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Delve into the traditions and culture of the Akha people. Travel into the hills to Hloyo village and spend a day partaking in the daily activities of the Akha. Learn to cook traditional food, chat with farmers in the fields and explore an insightful museum dedicated to Akha heritage.

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Hloyo Akha Hilltribe Experience - Full Day

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You will be picked up at 09:00. Explore the hill tribes around Chiang Rai with this unique visit to Mae Salong. Head towards a Hloyo Village, a small community of Akha hill tribes where the real ways of life can be experienced.

Be welcomed into Hloyo by the village headman and residents. The hosts will give an informative introduction to the Akha people and their beliefs, religions, traditions and ways of life. Then get a more in-depth look at these customs at a museum. Housed in a mud house, this unique museum is filled with insightful displays about the history of the Akha people.

Walk through the village, seeing traditional bamboo houses constructed by hand. Meet with local artisans and help them create handmade crafts. Then step into the kitchen for a cooking class. Prepare and cook typical Akha dishes using fresh ingredients and traditional techniques passed down from generation to generation. Sit down and enjoy this freshly prepared meal, exchanging stories with the host while dining.

Following lunch set off on a short trek into the forest. Discover the beautiful natural landscapes that provide sustenance for the residents of Hloyo. Visit local farms and see how the farmers rely on the land’s resources for their livelihood. Learn how the Akha make use of the forest’s natural resources and appreciate how human, animals, and the environment co-exist in this part of Thailand.

Return to the village and say farewell to the hosts. Leave Hloyo filled with a greater appreciation and understanding of the Akha people and return to Chiang Rai. (L)


Our Services include:

  • English speaking guide
  • Local guide
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Basic activities at the village
  • Meal as mentioned
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance

Our Services do not include:

  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals otherthan mentioned above
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips, etc.)
  • Anyservicenot mentioned above

- Min. 2 persons and max. 8 persons

- The program can be subject to change due to weather conditions, access, local events, guests’ fitness and time management.

- Children between 2 and 11 years at the time of travel will receive a 15% discount.


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