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.
Popular with Americans since the 1960s when GIs would visit for recuperation during the Vietnam War, Thailand has long been one of Asia's prime holiday destinations with an exotic blend of palm-fringed beaches, colourful religious devotion and alluring cuisine. The capital of Bangkok is a city of contrasts from gleaming shopping malls to rickety wooden houses that line the canals.Read More
In the northern foothills you'll find Chiang Rai, the starting point for treks to ethnic hill tribes and verdant jungle. Thailand's beaches are legendary with plenty of islands down south to explore or the popular Bangkok getaway of Hua Hin. For a healthy dose of history there's the ancient remains of Sukothai or the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi. 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 vacation with our tailor-made service.
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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 select 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.
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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.72 out of 5 based on 18 recent reviews — See All Thailand Reviews
Booked this tour originally just for the Lantern Festival, but it really offered so much more!! The lanterns were a dream experience, so much better than we could have imagined! The floating hotel is a once in a lifetime experience, and the stunning waterfalls at Erawan were a major highlight! Will definitely book another tour with On The Go, their guide Mhor was hilarious and constantly going over and above for us, and the group of people was one of the best I have experienced on a tour! I will be back!”
The tour - I would highly recommend Time for if you would like a taster of the history, culture and beauty of Thailand in the northern region and the 'countryside' around Bangkok.
The highlights of the trip included a fun cooking class in Chang Mai (run by a fantastic couple) and a night on a jungle raft in the River Kwai.
The group was small and very friendly. I really liked having a small group!
Our guide Tui was fantastic. She was friendly, accommodating and looked after the group. Tui went above and beyond her role.
I would definitely book another tour with On the Go. ”
Fantastic tour. I had such an amazing time. Our guide was truly fantastic, always going the extra mile to give us an authentic feel of the country (we would jump into tuk tuks to get to local restaurants, she would give us advice on local dishes, places to see and was always full of very interesting facts about the Thailand).
Group size (12) was perfect, we had the freedom to quickly go places without relying on a big bus. It gave us spontaneity and the possibility to discover small local restaurants and delicacies. I truly believe the small group size, and the fact that we all had the same expectations and desires for the tour added even more value to the experience.
Absolutely everything was perfect (visits, boat rides, food, accommodation, nature, sightseeing...), and the Yi Peng festivities were breathtaking.
Hard to find anything to improve on,if I had to: the visit to the hill tribes village lacked some contextual info. We were all nervous about getting a "human zoo" feeling and wanted to understand more about the place, the people living in the village and their lives in our modern world.
Also, a quick warning about the train ride: it is virtually impossible to get any sleep as the lights are extremely bright for some reason. Other than those little details, everything was absolutely perfect. Thank you so much, I will definitely book with you again in the future!
PS : I can't stress enough how amazing our tour guide Nui was :)”
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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 on a private Tailor-made adventure.
Highlights of Thailand
With a bustling capital, endless pristine beaches and temples galore, there's plenty to see in Thailand. Some attractions have the edge however, and that's why we recommend these destinations to anyone taking a trip to Thailand:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your travel experience.
For our Signature range, we maximize your days with excitement and then bring you home to specially selected accommodation with extra character, convenience and comfort, whether that's a five-star river boat on the Nile or a traditional Japanese Ryokan. Accommodation in this range features comfortable western standards, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool.
On a Signature holiday, you’ll be escorted throughout your trip by our qualified English-speaking local guides who’ll show you all the must-see attractions and even the lesser-known sights.To further add to that special touch, the group sizes in our Signature range are mid-sized: small enough to be intimate, but large enough that you can bond with new friends over common interests.
On our Essentials range, we’ve kept things simple to give you amazing experiences at a great price.
As well as guided sightseeing of the key sites, there’s plenty of free time to explore independently or take part in optional excursions so you can focus on doing just the things that suit you. We’ve given you the flexibility to eat how you want too, by making most of the meals optional.
On your Essentials tour, you’ll be travelling the way the locals do to really get under the skin of your destination. Although we’ve kept costs down, these trips are far from slumming it, with accommodation spanning everything from dome tents to the occasional fancy hotel. Group sizes tend to be a little larger on our Essentials range to give you a social and fun travel experience with like-minded travellers.
A lot of our Essentials tours include a local payment. As well as keeping up front costs down for you, it means that even more of your money stays within the local area.
On our Tailor-made trips, we give you the flexibility and choice to do things just the way you want, all alongside the great service we’re famous for.
Whether you’re travelling solo, with a partner, family, extended family or as group of friends we’ll customise your arrangements to suit your exact needs and budget. Our Tailor-made trips are designed for your needs and you don't have to join other travellers like you would on a group tour. Just tell us what you’d like to see and when you’d like to go, and we’ll design the perfect holiday for you.
The Tailor-made itineraries we've suggested are designed to give you an idea of what you could do with us, they can be booked as they are, or adapted to suit you. If you'd like to change any aspect of the trips you see, please get in touch. If you aren’t quite sure of what you want to do, that’s no problem either! One of our experienced travel consultants can make suggestions then together you can tweak until it’s the perfect fit.