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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.
- 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
Day 5 Chiang Khong
Today's activities are flexible depending on how energetic you are feeling. There are some great walks in the area to visit different hill tribes and waterfalls. You can also get involved in tree planting or batik painting.
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 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
A local Thai family will collect you today for a fantastic experience into Northern Thai cooking. Visiting the family home you will learn how to cook authentic Northern Thai flavours and enjoy a home-cooked lunch with the family.
Day 11 Koh Yao
This morning you will be transferred to the airport in plenty of time for your flight to Phuket. On arrival you will be transferred to the jetty for the boat journey to the unspoilt island of Koh Yao.
Day 12 Koh Yao
Day 13 Koh Yao
Day 14 Koh Yao
Day 15 Koh Yao
Day 16 Bangkok
Return to Phuket by boat in time for your flight to Bangkok. On arrival you will be transferred to your small boutique hotel converted from a former family home. Spend the afternoon exploring the city's temples and magnificent Grand Palace.
Day 17 Bangkok
Day 18 International return flight
Bangkok , International return flight
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