It's no secret that Thailand boasts an envious number of tropical beaches and jungle-clad islands surrounded by welcoming waters but travellers on our trips will soon discover there's a whole lot more to this old favourite.

Beyond the soaring skyscrapers of Thailand's capital Bangkok, there's traditional scenes of rural life aplenty, 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 practice of Theravada Buddhism, saffron-clad monks and gleaming temples are a familiar sight throughout the country.

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In the southern reaches of Thailand are the palm-fringed beaches and crystal clear waters of Hua Hin and Krabi, for travellers who want some of the country’s famed sun, sea and sand thrown in with their travels. Discover Thailand's most popular places on an escorted group tour with the chance to visit during the Yi Peng Festival or design your perfect culture and beach holiday with our tailor-made service.

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Our group tours to Thailand cover all the main highlights, offering a real insight into the country's historical and cultural heritage with plenty of local interaction along the way. All of our Thailand tours start in Bangkok where you'll visit 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. read more

We use a wonderful selection of 3-4* hotels on our Thailand tours, many with outdoor swimming pools where you can relax after a busy day of sightseeing. A real highlight is the floatel in Kanchanburi - set on the River Kwai the bamboo jungle raft is a unique experience with no electricity, just the light of gas lamps, so come night-time the river is beautifully illuminated and the ambiance dreamy.

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Beyond Thailand's beautiful beaches and bustling capital plenty more adventure awaits and we've got a select choice of private journeys that delve into prehistoric jungle in stunning national parks along Thailand's coastline or head to neighbouring Burma and Cambodia for spectacular temples, colourful Buddhist traditions and floating villages.

Explore gleaming temples and more on a bespoke tailor-made holiday to Thailand

Tailor-made Holidays

Thailand is a fascinating place to explore, from the capital city of Bangkok to the colourful hill tribes of Chiang Rai in the north and the beaches of Krabi and Hua Hin in the south. For the ultimate flexibility, design your own bespoke holiday with our tailor-made team. We’ll handpick unique things to do in the places you want to visit and suggest some less-visited gems off the beaten track to ensure your tailor-made holiday to Thailand is truly memorable.

Thailand Day Tours and Excursions

Whether you're visiting the pulsating capital, venturing to the north for outdoor fun or heading straight to the idyllic islands for time on the beach, we have a range of day tours and activities in Thailand's most popular travel destinations.

Thailand tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.7 out of 5 based on 46 recent reviews — See All Thailand Reviews

Mhor , our tour guide , was absolutely phenomenal. He was so knowledgeable about the country , its history and its culture which he shared with us in ways that we could never have experienced on our own, relating his own life experiences to what we were doing and seeing. He catered to our every need and kept us informed about our itinerary daily.

The only reason I don't rate the tour 5 star was because we would have liked to spend a bit more time at , for instance , the floating hotel and the Mon Lodge and maybe cut down on some of the time spent at the ruins and temples and the bridge over river Kwai. Also one small recommendation: please let future tour guests that no washcloths were available in the overnight accommodations. We missed that !”  

John Phillips • Submitted 2 Nov 2017

The trip to Thailand with Mhor as our guide was absolutely amazing. Being home now and looking back I now know that we would have had a total different experience of Thailand if it was not for our wonderful guide. Mhor went out of his way to answer our questions, and tell us everything from history and the culture to plants growing in certain areas and the info surrounding all the sights we went to see. ”  

Lyra Fourie • Submitted 31 Oct 2017

The tour was fantastic! It was great to travel on a small group and go into the countryside, out of the big city. Staying on the floating rafts, in a hill tribe lodge and on an overnight train to northern Thailand gave us many unique experiences and our guide Mohr was always by our side with lots of information and willing to assist. We would highly recommend On the go Tours. ”  

Al Been • Submitted 26 Oct 2017

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From the pulsating capital of Bangkok to the colourful markets of Chiang Mai in the north and the tropical islands of the south, Thailand has plenty to draw visitors but while you're in the area why not combine with neighbouring Burma and its beautiful temples or the captivating French-influenced cities of Laos and much more beside with our range of tours.

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Recommended Places to Visit in Thailand

With a bustling capital, endless options of pristine beaches and temples galore, there's plenty to see in Thailand but some destinations have the edge and here's some of the top sites in Thailand we recommend seeking out.

Khao Sok National Park - Jungle Paradise

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Khao Sok National Park | Thailand | Southeast Asia

With craggy limestone karsts towering above the water, Khao Sok National Park is home to some of the world’s oldest rainforest. Situated in the south of the country, visitors flock here to take advantage of the beautiful jungle trekking, to relax on scenic canoe rides and above all marvel at the breathtakingly beautiful scenery that this gem of a place has to offer.

Ayuthaya

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Sunset across the atmospheric temple ruins of Ayutthaya

Just over an hour from Bangkok, the ancient city of Ayuthaya is brimming with Siamese history. Ruins of magnificent temples which were destroyed in the 1700s are expertly preserved and can be discovered easily just by walking through the city. Headless Buddhas sit among the fallen rocks of former palaces and temples with modern shops and restaurants lining the streets.

Bangkok - Venice of the East

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Wat Arun | Bangkok | Thailand

Needing little introduction, Bangkok, the Venice of the East, the city of Angels and the Asian city of sin (the nicknames are endless) is usually everyone’s first stop in Thailand. Gleaming temples, busy streets full of tuk-tuks and motorbikes, and hectic markets are just some of the many charms this sprawling city has. A visit to the Grand Palace and Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) are a must.

Kanchanaburi - Bridge Over the River Kwai

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Bridge over the River Kwai | Kanchanaburi | Thailand

Site of the famous Thailand-Burma Death railway and the Bridge on the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi is fast becoming one of Thailand’s most visited sites. Just a couple of hours outside of Bangkok this verdant town offers relatively easy trekking, a number of fascinating war-related museums, including the JEATH War Museum and the War Museum & Art Gallery, and beautiful waterfalls.

Chiang Rai - Where Three Countries Meet

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Wat Rong Khun | Chiang Rai | Thailand

Sometimes overlooked as people head to the more popular Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai is definitely worth spending a few days in. Not only is it home to the glistening white ‘White Temple’ and many of the famous hill tribes of Thailand, it is also home to the famed ‘Golden Triangle’ where Thailand, Laos and Burma meet, and is the former heart of the world’s opium trade.

Hua Hin - Royal Retreat

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Hua Hin | Thailand | Southeast Asia

Historically the home of the summer residencies of Thai kings, Hua Hin is a popular beach retreat only a few hours from Bangkok. It is a favourite with city dwellers at the weekends and is also the main home of the current King of Thailand Rama IX. Unlike some of its island counterparts Hua Hin does not pride itself on being a tranquil beach paradise with plenty of entertainment to enjoy.