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Farmstay on a rice farm

Ban huay khom, Thailand

The Activity


  • Experience the life of a Thai rice farmer family
  • Learn about the rice farming process
  • Meet the local hill tribe families
  • Enjoy freshly prepared farm food from mother Tomei
  • Relax in this peaceful environment without distractions of every day life
  • The farm has 2 private rooms that can accommodate 6 people


Would you like to know how the life of a rice farmer family in Thailand is? Come and join us on our traditional organic rice farm in the middle of the beautiful hills of Northern Thailand. Enjoy the fresh air, the sounds of the birds and our healthy and fresh farm cooking. All meals are home-cooked by mother Tomei. She cooks with a variety of fresh farm products that grow around the farm, like wild mushrooms, ferns and plants.

If you are on the farm in the wet months of June and July which is the start of a new rice-planting season, you can help with preparing the paddy fields, sowing the seeds and trimming the sides of the plot. The other months there are plenty of other things to do.

We offer 2 private rooms that can accommodate 3 people each and an open-air sleeping space that can accommodate 4 people. It is simple, clean and comfortable. Mosquito nets are available as well as 2 toilets - one of western seating type and one of squatting type. The shower room uses fresh cool water piped in from the mountain stream. Be prepared that we don’t have Wi-Fi, TV, and air-condition. Mobile phone signal is only receivable at a sweet spot near the balcony.

The farm is located in Ban Huay Khom, a Karen hill tribe village in just 30 minutes from Chiang Rai city. We offer you free pick-up at either Chiang Rai International Airport or Chiang Rai city.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Transportation to and fro Chiang Rai
  • Mid-week visit to Chiang Rai night bazaar
  • Half-day hill tribe cultural tour on the last day
  • Guided experiential rice farming program
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Meet the Watasittikul family

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Sawadee Krup, we are the Watasittikul family and we run this rice farm for 4 generations. It is named after our great-grandfather who was respectfully called Tiger by all the Karen villagers. The legend is that Tiger was a brave man who fought with and killed a tiger who wandered into the village to hunt for prey. It is a legendary story told to every generation of our family so no one will forget the origin of the name of our land. In 2007 we opened up our farm to guests so that they could learn about the rice farming process and experience life of a farmer family.


We went to Kitt's farm twice, once for the harvesting season once for the rice planting season. We had unforgettable experiences! Especially for our child it was such a memorable experience: catching crabs in the stream, fishing in the pond, night rat hunting, planting the rice in the muddy paddy fields, etc. These experiences have left him more appreciative of nature. An experiential learning experience that is beyond the classroom. Kitt and his family were so hospitable and friendly and the food was amazing. We definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to experience something different!

29 Jun 2016

When I arrived in Chiang Rai I called Kitt. Not knowing that Chiang Rai has 2 bus stations and that I got off just one station too early. Without any complain he came to pick me up. This small gesture made a big impact on me. A perfect start for a couple of days on his farm.The farm is located in between the mountains with a beautiful view over the rice fields. In the evening we did (let say they did) some rice beating. We filled the breaks with some rice wine and fried squid. After the guys were finished we got a lovely meal from Kitt’s mom. The next morning Kitt took me for a small hike to show me his land with rice fields, banana plantations, coffee trees, a meditation place and the river he gets his water from. He told me about his love for nature and that we need to take care of it. That they we also went to the Lahu tribe village close to the farm to see how the people live. We even got invited for a tea and the lady of the house insisted us to take some food. Again Asian hospitality at its best. If you are not looking for luxury, but want to stay at a lovely, warm place in the middle of nature then this place is a must visit.

15 Dec 2014

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$ 97.68 p.p.p.n.

2 days

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$ 97.68 p.p.p.n.