Thailand is a Southeast Asian country bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea. While it is surrounded by countries which were one time French and British footholds, it has remained its own kingdom, retaining its cultural uniqueness.
Thailand is known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples. The capital is Bangkok, an ultramodern cityscape next to quiet canal side communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and Wat Phra Kaew (The Emerald Buddha). The hill country of the North includes the cities of Chiang Mai and further north Chiang Rai where where travelers can visit elephant sanctuaries, bike through small villages, shop in lively local markets, hike to waterfalls, kayak in lakes and enjoy a variety of inexpensive massages and spa treatments. To the South are lovely beaches and island resorts.
What’s To Love in Thailand
Sample the amazing food with a tuk-tuk foodie tour through the neighborhoods of Bangkok.
Join the chaos as colorfully clad merchants paddle along congested canals in canoes laden with fresh fruit, vegetables, meals and trinkets to sell to shoppers on the canal banks or on passing boats.
Partake in a truly unique and surreal experience - the giving of alms. Each morning before dawn, monks wearing saffron robes walk quietly along the streets carrying bowls to receive rice ball donations from bystanders.
Be Keeper for a Day
A number of elephant sanctuaries offer visitors the opportunity to learn about elephant rescue and care. Spend a half day working with the staff on feeding, bathing and walking these magnificent creatures.
Find Your Inner Buddha
Visit the temples and palaces of Ayutthaya the second capital of Siam from 1350-1767. Despite being attacked during the 18th century the surviving ruins stand as a testament to the glory of this once magnificent city.
See How the Kings Lived
The Grand Palace in Bangkok is an architectural wonder of golden stupas, walls and pillars encrusted in shining and colorful mosaics.
Visit the Countryside
Take a bicycle ride on the quiet country roads, passing paddy fields and orchards under the backdrop of stunning mountains and the lush, exotic forest. Visit local markets and villages in the countryside as you absorb the culture and learn more about the Thai countryside.
Enjoy a half-day immersion into the world of Thai cuisine with a private experience at a cooking school.
Enjoy the lively Chiang Mai Sunday Night Market. The local night market is considered legendary and is certainly one the cheapest places for tourists to shop in Thailand, partly due its close proximity to product sources and its appeal to locals, who come out in droves with their families to enjoy street food, foot and neck massages, libations, music and of course shopping
Chill out at a luxury resort in Ko Samui, Thailand’s second largest island, known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest.
Get the First Class Treatment
Enjoy a massage a day- the choices are innumerable and inexpensive!
Thailand has a hot and humid tropical climate year round. The best time to visit is between November and early April, the dry season where temperatures are in the 80s and 90s.
Typically for the type of Custom Itineraries we build, prices in Thailand can run from $500- $1,000 + USD per person per day, primarily dependent upon destinations, time of year, single or double occupancy, lodging style, and included activities. Quoted Tour prices include accommodations, required regional flights, guides, excursions, entrance fees, ground transfers,and breakfast at hotels.
Tour proposals exclude international flights, travel insurance, and gratuities. Each proposal will detail all inclusions and exclusions for clarity.