to arrange everything with the local communities. ◉ The local communities also need time to prepare all the activities and buy necessary materials and ingredients as well as arrange the schedule of the people in the community.
Don a traditional dress and immerse yourself in the Akha way of life

Explore Sustainable Travel Packages in Thailand

Welcome to the Hloyo Community of Chiang Rai, a hidden gem nestled in the embrace of lush mountains, where the vibrant Akha tribe flourishes with their centuries-old traditions. Here, amidst the tranquil beauty of nature, you have the opportunity to embark on a remarkable journey, immersing yourself in the Akha people’s way of life on a sustainable eco-school trip.

Explore The Akha Way Of Life

As you step through the intricately designed Spirit Gates, you enter a realm that feels untouched by time. The Akha tribe holds their religious values close, deeply rooted in their ancestral heritage and the sacred cycles of nature. It is within this enchanting setting that you can discover the essence of their culture firsthand.

Unlike crowded tourist destinations, the Hloyo community limits tour groups to maintain the authenticity and intimacy of the experience. You’ll have the privilege of being welcomed into the heart of a local family’s home, where warm smiles and genuine hospitality await. In the company of the Akha people, you’ll have the chance to hear their melodious languages and gain insights into their age-old traditions.

One of the highlights of this journey is the opportunity to learn the art of traditional weaving and textiles. Guided by skilled artisans of the Hloyo community, you’ll unravel the secrets behind the intricate patterns and vivid colors that adorn their vibrant fabrics. Embrace your creative spirit as you try your hand at making Akha crafts and even have the opportunity to don traditional clothing, connecting with the essence of their ancestral wisdom.

Don a traditional dress and immerse yourself in the Akha way of life


Food lovers will delight in the exquisite flavors of Akha-style meals, lovingly prepared over a crackling wood fire. Every bite becomes a sensory celebration of their culinary heritage as you savor the unique blend of aromatic spices and fresh ingredients. It’s a feast for both the palate and the soul.

Venture beyond the confines of the village and wander to the legendary Akha swing, a gathering place where you can engage in heartfelt conversations with the locals. Though English may not be their first language, their enthusiasm and warmth transcend any barriers, creating a beautiful bridge between cultures.

As the day draws to a close, prepare to be captivated by the mesmerizing panoramic views at Doi Chang Mub and Km. 12 Viewpoint. With every gaze, you’ll witness the breathtaking vistas of rolling hills and lush valleys, a testament to the untouched beauty of the Akha tribe’s ancestral land.

Immersing yourself in the Akha tribe’s way of life is an opportunity to forge a deep connection with a culture that has stood the test of time. It’s a chance to gain a profound understanding of their traditions, foster cultural appreciation, and nurture a sense of global citizenship.

Local Alike: Creating Lasting Impacts

It’s not just about the experience itself but also the impact we leave behind. This is where Local Alike steps in, offering sustainable travel packages in Thailand beyond mere sightseeing. By choosing to travel with Local Alike, you become an active participant in preserving the Akha tribe’s heritage and sustainably supporting the Hloyo community in Chiang Rai.

Local Alike is not your average tour operator. Our business ethic is rooted in responsible travel, aiming to create positive change for both travelers and local communities. We aim to ensure that tourism benefits everyone involved, fostering a mutual understanding and respect between visitors and the Akha tribe.

Unforgettable Lessons In Sustainability

One of our most exciting offerings is our sustainable travel packages for eco-school trips in Thailand – a unique blend of adventure, learning, and sustainable practices. This immersive experience takes students into the world of environmental conservation and sustainable development, allowing them to explore the interconnectedness between their actions and achieving sustainable development goals.

Through a range of carefully curated activities, workshops, and hands-on experiences, students delve into the core principles of sustainability. They witness firsthand the impact their choices can have on the environment and local communities. By engaging in meaningful interactions with the Akha tribe of the Hloyo community and their way of life, students develop a deep appreciation for cultural diversity and environmental stewardship, creating lifelong ambassadors for responsible travel.

Be captivated by the Hloyo community's beautiful homesteads


What sets us apart is our commitment to end-to-end sustainability. From the moment you embark on your journey until the moment you bid farewell, every aspect of our tours is designed to minimize environmental impact and maximize the positive social and economic outcomes for the Akha tribe and any other tour you choose with us.

But the impact of eco-school trips extends beyond the students themselves. The advantages of choosing Local Alike’s eco-school trips for students, schools contribute directly to the betterment of the Hloyo community. The revenue generated from these trips supports local initiatives, such as education, healthcare, and infrastructure development, thereby empowering the Akha tribe to thrive while preserving their unique cultural heritage.

At Local Alike, we believe in the transformative power of education and experiential learning. Together, let’s inspire the next generation to become true guardians of the environment and advocates for sustainable development.

So pack your curiosity and embark on this extraordinary journey with Local Alike. Consult us today to explore incredible, sustainable tour packages that highlight authentic local life in Thailand.

Ammi Ratanataya

Ammi Ratanataya

Ammi is an adventurous traveler who loves to travel and explore with a passion for discovering new flavors and unique experiences. She has been to over 32 countries and more than 100 cities and she has called various cities around the world home. Through her journeys, Ammi aims to inspire others to approach travel with the same mindfulness and eco-consciousness. She seeks to foster a deep appreciation for the importance of preserving our planet for future generations.

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