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Local Living Thailand-Hilltribe Independent Adventure Adventure Tour

Asia

  • Thailand

When most of us think "Thailand," we think bustling Bangkok, fresh and spicy Lanna cuisine, and flamboyant Buddhist temples. This trip introduces you to a side of Thailand that few see, partnering you up with a local hilltribe for an all-access glimpse into (very) rural life. Explore the village and the jungle that surrounds it, study ancient farming techniques, try your hand at bamboo-weaving, and learn about daily life in the hills from your more-than-welcoming hosts. Bangkok, schmangkok ' head for the hills and discover what everyone else has been missing.


Highlights

Connect with local Black Lahu and Shan communities, savour home
cooked Thai food, experience local culture hands
on, learn about local hilltribe customs from those who live and breathe them.


What's Included

Your Local Living Moment: Ban Jabo Homestay, Ban Jabo. Three
day homestay with a local hilltribe and all activities as listed in the itinerary. Transport between destinations and included activities.


Accommodation

Local homestay (3 nts)


Meals Included

3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners


Transport

Private vehicle, walking.


Group Leader Description

This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our CEOs (Chief Experience Officer). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. Most travellers prefer to carry a softbag or rolling bag of small to medium size. If you have combined this trip with another G Adventures trip (basic or standard) we recommend you to travel with a backpack. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones.

Day 1 Chiang Mai/Ban Jabo

Meet the CEO at the meeting point hotel at 8:30am, and transfer into the jungle highlands of northwest Thailand with a lunch stopover in Pai. Meet local hosts and lend a hand making dinner using regional products and traditional cooking methods.

Transfer into the jungle highlands of northwest Thailand to the village of Ban Jabo. Along the way, stop for buffet lunch at a restaurant in Pai with scenic views. Continue onto your home for the next three nights with the Black Lahu, a local ethnic minority. Meet your local hosts and lend a hand to dinner using regional products and traditional cooking methods. We will be staying in a Black Lahu community. The Lahu are an ethnic minority group spread out across China, Vietnam and Thailand primarily. The Black Lahu are a subgroup known for the prominence of the colour black in their traditional dress. The women are known for both their clothes and basket weaving.

Your tour begins with pick-up from your hotel at 8:30am.

Day 2 Ban Jabo

Meet the CEO at the meeting point hotel at 8:30am, and transfer into the jungle highlands of northwest Thailand with a lunch stopover in Pai. Meet local hosts and lend a hand making dinner using regional products and traditional cooking methods.

Transfer into the jungle highlands of northwest Thailand to the village of Ban Jabo. Along the way, stop for buffet lunch at a restaurant in Pai with scenic views. Continue onto your home for the next three nights with the Black Lahu, a local ethnic minority. Meet your local hosts and lend a hand to dinner using regional products and traditional cooking methods. We will be staying in a Black Lahu community. The Lahu are an ethnic minority group spread out across China, Vietnam and Thailand primarily. The Black Lahu are a subgroup known for the prominence of the colour black in their traditional dress. The women are known for both their clothes and basket weaving.

Your tour begins with pick-up from your hotel at 8:30am.

Day 3 Ban Jabo

Meet the CEO at the meeting point hotel at 8:30am, and transfer into the jungle highlands of northwest Thailand with a lunch stopover in Pai. Meet local hosts and lend a hand making dinner using regional products and traditional cooking methods.

Transfer into the jungle highlands of northwest Thailand to the village of Ban Jabo. Along the way, stop for buffet lunch at a restaurant in Pai with scenic views. Continue onto your home for the next three nights with the Black Lahu, a local ethnic minority. Meet your local hosts and lend a hand to dinner using regional products and traditional cooking methods. We will be staying in a Black Lahu community. The Lahu are an ethnic minority group spread out across China, Vietnam and Thailand primarily. The Black Lahu are a subgroup known for the prominence of the colour black in their traditional dress. The women are known for both their clothes and basket weaving.

Your tour begins with pick-up from your hotel at 8:30am.

Day 4 Ban Jabo/Chiang Mai

Meet the CEO at the meeting point hotel at 8:30am, and transfer into the jungle highlands of northwest Thailand with a lunch stopover in Pai. Meet local hosts and lend a hand making dinner using regional products and traditional cooking methods.

Transfer into the jungle highlands of northwest Thailand to the village of Ban Jabo. Along the way, stop for buffet lunch at a restaurant in Pai with scenic views. Continue onto your home for the next three nights with the Black Lahu, a local ethnic minority. Meet your local hosts and lend a hand to dinner using regional products and traditional cooking methods. We will be staying in a Black Lahu community. The Lahu are an ethnic minority group spread out across China, Vietnam and Thailand primarily. The Black Lahu are a subgroup known for the prominence of the colour black in their traditional dress. The women are known for both their clothes and basket weaving.

Your tour begins with pick-up from your hotel at 8:30am.

Details

Duration: 4 Days

Trip Style: Local Living

Service Level: Basic

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max:

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