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March 3 - 15, 2007

Temples, Tribes and Treasures of

© Debbie Jefkin-Elnekave

There is something transcendent about Thailand, beginning with an exotic glimpse into Bangkok’s past, present and future. Even as the world closes in around it, as Bangkok rushes headlong into the future, it manages to retain its sense of history, spirituality and cultural richness. And of course, one of the treasures of any country is its people. In this respect Northern Thailand, home to a myriad of ancient ethnic groups, is well endowed. Six major tribes have migrated there in the past 150 years from China, Tibet and Myanmar. They are generally animists who believe in heavenly, natural, ancestral and house spirits. These tribes have hewn an existence of cultural solidarity out of the modern world that surrounds them. As privileged guests of this exotic country, we will do more than just enjoy their customs, life ways and traditions. We will celebrate cultural identity, and honor extraordinary people living in the remnants of time.

Tour Highlights

* Explore the waterways, floating market and Grand Palace of Bangkok

* Experience the elegance of classical Thai dance

* Visit the ruins of Ayutthaya, former capital of Siam

* Meet members of the Akha, Lisu, Mien, PaLaung & PaDaung tribes

* Explore centuries old Buddhist temples

Tour price: $TBA | Single supplement: $TBA

The tour price, based on a minimum of 6 participants, includes 11 nights of hotel accommodations, all meals beginning with dinner on March 4, domestic flights, ground transportation, airport transfers, entrance fees and the services of a photographic guide and local bilingual Thai guide. The tour price excludes international airfare to Bangkok, extra hotel accommodations if required, beverages, tips to local guides and airport departure tax ($13).

Note: If your itinerary requires an outbound overnight stay in Bangkok, Uncommon Journeys, LLC can book your room at the Amari Airport Hotel, at the discount rate of $160 per room per night, based on single, twin or double occupancy.

A deposit of $500 is required to register and secure a place on the tour. This down payment is fully refundable if notice is given 60 days prior to the departure date. The balance of the tour cost is due 60 days prior to departure date.

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