After a coffee/tea wake-up call, you will start the day with a sunrise cycling trip along a rural country road to visit a village market. With the help of your guide you may buy local biscuits and garlands to offer to the monks during a visit to a temple. Then you take a short walk to a local hardware shop that sells farm tools, supplies and rice seed. Chat with the owner (also a farmer) and learn more about the history of Thai rice and different species and properties of rice.
On the way back, you will pay a visit to a Buddhist temple where a respected Buddha image is enshrined under a sacred tree. Continue cycling along a scenic route of canals and rice fields. Upon your return, a Lanna-style breakfast awaits you at the riverside.
Then, you will have a chance to exercise your cooking skills by making steamed sticky rice. Later, guided by your host, you will take a casual walk around Khum Lanna’s organic garden where a variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs are grown.
Your lunch will include a Lanna country-style barbeque, steamed sticky rice and other delicious Thai dishes. In the afternoon, you have a variety of fun and relaxing activities to choose from, such as:
- A guided cycling tour around the beautiful countryside of Khum Lanna
- A class of creative fruit (or vegetable) carving
- A local herbal steam bath to rejuvenate your body
- A therapeutic hot-pressed herbal massage