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Here's a glimpse into the itinerary and the key highlights of this enriching adventure.


  • Chiang Mai Cultural Centre
  • Sam Yeak Market
  • Pa Poo Jam Agricultural Area
  • Tea and Coffee Plantations
  • Huay Kup Kap Hill Tribe Village

Your travel itinerary could look like...

Day 1

Upon arrival at Chiang Mai International Airport, you'll be greeted by our friendly staff and whisked away in air-conditioned comfort. Depending on your arrival time, savor a local northern Thai style lunch or explore the historic sights of Chiang Mai. After checking into your hotel, relax by the pool before enjoying a local dinner and a trip briefing.

Day 2

Dive into the historical roots of Chiang Mai at the Cultural Centre. Discover the city's development through interactive exhibitions, followed by a lunch at a local Thai restaurant. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, exploring Chiang Mai's famous Sunday market.

Day 3

Learn about food production on a global scale with guided tours of facilities showcasing large-scale food sourcing and processing. In the evening, experience the bustling Northgate market, sampling a variety of street eats and local delicacies.

Day 4

Shop for fresh ingredients at Sam Yeak Market and head to a cooking school in the scenic San Sai district. Enjoy a day of hands-on culinary training, mastering traditional Thai dishes from curries to street food.

Day 5

Travel to the agricultural region of Pa Poo Jam and get involved in seasonal farm activities. Learn about various crops and fruits grown in the area, with a hands-on experience in planting, harvesting, or threshing.

Day 6

Engage in sustainable living practices by building mud bricks and learning about Adobe homes. Explore seed banking and paint with natural dyes in the afternoon, immersing yourself in eco-friendly techniques.

Day 7

Visit lush tea and coffee plantations, discovering the intricate processes of tea plucking and coffee production. Participate in activities from picking to roasting, and enjoy tastings of freshly brewed beverages.

Day 8

Start a trek from a remote hill tribe village to Huay Kup Kap, learning about the nomadic Lahu people. Enjoy a local BBQ-style dinner, immersing in the unique culture and traditions of the tribe.

Day 9

Join local guides and the village shaman for a day of jungle foraging, learning about medicinal plants and survival skills. Cook a jungle meal using bamboo and hand-crafted utensils, experiencing the forest's bounty.

Day 10

Day 10: Whitewater Rafting and Forestry Monks

Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting before visiting a local temple home to Forestry Monks. Learn about their unique meditation practices and simple lifestyle. Depending on time, visit a Karen Hill Tribe village for a guided tour.

Day 11: Sustainable Living Practices

Engage in hands-on activities that promote sustainable living, such as building mud bricks, learning about rice planting and harvesting, and exploring the uses of native plants.

Day 12: Cycling, Kayaking, and Overnight Lake Stay

Cycle through rice paddies to Mae Ngat Dam, then kayak to remote floating bungalows on the lake. Enjoy an afternoon of swimming and reflecting on your experiences amidst the serene natural beauty.

Day 13: Return to Chiang Mai and Farewell

Depart the floating bungalows by boat and minivan, stopping by a local market for a final taste of Thai delicacies. Enjoy a farewell lunch before heading to Chiang Mai International Airport for your homebound flight.

Whats included

  • 13 nights accommodation ( hostels, homestays, etc )
  • Full-board with all meals
  • Activities + coach transfers needed
  • Entrance fees to sites & museums
  • English speaking guide services
  • Free trip-leader place options
  • Pre-departure teacher pack
  • 24-hour emergency service

Why not add

  • Meal options

Why choose us

  • Fully accredited and financially protected
  • Knowledgeable and experienced staff
  • Regional Educational Development Execs to support all stages of the trip process
  • Customer portal and app for when you’re on the move
  • 24hr support

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