Why Travel With UsAITadmin2018-08-17T13:42:44-06:00
Our story really starts in 2011, when we founded the non-profit organization Thailand Humanitarian Academic Initiative to provide support for underprivileged children in the hill-tribe regions of northern Thailand. We concentrate our efforts in the mountain villages along the Laos border in Nan Province where there is little revenue for teachers or school infrastructure. Learn more about our projects atThainitiative.org.
To help fund Thainitiative and share the wonders of Thailand, we started our tour company to show guests the Thailand we love, the way we see it – a deeply spiritual place, steeped in centuries-old tradition. There’s a peaceful humility here that sometimes gets lost in the busy tourist areas. While many of the popular sites are certainly worth seeing, we also take you to places you probably wouldn’t find on your own. Most of the proceeds from Awake in Thailand go to support our work with Thainitiative.
The idea behind Awake in Thailand is to provide an exceptional travel experience for those seeking a more intimate encounter than the big tour buses can offer. Our typical groups are small, usually fewer than 15 guests. We visit a variety of areas on each tour, exposing you to major destinations as well as lesser-known cultural gems that are a little off the beaten track.
A big part of our itineraries involves visits to many of the thousands of Buddhist temples in Thailand. We have special relationships with a few temples that give our guests exclusive access to the temple grounds and personal interactions with the monks – a rare opportunity to discover Thai spirituality, practice meditation and learn about Buddhism from an ordained Thai monk.
We take care of every detail. Food, lodging, entry fees and transportation are included with every tour. Let your stress melt away so you can relax, look inward, and explore a facet of Thailand that few foreigners ever experience.