Start your full-day, private tour with pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai. Depart for Ban Mae Kampong, stopping en route at a local market to shop for produce and ingredients for dinner (own expense). You can choose what dishes you would like to make for dinner at a local home, and your guide will explain the types of foods available and help you make the right selections.
You’re enlightened with a brief history of the village before an easy forest trek, following your guide along a nature trail past a tea and coffee plantation and fruit orchards to Mae Kampong waterfall.
Enjoy great photo ops of the wide cascade, which falls down seven levels. Then walk back to the village for a delicious home-cooked or picnic-style lunch, served while you have time to relax. Any sore muscles from your hike will be soothed with a 1-hour Thai massage, as limbs are maneuvered and rhythmic pressure is applied to your body while you remain fully clothed.
Follow up with a guided village tour and learn about forest-tea orchard farming. Most of the villagers in the small mountain community of Ban Mae Kampong are engaged in the production of fermented tea, called miang, and you’ll see some being made along with handicrafts in local homes.
In the late afternoon, visit a village home and learn to cook your own Thai meal. Afterward, enjoy dinner and watch the sunset from a mountaintop before the 1.5-hour return to Chiang Mai by private vehicle with drop-off at your hotel.