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Sustainable Living Experience

Full DayTour

Overview

Explore various sustainable-living initiatives practised in the local village of Ban Pong Huai Lan. Just an hour away from Chiang Mai town, meet the locals and learn all about sustainable farming methods, indulge in delicacies and get hands-on in making traditional handicrafts.


Itinerary

MEALS [ L ]

Sustainable Living Experience
- Full Day
You will be picked up at 08:30. Drive out of Chiang Mai town for almost an hour to Ban Pong Huai Lan, a local village as part of the Royal Initiative Project, where local people live their life in a sustainable way. Enjoy various local activities for a day while interacting with locals.

Upon arrival, receive a warm welcome from locals and fresh herbal drink, followed by an introduction to the community through stories about the royal initiatives project which established the forest preservation unit and built Huai Lan Reservoir. Learn more about the King Bhumibol’s initiatives ideas on how the land and area should be properly managed for sufficient livelihood. Visit the Fishery Department and learn how the fishing farm has become a significant food resource of local community. Continue to Huai Lan Reservoir, where a full tank of spirit is preserved. Explore the beauty of the reservoir and enjoy its natural panoramic view overlooking the reservoir.

At midday, it’s time to sit down with locals to enjoy simple local dishes cooked by villagers.

After lunch, take a visit to Grandma Som’s Farm, a sustainable-living farm based on the inspiration of the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy – growing enough to eat first and selling off surplus.

Then, get hands on and experience traditional handloom weaving, thread-spinning and all the weaving processes from the professional women group of the village. These women help preserve the traditional handicraft and local wisdom. Watch and learn from the locals on how to make wicker/weaving crafts, and try to create a cute tiny rice box mobile as a memorable souvenir to take home.

Before
saying goodbye to the community, take an afternoon break and try a delicious local dessert, “Kanom-Khee-Maeo”, literally translated to “cat poop dessert”. Rest assured the dessert is deliciously cooked with rice flour and coconut, served with a fresh herbal juice. Learn the simple recipe and try to make them back home for family and friends.

Return back to your hotel in Chiang Mai by 17:00. (L)

Important Information


Our services include:
– Tours and transfers as mentioned by private Air
-Conditioned vehicle
– English speaking guide and local guide in the community
– Entrance fees for mentioned visits
– Local lunch
– Tips for driver
– Drinking water
Our services do not include:
– Other services than mentioned
– International and domestic flights
– Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
– Tips for guide, travel insurance

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