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Thailand Travel Adventure Trip Information & Details

led by Kasma Loha-unchit

Thai Mural of womanFloating Market VendorWelcome to Kasma Loha-unchit's cultural & culinary trips to Thailand. Kasma has led these small-group (14 people maximum) trips yearly since 1986. They are off-the-beaten track adventures for people who want to get to know true Thai culture. They are offered between November and February each year.

For travelers seeking intimate experiences
with the land, the culture and the people.
Personal journeys specially designed for adventurous
folk who love exotic cultures and spicy cuisines!

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Kasma's 2014-15 Trips to Thailand

We invite you to explore by following the links at the bottom of the page.
 

Trip A (Long)

Thai Dish

  • Length: 29-days (with travel).
  • Size: 5 – 14 people.
  • Visits: Northern, central & southern Thailand
  • Dates: Nov. 18 – Dec. 16, 2013
  • Price: Est. $3,850, plus airfare, subject to change. For 10 or less, add $225.
  • Can't go for 28 days? Ask us about going for a shorter period.
  • Dates: Nov. / Dec. 2016, dates & price TBA.

Links to more details below.

Trip B (Short)

  • Length: 20 days (with travel).
  • Size: 5 – 14 people.
  • Visits: Northern & central Thailand.
  • Dates: Dec. 29, 2014 – Jan. 17, 2015.
  • Price: $2,750, plus airfare, subject to change. For 10 or less, add $200.

Links to more details below.

Thai dancers

Trip C (Southern)

Soft coral

  • Length: 28 days (with travel).
  • Size: 5 – 14 people.
  • Visits: Southern Thailand, only.
  • Dates: Jan. 22 – Feb. 18, 2015 (28 days, includes international travel; 20-day option).
  • Price: $3,950, plus airfare, subject to change. For 10 or less, add $250.
  • Recently updated to reflect new itinerary with 1 extra day and two more snorkel sites.

  • Notes: For nature lovers and snorkelers. Must love the sea and swim fairly well.

Links to more details below.

Trip D (NE Thailand)

  • Length: 22-days (with travel).
  • Size: 5 – 14 people.
  • Visits: Northeastern Thailand (Isaan).
  • Dates: Nov. 23 – Dec. 14, 2014
  • Price: Est. $2,750, plus airfare, subject to change. For 10 or less, add $200.

Links to more details below.

Rock formation

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 love 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.

Trip Details

Woman vendor at a Thai marketFood: 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).

Trip prices includes: Lodging (double occupancy), all meals and local means of conveyance while in Thailand. Prices are subject to change as necessitated by unanticipated increases in exchange and room rates.

Airfare to Thailand: Is not included in the trip price. You have the option of having us make your travel arrangements for you and adding the cost to the trip price.

Group size: Limited to fourteen participants for each trip. The trip minimum is 5 participants.

Beach SunsetMust read: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Interview: We talk with all potential trip members prior to registration to insure compatibility.

Registration: First, read all the information available online (links below). Then contact Kasma to set up an interview.

Deposit: Once accepted we require a $400 deposit to hold the spot. Initially $200 is non-refundable with the entire amount turning non-refundable at a future date or when we purchase an airplane ticket for you (see contracts for each trip for details).

Southern Trip: We cannot accept on the Southern trip anyone who does not love the sea, does not know how to swim fairly well or does not know how to snorkel. Much of the trip will be spent visiting marine national parks where much of the enjoyment is found underwater rather than above; accommodations at these parks can be rustic.

These trips are not for everyone! You must like spicy Thai food, rice and seafood, eat food of all kinds, be physically active, be open to new experiences, get along with people, be willing to get going early on some mornings, be open to new experiences, and be open to "roughing it" on occasion.

Individual Trip Links

FOR ALL TRIPS: Trip Description  |  FAQs  |  Testimonials |  Trip Food Photos

Trip A (Long) Links

Trip B (Short) Links

Trip C (South) Links

The 2012 & 2008 trips were 28-days long, itineraries similar to the scheduled trip in 2015.

The 2013 & 2010 trips were only 20-days long.

Trip D (NE) Links

Khmer ruin

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