Eat Healthy & Live Well, Pong Huai Lan, Chiang Mai (2D1N)

Chiang Mai, Thailand
2 Days 1 Night
English, Thai

About the trip
History & Culture Local Wisdom Hands-on Workshop
Pong – Huai Lan, Chiang Mai, is a Lanna village nestling in the hills and surrounded by rice fields in a varying shade of either green or gold. Live like a local, experience healthy Northern food and visit Huai Lan Reservoir, King Rama IX’s initiative for solving water scarcity.
  • Try Northern Thai delicacies
  • Cycling through Pong-Huai Lan Village, surrounded by lush green rice field
  • Local handicrafts that ANYONE can make! Taught by local craft-masters
  • Do a handmade cotton tote bag in your style
  • Educate a philosophy of sufficiency economy of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • Visit Pa Tueng Temple
Day One

9.00 a.m. Meet at our meeting point: Airport / the bus station / hotels in town and get on a VIP van.

10.00 a.m. Arrive at Pong-Huai Lan and visit Community Forest Preservation Unit. Learn the great success of King Rama IX in solving dry land problem.

11.00 a.m. Visit Freshwater Fisheries Research and Development Center to learn fish breeding and sex reversal in Nile tilapia. Here, locals can ask for fish to eat or to breed for profit. 

12.30 p.m. Back to the community, Pong-Huai Lan, a model village on sufficiency economy. Receive a warm welcome from locals. And enjoy local lunch. 

1.30 p.m. Learn the process of traditional weaving using handlooms and spinning wheels.

2.30 p.m. Try a local snack and a fresh herbal drink.

3.00 p.m. Leave your baggage at the homestay.

3.30 p.m. Visit a sufficiency economy based farm. Have a talk with Grandma Som who adopts Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy, growing enough to eat first and selling surplus later.

5.00 p.m. Ride a bike to Huai – Lan Reservoir to watch the sun set or stay at Pong – Huai Lan to help uncles and aunties cook dinner.

7.00 p.m. Enjoy delicious dishes with fresh fish from the reservoir.

8.00 p.m. Enjoy leisure time.

Day Two

6.30 a.m. Get up early and ride a bike to Pa Tueng Temple to make a merit and pay homage to the body of Luang Pu Lah Ta Tip, a monk revered by Northern people.

8.30 a.m. Have home-cooked breakfast at Homestay. Pack your bags and get ready to leave. 

9.30 a.m. Receive a handmade cotton tote bag and embroider it in your own style.  

10.30 a.m. Say goodbye to Pong-Huai Lan and travel back. 

11.30 a.m. Drop off at Chiang Mai International Airport / the bus station / hotels in town. 

Stay with Host Family
Private Room
Electricity 24/7
Body Hygiene Kit
Heated Water
Cell Signal
Parking on Premise
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary ( 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast )
  • Activities as listed in the itinerary
  • Homestay for 1 night
  • Transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • English guide
  • Local guide
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT7%
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