“Get to know the village” bike ride past local houses, rice paddy fields and local orchards
Taste the local food cooked by your hosts
Alms offering to the monks
Learn a local “secret recipe”
Learn about local handicrafts and pastimes
The Happiness Village Homestay is located in a small rural village in the Sukhothai Province.
Staying in a homestay like this one, will give you the opportunity to learn about the local culture in a unique way. Your host family will show you the typical daily life of a villager.
This program will be part of generating a community development fund to ensure that every travelers' spending goes to support local people and reducing rural-urban migration.
DAY1: Sukhothai Arrival (-/L/D)
Upon arrival to Sukhothai bus terminal/airport (arrival time to be advised), your local guide will pick you up and lead you to the village where you will check in to your homestay. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will go on a bicycle ride where you will start to discover our happiness village at Baan Na Ton Chan. You will ride past local houses, rice paddy fields and the fruit orchards. Dinner to be served with a local family. Overnight: Simple and comfortable homestay, bedding and mosquito net are provided.
DAY2: Happiness Village Homestay (B/L/D)
Start the day with alms offering. Your local hosts will prepare the food for you to offer to the monks. Then you will have a chance to join your hosts to cook local dishes for breakfast. Afterwards go on a village walk to see the main activities of the village. You will be able to visit some of the local houses to see and learn how to weave and make wooden toys. For lunch enjoy "Kao Perb" or steam rice noodle, which is a famous local dish for this village. In the afternoon you will learn about mud-soaked textile, which is the main local product of Ban Na Ton Chan. This product is a hand-woven textile used for clothing. The method of how to work with this fibre has been passed down from generation to generation by the textile weavers in the village. Dinner will be served with a local family. Overnight: Simple and comfortable homestay, bedding and mosquito net are provided.
DAY3: Sukhothai Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast served at your homestay. There will be a late morning check out where you will say goodbye to your hosts and then you will be taken to the bus terminal or airport in Sukhothai.
Note: All mentioned activities are subject to change depending on the weather, availability and safety reasons. This can occur without notice prior to the date.
Transportation: roundtrip local vehicle for pick up and drop off at Sukhothai airport/bus terminal to the village
Accommodation: 2 nights stay at Homestay Baan Na Ton Chan
Local English speaking guide
Meal plan as mentioned in the program (B/L/D)
Entrance fee and activities as mentioned in the program
All taxes and service charge
Any meals, transfers or tours that are not mentioned in the itinerary
International and Domestic flight/bus/train ticket
🍀HOW TO GET THERE:
Appx 1 hour flight, 3 flights a day from Bangkok (BKK) to Sukhothai (THS) by Bangkok Airways
Overnight train from Bangkok Railway Station to Phitsanulok by State Railway of Thailand, then another 1 hour drive to Sukhothai