While soaring skyscrapers and neon lights greet travellers in Bangkok, outside of the capital city traditional scenes of rural life can still be found in abundance, from the farming communities of central Thailand to the hill tribes of Chiang Rai. With a rich cultural heritage heavily influenced by the wide-spread practise of Theravada Buddhism, saffron-clad monks and gleaming temples are a familiar sight throughout the country and impressive to behold. In the southern reaches of Thailand are the palm-fringed beaches and crystal clear waters of Hua Hin, for travellers who want some of the country’s famed sun, sea and sand thrown in with their travels.
Our Thailand tours take in the highlights of this fascinating country offering intriguing insight into Thailand’s historical and cultural heritage with plenty of local interaction along the way. All of our Thailand Tours start in Bangkok, where you can marvel at the city’s crowning glory, the striking Grand Palace with its famous Emerald Buddha. Cruise the city's canals lined with stilted houses, shimmering temples and fascinating scenes of everyday life before venturing out to explore Bangkok's many bars, restaurants and teeming street stalls.
Outside of the capital our Thailand tours take in the incredible remains of the ancient UNESCO-listed Sukhothai, scattered with impressive royal palaces and gleaming Buddhist temples; stop off at Kanchanaburi, famed for its spectacular scenery and home to the River Kwai a straight of the infamous Thai-Burma railway; and meet the residents of the Elephant Conservation Centre in Lampang.
Travelling north our tours in Thailand, visit the young and vibrant city of Chiang Mai, boasting an enviable location beneath the foothills of Northern Thailand and a delectable menu of restaurants and seafood. Meet the friendly hill tribes of Chiang Rai who each possess their own culture, religion and language, from the long-neck tribe of Karen to the traditional clan based tribe of Hmong, and the culturally Lahu.
Those seeking respite on one of Thailand’s many beautiful beaches can head to Hua Hin on our Bangkok Beach and Beyond tour. With its broad, sweeping beaches, lively night market and a host of activities, Hua Hin is perfect for doing as much or as little as you like.