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THAILAND TOURS

Basking in the warm breezes of the South China Sea, our Thailand tours are the perfect way to explore this country that's constantly buzzing with energy.

From the bustling streets and markets of Bangkok to the sun-drenched islands of Ko Samui and Phuket, wherever you choose to travel you are assured of a fantastic welcome in the land of smiles.

From discovering lost tribes on a trek through the northern mountains or taking full advantage of some of the world's best diving on Thailand's tropical islands, every traveller who ventures out on a Thailand tour is guaranteed dramatic landscapes, fascinating culture and mouth-watering food.

Discover the best of Thailand on one of our small group tours and explore the vibrant capital Bangkok before heading north to trek through the beautiful mountains around Chiang Mai.

At Encounters Travel, our Thailand tours include short treks through jungles and forests that include fun bamboo rafting trips, and more.

You can expect to journey south to the prehistoric rainforest of Khao Sok where you'll learn more about ancient Siam in the former capital Ayutthaya or more recent history at the Bridge over the River Kwai at Kanchanaburi.

The best part of our Thailand tours is that you'll always have the option to finish your trip with a few days at the beach on one of the countries many beautiful islands.

Book a Thailand tour that guarantees you adventure

If you're looking for once in a lifetime Thailand tours, explore our range of Thailand holidays below, or simply contact us for details on tailor-made tour options.

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Do you want to know more about Thailand and its beauty? Or do you need accurate visa information?

Contact the Thailand tourism board for more information.

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Bangkok sightseeing, Khao Sok National Park, lake canoeing, jungle walks, Krabi's beaches, mangrove & canyon kayaking


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Temples & palaces of Bangkok, Bridge on the River Kwai, Erawan National Park, Temples at Ayutthaya, Damnoen Saduak floating market & Thai co...


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Mekong river cruise, explore the UNESCO World Heritage City of Luang Prabang, enigmatic Plain of Jars, Laos' capital Vientiane, Pre-Angkoria...


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Floating markets in Bangkok, famous Death railway, Erawan Falls National Park, ancient Ayutthaya, trekking, bamboo rafting and hill tribe vi...


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Temples & palaces of Bangkok, bridge on the River Kwai, wildlife of Erawan National Park, Chiang Mai gateway to the north, Chiang Rai and th...


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Duration:

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Spending the night in Khao Sok National Park's unique tree and raft houses, experience river canoeing & jungle walks, Ko Samui's idyllic bea...


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Jungle trekking, elephant ride, bamboo rafting in Chiang Mai; river canoeing, jungle wand tree houses in Khao Sok National Park; idyllic Ko ...


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Laos , Thailand

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B- 11, L - 5, D - 1

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Trek through the Luang Namtha National Park, take a private boat cruise down the Nam Ou River, uncover the beautiful caves of Pak Ou, explor...


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it safe to visit Thailand?

Thailand is a relatively safe country to visit, but you should always be aware of your surroundings.

What is the official currency of Thailand?

The currency used in Thailand is the Thai baht, which is subdivided into 100 satangs.

When is the best time of the year to visit Thailand?

You can visit Thailand all year round, but the best time to travel is during the cool and dry season between November and early April. From July to October is monsoon season, which is a less popular time for tourists due to flooding.

What should you wear in Thailand?

Given the tropical temperatures, loose-fitting clothing will be the most comfortable. When visiting a temple or religious site, you should dress conservatively and wear clothing that covers your knees and elbows.

Is the tap water safe to drink in Thailand?

The tap water is not safe to drink in Thailand, so you should stick to bottled water instead.

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Thailand Country Guide

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Time: GMT+7
Dial Code: +66
Area: 513,120 km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Thailand is the Gulf of Thailand at 0m | The highest point in Thailand is Doi Inthanon, 2,565m (8,415 ft.)
Population: 69,183,173 (2018)
Capital: Bangkok
Governemnt: Parliamentary system, Military dictatorship, Military junta, Constitutional monarchy, Unitary state
Language: Thai

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is formerly known as Siam. This country is located at the centre of the Southeast Asian Indochinese Peninsula and encompasses 76 provinces. Thailand is also the world's 50th largest country by total area and the 21st most populous country.

The capital of Thailand is Bangkok, which is the largest city and a special administrative area. Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea

This country is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy under a military junta. Thailand is classified as a newly industrialised economy and has the second largest economy in Southeast Asia. The country is divided into four regions: Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand, Central Thailand and Southern Thailand. The regions each have a different language, culture and historical background. The climate of Thailand is largely affected by monsoon winds. Thailand experiences three official seasons: hot, cool and wet.

Tourism makes up 6% of the economy and Thailand is an extremely popular travel destination. Thailand's attractions include diving spots, museums, archaeological sites, Buddhist temples and palaces.

The official language of Thailand is Thai, which is the principal language of education and the government and is spoken throughout the country. English is a mandatory school subject, but many of the local people do not speak it fluently, especially outside of the bigger cities.

Highlights

  • Ko Pha Ngan - an island in southeast Thailand, known for its monthly all-night Full Moon Party.
  • Bottle Island - one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in Thailand with a few resorts.
  • Bangkok khlongs - the narrow river canals of Bangkok that are best explored by long-tail boats.
  • Erawan Falls National Park - located in northwest Bangkok, this park is renowned for the seven-tiered Erawan Falls.
  • Bridge over the River Kwai - the start of the infamous World War II Death Railway to Burma in Kanchanaburi.
  • Chiang Mai - a city that was the capital of the independent Lanna Kingdom until 1558.
  • Railay - a large peninsula between Krabi and Ao Nang, accessible only by boat due to the high limestone cliffs.
  • Pai - a town in the valley of the banks of Pai River, with hot springs, waterfalls and gorges.

Tips

  • To taste authentic Thai food, you should eat from the local markets or street stalls.
  • If you want to interact with the locals, try and learn some simple Thai phrases.
  • Master the art of bargaining when shopping in the local markets.
  • Look after your valuables and keep an eye out for pickpockets in busy areas.
  • Don't touch Thai people on their heads and be careful where you point your feet.
  • It is a criminal offence to disrespect the royal family in any way.
  • At the beach, public nudity or topless sunbathing is frowned upon.
  • Only eat food that is served piping hot, and avoid salads and peeled fruit.

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