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Traveling on Thailand Travel Adventure's TripB
2016 Trip B: November 30 to December 16, 2016 (in Thailand)
2017 Trip B: November 24 to December 10, 2017 (in Thailand)

led by Kasma Loha-unchit

"What a joy you have given us – this adventure with you has been more than we ever hoped for." – Bud & Pat

Market vendorsThis page describes a 17- or 18-day trip to Central & Northern Thailand (Trip B).

The 2017 trip is full. If interested in the January 2019 trip contact Kasma.

Central & Northern Thailand – Trip B

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Grand Palace

The Grand Palace

Kasma's Trip B trips start out with some sight-seeing in Bangkok. Then the group heads out through the historical heartland of the Kingdom (of Thailand). You'll make stops in Ayuthaya and Sukhothai where you'll visit historical ruins, temples and the like.

The trips then continue on north, making stops along the way and head up to the Mae Sa for a visit of a two nights. In Mae Sa you'll visit a living Hmong hilltribe village where you'll visit Kasma's friends and see how the Hmong really live (and not just a display for tourists).

Lisu girlsThen you'll take a beautiful drive through the foothills of the Himalayas up to Mae Hong Son for a stay of several nights at a lovely eco-resort. You'll visit Burmese-style temples, a lively morning market, a tea-growing village and take a boat ride to the Burmese border.

From Mae Hong Son, you'll head back to Chiang Mai via Pai, traversing some of the most beautiful mountainous scenery in Thailand, with stops along the way for snacks and shopping.

In Chiang Mai you'll visit Doi Suthep, the famous Chiang Mai temple: there's a saying that if you haven't seen Doi Suthep, you've not seen Chiang Mai. You'll visit exciting Worarat market, numerous crafts factories where you'll see Thai handicrafts being made, the night bazaar with it's numerous vendors and wide variety of wares on offer. There's also a stop at the Royal Flora Park and Pavilion, dedicated to our late king.

Royal Pavilion

Royal Pavilion

Then back to Bangkok. For Trip B, there's a visit to Or Tor Kor Market (pronounced "Aw Dtaw Kaw"), a farewell feast and then home.

Painting umbrellaThe list of places visited can only hint at the richness of this unique tour. You'll visit Thai cultural sites and a couple of unique Thai weaving locations. Whenever possible, you'll visit lively Thai markets, such as the one top left in Sukhothai; they're exciting and colorful and, what's better, you can often graze your way through these markets on the delicious kanom (the Thai word for snack) and prepared foods that entice you at every turn. You'll be able to purchase Thai ingredients, such as chili pastes and curry pastes, to take home.

In addition to the Hmong village in Mae Sa, we'll encounter Hmong, Lisu, Lihu and Karen hill tribe people, with their colorful traditional costumes. The second picture above left shows two Lisu girls at a stop on our return from Mae Hong Son.

Fish MousseThen there's the food. You'll feast on authentic Thai food every day. Kasma estimates that in the U.S. we see only about 5% of the number of dishes that are available in Thailand; you'll get to taste some of that other 95%, the same food that Thai people eat and not a version adapted for tourists. To the left is a picture of Haw Moek, a red-curry fish that's steamed as a custard or mousse; this particular dish was from the Restaurant Ton Kiang in Bangkok. Truly, if you did nothing more than eat on this trip, you would have fond memories for the rest of your life. Add in the colorful and exotic sites, and you'll truly have a trip to remember.

Be sure to check out the itinerary for Trip B for more details and more photos.

Be sure to check out all the links for Trip B below!

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We suggest that you explore all of the links under Trip Information below. Read each of the Individual Trip Pages to see which you might be interested and then check out the itinerary, contract, blogs (if available) and photos for each trip. If you'd like to sign up, ask question, have us address concerns or would like to talk with a prior trip member, follow this Contact Kasma link and get in touch.

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Khorat market vendor Trip Information:   Overall Description  |   Details   Trip Brochure (PDF) |
Trip Information    FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)   |   Testimonials

Individual Trip Pages:   Trip Summaries   |   Trip B   |   Trip So   |   Trip NE   |   Trip NF

Trip Itineraries:   Trip B   |   Trip So   |   Trip NE   |   Trip NF

Trip Contracts (PDFs):   Trip B   |   Trip So   |   Trip NE

Blogs on Trips:   Trip B, Part 1 & Trip B, Part 2   ||   NE - Weaving Villages

Trip Photos

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Onsite Photos:

Single Trips:   Trip B & Trip B 09   |    Trip So & Underwater &   | Snorkel Krabi    |   Trip NE & NE Fabrics

Applies to all trips: Food Sampling   |   Thai Markets

Kasma's Google+ Photos: Offsite. Scroll to find relevant albums or use these links.

Google+ - Trip B: 2015 B-1 | 2015 B-2 | 2015 Videos  ||   2013 B-1 | 2013 B-2
Google+ - Trip B: 2012 B-1 | 2012 B-2 | 2012 B-3   || 2011 B-1 | 2011 B-2   ||   2010 B-1 | 2010 B-2

Google+ - Trip So: 2016 So-1 | 2016 So-2   ||   2015 So-1 | 2015 So-2  |  2015 So-3  |  2015 Videos ||
Google+ - Trip So: 2013 So-1 | 2013 So-2   ||   2012 So-1 | 2012 So-2 | 2012 So-3 ||
Google+ - Trip So: 2010 So-1 | 2010 So-2 | 2010 So-3   ||   2008 C

Snorkel Trip So:   Snorkel 2010-11   | Snorkel 2009   | Snorkel 2007

Google+ - Trip NE: 2011 NE-1 | 2011 NE-2 | 2011 NE-3   ||   2009 NE-1 | 2009 NE-2

Google+- Trip NF: Northern Frontiers

 

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