Meet up with your guide at the hotel and take a 15 km drive to Elephant Camp
. You’ll be able to learn about this Eco tourist and conservation program that cares for elephants while giving local people employment as mahouts. Taking care not to disrupt the serenity of this isolated area, we can observe locals as they engage in daily tasks. You’ll have the chance to ask questions and wander around in the small village. Your guide will be happy to translate your questions.
Waving our good-byes, we continue to Ban Nanyang
125km away to visit the Lu minority people. The village has 500 inhabitants and they grow their own cotton. Each household has 2-3 weaving looms underneath their houses on stilts. This Lu village has their own weaving style and they make special tablecloths, wall hangings and scarves... We spend a few hours here strolling from home to home and interacting with locals.
A boxed lunch will be enjoyed with a family while we listening to the stories to learn how they preserving their traditional craft.
On the way back, we can make a charitable stop en route to a local impoverished school to help the children with some donations.