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Thailand is an idyllic paradise, where jungle-covered karsts plunge into aquamarine waters and the sand is sugar white.

But no matter how clichéd the fantasy, Thailand delivers in spades. The water around Krabi and Ko Tao really is that deep, cool shade of blue. Phi Phi’s limestone karsts really do look like some alien world. And the food? Let’s just say your local Pad Thai has nothing on Chiang Mai’s street stalls or the floating markets of Amphawa, where little old ladies do things with fish sauce and chili you never thought possible. From the waterfalls of Erawan to a homestay with the hill tribes of the Golden Triangle, these adventures go beyond the tourist traps. Buckle up.

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Best time to visit thailand.

Thailand's climate is generally hot, humid, and at times (like other South East Asian countries) monsoonal. The seasons differ from coast to coast, so depending on which areas you're visiting, the weather can vary.

Thailand's mainland region is great to visit from November to February when the weather is cooler and dryer.

If you are planning on visiting the Gulf Coast (east), avoid the northeast monsoon that brings rain from October to January. For destinations like Phuket on the west side of the peninsula, the best time is November to April to avoid the other monsoon which causes Thailand's wet season from May to October.

Read more about the best time to visit Thailand

Culture and customs

Often considered the epicenter of Buddhism, religion permeates daily life in Thailand. Sprinkled throughout the country are thousands of golden temples, where you’ll find Buddhist monks in orange robes walking the streets. Young men are expected to spend some time as a monk as it bestows honor on their families. Visitors should be respectful of monks and dress modestly when visiting a temple (cover your knees and shoulders and remove your shoes).

Like other Asian nations, the concept of ‘saving face’ is important. This means avoiding conflict or embarrassment in order to preserve social standing, dignity, and honor. Thai people will go out of their way to avoid ‘losing face’. Losing your temper or raising your voice are surefire ways to lose face and can be perceived as volatile or rude.

Eating and drinking

Thai food has everything from spicy dishes packed with chilis to milder coconut-based curries. With street stalls and night markets all over the country, it's really easy to pick up a snack wherever you are in Thailand. On many Intrepid trips, you'll be given the opportunity to have dinner with a local family – this offers a great chance to see how meals are prepared and learn more about the local culture. Go a step further on our 8-day Thailand Read Food Adventure to watch, eat, prepare, and present tasty and traditional Thai cuisine.

Things to try in Thailand

1. Pad Thai (Phat Thai)

A well-known dish but for good reason. This delicious plate of stir-fried rice noodles garnished with peanuts is full of flavor and can be served with fresh prawns, chicken, tofu, or vegetables.

2. Tom Yum (Tom Yam)

Usually prepared with stock, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and chili, this soup is widely available in Thailand and has been popularised around the world. 

3. Green curry

One of many curries that Thais do so well. Green curry consists of chicken, Thai eggplant, and chilies bathed in a coconut milk-based sauce.

4. Som tam (green papaya salad)

This northern dish of shredded raw papaya, cherry tomatoes, and green beans is a tantalizing mix of sweet, spicy, and sour flavors.

5. Coconut water

For a super fresh thirst quencher, try coconut water straight from the husk.

6. Tropical fruit

Fruit shakes and fresh fruit juices are widely available from markets and restaurants – make the most of all the tropical fruits of Thailand.

Geography and environment

Sharing borders with South East Asian neighbors  Cambodia ,   Laos ,   Malaysia   , and   Myanmar   (Burma), Thailand's natural environment varies greatly from region to region. From the steamy jungles and misty highlands in the north to the white sand beaches and picturesque islands of the south, Thailand's everchanging landscape has been fascinating and entertaining travelers for centuries. 

The capital, Bangkok, is a heaving, urban jungle with skyscrapers, street vendors, markets, cars, tuk-tuks, bicycles, and masses of people all competing for space. Despite this, there are pockets of quiet beauty to be found with parks, temples, and traditional shop fronts scattered throughout the city. 

Rural areas in the north are typically quieter, with locals living a more traditional way of life; the frenetic pace of the city giving way to a more slow-paced, agricultural-based lifestyle. Houses are simple, there's more space and less of the modern conveniences. Jungles, rivers, bamboo huts, and teak houses are more commonly seen here, and birds and other animal life are more abundant.

History and government

Early history.

Communities based on agriculture (such as rice growing) inhabited Siam (Thailand) as early as the 6th century. In the following centuries, Siam came under the influence of the Khmer, Dvaravati, and Malay cultures, with some temples and monuments in modern-day Thailand showing evidence of this influence. In the 13th century, the city of Sukhothai in northern Thailand became an important capital. The ruins of the Sukhothai Historical Park (a UNESCO World Heritage site) feature remnants of the royal palace, temples, and other buildings and highlight the artistic and architectural features of the era. 

Ayutthaya rose to prominence as the new capital in the 14th century and was considered a powerhouse of South East Asia as one of the most important centers of trade in the world. Enduring many battles, invasions, overthrows, and coups, Ayutthaya's far-reaching trade with other regions ensured a flourishing influence of art, weaponry, religion, and cuisine. Much wealth was generated by this enormous empire, with grand palaces, ornate buildings, and huge temples featured throughout the city. All this came to an end when the Burmese invaded in the 18th century, bringing the kingdom to ruin and resulting in the loss of many artistic and cultural treasures. Despite this, the ruins of the city are still standing, have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, and are a great day trip from Bangkok. See the sights of ancient and recent Thai history during a 3 day River Kwai and Ancient Thai Kingdoms tour.

Recent history

Thonburi was established as the capital of Siam by General Taksin in the late 18th century, yet this didn't last long with Taksim being deposed and executed not long after. Bangkok was then named capital by General Chakri, who became Rama I - the first king of the Rama Dynasty.

Over the years, Siam (Thailand) remained the only South East Asian country to remain free from European colonization. In 1932, the Siamese Revolution resulted in a constitutional monarchy being formed, and in 1941, Thailand invaded French Indochina, overpowered the French, and claimed Laos.

In the last thirty years, Thailand has seen political power change hands many times, often due to coups, revolutions, and protests. Despite this, Thailand’s economy continues to grow due to its strong tourist industry. Enduring all this, the much-loved King Rama IX has reigned as the Head of State since 1946 - claiming the title of the longest-reigning monarch in the world and providing Thai people with a stable figure to rely upon.

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Whether you're traveling by tuk-tuk through the crazy streets, cycling along backroads, or taking a longtail through the khlongs, the journey in Bangkok is definitely half the fun. Drop into the stunning Grand Palace, see the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, and wind your way through floating markets.

Start and finish an incredible 30 day South East Asia Loop in the exciting epicenter that is Bangkok.

2. Chiang Mai

This northern capital is overflowing with experiences. Temple-hop through some - or all - of its 300 temples, take a cooking class to learn the secrets of Thai cuisine, and explore the Night Bazaar for delicious food, designer goods, and a foot massage to die for.

Experience the magic of Chiang Mai on our 4 day Chiang Mai Adventure

If you ever wondered what was below Thailand's turquoise waters, this is the place to look. Learn to dive or pull on snorkeling gear to discover the fish and reefs that call this coastline home. Shark Island is close by for adrenaline seekers.

Choose your Ko Tao adventure on a 10 day Thailand Beaches: Bangkok to Ko Samui tour.

4. Hilltribe Country

Thailand's north is home to many of the country's minority groups. A hike along buffalo tracks will take you through colorful H'mong, Karen, and Lisu villages. Spend a night as their guest for a unique insight into their life.

Spend a night as their guest for a unique insight into their life on our 5 day Thailand Hilltribe Trek.

5. Ayuthaya

Modern meets ancient in Ayuthaya. The current city intertwines itself with the remnants of what was once one of Asia's great capitals. Walk the streets in search of clues to its imperial past and hire a bike to ride through the countryside, exploring the area's ruins.

Enjoy this historical park for yourself during a 10 day Highlights of Thailand tour.

6. Sukhothai

This former capital is a history buff's heaven. Nicknamed the 'Dawn of Happiness', Sukhothai still recalls Siam's golden age with its superb statues, marvelous monuments, and lotus flowers in full bloom. A trip to the night market is a real eye-opener; try everything from fried rice to fried bugs.

Stop by Sukhothai on our 8 day Explore Northern Thailand adventure.

The waters surrounding Krabi are dotted with hundreds of limestone karst islands. Kayakers and rock climbers will love exploring them, while others can travel to the nearby floating villages or just relax on one of the region's perfect beaches.

We've made sure to stop by Krabi on our incredible 28 day Bangkok to Bali adventure - you'll thank us later.

8. Golden Triangle

The area where the Thai, Laotian, and Burmese borders meet has long been associated with colorful cultures and illicit opium trade. The opium may have gone but the color hasn't and the markets offer all sorts of amazing local handicrafts.

Set your sights on this incredible part of the world on a 3 days Chiang Mai and Golden Triangle.

9. Khao Sok National Park

For a real jungle experience, spend a couple of days in Khao Sok National Park. Thick rainforests, limestone cliffs, waterfalls, and mountains make a wild playground.

Hike, swim, explore caves, and sleep to the sounds of exotic birds and animals during our 8 days Essential Southern Thailand trip.

10. Kanchanaburi

This tranquil town is the jumping-off point for visits to the infamous Hell Fire Pass and River Kwai. Be sure to take a ride along the tracks of the Death Railway and reflect on the atrocities of war at the Jeath War Museum.

Take a reflective walk through the history of Kanchanaburi on a 15 day Beautiful Northern Thailand tour.

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1. chiang mai.

Visit a park that provides a sanctuary for elephants – many of which have been rescued from the cruel practices of the elephant riding industry.

Add our 3 day Chiang Mai & Elephant Experience to your Thailand trip to learn about these incredible animals.

Spot schools of colorful tropical fish as you snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of Ao Nang.

Finish off a 9 day Cycle Southern Thailand tour on the stunning limestone cliff beaches of Krabi.

Dive into the warm waters of Phuket and experience a little bit of paradise.

Spend a couple of days exploring all that Phuket has to offer on a 9 day Thailand Beaches: Bangkok to Phuket adventure.

4. Erawan National Park

Cool off in the waters of Erawan National Park or simply stand back and watch the idyllic waterfalls.

Enjoy the beauty of Erawan National Park on our 12 day Premium Northern Thailand tour .

Follow the scent of chili and lemongrass to one of Bangkok’s many delicious food markets.

This city is the perfect place to start an incredible 22 day Epic Bangkok to Singapore tour.

Pedal around ancient temples and ruins built as early as the 13th century at the World Heritage-listed Sukhothai Historic Park.

Walk through one of Thailand's first capital cities on our 17 day Classic Thailand East Coast adventure.

7. Phang Nga Bay

Phang Nga Bay is perhaps one of Thailand's most recognizable gems. Kayak around the green waters, admiring the sheer limestone karsts that jut dramatically out of the sea.

Coast through the must-see sights of Phang Nga Bay on our 8 day Phuket Sailing Adventure.

Bustling street markets filled with colorful vendors selling an assortment of goods can be found in small villages and large towns throughout the country. Luxurious, multi-level shopping malls that rival those in European cities are increasingly popping up. 

The Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok is perhaps the largest and most extensive market in the world. Here vendors sell everything you can think of, from ceramics to Thai silk to vintage clothing. Bartering is expected at markets and most small vendors. As a rule of thumb, if the price isn’t listed, it’s negotiable. But remember, Thais appreciate friendliness and a sense of humor. The more aggressive you are in trying to get a deal, the less likely you are to get one.

Things to buy in Thailand

  • Vibrant fabric cushions, tablecloths, and hammocks
  • Silver jewelry (look for reputable stores) 
  • Handcrafted umbrellas or parasols
  • Thai silk scarves, ties, wraps, and clothing
  • Colorful Celadon ceramics
  • Tailor-made clothing

Festival and events

Loy krathong (festival of lights).

During the 12th lunar month, people across the country gather around lakes, rivers, and canals to symbolically let their worries float away in the most magical way – by releasing colorful lotus-shaped rafts holding candles, incense, and flowers onto the water.

Yee Peng (or Yi Peng)

At the same time that Loy Krathong is taking place, Chiang Mai also celebrates Yee Peng. Religious events, cultural activities, and street parades all mark this Buddhist tradition. But what makes this festival truly spectacular is the release of thousands of sky lanterns that illuminate the sky.  

Songkran (Thai New Year)

What happens when New Year’s Day falls during the height of summer? It morphs into a giant water fight. Some towns celebrate just on the day (April 13), while others stretch it out for several days of concerts, ceremonies, and other wet festivities.

Chiang Mai Flower Festival

Flowers are used in ways you never thought imaginable at this colorful three-day event in February. Come for the parade of impressive floral floats, and stay for the tasty Thai street food, music, and performances.

Public holidays that may impact travel include:

  • Makha Bucha Day

Songkran Festival (Thai New Year)

H.M. King's Coronation

Visakha Bucha Day

Queen Suthida's Birthday

King Vajiralongkorn's Birthday

Buddhist Lent Day

Queen’s Birthday

Anniversary of the Death of King Bhumibol

Chulalongkorn Day

King’s Birthday

Constitution Day

Please note dates of  Thai public holidays may vary.

Similar destinations

Thinking about traveling to Thailand but still browsing other destinations? Or, maybe you've already traveled and looking for somewhere similar? Check out tours to neighboring locations:

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Still keen on Thailand?

We have a variety of similar destinations, trips, and routes that you could consider! Tie another trip into your holiday, or see how we can help you get from A to B.

We have tours departing from a variety of locations around Thailand. The option below may be of interest:

  • Tours from Phuket
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  • Tours to Bangkok
  • Bangkok to Phuket

Further reading

Thailand travel faqs, do i need a covid-19 vaccine to join an intrepid trip.

Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travelers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).

However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travelers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

Do I need a visa to visit Thailand?

Travelers with passports from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States are exempt from a tourist visa if they are traveling for 30 days or less. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from entry to Thailand.

If you plan on staying longer as a tourist, or if you are traveling for a reason, such as study or business, you may need a visa.

The page is for general information only and may be subject to change. It is your responsibility to obtain relevant visa and travel information required for entry, departure and travel to each country or region you visit on your trip. You should confirm these with the relevant embassies and/or consulates. 

Last updated: 02/11/2023

Is tipping customary in Thailand?

Tipping isn’t customary in Thailand, but feel free to leave restaurants, drivers or service workers a small tip if the service has been particularly good. It’s always appreciated.

What is internet access like in Thailand?

The Internet can be accessed at hotels and internet cafes in large cities and tourist areas but is limited in rural and remote areas.

Can I use my cell phone while in Thailand?

Cell phone coverage is generally good in Thailand’s urban areas, but may not be available on some of the islands and in more remote areas. Ensure global roaming is activated with your service provider before leaving home.

What are the toilets like in Thailand?

Squat toilets are most common in Thailand, although western-style flushable toilets can be found in larger hotels and some tourist areas. It’s a good idea to carry your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer, as they are not always provided.

Can I drink the tap water in Thailand?

Drinking tap water isn’t recommended in Thailand. Avoid drinks with ice and make sure to peel fruit before eating it. Help the environment and try to avoid buying bottled water. Instead, fill a reusable water bottle with filtered water. Your leader or hotel can tell you where to find filtered water.

Are credit cards widely accepted in Thailand?

Credit cards are usually accepted by hotels, large retailers and tourist sites but are less commonly accepted by smaller vendors and family-run restaurants in rural areas. Market stalls and street vendors will not accept credit cards. Always carry enough cash for smaller purchases in case credit cards are not an option.

What is ATM access like in Thailand?

ATMs are widely available in larger cities but are less common in small villages or rural areas. Make sure you have enough cash before leaving urban areas.

Do I need any vaccinations before visiting Thailand?

No vaccines are required in order to enter Thailand but some are recommended for protection against disease. Visit your doctor or travel clinic for advice and make sure to schedule vaccinations 4-6 weeks before your departure date, as some require time to become effective.

Is Thailand a safe destination for LGBTQIA+ travelers?

As a whole, Thailand is a hassle-free destination for LGBTQIA+ travelers. Bangkok, Pattaya, and Phuket all have fairly prominent gay scenes. Be aware that Thais typically do not engage in public displays of affection, regardless of sexual orientation.

For more detailed and up-to-date advice, we recommend visiting Equaldex or ILGA before you travel.

What's the transport like in Thailand?

Intrepid believes half the fun of experiencing a new country is getting there, and getting around once there! Where possible, Intrepid uses local transport options and traditional modes of transport - which usually carry less of an environmental impact, support small local operators, and are more fun.

Depending on which trip you're on while in Thailand, you may find yourself traveling by Songthaew.

Get to know the locals as you share a ride in these converted pick-up trucks. Snagging a seat on the ‘two benches’ (the literal meaning of songthaew) is a popular way of getting around South East Asia.

See Thailand from the ground level on a Saamlaw, the three-wheeled wonder. Sometimes motorized but usually pedal-powered by a local, it’s a fun way to get from A to B or see a new city's sights.

What's the accommodation like in Thailand?

Traveling with Intrepid is a little bit different. We endeavor to provide travelers with an authentic experience to remember, so we try to keep accommodations as unique and traditional as possible.

When traveling with us in Thailand you may find yourself staying in a Homestay.

Experience friendly Thai hospitality while staying with a local family living a traditional way of life. Make new friends, pick up some local lingo and leave smiling.

The ultimate room with a view - spend the night on a floating bamboo raft house. Enjoy the seclusion, soak up the serenity and leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Does my trip to Thailand support The Intrepid Foundation?

Yes, all Intrepid trips support the Intrepid Foundation. In fact, we make a donation on behalf of every traveler. Trips to Thailand directly support our foundation partner, EcoThailand Foundation . 

EcoThailand Foundation is on a mission to educate and empower local communities, on the tourist Islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Paluay, about environmental issues like climate change, waste management, nature appreciation, conservation and sustainable lifestyles. Donations from our trips help EcoThailand's environmental guardianship education program for children in local state schools.

Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Do I need to purchase travel insurance before traveling?

Absolutely. All passengers traveling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance

How do I stay safe and healthy while traveling?

From Australia?

Go to: Smart Traveller

From Canada?

Go to:  Canada Travel Information

From the UK?

Go to:  UK Foreign Travel Advice

From New Zealand?

Go to:  Safe Travel

From the US?

Go to:  US Department of State

The World Health Organisation also provides useful health information.

Amazing Thailand

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BANGKOK, CHIANG RAI & CHIANG MAI

The Kingdom of Thailand is a veritable feast for the senses, and you’ll savor its fascinating culture, extraordinary art and architecture, and flavorful cuisine with gusto. Our escorted Thailand tour package takes you to places both remote and well-known, starting with bustling Bangkok, the capital and the most visited city in the world. After the visual splendor and vibrant energy of Bangkok, you’ll be ready to breathe in Northern Thailand’s zen beauty and cultural delights. Visit laid-back Chiang Rai and temple-rich Chiang Mai, where an elephant experience and a Thai cooking class add spice to this amazing destination! 5/5 stars on Tripadvisor!

Please note our 2024 tour-only program is 12 days long, and our 2025 tour-only program is 10 days long.

Shorten Your Trip!  In 2024, enjoy our 9-day Spirit of Thailand tour  visiting Thailand’s highlights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

Extend Your Trip!  Enjoy our  Amazing Thailand & Angkor Wat tour  visiting Cambodia or our 2024 program, Amazing Thailand & Phuket Island tour  which includes leisure time in one of Thailand’s most beautiful beach destinations.

Itinerary at a Glance

2024 Tour Itinerary - 12 Days :

  • 3 nights in Bangkok
  • 1 night in Phitsanulok
  • 1 night in Lampang
  • 3 nights in Chiang Mai
  • 1 night at Hmong Hilltribe Lodge
  • 2 nights in Chiang Rai

Tour Highlights

  • Buddhist Temples (Bangkok)
  • Floating Market (Bangkok)
  • Railway Market
  • Wat Mongkol Borpith Statue (Ayutthaya)
  • Tha Lo Saa Paper Community Project (Lampang)
  • Elephant Nature Park (Chiang Mai)
  • Wat Doi Suthep (Chiang Mai)
  • Thai Cooking Class
  • Karen Hill Tribe Village Visit
  • White Marble Temple (Chiang Rai)

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-tour flights and transfers
  • Ground transportation in an air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Accommodations at superior first-class hotels
  • 19 meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and entry fees as per itinerary
  • Experienced, English-speaking Tour Director

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2024 Tour Itinerary - 12 Days

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Passengers who purchase flights will depart 2 days before the tour starts and return the day the tour ends.

Note: Flights may not be available on all departures.

You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.

Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Welcome to Thailand, the “Land of Smiles”. Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive program will be met and transferred to our upscale hotel on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. This evening our tour director hosts a welcome dinner.

Day 2: Bangkok

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After breakfast our tour director hosts an orientation meeting and then we'll embark on a tour to some of Bangkok's most outstanding Buddhist temples. Buddhism is practiced by more than 94% of the country and is central to understanding Thai culture. We'll see the White Marble Temple, one of the finest example of Thai architecture; and Wat Po with its colossal 150-foot long "Reclining Buddha." Next, we'll visit the former residence of the Kings, the Grand Palace. The mile-square palace grounds feature some of the most beautiful examples of ancient Siamese architecture including the Temple of the "Emerald Buddha". The rest of our day is free to rest and relax, or consider joining an optional tour!

Day 3: Thai Markets & Sugar Palm Farm Excursion

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Early this morning we'll leave for the Mae Klong Railway Market. As the name suggests, this market sits on a railway and whenever a train approaches, we can expect to see a flurry of activity as baskets of wares are moved and awnings come down so the train can travel right through the heart of the market. Next, we'll drive to the colorful floating market of Damneon Saduak where we'll watch merchants sell food, produce, baskets and more from their boats. Before we return to Bangkok, we'll stop at a sugar palm farm where we can sample the local area's delights. We'll stop for lunch at a local restaurant as we make our way back to Bangkok. This evening, consider a optional Pearl Dinner Cruise.

Day 4: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Phitsanulok

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Today we'll explore the ancient temple ruins and crumbling pagodas of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand. We'll see some of the city's former glory in the giant bronze statue of Wat Mongkol Borpith and the three ancient pagodas of Wat Phra Sri. Next, is Wat Mahathat, "the Temple of the Great Relic" which was once one of the kingdom's most important temples. Here we'll see the sandstone Buddha that has become entwined in the roots of a Bodhi tree. After our visit, our journey continues past beautiful rice paddies as we drive to Phitsanulok, the gateway to northern Thailand. After check in, we are free to relax for the rest of the day or might consider joining an optional tour to a local market.

Day 5: Phitsanulok – Sukhothai – Lampang

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Before leaving Phitsanulok this morning, we'll stop at the famous Buddha Foundry where bronze Buddha images are cast in the increasingly rare traditional way with wax molds and molten bronze. The highlight of our day awaits us in Sukhothai. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was the capital of the first Kingdom of Siam in the 13th and 14th centuries. Next, we'll visit its sister city, Sri Satchanalai where we'll stop at a privately-owned textile Museum. The private collection featured here includes antique and handwoven textiles including a gold sarong (or pha-sin) from the royal court of Keng Tung. Afterward, we'll continue to our Lampang hotel.

Day 6: Lampang – Chiang Mai

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This morning, we'll visit the Saa Paper Community Project. We'll have the chance to create our own souvenirs and our visit supports this local project dedicated to preserving traditional methods used make mulberry bark paper that have been passed down from generation to generation. Our next visit takes us to Dhanabaadee Ceramic Museum, where we'll discover the evolution of ceramic-making and watch local artisans craft the traditional "chicken bowl." We'll continue to Chiang Mai where the rest of the day is free to relax or explore. We might consider joining an optional Khantoke dinner this evening.

Day 7: Chiang Mai

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Today we'll meet Thailand's beloved national animal, the elephant, with a full-day visit to the Elephant Nature Park. This sanctuary isn't just for elephants—it's home to buffalo, dogs, cats, birds, and many other rescued animals. We'll hear the personal stories of the rescued elephants, learn how they've come together to create a new herd free from abuse, often for the first time in their lives, and enjoy the sight of the free roaming elephants and other rescued animals in the natural surroundings of this sanctuary. Our visit supports elephant conservation in the region and allows us to slow down and learn from these majestic creatures.

Day 8: Chiang Mai

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Today takes us to the revered mountainside temple of Doi Suthep. Each year, Buddhist pilgrims journey to the temple on foot which can take six to eight hours! We'll skip the challenging trek and drive up the winding road instead. From our drop off point, we can choose to scale the 300 steps of the beautifully carved Naga Serpent Staircase, or ride the cable car to the summit. We'll explore the temple's beautiful architecture, statues, murals, and shrines—all of which are nothing short of breathtaking. Tonight, we'll enjoy a cooking class and delicious dinner experience together. After our cooking experience, we'll enjoy an authentic meal together followed by a traditional herb drink!

Day 9: Chiang Mai – Hmong Hill Tribe

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After breakfast at our hotel, we'll drive north to the Mae Rim area. On the way, we'll stop to explore the lush Araksa Tea Garden where we'll learn about the age-old traditions and tea growing processes. We'll enjoy a home-style lunch made from locally sourced and organic produce before we continue to the Hmong Hilltribe Lodge. This resort offers us a unique opportunity to experience Hmong culture in the scenic valley of the Suthep-Pui mountain range. This afternoon, we might consider an optional hike to visit villages further afield with experienced guides.

Day 10: Hmong Hill Tribe – Mae Kok – Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun

This morning we'll drive north to Chiang Rai via the Wiang Pa Pao. En route, we'll stop at Mae Krachan Hotspring where we can relax and soak our feet in one of the steamy pools and boil an egg in the natural springs! Our drive continues to Wat Rongkun, or the White Temple, one of Thailand's most recognizable temples, and then to Wat Huay Plakang. We'll have an unforgettable visit with the Karen Hilltribe at Baan Ruam Mid. Here, this minority group maintains their distinct culture, religion, and language by passing them down from generation to generation. After out visit, we'll board a longtail boat for a ride up the Mae Kok River to Chiang Rai where we'll check into our hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Note: If temperatures are too warm to visit the hotspring, the group will visit a café at Wiang Pa Pao.

Day 11: Chiang Rai

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Today we'll drive through the narrow and scenic roads to Doi Tung Mountain, home to many local hilltribe communities. We'll visit the Doi Tung Royal Project which continues to transform this area which was once used to cultivate opium. Today, the communities here cultivate a number of products including coffee! In fact, Doi Tung coffee is one of Thailand's most famous coffee brands. Next, we'll visit the Doi Tung Palace, Mae Fah Luang Garden, and then the Hall of Opium which is dedicated to portraying every angle of the opium story from its origin, the wars, the drug smugglers, the battle against growing, and the rehabilitation of the people in this former worldwide drug trading zone. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Chiang Rai.

Day 12: Depart Chiang Rai

Our tour comes to an end after breakfast this morning. Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive package will transfer to the airport for our return flight to the U.S.

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Ramada plaza by wyndham bangkok menam riverside.

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Set on the Chao Phraya River, Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Bangkok Menam Riverside features luxury rooms, free shuttle boat, spa and pool.

2074 Charoenkrung Road, Bangkorlaem, Bangkok, 10120, Thailand

Topland Plaza Hotel

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Conveniently located with spa and outdoor pool.

68/33 Akathodsarod Road, A. Muang, Phitsanulok, 65000, Thailand

Tree Tara Hotel

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Chomphu, Mueang Lampang District, Lampang 52100, Thailand

The Empress Premier Chiang Mai Hotel

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Located in the heart of Chiang Mai, the Empress Premier Chiang Mai Hotel features a spa, pool, and fitness center.

199/42 Chang Klan Rd., Chiang Mai, 50100, Thailand

Hmong Hilltribe Lodge

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Experience Hmong culture at this eco lodge in the Chiang Mai Valley. In addition to the unique opportunities to meet with and learn from the local hilltribes, this lodge features an outdoor swimming pool overlooking an organic rice paddy.

111 Moo 4, Tambon Mae Raem, Amphur Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, 50180

Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort & Spa

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This serene hotel is located just a few minutes drive from Chiang Rai's center and features an herbal spa, fitness center, and infinity pool overlooking the Mae Kok River.

124/15 Moo21 Kohloy Road, Amphur Muang, Chiang Rai 57000

Optional Tours

Enhance your trip with these optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Klongs (Canals) Tour

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  • $50–60 per person

Day 2 Afternoon Tour

Discover why Bangkok has been nicknamed the “Venice of the East!” We'll travel from our hotel to Thornburi, situated on the right bank of the river, where we'll board a private motorboat and ride along the canals to get a firsthand impression of the scenic life along the city’s waterways. A stop will also be made at the Royal Barge Museum.

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Wonderful Pearl Cruise

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  • $90 , transfers included

Day 3 Evening Tour

Experience a different side of Bangkok with our dinner cruise down the Chao Phraya River. From the River City Pier, we'll embark on the luxurious Grand Pearl. We'll set sail, sipping on a welcome cocktail as we take in the spectacular views of Bangkok's skyline including the Grand Palace and Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn. Once the sun has set, we can indulge in a delicious Thai and international cuisine buffet, dining under the moonlight with live music. Our incredible entertainment this evening also includes a classical Thai dance with the bright lights of the city making the perfect backdrop.

Local Market Visit with Tuk-Tuk

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  • $40 per person

Day 4 Afternoon Tour

Hop on a local tuk-tuk to explore a vibrant market, and enjoy the bustling atmosphere on foot, gaining insights into local delicacies. Our guide will introduce us to local foods or snacks, providing us a chance to sample some treats. After our tour of the local market, we'll return to our hotel by tuk-tuk.

Khantoke Dinner & Entertainment

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  • $32–39 , transfers included

Day 6 Evening Tour

Enjoy a dinner featuring local specialties, followed by a breathtaking performance of songs and dance by members of local hilltribes dressed in traditional garb.

2025–March 2026 Tour Itinerary - 10 Days:

  • 4 nights in Bangkok
  • Grand Palace (Bangkok)
  • Floating and Railway Markets (Bangkok)
  • Sugar Palm Farm Experience
  • White Temple & Blue Temple (Chiang Rai)
  • Karen Hilltribe Village Visit & Longtail Boat Ride (Chiang Rai)
  • Tea-making Experience
  • Conversation with Buddhist monks (Chiang Mai)
  • Ground transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodations at first class hotels
  • Porterage (1 bag per person)
  • 15 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 2 dinners

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Welcome to Thailand, the “Land of Smiles”! This evening, our tour director hosts a welcome orientation and dinner.

After breakfast, we'll embark on a tour to some of Bangkok's most outstanding Buddhist temples and architecture. Buddhism is practiced by more than 94% of the country and is central to understanding Thai culture. We'll see Wat Po with its colossal 150-long "Reclining Buddha." Next, we'll visit the former residence of the Kings, the Grand Palace. The mile-square palace grounds feature some of the most beautiful examples of ancient Siamese architecture including the Temple of the "Emerald Buddha." Afterward, we'll take a walk through a local flower market to see orchids, jasmine, and many other floral varieties grown in Thailand that are made for offerings and holidays. The rest of our day is free to rest and relax, or consider joining an optional tour!

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Early this morning we'll leave for the Mae Klong Railway Market. As the name suggests, this market sits on a railway and whenever a train approaches, we can expect to see a flurry of activity as baskets of wares are moved and awnings come down so the train can travel right through the heart of the market. Next, we'll drive to the colorful floating market of Damnoen Saduak where we'll watch merchants sell food, produce, baskets and more from their boats. Before we return to Bangkok, we'll stop at a sugar palm farm where we can sample the local area's delights. We'll stop for lunch at a local restaurant as we make our way back to Bangkok. This evening, consider an optional Pearl Dinner Cruise.

Day 4: Bangkok at Leisure

Delight in a full day at leisure to explore Bangkok independently. Consider joining an optional full-day tour to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand to explore ancient temple ruins and crumbling pagodas. See some of the city's former glory in the giant bronze statue of Wat Mongkol Borpith and the three ancient pagodas of Wat Phra Sri.

Day 5: Bangkok – Chiang Rai

This morning, we'll transfer to the airport for our domestic flight to Chiang Rai, the northernmost city in Thailand. Upon arrival, we'll visit Wat Rong Kun, or the White Temple, one of Thailand's most recognizable temples. This contemporary Buddhist temple was designed by one of Thailand's most famous Thai artists and sits as a piece of art itself, with its white color representing the purity of the Buddha, and sparkling glass pieces symbolising the Buddha’s wisdom and teachings. Next, we'll visit Wat Rong Suea Ten or the Blue Temple, renowned for its magnificent blue interior, colorful murals and an immense white Buddha image. We'll then continue to our hotel for check-in and an evening at leisure.

Day 6: Doi Tung, Karen Village & Mae Kok Excursion

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Today we travel along scenic roads to Doi Tung Mountain, home to many local hilltribe communities. We'll visit the Doi Tung Royal project which has transformed an area that once cultivated opium into an area that produces one of Thailand's most famous coffee brands, Doi Tung Coffee, among other products. We'll visit Doi Tung Palace, a Lanna-Swiss-style chalet used by the Royal Family in the 1980s, and Mae Fah Luang Garden with its beautifully manicured flower beds. After lunch at a local restaurant, we'll visit the Karen Hilltribe village at Baan Ruam Mid for an unforgettable visit. The hilltribe members continue to maintain their own distinct culture, religion, and language and we'll see the way of life for this minority group. Afterward, we'll board a longtail boat for a ride up the Mae Kok River back to Chiang Rai.

Day 7: Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai

This morning, we'll depart for Chiang Mai. En route, we'll stop to explore the lush Araksa Tea Garden where we'll learn about the age-old traditions and tea growing processes. We'll have a home-style lunch made from locally sourced and organic produce before we continue to visit Lisu Lodge. Here, we'll enjoy a guided walk through the herbal garden and stroll through the alleys of the village, observing village life as it happens. We may briefly meet the village spiritual healer and learn about their traditional and spiritual healing methods. We'll then continue on to Chiang Mai to check-in to our hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

This morning is free to relax or explore Chiang Mai independently. This afternoon, we'll travel to the revered mountainside temple of Doi Suthep. Each year, Buddhist pilgrims journey to the temple on foot which can take six to eight hours! We'll skip the challenging trek and drive up the winding road instead. From our drop-off point, we can choose to scale the 300 steps of the beautifully carved Naga Serpent Staircase or ride the cable car to the summit. We'll explore the temple's beautiful architecture, statues, murals, and shrines—which are nothing short of breathtaking. Next, we'll visit Wat Suan Dok, also known as Flower Garden Temple. Here we'll have the opportunity to interact and engage in conversation with local Buddhist monks to learn more about their role in Buddhism and Thai life. We might consider joining an optional Khantoke dinner this evening.

Day 9: Chiang Mai

Today we'll meet Thailand's beloved national animal, the elephant, with a full-day visit to the Elephant Nature Park. This sanctuary isn't just for elephants—it's home to buffalo, dogs, cats, birds, and many other rescued animals. We'll hear the personal stories of the rescued elephants, learn how they've come together to create a new herd free from abuse, often for the first time in their lives, and enjoy the sight of the free roaming elephants and other rescued animals in the natural surroundings of this sanctuary. Our visit supports elephant conservation in the region and allows us to slow down and learn from these majestic creatures. Tonight, we'll enjoy a cooking class and dinner experience together. After our cooking experience, we'll enjoy our delicious results!

Day 10: Depart Chiang Mai

After breakfast this morning, we'll transfer to the airport for our domestic flight back to Bangkok. Our tour ends upon arrival at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The Riverie

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Nestled on an island in the Mae Kok River, the five-star Riverie hotel is is surrounded by lush gardens and filled with Northern Thai Lanna touches. The hotel's amenities include a pool, fitness center, restaurant, lounge, spa, and more.

1129 Kraisorasit Rd, Vieng District, Muang, Chiang Rai, 57000 Thailand

Pre- & Post- Night Stays

Slow the pace of your tour with a pre- and/or post-night stay so you can arrive refreshed, acclimate to the time zone if needed, and depart leisurely, ensuring a seamless transition into and out of your journey.

Pre-Night in Bangkok

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  • From $72 per person based on double occupancy

Start our tour off on the right foot! Arrive a day early and enjoy more time to recover from travel, adjust to any time differences, and feel well-rested and relaxed on our first day of touring.

Post-Night in Bangkok

Extend your stay by one night at the end of our tour to make the most of additional free time for exploring our final city, shopping for last-minute souvenirs, or dining at that restaurant you’ve been wanting to try. Or, use this extra day to relax before beginning the journey home or to your next destination.

  • $65 per person
  • $95 , transfers included

Ayutthaya Temple Tour

  • $80 , with lunch

Day 4 Full-Day Tour

On this optional tour, we'll explore the ancient temple ruins and crumbling pagodas of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand. We'll see some of the city's former glory in the giant bronze statue of Wat Mongkol Borpith and the three ancient pagodas of Wat Phra Sri. Next, is Wat Mahathat, "the Temple of the Great Relic" which was once one of the kingdom's most important temples. Here we'll see the sandstone Buddha that has become entwined in the roots of a Bodhi tree. Lunch is included with this optional tour.

  • $43 , transfers included

Day 8 Evening Tour

What to Expect

Max group size: 30 travelers, activity level: level 2.

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More

Pacing Level: Moderate

Expect full-day tours most days with some limited free time at specific sites, for meals, and/or in the evenings. You can expect several early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 2+ nights (with limited 1-night stays). Learn More

No Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Currently, there are no additional entry requirements for U.S. passport holders, but this can change at any time. Before travel, both U.S. and non-U.S. passport holders should visit our Passports & Visas page to reconfirm entry requirements.

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Discover the secrets of traditional Thai cooking in a teak wooden house surrounded by beautiful gardens and an organic farm in Chiang Mai. You’ll visit a market to sample some local delicacies, pick fresh herbs from the garden, then learn how to cook your own Thai food, including Northern Thai cuisine and classic Thai favorites.

Stroll through Pak Klong Talad market in Bangkok

Pak Klong Talad is one of the world’s most incredible flower markets, with flower species of every shape and color from all over Thailand. It’s open 24 hours and the busiest time is just after midnight, when trucks full of fresh flowers arrive and the florists begin trading to find the best bouquets for their stalls.

Meet a local monk and learn about Buddhism

Our Local Specialists will take you to Wat Suan Dok, a royal temple in Chiang Mai, where we'll meet a local Buddhist monk. It’s an incredible opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Buddhism and you’ll learn about the monk’s sacred traditions against the backdrop of the temple's striking golden chedi.

Join the locals for a graceful T'ai Chi practice

Live like a local and rise early for a peaceful T’ai Chi session in Lumpini Park. The park is a green haven with shaded lawns to practice the ancient art of T’ai Chi, and it’s a great way to ease into your day and the bustle of Bangkok.

Relax at the beachfront in Phuket

With long stretches of powdery white sands and turquoise waters, the beaches of Phuket are one of the most beautiful sights in Thailand. Relax under palm trees, go swimming or kayaking on the ocean, or dive below the water to discover brilliant sea life in protected marine parks.

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Grand Palace

The Grand Palace is one of the most iconic sights in Bangkok and we’ll take you on a journey through this dazzling complex. See the impressive Royal Reception Halls and the revered Emerald Buddha, a Buddha image carved from a single block of jade, dating back to the 14th century.

Jim Thompson House

Located in Bangkok, the Jim Thompson House is the former home of James Thompson, an American businessman and architect. He dedicated his life to the revival of Thai silk and designed the house in 1958, with six traditional Thai-styled houses to showcase his large art collection of Thai paintings and historical Buddhist statues.

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Perched at the top of Doi Suthep mountain at an elevation of 3,520 feet, Wat Doi Suthep is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Thailand. We’ll take you up the 309 steps to find glittering shrines and statues, the holy gold plated chedi, and a sweeping view over the city of Chiang Mai.

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A delicious stir-fried noodle dish, Pad Thai is one of the most classic foods found in Thai street stalls. It’s a combination of egg, fish sauce, tamarind, and your choice of chicken, tofu and prawns. Top with bean sprouts and peanuts for crunch and chilli and lime juice for a zesty kick.

The most famous salad in Thailand, Som Tam is a fiery dish of shredded green papaya, tomatoes and green beans. The vegetables are mixed with fish sauce, lime juice, palm sugar and a healthy dose of chilli, and you can tailor the dish to your taste for extra sweetness or spiciness.

Green Curry

You’ll find the beloved green curry all over Thailand and our Local Specialists will show you the best spots to try this spicy coconut milk curry. Green chillies give the curry its color, and it’s filled with beans, Thai aubergines, the meat of your choice and served with steamed rice.

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10-Day Thailand Tour to Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai & Phuket

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  • There are loads of types of vacations in Thailand and the cost will depend on what type of trip you’re taking and for how long you’d like to stay. Here are the latest prices for a 3 night trip for 2 travelers: Top vacation $407; Family vacation $352; Romantic vacation $468; Luxury vacation $526; Budget vacation $263.

Why should you book a vacation package to Thailand?

You have many choices for where to explore on your next Thailand vacation. The most well-trafficked tourist towns include Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket Island, with many domestic flights facilitating easy transport between tourist hot spots.

When should you book a vacation package to Thailand?

The best time to visit Thailand is from November to March when the weather is moderate and the shoulder season makes prices more affordable. Some of the most popular cultural festivals include the Ghost Festival, Lantern Festival, and Monkey Banquet.

Where should you stay in Thailand during your vacation?

For any vacation type in thailand:.

Mai Samui Beach Resort & Spa provides the beach vacation of your dreams with a commitment to Asian architectural styles, food, and customer service. It's located on the island of Samui, so the most convenient way to get there is via a connecting flight from Bangkok International Airport to Samui Airport, after which you can transfer via rental car for the duration of your journey to the hotel.

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit is a classic cityscape hotel featuring a rooftop pool, tasteful modern décor, and easy access to public transportation. The BKK Airport Bus is an invaluable asset when transferring between public transportation options to your downtown hotel.

For family vacations in Thailand:

ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai is the perfect economy design to save you money while you travel without sacrificing any of the adventure! This urban chic hotel is easily reached by taxi from Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Grande Center Point Hotel Ratchadamri provides you with all the urban comforts, including a resident lounge, pool, fitness center, and onsite restaurant. The friendly staff is eager to help you arrange an airport shuttle pick up for stress-free travel to and from Suvarnabhumi Airport.

For romantic vacations in Thailand:

The Hotel Solo Sukhumvit is a private boutique hotel that boasts a rooftop pool and bar for added ambiance. To explore other popular cities in Thailand, consider renting a car from Suvarnabhumi Airport so you can set your own travel itinerary.

Renaissance Koh Samui Resort is an island oasis tucked amidst manicured gardens and white sandy beaches. There are several options for reaching the island, including a connecting flight from Bangkok Airport or a 6 hour ferry journey to Koh Samui port.

For luxury vacations in Thailand:

The Shangri-La Hotel lives up to it's regal name with opulent furnishings and awe-inspiring architecture on the vibrant Chao Phraya River. Private airport pickups are available when you pre-book your Thailand vacation package online.

Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach is a 5-star hotel awash in lavish amenities including infinity ocean pools located on a cliff facing the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea. The easiest way to reach this hotel is via taxi from Phuket International Airport.

For budget vacations in Thailand:

Ibis Bangkok Riverside offers bright, clean accommodation with an outdoor pool, spa services, and 180 degree views of the waterfront. The hotel also offers a free shuttle to Krungthonburi BTS Skytrain Station.

The Ambassador Hotel Bangkok is located in the trendy neighborhood of Sukhumvit with its many bars, restaurants, and cultural attractions within easy walking distance. Times Square is just across the street. Free parking gives you the added bonus of being able to rent a car to further explore this sprawling city.

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