Lisu Lodge offers hill tribe holidays that include cultural and adventure experiences in the Chiang Mai Province. Named after the Lisu hill tribe village that is found near the lodge, the lodge is also part of a community-based project that aims to conserve the natural heritage of the hill tribes in Chiang Mai.
In this trip, see how nature and people beautifully co-exist as one. Cycle through the scenic countryside, visit a tea plantation, go white-water rafting, and experience the Akha hill tribe culture.
White water rafting
A local truck from Thai country village to Lisu Lodge
Cycling through beautiful natural landscapes
Visiting a tea plantation and learning about the cultivation processes
Learning about Akha culture with a spirit doctor
Visit local rice paddies, a Himmapaan nursery, and vegetable gardens
From Lisu Lodge, we start the tour at 9 am. by cycling through the scenic countryside (13 kilometers or 8 miles distant).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 to a Thai country village.
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.
Contributions from your stay will be used on community projects that will improve the local hill tribe people’s living conditions.