The wild orchids of Thailand - March 2020

       (You can click on the pictures to identify the orchids shown and use the music control at the top of the page to give you a 'being there' - jungle sound effect)

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Date    

     Our  2020 tour takes place in March and is divided into two parts - it will cover two distinct geographical areas and members have the option of joining us for either part of the tour, or for the whole tour.

     We start the first part of the tour with two days in Chiang Mai - which will help you acclimatize after your flights, and then go to the north east where we will explore some of the rich orchid habitats to be found there.

     On the second part of the tour we will explore the mountains and forests to the north of Chiang Mai. Here there are many other interesting orchid habitats and a different range of species can be found growing. 

     The length of the full tour is fourteen nights. The first part of the tour which covers the eastern part of the country is for eight nights duration and the second part six nights.

     If the dates don’t work out exactly, whether due to airline timetables or other reasons, you can always arrange to arrive a few days before the tour starts or depart a few days after the tour has finished.

   

The itinerary

     The tour is based on seeing orchids growing and flowering in their natural wild habitat - but also includes other orchid related activities such as visits to orchid farms, plant markets and botanical gardens.

     Realizing that members having travelled to Thailand may also want the opportunity to see some of the other attractions of the country - we also include some interesting cultural excursions.   

     These additional excursions along with ample opportunity for souvenir shopping and not forgetting the delicious local food - all add up to give you an exciting and enjoyable holiday. 

     A comprehensive 20 page tour information pack is available on request and can be sent to you by email. This will give you a lot more information about the tour including a detailed day to day activity guide.


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Summary

     This tour is a compilation of the most rewarding days from all our previous tours - and our intention is to make it the most rewarding tour to date.    

     You will be met at the airport on arrival and escorted throughout the tour. We aim to make everything as easy and comfortable as possible for you. All you have to do is enjoy yourself.   

     We have been conducting these specialized orchid tours for twenty five years and the experience and knowledge gained from the previous tours ensures that you will have an interesting and informative holiday - and of course more importantly see plenty of wild orchids in flower.

     Nothing compares to the actual experience of being there. The sights, sound’s and scents can only truly be appreciated by experiencing them - and for orchid growers there is nothing quite like the excitement of trekking through a tropical forest and suddenly finding a beautiful exotic orchid in full bloom. 

 
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