Doi Mae Salong Mountain & Padong Long-Neck Hill Tribe Tour
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: PHRLL2
Immerse yourself in the highland village cultures of Doi Mae Salong Mountain in the northernmost province of Thailand. Visit the homes of indigenous Thai people in the Yao, Akha, and Padong villages, and see tea and coffee produced in a mountainous climate.
Travel to Doi Mae Salong Mountain, boasting year-round alpine-like landscapes and climate. If you're traveling in January, marvel at the Japanese cherry blossom petals covering the mountain side. Journey uphill to the Yao and Akha hill tribe villages and greet the friendly villagers. Learn about their history and culture as you soak up the cooling atmosphere and unique architecture.
Head toward the tea and coffee plantations to gain insight on mountain production processes. Sample some of the delectable results and don't miss the co-op store, offering a range of home-made products including wine, medical herbs, and other locally grown produce—all great souvenirs hard to find elsewhere.
Move on to the Padong hill tribe village, famed for women who wear brass coils from a young age to elongate their necks. Appreciate this unique cultural practice along with traditional music and detailed oral history. Make sure you visit the handicraft shops, selling a variety of clothes, baskets, and ornaments.
Padong tribe village, known for its long-necked women
Unique cultural practices of Yao & Akha hill tribe village
Fragrant tea & coffee plantations in the highland
Shopping opportunity for homemade wine & medical herbs
Alluring beauty of Doi Mae Salong Mountain
Guided tour of Yao and Akha hill tribe village, Tea and Coffee plantations, and Padong hill tribe village
Live tour commentary provided in English
Roundtrip transportation to and from selected Chiang Rai hotels
Children 1 and younger are complimentary.
Children 11 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.