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.
Time your trip to Thailand according to the seasons and the best weather conditions
Discover why our local guides come highly recommended and what our travellers think
Take a visual journey through Thailand with our selection of favourite travel videos
by Rattawut Lapcharoensap
- Bangkok Days
by Lawrence Osborne
- Travellers' Tales Thailand: True Stories
by James O'Reilly
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 South Africa
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 consular in South Africa prior to travel.
Flying to Thailand from South Africa:
Thailand is between a 14-17 hour flight from South Africa depending on whether you depart from Cape Town or Johannesburg. Bangkok serves as the main gateway in Thailand and the starting point of our tours and there's a wealth of options for return flights from South Africa. From Johannesburg some of the better options include Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Cathay Pacific whilst from Cape Town, Qatar and KLM are good 1-stop options. You can search on Travelstart for flight deals from South Africa to Thailand.