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Discovering Thailand

Holiday Highlights

  • Learning some of the local crafts and farming techniques
  • Leaving the tourist trail to discover the hidden gems of authentic Thailand
  • Visiting the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • Exploring Chiang Mai’s famous night bazaar
  • Enjoying authentic Thai food – fruits, vegetables and local specialities

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Depart UK Overnight flight to Bangkok  
2 Arrival day Arrive into Bangkok and settle into the city L  
3 Bangkok Essential sightseeing in the capital B L  
4 Bangkok to Surin Visit temple complex and travel to Surin B L  
5 Surin to Sisaket Silver jewellery group and traditional village silk production B L  
6 Sisaket Visit organic farm project and social enterprise B L  
7 Sisaket to Khon Kaen Visit weaving centre providing employment to rural women B L  
8 Khon Kaen to Sukhothai Travelling north we pass through the national park B  
9 Sukhothai to Lampang Sukhothai historical park and free time in Lampang B  
10 Lampang Elephant conservation centre B L  
11 Lampang to Chiang Mai Visit Y Development and Chiang Mai producer groups B L  
12 Chiang Mai to Doi Inthanon Traditional weaving and Karen tribal village B D  
13 Doi Inthanon - Chiang Mai - Bangkok Flight back to Bangkok B L  
14 Depart Sightseeing and overnight flights back to UK B D  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

Forget the Thailand of the mass-tourism brochures! This trip will introduce you to a land rich in culture, beauty and diversity seldom seen by those who think only of its beaches and bars.
Thailand is a country rich in cultural and ethnic diversity. It has a remarkable heritage of ancient crafts of all kinds. Setting off from Bangkok, this tour takes us north, through some stunning areas seldom visited by tourists and where you will have a real opportunity to appreciate authentic Thai life and meet the craftsmen and women working with ThaiCraft and Y Development.
ThaiCraft Association, which has worked with nearly 100 communities around the country, was set up by Stephen and Suwadee Salmon who have been involved in fair trade for many years. Your guides from ThaiCraft will take you through stunning landscapes, and ancient temples and sanctuaries to meet producer groups making an array of beautiful crafts.
In addition to the wonderful cuisine and scenery, this trip gives you a unique opportunity to visit a huge variety of rural villages and to meet and get to know a whole host of fair trade producers.

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Holiday Details

Accommodation in hotels and guesthouses with en-suite facilities

60% meals included

1 internal flight (not included)

3 long road transfers

9 producer visits

9 tourist visits

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_Holiday.92.14558_fullA Fairtrader for over twenty years, Julie Miles often found herself reading about other people’s Meet The People holidays. She and her husband David longed to sign up for a tour, and after years of aspiring- they finally did it! Here she shares her unforgettable memories of our Thailand tour.  Visiting silk producers in Ban No Pho: Including … Continue reading "Thailand: A Postcard"

Last Updated: 10/05/2016

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