Lazy Moon Homestay in Chiang Rai, Thailand
by Laetitia Angelet
(Thoeng, Chiang Rai, Thailand)
Hey, we are a Belgian-Thai family and run a small homestay in the middle of the countryside in the North of Thailand, Chiang Rai, near Thoeng (some backpackers might know PHu CHI FAH already!!)We make a nice BBQ in the garden at the campfire for Christmas and New Year!
Good food, good music, cold drinks and nice atmosphere!! Be there!! Get off the beaten track and get somewhere nice in north Thailand.
I'm a tour leader and I have lived in Thailand for more than 10 years. I met Yiu (a local) when he was working as a trekking guide. Our home is located 80km from Chiang Rai, and about 30km from the Lao border.
Price per night: 600B
If you want to join our homestay program and stay for 5 nights, it cost 7000B per person. That also includes three meals and all excursions! :-)
Children under 12 years old pay only half.
So, what excursions are we talking about? :-) Trekking is a must when you're visiting Chiang Rai, so that's in one of our programs, as well as visiting waterfalls, a prawn farm and hilltribe villages and schools.
How to get to Chiang Rai: From Chiang Mai, it's very easy to get to Chiang Rai. There are public and VIP-buses leaving throughout the day. The Arcade bus station is 15 minutes by tuk-tuk from downtown Chiang Mai. Once you're at the bus station, you buy a bus ticket (Green bus line) which cost about 300B for VIP-bus (3 hours ride). The buses from Chiang Mai arrives at the bus station in Chiang Rai, which is 15 minutes from downtown. Price for standard bus cost about 130B.
From Bangkok (11 hours) or Chiang Khong (2,5 hours) there are buses to Chiang Rai. Buses from Bangkok leave Mo Chi bus terminal and cost about 1000B. If you're in a hurry, you can fly from Bangkok to Chiang Rai - try Nok Air which serves this route.
Last updated: May 02, 2012