Mae Kampong Experience
Your guide will meet you at the hotel for your full day Mae Kampong experience. It’s a beautiful drive to Mae Orn. We will stop at the San Kampaeng market to buy the ingredients for our lunch and fruit of the season. We will continue to Mae Kampong. The village is located at around 1300 metres altitude so temperatures are pleasant year round. A sparkling stream runs through the village.
Upon arrival in Mae Kampong we will be met by some of the villagers and our local community guide. You will learn about the history of this remarkable village and make a beautiful and very easy trek around the village. Most villagers are engaged in growing bai miang, a kind of plant that can be processed into tea. Apart from bai miang, they also grow coffee and aromatic mushrooms. You will pass tea plantations and coffee trees. We will rest at the location of two of the biggest and oldest trees in the area.
Some villagers are making handicrafts such as decorated pillows filled with tealeaves, rattan baskets and bamboo furniture. You will spend time meeting some of the villagers and learn about the local life in this beautiful village.
Our program is flexible and will be adjusted according to your wishes. Lunch will be in a homestay in the village. A traditional massage is available.
After lunch we will visit the local temple and school. On the way back to Chiang Mai we will pass the Tee Tok Royal Development Project. This project has been initiated by his Majesty the King of Thailand. Your guide will explain about the Royal Project. Last stop today will be the Sankamphaeng Hot Springs. Late in the afternoon we will return to Chiang Mai. We hope you have enjoyed your Mae Kampong Experience.