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Thailand Trip Testimonials

led by Kasma Loha-unchit

"I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to be part of your tour of Thailand: it was truly an experience of a lifetime!" – Carol

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Group eating Elephant Ride Three trip members Frolicing in Water Eating noodles Group Photo Hmong entertainers A boat ride

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. Kasma, I was so impressed with your passion for Thailand and Thai cooking. It's been a gift to learn from and travel with you. I've been letting the trip and all the beauty that came with it sink into my daily life and into my perspective in and of the world and it's been simply wonderful. I've actually made some great changes in my life since my return. With lots of love and gratitude

– Audrey (about the 17-day Trip B)

Thank you for an adventure that I will never forget. The food we tasted throughout the trip was beyond my expectation, the scenery was spectacular, and the people we met were so kind and welcoming.

Most of all, your patience, sense of humor, and attention to details made everything run so smoothly. I loved all of the market walks, and I learned more than I ever imagined about the beautiful abundance of fruits, vegetables, and seafood available in Thailand. Not a day goes by when I don't crave an apple banana!

– Lillian (about the 26-day Trip A)

I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful tour of northeast Thailand that you gave me. I loved every minute of our trip and was deeply touched by the people and culture to which you have introduced me. I hope I will continue to grow in understanding, appreciation, and knowledge and that I'll have many more opportunities to explore this fabulous country. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being my gentle and understanding and wise guide.

– Ann (about the 19-day Northeastern Trip NE)

Thank You For a Magical Trip: Now that I have been home from our trip to Thailand for a few weeks, I have been able to take some time to reflect on a beautiful experience.  Thank you!   

Everyday I think about what our experiences were and how my life was touched, from the amazing options of food, the historic Wats and heritage sites, to adventures such as riding bamboo rafts down a river then getting on elephants for a ride through the countryside and then hiking to the top of a mountain for a view of our surroundings.  (And that was just in one day.)   

Just before we landed in Eugene, both _____ and I looked at each other and said that we will never be able to explain in detail what we had just experienced. What I loved about this trip is that you had clearly described it and it was exactly what you had listed in your web FAQs - except I didn't think I would eat that much food!  I still cannot go to a Thai restaurant yet.  We have gotten together to cook Thai, but now I need my food Thai style (especially spicy).  By the way, I didn't gain any weight either.   

I also want to thank you for sharing your love for such a wonderful country and its people.  You truly care for the people and want to make sure that they are treated with respect.  Thank you for the discussions about Buddha, the visits to the Hmong hill villages and history lessons about our various locations.  Because of you, I feel more connected with Thailand than I had ever hoped I would been able to experience.

Thank you for letting me be a part of such a special experience.  I wish you well as you continue with your other tours and that you safely return home to Oakland.

– Kirk from Eugene, OR (2007 Trip A)

Thank you for another GREAT TRIP!

– Jane & Jodi (for the southern Trip So)

I'm continuing to revel in, sleep in and dream of our magnificent adventure. Being in a Buddhist country, meeting so many wonderful, gentle people and seeing so many new and exotic things has left its mark in my psyche in ways that I don't understand. You had a wonderful way of bringing us into the culture and people instead of being cut off as spectators. Thank you for that great opportunity.

– Fred Onufryk (about the 26-day Trip A)


I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to be part of your tour of Thailand: it was truly an experience of a lifetime! In addition to sampling a huge variety of delicious Thai foods, I learned a lot about Thai culture and handicrafts, and had an amazing introduction to snorkeling and coral reefs. I never could have imagined the wonders I witnessed through my mask! Already I'm trying to figure out where I can go snorkeling again.

– Carol (about the 26-day Trip A)


We can't tell you enough how enjoyable you, personally, have made this trip for us. Your interest, consideration and compassion for our needs and desires has made this 2-1/2 weeks the most enjoyable trip abroad we have ever had.

You really have something unique and we now appreciate it much better.

We love you all and we will remember you and Thailand forever. Thank you for all you have done for the two of us.

– Barbara & Bill Warren (about the 17-day Trip B)


Thank you for the wonderful trip!! It was an epic adventure for me and I really appreciated your enthusiasm and conscientious efforts to put it all together!

– Janet Noble (about the southern Trip So)


I had  sanuk maag [Thai words for "a lot of fun"] on the holiday to Thailand. I was enthralled by the culture. Thank you for sharing, being patient and providing such good food. This trip was a rewarding experience as a student of The Thai culture, but it was also a time and intimacy to begin to know you. I suspected or understood from the cooking classes that Kasma was a composed, a harmonious, peaceful, beautiful, kind, wise and happy person, but this trip allowed me to realize how much you love your culture, people, country and how much you enjoy sharing them and just enjoy Life.

– John McHugh (about the 26-day Trip A)

Words are not enough to express my gratitude toward your hospitality. This is truly a trip of a lifetime.

– Tracey (about the 21-day southern Trip So)

This account appeared in International Travel News, July, 1999.

My husband and I, retired travel-loving seniors, went to Thailand with Kasma Loha-unchit of Thailand Travel Adventures in No ''98.

We discovered her little ad in International Travel News and called her. She said her trip was not plush and that some of the accommodations were rustic but that we- would see and get to know more than just the usual tourist sights of the country.

The 25-day trip was [reasonably] priced . . . and included airfare train travel hotels and all meals – everything except drinks, laundry and, personal items. The trip was all she said it 'would-be and more.

Kasma managed our diverse group with good-humored ease. She was very knowledgeable, efficient and, unflappable and answered all our questions with clarity and insight. It was a wonderful trip.

All the hotels were acceptable; some were deluxe resorts, and even the little cabins on Poda Island were fine, lacking only hot water.

We've never enjoyed food more. We ate at little noodle shops, outdoor markets and plush resort dining rooms.

We visited many temples and many tribal villages. We ended the trip with several days of swimming and snorkeling on small islands in the Andaman Sea.

Kasma is a terrific leader, but more than that she is an outstanding person. She and her wonderful country made the trip memorable and just what we'd been hoping for.

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Currently Scheduled Trips Pricing Information

January 2017 to February 2018 Trips

Trip B:   17 day trip to Central & Northern Thailand, Nov. 24 – Dec. 10, 2017: $2,975 + airfare.Trip B Page

Trip NF: 18-day trip to Northern Thailand (easter reaches), January 5 – 22, 2018: $3,185 + airfare.Northern Frontiers Trip Page

Trip So: 19-day "snorkel" trip to Southern Thailand, February 3 – 21, 2018: $3,330 + airfare.Southern Trip Page

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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