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Take a trip through Thailand

It's no secret that Thailand boasts tropical beaches and jungle-clad islands. But travelers will soon discover there's a whole lot more to this rich cultural favorite.

With idyllic islands, palm-fringed beaches, and mouth-watering cuisine, it's little wonder that Thailand is such a popular travel destination. It's also home to one of the most visited cities in all of Asia, the raucous and exhilarating capital of Bangkok where contrasts abound as skyscrapers tower over golden pagodas and street vendors selling delicious Thai food.

The historic River Kwai is the perfect cruise destination, and the temples and hill tribes of Chiang Mai are waiting to be discovered. Add to this a population of smiling people ready to welcome you to their beloved country and you should start to understand the appeal.

Visit Thailand on one of our group tours, or combine bustling Bangkok with one of our longer packages in the region, exploring Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. However you want to explore Thailand, we're sure to have the perfect trip for you!

About our tours

Our Handpicked Thailand tours are a great introduction to this sprawling and complex nation. Most tours start with an arrival day in Bangkok, though a handful set off from Chiang Mai. These coach tours take in all the highlights of the country with the services of an expert local guide. There are tours taking in the River Kwai on a cruise, and trips including a relaxing Phuket beach break, plus lots more! Those looking for a more complete South East Asia tour may wish to book one of our tours combining Bangkok with Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Fully escorted by an expert guide, these Signature trips are the most all-encompassing tours we offer in the region!

Short group tours: Thailand in a week or less

From iconic spots like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket, to the hidden gems of Krabi and tranquil Koh Samui, our escorted Thailand group tours immerse you in the heart of this captivating Southeast Asian destination. Journeying on a luxurious coach, you'll experience a perfect blend of guided tours led by local experts and ample free time to explore each destination at your leisure. With accommodation in upscale 4-star hotels and plentiful included meals, including authentic Pad Thai in Bangkok. Additionally, relish 'skip the line' privileges at attractions such as the Grand Palace and Ayutthaya, ensuring every moment of your journey counts!

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Prefer to travel privately?

If you'd like to take a tour of Thailand but don't want to travel with a group of strangers, then perhaps a Thailand private tour is the solution for you? We offer a range of private itineraries taking in all the highlights. From Bangkok you can head north to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, or south, to Khao Sok, and Phuket. Or you can combine Thailand on a mammoth private journey taking in the best of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Our private tours can depart any day to suit you, you can choose a standard of accommodation to suit your budget and preferences, and you will still enjoy guided sightseeing with a local expert, plus all of your accommodation, transportation and many other inclusions!

Frequently asked questions

Can I cruise the River Kwai in Thailand?

You sure can! We offer multi-day River Kwai cruising on many of our tours, including the 5-day Cruise River Kwai Express and the 8-day Cruise River Kwai. On some days, you can explore the region in 5-star luxury with a la carte meals, comfortable cabins, and guided excursions to famous sites, including the Bridge on the River Kwai. On other tours, such as the 10-day Ancient Thailand & River Kwai, we offer shorter boat rides on the Kwai, and even spend a night on a jungle raft on the Kwai Noi River.

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Highlights of Thailand

From the ancient temples of Ayutthaya and the Grand Palace in Bangkok to the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak, the serene beaches of Phuket in southern Thailand, and the historic ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand is a dream destination for lovers of history. Chiang Mai is the place to go for traditional Thai architecture. Bangkok was the birthplace of pad Thai. The Phi Phi Islands are, well, the Phi Phi Islands. Away from the mainland, Koh Samui, Phangan, and Phi Phi Islands are tropical paradises, while Khao Yai National Park is one of Thailand's most diverse ecosystems! On the east coast, Krabi is a great destination for travelers on their second or third visit to Thailand. These are the unmissable highlights to visit on your Thailand package.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, hidden in the beautiful greenery of northern Thailand, is a cultural treasure known for its ancient temples, bustling markets, and tranquil environment. The city's rich history is palpable as you tour its exquisitely decorated temples, like Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which sits atop a mountain overlooking the city.

Sukhothai

Sukhothai, located in northern Thailand, is historically significant as the ancient capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom, which dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. Sukhothai is revered as the cradle of Thai culture, with an assortment of perfectly preserved temples, Buddha statues, and architectural marvels that depict the kingdom's golden age.

Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai

Kanchanaburi, located in western Thailand, is a fascinating location known for its historical significance and breathtaking natural beauty. At the heart of this province is the renowned River Kwai, which has been immortalized in literature and film for its role in WWII.

Chiang Rai & the Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai, home to the famed White Temple (Wat Rong Khun), an architectural marvel with elaborate carvings and dazzling accents, provides insight into the region's spiritual past. Beyond its well-known temple, the city has busy marketplaces brimming with local handicrafts, tasty street food booths, and a welcoming atmosphere that appeals to travelers.

Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park consists of rugged islands jutting out from the perfect turquoise water, each one containing a plethora of flora and fauna just waiting to be discovered. There are dozens of ways to explore the park, from canoeing and rafting to simply following the snaking paths on foot. Along the way, you are likely to see the notorious Rafflesia flower, the largest flower in the world. In terms of wildlife, tigers, leopards, bears, gibbons, elephants, deer and cobras can all be found lurking within the leafy enclaves of the park.

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