Thailand is bursting at the seams with diverse scenery, from mountains and rainforests to rice paddies and sugary white-sand beaches. There’s plenty to explore including glorious ancient temples, bustling night markets, wildlife sanctuaries and glistening waterfalls. The food is out of this world too.
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With direct flights into Thailand landing in Bangkok, we recommend spending a couple of days in the capital city before either heading north for the rainforests and mountains of the Chiang Mai region or taking your journey south for Krabi province and beyond.
With so many places to explore in Thailand, few people stay put in one location for long. That’s why we suggest mixing up your trip by island-hopping. In the Gulf, there are Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Chang and Koh Tao. In the Andaman Sea are Phuket, Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Koh Lipe. These are just a few of many!
For those who have never enjoyed authentic Thai food before, you’re in for a treat. The traditional, stir-fried Pad Thai is undoubtedly Thailand’s most well-known culinary dish. Fragrant soups such as Tom Yam Goong and Kuay tiew are popular dishes. Generally speaking, expect foods to feature coconut, lemongrass, ginger, nuts and chillies.
Small island day trips are a must, so take a long-tail boat ride and go explore. There are elephant sanctuaries frequent – just ensure you do your research and choose to visit a reputable one with no riding. Night markets are a real buzz.
When to explore…
- The best time to visit Thailand wholly depends on whether you’re holidaying in the central and north of the country, east or west
- In central and northern regions, it’s largely driest between November and May. It’s cooler between November and February, with March to May being very hot
- In the west that spans the Andaman Sea, the best weather is between November and March. It’s not as humid and a gentle breeze ensures it’s not as hot as it will be from March. Monsoon season commences in April and will often last to September or October
- In the east, January to March are the best months to travel. Temperatures will rise, peaking in April and May. The heaviest rainfall will arrive in September and October
Experience a Real Adventure in Thailand with These Recommended Small Group Tours
THAI: BANGKOK TO PHUKET
Exploring capital Bangkok, Ao Nang, Khao Lak and Phuket, you’ll be hitting the best of the best in Thailand.
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Laze on the beaches of Ao Nang, Khao Lak and Phuket
Enjoy various sea activities of snorkeling and kayaking
Visit the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre
Explore the Ao Thalane mangrove forests
EXPLORE NORTHERN THAILAND
Northern Thailand is a treasure trove filled with glittering temples, ancient ruins, exotic markets and sumptuous foods.
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Visit Chang Chill Elephant Park
Bike ride through a homestay village
Take a Chiang Mai cooking class
Explore World Heritage-listed Sukhothai Park
PHUKET SAILING ADVENTURE
It doesn’t get better than seven days spent enjoying sublime seascapes of shimmering turquoise water, white beaches and craggy limestone peaks.
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Sail on the beautifully calm waters of the Andaman
Feast on delicious food from an on-board chef
Swim, snorkel, paddleboard or kayak
Experience some of the finest beaches in Thailand