Local Experience: (2 Days)

Have a farm life experience
4.5

Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wake up early and help feeding the animals
  • Learn about traditional farm life
  • Relax in the hills of northern Thailand
  • Enjoy our freshly brewed coffee
  • Perfect for family with kids
  • Duration: from 1 night +

Description

DESCRIPTION

I warmly invite you to stay with my family to experience life on a working Thai farm. Our farm is located in the highlands of Northern Thailand, a few hours from Chiang Mai. We produce a variety of crops like coffee and oranges. Besides this we are real animal lovers. We have three pink buffalos and small herd of cattle providing us natural fertilizer, a few ‘Moo Doi’ - mountain pigs, and dogs.

The Garden room we offer you is a house near the Thai kitchen and the open campfire that we use in the winter. It has one double bed and, if required, an extra foldaway bed. There is a curtain for privacy that can divide this room into two sleeping areas.

We offer you a fully inclusive stay of three meals a day, afternoon tea and refreshments throughout the day. We will serve you good, healthy, authentic typical northern Thai food. If it is the right season we can offer you our own morning picked and squeezed orange juice straight from the grove and our own freshly roasted farm coffee.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

The prices are based on two people sharing. For each additional guests sharing the same room : For Guests 12 years or older please add 600 THB fully inclusive and for each child aged 3 years or older 400 THB.

*For guests who are only able to stay with us for one night please add 500 THB to the above listed prices in order to help us cover the extra cost of laundry and staff costs etc. Thank you for your understanding.

We can provide pick-up transfer for you to our farm. The price from Chiang Mai City, Airport or Rail Station is 1,000 THB each way to/from the farm for up to 6 Guests. The distance is 50 Kms and the journey takes about one hour.

IN CASE ANY OF THE ABOVE ADDITIONAL COSTS NEED TO BE ADDED TO THE PRICE THIS WILL ALL BE PAID ON LOCATION TO THE HOST AND NOT INCLUDED IN THE I LIKE LOCAL PRICE.

Local Host

Ae

Enjoy your trip with Ae

Swadee Krup! My name is Chaiwat Pankaew, more commonly called by my Thai nickname, Ae. I think that even my parents have forgotten what my real name is! Twelve years ago I bought a small piece of land up in the hills with a river running through it, jungle and fresh air…then the adjoining lands and finally a jungle valley. Over the years I have done my best to turn it into my idea of Nirvana! I live on the farm and look after every single aspect of it. This place gives me so much pleasure and I feel so privileged that I want to share it with others. I therefore warmly invite you to stay on my farm and enjoy every piece of it.

Location:

Doi Saket, Thailand

Address: Huai Kaeo, Mae on district, Chiang Mai, Thailand


FAQ

1. How do I know if a local can be trusted?

We have incorporated several measures to ensure safe and trustworthy experiences:

a. References

We ask every local for references, like experiences from volunteers and/or travelers, NGO's and government bodies.

b. Quality check

We have verified information such as name, address, social profiles, phone number, payment details and description of experience.

c. Frequent contact

We had contact with the locals frequently by phone and/or email

d. Review system

The local can be reviewed after an experience, giving you greater confidence in the experience.


2. Do the locals speak English?

In general they speak English, but in some cases people didn’t receive proper English education. In those cases there will be an English-speaking guide available.

3. How much time does a local have to respond to my booking request?

Locals have 48 hours to officially confirm or reject booking requests. You will be updated via email about the status of your request.

4. How do I know a reservation is confirmed?

Once your request has been officially confirmed, you will receive an email notification from the local with all the necessary information

5. What happens if my reservation request is rejected or expires?

If your reservation request is rejected by the local or expires, no charge is made for the reservation and you are free to book with another local.

6. When do I need to make the payment?

As soon as your booking is confirmed the money will be captured from your account. The money will be paid to the local hosts once the experience has taken place.

7. How does the Tripcultr payment system work?

When submitting a booking request to a local, you provide your payment details and the payment method may be authorized for a charge. If the booking request is rejected or expires we do not complete the charge and any authorization is released.

8. What payment methods do you offer?

For the payment I Like Local supports several payment methods. Options may include:

Major credit cards and pre-paid credit cards: Visa, MasterCard.

9. Where do I find my receipt or itinerary for my booked activity?

Once you have a confirmed booking, your billing receipt and itinerary will be automatically emailed to you.

Your itinerary contains a lot of useful information about your reservation, such as the date and time of the activity, the number of people, the address, telephone number and email address of the local, and I like Local’s contact information.

10. How can I get in contact with a local?

As soon as your booking is confirmed by the local, which will be within 48 hours after your booking request has been sent, you will receive your itinerary by email. On this itinerary the telephone number and email address of the local are mentioned and you can arrange meeting point or pick-up location.

 


Alterations & cancellations

Can I cancel my booking and do I receive a refund?

You can cancel a confirmed booking at any time up to the moment of the activity. When cancelled more than 7 days prior to 12:00 am local time of the local experience date you will be refunded, except for the service fee.

When cancelled less than 7 days prior to 12:00 am local time of the activity no refund of the paid amount will take place

How do I alter a reservation?

If you want to change a reservation you can send the local an email with your request. In case you encounter any problems you can contact us via sales@tripcultr.com

How do I cancel a reservation?

To cancel your reservation send an email to sales@tripcultr.com. By cancelling the reservation, please note that you are initiating the cancellation and will be noted as the party responsible for the cancellation.

For what circumstances is a guest eligible for a refund?

We understand circumstances come up that affect travel plans. Depending on the case, a refund may be authorized outside of the cancellation policy and you may be given a full refund, meaning the local will receive no payout.

If you are cancelling due to extenuating circumstances, we will reach out to the local right away to explain the situation.

Extenuating circumstances cases will be contingent upon the reservation being cancelled prior to the check in date and upon you contacting Tripcultr to provide proper documentation where valid. Only the cases found in the Tripcultr policy will be considered.

 

Please know that if you cannot provide the proper documentation, we will not be able to give you a refund for your reservation.

Types of documentation can include: notes from a medical professional on hospital letterhead explaining why you should not travel, a jury duty summons, a valid obituary or death certificate, etc.

Will I get my money back if a local cancels or doesn’t show up?

In case the local cancels the booking you will receive the total amount paid.

How do I get a refund?

Refunds are issued for many reasons. For each situation, certain conditions may apply (see below). Just send us an email with the reason you would like to get a refund together with proof if required. We will then process your request and email you the outcome.

Once you receive notification that you'll be receiving a refund, it takes 5-7 business days to be reflected on your statement after which we process them. Some refunds issued to international credit cards occasionally take up to 30 days to be reflected. Refunds issued to PayPal accounts occur within 24 hours.


Reviews

Traveller Name: Ivy, Dave & family, Singapore

Rating: 5

Date: 20-Feb-2018

It was the first farmstay for my family and we totally loved it! Especially all 3 of my really noisy and active kids. Ae was very kind and patient with them. They really enjoyed feeding the animals and jungle trekking and just being with Sam and Izzy. They used to be afraid of animals but after a few days, now they love being with them! It’s nice and peaceful being in nature and the weather was pleasant and cool. Loved it! Will definitely come back again!

Traveller Name: Ryan and family, Malaysia

Rating: 5

Date: 29-Jun-2016

We stayed at Ae's farm, tucked at the foot of the mountains and an hours drive from Chiang Mai. On arrival we were greeted by 5 Labradors, an army of guinea fowls, ducks, geese, doves, rabbits roaming the extensive compound. The farm is surrounded by greenery, and flowers. The farmhouse is nicely decorated with some antique items. We had such a lovely time here. Thanks so much Ae and family!

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Min. Duration: 2 Days

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