Longtail boats, Thailand

Thailand travel guide


Thailand is regarded by many as the perfect tourist destination and it’s easy to see why. Thailand tourist attractions are almost too numerous to count and the country offers everything from exciting cities to dense jungles and sun kissed beaches, not to mention the fascinating culture, wonderful people and the exquisite food that is worth the plane journey on its own! Encounters offers Thailand tours of every kind – we offer some of the best Thailand package tours available in the UK and for those wanting a different experience to the norm we offer a selection of carefully designed Thailand trekking tours to really explore the country.

Thailand is known as the ‘Land of Smiles’ for a reason – yes the locals are incredibly friendly but we like to think it’s also in part due to the looks on the faces of everyone who visits this spectacular country. You could discover the best of this wonderful country on one of our small group Thailand tours and explore the vibrant and exciting capital city of Bangkok before heading north on a Thailand trekking tour through the beautiful mountains around Chiang Mai to enjoy trekking and rafting. You may choose instead to take a Thailand package tour where you can journey south to the prehistoric rainforest region of Khao Sok and learn more about ancient Siam in the former capital Ayutthaya and/or the country’s more recent history at the Bridge over the River Kwai at Kanchanaburi. You will always have the option to finish your trip with a few days at the beach on one of Thailand’s many exquisite islands.

Many of the key Thailand tourist attractions are found in and around Bangkok, although there is much to see across the whole of the country. No Thailand tour would be complete without at least a short visit to this bustling and vibrant capital, even if your time is just spent soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the bustling markets and world class street food on offer. There is much more to do however if you have the time. Particular highlights include the iconic floating markets and the incredible Temples that the city boasts. The temples at Wat Phra Kaeo houses the huge Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha ,and Wat Pho houses the world famous Reclining Buddha which attracts visitors from all over the world. Jim Thompson’s house is another key attraction, and is a peaceful and welcome refuge from the hustle and bustle of this vibrant city. The nightlife in Bangkok is exciting and varied, and there is much more to it than just the less than salubrious Patpong district.

If you are looking for fun in the sun then Thailand offers a wealth of beautiful islands, from party hotspots to serene and tranquil beaches. Some of the best diving in the world can be found around the tropical islands of Thailand although you may prefer to while away your days on the white sand beaches watching the sparkling sea lap the shore. For the more active traveller looking for something a little different we recommend our Thailand trekking tours through the jungles and national parks of the North, visiting hill tribes and villages along the way. Some of the key Thailand tourist attractions can be found around the Chiang Mai area, including sacred temples, lush forests, bustling markets and the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple. Our jungle adventures here include short treks, majestic elephant rides through the forest, and exciting bamboo rafting trips.

Why not combine some of each on our Jungles and Beaches tour?

Encounters offers a range of fantastic Thailand tours to suit all budgets and we would be delighted to help you with your perfect trip.

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