A&K Thailand crafts weekender series for locals

Abercrombie & Kent Thailand (A&K) has kicked off a series of weekend getaways that are designed to bring together travellers who wish to experience the county’s hidden treasures.

The themed tours, conducted across October and November, are kept small. They are led by private A&K guides, and guests are offered a chance to connect with cultural experts and destination insiders.

Four programmes are available.

Into the Wild: Family Fun in Khao Sok National Park

The first, Northern Thai Explorers: Tribes, Treks and Tuk Tuks, will be conducted from October 16 to 19. The three-night adventure features whitewater rafting and a self-drive tuk tuk convoy into the scenic hills and valleys of northern Thailand. Opportunities to visit remote hill tribe communities and have an ethical elephant experience are included.

This is priced from 18,250 baht (US$582.90) per person, based on twin-share.

The second, Into the Wild: Family Fun in Khao Sok National Park, will be conducted from October 19 to 22. This educational adventure heads into the beautiful jungles and lake of Khao Sok National Park, where guests can spend time with a natural educator, learn how to forage for lunch, and spot monkeys on Cheow Lan Lake. Children of all ages are welcome.

This is priced from 17,220 baht per person, based on adult twin-share. Children under 12 years old pay 8.600 baht each, or participate for free if under four and sharing a bed with two full-paying adults.

The third, The Lanna Kingdom: Arts, Cuisine & Spirituality, will run from November 6 to 8. It journeys into Chiang Mai for a firsthand encounter with the city’s spiritual, culinary and artistic traditions, with opportunities to interact with local insiders and skilled artisans as well as craft fabrics and meditate.

This is priced from 16,400 baht per person, based on adult twin-share.

Finally, there is the Gardens and Communities of Old Bangkok, which is available on October 10, 09.00 and October 18, 14.30. Guests will encounter a little-known part of the Thai capital and hear stories of pioneers and merchant families from centuries ago.

This is priced at 600 baht per adult; 200 baht per child aged six to 12; free for five and under.

For more information, visit www.abercrombiekent.asia/thailand

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