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Overview

Get a true taste of Thai culture with a unique homestay experience. Travel into the hills near Chiang Mai and be welcomed by the residents of Mae Kampong village. Explore the village, chat with the friendly hosts and sleep in a typical family home.

Trip Highlights

Mae Kampong Homestay

Experience typical village life

Live like a local, helping to prepare a traditional dinner and sleeping in a family home.

Explore the Thai countryside

Travel to remote Mae Kampong village and trek through the surrounding forests and fields, far off the tourist trail.

Connect with the local community

Spend time with Mae Kampong’s residents, sharing stories and learning about their background and daily life.

Itinerary

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Chiang Mai - Mae Kampong

Chiang Mai – Mae Kampong (50.3 km): 1.30 hr

Depart for Mae Kampong Village (1.30 hr), driving through the picturesque countryside of Chiang Mai. The village is nestled 1,300m above sea level and has a cool climate all year long. En route, a stop is made at a local market to select ingredients for today’s dinner.

Continue to Mae Kampong and be met by villagers upon arrival. Then take a stroll through the community forest, passing tea and coffee fields to a refreshing waterfall. Return to the village for a simple lunch prepared by the village hosts and relax with a traditional Thai massage. As the evening approaches, join the host family in preparing food during unique cultural exchange over dinner.

Overnight in Mae Kampong.

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Mae Kampong - Chiang Mai

Mae Kampong – Chiang Mai (50.3 km): 1.04 hr

[PB020085] A hot breakfast will be served with your hosts, while the morning mist is being swept away from the valley by the cool mountain wind. Take a walk around the village to see the processing of fermented tea leaves and some products which are handmade in the village. After a last cup of local coffee, head back towards Chiang Mai, stopping on the way at San Kamphaeng hotsprings, a popular recreation area for the local Thai people. The water has a temperature in excess of 100ºC and attempts have even been made to harness this energy.

Important Information

Our Services include:

  • Homestay accommodation with local breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English speaking local guide (for other languages supplements applied).
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
  • Tips for driver
  • Drinking water and cold towel

Our Services do not include:

  • International and domestic flights (quoted separately).
  • Meals other than mentioned above.
  • Camera/video entrance fees.
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc).
  • Travel insurance
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.

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