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.Read More
Top Thailand Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours
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|Time for Thailand - 9 days||Bangkok, Thailand||04 Aug 2018||USD $1,048||was $2,095 2-for-1|||
|Yi Peng Lantern Festival - 10 days||Bangkok, Thailand||18 Nov 2018||USD $1,243||was $2,485 2-for-1|||
|Thailand, Temples & Tribes - 13 days||Bangkok, Thailand||09 Jun 2018||USD $3,141||was $3,695 15% off|||
|Thailand Express - 5 days||Bangkok, Thailand||11 Jun 2018||USD $931||was $1,095 15% off|||
|Bangkok to Koh Samui - 13 days||Bangkok, Thailand||23 Jun 2018||USD $3,311||was $3,895 15% off|||
Thailand Group Tours
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
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 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 33 recent reviews — See All Thailand Reviews
I had an amazing holiday in Thailand thanks to my great tour guide Mhor and was very lucky to have lovely travel companions! Mhor has been a fantastic guide, he looked after us splendidly, also making sure I had food options due to my dietary restrictions, I felt looked after in every moment. Mhor is a great guy, very knowledgeable, helpful and funny! I would not hesitate to recommend this tour to friends and family. ”
Hello On The Go Tours, My husband and i recently did your Bangkok to Cambodia tour, just the BKK to SGN part which was great. Good tour leaders throughout, in particular Quin in Vietnam who is a bit of a rockstar.
What I did want to mention though was my disappointment that (despite what I'd been told to the contrary, not by On The Go Tours) there were almost no big office style water bubblers where we could refill our own bottles. I had been told these were fairly common but only the Pak Beng and Luang Prabang hotels had any alternatives to the endless use of plastic water bottles. I try to limit my own plastic use and recycle wherever possible and am uncomfortable at being a classic privileged western tourist leaving a trail of single-use plastic bottles behind me in SE Asia. I hope you can take the lead in encouraging local hotels and on the tour buses to offer alternatives that are more environmentally sustainable.
All the best. ”
Hello On the Go Tours My name is Maryanne Zahra and I've just returned from your Bangkok to Angkor Wat 23 days tour. I just wanted to say it was spectacular, I loved every minute of it, even though the train ride was a little bumpy and I didn't sleep. I want to compliment your tour guides,, they are outstanding and should be highly commended for their complete knowledge of the areas they toured. I also wanted to say thank you to your guides because I'm vegan and without them I would have had an enormous amount of trouble understanding restaurants, they all went beyond what they needed to do for me, even calling up in advance to speak to the restaurant. I cannot wait to attend another On the Go Tour, I wouldn't travel with anyone else, thank you so much.Also I would like to compliment Ashley Flanagan from On the Go who looked after me, I had numerous questions and he answered efficiently and more importantly nothing was a problem, he went beyond his duty to find out information for me. Thanks again On the Go Tours - this is my 2nd tour with you and won't be my last Maryanne Zahra”
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.