Meet your guide at your hotel in downtown Chiang Mai at the selected departure time and proceed straight to the dock. You'll board a typical riverboat for a 45-minute cruise that gently navigates the Mae Ping River. Observe the lifestyle of the local people whose traditional wooden homes and modern residences line the riverbank.
You'll stop off at a farm that grows its own fruit and vegetables. Learn about the cultivation of jasmine rice and the medicinal and culinary uses of a variety of herbs that are tended and harvested in traditional fashion. Taste a selection of seasonal fruit in combination with lemongrass and other herbal juices. The highlight is a farmhouse lunch of khao soi — delicious noodles in a spicy curry broth.
After your tasty meal, you'll return directly to your hotel.