The Marble Temple, Wat Benchamabophit Dusitvanaram in Bangkok, Thailand at Sunrise

Thailand

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
THAILAND DESTINATION MAP
Country Facts
Capital City Bangkok
Time Zone UTC +7
International Dial Code +66
Currency Baht
Population 71.8 million (July 2023)
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
Traditional Thai crafts in a silk market
SPECTACULAR THAILAND

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

When To Go

THAILAND WEATHER MAP January
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 (Phuket, Krabi) has the most rainfall from April to October while the east coast (Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Phangan) is wet from September to December. The other times of the year it is dry and sunny perfect for a beach holiday.
THAILAND WEATHER MAP february
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.
THAILAND WEATHER MAP March
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.
THAILAND WEATHER MAP April
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.
THAILAND WEATHER MAP May
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.
THAILAND WEATHER MAP June
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.
THAILAND WEATHER MAP August
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 – 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
THAILAND WEATHER MAP September
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.
THAILAND WEATHER MAP October
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.
Festivals
18 October: King Bhumibol's Day (public holiday)
23 October: Chulalongkorn Day (public holiday)
24 October: Awk Phansa (end of Buddhist lent)
THAILAND WEATHER MAP November
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.
Festivals
23 November: Loy Krathong
THAILAND WEATHER MAP December
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.

Discovering the Kingdoms of Ancient Thailand

Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Khao Yai - Phitsanulok - Sukhothai

Unveil the history of Thailand’s ancient kingdoms on this illuminating tour of three magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Stepping back in time, you’ll witness the majesty of these ancestral civilisations whose beauty permeates Thai culture to this day.

Discover Thai Artistic Heritage

Bangkok – Chiang Mai

Gain a deeper understanding of Thailand’s rich artistic heritage in the fascinating cities of Chiang Mai and Bangkok, with hands-on experiences and in-depth expert guidance from prolific artisans, artists and art historians.

Philanthropy in Thailand

Bangkok – Kanchanaburi – 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.

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.

Two couples kayaking at dusk in northern Laos

Remote Adventures in Northern Laos and Thailand

Luang Prabang – Muang La – Luang Namtha – Huay Xai/Chiang Khong – Chiang Rai

Head off-the-beaten track in the unspoiled, wildly beautiful parts of northern Laos and Thailand. On this enthralling cross-border adventure, explore remote mountains, rivers and diverse ethnic communities by way of kayak, bicycle and four-wheel drive.

Vier of stupas and golden Wats at twilight in Banglkok

Cultural and Natural Wonders of Southern Laos & Thailand

Bangkok – Ubon Ratchathani – Ban Khiet Ngong – Vat Phou – Khong Island – Pakse

Our adventurous cross-border journey takes intrepid travellers from Thailand’s vibrant capital, Bangkok, up to remote north-eastern lands continuing into Southern Laos. Memorable days are filled with experiencing stupendous natural wonders, ancient cultural sights, fascinating local encounters and diverse landscapes, guided by local expert.

A goup of tourists give alms to young monks in front of Wat Sop Sickharam Laos

Authentic Highlights of Northern Thailand & Laos

Chiang Rai – Chiang Khong/Huay Xai Border – Pakbeng – Luang Prabang

Our adventurous cross-border journey takes intrepid travellers deep into the spectacular mountainous countryside of Northern Thailand and Northern Laos. This enthralling itinerary features several days cruising along the mighty Mekong River and engaging in authentic cultural experiences amid remote riverside communities.

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.

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

Amanpuri

Phuket, Thailand

Suitable for:
Groups, Romance

Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas

Phuket, Thailand

Suitable for:
Corporate, Couples, Families, Honeymooners

Avani+ Mai Khao Phuket Suites

Phuket, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families

COMO Point Yamu Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families, Groups

Rosewood Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

Suitable for:
Families, Groups, MICE, Romance

The Surin Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

Suitable for:
Business, Couples, Groups, MICE

Capella Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Suitable for:
Business, Couples, Families

COMO Metropolitan Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families, Groups

Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Suitable for:
Corporate, Couples, Families

Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families, MICE

Rosewood Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Suitable for:
Business, Couples, Families, MICE

The Peninsula Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Suitable for:
Business, Families, Leisure, Romance

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

The Legend Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai, Thailand

Suitable for:
Business, Couples, Groups

137 Pillars House

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Suitable for:
Corporate, Couples, Families, Honeymooners, LGBT

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Suitable for:
Business, Couples, Families

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Suitable for:
Families, Groups, MICE, Romance

Raya Heritage

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Solo Travellers

Rayavadee

Krabi, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families, Groups, Romance

Anantara Koh Yao Yai Resort & Villas

Koh Yao Yai, Phang Nga, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families, Groups

Six Senses Yao Noi

Koh Yao Noi, Phang Nga, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families, Romance

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand

Suitable for:
Families, Groups, MICE, Romance

Six Senses Samui

Koh Samui, Thailand

Suitable for:
Couples, Families, Groups

Special Offers

View our current special offers to save on your customised journey to Thailand.

Anantara Layan Phuket Resort – Early Bird Offer

Early Bird Offer

  • Offer Detail: Book 45 days prior to arrival for 35% - 45% discount

  • Validity:
    1 May - 31 Oct 2023

Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas – Early Bird Offer

Early Bird Offer

  • Offer Detail: 45% off for booking 45 days prior to arrival

  • Validity:
    1 May - 30 Oct 2023

137 Pillars House – Early Bird Offer

Early Bird Offer

  • Offer Detail: 5% discount for booking 45 days prior to arrival or 10% discount for booking 90 days prior to arrival

  • Validity:
    1 Nov 2022 to 31 Oct 2023

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort – Long Stay Offer

Long Stay

  • Offer Detail: Receive 5% discount for minimum 3 nights stay

  • Validity:
    1 Nov 2022 to 31 March 2024

Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas – Long Stay Offer

Long Stay Offer

  • Offer Detail: Roundtrip airport transfer, 90min massage, 20% discount on Food & Beverage and spa services

  • Validity:
    Minimum 10 nights 1 Nov 2022 - 31 Oct 2023

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort – Early Bird

Early Bird Offer

  • Offer Detail: 15% discount for booking 60 days prior to arrival or 10% discount for booking 30 days before arrival

  • Validity:
    1 Nov 2022 to 31 Oct 2023 (except 18 Dec 2022 to 6 Jan 2023)

Anantara Chiang Mai – Long Stay Offer

Long Stay Offer

  • Offer Detail: Receive 1 dinner for 2 persons with 1 bottle of wine; 1hr Thai massage for 2 people; 20% discount on food, beverage, and spa during stay (min 5 nights stay)

  • Validity:
    1 Nov 2022 - 31 Oct 2023

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort – Early Bird Offer

Early Bird Offer

  • Offer Detail: 15% to 25% Discount for Advance Booking

  • Validity:
    1 Nov 2022 - 31 Oct 2023 (except 16 Dec 2022 - 7 Jan 2023)

Ananatara Layan Phuket Resort – Long Stay Offer

Long Stay Offer

  • Offer Detail: Roundtrip airport transfer, 90min massage, 20% discount on Food & Beverage and spa services

  • Validity:
    Min 10 nights stay valid all-year round