Thailand Tailor-made Holidays
It's time for Thailand in 2019
With an intriguing historical and cultural heritage, Thailand is a fascinating place to explore and has something for everyone. From the capital city of Bangkok to the colourful hill tribes of Chiang Rai in the north and the blissful beaches of Krabi and Hua Hin in the south, there's plenty to see & do. Thailand also has something to offer at any time of the year whether it's hiking in the northern mountains or relaxing on sun-kissed beaches in the south. Get in touch and let us help you plan that dream tailor-made holiday to Thailand.
Must-see's for a tailormade holiday in Thailand
Thailand offers something for everyone. The buzzing capital Bangkok with its beautiful temples, crazy tuk-tuks and infamous night life, the rural north is a great place to get off the beaten track and visit some of the fascinating ethnic minorities and the south is the place to go for sun, sea and sublime relaxation! Below are some of the key sites we recommend for your perfect holiday to Thailand.
Inspirations for a holiday in Thailand
See the best of amazing Thailand on a tailor made holiday. Below are some of our favourite things to do whilst visiting Thailand.
Thai boxing at Lumpinee Stadium
If you are looking for a classically Thai entertainment experience then head for a night of skilful Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) at Lumpinee Stadium. The newly opened arena hosts about 9 fights a night (about 3 times a week) and is a great way to see this authentically Thai sport. Farangs (Westerners) are generally seated ringside but ladies be careful not to touch the ring – this is considered bad luck for the fighters!
No trip to Bangkok or indeed Thailand is complete without heading for a night of sparkly flamboyant entertainment from the country’s third gender! Enjoy a delicious traditional Thai meal beforehand and sip on a tasty beverage whilst you are watching the show. The theatre is in Asiatique – the riverfront former dockyard of Bangkok now transformed into a trendy open air shopping mall.
Cooking class in Chiang Mai
Head to the countryside and learn to prepare and cook a Thai meal from scratch using organic ingredients from the garden. On your own personal cooking station rustle up fluffy jasmine rice, pound your own curry paste, fry delicious spring rolls and of course create the perfect pad thai! Afterwards you’ll get to taste the fruits of your labour washed down with a tasty beverage or two!
Scuba diving on Koh Tao
Thailand is a great place to learn to dive and Koh Tao has grown to become one of the kingdom’s premier diving destinations. With a heap of top dive sites a short boat ride away and a number of top class dive schools on the island – it’s the perfect place to learn how to dive or for those who can already dive to head out into the warm waters that are teaming with colourful fish and possibly a whale shark or two!
Kayaking in Krabi
Explore the beautiful mangrove forests of Ao Thalane near Krabi by relaxing sea kayak. Discover small inlets, hidden caves and beautiful lagoons all set amongst a stunning karst back drop. Look out for a plethora of birdlife including kingfishers and herons, as well as the resident monkeys! Stop for a delicious local lunch before continuing back to Krabi.
Cascading over seven unique tiers, Erawan Falls near Kanchanaburi are a great place to visit for a refreshing dip and a picturesque hike. Most people just make it to the first few waterfalls but if you have time to adventure further up you will be blessed with less crowds however the walk gets a bit more challenging – but the views and stunning plunge pools certainly make up for it.
Suggested Tailor-made Holiday itineraries for Thailand
With the northern hills offering scenic treks through steamy jungle dotted with hill tribe villages and the south home to perfect beaches and towering limestone outcrops, Thailand is a dream destination. Neighbouring Burma can be easily visited from Bangkok for a multi-country trip and our selection of recommended itineraries have this covered and more. Our handy interactive map further down can also be used if there's somewhere in particular you wish to visit.
Bangkok to Buddhism
While soaring skyscrapers and neon lights greet travellers in Bangkok, outside of the capital traditional scenes of rural life can still be found in abundance, 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 and impressive to behold.