planting3Help the fight against deforestation!

A 5-day homestay and sightseeing experience for only 12,000B per person

The reforestation programme runs for five days. It is a wonderful chance to meet local villagers in a way not normally experienced by tourists, and do something worthwhile for others. Deforestation is a well-established problem in Thailand, and South-East Asia generally. The destruction of the natural environment plays a significant part in the daily life of many here.

By planting trees to replace those lost, volunteers have the opportunity to help slow, halt, and reverse the process. Mix this together with a homestay, elephant ride, and sightseeing trip, and you have an amazing trip ready and waiting!


Program commences at 10am, please pre-arrange your arrival time. Our staff can discuss options with you if necessary.

Day 1

  • get picked up at the relevant location: airport, bus station, or guesthouse, in Chiang Rai
  • Enjoy the trip from town to our foundation, 16km into the beautiful Thai countryside
  • Receive orientation about Mirror, and a presentation about hill tribe culture, and the do's and don’ts for staying in a hilltribe village
  • Meet with our staff to discuss the details of the reforestation program
  • Prepare for the program; pack the young plants, seeds, garden tools etc
  • Spend the night at The Mirror Foundation

Day 2

  • Work with the villagers, planting trees and seeds, for the entire day
  • Enjoy a banana packed lunch
  • Spend the night at the Mirror Foundation

Day 3

  • Participate with the villagers in reforestation work  (half day)
  • Visit Ruammit village (Karen hill tribe)
  • Take a scenic two hour elephant ride up the hill to Yafu village (Lahu hill tribe)
  • Homestay with the villagers and learn how to speak some simple Lahu phrases
  • Spend the night at Yafu village

Day 4

  • Trekking down from the hill (approx. 1.5 hours)
  • Learn how to cook a bamboo lunch (traditional hill tribe food)
  • Visit a local waterfall and the hill tribe museum at Jalae village (Lahu hill tribe)
  • Return to Chiang Rai town and stay the night at the Mirror Art Guesthouse
  • Take a walk around the night bazaar for shopping, and to watch the evening entertainment (buy hill tribe handicrafts and see traditional Lanna performances)

Day 5

  • Visit the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) in the morning
  • Lunch together
  • Send back and good bye

Details may be subject to change without notice


Include a traditional shirt, Hill tribe water bottle bag, Bamboo cup.


12,000 Baht per person

  • Available for groups only
  • Minimum 8 persons.



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