Free Hotel Pickup
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This is a full day trip with private transportation and me, your Local Expert! If you love local community lifestyle, and enjoy natural trails and good foods, I would like to recommend you to join me on this trip!
Food & Drink
History & Culture
Art & Craft Workshops
Fitness & Wellness
Meet up at hotel lobby (in Chiang Mai area)
Select your own style of organic breakfast at Nana Jungle Chiangmai (FOOD IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE), There is freshly baked bakery every Saturday morning! In this lovely community, you can find organic products such as milk, yogurt, and vegetables!
Visit Sankampaeng Hot Spring!
Alternatives to do:
1.) Swim in the mineral pools or rent your own room, and take a hot bath
2.) Sink your legs and feet in the hot spring water
3.) Boil an egg in the water at the source
4.) Spa options such as foot massage
Have lunch at "Huan Jai Yong" restaurant at Sankampaeng. The ambience at Huan Jai Yong is relaxing, warm and friendly. You can dine under the traditional teakwood house (ground floor), upstairs, or in the gallery style rooms. (At your own expense)
Visit Borsang, the umbrella village! Enjoy watching the whole process as the workers hand make the paper lamps, fans, umbrellas and parasols from start to finish! (From making the bamboo struts, covering them with paper, putting them out to dry).
Choose to enjoy the delicious selection of melt-in-your-mouth macarons, homemade pastries, cakes and ice cream, fine teas and The Dhara Dhevi Blend coffees at the 5-star Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai Resort!
End the happy day at our most favorite healthy restaurant for local people in Chiang Mai called "Oh Ka Ju". Fresh vegetables from their garden are served witha big plate of steak with good taste!
Time to bring you back to your place in Chiang Mai city! This is where the trip ends! Thank you so much for joining me!
Vegetarian Food Available
Transportation fares are included.
Admission fees are included.
Meals are excluded
More details about price conditions
your pocket money for all foods
If you are looking for the local delicious food and travel on the way of eating, you must choose these program.
Pay for the food by yourself , hat or umbrella, towel, swimming suite
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January 7, 2018
Relax like a local
Shop, eat, rest, repeat! This is a great trip for people who want to see less touristy corners of Chiang Mai and experience how the locals chill out on the weekend. Gib is a charming, gracious, patient, and friendly host who is more than happy to accommodate special requests and modify the itinerary to guests' needs. She picked us up at our hotel at the appointed time. She brought an English- and German-speaking friend along for support, which I thought was smart. We chatted casually in the car and I felt super comfortable with both of them. By the end of the day, we felt like old friends! I told Gip I wanted to get a basic crash-course in Thai market shopping, so she took me to a couple of local markets and walking streets, explained all the mysterious foods to me, recommended her favourites, and taught me (over and over again) how to ask about products and prices in Thai. I admit the parasol village was not high on my Chiang Mai bucket list - it's just a big workshop where you can shop, watch parasols being made by hand, and shop some more. The painting process was interesting to watch, though, and for 100-300 baht, the artists will paint beautiful custom designs on almost any object, from cellphone cases to clothing and bags. I asked one artist to paint a bird and flower design on my plain black Decathlon backpack. If you appreciate local handicrafts but don't want to be weighed down with useless souvenirs, I recommend bringing something you already own to be painted for you at the village.
My favourite destination on the trip was the hot spring. There are several options, including a shared swimming pool, gender-segregated bathing rooms, and private bathing rooms which can be rented by the hour. We just went to the free outdoor foot-soak area, which was full of locals picnicking, soaking their feet, and kicking back with friends and family. The performer singing old Thai pop songs adds even more to the local ambiance. We soaked our feet in one of the cooler pools and ate some tasty eggs that we'd cooked in the boiling-hot pool filled directly from the source.
We ended up making some spontaneous changes to the itinerary when we ran into a big walking street and stopped for a detour at an art gallery, and we didn't go to any of the restaurants Gib recommended because we ate too much at the market! But that was fine with me, because I love markets. Thank you so much for a great trip, Gib!
January 7, 2018
July 5, 2019
It was great!
Gib was so nice and knowledgeable. She was fantastic!
July 5, 2019
April 29, 2019
Amazing experience and very helpful tour guide.
No issues with communicating with guide. Super helpful and accommodating to our diet during the day (vegan). Explained many aspects of Thai culture during the trip to help us understand what we say. A truly amazing experience and would recommend her to anyone visiting the area.
April 29, 2019
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