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led by Kasma Loha-unchit

"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

Welcome to Kasma Loha-unchit's cultural & culinary trips to Thailand. These off-the-beaten path adventures for people who love Thai food and who want to get to know true Thai culture are offered between November and February each year.

Trips Scheduled for Nov. 2017 through Feb. 2018

Note: The November 2016 to February 2017 trips are full and have been removed from this page.

Floating market vendor

Central & Northern Thailand – Trip B – 17 days –
November/December 2017

Perhaps the most popular of Kasma's trips, you'll start out with some sightseeing and feasting in Bangkok and then head upcountry. You'll spend a few days in the historical heartland of Thailand, in Sukhothai & Ayuthaya, exploring historical sites, temples and Thai crafts. Then you'll move on to the north, visiting the lovely foothills of the Himalayas, living hill-tribe villages (not just for tourists). Then in Mae Hong Son you'll stay at a lovely eco-resort, ride elephants and explore the Burmese-influenced temples. Whenever possible, you'll eat your way through colorful, bustling open-air markets. And, of course, you'll feast on the very best food that Thailand has to offer. In the U.S. we see maybe 5% of the dishes available in Thailand: come try some of the other 95%!

  • Dates: Nov. 24 to Dec. 10, 2017 (+ international travel days)
  • Price: $2,975 plus airfare, subject to change.
  • This trip is waiting list only.

We are planning to offer this trip again during November/December 2018.

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Northern Frontiers – Trip NF – 18 days – January 2018

We're very excited about this trip which will cover the under-explored eastern reaches of the northern region – most notably Phrae and Nan provinces, which see very few international tourists. This part of Thailand is less developed than other parts; many of the cities feel smaller, contain interesting wooden buildings and are somehow more walkable. You'll need to like temples as you'll visit many on this trip, most of which will contain fabulous temple murals that vary in complexity, style and subject matter. You'll visit beautiful mountains and interesting rock formations. Of course, you'll walk through vibrant open-air markets and feast on delicious Thai food the entire time, as with all of Kasma's trips. You'll finish up with some fabulous sights in Chiang Rai. This is a unique opportunity to explore this marvelous region of Thailand.

  • Dates: January 5 to 22, 2018 (+ international travel days)
  • This trip currently limited to people who have traveled with Kasma to northern Thailand before.
  • Price: $3,085 plus airfare, subject to change.
  • This trip is waiting list only.

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Temple Mural
Thailand beach

Southern Thailand – Trip So – 19 days – February 2018

Love the sea? Love to snorkel? This trip is for you. In 19 days we'll visit 4 marine National Parks with the best snorkeling in Thailand; Kasma's been snorkeling these reefs for many years and knows the best spots. We'll rent our own boats so we can snorkel at each spot as long as we'd like. Along the way to our snorkeling we'll visit open-air markets. We'll feast on authentic southern cuisine (including plenty of fresh seafood) the entire trip – you'll eat what the southern Thais eat. This 19-day trip includes all the snorkeling that is found on the longer 25-day trip.

  • Dates: February 3 to 21, 2018 (+ international travel days)
  • Price: $3,330 plus airfare, subject to change.
  • This trip is waiting list only.

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Possible Dec. 2018 through Feb. 2019 Trips

Kasma will probably offer two trips during this time period:

  • Central & Northern Thailand – Trip B. 17 days. Start date will most likely be late December 2018 or early January 2019. See description above.
  • Southern Thailand – Trip So. Number of days to be determined: probably between 17 and 19 days. Start date will be late January or early February. The trip may have an itinerary with less snorkeling and more cultural activity than the currently scheduled trip (see above).

Contact Kasma if you wish to receive notification when we have these trips scheduled.


Kasma's Other Trips (not currently scheduled)

Thai Silk

Northeastern Thailand (Isan) – Trip NE – 19 days

Northeastern Thailand – Isan (or Isaan) is the largest geographical region in Thailand and a region that that still greatly values traditional Thai culture. This unique trip of 19 days (in Thailand) will extensively explore this less-touristed region. Isan is known for its textiles, both cotton and silk, and we'll visit numerous weaving villages in the area. We'll visit numerous temples, lively markets, ancient Khmer ruins, beautiful natural parks with fascinating rock formations. You'll feast on northeastern Thai cuisine throughout the entire trip, sampling well-known favorites such as Green Papaya Salad (Som Tam) and Barbecued Chicken (Gai Yang) as well as being introduced to many Thai dishes you did not even know existed.

  • Previous Dates: Nov. 25 – Dec. 13, 2014 (+ international travel days)
  • If you are interested contact Kasma. This trip will be offered again only if there is enough expressed interest.

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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: $3,085 + airfare.Northern Frontiers Trip Page

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

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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.

Note: All links open in a new window so that you can simply close that window to return to this page of links.

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

Buddha imageNote: All links open in a new window so that you can simply close that window to return to this page of links.

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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