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Our teams in Thailand and Indo-China will delight in giving you a detailed insight into the many regions and cultures of their beautiful countries. 

Thailand_GuideIf you want a truly unforgettable experience, try a mahout training course in Thailand, where you will learn the basic commands to guide an elephant through its daily tasks. And what better way to remember this exclusive experience, than a painting that you will create together with your elephant. 

For the early birds amongst you, why not partake in an everyday ritual of Thai religious life and offer alms to the monks. Or for those who like to stay up late, our private experts can guide you around the Bangkok flower market at night - a kaleidoscope of photographic opportunities.

Gourmets can enjoy being welcomed by a Thai family for a home-cooked feast and an insight into their everyday lives. While in Laos, we can arrange for a famous local chef to take you shopping for herbs and ingredients in the markets, before sitting down with you to prepare and then enjoy the meal. 

If your travels to Laos are marking an event such as a birthday or anniversary, ask us to arrange for you to meet the local elders who will say a blessing and perform a scared ceremony for you. This would involve the tying of blessed white Baci strings around your wrists - in Laos white is the colour of peace, good fortune and honesty.

In Cambodia, there can be few more enchanting ways to meet the local villagers than through a shadow puppet performance. As traditional artists bring Khmer stories to life, laugh and enjoy the moment with the village. If you really want to escape the crowds, then fly by helicopter to the remote Banteay Chmar and explore these dramatic ruins without another tourist in sight.

For more information about Thaliand, our suggested itineraries and the properties we recommend click here.

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