Homestay with Karen Villagers (N), Mae Hong Son Thailand, North and East
This tour takes you to an authentic Karen village at Ban Huai Kaew Bon by 4 wheel drive from Mae Hong Son. Upon arrival meet your local guide and embark upon a nature trek through a beautiful forest area and learn how local Karen live with nature. You may have a chance to join the Karen people in their rice cultivation.
Following lunch in the jungle your trek will continue until late afternoon when you arrive at Ban Huai Kaew Bon. If you have opted to stay here overnight then you will meet your host family if not you will return to Mae Hong Son.
If you are staying overnight, the rest of the afternoon is free or you can learn how to cook local Karen foods. After dinner enjoy talking with your host family and stay in their local home overnight.
The next morning, after breakfast with your host family there is chance to explore the village and see the local way of life before returning to Mae Hong Son. Alternatively after breakfast you could choose to embark on a more adventurous day with cycling and bamboo rafting along the Pai River and beautiful mountain roads.
Really enjoyed the food tour. It took us to a part of Bangkok that we would never have visited. We visited 5 restaurants, some of which you would probably dismiss out of hand and carry on walking past from their appearance. They were also very clued up on local knowledge so it was a much a cultural tour as food tour.