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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Yi Peng Festival FAQ

Our guide to Thailand's most popular celebration of light held in November

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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 UK travellers

We keep informed of the latest travel guidance to Thailand and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the FCO before you fly.

Flying to Thailand from the UK:

Thailand is an 11 hour or so direct flight from the UK with Bangkok serving as the main gateway and starting point of our tours. If you prefer to fly direct then British Airways, Thai Airways and EVA Air are all good options from London. A wealth of airlines fly indirect from London and other major travel hubs in the UK to Bangkok with Qatar, Emirates and Singapore Airlines offering some of the faster routes. We are fully ATOL licensed (ATOL 6109) and can assist with your flight booking to Thailand.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Thailand Tourist Organisation site with an office in Trafalgar Square, London, and the latest Thailand Weather Updates from the BBC.