Thailand Tours & Holidays
Join us on a holiday to Thailand
Renowned for its people's friendly attitude and warm hospitality, Thailand – the Land of Smiles – welcomes visitors with open arms.
From the hotels to the food stalls, it’s hard not to fall in love with the Thai spirit. The cheerful smiles from the locals add a touch of charm to everything that is Thailand. Add the peaceful, spiritual life of the country and you’ll see why this much-loved part of Southeast Asia will leave a forever lasting impression.
Visit this country and captivate your senses in tropical landscapes. Hear the frenetic sounds of Bangkok, indulge in the country’s eclectic culinary scene, or find solitude on a scenic stretch of white sand in Hua Hin. Immerse yourself in Thai culture and watch Thai boxing and folk dancing. Plunge into the depths of local markets across the country to find Thailand’s pulse, visit the lively night bazaars or take pleasure in exploring the country’s many outstanding temples and hidden shrines. Journey through the country's religious traditions with a visit to the Wat Pho temple complex or take in the sights and sounds of the Damnoen Saduak floating markets. Journey to the famous River Kwai, spot elephants in Erawan National Park or explore Bangkok's waterways on a longtail boat tour. For all of this and much, much more, take a look at our carefully crafted escorted tours to Thailand.
Things to do in Thailand
Walk the streets of bustling Bangkok and experience the blend of Thai tradition and modern city life. Head north and find your inner peace in spiritual Chiang Mai while you explore this ancient city. Feel the breeze of the tropical winds and soak up the sun as you island hop the southern islands. There are countless attractions and experiences in Thailand; we’ve narrowed down your list of things to the top 3 things to do during your visit.
Visit the Grand Palace
Located in the centre of Bangkok, the Grand Palace was the official residence of the kings of Thailand from 1782 to 1925. Today, you can stroll around the vast grounds of the complex and explore several of the palace buildings, including a throne hall and royal funerary hall.
Soak up the sun in Hua Hin
When you think of holidays in Thailand, you probably imagine long stretches of soft white sand. Hua Hin provides ample opportunities for beach lazing, coupled with the amenities, lively atmosphere and dining options of a city - there are even golf courses and water parks to enjoy here.
Explore Bangkok's waterways
A unique addition to your Thailand tour package is a longtail boat tour on Bangkok’s waterways. As you journey through the klongs, you'll be able to glimpse traditional life away from the city's glitzy hotels and skyscrapers. If you keep your eyes peeled, you can also spot wildlife such as monkeys and lizards.
Things to see in Thailand
From breathtaking beaches in the south to gleaming temples in the north, you’ll find no shortage of things to see on your Thailand tour - wherever you end up in this country, there is always a piece of paradise for you. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Thailand tour highlights
Things to see and places to visit on your escorted tour of Thailand
Food and drink in Thailand
It’s not just the sunshine, scenery and the ever-smiling locals that make Thailand holidays stand out. It’s also the abundance of cuisine. There are restaurants and stalls to suit every taste, serving a huge selection of Thai food, making it a dangerously easy cuisine to recommend. Focusing on texture, colour and taste, Thai cuisine has a plethora of mouth-watering culinary choices that guarantee to please your taste buds
A cuisine built on four bold and intense pillars, sweet, sour, chilly and garlic, you’ll find this powerful combination matched with other flavours throughout the land.. In the north, influences from Laos, China and Myanmar all creep into dishes, while the east takes on the peppery tang that marks out Cambodia’s key dishes. There are restaurants and street food options to suit every taste. Let the world go by as you dine al fresco, in any of the dozens of world-class restaurants, or join the revellers at the area’s lively beach bars and street food stalls.
There are three main types of curry in Thailand. By now the UK is well versed in the ubiquitous, though fabulous green curry, which features a sauce made with spicy green chillies, shrimp paste, and coconut milk. Red curry is a milder, creamy option, while yellow curry is the least spicy option, with a slightly sweet sauce made with coconut milk. Pad Thai is the country's national dish and consists of noodles with either tofu or meat such as pork or chicken, eggs and bean sprouts. Other traditional favourites include tom yum, a spicy soup made with fish sauce, onion, shrimps and lemongrass, and tom kha gai, a northern dish formed of boiled chicken in a coconut milk-based soup.
First holiday to Thailand? Here are a few questions you might have.
- Time Zone
- GMT +5.30
- Avg. Flight Time
- 11 hours (Bangkok)
- Visa Required
- Not required
- Thai Baht
What are the best tours to Thailand?
To get the best of your Thailand adventure, we recommend the following tours:
Do I need a visa to visit Thailand?
British passport holders arriving in Thailand can enter the country for a maximum of 30 days without a visa. If you are planning on staying longer, you should obtain a visa before you travel. Your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from the date of entry
When’s the best time to visit Thailand?
Broadly speaking, the best time to visit Thailand is in the dry and cool season, which ranges from November to early April. During this time, temperatures range between 29 and 34°C. However, the climate does vary throughout different regions of the country, meaning Thailand is a year round destination. On the popular east coast, the weather is good throughout most of the year, with rainfall at its lowest between January and February.
Do I need any vaccinations to visit Thailand?
You don’t need any vaccinations to enter Thailand. However, it is recommended that UK travellers get a tetanus, hepatitis A and yellow fever vaccine for travel to Thailand. Taking anti-malarial medication is also advisable when visiting some parts of the country. Book an appointment with a travel nurse before you go.
What’s the food like in Thailand?
Thai food is one of the most popular cuisines in the world, and is renowned for its fresh, fiery flavours. Pad Thai, a stir-fried noodle dish that can be made with meat, vegetables of fish, is a popular Thai dish. Noodles, rice, coconuts and limes are staples of Thai food. Street food is popular throughout Thailand, especially in larger cities like Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
What is the capital of Thailand?
The capital city of Thailand is Bangkok.
What currency do they use in Bangkok?
In Thailand, they use the Thai Baht, abbreviated to THB. For the latest exchange rates, please see www.xe.com.
Is Thailand expensive?
Thailand is one of the more expensive countries in Southeast Asia. However, by Western standards Thailand is a relatively cheap country to visit.
What are the best places to visit in Thailand?
Thailand is known for its idyllic islands and white-sand beaches, along with its fascinating cultural sites, unspoiled jungle and lively cities. Bangkok and Chiang Mai are two of the country’s most famous cities, whilst the southern islands (Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Koh Phi Phi and Phuket) are popular tourist destinations, along with Koh Chang in the north.
What language do they speak in Thailand?
In Thailand they speak Thai, although English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas. The Thai language is complex, and uses a totally different alphabet to the cyrllic, with many different phonetic sounds and inflections. Each word or phrase can have several meanings, and there are different ways of addressing men and women.