Thailand Tours & Holidays
Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays
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Unlike her near neighbours, Thailand enjoys the distinction of never having been colonised by a European power. This affords it the enviable reputation of being the most culturally untouched of all the South East Asian countries. ‘The Land of the White Elephant’, Siam, as it used to be known, takes pride in its long tradition of independence, a tradition that has seen it relish its other name as the country of the Muang Thai (the free). Today, this enchanting country offers up an ...
Unlike her near neighbours, Thailand enjoys the distinction of never having been colonised by a European power. This affords it the enviable reputation of being the most culturally untouched of all the South East Asian countries. ‘The Land of the White Elephant’, Siam, as it used to be known, takes pride in its long tradition of independence, a tradition that has seen it relish its other name as the country of the Muang Thai (the free). Today, this enchanting country offers up an irresistible combination of striking natural landscapes, inspiring religious and cultural heritages and a well deserved name for its hospitality and culinary traditions. Its impressive ruins and forgotten temples reveal a rich and intriguing history, whilst to the north lie lands far removed from the cultural customs and traditions of the cities and beaches of the south. Here, amongst the landscapes of ancient Lannathai lies another realm, one whose culture and cuisine is very distinct from the rest of the country. Known as the 'Land of a million rice fields’, its spectacular mountains and forests are home to a people considered amongst the gentlest and most beautiful anywhere in Thailand. Elsewhere you can find world renowned beaches, brash and bustling cities and an enviable choice of stylish accommodation that makes Thailand a wonderful extension destination to any of our Indochina trips.
Start your journey
Whether you want to travel on one of our award-winning itineraries or build your own journey from scratch, our expert consultants will help create the perfect tour for your tastes and budget. Below are a few suggestions of the kind of trips we can offer, all of which can be tailored to you.
Classic ThailandDiscover the infectious charm of Thailand on this introductory journey through the land of dazzling smiles. Explore colourful backstreets and captivating cuisine in Bangkok, meet with monks and walk with elephants in the jungles of the north, and finally unwind on the white sandy beaches of the south.
Classic Southeast AsiaThis stunning introduction to Southeast Asia takes in some of the most iconic locations anywhere on the continent. Spend your days cruising through floating markets, wandering amongst the timeless remains of lost civilisations, and walking with elephants through lush rainforests.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THAILAND
OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY
Feast on Chinatown street foodVisit Bangkok's culinary hotspot - Chinatown - a paradise for those who want a taste of authentic street food. Get lost in an exotic labyrinth of colourful shops and aromatic spice markets, before enjoying a sumptuous dinner at one of the many fine eateries.
Experience Muay Thai BoxingTravel to Ratchadamnern Stadium for the first boxing match of the evening. This traditional Thai boxing competition, named Muay, allows fighters to use hands, shins, elbows, and knees as weapons. Join the locals, cheering on matches from your VIP seats.
Learn about BuddhismAt Wat Suan Dok you will have the opportunity to sit and chat with a monk about Buddhism, meditation and his everyday life. The monk will discuss with you the importance of meditation and then lead you in a brief mediation practice.
Visit Chiang Rai Hill TribesPick up a long-tail boat at Mae Kok River to visit the largest hill-tribe population in Thailand at Karen Ruammitr village. Enjoy a local lunch before meeting Yao and Akha hill-tribe villagers and learn about the daily lives of these ethnic minorities.
Kayak through mysterious sea cavesExplore by kayak various ‘hongs’ and caves, enjoying some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Enjoy an evening seafood meal and beautiful sunset on board, before floating your own krathong for good luck. Return by boat gazing at the stars above.
Sleep on the River KwaiTake a lazy bamboo raft trip down stream and spot water buffalo and elephants bathing along the banks. Spend the afternoon relaxing at your memorable floating accommodation, before enjoying dinner and a traditional Mon Dance performance.
TOP PLACES TO VISIT
WHEN TO GO
Thailand has a tropical climate, with high temperatures and high humidity levels throughout the year. Temperatures in the capital range between 20°Cin December and 35°C in April. January and February are normally dry, March to May is the hottest time of year, June to October tends to be the wettest season (with 90% of the country's rainfall occurring in this period), and November and December are the coolest months.