Local Experience: (7 Days)

Take a farming course in northern Thailand
4.5

Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience local life on a small farm in northern Thailand
  • Take a course in one of the different farming principles
  • Enjoy delicious homemade Thai food
  • Explore the surroundings by bicycle
  • Exchange knowledge and experience with the local people and guests
  • Duration: from 1 week
  • Maximum number of people is 6

Description

DESCRIPTION

We are a small local farm in the Chun district in northern Thailand, 1,5 hour southeast of Chiang Rai. We started this farm because we wanted to share our local lifestyle with people around the world and preserve our culture. We grow our own food such as vegetables and fruits organically with the goal to be more self-reliant. Planting and collecting vegetables for cooking fresh meals will be a wonderful experience for people who live in a big cit. Immerse yourself in the pace of life of this little farm and forget about the hustle and bustle of the busy world.

Besides being an organic farm we are also a sustainable living learning center as well as a language center for our community; local kids come and practice their English with our guests. We organize different farming courses like a rice farming, rice planting, rice harvesting, mud building, working with bamboo & planting and cooking & making thatched roofs.

The food we serve is northern Thai food prepared with the best care. The accommodation we provide is simple. You will sleep in a traditional Thai wooden house, one that has been on the farm for several generations. The rooms have a fan, mosquito net, Thai mattress, pillow, blanket, hot shower and shared bathroom. We also have bicycles that you can use to explore the area.

What you need to know:

  • All programs could be changed to match our weather and schedules if necessary
  • We don’t have any certification for volunteering or interns as we are only a small local farm
  • Do not expect any luxury accommodation and convenience amenities
  • No WIFI available at the farm but internet café in our town (5 minutes by bicycle)
  • We are very strict with our culture such “Giving A WAI” to Thais instead of “hugging or kissing” like westerns, so Thai culture is required in the community

Price includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Instructor

Local Host

our farmer family

Enjoy your trip with our farmer family

This farm is being run administratively by me and is currently being operated daily by my father, a Thai farmer - who is an encyclopedia of knowledge that must be preserved through study and documentation, before it is too late. He is the last generation here who harnesses this knowledge. That's why we want to share it.


Location:

Chun district

Address: Chun District, Phayao, 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.


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