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Friday, 06 April 2012 14:10

Dinner and dance: option #1

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Like all of our programmes, we strive to minimise any impact upon communities, and make the maximum effort to ensure the programmes are not only sustainable, but also beneficial to the villages.

The longer day involved in option #1 of our Dinner and Dance programmes is filled with an extra trip after lunch - a two hour elephant ride, climbing into the hills to visit Ban Yafu, a remote and traditional Lahu hilltribe village. The elephants return at that point, with the group descending by foot to Ban Jalae via Huay Mae Sai waterfall. The higlight of the programme is dinner, hilltribe style, with traditional dancing from both tribal communities in the village - Akha and Lahu.


  • 10am: Pickup
  • Visit our foundation
    • Buy souvenirs from eBannok Handicrafts project
    • Watch a short film about our work
    • Chat about the programme
  • Visit Baan Ruammit (Karen village)
  • Lunch
  • 2 hour elephant ride to Baan Yafu (Lahu village)
  • Tour the village, and learn about the culture and lifestyle
  • Walk down to Huay Mae Sai waterfall
    • Rest, relax, and maybe take a refreshing dip (30 mins)
  • 5pm: Walk to Baan Jalae (Lahu village)
  • Tour the Hilltribe Museum (built by Mirror volunteers and the villagers)
  • Sit down for a traditional dinner
    • Watch and join in with the Lahu dancing
    • Watch and join in with the Akha dancing
  • 8pm: Return to Chiang Rai

Other information

  • Please send us your transport details in advance so we can organise pickup
  • Filtered water is provided for drinking

What to bring

  • Walking shoes for light hiking
  • Suitable clothing
    - light, cotton clothing that covers your whole body is ideal prevention for sun burn and insect bites
    - sun hat and sunglasses
    please remember to dress modestly for the whole day
    • shoulders and cleavage covered
    • shorts below the knees
  • Money for handicrafts (try to bring small notes, not 1,000B notes)
  • Balance of fee in Thai Baht


  • 1 person 8,000B
  • 2 persons 4,800B/person
  • 3-4 persons 3,800B/person
  • 5-6 persons 2,800B/person
  • 7-8 persons 2,300B/person
  • 9+ persons 2,000B/person
Rates for children
One day trips
0-3 years old 20% of adult fee
4-12 years old 50% of adult fee
13+ years old Adult fee

N.B: Count the total number of people in the group (including babies), and then apply the percentage reduction based on the age of each individual

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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