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A World of Adventure

The Kingdom of Thailand has something to interest every traveler. Whether you’re looking to relax on a tropical island, take advantage of terrific shopping, visit the hill tribes and villages of northern Thailand, venture to the River Kwai and other historic sites, explore fantastic Buddhist temples, dine on delicious delicacies, marvel at the rich scenery, ride an elephant, float through the klongs of Bangkok, canoe through the jungle or to sea caves, go river rafting, cycling or trekking, Thailand will surely give you memories to cherish. Thailand has a well-established tourism industry, making it the most accessible destination for first-time visitors to Southeast Asia.

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At Southeast Asia Tours, we design tours for any number of people and any length of stay. Do you prefer deluxe, first class or standard hotel accommodations? Do you want just a little sightseeing, a lot of sightseeing or a 50/50 mix of sightseeing and leisure time? The focus is always on your special interests and desires. Here are just a few samples of the types of trip that we can design just for you:

Complete Custom Itineraries, Overnight Soft Adventures, Overland Packages, Cruises, Beach Time, On Your Own Options, Thai Cooking Classes and more.

Take a look at our favorite Day Trips and Overnight Soft Adventures, including New! adventures added in 2017.

Mix-and-match as many of these options as you like. Just let us know what your heart desires.

Thailand Sample Itineraries include sightseeing and transfers with private guide and driver, unless otherwise indicated. Discounts are available if you have a group of people who want to travel together. A wide range of hotel options are available. Prices are available upon request based on your budget and hotel preferences. These Sample Itineraries can easily be customized.

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I vetted out about 4-5 travel agents before I found Diane Embree and she was absolutely fantastic. Diane assisted us in designing an amazing trip for a group of 10 people through various parts of Thailand and it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! She had every detail covered, was so on top of my every question, and was truly an amazing person to work with! I’d highly recommend her to anyone looking to go to SE Asia, she’s well-versed with the culture and truly looks out for your best interest, always. Thanks, Diane!
Amanda Andrzejewski

Bangkok

Bangkok Highlights Quick-Trip

buddha-340501_640Day 1 – Upon arrival in Bangkok you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 – Today’s full day Bangkok Highlights tour includes the Wat Trimit and Wat Po temples and the Grand Palace. In addition, cruise the klongs (canals) of Bangkok on a longtail boat, before boarding a converted rice barge for a cruise on the larger canals. In the evening attend a Thai Classical Dance performance, including a Thai dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 3 – In the early morning you’ll participate in a special Thai custom. Before dawn monks don their saffron robes and walk barefoot through the streets, carrying their alms bowls. The local people give boiled rice and condiments in exchange for blessings. You’ll have an opportunity to join this tradition by personally presenting alms. Then it’s off to the Bangkok Floral Market with its stalls filled with exotic, colorful flora. This is where the wholesalers shop. Return to your hotel for breakfast and a short rest. This afternoon you’ll visit the National Museum with its historical artifacts from Neolithic, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Bangkok periods. The old buildings present a beautiful example of Thai architecture. This evening you’ll join a dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River, on a traditional converted rice barge. (B, D)

Day 4 – At leisure until time to transfer to the airport. (B)

Bangkok In Depth

giant-1177905_640Day 1 – Upon arrival in Bangkok you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 – This morning you’ll take a guided walking tour of Chinatown. You’ll walk narrow lanes, covered alleyways and will browse the exotic shops. A light Yum Char (dim sum and Chinese tea) lunch is included. This afternoon’s city and temples tour includes the three most important temples in Bangkok: Wat Trimitr with its Golden Buddha made of five and a half tons of solid gold; Wat Po, the most extensive temple with its giant Reclining Buddha; and Wat Benjamaborpit, also known as the White Marble Temple, one of the finest examples of Thai Architecture. In the evening enjoy a “River of King” dinner cruise. (B, L, D)

Day 3 – This morning’s Taste of Bangkok Transport tour takes you via public transportation, to experience the city from the perspective of the locals. Travel by tuk-tuk, boat, Skytrain and the khlong ferry. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening attend the Calypso Cabaret Show, Bangkok’s first show of Thai transgender artists. (B)

Day 4 – In the early morning you’ll participate in a special Thai custom. Before dawn monks don their saffron robes and walk barefoot through the streets, carrying their alms bowls. The local people give boiled rice and condiments in exchange for blessings. You’ll have an opportunity to join this tradition by personally presenting alms. Then it’s off to the Bangkok Floral Market with its stalls filled with exotic, colorful flora. This is where the wholesalers shop. The balance of the morning is at leisure. This afternoon you’ll visit the National Museum with its historical artifacts from Neolithic, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Bangkok periods. In the evening attend a Thai Classical Dance performance, including a Thai dinner. (B, D)

Day 5 – This morning’s excursion takes you to Jim Thompson’s House a collection of wooden buildings that house a small, but fine, collection of Asian art. You’ll also visit Vimanmek Palace – the world’s largest golden teak mansion. Jim Thompson remains a mystery, having disappeared in the Malaysian jungle. The old buildings present a beautiful example of Thai architecture. Your afternoon tour explores the Grand Palace, including the Funeral Palace, Reception Palace, Throne Hall, Coronation Hall, Royal Guest House and Emerald Buddha Temple. In the evening journey around the old city of Rattanakosin Island aboard the Buddy trolley. Dinner is included at Hotel De’Moc restaurant. (B, D)

Day 6 – This morning you’ll visit the Chatuchak weekend market, which is the largest outdoor shopping market in Thailand. The market boasts a wide range of Thai wares. This afternoon you’ll travel by longtailed speedboat on the picturesque Chao Phraya River and through the Thonburi klongs (canals). You’ll make a stop at the Temple of Dawn. This evening attend a performance of Muay Thai Live. (B)

Day 7 – Transfer to the Bangkok airport. (B)

Day Touring Beyond Bangkok

thailand-1251069_640Day 1 – Upon arrival in Bangkok you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 – Today you’ll travel outside Bangkok to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Continue to the River Kwai to see the famous Bridge. You’ll visit the Allied War Cemetery and will take a ride on the notorious Death Railway.
(B, L)

Day 3 – Today’s restful excursion visits Pattaya, two hours southeast of Bangkok, on the Gulf of Thailand. Once a sleepy fishing village, Pattaya is now one of Thailand’s most popular resorts. You’ll visit the island of Koh Larn (via non-private boat). Swim, snorkel, take a glass-bottomed boat ride or just sunbathe on the sandy strand. Lunch at a beach café is included. (B, L)

Day 4 – Today’s full day excursion takes you 90 kilometers north of Bangkok to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. At the city ruins, you’ll see Wat Phra Sri Sanpetch and its pagodas, Wat Chaiya Mongkol and the large Buddha image of Phra Mongkol Bophit. You’ll also take a boat trip to Bang Pa-In, the former Royal Summer residence of King Rama V, as well as a visit to the Chinese Wehat Chamrun Palace. Travel one way by road and the other way by non-private boat. (B, L)

Day 5 – Depart Bangkok early in the morning for your back-to-nature excursion to Khao Yai National Park. The Park is home to a variety of wildlife, including tigers and wild elephants. You’ll take an ox cart ride through rice fields, an elephant ride in the jungle and will walk along trails through the Park. This is a non-private tour and a long day (12 1/2 hours). (B, L)

Day 6 – Morning at leisure. In the afternoon you’ll travel 32 kilometers out of Bangkok to the Sampran Riverside Thai Village (formerly Rose Garden) with its over 50 acres of tropical gardens and orchards. At the Thai village you’ll see a cultural show including the fingernail dance, Thai boxing, hilltribe dance, sword fighting, elephants at work and folk dancing. (B)

Day 7 – Transfer to the airport. (B)

Bangkok Off The Beaten Path

bangkok-1020850_640Day 1 – Upon arrival in Bangkok you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 – This morning you’ll explore Bangkok by local transportation. Your guide will help you navigate the city from the perspective of a local. Travel by tuk-tuk, boat, Skytrain and even the khlong ferry. This afternoon’s Bangkok Jungle Tour by Bicycle takes you across the Chao Phraya River to the relatively unknown area of Bang Ka Jao. You’ll explore this green area of waterways, small temples, local houses and local markets by cycling along small roads, alleyways and raised footpaths. (B)

Day 3 – This morning you’ll travel outside Bangkok to the Tha Kha Floating Market, which is only open on weekends and certain days that are in accordance with the Buddhist lunar calendar. This market is seldom visited by tourists and is very authentic. You’ll also visit a local market positioned on a train track. When the train comes through, the vendors move their wares. When the train passes, they move back onto the track. On your way back to the city you’ll stop at Phra Pathom Chedi, the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 4 – Today’s full day excursion takes you outside the city to the Samut Sakorn province where you’ll visit the Mahachai Fresh Market seafood market. Then take a trishaw ride to the local vegetable market. Continue to Benjarong village at Ban Don Kai Dee. This is where Thailand’s famouse porcelain is created. Enjoy lunch and a traditional Thai village show at Samphran Riverside, before returning to Bangkok. (B, L)

Day 5 – Travel approximately 58 kilometers outside Bangkok to experience the traditional way of life and agriculture along Mahasawat Canal in Nakhom Pathom. Travel via traditional long-tail boat to see orchid farms and lotus blossoms. Change to a mini tractor to drive through rice fields and fruit orchards, where you can taste the local produce. Afternoon transfer to the airport. (B)

Art & Culture of Bangkok

rice-560051_640Day 1 – Upon arrival in Bangkok you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 – This morning’s Arts of the Kingdom tour takes you to Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall which now serves as a museum and is still occasionally used for state functions. The Hall houses the best of Thai fine arts. Its domes and walls are covered with paintings by Professor Galileo Chini and Carlo Riguli. In the afternoon visit the private Prasat Museum with its large collection of artifacts ranging from the prehistoric to Bangkok periods. The museum also houses replicas of beautiful Thai architecture. (B)

Day 3 – This morning’s Diversity and Harmony Walking tour visits an area of the Thonburi riverbank where many original communities remain. Explore the diverse local cultures and stories of how the different groups arrived in the area. Walk along Tha Din Daeng, a foodies paradise. Continue along backstreets and riverside pathways, passing shrines, mosques and a Portuguese Catholic community famous for its desserts. Visit Wat Kalayanamit before crossing the river. This afternoon visit the Museum of Floral Culture which focuses on Thai floral culture but also houses exhibits of floral cultures from India, China, Japan, Laos and Bali. (B)

Day 4 – Today’s full day excursion takes you out of the city to Kanchanaburi where you’ll board a local transport pick-up truck to explore local farmlands and to learn about the farmers and their beliefs. You’ll visit the Nong Kao village shrine where you can make offerings to the spirits of the village. Visit Fan Palm Orchard to observe the locals harvesting the leaves that are used to wrap food. Continue through this area of rural landscapes and villages to see a demonstration of a local ritual whereby the farmers strengthen their bond with the Rice Goddess, in order to ensure prolific crops. A snack of Fan Palm Cake and coffee will be served before continuing to a local weaving center to observe hand-woven cloths being made into clothing. After lunch you’ll visit Erawan National Park where you may see monkeys and a variety of birds. You’ll have time to relax at the waterfalls or to swim in its pools, before returning to Bangkok. (B, L)

Day 5 – Transfer to the airport. (B)

Bangkok Adventurer

waterfall-1193838_640Day 1 – Upon arrival in Bangkok you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 – Today’s (non-private) Flight of the Gibbon Treetop Adventure takes you an hour outside Bangkok to the treetops of a pristine national park at Khao Kheo, near Chonburi. You’ll glide through the jungle canopy along zip-lines, sky bridges and abseils. At over three kilometers, with 24 platforms, this is the longest zip-line tour in the world. (B, L)

Day 3 – Today’s tour takes you outside the city to Kanchanaburi where you’ll switch to a 4×4 Jeep or similar. Proceed to the Elephant Camp for a short elephant trek in the forest. After a short bamboo raft ride you’ll leave the camp and will continue to the mountainous Thong Papoom district where you’ll start your off-road adventure along 13 kilometers of dirt road. You’ll pass through teak and bamboo forests into the jungle. You’ll then walk to a waterfall where you can swim in the pools formed by the waterfall. (This is a long day – approximately 12 hours.) (B, L)

Day 4 – This morning you’ll explore Bangkok by local transportation. Your guide will help you navigate the city from the perspective of a local. Travel by tuk-tuk, boat, Skytrain and even the khlong ferry. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening’s non-private Bike Bangkok by Night tour includes cycling along the Chao Phraya River. (B)

Day 5 – Transfer to the airport.

Luxury Float House

thailand-1040558_640Day 1 – Transfer from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi to visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, the Allied War Cemetery and Hellfire Pass. Continue by boat your acommodations. In the evening enjoy traditional Mon tribal dances. Two nights in a floating villa at The Float House River Kwai. (L, D)

Day 2 – Travel upstream via long-tailed boat to Saiyoke Yai Waterfall and National Park where you’ll explore the Lawa Caves. Return to your floating villa in the late afternoon, following a stops at a nearby ethnic Mon Tribal village and Lawa Caves. (B, L, D)

Day 3 – The morning is at leisure. In the afternoon take a ride on the historic Death Railway, passing over the original wooden viaduct that was constructed by Allied POWs. Return to Bangkok in the late afternoon. (B, L)

Northern Thailand

Chiang Mai Quick-Trip

chiang-mai-1033402_640Day 1 – Upon arrival in Chiang Mai you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 – This morning you’ll visit several hill tribes including Long Necked Karen, traditional Karen, Lahu and Patong villages. On the way back to Chiang Mai you’ll stop at one of the region’s orchid farms. In the afternoon you’ll visit the Sankamphange District, home to the silk industry, umbrella painting, lacquerware, silverware and other handicrafts. This evening’s cultural and folk performances will be accompanied by a Kantoke (northern Thai cuisine) dinner. (B, D)

Day 3 – Today’s full day tour starts with a visit to the Elephant Conservation Centre at Lampang, home to the only Elephant Hospital in Thailand. You’ll then take a short city tour in an old horse carriage and will visit the 700-year-old Wat Prathat Lampang Luang temple. On the way back to Chiang Mai, you’ll stop at the small historical town of Lamphun, home to Wat Phra That Haripoonchai, which is the oldest temple in the region. (B, L)

Day 4 – This morning’s city and temples tour includes Wat Phra Sing, Wat Suan Dok, Wat Chedi Luang and the hilltop temple Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. This afternoon you’ll visit the Tiger Kingdom at Mae Rim where you can touch and play with puppy tigers, small tigers and mature tigers. Visitors enter the ground at their own risk. This evening’s guided culinary tour gives you the opportunity to sample local snacks. Start at the Warorot market. Continue to the outskirts of the city where you’ll try kao soi, a coconut noodle dish that’s unique to Chiang Mai. End with a stroll through the Night Market. (B, D)

Day 5 – Transfer to the airport. (B)

Chiang Mai Cultural Experience

chiang-mai-85670_640Day 1 – Upon arrival in Chiang Mai you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the evening you’ll attend a Kantoke (northern Thai cuisine) dinner with cultural and folk performances. (D)

Day 2 – Early this morning you’ll visit a local market where you’ll offer alms to the Buddhist monks. You’ll also have an opportunity to shop for local foods. Continue to Wat U-Mong (Tunnel Temple) and Wat Suan Dok, where the ashes of Chiang Mai’s royal family are interred. This afternoon you’ll travel south to the small historic town of Lamphun. After visiting Wat Phra That Haripoonchai, which is the oldest temple in the region, you’ll tour the local market. Continue to Wiang Kum Kam, where you’ll tour this 13th century town via horse drawn carriage. (B)

Day 3 – Today’s full day excursion acquaints you with mountain village life. You’ll drive to Mae Kampong, a rustic village alongside a stream in the mountains near Chiang Mai. After a stop at a local market, you’ll walk through the forest with the locals, learning about their conservation of the forest. After lunch you’ll have a massage. You’ll then explore the village to see fermented tea being made, as well as local handicrafts in the village homes. You’ll cook your own dinner in a village home and view the sunset from the top of the mountain, before returning to your hotel. This is a long day (12+ hours). (B, L, D)

Day 4 – This morning’s non-private tour takes you to Mae Sa Craft village where you’ll how a choice of learning Saa paper-making, ceramic painting, batik dyeing or paper parasol and fan-making. In the afternoon you’ll visit several hill tribes including Long Necked Karen, traditional Karen, Lahu and Patong villages. On the way back to Chiang Mai you’ll stop at one of the region’s orchid farms. (B, L)

Day 5 – Today’s hands-on excursion takes you to a local rice farm where you’ll change to traditional Thai farm clothes and will participate in planting and harvesting rice. You’ll learn about the processes involved in reaching the final product. This tour operates between June and February only. (B, L)

Day 6 – Morning at leisure. This afternoon you’ll visit a local temple for a chat with the monks. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the Buddhist religion. This evening’s guided culinary tour gives you the opportunity to sample local snacks. Start at the Warorot market. Continue to the outskirts of the city where you’ll try kao soi, a coconut noodle dish that’s unique to Chiang Mai. End with a stroll through the Night Market. (B, D)

Day 7 – Transfer to the airport. (B)

Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai Adventurer

thailand-686674_640Day 1 – Upon arrival in Chiang Mai you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 – Transfer to Lisu Lodge where you’ll meet your guide who will take you on a 10-kilometer mountain bike ride to a small Thai village. From the village you’ll ride an elephant upstream to the elephant camp. There you’ll picnic alongside the river. Then switch to a rubber boat for your hour-and-a-half downstream adventure. Upon arrival at an Akha Hill tribe village you’ll have tea, before mountain biking back to Lisu Lodge. Return to Chiang Mai. This is a non-private tour. (B, L)

Day 3 – Today’s adventure is the Flight of the Gibbon Treetop Adventure. In a 1,500 year old rainforest near the village of Mae Kampong, you’ll glide through the jungle canopy via two kilometers of ziplines, sky bridges and abseils. This is a non-private tour. (B, L)

Day 4 – This morning you’ll head to the countryside for your ATV quad bike adventure. Explore the area via off-road trails, rugged paths and through lush jungle. This is a non-private tour. *The afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 5 – Today’s Eco Trekking in Phrao starts with a drive, via open aired local truck, to the Phrao district. You’ll pass the teak forest and local farms before arriving at a Karen hill tribe village. Trek up the mountain through a forested area, as you learn about the flowers and tropical plants along the way. You may meet local people who are picking mushrooms or ant eggs. Arrive at the Nature Lodge, run by a Lahu hill tribe and local villagers. Continue to Buatong Waterfall where you can swim, before returning to Chiang Mai. (B, L)

Day 6 – This morning you’ll travel overland to Chiang Rai. The afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 7 – Today’s excursion begins with a drive to the Myanmar (Burma) border. You’ll cross into Myanmar and will visit a nearby village. You’ll travel through the lanes and side side streets of the the town via rickshaw. You’ll also visit a local temple and will have time to shop at the local market. Continue to the famous Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. (B, L)

Day 8– Today you’ll travel on the Mae Kok River, via longtail boat, to a Karen hilltribe village. You’ll then take a two-hour elephant ride through the jungle, passing rice paddies and rivers. Stop for lunch at a Yao hilltribe village. You’ll also stop at other villages, each with their own customs. You have the option of hiking to a waterfall, where you can swim. Stop at the Chiang Rai Handicraft Center before returning to your hotel. (B, L)

Day 9 – At leisure in Chiang Rai until time to transfer to the airport. (B)

Consider adding a non-private hot air balloon excursion in Chiang Mai.

Chiang Rai Experience

tree-959853_640Day 1 – Upon arrival in Chiang Mai you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 – Transfer to Lisu Lodge where you’ll meet your guide who will take you on a 10-kilometer mountain bike ride to a small Thai village. From the village you’ll ride an elephant upstream to the elephant camp. There you’ll picnic alongside the river. Then switch to a rubber boat for your hour-and-a-half downstream adventure. Upon arrival at an Akha Hill tribe village you’ll have tea, before mountain biking back to Lisu Lodge. Return to Chiang Mai. This is a non-private tour. (B, L)

Day 3 – Today’s adventure is the Flight of the Gibbon Treetop Adventure. In a 1,500 year old rainforest near the village of Mae Kampong, you’ll glide through the jungle canopy via two kilometers of ziplines, sky bridges and abseils. This is a non-private tour. (B, L)

Day 4 – This morning you’ll head to the countryside for your ATV quad bike adventure. Explore the area via off-road trails, rugged paths and through lush jungle. This is a non-private tour. *The afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 5 – Today’s Eco Trekking in Phrao starts with a drive, via open aired local truck, to the Phrao district. You’ll pass the teak forest and local farms before arriving at a Karen hill tribe village. Trek up the mountain through a forested area, as you learn about the flowers and tropical plants along the way. You may meet local people who are picking mushrooms or ant eggs. Arrive at the Nature Lodge, run by a Lahu hill tribe and local villagers. Continue to Buatong Waterfall where you can swim, before returning to Chiang Mai. (B, L)

Day 6 – This morning you’ll travel overland to Chiang Rai. The afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 7 – Today’s excursion begins with a drive to the Myanmar (Burma) border. You’ll cross into Myanmar and will visit a nearby village. You’ll travel through the lanes and side side streets of the the town via rickshaw. You’ll also visit a local temple and will have time to shop at the local market. Continue to the famous Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. (B, L)

Day 8– Today you’ll travel on the Mae Kok River, via longtail boat, to a Karen hilltribe village. You’ll then take a two-hour elephant ride through the jungle, passing rice paddies and rivers. Stop for lunch at a Yao hilltribe village. You’ll also stop at other villages, each with their own customs. You have the option of hiking to a waterfall, where you can swim. Stop at the Chiang Rai Handicraft Center before returning to your hotel. (B, L)

Day 9 – At leisure in Chiang Rai until time to transfer to the airport. (B)

Consider adding a non-private hot air balloon excursion in Chiang Mai.

Thailand Adventures

Overnight Soft Adventures

These soft adventure packages include some meals,
transfers, sightseeing and activities.

2 days/1 night Khao Yai Trekking
Departs and ends Bangkok with accommodations in Khao Yai, an ox-cart ride, Heaw Narok Waterfall, elephant trekking, nighttime spotlighting tour, accommodation at Greenery Resort Khao Yai and four meals.

2 days/1 night Khao Yai Wine Trails Bike Ride
Departs and ends Bangkok with accommodations in Khao Yai. With wine making, wine tasting, bike riding and four meals.

2 days/1 night Mae Kampong Homestay
Includes roundtrip transfers from Chiang Mai, hot springs, local markets, learning handicrafts, an herbal sauna, visits with villagers, soft trekking in a mountain forest, caves and four meals.

2 days/1 night Amphawa & Ratchaburi Countryside
Includes roundtrip transfers from Bangkok, local markets including Amphawa floating market, Mae Klong waterway, Don Hoi Lot, Wat Bang Kung and Wat Bang Kaae Noi, Khanorn temple, a shadow puppet show, accommodation at Baan Amphawa Resort & Spa and four meals.

2 days/ 1 night Boat, Biking & Kayaking in Ayutthaya
Includes roundtrip transfers from Bangkok, Ayutthaya island exploration by bicycle, alms-offering to Buddhist monks, kayaking on the Lopburi River, a visit to an elephant camp including elephant feeding, a rice barge cruise, temples, historical sites, accommodation at a homestay or small local hotel and four meals.

3days/2 nights Art of Muay Thai Boxing
Including transfers, accommodations and three meals, this excursion includes attending a Muay Thai fighting show and training at the boxing gym, followed by a traditional massage.

3 days/2 nights Khao Sok Tree House Jungle Safari
With transfers from Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak or Surat Thani, accommodations at Khao Sok National Park in a private treehouse and a rafthouse at Raja Phraba Lake. Includes an elephant trek or canoe trip or jungle walk or inner tube floating on the Klong Sok River + a boat ride on Raja Phraba Lake followed by a jungle hike and bamboo rafting to a cave and seven meals.

3 days/2 nights Unseen Sangklaburi/Three Pagodas Pass
Beginning and ending in Bangkok with guesthouse accommodations, the included sightseeing focuses on history, adventure and culture. Seven meals are included.

3 days/ 2 nights Soft Adventure at Doi Angkhang
With transfers from Chiang Mai, accommodations at Angkhang Nature Resort. This adventure includes an elephant trek, hill tribes, trekking and six meals.

New Overnight Adventures for 2017

2 days / 1 night Homestay Explorer & Royal Agricultural Project
A unique opportunity to get close to everyday people, experiencing their cultural and way of life.  Starting and ending in Bangkok, travel to Bang Pa-In and Ban Ko Kerd with touring along the way. Learn about the royal economic “sufficiency” program with its emphasis on organic farming techniques. Bicycle along back roads, through villages and meet people along the way. Accommodations are in local homestays where you’ll dine with your host family. Four meals are included.

2 days / 1 night Pai Trek & Overnight with Red-Lahu Tribe
Starting and ending in the mountain town of Pai, this two-day trekking excursion involves four to five hours of walking along rivers and  through jungle forests. Bamboo rafting, elephant riding, a cave visit and meeting Lahu and Karen hill tribe people are highlights of this adventure. Learn how to use a machete to cut bamboo and learn about the local flora and fauna. Participate in cooking dinner over a wood fire and join Lahu people for a sit-on-the-floor dinner. Overnight at a traditional bamboo stilt house. Four meals are included.

New Overnight Adventures added in 2016

2 days / 1 night Ban San Kong Homestay
Located 56 kms. from Chiang Rai the Ban San Kong Community is home to some of the finest traditional Hmong fabric patterns and weaving. You’ll learn how to dye with natural colors and sew Hmong embroidery. You’ll along participate in alms-giving to monks on horseback, will visit a tea plantation and will spend the night in a bungalow-style accommodation. Three meals are included.

2 days / 1 night Meet the Palong of Chiang Dao
Starting and ending in Chiang Mai this two-day trekking excursion includes four meals, cooking with the villagers, visiting a local school, and an overnight stay in a village house of the Palong hill tribe.

2 days / 1 night Karen Experience
Starting and ending in Chiang Mai, this trekking excursion includes visits to Hmong and Karen hill tribes, with an overnight stay in a Karen hill tribe village and four meals.

3 days / 2 nights Along the Mekong
Beginning in Bangkok and ending in Ubon Ratchathani, this tour visits off-the-beaten-path towns along the Mekong River and visits to the Ho Chi Minh House, a variety of temples, Red Lotus Sea, the Phu Thai community, Pha Taem Historical Park and a cruise on the Mekong River to Sam Pan Boak which is known as the Grand Canyon of Thailand. With accommodations in hotels and seven meals.

3 days / 2 nights Tribal Culture and Elephants
Starting and ending in Chiang Mai, this trekking adventure includes overnight stays at two different Karen hill tribe villages, along with bamboo rafting, the Tong Bai Elephant Foundation and seven meals.

4 days / 3 nights Central Region of Thailand
This tour starts and ends in Bangkok. Visit Bang Pa In, Ayutthaya, Uthai Thani and Kanchanaburi, with an emphasis on history and architecture. Accommodations in hotels and 10 meals.

6 days / 5 nights Family Adventure Tour
Beginning in Phuket and ending at Surat Thani, this excursion includes exploration of Khao Sok National Park, Cheow Larn Lake, the offshore islands of Moo Koh Talay Thai, 11 meals and accommodations in a boutique tented camp and a bungalow resort.

Overland Packages

These overland packages include some meals,
transfers, sightseeing and activities.

5 days/4 nights North Thailand
Departs from Bangkok and ends in Chiang Rai with accommodations in Phitsanuloke, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Touring Sukothai, Ayutthaya, elephant camp, hilltribes and Golden Triangle with 13 meals.

5 days/4 nights Northern Highlight Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai
Departs from Chiang Mai and ends in Chiang Rai with accommodations in Chiang Mai, Ban Thaton and Chiang Rai. Visiting Chiang Mai, Ban Thaton, Mae Salong, Mae Sai, the Golden Triangle and Chiang Rai with nine meals.

3 days/2 nights Through the Hills to Pai & Mae Hong Son
Departs and ends Chiang Mai with accommodations in Pai and Mae Hong Son. Includes a jungle elephant ride, longtailed boat ride, hilltribes, caves, Shan temples and and seven meals.

3 days/2 nights Journey to the Dawn of Happiness
Departs and ends in Bangkok visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site Sukhothai Historial Park, Uthai Thani and The Organic Agriculture Project ecofarm. Includes accommodations at Sukhothai and six meals.

New! 4 days/3 nights Lanna Kingdom – The Road Less Traveled
Departs and ends in Chiang Mai with Lampang, Phrae, Phae Muang Phi Forest Park, Malbri village, Nan, Bo Klua and Phayao. Visit temples, teak houses, museums, mountain scenery, a women’s silk and cotton weaving cooperative and ethnic tribes. Accommodations in Phrae, Nan and Bo Klua with ten meals.

7 days/6 nights Explore the North
Departs from Chiang Mai and ends in Chiang Rai with accommodations in Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. Includes hilltribes, 13th century ruins, Shan and other temples, hot springs and 18 meals.

4 days/3 nights Central Thailand
Departs and ends Bangkok with accommodations in Uthai Thani, Nakorn Pathom and River Kwai. Includes Ayuttahaya, Tiger Temple, Rose Garden, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and 10 meals.

5 days/4 nights Treasures of Angkor & Mekong River
Departs Bangkok and ends at Ubon Ratchathani with accommodations in Khao Yai, Surin and Ubon Ratchathani. Includes elephant and oxcart rides, offerings to monks, rickshaw ride, Khmer sanctuary, prehistoric paintings and 12 meals.

5 days/4 nights South Thailand Overland Bangkok to Phuket
Departs from Bangkok and ends in Phuket with accommodations in Hua Hin, Chumphon and Krabi. Includes Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Hua Hin fishing village, Sam Roi Yod National Park, monastery and temples, a Muslim village, Phang Nga National Park and 12 meals.

2 days/1 night Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Departs from Bangkok and ends in Chiang Mai with an overnight stay in Phitsanuloke. Includes Ayutthaya, Uthai Thani temples, Sukhothai Historical Park and four meals.

Beach Time

These beach packages include some meals,
transfers, sightseeing and activities.

5 days/4 nights Koh Samui Adventure Discovery
Beginning and ending at Koh Samui airport with accommodations, non-private excursion to Ang Thong Island by speedboat and a full day private island tour. Includes six meals.

6 days/5 nights Krabi Adventure Discovery
Beginning and ending at Krabi airport with accommodations, non-private rock-climbing at Railey Beach, non-private elephant trekking at Tone Pariwat Sanctuary, white water rafting, Koh Klang Eco tour, Tiger Cave, hot spring & spa tour with a choice of several massages. Includes eight meals.

6 days/5 nights Phuket Adventure Discovery
Beginning and ending at Phuket airport with accommodations, non-private elephant trek in Chalong Highlands, non-private Sundown dinner cruise, non-private sea canoe excursion at Phang Nga Bay, snorkeling excursion at Surin or Similan Islands via non-private speedboat and non-private white water rafting with ATV exploration of the jungle. Includes nine meals.

3 days/2 nights Extension to Koh Talu
Departing from Cha Am or Hua Hin and ending in Bangkok with accommodations at Koh Talu Island Resort on the privately owned island of Koh Talu. Includes boat transfers, sightseeing and seven meals.

3 days/2 nights Koh Lipe (known as the “Maldives of Thailand”)
Departing and returning to Hat Yai with accommodations at Bundhaya Resort, a boat trip, snorkeling and three meals. Transportation to Hat Yai, from Phuket or elsewhere, can be arranged at an additional cost.

3 days/2 nights Trang
Includes accommodations at Rua Rasada Hotel, sightseeing to several islands, non-private transfers from the Trang airport and three meals.

10 days/9 nights Andaman Islands Hopping
Including three nights each on Phuket, Phi Phi Island and Koh Lanta, non-private transportation between the islands and daily breakfast.

Thailand Day Trips

Favorite Day Trips

Add any of these excursions to your itinerary:

Bangkok

  • Night Light via Tuk Tuk.
  • Sunset Ride including dinner.
  • Midnight Food Tour via Tuk Tuk .
  • Diversity & Harmony Walking Tour.
  • Walking tour of Chinatown with dim sum lunch.
  • Thai Traditional Urban Life & Market in Samut Sakorn province.
  • The Legend of Silk.
  • Weekend Chatuchak Market Tour.
  • Bang Luang Canal & Puppet Show.
  • The Museum of Floral Culture.
  • Yaowarat Chinatown Heritage Centre & Bangkok Folk Museum.
  • Bangkok Highlights Adventure by local vehicle.
  • Markets & Local Lifestyle at Klong Bang Luang.
  • Masterpiece of the Kingdom & Artist’s House Baan Silapin.
  • Nature & Culture at Nakhon-Nayok.
  • Bike Bangkok by Night

Chiang Mai

  • Thai Elephant Conservation Centre & Ban Chang Nak.
  • Culture Exploration by Bicycle.
  • Mae Saa Valley & Beyond.
  • One Day Eco Trekking in Phrao.

Chiang Rai

  • Tham Pa Asha Thong Temple & Boon Rawd Farm.
  • Tea Plantations & Chinese Villages (Chiang Rai)

Pattaya

  • Colors of Pattaya including a Muay Thai boxing school visit.
  • Mae Klong & Amphawa Countryside Tour.

Krabi

  • Koh Klang Eco Tour.
  • Sea Kayak at Koh Hong by longtail boat.
  • Hong Island by Speedboat.
  • James Bond Island.

Koh Samui

  • 4×4 Island Safari (Koh Samui)
  • Canopy Adventure.
  • Samui Day Cruise.
  • Luxurious Sunset Dinner Cruise by Red Baron.

Hua Hin

  • Hua Hin Highlights & Vineyard
  • Kaeng Krachan Nature Reserve.

And so much more!

Thailand On Your Own

On Your Own Options

Choose the number of nights you want in any one or more of these cities and islands. Choose the accommodation category you want. Your basic package will include accommodations and airport transfers only. Sightseeing options are available at each destination, to help build your own tour. Select any of the following locations for On Your Own Packages:

  • Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Rai
  • Hua Hin / Cha-Am / Pranburi
  • Pattaya
  • Phuket
  • Samui
  • Krabi
  • Phi Phi Island
  • Koh Lanta
  • Phang Nga
  • Khao Lak
  • Trat
  • KohChang
  • Koh Kood
  • Rayong
  • Koh Samet
  • Chantaburi
  • Small Southern Islands
  • Central Region
  • Isan (Northeast) Region
  • Southern Region
  • Northern Region

Thailand Cooking

Thai Cooking Classes

We’re pleased to offer the following cooking classes:

  • Blue Elephant Cooking School: Five & a half or six & a half hour courses in Bangkok
  • Baipai Thai Cooking School: Four hour course in Bangkok
  • Food Expedition: Seven hour course in Bangkok
  • Cooking@Home Thai Culinary: Six hour course in Chiang Mai
  • Air’s Thai Culinary Kitchen: Five & a half hour course in Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School: Four & a half to six hour courses
  • Pantawan Cooking School: Five to six & a half hour courses in Chiang Mai
  • Pat’s Home Thai Cooking Classes: Three & a half hour course in Phuket
  • Phuket Thai Cookery School: Seven & a half hour course in Phuket
  • SITCA Cooking School: Three hour course in Koh Samui
  • Cooking Class at Spirit House: Three hour course in Koh Samui
  • Ya’s Krabi Thai Cookery School: Four to five hour courses in Krabi

Other Optional Features

Here are just some of the optional activities that can be added to your tour
(not all activities are available in all cities):

  • Variety of dinners with dance or other cultural performances
  • Variety of cooking classes
  • Cruises
  • Boat trips between islands
  • Elephant rides
  • Foodie excursions
  • Local transport excursions
  • Art excursions
  • Markets
  • Thai Boxing show
  • White water or bamboo rafting
  • Zipling
  • ATV Quad riding
  • Handicraft centers
  • Trekking
  • Bicycling
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Eastern & Orient Express luxury train journey
  • After dark shows & nightlife excursions
  • And so much more!

In addition to our custom-designed itineraries, we offer motorcoach sightseeing, on a seat-in-coach basis, for many of the day tours listed in the above itineraries.

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Prices include meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner). Prices quoted are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices are approximate and are subject to change/availability at the time of confirmation. Prices are subject to holiday/high season surcharges including possible compulsory Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve gala dinners. Prices are subject to possible black-out periods. Prices are subject to currency fluctuation. Prices for short duration overland or soft adventure packages are based upon the purchase of additional trip components and/or the combination of several tours. Prices in particular accommodation categories may vary greatly, depending upon the dates of travel and choice of hotel. Prices are based upon a cash discount.