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Kasma's Thailand Trips - Overall Description

led by Kasma Loha-unchit

"I wanted to extend a very sincere thank you to you. My trip to Thailand with you in January was truly the experience of a lifetime and I feel so fortunate to have gone." – Audrey

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Young Lisu GirlThailand . . . an exotic land, of magnificent temples and ancient ruins, rich in culture, abundant natural beauty and warm, charming people.

Travel this beautiful country the "Thai Way," personally escorted by Kasma Loha-unchit, native of Thailand and for many years a San Francisco Bay Area resident and well-loved Thai cooking teacher. Kasma will give you a rare insider's view, take you to unusual off-the-beaten-path destinations, and open to you ample opportunities to observe and participate in the many facets of Thai life.

The in-depth, small-group trips are specially designed for travelers with a taste for adventure and a desire to experience intimately the land, her culture and people. It is a journey into a world rich in exotic sights, sounds, scents, tastes and textures, with an ambience distinctly its own. It is a chance to savor and experience delicious Thai food for the length of the trip.

Thai MonksThe charm and warmth of the easy-going people . . . the glittering splendor of magnificent temples and royal palaces . . . the ancient ruins of glorious cities and civilizations of days long passed . . . the abundance of exotic tropical fruits and flowers . . . the exquisite flavors of the fine cuisine . . . the shimmering gold and saffron-robed monks, colorful spirit houses, and respect for the spiritual and mystical in everyday life . . . the excitement and bargains in countless open-air marketplaces . . . the verdant forests, lush hills and valleys, misty rice fields, graceful coconut groves, endless stretches of idyllic white-sand beaches, sleepy fishing villages, and enchanting islands bathing in gentle waters teeming with marine life - these and much more will captivate you and leave a lasting impression in your memory, as it has for previous trip members.

To preserve the quality of the individual experience, the size of the trip group will be kept small - fourteen maximum. We will travel light and leisurely by private van, hired boat, train, and other local means of transportation. We will dine where the locals dine and stay in small, comfortable hotels, near local marketplaces or residential communities while in cities and towns, and in bungalows or cabins in beautiful natural areas.

To enjoy Kasma's trips you must like spicy Thai food, rice and seafood, be open to new experiences, get along with people, be willing to get going early on some mornings,and be open to "roughing it" on occasion. We cannot accept anyone who has special dietary needs - including food allergies, strong food preferences or not eating a specific food be it animal (pork, chicken, fish, shellfish), vegetable (such as onions or peanuts) or grain (wheat, for example).

These trips are not for everyone. Participants should be independent, active people in good physical condition who don't mind rising early or roughing it to see beautiful sights. They are especially designed for Thai food lovers who love to eat everything - we feast on Thai food every day of the trip with most meals served "family-style". Participants must enjoy spicy Thai food. The groups travel in two mini-vans and are more reminiscent of friends or family traveling together than a package tour.

Note: Kasma is not a travel agent and can not and does not make travel arrangements or recommendations for private trips or individuals.

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Currently Scheduled Trips Pricing Information

January 2018 to February 2019 Trips

Trip B:   18 day trip to Central & Northern Thailand, January 4 – 21, 2019:  $3,200, international airfare not included.

Trip So: 18-day trip to Southern Thailand, January 26 – February 12, 2019: $3,330, international airfare not included.

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Explore Further

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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Please make sure that you have read the Trip details and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs); then Contact Kasma.

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