Day 1: Bangkok
Arrive at the airport in Bangkok, & transfer to the hotel. Enjoy dinner & an overnight stay in Thailand’s capital city.
Day 2: Bangkok
Discover the sites of Bangkok today on foot & by transportation used by the locals. You’ll also take a stroll through Chinatown, & visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. This evening, enjoy shopping for handmade items at a night bazaar.
Day 3: Bangkok – Bang Sai Village
On the way to Bang Sai Village today, enjoy a stop at the Bang Sai Arts & Crafts Centre. You’ll admire the displayed artwork, made by the locals. Continue towards the village, passing the rice fields of the Central Plains region. After arriving at the village, enjoy a bicycle tour. You will see where the villagers grow their fruit & rice. After dinner this evening, you will have the option of learning how to make Thai appetizers or enjoying traditional Thai entertainment.
Day 4: Bang Sai Village – Ayutthaya – Sukhothai
Spend time with the local monks this morning before heading to Ayutthaya Historical Park. After your guided tour of the ruins, travel to Sukhothai for dinner & an overnight stay.
Day 5: Sukhothai – Mae Kampong Hill Village
Enjoy a bike tour through Sukhothai Historical Park. You’ll admire the serenity of the park, as you gaze upon the ruins, & watch the lily pads peacefully float atop the pools of water. Afterward, begin the journey to the Mae Kampong Hill Village. One of the locals will lead you on a tour around the village upon arrival. This evening, help prepare dinner with your host family. After dinner, you will enjoy traditional Thai entertainment.
Day 6: Mae Kampong Hill Village – Chiang Mai
This morning, enjoy breakfast with your host family. Afterward, take a scenic hike to see the coffee plantations & the Mae Kampong Waterfall. Travel to Chiang Mai after lunch today. Here your host will be an artist, who will demonstrate their talent in clay molding, & teach you about the Lanna culture. You will have the opportunity to practice making your own clay art during an afternoon workshop.
Day 7: Chiang Mai
Spend the day alongside your host family. You will visit a local school for children with autism to admire their handmade art, & walk up the many stairs that lead to the legendary Doi Suthep Temple. This evening, you will enjoy another Thai culinary experience, as you assist with making dinner.
Day 8: Chiang Mai – Phuket – Ko Yao Island
This morning, transfer to the airport, & board domestic flight to Phuket. Upon arrival, take a boat to Ko Yao Island. A local will give you a brief lesson on the island’s culture. Afterward, relax at your leisure. You will have the opportunity to stay with a host family on the island or at a resort.
Day 9: Ko Yao Island
Spend the day under the Southeast Asian sun. Enjoy relaxing on the beach, swimming, & snorkeling.
Day 10: Ko Yao Island – Phuket – USA
Take a boat ride back to Phuket, & transfer to the airport. Board return flight home.