Local Experience: (2 Days)

Unwind on a Thai farm



  • Relax on the large veranda with a view on the hills
  • Learn about traditional farm life
  • Enjoy freshly prepared Thai food
  • Suitable for 4-5 people
  • Duration: from 1 night +

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.



This space has two rooms. One room is compact and sleeps three. There’s one bunk and a single bed. It has a big bathroom. The bedroom opens onto a long, wide veranda that faces west over the pasture and catches the late afternoon sun. The other room is a bit larger and has a double bed. The rooms are adjacent to each other. The building has all amenities at hand including a kitchenette, private garden and ‘wide angle’ Sala!l (Magic for eating in the warmer months!).

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 guest 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 400 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.


Local Host


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.


Doi Saket, Thailand

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


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Traveller Name: omar

Rating: 5

Date: 20-Jun-2018

I loved Thung Dong farm from the second i stepped into it. Great warm welcome and care from Ae the friendly owner. Beautiul playful family dogs that will always entertain you. The birds, buffaloes and the deer yes a dear all with the landscape, rivers and waterfalls onsite and nearby make this a farmer's paradise. I really enjoyed my stay the room was amazing and with the veranda and amazing soothing view, not as important but the widescreen tv and wifi available. Food is magnificent. Ae is always more than ready to take you to beutiful nearby sites and tour and activities to do onsite. Thanks Ae for the beautiful stay i will definetley come back to Thung Dong farm in the future. :)

Traveller Name: Omar

Rating: 5

Date: 15-Jun-2018

I have always had this love and passion for a farmer's lifestyle. Ae and his beautiful farm helps you live it fully. Amazing nature and landscape with the lakes, waterfalls and green everywhere. Lovely and well taken care of animals like really high standard of care. Plus amazing cozy rooms with the farm breeze to keep you always calm. Friendly warm welcome by Ae who will always spend alot of time with you showing you around help you participate and even take you to nearby attractive spots for excursions. The staff are very kind and welcoming and the food is amazingggg! A really fruitfull, lovely and relaxing experience will definetley come back here more often.

Traveller Name: Kasey

Rating: 5

Date: 02-Jun-2016

There's nowhere else like Thung Dong Farm Stay. If you're an animal lover and looking to get out of the busy cities, this place is for you. There's a calm atmosphere, super friendly dogs (4), Oscar the cat, many bird species, horses, cows, buffalo, pigs and bunnies! We were able to help feed the rescued baby birds Ae found on the jungle floor and hold the baby bunnies. We loved everything during our stay. It's a very relaxing place and there's things to do during the afternoon. Ae took us on a trek through the hills. He showed us how the local villagers live in the jungle, we walked through a passion fruit farm (they were delicious), and saw many different plant species. Near by there's hot springs that you can visit as well. We were served 3 big meals a day of authentic Northern Thai dishes, which were delicious. We were also taught how to make papaya salad. One evening Ae had us make wishes on lanterns and we lit them to send off into the night sky. A pretty neat experience for us Canadian's to experience a Thai tradition like that. The farm was so quiet that we could hear our own heartbeat at night! The farm is great for anyone. It's a tranquil place and a unique way to immerse yourself into Northern Thai culture. Stayed May 2016, traveled with my boyfriend and friend.

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