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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|Yi Peng Express - 6 days||Bangkok, Thailand||01 Nov 2017||USD $931||was $1,095 15% off|||
|Bangkok Beach & Beyond - 13 days||Bangkok, Thailand||11 Nov 2017||USD $2,512||was $2,955 15% off|||
|Time for Thailand - 9 days||Bangkok, Thailand||25 Nov 2017||USD $2,121||was $2,495 15% off|||
|Thailand, Temples & Tribes - 13 days||Bangkok, Thailand||23 Dec 2017||USD $3,311||was $3,895 15% off|||
|Yi Peng Lantern Festival - 10 days||Bangkok, Thailand||29 Oct 2017||USD $2,237||was $2,485 10% 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 4.71 out of 5 based on 48 recent reviews — See All Thailand Reviews
Once again, my husband and had an amazing time with 'On the Go' in Thailand. It was our third tour, and 4th country visited with an 'on the Go' tour. The mix of quality accommodation and off the tourist trail experiences is one of the things we love. The floating jungle hotel was a great experience, and feeding Quan Lee the elephant the next morning was a particular highlight, as I have strong concerns about animal tourism in Thailand and had no intention to visit any elephant camps etc. She was clearly well cared for and happy, so it was a great experience. As we arrived very early in the morning, we were expecting at least a 6hr wait to get into our room, and we were exhausted. To our surprise, our guide Mhor arrived around 7 in the morning and by the time we spoke to him, he had already organised our room to be ready by 8 am, which was amazing! We go to have a shower and a few hours sleep before heading out to explore Bangkok. This was just the first step in the wonderful service we received from Mhor. He looked after the whole group so well, and lived up to our high expectations of previous On the Go guides. He even helped me with my motion sickness on the windy mountain roads by giving up his seat at the front of the bus for me :) He was never impatient or rushed, and no question was a problem. He taught me quite a few thai words while we travelled, and always looked so pleased when I used the thai for hello, thank you etc. I would recommend him as a guide, and on the go as a tour company to anyone (as I frequently do!) without any hesitation.
I loved that the welcoming meal was Thai - that has been an only complaint on previous tours, when the first meal was was western food.”
Good tour with an excellent guide, who really helped us understand Thai culture. Mhor was very knowledgeable, well organised and always willing to help.”
Had an awesome time thanks to the guides and nice group of people on this tour. The itinerary was interesting and varied enough to be exciting every day. ”
Recent Travel Articles on Thailand
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.