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.
Time your trip to Thailand according to the seasons and the best weather conditions
Discover why our local guides come highly recommended and what our travellers think
Take a visual journey through Thailand with our selection of favourite travel videos
by Rattawut Lapcharoensap
- Bangkok Days
by Lawrence Osborne
- Travellers' Tales Thailand: True Stories
by James O'Reilly
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.