Rice farming homestay eco-vacation - the way of the Karen Hilltribe in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Tigerland Rice Farm - eco-vacation in rice planting and harvesting, the Karen hill tribe way
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alvin Yong (Singapore)
+65-9833-9455 | email

Kitt Tiger (Thailand)
+66-956754995 | email
 
Rice Planting Season 2017
Trip 1: 12-17 Mar (Sun-Fri)
Trip 2: 28 May-2 Jun (Sun-Fri)
Trip 3: 11-16 Jun (Sun-Fri)
Trip 4: 25-30 Jun (Sun-Fri)
Trip 5: 9-14 Jul (Sun-Fri)
Trip 6: 23-28 Jul (Sun-Fri)
Singapore school holidays:
11-19 Mar 2017
27 May to 25 Jun 2017
 
Rice Harvesting Season 2017
Trip 1: 22-27 Oct (Sun-Fri)
Trip 2: 5-10 Nov (Sun-Fri)
Trip 3: 19-24 Nov (Sun-Fri)
Trip 4: 3-8 Dec (Sun-Fri)
Trip 5: 10-15 Dec (Sun-Fri)
Trip 6: 17-22 Dec (Sun-Fri)
Singapore school holidays:
2-10 Sep 2017
18 Nov to 30 Dec 2017
Eco-Experiences: Hilltribe & Cultural Tours
Full-Day: Doi Mae Salong & Mae Sai & Golden Triangle
Full-Day: Long-Necked Karen & Mae Sai & Golden Triangle
Full-Day: Elephant Ride & Long-Necked Karen
Half-Day: Hilltribe Village Tour
Half-Day: Chiang Rai Look-See

One-Day: Doi Mae Salong & Mae Sai & Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Opium Museum

Opium Museum

Chiang Saen

Chiang Saen

Itinerary:

We shall travel to Mae Chan 40km away, and uphill to visit Yao and Akha Hilltribe Villages. Continue up Doi Mae Salong to Santi Kiri KMT Yunan Chinese Refugee settlement, with its tea and coffee plantations and also a co-op store where homemade wines, medical herbs and other locally grown products are sold. The villagers are ethnic Chinese, descendents of KMT Nationalist Chinese army regiment that took refuge in Thailand almost 50 years ago when the Communist Forces won the civil war in mainland China. Doi Mae Salong enjoys a cool and refreshing climate all year round.

From here, we shall visit the Akha hilltribe at Lor Cha Village. Lunch is served at a local restaurant.

After lunch, we continue the drive to Mae Sai, the Thai-Burma trading border, to explore a local market that is famous for products from Southern China, Burma and Laos. We then proceed to the Golden Triangle where the tri-borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. Here, we enjoy an educational visit to the Opium Museum.

Finally, we continue our journey to the old capital of Chiang Saen, located on the steep bank of Mae Khong River opposite to Laos and dating back to AD 1260. There are some magnificent ancient ruins and temples here.

Duration: 8 hours

Fees:

  • S$200 (Singapore Dollars) per person (inclusive of program + full board + transport to/from Chiang Rai International Airport).
  • Half price for child 10 years old and below.

 

One-Day: Long-Necked Karen & Mae Sai & Golden Triangle

Long-necked Karen

Long-necked Karen

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Chiang Saen

Chiang Saen

Itinerary:

We shall travel to Mae Chan 40km to visit the Long-necked Karen in the Padong Hilltribe Village, at Baan Ya Pha. We then trek 10 minutes into the jungle to visit the new settlement village of Padong that houses people who have newly migrated from Southern Burma only a few years ago. We shall also visit some small shops that promote handicrafts made by the Long-necked Karen such as hand-woven clothes, weaving baskets and silver ornaments.

Lunch is served at a local restaurant.

After lunch, we continue the drive to Mae Sai, the Thai-Burma trading border, to explore a local market that is famous for products from Southern China, Burma and Laos. We then proceed to the Golden Triangle where the tri-borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. Here, we enjoy an educational visit to the Opium Museum.

Finally, we continue our journey to the old capital of Chiang Saen, located on the steep bank of Mae Khong River opposite to Laos and dating back to AD 1260. There are some magnificent ancient ruins and temples here.

Duration: 8 hours

Fees:

  • S$200 (Singapore Dollars) per person (inclusive of program + full board + transport to/from Chiang Rai International Airport).
  • Half price for child 10 years old and below.

 

One-Day: Elephant Ride & Long-Necked Karen

Elephant ride

Elephant ride

Long-necked Karen

Long-necked Karen

 

Itinerary:

We shall enjoy a long-tail boat trip up the Kok River to Baan Ruam Mitr Karen Hilltribe village where we experience an exciting 30 minutes of elephant ride through the jungle and country side.

Lunch is served at a local restaurant.

After lunch, we drive uphill to visit the Long-necked Karen in the Padong Hilltribe Village, at Baan Ya Pha. We then trek 10 minutes into the jungle to visit the new settlement village of Padong that houses people who have newly migrated from Southern Burma only a few years ago. We shall also visit some small shops that promote handicrafts made by the Long-necked Karen such as hand-woven clothes, weaving baskets and silver ornaments.

Duration: 8 hours

Fees:

  • S$200 (Singapore Dollars) per person (inclusive of program + full board + transport to/from Chiang Rai International Airport).
  • Half price for child 10 years old and below.

 

Half-Day: Hilltribe Village Tour

Akha hilltribe

Akha hilltribe

Itinerary:

We travel to the Mae Chan district to visit the Yao hilltribe village at Baan Pa Kam. Next we visit the Akha hilltribe village at Baan Lor Cha where we can witness their local lifestyle and culture. Lastly, we visit the Long-necked Karen in the Padong Hilltribe Village, at Baan Ya Pha. We then trek 10 minutes into the jungle to visit the new settlement village of Padong that houses people who have newly migrated from Southern Burma only a few years ago. We shall also visit some small shops that promote handicrafts made by the Long-necked Karen such as hand-woven clothes, weaving baskets and silver ornaments.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Fees:

  • S$100 (Singapore Dollars) per person (inclusive of program + full board + transport to/from Chiang Rai International Airport).
  • Half price for child 10 years old and below.

 

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Half-Day: Chiang Rai Look-See

Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Rong Khun

Wat Rong Khun

Itinerary:

We visit Wat Phra Thad Doi Jom Thong on the hill top overlooking Chiang Rai city with its navel pillars. Next we visit Wat Phra Kaew Chiang Rai where the famous Emerald Buddha (in Bangkok) was founded in 1434 and Wat Phra Sing. Then we visit Oub Kham Museum with its collections of valuable artifacts from the Lanna Kingdoms. We continue on to visit the Hilltribes Museum where we can enjoy learning about the tribal cultures and shop for some interesting hilltribe products.

We shall stop by to see the King Meng Rai Monument that commemorates the founder of Chiang Rai in 1262. We then ascend to the hill top of Wat Phra Thad Doi Kao Kway to enjoy a panoramic view of Chiang Rai city. Next, we visit Wat Rong Khun, also called "The White Temple" where it contains murals and paintings of Buddha image, and painted enamel ceramic floor. The exterior of the temple is decorated with tiny pieces of mirror that make the building sparkles and shines under the sunlight.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Fees:

  • S$100 (Singapore Dollars) per person (inclusive of program + full board + transport to/from Chiang Rai International Airport).
  • Half price for child 10 years old and below.
 

 

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