Guests will visit the Hmong and Lahu hill tribe villages. You will also have a chance to learn to make Hmong batik, plant trees at a reforestation site and sample local tea at a tea plantation. The trail of your nature walk will give you a full view of the valleys and mountain ranges with stunning nature. Watch Hmong dance at night and overnight stay at Lanjia Lodge.
Arrive at Lanjia Lodge around 4 pm. Herbal juice will be served while you are checking in at the lodge. Then, watch a presentation about the Hmong and Lahu tribes, the Golden triangle area and the giant catfish (locally known as Pla Buek) – the world’s biggest fresh water fish found in the Mekong River. Learn about activities that affect the Mekong River and people whose lives depend on the river. Dinner and watch traditional Hmong performances. Overnight at Lanjia Lodge.
After breakfast, depart for the Thailand-Burma border at Mae Sai District (at your own expense, you can cross the border to Burma to visit Takhilek Market). Then drive along the border via Baan Pha Mee to visit Wat Prathat Doi Tung, Doi Chang Mub arboretum garden and Doi Tung Palace. Lunch served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, drive to the Golden Triangle to visit the Hall of Opium. Board a long-tail boat for a cruise on the Mekong River down to a fisherman village of Baan Had Bai. Then return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Lanjia lodge.
This is an authentic community based lodge situated farthest away from the busy tourist circuit of Thailand. It is an unique introduction to Northern Thailand's intricate hill tribe culture. The cabins are rustic, eco-friendly, hand-built, traditional and well decorated. The staff of the lodge are the locals from the Hmong/Lahu tribe. They are very polite and attentive. The view from...silverlining2011, TripAdvisor
Lanjai Lodge was a true highlight of our trip. Besides the magnificent views, terrific food and the people, it is great to literally be in a village and see how the people live their day to day lives. Great addition to our trip. The fact that there was no wifi, forced our family to spend more time together. We read,...Gordon H, TripAdvisor
Locally Owned Social Enterprise
Lanjia Lodge is managed as a partnership between Asian Oasis (a travel company focused on sustainable tourism, offering a collection of unique travel experiences in northern Thailand) and the proud Hmong and Lahu villagers who take care of all visitors and all activities at the lodge during your stay. All visitors are taken on personal tours of the villages where they can freely intermingle and even meet the local shamans.