Learn about the local way of life in the Khlong Yong Community
Learn about organic rice farming practices
Cultural exchange with local rice farmer
Make a traditional Thai dessert made from rice
Sight-seeing journey around local village travelling by KRATAE (a local tractor)
Local lunch with specialty organic rice tasting
Many tourists only know a few types of rice. However, on this tour we will take you to a local rice farming community where you will be able to learn about and taste a wide variety of grains.
Khlong Yong community prides itself on being the only organic rice farmers in the region and also the diversity in their products. Why not visit, soak in the scenery and learn about this interesting and unique community?
In the morning you will meet your guide at your hotel lobby and take the public transport to the train station. Then we head to Nakhon Pathom by local train to visit the “Garden of Bangkok”. There are a lot of ingredients that are produced or farmed from this area such as rice, fruit and flowers.
At Nakhon Pathom arrival, we start to explore the local market to see the local products at the wet market including raw ingredients and local foods. Then we take another public truck to the village.
In the Khlong Yong community, they are the group of farmers who would like to be change makers with organic rice farming as they have started to farm without chemicals. They are also very proud of the types of rice they are growing and have been able to re-establish specialty local rice crops. Here you will visit the rice paddies with a local farmer as a guide and by tractor. The farmer will teach you about the importance of farming that is good to the environment and also the health of people.
You will also have a chance to visit the farmer's house and learn about the different farming tools.
Then we will go back to the community centre to have lunch. You will try the specialty kind of organic rice from the farmer. Then you can join them to make the traditional rice Thai dessert.
After the full day journey in the village, we will travel back to Bangkok by private vehicle.
This program will be a part that could be generated a community development fund to ensure that every travelers' spending goes to support local people to develop and expand the community of organic rice farmers with agro-tourism at Khlong Yong Community.
Private vehicle; round trip transfer from hotel in Bangkok to the village
English speaking guide
Entrance fees and activities as mentioned
Meal plan: Lunch at a local community
Any meals, transfers or tours that are not mentioned in the itinerary
Please dress up modestly suitable for local community visiting (avoid see-through, vests, sleeveless shirts, mini skirt/short)