Lush mountain landscapes surround traditional-style buildings and golden spires reach towards the sky from traditional Buddhist temples. This is Chiang Mai, the Thai city that is the cultural capital of the country, where the streets are filled with everything from carts selling pad thai to monks shuffling along temple-lined streets with monkeys dangling from treetops.
Visit a private organic garden to source ingredients for a Northern Thai cooking class, experience breathtaking views from the lush mountain landscapes that surround Chiang Mai, and journey to a rural hill tribe communities to listen to village elders about how they maintain their unique and traditional way of life. To achieve our purpose, pick tea leaves with these hill tribes (with a stunning countryside backdrop!). Wildlife lovers will also delight in a day spent at a local elephant sanctuary, where you’ll learn to care for these amazing animals and support their conservation.