Thailand Tours and Holidays

Travel to Thailand with On The Go Tours

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. 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.

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Top Thailand Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

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Thailand Express - 6 days Bangkok 27 Dec 2016 USD $935 was $1,169 20% off Thailand Express - 6 days Map
Time for Thailand - 10 days Bangkok 17 Dec 2016 USD $1,784 was $2,099 15% off Time for Thailand - 10 days Map
NEW Bangkok to Angkor Wat - 23 Days Bangkok 10 Feb 2017 USD $5,232 was $6,155 15% off NEW Bangkok to Angkor Wat - 23 Days Map
Best of Thailand - 14 Days Bangkok 09 Nov 2016 USD $3,099 Best of Thailand - 14 Days Map
Thailand, Temples & Tribes - 14 days Bangkok 09 Nov 2016 USD $3,849 Thailand, Temples & Tribes - 14 days Map

Thailand Group Tours

Temple of the Emerald Buddha gateway in Bangkok | ThailandExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Thailand Express 2017

5 days | FROM USD $1,075

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Thailand Express

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Time for Thailand

10 days | FROM USD $1,979

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Full Moon Festival celebrations | ThailandExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Yi Peng Lantern Festival

10 days | FROM USD $2,099

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The majestic Doi Suthep temple | Chiang Mai | ThailandExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Thailand For Teens

10 days | FROM USD $1,989

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Mekong River | Thailand & Laos | Southeast AsiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

NEW Bangkok to Laos

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Phuket Beach | ThailandExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Best of Thailand

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Floating Markets | Bangkok | ThailandExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Thailand, Temples & Tribes

14 days | FROM USD $3,499

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Chaweng Beach | Koh Samui | ThailandExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Bangkok to Koh Samui

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On our tours to Thailand, ride a longtail boat by the beautiful Thai beachesExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Bangkok Beach & Beyond

14 days | FROM USD $2,699

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Thailand & Angkor Temples

14 days | FROM USD $3,149

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Bangkok City Buildings | ThailandExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

NEW Bangkok to Saigon

18 days | FROM USD $4,875

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Local cycling | Vietnam | Southeast AsiaExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Bangkok to Saigon

20 days | FROM USD $5,739

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NEW Bangkok to Angkor Wat

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Bangkok to Angkor Wat

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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.

Thailand Private Tours

Grand Palace and Tuk Tuk | ThailandTailored To Suit You

Best of Bangkok

3 Days | FROM USD $669

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Temples | Chiang Mai | ThailandTailored To Suit You

Classic Thailand

8 days | FROM USD $3,549

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Shwedagon Pagoda | Yangon | BurmaTailored To Suit You

Beautiful Thailand & Burma

8 Days | FROM USD $4,099

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Bridge on the River Kwai | Thailand | Southeast AsiaTailored To Suit You

Best of Thailand & Cambodia

11 days | FROM USD $5,099

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Krabi Beaches | Thailand | Southeast AsiaTailored To Suit You

Thai Jungle & Beach

11 days | FROM USD $3,499

Discover the spectacular landscapes of Thailand, from the coast and of...

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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.

Thailand tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.66 out of 5 based on 35 recent reviews — See All Thailand Reviews

Thailand was beautiful! The food, sights, temples and way of life was awesome and humble. Anin was very informative, catered to all of our requests, made sure we tried unique foods that were specific to the region, and gave great suggestions in what to do when we had options to explore on our own. I cannot wait to utilize onthegotours service for our future touring needs.

If Anin sees this, please let her know:

1. Don't worry, be happy!

2. Thank you for your incredibly awesome stories and life experiences that you shared with us.

3. Don't...EVER... Give up!

4. You deserve to be the tour guide of the year!

5. Sending our love from the US! ”  

Diane and Justin Dandeneau • Submitted 18 Jul 2016

Tour was excellent in all aspects - can say any more. Very well put together itinerary- would not have seen as much of the country had we not been on tour

Our tour guide (Nui) was friendly, knowledgeable and willing to answer all questions at any time.

Our tour group was small and Nui was able to give a very personal tour, she fully deserves praise and would be very deserving of company recognition for her work ”  

richard gloyn • Submitted 9 May 2016

We had a wonderful trip through On the Go. I still have trouble wrapping my head around all we did and saw. We were especially fond of the floating hotel. I truly enjoyed cooking school in Chiang Mai. Wish we could have enjoyed more of the off the beaten tourist areas like Chiang Rai, the hill tribe areas and the floating hotel.”  

Terry Terrell • Submitted 9 Apr 2016

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Thailand and beyond
The best of Southeast Asia and the Land of Smiles

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.


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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.

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.

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.

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.

Thailand Travel Guide

Don't leave home without checking our useful guide to travelling to Thailand with everything from visa advice to what to expect.

Best Time to Visit

Information on climatic and weather conditions in Thailand

Temple in Lampang | Thailand | Southeast Asia

Best Places to Visit

Places on our must-see list of any visit to Thailand

Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, transport, food, health advice & more

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Thailand and info on getting your visa

Sukhothai Historial Park | Thailand

Thailand Video Lounge

Our favourite Thailand travel videos

A beautiful rush green river delta in Southeast Asia

Multi-country Tours

Combine Thailand with other Southeast Asian countries

Visit the Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai on our tours to Thailand

Yi Peng Festival FAQ

Our guide to Thailand's most popular celebration of light

Hill Tribes | Thailand | Southeast Asia

Traveller Reviews

Trip reviews from our travellers to Thailand

Get to know Thailand

Recommended Reading

  • Sightseeing
    by Rattawut Lapcharoensap
  • Bangkok Days
    by Lawrence Osborne
  • Travellers' Tales Thailand: True Stories
    by James O'Reilly
Did you know...?

Facts about Thailand

  • Thailand is the only country in South East Asia to have resisted colonilisation by Europeans.
  • The country consists of 1,430 different islands, with Koh Phi Phi its most famous thanks to Danny Boyle's film The Beach
  • Bangkok is the world's most visited city and one of the least pronounceable - its full Thai name contains 169 characters!

Thailand Travel Advice:

We keep informed of the latest travel guidance to Thailand and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. The safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel advice from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Online Travel Resources for Thailand:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

ALSO SEE: The official Thailand Tourist Organisation site and the latest Thailand Weather Updates from the BBC.

THAILAND TRAVEL BLOGS: For inside info on all things Thai here are some of our top blogs - Thaizer, Eating Thai Food and Krungthep 101.

Highlights of our tours of Thailand

Outside of the capital Bangkok, our Thailand tours visit Ayuthaya’s famous ruins, including its giant bronze statue of Buddha and the iconic Wat Mahatat where the head of a damaged Buddha statue has slowly been embraced and lifted by a nearby tree. We also stop off at Kanchanaburi, home to the River Kwai a section of the infamous Thai-Burma railway; and meet the residents of a nearby Elephant Conservation Centre.

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 some fabulous seafood restaurants. We meet the friendly hill tribes of Chiang Rai, each of which possess their own unique culture, religion and language, from the long-neck tribe of Karen to the traditional clan based tribe of Hmong, and the culturally Lahu.

Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature
Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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