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.

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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

Currency

Top Travel Tips

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

Visas

Tourist Visas

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

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Thailand's Best Beaches

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

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Hill Tribes and Trekking

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

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Traveller Reviews

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

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Thailand Video Lounge

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

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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 travellers from New Zealand

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 the Safe Travel New Zealand prior to travel.

Flying to Thailand from New Zealand:

Thailand is a 12 hour direct flight from New Zealand. Bangkok serves as the main gateway in Thailand and the starting point of our tours. The quickest flight option is with Thai Airways direct from Auckland to Bangkok though this flight only operates on certain days of the week. Other good choices include Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Singapore Airlines either via a stop in Asia or Australia. You can search on Kayak for flight deals from New Zealand to Thailand.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Thailand Tourist Organisation site and the latest Thailand Weather Updates from the BBC.