The Relaxing Environment of Mae Kampong

The Relaxing Environment
of Mae Kampong

The mountain village of Mae Kampong has gained national recognition for its communal approach
for living in harmony with nature: cooler climates and with a visit to local hot springs
included, we present a day tour of authentic proportions in Thailand.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Few villages around Chiang Mai are blessed with natural beauty, an unspoilt side of nature, and more agreeable temperatures than Mae Kampong. Often described as a ‘perfect destination to cool down’, it is the elevated location that definitely is considered as a magnet for visitors who enjoy an escape from the often soaring temperatures.

Additionally, San Kamphaeng is an example of how a natural phenomenon can contribute to relaxation: the sulphur-rich waters between Mae Kampong and Chiang Mai are home to hot springs are an oasis for the mind, body and spirit. This full-day tour is an excellent example of finding the right balance between an authentic way of living without upsetting the balance of nature.

TRAIL ITINERARY

The Relaxing Environment of Mae Kampong

08:30 - 16:30

Your day commences by meeting your guide and driver at your hotel in Chiang Mai who are eager to show you Mae Kampong and its lush surroundings. The village lies an approximately one hour outside of the Rose of the North in a mountainous region of Northern Thailand. Upon arrival at Mae Kampong, you will immediately feel the temperature differences between Chiang Mai and our main goal for the day. The residents of Mae Kampong are very hospitable, and there is not a better way to see how they’re moving on in their daily lives than at the market. Following in the footsteps of your guide, the communal forest is one of their treasure troves; while walking, you gain an insight into how the villagers keep their traditional ways of living in harmony with nature. The whole concept of Mae Kampong relies heavily on self-sustainability, a practice that is aligned with the vision of the late H.M. King Bhumibol.

Back in the village, you will wander along with the tea fermentation processing areas of Mae Kampong, see how exquisite handicraft and products are made for sales and visit the local temple and nearby school (closed on weekends and public holidays). The 7-tiered waterfall completes this morning tour before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we head over to the San Kamphaeng Hot Springs, situated around 35 kilometres outside Chiang Mai. The healing powers of these hot springs, both for physical and mental relaxation, are widely known in Thailand. The high amount of sulphur in the groundwaters, aligned with the peacefulness of its surroundings, make this an excellent stop to ease your mind.

When time permits, we finally visit one of the most popular forms of handicraft at the Umbrella Making Centre before reaching your hotel at around 4:30 pm.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)
  • Use of hot springs during the tour

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply.
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Chiang Mai areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Mae Rim, Hang Dong, Doi Saket, Mae Taeng and Chiang Mai International Airport are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
  • We regret that are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Chiang Mai area.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • We recommend bringing a light jacket / sweater with you on this tour as part of this excursion brings customers high up in the mountains, where the average temperatures can drop to lower levels. Recommended to bring: change of clothing (2 sets), towel, swim wear and slippers / waterproof sandals.

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