Looking for something different to do in Chiang Mai? Well you have come to the right place!
Here at TYAP we have set up the 1 and 2 day CATCH Experience in the village of Huai Saai, as a way for international visitors to Chiang Mai; to experience something alternative, traditional and cultural with visitors experiencing life within a real Thai local community and sharing knowledge and skills along the way. Moreover from the CATCH Experience we hope to be able to fundraise for TYAP’s current social activities in youth leadership development, HIV prevention, as well as developing youth media within Chiang Mai. For the future plans of the CATCH Experience, we will develop local youth guides, who through the tour, can develop their English skills, learn effective communication techniques, share and conserve elements of their local culture as well as earn some money during their schooling/university years.
Instead of driving you from one tourist attraction to another, we introduce you to a simple community and traditional life in Northern Thailand.
Sailomjoy meaning Soft Wind is an alternative lifestyle and self sufficiency centre situated in Huai Saai Sangkampaeng, Chiang Mai. The main goal of Solomjoy is to give people the skills and the knowledge to live in a self sufficient way. Situated on 10 rai of land (16,000 sqm or 1.6 hectares), Solomjoy has a collection of natural accommodation made from Abode bricks(mud bricks) as well as bamboo made houses, organic rice fields, fruit orchids and vegetable plantations. As well as offering skills in self sufficiency, Solomjoy has programs for alternative medicine and medical practices, such as acupuncture, therapeutic massage, Chinese medicine, Indian Medicine and local Thai medicine. TYAP and Solomojoy share the same vision, of equipping people with the skills they need so that they can led healthy and fulfilling lives able to reach their full potential.
Some very different cultural and health activities check them out!
The Thai Traditional Spa at Sailomjoy includes three treatments:
Herbal Sauna: Coal bricks are lit up underneath a couch of distinctive Thai herbs, and on top of it: You!
Mud mask treatment: A paste made from termite mound soil is applied on your face and head. It cools your body, relieves pains and nourishes your skin.
Herbal Detox: Soak your hands and feet in a hot Thai herbal broth to flush all poison out of your body.
“We don’t do this for beauty we do this for health” Sailomjoy
Learn to make a pot the way they did it since generations ago. By doing so you help to preserve these ancient techniques in this century of plastic as they are threatened to be forgotten.
“Pottery is apart of the community life” – Local tour leader
The daily food market in Huai Saai is also the place where people meet and exchange the latest news about the life in the community. Get to know the local specialties, join the locals in offering food to the monks and learn how to roll a Thai cigarette out of a palm leaf.
“Not only a place to buy your daily things, but it’s a place central to community life” Local Tour leader
In our organic vegetarian cooking class you will first have to collect the ingredients; the herbs and spices are growing in Sailomjoys own garden. The cooking takes place outdoors without electricity and even without a kitchen.
“When you cook you have to be happy or else it won’t taste good!!” – Sailomjoy cooking teacher
|09:00||Pick up at guest house|
|10:00||Breakfast & Introduction at Sailomjoy|
|10:45||Drive to Ban Mor, make a pot the traditional way|
|14:00||Mud mask treatment|
|16:00||Cooking Class (local vegetarian recipes)|
|19:00||Herbal Suana & traditional herbal detox|
|07:00||Bicycle to the local market|
|08:00||Observe the daily flag ceremony at Wat Lantong School|
|08:30||Breakfast picnic at the school yard|
|09:00||speak on the nearby local community radio station|
|11:30||Bicycle back to Sailomjoy|
|13:00||Drive to Mae On Cave. Visit the holy Cave compounds|
|15:00||Drive back to Chiang Mai.|
Like most NGOs TYAP is depending on funds and donations. But instead of just begging you for money, we offer you an unforgettable experience in return:
*This price includes everything!!
|One Day||Two Day|
|= 1500 Baht*||= 2500 Baht*|
If you are interested to CATCH the real life contact TYAP at:
|Call us at(office):||+(66) 53274157|
|Call us at (mobile):||+(66) 0801288600|
|Email us at:||firstname.lastname@example.org|