Experience Culture. Experience Tours™

Welcome to Knutson Travels

Knutson Travels (Ka-newt-son) is a boutique tour operator specializing in travel to China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, & Thailand.


Our tours are specifically designed to bring culture to the forefront, engaging with locals in festivals, food, & fun.  Experiential Travel defined!


We welcome the open-minded traveler to join our tours!  Call us Toll-Free 844.KNUTSON
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The Blog


The Internship
After an amazing beach and boat adventure in Phuket, it was time to start my internship in Chiang Mai. My internship was at the Northern Small & Medium Enterprise Center (NSME Center) as a finance/marketing intern. My main task was to assess the financials of the NSME Center to determine if they would be able […]
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The Beach
After a whirlwind month in Chiang Mai, it was time to head South for some fun! We flew to Phuket via Bangkok for a couple of days of beach bliss! Our hotel for the next 4 days was owned by a Washington State University alum on the beautiful Kata Beach which had 6 months prior […]
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Golden Triangle Tour
Sitting in class one day, our professor told us we didn’t have anything planned one weekend and asked if we’d like to go on a tour to the Golden Triangle via a private tour company. A handful of us raised our hands and our trip to the seedy North was about to begin! Our drive […]
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Open Minds
“We welcome the open-minded traveler to join our tours!” It may be funny to see a tour company state such a thing, but it has a lot to do with how we tour. Our tours are designed to get you out of your comfort zone and to become a “local”. I think back to the […]
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Visakha Walking Ceremony
Early in our stay in Chiang Mai was an auspicious event, Visakha (Vesak, Vesakha) Bucha day. The day is celebrated as the birth, enlightenment, & death of Gautama Buddha. On the eve of Visakha Bucha, the Buddhist pilgrims hike to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep for special activities to show respect to Buddha. Our hike […]
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Monk and elephant Thailand
Life in Chiang Mai
Adjusting to life in Chiang Mai was helped by our group of 24 students from Washington State University We had been meeting for months discussing everything from culture to the Thai language and camaraderie. While in Chiang Mai we had to attend class in the morning and most afternoons were spent touring around the area […]
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