This one day tour will take you to Chiang Mai's most popular sites but will also give you a true flavour of daily life in the city. See the old trader community of Wat Gatekaram, markets, temples and a vast array of unique 'street life'. Explore ancient ruined temples by bicycle, before boarding a long-tail boat on the Mae Ping River. End the day with a tuk tuk ride to Waroros Market to join the bustle of locals as they buy their fresh food and spices.
Thai for a day
Thai for a day, Thailand
Today, you will experience a typical day in the life of a Thai family and experience home cooking in a real Thai neighbourhood.
Join Mr. Prapat in his family car and transfer 20 minutes to Hang Dong to spend the day with your ‘Thai family’. In true Thai style, slip into a pair of local ‘fisherman’s pants’ and enjoy the hospitality of a Thai family in a traditional Thai house and rice barn. Your Thai family will also demonstrate their basket weaving skills, a tradition that has been in Thailand for centuries. Stroll around the small, family orchid and select fresh ingredients to add to your traditional dishes. You will learn to cook authentic Northern Thai flavours, very different from the standard dishes offered in commercial cooking classes. You will be welcome guests in a local Thai family home and enjoy a delicious home cooked lunch with your family (cooked together). In the afternoon, go for a stroll around the neighbourhood to see some cottage industry goods being made before returning to Chiang Mai.
Lunch is included but please note this is a private tour with no guide included, you will be looked after by Mr Prapat and his family.
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