This trip takes in some of Thailand's little-visited regions and authentic experiences including a stay at Lanjia Lodge, staffed by the local Hmong community, and time spent with a Lahu community near the Myanmar border. After time exploring the villages of the mountainous north, enjoy a few days in Chiang Mai. Here you will have a unique introduction to Thai cookery in a local home. Fly south to the islands of the Andaman Sea and enjoy time relaxing on Koh Yao, home to a number of fishing villages before returning to Bangkok to explore a more traditional side of the city.
Visit Hmong and Lahu villages and learn about the culture and traditions of these communities.
Try your hand at Thai cooking with a local family.
Relax on the beaches of Koh Yao and explore unspoilt islands.
Immerse yourself in Bangkok's history and visit a little known neighbourhood on a street food walking tour.
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- Chiang Rai
- Chiang Khong
- Chiang Rai
- Chiang Mai
- Koh Yao
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Chiang Rai.
Day 2 Chiang Rai
Day 3 Chiang Rai
Day 4 Chiang Khong
Chiang Rai , Chiang Khong
Day 5 Chiang Khong
Day 6 Fang
Depart Lanjia Lodge today and travel to the town of Fang, close to the border with Myanmar. Stop to visit an art gallery and tea plantation en route. Spend the next two days staying in a charming Lahu home and visit the surrounding villages to learn more about the way of life and how this project is helping to sustain a Lahu community.
Day 7 Fang
Day 8 Chiang Mai
Day 9 Chiang Mai
Today your guide will take you to explore the main sights of Chiang Mai including the lost city of Wiang Kum Kam and the trading community of Wat Gatekaram. Through narrow alleyways and winding pathways best accessed with two-wheel transport, you will pass markets, temples and a vast array of unique "street life". Lunch will be taken at a traditional noodle cafe.
Day 10 Chiang Mai
Day 11 Koh Yao
Day 12 Koh Yao
Day 13 Koh Yao
Day 14 Koh Yao
Enjoy exploring the fishing villages on Koh Yao or take a boat to a neighbouring island.
Day 15 Koh Yao
Today will be your last day to enjoy your lovely beach setting.
Day 16 Bangkok
Day 17 Bangkok
Day 18 International return flight
Bangkok , International return flight
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