Grace Shan Tribe Village Homestay, a traditional Thai Yai or Shan tribe community, is nestled in a gold and green blended of soy and rice fields, 12 kilometres from the district of Khun Yuam, and approximately 1.5 hours from Mae Hong Son.
Admiring traditional Thai Yai or Shan tribe architectures, including temples and speciality rustic wooden homes thatched with leaves and intricately carved, tiered gables; watch nimble-fingered artists weaves and carves bamboo, wood and metal into exquisite patterns; and enjoy healthy and delicious local Thai Yai kitchen with welcoming host families.”
Depart from your hotel in Mae Hong Son. Drive over the beautiful mountain to Khun Yuam district. A journey on the beautiful mountain road is about 1.5 hours with a short break at the viewpoint.
Afterwards, drive to Ban Muang Pon. Upon arrival meet CBT local guide who will accompany you to experience local Shan or Tai-Yai tradition and culture.
This morning you will experience the importance of Shan temple with local tradition and ceremony. Late morning meet your host family and then enjoy traditional Shan cuisine for your lunch.
Lunch at your homestay.
In the afternoon, continue your village walks tour. Experience the traditional Shan art & craft includes paper carving and metal sheet carving. Afterwards, visit the traditional Shan costume making group.
Late afternoon return to your homestay / free at leisure or enjoy cooking with your host family.
Dinner at your homestay / free at leisure.
Overnight at homestay
Today you will wake up very early about 05.00am. This is to experience and observe a morning life of local Shan at village morning market. Buy some local Shan food for your set of an offering.
Afterwards, return to your homestay for breakfast. Today you will experience and observe local food processing group. Visit and see how they make local sweet and snacks. Afterwards, visit the rice-paddy fields and the group of organic produces.
Lunch at your homestay
Afternoon, Learn how to make traditional Shan hat (Goob Tai). Enjoy, learn and observe how this Shan artisan makes beautiful bamboo weaving hat also with different style. Late
Afternoon, you are welcome to join your host family to prepare dinner.
Dinner: at your homestay / free at leisure.
Enjoy your breakfast at your homestay. This morning you will enjoy a half-day volunteer activity with local children at school or work in the local farming with your host family*.
Packed lunch or at your homestay
Afternoon: pack up and say goodbye to your host family. Transfer to your hotel in Mae Hong Son or Pai.