Lawa Hill Tribe Homestay in Thailand


Our Lawa Hill Tribe Homestay is located in a village nestled in the mountains of Northwest Thailand at 1,200m. The remote and scenic location is surrounded by green mountain landscapes and is an area few foreigners visit.

At our homestay, you will experience daily hill tribe life and learn about the Lawa people. We encourage cross-cultural exchange, so our host family is eager to learn from you too. It will give you a taste of hill tribe life, but we invite you to stay for a few days more to get the most out of the experience. This will give you time to dive deeper into their local way of life and create a stronger connection with the family. Be prepared to come as a guest and leave as a friend.

At the homestay, you may find yourself walking through farmland, picking ferns and herbs, helping your host family with daily chores, helping to prepare food, learning to weave cotton, as well as some seasonal activities such as rice planting and harvesting. If you’re lucky, you may catch a village celebration such as a wedding or a spirit festival.

Accommodation is basic, but your homestay family will do their best to make you feel at home. Meals will be homemade food shared with the family, which is typical hill tribe food that consists of lots of homegrown rice, green leafy vegetables flavored with wild herbs and chilies.

Type of Experience

Community Stay

Included in price

Activities as mentioned in the description
Food (full board)

Excluded in price



I stayed for 2 days with the Lawa Hill Tribe in the hills of Northern Thailand. Winai, the local guide from the village, drove me around in the area. I could see he was proud of his culture and loved to share it with others. The host family was in one word amazing. Jom the host mom was a fun woman joking all the time. Don’t expect a 5-star accommodation, but a basic home full of hospitality. Enjoy a stay with this incredible family!

Johannes Oppewal
The Netherlands

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About Me

Sawasdee khrap! (Hello!) My name is Pat. I am Shan (Tai Yai), an ethnic minority from Northern Thailand. My lifelong mission has been to work towards a better quality of life for hill tribes and locals to enjoy the same social and economic rights as people in the lowlands while maintaining their unique cultural identity and values.

I have been a tour guide for over a decade and I saw how tourism, if conducted responsibly, could generate supplemental income and help local communities. So the idea of a homestay and hill tribe village tours led by local guides came about. Tourism also gives locals a chance to proudly showcase their incredible culture and way of life and preserve age-old traditions and customs.

I believe that cultural exchange can be a memorable life-long learning experience for locals and travelers. Therefore, I invite you to join us and experience the cultural and natural beauty of my homeland. I am working with a group of local guides from different communities. Either one of them or I will guide you.


Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy: Flexible

> If the traveler cancels more than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 100 % of the amount paid
> If the traveler cancels less than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 0 % of the amount paid

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Duration: 23h 00m

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