Thailand never ceases to amaze with its charming hospitality and unique attractions

Stunning beaches, fascinating culture and history, and world-famous cuisine known for its bold, exotic flavours make Thailand one of Southeast Asia’s most popular destinations.

Most visitors will arrive in the capital city of Bangkok, a pulsating megacity with modern skyscrapers towering over glittering temples below. Whether sampling spicy street food or shopping in one of its many luxury malls and massive outdoor markets, Bangkok is truly a feast for the senses.

In northern Thailand, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, the former capitals of the Lanna Kingdom, are the cradle of Thai culture. Discover opulent temples and historic ruins or trek through scenic hill country to discover ethnic minority villages.

The south of Thailand boasts the tropical paradise retreats of Phuket and Koh Samui with their sun-kissed beaches and outer islands, surrounded by electric blue waters teeming with colourful sea life.

The friendly Thai people with their legendary hospitality only serve to enhance the amazing Thailand experience which draws visitors back time and time again.

WHY WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE IT

  • Thai hospitality and service is unparallelled as shown by the warmth and smiles of the people
  • An international culinary destination especially as Bangkok has recently been initiated into the Michelin-star rating guide
  • Thailand has the highest concentration of spas and wellness centres in the region - a delight for those seeking rest and relaxation
  • With a rich history that dates back to the 10th century, nearly every city has a fascinating story to tell with historic landmarks and temples
Country Facts
Capital City Bangkok
Time Zone UTC +7
International Dial Code +66
Currency Baht
Population 69.1 million (April 2018)
Religion Buddhism
Within Easy Reach Of...
Thailand is the gateway to neighbouring destinations with Bangkok as the international hub with two airports: Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Muang International Airport. The below flight times are from Bangkok.
Yangon, Myanmar 1hr 15min
Siem Reap, Cambodia 1hr
Luang Prabang, Laos 1hr 55min
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 1hr
Singapore 2hrs 25min
SPECTACULAR THAILAND

Experience world renowned Thai hospitality in the 'Land of Smiles'

When To Go

Weather Summary
There are two seasons in central and northern Thailand. The dry season is from November to May and the west season is June to October. Cooler temperatures tend to be from October to January.

The southern west coast (Hua Hin, Koh Samui) has the most rainfall from April to October while the east coast (Phuket, Krabi) is wet from September to December. The other times of the year it is dry and sunny perfect for a beach holiday.
Weather Summary
There are two seasons in central and northern Thailand. The dry season is from November to May and the west season is June to October. Cooler temperatures tend to be from October to January.

The southern west coast (Hua Hin, Koh Samui) has the most rainfall from April to October while the east coast (Phuket, Krabi) is wet from September to December. The other times of the year it is dry and sunny perfect for a beach holiday.
Weather Summary
There are two seasons in central and northern Thailand. The dry season is from November to May and the west season is June to October. Cooler temperatures tend to be from October to January.

The southern west coast (Hua Hin, Koh Samui) has the most rainfall from April to October while the east coast (Phuket, Krabi) is wet from September to December. The other times of the year it is dry and sunny perfect for a beach holiday.
Weather Summary
There are two seasons in central and northern Thailand. The dry season is from November to May and the west season is June to October. Cooler temperatures tend to be from October to January.

The southern west coast (Hua Hin, Koh Samui) has the most rainfall from April to October while the east coast (Phuket, Krabi) is wet from September to December. The other times of the year it is dry and sunny perfect for a beach holiday.
Weather Summary
There are two seasons in central and northern Thailand. The dry season is from November to May and the west season is June to October. Cooler temperatures tend to be from October to January.

The southern west coast (Hua Hin, Koh Samui) has the most rainfall from April to October while the east coast (Phuket, Krabi) is wet from September to December. The other times of the year it is dry and sunny perfect for a beach holiday.
Weather Summary
There are two seasons in central and northern Thailand. The dry season is from November to May and the west season is June to October. Cooler temperatures tend to be from October to January.

The southern west coast (Hua Hin, Koh Samui) has the most rainfall from April to October while the east coast (Phuket, Krabi) is wet from September to December. The other times of the year it is dry and sunny perfect for a beach holiday.
Weather Summary
There are two seasons in central and northern Thailand. The dry season is from November to May and the west season is June to October. Cooler temperatures tend to be from October to January.

The southern west coast (Hua Hin, Koh Samui) has the most rainfall from April to October while the east coast (Phuket, Krabi) is wet from September to December. The other times of the year it is dry and sunny perfect for a beach holiday.
Perfect Tour For August
Bangkok – Kanchanaburi – Pattaya – Chiang Mai – Lampang – Chiang Rai

Participate in some impactful philanthropic deeds and social causes in Thailand, personally sharing love and hope in the community and helping to make the ‘Land of the Smiles’ a better place for all.

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Festivals
13 August: H.M. The Queen's Birthday (public holiday)
25 August: Chinese Ghost Festival
Weather Summary
There are two seasons in central and northern Thailand. The dry season is from November to May and the west season is June to October. Cooler temperatures tend to be from October to January.

The southern west coast (Hua Hin, Koh Samui) has the most rainfall from April to October while the east coast (Phuket, Krabi) is wet from September to December. The other times of the year it is dry and sunny perfect for a beach holiday.
Weather Summary
There are two seasons in central and northern Thailand. The dry season is from November to May and the west season is June to October. Cooler temperatures tend to be from October to January.

The southern west coast (Hua Hin, Koh Samui) has the most rainfall from April to October while the east coast (Phuket, Krabi) is wet from September to December. The other times of the year it is dry and sunny perfect for a beach holiday.
Perfect Tour For October
Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Bangkok

A delicious voyage through two of the world’s hottest culinary destinations. Discover everything from local street food and rustic village specialties to gastronomic cuisine at sophisticated restaurants.

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Festivals
18 October: King Bhumibol's Day (public holiday)
23 October: Chulalongkorn Day (public holiday)
24 October: Awk Phansa (end of Buddhist lent)
Weather Summary
There are two seasons in central and northern Thailand. The dry season is from November to May and the west season is June to October. Cooler temperatures tend to be from October to January.

The southern west coast (Hua Hin, Koh Samui) has the most rainfall from April to October while the east coast (Phuket, Krabi) is wet from September to December. The other times of the year it is dry and sunny perfect for a beach holiday.
Perfect Tour For November
Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Bangkok

A delicious voyage through two of the world’s hottest culinary destinations. Discover everything from local street food and rustic village specialties to gastronomic cuisine at sophisticated restaurants.

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Festivals
23 November: Loy Krathong
Weather Summary
There are two seasons in central and northern Thailand. The dry season is from November to May and the west season is June to October. Cooler temperatures tend to be from October to January.

The southern west coast (Hua Hin, Koh Samui) has the most rainfall from April to October while the east coast (Phuket, Krabi) is wet from September to December. The other times of the year it is dry and sunny perfect for a beach holiday.
Perfect Tour For December
Phuket, Thailand

Escape to a secluded luxury hideaway on the peninsula of Phuket overlooking the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea for an immersive wellness experience.

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Festivals
5 December: Father's Day (public holiday)
10 December: Constitution Day (public holiday)

Suggested Thailand Itineraries

Explore our Thailand sample itineraries to inspire your travel planning. The itineraries can be easily customised and adapted to your personal interests and preferences.

Overland Explorer

Bangkok – Udon Thani – Nong Khai – Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang – Muang La – Muang Khua – Dien Bien Phu – Phong Tho – Sapa – Hanoi – Haiphong – Lan Ha Bay

This extensive overland journey across Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam features days packed with the best adventure, culture, spiritual and historical experiences.

Amanpuri Wellness Immersion

Phuket, Thailand

Escape to a secluded luxury hideaway on the peninsula of Phuket overlooking the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea for an immersive wellness experience.

Philanthropy in Thailand

Bangkok – Kanchanaburi – Pattaya – Chiang Mai – Lampang – Chiang Rai

Participate in some impactful philanthropic deeds and social causes in Thailand, personally sharing love and hope in the community and helping to make the 'Land of the Smiles' a better place for all.

A Culinary Journey through Vietnam and Thailand

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Bangkok

A delicious voyage through two of the world’s hottest culinary destinations. Discover everything from local street food and rustic village specialties to gastronomic cuisine at sophisticated restaurants.

Thailand Tailored Experiences

Select from our exciting range of handcrafted tailored experiences to include in your customised journey.

  • Insight to Thai Royalty

    Bangkok, Thailand

    The monarchy has played an important role in the lives of Thai people for the last 800 years, with its kings and queens accorded almost divine reverence. Spend a fascinating half day learning about Thai royalty, starting with a visit to the stupendous Royal Grand Palace, a collection of spectacular buildings and sacred sites.

    Spread over 94ha (233ac), the Grand Palace served as the residence of the King and his court, as well as the country’s entire administrative seat of government for nearly 150 years. Explore its galleries, throne rooms and Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, a sacred statue believed to be nearly 2,000 years old. Also tour the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles to see how Her Majesty has promoted the heritage and artistry of Thai silk through the decades, including displays of stunning gowns of Thai silk designed by European fashion houses for her public appearances.

    Duration: 4.5hrs

  • Rural Life on Bangkok’s Scenic Island

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Known for its glitzy buildings and frenetic pace of life, one of Bangkok’s best-kept secrets is the tiny island of Koh Kret in the middle of the Chao Praya River. Formed nearly 300 years ago during the construction of a canal, Koh Kret is one of the kingdom’s oldest existing Mon settlements, an ethnic group from Central Thailand who were dominant between the 6th to 10th centuries.

    Spend a half day in this fantastically rural setting, less than an hour away from downtown Bangkok, getting lost among its pedestrian-only walkways. Visit a Mon pottery workshop and learn how to make one of the island’s famed hand-thrown terracotta pots. Also use a terracotta stove to make “kanom krok”, tasty coconut custard-filled cakes.

    Duration: 4.5hrs

  • Spiritual and Natural Wonders of Koh Samui

    Koh Samui, Thailand

    Beyond its postcard-pretty palm-fringed beaches, there is much to see on Thailand’s second largest island of Koh Samui. Spend a full day exploring the island’s unspoiled forested interior in a 4×4 off-road Jeep, visiting both natural and spiritual highlights. See the Na Muang Waterfalls, a set of two cascades that empty into a natural pool. At the Tar Nim Waterfall, spend some time at the enchanting Secret Buddha Garden filled with moss-covered statues.

    Also visit two religious sites: a Walking Buddha statue built during the Sukhothai era and the Khao Hua Jook Temple, known for its replica of Buddha’s footprint. A climb up to the golden pagoda 90m above sea level is rewarded with sweeping views of Chaweng Beach. The day includes a Thai set lunch served at a mountaintop restaurant with panoramic views over the nearby islands.

    Duration: 8hrs

  • Insight to Contemporary Lanna Art with Scholar

    Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Long a hub for the creative community, Chiang Mai has emerged as Thailand’s art capital with many Thai and foreign artists drawing inspiration from this city’s mix of ancient Lanna culture surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Spend an inspiring half day with emeritus professor in his private studio.

    Known for his thought-provoking prints, this former Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University has trained at Bangkok’s Silpakorn University and studied printmaking in Krakov, Poland. Now his private art gallery houses his own works and provides accommodations for visiting artists from around the world. Listen as this art scholar shares his thoughts on Northern Thailand’s burgeoning art scene, focusing on Chiang Mai as a city of contemporary art. Under Professor Chaiyakut’s guidance, learn the technique to making your very own print.

    Duration: 4.5hrs

  • Living Legacy of Jim Thompson’s Weavers

    Bangkok, Thailand

    The mysterious disappearance of Jim Thompson in 1967 continues to captivate the imagination of many. While much is known about the American businessman who helped revitalise the Thai silk industry in the 1950s on the way to becoming a global silk brand today, very few know about the other half of his legacy.

    Upon discovering a community of skilled weavers of Cham descent living across the canal from his Bangkok home, Jim Thompson decided to build his company right next to the community and hired the weavers to produce his prized silk. Visit the last of his original weavers who still produce silk and listen to their fascinating childhood stories of when they watched Jim Thompson cross over to their homes every morning to visit his weavers and their families.

    Duration: 6hrs

  • The Ultimate Food Tour of Bangkok

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Renowned for its bold and spicy flavours, Thai food is a harmonious balance of sour, sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy, taking seemingly disparate elements and fusing them into wonderfully complex dishes. Spend a full day exploring the many flavours of Thailand starting with an early morning trip to Or Tor Kor Market, rated one of the world’s best fresh markets for its cleanliness, high-quality produce, and wide-ranging selection.

    Learn basic market phrases and tips on selecting fresh food. At Bussaracum, Thailand’s first restaurant to specialise in royal cuisine, join a workshop on food carving, followed by a lunch of dishes typically served to Siamese royalty. In the evening, enjoy a fine dining experience of authentic Thai cuisine at Chef David Thompson’s Nahm, the kingdom’s first restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star.

    Duration: 12hrs

  • Cruise the River of Kings with a Thai Historian

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Stretching almost 400km from central Thailand down to the Gulf of Thailand, the mighty Chao Phraya River commands a place in Bangkok’s sprawling landscape. Board a lovingly restored rice barge on a luxury evening cruise along the River of Kings.

    Sail past beguiling temples and modern skyscrapers, with chic boutiques standing side by side with 100-year-old shops selling congee and roast duck. Best of all, you will be accompanied by a Thai historian who will breathe life into the story of how the Chao Phraya has helped shape the City of Angels, along with its role in the development of Thai heritage, culture and economics. Enjoy a feast of Royal Thai cuisine, backed against a hypnotic parade of ferries, barges and steamboats gliding by in the magical evening hours.

    Duration: 3.5hrs

  • In Search of the Lanna Heritage

    Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Chiang Mai has a long and storied history, stretching back more than 700 years, making it one of Thailand’s most historic cities. Established as the capital of the kingdom of Lanna or “Kingdom of a Million Rice Fields” in 1296 by King Meng Rai, Chiang Mai reached its peak in the 16th century, when the Lanna kings ruled territory as far east as present-day Nan Province, south to Sukhothai and north to the present-day Myanmar-China border.

    Embrace your role as a historian in an interactive role-playing game, searching for clues based on Chiang Mai’s history to help locate a colleague who mysteriously disappeared. Among others, learn about the 15th century Wat Chedi Luang, one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks, as well as the history of the Golden Triangle, while engaging in this fun, educational experience.

    Duration: 3.5hrs

  • Teaching English in a School of a Remote Ethnic Village

    Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Covering 700 sq km, Mae Wang National Park is home to five Karen hill tribe villages. Originally from the Gobi Desert, Mongolia, or Tibet, the Karen crossed into Thailand in the 1700s. Thailand’s largest minority group often find themselves marginalised and largely trapped in a cycle of rural poverty with only one in four children completing secondary education.

    Travel to the national park by 4WD vehicle to spend the day at a village elementary school, first stopping to pick up supplies for the school. After learning about the educational challenges facing the students, add a memorable philanthropic element to your travels by helping to teach a lesson in basic conversational English. Also visit a Karen house for a closer look at local life, including cooking over a traditional fire stove.

    Duration: 9hrs

  • Learn Thai Cooking and Support Disadvantaged Children

    Phuket, Thailand

    Of more than 60 million Thai people, an estimated 450,000 live with HIV. While the epidemic is thankfully in decline, Thailand still has one of the highest HIV rates in Asia-Pacific. Due to its many internal migrants, Phuket is one of the hardest hit provinces. Sadly, stigma against those with HIV is rampant, with relatives often rejecting HIV-positive family members.

    Spend the day learning new skills in the kitchen while helping those less fortunate by cooking a meal for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. After a market trip to pick up fresh ingredients, learn how to prepare a Thai meal at a cooking school right by the beach. Then take the meal to a nearby foster home and spend time with the young residents aged 1-17 years old where you will learn about the support given to families living with HIV.

    Duration: 8hrs

  • Sailing the Gulf of Thailand on a Private Catamaran

    Koh Samui, Thailand

    The Ang Thong National Marine Park in the Gulf of Thailand is home to 42 islands, most of them uninhabited and undeveloped. Spend a lazy, sun-kissed afternoon sailing the turquoise waters around the 102 sq km marine park on a luxury catamaran, taking in the gorgeous panorama above the water of limestone islands covered with tropical forests. Don a mask and snorkel to explore the splendid scenery below the water of coral reefs and schools of tropical fish. Enjoy snacks and drinks as the sun sets over the gulf.

    Duration: 4-5hrs

     

  • Beach and Snorkeling on an Island Hideaway

    Koh Samui, Thailand

    Coral Island (locally known as Koh Tan) is exactly what most travellers picture when they think of the perfect small island hideaway. Less than 30 minutes from Thong Krut Village on Koh Samui’s southwestern coast lies this tiny jewel measuring just 8 sq km.

    The crystal waters around Koh Tan boast some of the best snorkeling in the area, with a protected reef teeming with fan corals and colourful marine life, including giant clams and many fish species. The island itself is home to just one small fishing village with no roads, cars or dogs, creating a quiet, castaway vibe. Spend the day enjoying Coral Island’s unspoiled beaches with a picnic lunch served in your own little private spot.

    Duration: 6-7hrs

     

  • Spiritual Bangkok

    Bangkok, Thailand

    Spend an afternoon exploring the spiritual side of Thailand, one of the world’s most devoutly Buddhist countries. At the Wat Mahathat meditation centre, meet an English-speaking monk who will teach you about Vipassana, the type of meditation practised by Gautama Buddha and used by many to achieve mindfulness and harmony. Have your fortune told the Thai traditional way by a respected fortune teller.

    Also visit several temples, including: Sri Maha Mariamman, Bangkok’s main Hindu temple with colourful shrines dedicated to Ganesh, Kartik and Sri Maha Mariamman; Wat Pathum Wanaram with its surprisingly peaceful meditation garden despite being surrounded by the city’s largest malls; and Erawan, a shrine honouring the Thai representation of Brahma, the Hindu god of creation. 

    Duration: 6.5hrs

Hotels We Recommend

Explore a selection of our hotel offerings to complete your customised journey. The number of hotels and resorts throughout Southeast Asia are extensive and varied. Please contact us for more accommodation options.

The Peninsula Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Suitable for:
Business, Families, Leisure, Romance

lebua at State Tower

Bangkok, Thailand

Suitable for:
Business, Couples, Families, Groups

Banyan Tree Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Suitable for:
Business, Couples, Families, Groups

COMO Metropolitan Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families, Groups

Rosewood Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

Suitable for:
Groups, MICE, Romance

Banyan Tree Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

Suitable for:
Business, Families, Groups, Romance

Amanpuri

Phuket, Thailand

Suitable for:
Groups, Romance

Trisara

Phuket, Thailand

Suitable for:
Families, Romance

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand

Suitable for:
Families, Groups, MICE, Romance

Banyan Tree Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand

Suitable for:
Families, Groups, MICE, Romance

InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort

Koh Samui, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families, Romance

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Suitable for:
Families, Groups, MICE, Romance

X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort

Chiang Mai | Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Chiang Rai, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families, Groups, Leisure Romance

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai, Thailand

Suitable for:
Families, Groups, MICE, Romance

Six Senses Koh Yao Noi

Koh Yao Noi, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families, Romance

Soneva Kiri

Koh Kood, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families, Groups

Rayavadee Krabi

Krabi, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families, Groups, Romance

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Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

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The Peninsula Bangkok

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