1 Day Learning: Bamboo

Duration: 1 day
From: The Mirror Foundation, Chiang Rai
Learn about bamboo's many uses, and what it means to the hilltribe people in daily life. Ideal for couples and families. No trekking involved, just a short walk to a local waterfall.

Most ethnic groups in the region have a long relationship with bamboo. It is so versatile that it is used in construction, for kitchen utensils, ingredients in a variety of recipes, for traps, to make bicycle frames, and a myriad of other things. It is an amazing plant.

No Trekking involved!

Your day of learning about bamboo, and the many ways to utilise it, takes place by a waterfall - about a 15 minute walk from the drop point. The day also includes a hearty lunch prepared using bamboo.

  • Pick up from hotel
  • Drive to a local waterfall
  • Walk up a path to the waterfall (10-20 mins)
  • Traditional bamboo based lunch
  • Spend the afternoon learning the basics of bamboo craft
    • Make a bamboo cup, and weave a basket
  • Send back to hotel

Although we recommend a minimum of two people in a group - to reduce costs, but also so you have someone to share the experience with - we occasionally have requests from solo travellers who wish to book a tour. As our tours are private, the group would consist of the individual and our guide. We no longer offer to add a solo traveller to an existing group.
Solo travellers unfortunately have to pay a higher price as we have a number of set costs which we cannot reduce. This means that the per person fee is higher than the per person fee of a booking for 2 people.

  • Select the date you wish to begin your programme
  • Select the number of adults in your group
    • If there are children, check the box and then select the number of children by age
  • Once completed, the total price will appear at the top of the box
  • Click 'Book Now' button
  • Fill in the information fields
  • Only required fields are necessary - First name, Last name, Email
  • Add a username and password to access your private details
  • Fill in the personal information for every group member, including children
    • All fields are required
  • Check the 'I confirm to read...' box
  • Click 'Book Now' button
  • Choose your payment method - check to see when the deposit must be paid by

Please note, we do not confirm any bookings without a deposit payment.

All our treks and tours require a deposit payment
The balance must be paid in cash on the day of the programme (Thai Baht only)

Below is some basic information to assist preparation for your day tour. For more comprehensive information, please visit our main 'preparation' articles.

From / per person

Departs at
Important information
Price includes
  • Pickup and drop off in Chiang Rai town*
  • Lunch
  • Tuition fee
  • Filtered water
  • Tools and materials
  • Emergency medical insurance

*Accommodation outside town may incur an extra charge

Please have the following details ready when booking (for each person in your group)

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Gender
  • Diet (Meat, vegetarian, or vegan)
  • Passport number
  • Email a copy of each passport information page
Price excludes
  • Surcharge for Pickup/drop off outside Chiang Rai town
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Extra options added to the basic tour
  • Tips and gratuities
Cancellation policy

Please not we do not book a guide until the deposit has been paid.If a guide is unavailable, we refund the deposit in full.

If a group cancels within 24 hours of the trek start, the deposit is lost.

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