Eat Healthy & Live Well, Pong Huai Lan, Chiang Mai (2D1N)

Pong – Huai Lan,Chiang Mai,Thailand

With the cooperation of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), memorable trips of the King’s Wisdom for Sustainable Tourism Project were presented. Pong – Huai Lan, Chiang Mai, is a Lanna village nestling in the hills and surrounded by rice fields in a varying shade of either green or gold. Live like a local, experience healthy Northern food and visit Huai Lan Reservoir, King Rama IX’s initiative for solving water scarcity.

Stay with Host Family
Private Room
Electricity 24/7
Body Hygiene Kit
Heated Water
Cell Signal
Parking on Premise
  • 2 day 1 night activities
  • 4 meals
  • Homestay for 1 night
  • VIP van (9 seats)
  • Transportation provided in the program
  • Travel insurance
  • VAT7%
What to expect
  • Try Northern Thai delicacies
  • Cycling through Pong-Huai Lan Village, surrounded by lush green ricefield
  • Local handicrafts that ANYONE can make! Taught by local craft-masters
USD per guest

9.00 a.m. Meet at our meeting point: Airport / the bus station / hotels in town and get on a VIP van. 10.30 a.m. Visit Community Forest Preservation Unit. Learn the great success of King Rama IX in solving dry land problem. 11.30 a.m. Arrive at Pong – Huai Lan, a model village on sufficiency economy. Receive a warm welcome from locals.

12.00 p.m. Have local lunch. 1.00 p.m. Learn the process of traditional weaving using handlooms and spinning wheels. 2.00 p.m. Receive a handmade cotton tote bag and embroider it in your own style. 2.30 p.m. Try a local snack and a fresh herbal drink. 3.00 p.m. Leave your baggage at the homestay. 4.00 p.m. Visit a sufficiency economy based farm. Have a talk with Grandma Som who adopts Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy, growing enough to eat first and selling surplus later.

5.00 p.m. Ride a bike to Huai – Lan Reservoir to watch the sun set or stay at Pong – Huai Lan to help uncles and aunties cook dinner. 7.00 p.m. Enjoy delicious dishes with fresh fish from the reservoir. 8.00 p.m. Enjoy leisure time.

6.30 a.m. Get up early and ride a bike to Pa Tueng Temple to make a merit and pay homage to the body of Luang Pu Lah Ta Tip, a monk revered by Northern people. 8.30 a.m. Have home-cooked breakfast at Homestay. 9.30 a.m. Visit Freshwater Fisheries Research and Development Center to learn fish breeding and sex reversal in Nile tilapia. Here, locals can ask for fish to eat or to breed for profit. 10.30 a.m. Walk along a stream. Enjoy the beauty of nature on the way to Pha Namtip, a village’s sacred natural source of water.

12.00 p.m. Have lunch in the shade of large trees. 1.00 p.m. Pack your bags and get ready to leave. 2.00 p.m. Decorate a sticky rice container with colorful cotton and take it home as a souvenir. 3.00 p.m. Leave Pong – Huai Lan. 4.00 p.m. Drop off at Chiang Mai International Airport / the bus station / hotels in town.

Preserved Cultural Identity of Host Population

Since their cultural heritage and way-of-life are key tourism resources, communities must remain their traditional customs, thus enriching cultural diversity. Community-Based Tourism may result in pride among local host individuals, which leads to the sustainable preservation of their cultural identity.

Environmental Conservation

Arts, Cultures & Beliefs