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Learn How To Farm Rice in Chiangrai

In modern life today, it’s so easy to take so many things for granted. Just because they seem to have conveniently born on these things. Rice is one of them.
Urban families know very little about how rice is grown. Traditional organic rice farming has much to teach us about the most important lessons of life and virtues in the present context. Lessons such as “you reap what you sow” and “The harvest is at a different seed (by virtue of delayed gratification), all brought to life through the experience of rice cultivation.
Tigerland Rice Farm offers anyone who is willing to experiment with cultivation of rice in a real farm environment with systematic guidance. You will be welcomed and cared for by the Thai family support Watasittikul. Will be quite memorable holiday for you and your family.

Kitt is a new generation Karen who aspires to keep alive the gradually disappearing traditions

6-DAY RICE PLANTING EXPERIENCE (June – July)

Authentic living as a farmer in a traditional, organic rice farm amidst the beautiful hills of Northern Thailand. You’ll enjoy peace and tranquility, fresh air, wonderful sounds of nature , and a week of escape from modern stress and maddness of city traffic and electronic noises.

The wet months of June/July is the joyous season of sowing, marking the start of a new rice planting cycle. During your stay with us, you’ll be systematically guided by Father Gun (Dean of Tigerland Rice Farm) to discover the magic of Nature through working the process of rice planting. Father Gun speaks Thai, Karen and English (which he actually taught himself by reading the dictionary every morning).

Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Pick-up from Chiang Rai International Airport; check-in at Tigerland Rice Farm; orientation tour of the farm; rest.
  • Day 2: Preparing the paddy field – irrigating with stream water, levelling of paddy field; enjoy a refreshing dip at a river. Bamboo rice dinner.
  • Day 3: Transplanting of rice seedlings into the paddy fields; visit to Chiang Rai Night Bazaar.
  • Day 4: More transplanting of rice seedlings; nature trek to nearby Lahu Village and to experience the natural beauty and richness of the farm country – rivers, plants, fruits, vegetables and wild life. Exploration of the paddy in the night.
  • Day 5: Hill tribe village educational tour – visit the Yao, Akha and Padong hill tribes to learn about their lifestyle and culture. Bamboo weaving.
  • Day 6: Check-out of Tigerland Rice Farm, depart from Chiang Rai International Airport.

Lodging, Meals and Transportation:

  • Full lodging and home-cooked healthy farm meals will be provided at the Tigerland Farmers’ Lodge.
  • Transportation: pick-up from/send to Chiang Rai International Airport.

Suitable for:

  • Families interested in going on nature-bound experiential vacations.
  • School groups (teachers and students) who are keen to learn first-hand agricultural living and rice planting process.
  • City folks keen on taking a break from city stress and returning to and be re-charged in the embrace of Mother Nature.

Capacity:

  • To ensure the highest level of personal touch, proper guidance in the rice planting experience and learning quality, we prefer to admit no more than 3 families or 15 persons (adults/kids) for any 6-day stay period.

 

6-DAY RICE HARVESTING EXPERIENCE (October – November)

The dry, cool months of October/November is the happy season of reaping, marking the end of yet another year of gainful harvest. If you’ve planted the rice in June/July, we shall try to allocate the same plot for you to harvest your own rice. Holding a handful of golden rice grains, recollecting how you’d planted the rice seedlings into the paddy months earlier is truly a most delightful moment. You just can’t help but treasure every grain of rice thereafter…

Itinerary:

  • Day 1: Pick-up from Chiang Rai International Airport; check-in at Tigerland Rice Farm; orientation tour of the farm; rest. Preparation of the harvesting tools.
  • Day 2: Reaping and drying of rice stalks. Enjoy wading upstream in the forest river. Campfire with bamboo rice dinner.
  • Day 3: Reaping, bundling, treshing. Fishing at the hole. Visit to Chiang Rai Night Bazaar.
  • Day 4: Pounding and Winnowing. Trekking in the bamboo forest.
  • Day 5: Educational tour to the Mae Kok River with elephant ride. Bamboo weaving.
  • Day 6: Check-out of Tigerland Rice Farm, depart from Chiang Rai International Airport.

Lodging, Meals and Transportation:

  • Full lodging and home-cooked healthy farm meals will be provided at the Tigerland Farmers’ Lodge.
  • Transportation: pick-up from/send to Chiang Rai International Airport.

Suitable for:

  • Families interested in going on nature-bound experiential vacations.
  • School groups (teachers and students) who are keen to learn first-hand agricultural living and rice planting process.
  • City folks keen on taking a break from city stress and returning to and be re-charged in the embrace of Mother Nature.

Capacity:

  • To ensure the highest level of personal touch, proper guidance in the rice planting experience and learning quality, we prefer to admit no more than 3 families or 15 persons (adults/kids) for any 6-day stay period.

Press Release: Chiangrai Times

 

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