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Textile Treasures of South Asia

15th – 29th November 2021

15 days from £3,999pp

Discover the textile treasures of South Asia as we journey through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia on this magical tour, enjoying authentic experiences and meeting local craftspeople along the way.
  • Hand sewing workshops with Karin Hellaby
  • Viewing of Ron Simpson’s antique Asian textiles
  • Weaving workshops and Tie-dyeing workshop
  • Scarf workshop with Sakchira Wiengkao
  • Enjoy a Mekong river cruise
  • Visit Angkor Silk Farm and Lotus Farm

Perfect for Textile Lovers

Uniquely created for textile lovers, this Stitchtopia textile holiday is the perfect way to discover fascinating fabrics and cultures, whilst travelling to some of the world’s most inspiring places. Our talented stitching expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host creative workshops with beautifully designed projects inspired by your travels.

Textile Treasures of South Asia

This tour takes in the cultural, historical and textile highlights of Thailand, Laos & Cambodia. During the tour we’ll meet experts in antique and ethnic textiles and enjoy workshops with local experts. We’ll cruise along the Mekong river to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned not only for its monuments and monasteries but also its weaving traditions. From Siem Reap we’ll visit Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world and cruise to the Tonle Sap floating villages to witness their unique way of life.

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Lotus Blanc Resort, Siem Reap

★★★★★

Surrounded by the greenery of a coconut tree garden the 5-star Lotus Blanc Resort offers a blissful landscape and the ultimate relaxation for any traveller. Located minutes away from the famous Angkor archaeological park, the resort is ideally close to some of the iconic sights of Siem Reap.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
  • Swimming pool
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Bars
  • Lounges
  • Restaurants
  • Laundry
  • Spa
  • Boutique shop
  • Gym
Room Facilities & Amenities

Landmark rooms are timelessly designed and inspired by French art and décor offering luxury, comfort, and elegance. Bedrooms are not only spacious but provide a comfortable and serene environment and are available as a twin or double to share, or for sole use. All rooms are equipped with the following facilities:

  • Private balcony 
  • Flat screen TV
  • Hi speed wifi
  • Minibar
  • Telephone
  • Complimentary drinking water 
  • Tea/coffee facilities
  • Electronic safe
  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & ironing board

Sanctuary Pakbeng Lodge, Pakbeng

★★★★

Sitting on the banks of the Mekong, this 4-star hotel is located midway between the World Heritage Town of Luang Prabang and the main border crossing between norther Thailand and northern Laos. Here you’ll enjoy the comfortable atmosphere, the picturesque sunrise and sunset over the Mekong, and the comings and goings of the different boats that dock near the lodge's beach

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
  • Bar & restaurant
  • Laundry & ironing
  • Free wifi
  • Massage
  • Petanque, volleyball & badminton area
  • Botanical garden
  • Outdoor swimming pool
Room Facilities & Amenities

Superior rooms have a traditional feel; decorated with bamboo, Hmong wall hangings and rosewood floors. Each room has a large private balcony, ceiling fan and air conditioning and are available as a twin/double to share, or for sole use.

Villa Maydou, Luang Prabang

★★★

Enjoy traditional Laotian atmosphere at this charming 3-star boutique hotel, just steps away from the historic centre.  

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Massage
  • Tropical garden
  • Local handicraft shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry service 
Room Facilities & Amenities
The spacious Heritage Deluxe rooms are located on the first floor and come equipped with minibar, air conditioning, bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer, phone, safe, wifi.

Huern Na Na Boutique Hotel, Phrae

★★★

This 3-star hotel is a popular choice for travellers due to its ideal location, very close to the city centre.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sun Terrace
  • Garden
  • Bar
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Dry cleaning & laundry services
Room Facilities & Amenities
Deluxe bedrooms contain the following facilities:
  • Coffee machine
  • Kettle
  • Hair dryer
  • TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Safety deposit box
  • Minibar
  • Telephone
  • Balcony
  • Bathrobe
  • Refrigerator
  • Slippers

Bodhi Serene, Chiang Mai

★★★★

The Bodhi Serene is a 4-star boutique hotel that lies within the old city walls of charming downtown Chiang Mai, providing a peaceful haven after a busy day of sightseeing. 

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Laundry & dry-cleaning services
  • Aromatic & traditional Thai massage
Room Facilities & Amenities
All of the deluxe bedrooms offer a private balcony delivering views over the central courtyard along with the following facilities:
  • Flat screen TV
  • Safety deposit box
  • CD/DVD player
  • Mini bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Bath robe
  • Complementary bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathtub and shower
  • Refrigerator
  • Slippers

Nan Boutique Hotel, Nan

★★★

This 3-star hotel is located right in the centre of the traditional town; being surrounded by old temples, memorials, and traditional markets, all of which are worth exploring.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
  • Coffee shop
  • Massage
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry service
  • Spa
Room Facilities & Amenities
Standard rooms are fully equipped with modern amenities including:
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • Television
  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • Telephone
  • Bathrobes
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea/coffee making facilities