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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 (844.568.8766)
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The Blog


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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Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Chiang Mai, Thailand
Home in Chiang Mai
After a whirlwind few day’s in Bangkok and a day’s drive, we finally made it to our home for the next three months, Chiang Mai. Our accommodations for the first month were the International Center at Chiang Mai University (CMU). The next day was a free day around Chiang Mai, where we learned quickly where […]
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Buddha Head in Tree Ayutthaya, Thailand
Thai Road Trip
After a short 2 days in Bangkok it was time to head to our home for the next 3 months, Chiang Mai! The bus picked us up early Saturday morning at our hotel and as we drove North, I couldn’t help think that this metropolis was New York on steriods! Our first stop was Wat […]
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Bangkok Tour
Our first full day in Bangkok started off with a bus ride to the main part of the city. We were picked up by students from Chulalongkorn University and they greeted us with traditional Thai sweets. They were both unique and amazing, we had Kanom Chang (layered jelly cake), Kao Tum Mud (coconut sticky rice […]
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Reclining Buddha Wat Pho Bangkok, Thailand
After a short 4 hour flight from Taipei, we had touchdown in BKK (Don Mueang) around noon local time. This first thing that struck me was the golf course between the runways followed by the ease of getting through immigration. The process was simplified by the fact I was entering the country on a 3-month […]
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