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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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: