Upon your arrival at the Lisu Lodge (9 am.) you will be welcomed with a refreshing traditional drink. Then, following a cycling tour around the village (13 kilometers or 8 miles). Enroute stop at a tea plantation - Stop off to relax and enjoy a beautiful landscape at our tea plantation where you will be led by an experienced guide who will introduce you to the process of growing and harvesting tea as well as vegetation propagation to produce tea seedlings at the nursery, whilst teaching you how to pluck tea leaves and enjoy a cup of fresh-roasted tea.
Continue cycling to a rafting station. After a healthy picnic lunch on the bank of the river, you will go on an exciting ride, about 45 minutes of white water rafting that takes you a Thai country village.
(Remark: During the summer, which usually starts in April and lasts a few months, we will switch from inflatable raft to bamboo raft.)
From there you return to Lisu Lodge by local truck. On the way back we stop at the traditional Akha village for a chat with the shaman (spirit doctor).
Upon returning to Lisu Lodge, enjoy your visit to:
Rice paddies - Walk with our guide through rice paddies where we work together with the villagers to grow rice without the use of pesticide and insecticide. Besides strolling through the green or the golden carpet of the paddy fields, depending on the season, you will learn and participate in the various stages of rice cultivation in northern Thai style.
Himmapaan nursery - Learn about the flora of northern Thailand and how we restore the forest ecosystem at a tree nursery of the Himmapaan Foundation whose goal is to support and implement environmental and social projects by working with local communities in areas affected by tourism.
Vegetable garden - Visit the vegetable garden where we produce organic fertilizer from leftover organic waste and grow a variety of vegetables and fruits that are used in several dishes served at Lisu Lodge.
Enjoy Thai dinner and watch Lisu traditional dance show