• EN | ES

Thailand Tours & Travel. The best experience for your vacations

Guided Tours with Local Operators. The Real Travel Experience!

About Thailand

: Thailand is big on adventure, relaxation and fun. From attractions to activities, what Thailand has to offer varies from north to south. Home to some of the most beautiful beaches and rich marine life, the south of Thailand lives up to its world famous repute for diving and corals. North Thailand’s lush forests are home to its national animal, the elephant and also popular for jungle trekking. Places like Chiang Mai are revered for its Buddhist temples and pagodas, while on its outskirts visitors get an insight into Thailand’s ethnic tribes and their traditions. The ancient heartland of Autthaya and the farmlands of Isaan offer an insight into the nation’s cultural past, while the capital Bangkok is a showcase of where Thailand is headed in the future. Thailand will surprise you likewise with its cuisine, which is why cooking classes and gourmet tours come highly recommended. Enjoy a relaxing Thai massage and upon leaving, you will know why Thailand is called the “Land of Smiles”.

Thailand Tour Packages for 2018 - 2019

All packages are ready for you to book or customize.
Luxury
from
$3904
9
days
thailand

Secret Recipes of Thai Food

This trip will take you on a food and culture adventure in the essential stops in Thailand: the vibrant Bangkok, the rich culture of Chiang Mai, and the blissful waters of the island of Phuket. 

itinerary: Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Phuket
Luxury
from
$902
3
days
thailand

Banquet in Bangkok

Venture to the bustle and hustle of Bangkok to enjoy its heavenly cuisine. Sample tempting street-food, take part in celebrated cooking classes and dine at exclusive restaurants with vibrant cultural dance performances. 

itinerary: Bangkok
Standard
from
$956
14
days
thailand

Community Work in North Thailand

With jungle trekking‚ bamboo rafting and based on the principle of give and take‚ a chance for your skills to be beneficial to the hill–tribe children in the villages around Chiang Mai.

itinerary: Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Bangkok
Standard
from
$1211
10
days
thailand

Thailand Trekking for Beginners

Feel the beat of Bangkok, trek the mountains of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai visiting its hill tribes and explore the natural wonders of Khao Sok National Park. 

itinerary: Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Khao Sok National Park
Comfort
from
$567
4
days
thailand

Koh Samet Beach Escapade

Escape Bangkok to a paradise island just a couple of hours away from the capital. Sunbathe on its white sands and soothe your body, mind and soul. 

itinerary: Bangkok - Koh Samet - Bangkok
Standard
from
$803
4
days
thailand

Khao Sok Natural Wonders

Enter the unreal paradise of Khao Sok National Park's lush jungles as you swim in its lakes, bathe in hot springs and spot its endemic wildlife. 

itinerary: Surat Thani - Khao Sok National Park - Krabi
Luxury
from
$2148
12
days
thailand

Thai Massage and Detox

Soothe your body with heavenly Thai massages, detox treatments, scrubs and exfoliation therapies as you explore Bangkok, Chiang Mai and the beaches of Krabi.

itinerary: Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Krabi
Standard
from
$553
5
days
thailand

Adventure in Chiang Mai

Cycle around rice paddies, trek along the lush mountains as you encounter hill tribe villages and feel the thrill of ziplining over the forest canopy. 

itinerary: Chiang Mai
Comfort
from
$1882
10
days
thailand

Essential Thailand

Explore Thailand in-depth visiting the bustling Bangkok, the ruins of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, the scenic Kanchanaburi and trek the hill tribes villages of the north. 

itinerary: Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya - Sukhothai - Chiang Mai
Comfort
from
$584
6
days
thailand

PADI Diving Course in Koh Tao

Take your PADI course in the island of Koh Tao, Thailand's diving mecca. After theoretical training, discover an underwater universe teeming with marine life. 

itinerary: Koh Tao
Luxury
from
$2306
11
days
thailand

Thai Paradise Islands Honeymoon

Live the honeymoon of your dreams in Thailand. Enjoy its temples and world class beaches along with cooking classes, river cruises and heavenly thai massages. 

itinerary: Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Krabi - Railay Beach
Luxury
from
$2723
6
days
thailand

Flavors of the Sea and the Hills

Explore the cultural heritage and countryside of Chiang Mai, together with the sublime beaches and landscapes of Phuket as you taste the country's cuisine on street food tours and superb dinners.

itinerary: Chiang Mai - Phuket
Comfort
from
$1162
10
days
thailand

Northern Ethnic Villages Trekking

Visit the beautiful countryside scenery of the Pai region in northern Thailand as you find Karen, Lahu, Lisu and Shan minority villages. 

itinerary: Bangkok - Khao Yai - Chiang Mai - Pai - Mae Hong Son - Chiang Mai
Luxury
from
$2159
6
days
thailand

Siam’s Culinary Art

Tour Thailand's most iconic cities and enjoy a journey of culture and culinary delights. Take in the temples of Bangkok and Chiang Mai as you feast on superb dinners and cultural shows. 

itinerary: Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Comfort
from
$456
4
days
thailand

Elephant Care at River Kwai

Embrace the nature, wildlife and history of Kanchanaburi as you discover its tragic World War II sites and bathe an elephant in a responsible rehabilitation center. 

itinerary: Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Bangkok

Thailand Travel Guide

Country Guide

What makes Thailand so amazing?

This South East Asian nation is one of the most visited countries in the world, but different tourists come for different reasons. Many from across Asia choose Thailand as their honeymoon destination.

Travel Guide

Sustainable and respectful visit to hill tribe communities in Thailand

For those looking to embark on an eco-adventure into northern Thailand and meet the ethnic communities that call it home, here is a starting guide for what to expect.

Travel Guide

Beaches in Thailand - How to choose your ideal tropical hideaway

With a coastline stretching 3,219 km and comprising hundreds of islands, beach lovers are spoilt for choice in Thailand.

Travel Tips

5 Tips: how to take unique pictures of famous landmarks

Many famous landmarks see the majority of their traffic during the middle of the day when sights are open to visitors and tourists are at their most active.

Travel Guide

Five of Thailand’s best diving sites

Not only does it boast an astounding marine diversity, but also a variety of underwater landscapes ranging from shallow coral gardens to challenging wrecks and deep caverns.

Travel Tips

7 tips for taking travel portrait photography

Sometimes it is hard to define why a particular person catches your eye, making you grab for your camera to capture their face, their expression, their character.

Thailand Top Destinations

Sukhothai Historical Park

Sukhothai Historical Park

Encompassing the ruins of the former 13th-century Siam capital, the Sukhothai Historical Park is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. Its temples, palaces and ancient Buddha statues are scattered across five different sections and ideally explored by bicycle. Sukhothai’s architecture incorporates both Khmer and Sri Lankan influences, with Wat Mahathat and Thailand’s largest sitting Buddha at Wat Si Chum among its most famous sights.

Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park

One of Thailand’s most popular national parks and easily accessed from Bangkok, Khao Yai’s grasslands are overlooked by elevated watchtower where elephants, barking deers, and bears can be spotted. Embark on a forest trek to find gibbons, macaques, or some of its 300 bird species, and visit Haew Nerok Waterfall, one of the country’s most impressive.

Ko Samui

Ko Samui Island

Ringed by beautiful stretches of white sand that are lined with upmarket resorts, Ko Samui is situated in the Gulf of Thailand and one of southern Thailand’s most established beach resort islands. Away from the sun loungers and water-based activities, outstanding international restaurants and boutique shopping awaits, together with little-known Buddhist temples, Chinese merchant villages and authentic rural markets.

Ko Tao

Ko Tao Island

Located in the Gulf of Thailand is the scuba diving capital of Ko Tao, surrounded by excellent dive sites frequented by rays, sharks and a dizzying array of tropical fish. For inexperienced divers there are countless schools offering introductory courses, or get lost on one of the island’s inland jungle trails before partying into the early hours in its beachside bars.

Ko Tarutao National Marine Park

Ko Tarutao National Marine Park

Situated in the Andaman Sea, Ko Tarutao National Marine Park encompasses some of Thailand’s most unspoilt landscapes, including more than 50 rainforest drenched islands, idyllic white sandy beaches and coral reefs teeming with marine life. Swim in the crystal clear waters surrounding Ko Lipe, take a long-tail boat tour to its remote, outlying islands, or go scuba diving and snorkelling at some of the country’s premier underwater sites.

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Located along the border between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar in Chiang Rai Province and once notorious for its opium production, the Golden Triangle is a landscape of rugged hills where the Ruak River flows into the Mekong. Go bamboo river rafting through the jungle, visit remote ethnic hill tribe villages, explore the border town market at Tachileik, and cruise across to Don Sao Island to photograph the Golden Triangle Gate.

Ko Chang Archipelago

Ko Chang Archipelago

Stretching over 30 kilometres into the Gulf of Thailand, the Ko Chang archipelago is an idyllic island paradise of unspoiled white sandy beaches and densely forested interiors. Soak up the sun and swim in the clear turquoise waters on Hat Sai Khao or Hat Kai Bae beaches, or explore the surrounding coral reefs on a scuba diving or snorkel trip.

Thailand Top Cities

Bangkok

Bangkok

Chaotic, vibrant and wildly energetic, Bangkok is one of Southeast Asia’s most captivating capital cities, home to incredible shopping and an authentic Asian street food scene. Wander the elaborate architecture of the Grand Palace, witness the grandeur of the Wat Pho and Wat Arun Buddhist temples, and take in the city skyline during a boat cruise along the Chao Phraya River.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

A centre for alternative therapies and artists, Chiang Mai in Thailand’s north has long drawn travellers for its Vipassana meditation retreats, cooking classes and night market shopping, together with atmospheric festivals that include Loy Krathong and Songkran. Explore its more than 300 Buddhist temples and artisan workshops, take in the views from Doi Suthep, then venture into its mountainous surrounds to go bamboo rafting and eco-trekking to remote hill tribe villages.

Phuket

Phuket

The island of Phuket has long been a traveller favourite, surrounded by the beaches of Kata, Surin and Karon, together with nearby Phang Nga Bay and the famous James Bond Island. Phuket Town is also home to luxury spas, boutique shopping and excellent dining opportunities, together with traditional old shopfronts and local markets.

Krabi

Krabi

Surrounded by spectacular limestone karst formations and idyllic beaches, Krabi is the main transport hub for Railay, Ao Nang and Phra Nang's beach resorts. Long tail boat excursions are the ideal way to explore the stunning surrounding coastline, taking in species-rich mangrove forests, together with the offshore island gem of Koh Poda.

Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai

Retaining its small town charm and home to the elaborate White Temple and Black House, Chiang Rai provides a central base for outdoor pursuits into its surrounding province. Go mountain biking along remote off-road trails, embark on an eco-trek home stay with one of the many ethnic hill-tribe villages, and white water raft along the Mae Kok River.

Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya

The former ancient capital of Thailand and one of its most architecturally beautiful cities, Ayutthaya lies just to the north of Bangkok. The ruins of its towers, monasteries, temples and palaces are today protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site and easily explored on foot or by bicycle tours throughout its Historical Park and the surrounding region.

Pai

Pai

Nestled within the mountainous landscapes of Mae Hong Son Province, the little town of Pai affords a picture-perfect setting, surrounded by waterfalls, therapeutic hot springs, and the red-ridged Pai Canyon. Explore its Shan temples and Chinese village by bicycle, shop for handicrafts in the afternoon market, and embark on an eco-trek to visit its ethnic minority villages.

Thai Unique Experiences

Visit remote ethnic villages on a Northern Thailand hill tribe trek

Visit remote ethnic villages on a Northern Thailand hill tribe trek

Embark on an eco-trek through the ethnic minority hill tribe villages that dot the mountainous landscapes of Thailand’s north to experience first-hand the culture and customs of the long-necked Padaung, Black Lahu hunter-warriors, and the beautifully adorned Akha.

Go scuba diving and snorkelling in the Ko Similan Marine Park

Go scuba diving and snorkelling in the Ko Similan Marine Park

With its distinctive granite boulder formations and untouched coral reefs, Ko Similan Marine Park offers both snorkelers and scuba divers unique encounters with its abundant marine life, include whale sharks and manta rays.

Take a jungle safari through Khao Sok National Park

Take a jungle safari through Khao Sok National Park

Home to wild elephant, Mayalan tapir, pig-tailed macaque and white handed gibbons, embark on a safari through the lowland jungles, karst mountains and waterfalls of Khao Sok National Park, before retiring to a raft house on stunning Lake Khao Sok.

Go island hopping to Maya Bay on Ko Phi Phi

Go island hopping to Maya Bay on Ko Phi Phi

Surreally beautiful and famed as the shooting location of ‘The Beach’, the karst limestone mountains of Ko Phi Phi Island are best explored on an island hopping tour, including the highlights of Shark Point, Bamboo and Mosquito Islands, together with the crowded sands of Maya Bay.

Witness the Khmer-style temples of Thailand’s northeastern Isaan province

Witness the Khmer-style temples of Thailand’s northeastern Isaan province

Forming part of the Khmer Empire during the Angkor Era, Isaan Province is dotted with unique Khmer-style temples that are situated along its ancient trade routes, including the impressive Phanom Rung Historical Park and Muang Tam Temple, dedicated to Shiva.

Take a train along Kanchanaburi's Death Railway to the Bridge on the River Kwai

Take a train along Kanchanaburi’s ‘Death Railway’ to the Bridge on the River Kwai

Built by thousands of POW’s during World War II, Kanchanaburi’s ‘Death Railway’ train travels through dramatic mountain scenery, offering visitors a nostalgic reminder of those who lost their lives building the Thai-Burma route and its infamous Bridge on the River Kwai.

Photograph the colourful local life of Ratchaburi's Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Photograph the colourful local life of Ratchaburi’s Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Become a part of local life at the floating market of Damnoen Saduak to the southwest of Bangkok, where vibrantly dressed canoe merchants sell fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers throughout its canals, making for a photographer’s dream.

Best time to visit Thailand

North Thailand - The northern dry season extends between November and May, with the northeast monsoon bringing cooler temperatures (but not rain) between November and February. In the far north and northeast, morning and night temperatures can get particularly chilly, with some areas dropping below freezing point. From March temperatures begin to rise and can be unbearable in Bangkok throughout April. From June through to October the southwest monsoon brings heavy rainfall, making trekking routes muddy and some routes impassable.

South Thailand - The southern coasts of Thailand experience two different weather systems, with the southwest at its sunniest and driest between November and April, while the southeast is relatively rain-free between March and September. March through to June tend to be the hottest months, while October sees rain across the southern region.

Thai Ethnic Groups

Most of Thailand’s ethnic hill tribes are scattered through the mountainous regions which surround Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai in the north of the country. Eco treks and homestay initiatives are the best way to experience their unique customs and long-established traditions, with the opportunity to purchase their distinctive handicrafts.

Akha

Akha

Originating from China’s Yunnan province, the Akha live to the north of Chiang Rai in villages protected by elaborately carved ‘spirit gates’. The women are beautifully adorned in elaborate headdresses of coins, beads and shells, and their animist religion of zahy is exhibited at the annual swing festival.

Hmong

Hmong

Settled in isolated areas to Chiang Rai’s southeast and the lowland areas of Chiang Mai, the Hmong women are known for their intricate embroidery skills, most visible in the traditional pleated skirts worn by many. They are primarily agriculturalists, with their villages surrounded by fruits, vegetables and flowers which are vividly displayed at local markets.

Karen

Karen

One of Thailand’s largest minority groups, the Karen live within stilted wooden houses in the forests along the Burmese border to Chiang Mai’s west. Often dressed in v-neck tunics and turbans, they include the long-necked Padaung women who are found primarily in Mae Hong Son province and are known for producing beautiful woven textiles.

Lahu

Lahu

Inhabiting the Thai-Burma border to the north of Chiang Rai, the Lahu are known for being fierce hunter-warriors, and eco-treks enable visitors to experience their skills first-hand. They are distinguished by the black and red jackets worn by women of the tribe, and sacred caves are often central to their animist religious beliefs.

Lisu

Lisu

Settling to the north of Chiang Mai from eastern Tibet, the Lisu have retained their strong animist beliefs and rituals, including shaman worship. Their women are beautifully adorned in colourful, handmade tunics and turbans, easily visible on the high-altitude slopes they inhabit.

Festivals in Thailand

Songkran

Songkran Festival

Also known as the ‘Water Festival’, Songkran heralds in the traditional New Year in mid-April and while it began as a ritual cleansing, with the pouring of scented water over elder’s hands and Buddha statues, it has now been taken into the streets with Thais of all ages happily soaking one another with water pistols, buckets and balloons.

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong Festival

Loy Krathong or the ‘Festival of Light’ is celebrated on the full moon of the 12th Thai calendar month and sees lotus shaped receptacles made from banana leaves and decorated with flowers, incense and candles, floated along canals and rivers country-wide. In Chiang Mai devotees also release floating lanterns into the sky, making for a spectacular nighttime show.

Phi Ta Khon

Phi Ta Khon Festival

Held between March and July each year in the town of Dan Sai, Phi Ta Khon or the ‘Ghost Festival’ is traditionally a time for residents to seek protection from the Mun River spirit, Phra U-pakut. Watch as masked devotees parade through the streets, experience the dance competitions and rocket festivities, and listen to the Buddhist monk sermons.

Thai Gastronomy

Exhibiting influences from its Burmese, Vietnamese, Laos, Cambodian and Chinese neighbours, Thai cuisine today can be loosely divided into four regional cuisines, each of which reflect variations in climate, topography and ethnic diversity. Combining sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy flavours, it also places an emphasis on contrasting textures, colour and the use of medicinal ingredients, with ample use of chilli. Both rice and noodles feature heavily, with sweet desserts drawing on these ingredients, together with an abundance of tropical fruits.

Phat Thai

Phat Thai

One of Thailand’s most famous dishes commonly found at market street-stalls is phat thai, made from thin rice noodles which are stir-fried with egg, shrimp and sometimes chicken, and seasoned with chilli, fish sauce, sugar and tamarind.

Thai Curry

Thai Curry

Thailand’s coconut-based curries have been exported across the world and there is not better place to sample authentic versions of green, red and massaman curry than in a local restaurant, accompanied by a steaming mound of jasmine rice.

Thai Noodle Soup

Thai Noodle Soup

Steaming noodle soups are popular at all times of the day and two not to miss are the northern coconut-based curry noodle soup known as khao soi, as well as kuay tiew, a clear noodle soup made from a pork bone broth.

Thai sweet desert

Thai Sweet Desert

Created from rice-based products and drawing on coconut milk and fresh tropical fruits, sweet Thai desserts include the traveler-favourite khao niew mamuang, or sticky rice with mango, the Thai crepe known as khanom beuang, and the banana-leaf ‘surprise’ of khanom sod sai.

Tom Yum

Tom Yum

The hot and sour soup known as tom yam comprises a broth seasoned with lemongrass, kaffir lime, fish sauce, galangal and chilli. The most popular version, tom yum goong, also features shrimps.

Spicy Salad

Spicy Salad

Dressed with a delicious combination of fish sauce, lime juice and chilli, Thai salads bring together sweet, spicy and sour flavours. Try green papaya or mango salad, the minced meat salad laap, or yum woon sen, combining rice vermicelli with fresh seafood.

Shopping in Thailand

From the department stores and designer boutiques of Bangkok to the night markets of Chiang Mai and the beach hawkers of the southern islands, there is no shortage of opportunity to shop in Thailand. While many of the goods sold in street markets are cheap imitations or factory-produced handicrafts, the hill tribe villages of the north are renowned for their beautifully-made woven garments, jewellery and ornaments, while high-quality silk is produced in the surrounding region. Far from just an opportunity to shop, Thailand’s markets are a feast for the senses, with street-side food vendors, music and artisans at work.

Coconut goods

Coconut goods

With coconuts readily grown throughout Thailand’s south, coconut goods, such as wind chimes, lamps, bowls and spoons, often feature at tourist markets, together with coconut oil that can be used for either cooking or as a beauty product.

Thai Silk

Thai Silk

While silkworms are primarily grown in the northeast of the country, Chiang Mai is the centre of silk production, with many factories open for visitors to witness the process and purchase direct. If you are buying in the markets, be aware that imitation silk is widely touted.

Lanterns

Lanterns

You’ll see beautiful lights and lanterns strung up throughout Thai markets, many with elephants or Thai rural scenes painted on. They make an elegant home decoration or unique gift, but be aware that voltage requirements differ between countries.

Other Destinations