Once as a Hill Tribe-Tai Yai, Mae Hong Son (3D2N)

Tai Yai,Mae Hong Son,Thailand
‘Once as a Hill Tribe’ will bring you to journey through the hill tribe route in Mae Hong Son province. Grab the once-in-a-lifetime experience to blend in yourself as one of the well-known indigenous group named ‘Tai Yai’ in two villages ‘Ban Tor Pae’ and ‘Ban Mae Lana’. From wisdom to daily life, you will get your hand on various activities and try many local cuisines just like the way that Tai Yai people do!
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Inclusion
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (Breakfast 2 / Lunch 3 / Dinner 2)
  • Transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodations as listed in the itinerary
  • Activities as listed in the itinerary
  • Tour guide
  • Local guide
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT 7%
Highlight
  • Visit Washiratarn Falls and The Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon
  • Visit the beautiful Wat Tor Pae and its various antique treasure
  • Leisurely experience Tai Yai culture
  • Enjoy Tai Yai dinner and Ging Galah Dance
  • Visit Thai-Japan Friendship Memorial Hall Khunyuam
  • Visit Wat Phrathat Doi Kongmu
  • Learn various Tai Yai local wisdom and participate in local activities
  • This is a join tour minimum 4 persons for this tour, it may not run if there are not enough people registered
USD per guest
Meet at Chiang Mai Airport. Prepare to travel up the hills and enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience as hill people. Travel to the tranquil community amidst the mountains and lush forest surrounding the Tai Yai village, a community which preserves its unique ethnic identity for generations. On the way, visit Washiratarn Falls and The Royal Agricultural Station Inthanon, Chiang Mai Province. Lunch.
Travel to Ban Tor Pae, Mae Hong Son Province. Arrive at Ban Tor Pae. Visit the beautiful Wat Tor Pae and its various antique treasure, such as the carved cabinet, Buddha statue, and the priced 150-year-old velvet curtain, given to the temple by the Myanmarese, embroidered with hundreds of pearls, beads and rubies. Leisurely experience Tai Yai culture. See the traditional Tai Yai clothes the villagers wear on every Buddhist holy day or special ceremonies.
Enjoy Tai Yai dinner and Ging Galah Dance (bird dance), where the dancers dressed as half-human half-bird creatures, like the Kinnaras and Kinnaris of the Himavanta forest. Free time.
Breakfast at the homestay. Learn to weave Gub Tai, the traditional Tai Yai woven hat. Learn to make Pan Soi, the art of engraving and perforating metal plates. Lunch.
Visit Thai-Japan Friendship Memorial Hall Khumyuam. Visit Wat Phrathat Doi Kongmu and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mae Hong Son.
Back to the homestay. Dinner. Free time.
Breakfast at the homestay before traveling to Ban Mae Lana, Pang Mapha District. Arrive at Ban Mae Lana. Learning various Tai Yai local wisdom and participate in local activities. ‘Eed’ sesame oil: extract oil from sesame seeds, a Tai Yai wisdom that has been passed on for generations. Tai Yai people use sesame oil for a spa-like relaxation massage and use leftover sesame meal as a cooking ingredient. ‘Heep Aoi’: a local instrument used to extract juice from sugar cane, resulting in natural sugar commonly used in local desserts such as Kanom Wong, Kanom Tad, Kanom Ah Lawah and Khao Moon Hor.
Lunch with local dishes. Travel to Chiang Mai city centre and shop for souvenirs. Travel to Chiang Mai Airport. Journey safely home.

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Tourism Authority of Thailand has created a campaign "Once as a Tourist" for promoting 23 travel routes, included 42 communities, in 15 provinces. By expecting to push up community-based Tourism in Thailand.

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