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Dusit Local Explorer

Enjoy a meaningful vacation with your family through immersive local experiences

From a beach vacation in Hua Hin, Krabi, Pattaya or Phuket to a winter escape in Chiang Mai and Khao Yai, and a staycation in Bangkok, we invite you to a journey that connects you with the deeper side of a destination through a fulfilling and educational excursion. With Dusit Local Explorer, our curated journey will take you off the beaten path to explore hidden local communities to learn about their culture, cuisine and environment. 

Explore local cultures at our following destinations:


 

Bangkok Local Explorer

Discover the traces of Portugal in an old riverfront community

During your staycation in Bangkok, travel back in time and relive the fascinating history of Kudeejeen, a historic riverfront community where Portuguese settlers resided over 200 years ago. Discover hidden cultural gems as we navigate you through narrow alleyways of old houses. Explore cultural sites imbued with multicultural influences and delight in unique specialties that harmoniously combine Thai and Portuguese flair.

Bangkok Local Explorer includes:

  • A one-night stay in One Bedroom Deluxe Suite at Dusit Suites Hotel Ratchadamri, Bangkok with breakfast for 2 persons
  • A one-day excursion to Kudeejeen for 2 persons with lunch, provided by Local Alike
  • Check-in and check-out at your leisure
  • 30% discount on food and beverage at the hotel
  • A complimentary cooking class
  • One-day BTS Skytrain passes for two persons

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Chiang Mai Local Explorer

Experience a cultural encounter with the Tai Lue hill tribe

Explore an alluring culture of the Tai Lue, one of the many ethnic people inhabiting remote regions of Chiang Mai, at Baan Luang Nuea. Get a close glimpse of their daily lives through traditional craft activities including cotton fabric weaving and paper making, while children enjoy painting their favourite animals in a wooden figure workshop. Savour traditional lunch featuring local specialties such as a Tai Lue version of Pad Thai made with locally grown ingredients.

Chiang Mai Local Explorer includes:

  • A two-night stay in Studio Suite at dusitD2 Chiang Mai with breakfast for 2 persons
  • A one-day excursion to Baan Luang Neua for 2 persons with lunch, provided by Local Alike
  • An access to Chiang Mai Night Safari and enjoy a tram ride to see nocturnal wildlife

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Phuket Local Explorer

Explore sea gypsies' lifestyle with creative craft experience

Experience a unique vacation with your family in Phuket through a visit to a sea gypsy community of Baan Tha Chat Chai. Explore the vast mangrove ecosystem on a canoe as you cruise through dense foliage to spot wildlife in their natural habitat. Get creative with colorful design in a batik painting session and bring home your craft as a souvenir. The excursion also includes a visit to a floating lobster farm and a fresh seafood feast at a renowned local restaurant.

Phuket Local Explorer includes:

  • A two-night stay in Deluxe Room at Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket with breakfast for 2 persons
  • A one-day excursion to Baan Tha Chat Chai for 2 persons with lunch, provided by Local Alike
  • A set dinner by the beach
  • Check-in and check-out at your leisure
  • 30% discount on food and beverage at the hotel
  • Complimentary minibar refreshments

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Hua Hin Local Explorer

Help the "the Tiger Clan" preserve the forest and embark on a rafting adventure

Immerse in an eco-friendly experience at Baan Tham Suea community, located only a short drive away from Hua Hin. Have your face painted into a tiger and help the "Tiger Clan" preserve nature through fun activities. Become a forest hero and shoot seed bombs, wet clay balls with seeds, into the wild to restore the forest. Tap into the local way of life and learn how to make local delicacies. After lunch by the scenic river, it's time to begin a rafting adventure through lush jungle.

Hua Hin Local Explorer includes:

  • A two-night stay in Deluxe Room at Dusit Thani Hua Hin with organic breakfast at Dusit Organic Farm for 2 persons
  • A one-day excursion to Baan Tham Suea for 2 persons with lunch, provided by Local Alike
  • Complimentary activities and snacks for children
  • A complimentary sunrise tai chi session by the beach

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Krabi Local Explorer

Immerse in a fisherman lifestyle with one day of craft and mangrove adventure

Board a longtail boat that takes you through a mangrove to the Koh Klang community and experience a local lifestyle in the fisherman village through a series of cultural activities. Learn how to make natural paint from the materials found in the community and send a postcard painted with the color you create to your loved one. Plus, join the villagers for a traditional luncheon and make cookies from local flowers.

Krabi Local Explorer includes:

  • A one-night stay in D'Light Room at dusitD2 Ao Nang, Krabi with breakfast for 2 persons, and a complimentary upgrade to D'Luxe Room
  • A one-day excursion to Koh Klang for 2 persons with lunch, provided by Local Alike
  • Check-out at your leisure 
  • 20% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverage at the hotel

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Pattaya Local Explorer

Visit the countryside near Pattaya for an interactive farm and craft experience

Escape the bustle of Pattaya city and immerse in rural life with a visit to two local communities in Chonburi. Become a farmer for a day and learn about traditional rice farming at Nong Pa Lai, an agricultural village where the last rice paddy in Pattaya can be found. Enjoy a fun traditional game with the villagers before venturing to the nearby Nong Prue Community. Learn how to make a miniature "khon" dance mask in a creative workshop with local artisans and bring your craft back home as a souvenir.

Pattaya Local Explorer includes:

  • A two-night stay in Deluxe Room at Dusit Thani Pattaya with breakfast for 2 persons at your leisure, and a complimentary upgrade to Premium Sea View Room
  • A one-day excursion to Nong Pa Lai and Nong Prue communities for 2 persons with lunch, provided by Local Alike
  • Check-in and check-out at your leisure
  • Complimentary recreational activities for children
  • Complimentary one time Grills & Roast Dinner for 2 persons for stays on Friday and Saturday

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Khao Yai Local Explorer

Cycle through an agricultural village and explore sustainable farming

Winding your way by bike through the lush village of Baan Klong Pen, a rural community in Khao Yai. Meander through an organic orchard and pick your favourite fruits to enjoy at lunch in a beautiful garden. Tap into local wisdom through immersive workshops and turn indigenous plants into home products. The excursion ends with a visit to the village's agricultural center where you will learn about self-reliant and organic farming.

Khao Yai Local Explorer includes:

  • A two-night stay in Deluxe Room at dusitD2 Khao Yai with breakfast for 2 persons
  • A one-day excursion at Baan Klong Pen for 2 persons with lunch, provided by Local Alike
  • A complimentary set dinner for 2 persons
  • 20% discount on food and beverage at the hotel

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