It's no secret that Thailand boasts tropical beaches and jungle-clad islands but travellers will soon discover there's a whole lot more to this old favourite.

With its picture-perfect beaches, tropical climate, delicious cuisine and excellent value for money, it's hardly surprising that Thailand regularly features on New Zealand's most visited holiday destinations.Add to this the welcoming smiles of the Thai people and colourful religious devotion and you have the ideal Asian paradise. 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.

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Saffron-clad monks and gleaming temples are a familiar sight throughout the country with a healthy dose of ancient ruins and historic towns thrown in. Discover Thailand's most popular places on an escorted group tour with the chance to visit during the Yi Peng Festival or design your perfect culture and beach holiday with our tailor-made service.

Upcoming Thailand Trips 2019 and 2020

Thailand Group Tours

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Time for Thailand

10 days | FROM NZD $3,395

Explore the treasures of Thailand from the bustling metropolitan...

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Ancient Thailand and River Kwai

6 days | FROM NZD $1,695

Explore the Kingdom of Thailand. From the energetic and colourful...

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Yi Peng Express

6 days | FROM NZD $1,395

Join in the festivities of the Yi Peng and Loi Krathong Festival in...

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Northern Thailand Explorer

7 days | FROM NZD $1,995

Discover the highlights of Northern Thailand as well as the...

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Yi Peng Lantern Festival

10 days | FROM NZD $2,995

Join us at the spirited and lively Yi Peng festival of Chiang Mai to...

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Saigon to Bangkok

11 days | FROM NZD $3,345

From Ho Chi Minh City, explore the Mekong Delta and the ingenious Cu...

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Thailand & Angkor Temples

14 days | FROM NZD $4,595

Travel from bustling Bangkok to Siem Reap and the incredible Angkor...

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Best of Thailand

14 days | FROM NZD $4,595

Explore all the delights that Thailand has to offer on this 14 day...

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Journey to Angkor Wat & Bangkok

17 days | FROM NZD $5,295

Take in the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia, travelling from Hanoi...

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Indochina Discovery

23 days | FROM NZD $7,995

Travel from Vientiane to Bangkok, taking in the highlights of Laos,...

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Cambodia Explorer

11 days | FROM NZD $1,645

Kicking off in Ho Chi Minh City, explore Cambodia's capital Phnom...

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Hanoi to Bangkok

19 days | FROM NZD $2,345

Journey through Vietnam and Cambodia, kicking off in vibrant Hanoi and...

Thailand Private Tours

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Temples | Chiang Mai | ThailandClassic Thailand - 8 days Map

Classic Thailand

8 days | FROM NZD $4,115

Enjoy a classic journey through Thailand from the hustle and bustle of...

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Krabi Beaches | Thailand | Southeast AsiaThailand’s National Parks & Krabi - 11 days Map

Thailand’s National Parks & Krabi

11 days | FROM NZD $2,695

Discover the spectacular landscapes of Thailand, from the coast and...

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Best of Thailand & Cambodia

11 days | FROM NZD $6,295

Spend a week in Thailand uncovering the buzz of Bangkok, learning how...

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Thailand, Temples & Tribes - 13 Days Map

Thailand, Temples & Tribes

13 Days | FROM NZD $5,945

Experience the best of amazing Thailand! Sail in a longtail boat,...

Explore gleaming temples and more on a bespoke tailor-made holiday to Thailand

Tailor-made Holidays

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 of Bangkok, venturing to Chiang Mai in north for outdoor fun or heading straight to the idyllic islands of Koh Samui and Phuket for time on the beach, we have a range of day tours in Thailand.

Recent Travel Articles on Thailand


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10 Photos That’ll Make You Want to Travel to Thailand

July 9, 2019 • Hannah Lane

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Top Five Free Things to do in Bangkok

April 11, 2019 • Hannah Lane

One of Asia’s most famous cities, Bangkok is the first stop for most travellers arriving in...

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Top Five Reasons to Travel Solo in Thailand

March 22, 2019 • Hannah Lane

Famed for its idyllic islands and vibrant cities, ancient temples and mouthwatering street food,...

Thailand and beyond
The best of Southeast Asia and the Land of Smiles

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 whilst you're in the area, why not combine with neighbouring Myanmar and its beautiful temples or the captivating French-influenced cities of Laos with our range of tours.

Highlights of our Thailand tours

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 that's why we include these highlights on our tours:

Chiang Mai

Looking out across Chiang Mai and its lush surroundings from the hilltop temple of Doi Suthep in Tha

Visit the imposing Doi Suthep Temple high above the city, sample the local delicacies of Chiang Mai's sprawling night market and try your hand at Thai cuisine with a cooking class.

Ayuthaya

Sunset across the atmospheric temple ruins of Ayutthaya

Explore the famous ruins of magnificent stupas and iconic Buddha statues with a guided tour of Ayuthaya, an ancient royal capital and one of Thailand's most religiously significant places.

Bangkok

A colourful tuk tuk parked on the streets of Bangkok, Thailand's bustling capital city

Jump on a tuk tuk for a tour of the capital visiting Wat Pho and the reclining Buddha, the colourful 24-hr flower market and striking Grand Palace before a longtail boat ride along the city canals.

Kanchanaburi

A train makes its way across the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Pay your respects at the Allied War Cemetery and ride the train across the famous 'Bridge over the River Kwai' before settling down for the night in a floating jungle lodge.

Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun | Chiang Rai | Thailand

Travel through stunning karst jungle scenery to arrive at Chiang Rai for visits to a local Hmong market, colourful hilltribe villages and the unique White Temple of Wat Rong Khun.

Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park | Thailand | Southeast Asia

Walk through mangroves, sail along the coast, go river canoeing and explore staggering caves with the chance to sleep in a tree house lodge in this stunning national park.

Booking your Thailand tour from New Zealand

To book your tour to Thailand, please call us on +44-20-7371-1113, email us at info@onthegotours.com or book online. Alternatively, we work with a number of travel agents, so you can book through your travel agent if you prefer. Recent travel agents that booked a trip to Thailand with us:

Infinity - Flight Centre NEW ZEALAND

Level 3, 124 Vincent Street, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9301 9124
Indochina Discovery - 23 days

Infinity - Flight Centre NEW ZEALAND

Level 3, 124 Vincent Street, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9301 9124
Time for Thailand - 10 days

The Palms Flight Centre

Shop 60, The Palms Shopping Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3385 0017
Time for Thailand - 10 days

Infinity - Flight Centre NEW ZEALAND

Level 3, 124 Vincent Street, Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9301 9124
Best of Thailand - 14 days