A Royal Peek in Sustainable Projects

Thailand’s Royal Family has worked tirelessly for decades in supporting local communities in finding sustainable means to make a living. Particularly around Chiang Mai, the Royal Projects at a Hmong settlement and a botanic garden are wonderful examples.

• Cruise over the Ping River for a river view of Chiang Mai
• See how local trade remains one of the driving forces in the city
• View Thailand’s second largest city differently
• Enjoy a samlor ride from the boat pier to the market
• Blending old and traditional in a half-day tour

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3 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
    • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
    • Samlor ride and boat trip during the tour
    • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
    • All applicable taxes and service charges
    • Entry/Admission - Hilltribe Villages
    • Entry/Admission - Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden
    What's excluded :
    • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees
    • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
    • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
    • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
    • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Hilltribe Villages, Chiang Mai Thailand

    We leave your hotel and head in northern direction to one of the leading Hmong Hill tribe villages, high in the mountains. Quite a number of these indigenous communities have their ancestral roots from southern China. It is not uncommon to see still Chinese traits and cultural elements being proudly displayed at Baan Hmong Nong Hoi Mai. This royal-instilled project is a perfect example of how Hmong culture has blended with Chinese influences. As one of the main Royal Projects surrounding Chiang Mai, and supported by Thailand’s Royal Family, visitors have learned to make use of the fertile soils around their village to cultivate vegetables and fruit sustainably.

    From various points and season-depending, the slopes around Baan Hmong Nong Hoi Mai form a colourful blanket as ethnic minorities have turned the slopes and fertile landscapes in a patchwork of agriculture and plantations.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, 100 Moo 9, Mae Rim 50180 Thailand

    We follow the road further to one of the other projects that have been named in affirming the deep respect the Thai people have for their Royal Family. The Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden (formerly known as the Mae Sa Botanic Garden) has been primarily set up as a conservation and research centre for Thai flora. It is one of the first botanical gardens in the country that supports education for those keen in pursuing a career in not only the botanical side but also those interested in biodiversity and environmental conservation. Outside of these values, the garden is a fabulous collection of plants, flowers and trees that continue to attract visitors from around the country. Part of the project is the nearby orchid farm where various species of this delicate flower are on display.

    This royal-tinted half-day tour comes to an end and we will bring you back to your downtown Chiang Mai hotel.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Chiang Mai hotels. Transfer outside these areas, supplements apply.
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
    • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
    • 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.
    • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
    • 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.
    • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Asian Trails LTD

Activity ID: V-8084P390

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