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Off the beaten path in Thailand.

Submitted by jane

Tags : adventure beach city dining fishing vacation rentals

Steer away from the tourist hives and get off the beaten path during your next group vacation in Thailand. Enjoy an authentic holiday, with a genuine Thai welcome, and get to see parts of the country that are rarely experienced by visitors to the kingdom.

Several private pool villas among the rice paddies may be rented for as little as two nights or more, where guests are welcomed by a Thai host family living in a nearby village; they will collect you from the airport or train station, cook fresh Thai meals for you at no extra cost, and be happy to either let you chill in complete privacy by your gurgling private pool or to immerse you in the local ways of life in and around the villages.

Think visits to forest temples, trying out rice paddy ploughing with a water buffalo, gliding through lotus-carpeted lakes on a traditional wooden longboat or learning to cook Thai food - from the garden to the plate.

  • Take the lotus lake boat trip from Gecko Villa if visiting from November through February.
  • Take a Lao phrasebook not a Thai one - it's the local dialect in northeast Thailand!
  • Try the Isan food - it's searingly hot but delcious and easy to learn.

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