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A starkly different beauty than the turquoise waters of Phuket, the countryside of Northern Thailand is characterized by ancient temples, rolling rice paddies, and silent sunrises.
With such a warm and inviting people, there's no standing on the edge of Thai culture. Feel instantly immersed with visits to local markets, morning treks up temple steps, and tantalizing meals dressed with traditional flavors.
The clamor and throng of Thailand's capital awaits, where modern skyscrapers and chic restaurants merge with timeless traditions and taste-bud stirring street eats.
An ancient land with a rich cultural history, wander through a maze of timeworn temples and crumbling Buddha statues that once defined the Thai Kingdom.
Visit a village for a chance to make new friends - both two- and four-legged. Come face-to-face with the gentle giant of Asia during a visit to an Elephant Hospital, where you’re privy to up-close encounters with these dynamic animals.
From fried crickets to quail eggs, go off-menu at one of the most vibrant markets in all of Thailand, the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.
Delve deeper into the Thai palate with an authentic cooking class, where you’ll learn a lifelong lesson on the subtleties of the thai chili and the delicate art of using fish sauce.
They say an elephant never forgets. What they don't tell you is, you never forget an elephant.
This trip is inspired by ZOZI Guru Mireya Mayor. From renowned adventurers to celebrity chefs, the ZOZI Guru team consists of some of the world’s most accomplished professionals.
Dubbed the "Female Indiana Jones" by the New York Times, Mireya Mayor is a scientist, wildlife correspondent, anthropologist, and inspirational speaker. Her commitment to the natural world has been evident for more than a decade, as she's brought wildlife and habitat issues to the attention of audiences worldwide. In 2007, Mireya was named an Emerging Explorer by the National Geographic Society as part of an initiative that selects the next generation of visionaries who push the boundaries of adventure and global problem solving.
Day 1: Bangkok
Bounce between street vendors or flag down a tuk-tuk for a raucous but authentic tour of the capital city’s streets. Keeps legs, arms, and enthusiastic smiles within the vehicle at all times.
Day 2-3: Sukhothai
Rent a bicycle and saddle up for an afternoon weaving between the lotus-covered lakes and historic architecture of the ancient Sukhothai Kingdom, one of Thailand’s most treasured religious relics.
Day 4: Homestay
Put a Thai twist on your classic dinner and a show with a traditional khantohk meal during a village homestay. Let the spell of Thailand's rich culture take hold beneath a starlit sky.
Day 5-7: Chiang Mai
Explore within the ancient walls of Chiang Mai’s Old City or venture beyond its borders to trek up the 300 steps of the Doi Suthep temple for a pre-pork satay workout and unrivaled views.
Day 8: Bangkok
The final leg of your journey is a return to Bangkok, the home base and heartbeat of Thailand, for a crowning chance to savor local dishes and soak up last-minute memories.