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Learn what it’s like to work as a rice farmer in the fields outside of Chiang Mai. As part of this day-long interactive experience, you’ll don a traditional Thai farming get-up and help harvest or plant rice along with local farmers. This hands-on private excursion includes round-trip transport from Chiang Mai to Thailand’s Phrao district, along with a well-earned Thai lunch and the expertise of a knowledgable guide. You’ll also stop by a farmer’s home in Baan Thungdang to enjoy tea and learn about rice varitals, then pay a visit to Baan Patang to see how rice is milled and stored.

Highlights

  • Full-day rice farming experience from Chiang Mai
  • Drive a scenic route past a teak forest to the Phrao district of northern Thailand with a local guide
  • Exchange your clothes for traditional Thai workwear and meet local farmers
  • Work in a rice field with supervised, hands-on planting
  • Sip tea at a rice farmer’s house and learn about the milling process
  • Includes lunch and round-trip hotel transport by minivan

What You Can Expect

Live Like a Local: Rice Farmer for a Day from Chiang Mai

Live Like a Local: Rice Farmer for a Day from Chiang Mai

Customer Reviews

Dale C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We highly recommend this tour to families wanting to experience life as a rice farmer. Our children learnt a lot and now have a much greater appreciation of the hard work involved in producing a bowl of rice. We don't think they will waste food again knowing what is involved. The tour is very hands on - be prepared to get wet and muddy as you plant the rice and plough with the buffalo. The lunch was incredible and they catered for our daughter who is celiac cannot eat gluten products. Amy, our guide, was very knowledgeable about Thai culture and Northern Thailand in particular. The scenery adds to this great experience. strongly encourage you to take this tour.

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