BANGKOK, 6 October 2020: Abercrombie & Kent Thailand (A&K), is organizing a series of themed weekender trips, walking tours and family-friendly group getaways through October and November crafted for domestic Thailand travellers.
“These interactive trips are carefully designed to bring together like-minded travellers who want to experience the county’s hidden treasures. It is not often travellers have the chance to get behind the wheel of a tuk-tuk and drive around the mountains of northern Thailand, but with Abercrombie & Kent Thailand, they can,” says A&K Southeast Asia regional managing director Belinda Shillcock.
Limited to just small groups, the tours are led by private A&K guides and offer a chance to connect with cultural experts and destination insiders. Travellers can join a tuk-tuk convoy and rafting adventure in northern Thailand, meet a Natural Educator in the jungles of Khao Sok National Park, explore Chiang Mai’s high-quality artisan scene with a local insider, or enjoy a hands-on Indigo workshop with textiles expert and scholar, Patricia Cheesman.
In Bangkok, the company has launched new weekend walking tours going into parts of the city that are full of life and history, though rarely seen. The first few tours in the series sold out quickly, and new tours are already in the pipeline.
Northern Thai Explorers: Tribes, Treks and Tuk-Tuks Friday, 16 October to Monday, 19 October 2020.
The trip highlights a three-night adventure with whitewater rafting and a self-drive tuk-tuk convoy into the scenic hills and valleys of northern Thailand. From remote hill tribe communities and forest-covered mountains to local coffee traditions and an ethical elephant experience, this is a rare opportunity to experience the true culture and nature of Chiang Mai’s mountain surroundings.
Price: THB18,250 per person (based on two adults sharing accommodation)
Into the Wild: Family Fun in Khao Sok National Park Monday, 19 October to Thursday, 22 October 2020.
Get back to nature on this fun and educational family-friendly group adventure in the beautiful jungles and lake of Khao Sok National Park. Spend time with a Natural Educator who shares an important message about how to protect the world’s natural wonders, learn how to forage jungle ingredients for your lunch and go monkey-spotting on Cheow Lan Lake. Recommended for families with children from 8 to 14 years old, but children of all ages are welcome.
Price: THB17,220 per person (based on two adults sharing accommodation). THB8,600 per child under 12 years (if sharing with two full-paying adults). Free for children under four years (if sharing the same bed as two full-paying adults)
The Lanna Kingdom: Arts, Cuisine & Spirituality Friday, 6 November to Sunday, 8 November 2020.
Journey to Chiang Mai for a firsthand encounter with the city’s spiritual, culinary and artistic traditions. With local insiders and skilled artisans as your guide, uncover the trendy local arts and crafts scene and taste the best foodie spots in town. You will also learn how to make your own traditional indigo-dyed fabrics and experience a spiritual detox with a sunrise yoga and singing bowl therapy.
Price: THB16,400 per person (based on two adults sharing accommodation)
Gardens and Communities of Old Bangkok Saturday, 10 October 2020, 0900 and Sunday, 18 October 2020, 1430.
See a part of Bangkok you never knew existed! Hear stories of pioneers and merchant families from centuries ago and discover leafy gardens and community spaces in hidden parts of the city.
Price: THB600 per adult, THB200 per child aged 6 to 12. Free for children age five or under.
For bookings and inquiries see the full itineraries at www.abercrombiekent.asia/thailand.