NORTHERN THAILAND & PHUKET
Your adventure begins where Thailand meets Laos and Myanmar to form the Golden Triangle in the north. It’s a melting pot of southeast cultures set in stunning jungle terrain. See the ruins of riverside Chiang Saen, a peaceful town that was once a Thai kingdom. It’s also the site of the largest Buddha statue in the country.
On to hidden gem Chiang Rai next with its elegant traditional architecture, gold-tipped temples, and laid-back way of life. Stop in at a coffee plantation and get a shot of the region’s thriving coffee culture.
From the jungles of the north to the islands of the south. Travel to Phuket, set in the coral-rich Andaman Sea, and discover its intricate island culture.
Pelorus will arrange a private visit to an elephant sanctuary where, with no one else around, you’ll spend hours in the company of the resident gentle giants. Watch them bathe and walk with them through the tropical surroundings. As the island experiences another of its astonishing sunsets, join a Michelin star chef in a cooking class before dining on the flavorsome results.
SURIN ISLANDS & NAMTOK NGAO
Next you’ll travel to the Surin Islands, often considered the jewels of the Andaman. Meet the Moken tribe—an ancient sea-faring community whose way of life has existed in this region for thousands of years.
Visit their village with an anthropologist guide. Explore their stilt-raised beach homes and intimate connection with nature before a picnic lunch accompanied by storytelling and song.
Join a Moken guide on a snorkeling tour exploring how the sea gypsies interpret the reefs while seeing sharks, sea turtles, and manta rays. Learn how to free dive and spearfish. Finally, return to the land and forage for various plants and trees that the Moken use in their lives.
Transfer by helicopter to Namtok Ngao National Park on the mainland. Hike the jungle with a wildlife expert, on the lookout for leopards, elephants, and tapirs. After your many thrilling encounters, arrive at a stunning waterfall before a bath in secluded hot springs.