Experience Authentic Hill Tribe Culture, Mae Salong, Chiang Rai (2D1N)

Doi Mae Salong,Chiang Rai,Thailand
The Mae Salong community is well-known for magnificent views, landscape and its people. The local hill tribe population in this community engages in growing crops and tea which is renowned as one of Thailand's best tea. Visitors will enjoy cool mountain breeze all year round while learning unique lifestyle of each hill tribe.

Note: These are suggested activities within the community. The guideline itinerary can be subject to change or switch due to weather, access, local events, guests’fitness and time management. Substitute indoor activities will be provided if the main outdoor activities cannot run properly.
Stay with Host Family
Private Bathroom
Cell Signal
  • Four total meals and beverages
  • Homestay accommodation with local host family (each room sleeps 5)
  • Accidental coverage insurance
  • Local community guide (English speaking)
What to expect
  • Live like a hill tribe by learning their culture and partaking in games
  • Horseback riding into tea plantations (Additional)
  • Appreciate the cherry blossoms during winter
  • Trek through the jungle and arrive at the waterfalls
  • Taste one of Thailand's best Oolong tea and learn the process from locals
  • Find some time to visit the Great Pagoda or Chinese Military Museum
  • Watch the live multi-tribe dance performance (Additional)
  • Learn more about the Kuomintang descendents
USD pp

(Optional) Pick up from Chiang Rai bus station, railway station or airport.Before we reach the Mae Salong Village, we may stop by the Black Temple of Chiang Rai (Baan Dum). It is a cultural park where you will see the arts of Northern Thailand.

Your hosts are taking you to lunch before arriving at Mae Salong Village. Join your new friends around the table for a delightful meal filled with chatter. This is the best time to get to know your hosts.We arrive at Mae Salong Village and gather in the community center to meet the village elders and leader. Savor the hot cup of Oolong tea the locals are offering as welcoming drink.Let your local guide take you around the village and nearby. Visit the Mae Salong School that acts as the youth center for children from surrounding tribes. Experience the hill tribe way of life. Engage with the local farmers and join children in their simple games.

Mae Salong boasts amazing weather all-year round, it is really the perfect place for outdoor dining. Anticipate a warm and comforting family-style dinner.After the long day, you will return to your bed feeling fulfilled. We wish you take this time to introspect and prepare for a great day tomorrow.

(Optional) Horseback riding: Wake up early morning to the rolling fogs that rushes onto the Mae Salong hills. We will ride to the tea plantation. Afterwards, we can play in the stream and shop at the Mae Salong market.

We visit a local restaurant called Akha Alor to try some Chinese-inspired Northern Thai food. Everytime we visit, we make sure we don't miss out!Say goodbye and exchange words with your host family, the community, and the new friends you have made at Mae Salong Village. Leave Mae Salong Village and return to the foothills of Mae Salong. Return to Chiang Rai city to your drop-off location.

Community Development Fund

Together with our local friends at Mae Salong, we ensure that every traveler's spending goes to support making Mae Salong safer, cleaner, and better for everyone.

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