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Thailand Travel Guide

Start planning your holiday to Thailand with our handy travel guide resources. Discover the best time to visit for perfect beach weather, check out our choice of top 10 must-see destinations and find out whether you'll need a visa and how to obtain one. In our Top Travel Tips you'll find a wealth of information on everything from money to health advice, food to shopping, plus we answer your burning questions on the popular Yi Peng lantern festival. Have a browse of our video lounge for more inspiration or see what multi-country touring options we offer that include Thailand and its neighbours including Laos and Cambodia.


Best Places to Visit

Travel beyond Bangkok and Thailand's beaches for a host of top attractions

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Best Time to Visit

Time your trip to Thailand according to the seasons and the best weather conditions


Top Travel Tips

Plenty of useful info on everything from temple etiquette to train travel and more


Tourist Visas

Don't get caught out - find out whether you need a visa and how to obtain one

Railay Beach in Krabi, Thailand

Thailand's Best Beaches

Our pick of Thailand's best beaches to help you plan your perfect holiday

Akha Tribesomwen in Thailand

Hill Tribes and Trekking

A guide to the different hill tribes in Thailand and where to go trekking


Traveller Reviews

Discover why our local guides come highly recommended and what our travellers think

Sukhothai Historical Park - Thailand Tours - On The Go Tours

Thailand Video Lounge

Take a visual journey through Thailand with our selection of favourite travel videos


Multi-country Tours

Combine your Thailand holiday with neighbouring Laos, Cambodia and beyond

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 for Australian travellers

The safety of our travellers is vitally important and we keep informed of the latest travel guidance to Thailand to ensure our tours run smoothly. We recommend you check the travel advice from Smart Traveller prior to travel.

Flying to Thailand from Australia:

Thailand is a 9 hour or so direct flight from Sydney with Bangkok serving as the main gateway in Thailand and the starting point of our tours. If you prefer to fly direct then Qantas, Emirates and Thai Airways are all good options from Sydney. Air Asia is one of the best priced options if you don't mind transiting en route though it is a budget airline and for a more comfortable long haul flight at affordable prices consider Malaysia Airlines instead. Both airlines fly via Kuala Lumpur. Check out Skyscanner for flight deals from Australia to Thailand.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Thailand Tourist Organisation site with an office in Sydney and the latest Thailand Weather Updates from the BBC.