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Tours in Thailand

Take a tour of Thailand and you'll delve into this country’s fascinating culture and history, while gazing on stunning landscapes from mountain to coast.

Choose between private, escorted and group tours and marvel at the contrast of soaring skyscrapers and the bright lights of Bangkok; awe-inspiring temples, colourful and chaotic street markets, a feast for the senses and the belly, the peaceful rural life of the hill tribes in northern Thailand and the paradise beaches of the mainland and islands. 

Our 10 day Classic Thailand tour blends shopping with ancient ruins and bamboo-rafting. If you’re lucky enough to have longer to explore, we can show you the real Contrasting Thailand, with a 21 day multi centre mix of rich history, mystical temples and paradise beaches.

If there’s something that you specifically want to experience, we can tailor make a Thailand tour to perfectly suit your aspirations. Don’t forget to give yourself plenty of time to stretch out and unwind on the powder-soft sand. You are on holiday after all.

10 days

Eastern & Oriental Express Bangkok to Singapore

Guide Price £4,769 pp  

The Eastern & Oriental Express is the ultimate centrepiece of a visit to the Far East. A subtle balance of eastern culture, cuisine and western comforts means that you can enjoy the best of everything - travelling in style and...

Rail journeys

Eastern & Oriental Express Bangkok to Singapore
6 days

Classic Thailand Tour

Guide Price £1,659 pp  

The ideal way to experience the atmosphere of vibrant Bangkok and the contrast of the mountainous jungle landscapes of northern Thailand, our Classic Thailand tour combines shopping and sightseeing with ancient ruins and great cultural heritage. Before returning home, why...

Escorted tours

Classic Thailand Tour
10 days

Eastern & Oriental Express Singapore to Bangkok

Guide Price £4,229 pp  

The Eastern & Oriental Express is the ultimate centrepiece of a visit to the Far East. A subtle balance of Eastern culture and cuisine and Western comforts means that you can enjoy the best of everything - travelling in style...

Rail journeys

Eastern & Oriental Express Singapore to Bangkok
3 days

River Kwai Float House Tour

Guide Price £499 pp  

Explore the best of Kanchanburi and the River Kwai, while staying in unique accommodation. The River Kwai Floathouse is reached only via the river and offers luxurious safari-style tents which float on the river. With a variety of activities and...

Luxury holidays

River Kwai Float House Tour
3 days

Elephant Hills Jungle Safari - Luxury Tented Camp-2 Night -3 Day Jungle Safari

Guide Price £249 pp  

Set in the largest area of rainforest in southern Thailand, Khao Sok National Park lies the fabulous Elephant Hills Jungle Safari Camp. Thailand’s first luxury tented camp takes African inspired safari tents and blends them with a tropical environment amid...

Wildlife holidays

Elephant Hills Jungle Safari - Luxury Tented Camp-2 Night -3 Day Jungle Safari
18 days Seven Seas Voyager

Seven Seas Voyager Asia Cruise

Guide Price £9,869 pp  

Start in style with a city stay in Singapore, soak up the amazing city views from the Singapore Flyer or the SkyPark Observation Deck atop the iconic Marina Bay Sands before boarding the Seven Seas Voyager® and emarking on your...

Luxury holidays

Seven Seas Voyager Asia Cruise

Expert Tips

Mel

Destination Specialist

"Don’t limit yourself to all inclusive hotels when there is an abundance of inexpensive and delicious street food out there to try."

Tina

Destination Specialist

"Resist the urge to cram too much into one trip. Thailand is such a beautiful country, with so much to see, so you should spend a few days in each place to really soak it up."

Karen

Destination Executive

"Bangkok is amazing – in fact, it's one of my favourite cities – but if you have more of Thailand that you'd like to see then I would recommend staying three nights here before moving on."

Frequently Asked Questions

A number of our tours are escorted, however, most tours also have 'free time' where you can explore at your own pace and leisure. We would advise you to check individual itineraries as some tours may differ, or call our Destination Specialists for advice.

British nationals make over one million visits to Thailand every year. Most visits are trouble-free. Make sure your travel insurance covers you for any adventure activities you’ll be doing. Only use fully licensed and insured operators, and satisfy yourself that the company is using up-to-date equipment before taking part.

Please check individual itinerary details as board basis and transfers may vary. This information should be available on each individual tour detail page but if you are unsure, please don’t hesitate to call our Destination Specialists on 01293 832455 and they can advise you further.

Major credit cards are widely accepted by large shops, hotels and restaurants. However, they may not be accepted by small family-run restaurants, market stalls or in remote towns and rural areas. Always ensure you carry enough cash for purchases, since credit cards aren't always an option everywhere in Thailand. Cash machines are found widely throughout Thailand, so withdrawing cash shouldn't be problematic in most areas. Again, some smaller villages and rural areas may not have access to cash machines, so prepare for this before venturing too far from a city or major town.

It's easy to get carried away with your packing list when you're taking a trip to such an exotic country. Don't forget a 220-240 AC voltage or universal plug adaptor, mosquito repellent, earplugs, a waterproof bag (if you're visiting during rainy season or want to go on a boat trip), and comfortable shoes for all the exploring you'll be doing. Don't, under any circumstances, forget to organise travel insurance before you go.

Why you'll love Thailand... 

Thailand is a country of enthralling experiences. Its paradise islands offer warm, clear waters and golden beaches bordered by laidback communities. Inland you’ll find fascinating history, hill tribe villages and rainforests garlanded in mist. Thai cities are bustling with market-sellers and tuk-tuks weaving through traffic. Buddha statues smile and temples sparkle. Your only dilemma is what to see and where to go next. Our Destination Specialists will help you plan your trip, but take a look at these suggestions.

  • Sample the street food, temples and floating markets of Bangkok
  • The tranquil forests, ancient traditions and night markets of Chiang Mai
  • The laidback paradise of Koh Samet, a mere two hours from Bangkok
  • Out-of-this-world diving and snorkelling and jungle hiking of Koh Tao
  • Koh Samui for beach life, bars and restaurants serving world-class Thai cuisine
  • The seclusion and spa resorts of Koh Phangan, contrasted with full moon parties 
  • Koh Chang’s deserted beaches, Sea Gypsies, and cycling tours through shady jungle forests
  • The unspoilt hideaway with waterfalls of Khao Lak and a chance to meet elephants 
  • Go to Phuket if you seek diving, temples and colourful nightlife
  • Visit Phi Phi for its iconic shots of limestone karsts rising from the sea
  • Try Krabi for island-hopping, rock climbing and adrenaline-fuelled activities
  • Koh Yao Noi is ideal for a romantic getaway and dramatic marine vistas

Did you know...

1. Thai is the official language of Thailand, but in the more popular regions and large cities, English is widely understood. We would suggest, however, taking a phrasebook if you intend to travel even a little off the beaten track.

2. Try not to shake hands. The Thai way of greeting is called 'the wai'. It consists of a slight bow with the palms pressed together, in a prayer-like fashion. Men should say ‘sawadee-krap’ while women should say ‘sawadee-kah’. Both mean ‘hello’.

3. Thailand is an incredibly hospitable country and beach-life here is very accepting. However be respectful of Thai customs, religion and culture and particularly their monarchy, for whom they have great respect. Be sure to dress respectfully when entering places of worship, with everywhere between your shoulders and knees covered. 

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