Day 1 (2:00 – 8:30 pm.)
Love at the First Sight
Arrive at the Mae Kampong Village. Get to know your host, unpack your backpack and enjoy your leisure time at your leisure time.
Try and Taste
Explore the village on foot. Visit coffee and tea plantation nestled amongst placid valleys and lush green forests, owned by the locals. Coffee and tea are organically and shad grown (chemical free) here. Then take a little trek into the community forest to see a spring of the village’s stream. Get to know the natural water supply system of the village which provides year-round water to the villagers.
Bird’s Eye View Café
Drop by a coffee shop named “Chom Nok Chom Mai”, one of the most popular coffee shops in Chiang Mai province. From the location, you can see magnificent panoramic view of the whole village.
(Water)fall in Love
Take a little hike up to Mae Kampong Waterfall. Feel the natural beauty of cool flowing water and natural water sound. Take a deep breath for the fresh air, in and out, and relax.
“Miang” – Chew the Sweet and Sour
Visit a villager’s house and try “Miang”, fermented tea leaves as a local snack of the northern Thais. Participate in a handicraft workshop “Tea Leaf Pillows”. Create your own memorable souvenir by stuffing dry tea leaves into a small pillow and finishing it with some little decorative items.
Glad to Have You Here with Us
Take part in the “Bai Sri Soo Kwan”, a welcoming ceremony in the traditional Lanna (Northern-Thai) style. Before attending the event, according to the tradition, you should take a shower first (need to make your body clean). The leader of the ceremony who had been in the monkhood for many years will give a welcoming speech and blessings to you with Lanna poetic expressions.