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The "Land of Smiles" is one of the jewels of Southeast Asia. Thailand is well-developed and provides all kinds of modern comforts—yet it's also still wild enough to offer off-the-beaten-path adventure and once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences.

 

Whether you visit for the world-class beaches in the south or the mountain villages in the north, Thailand will not disappoint. Thailand is home to some of the world’s most ultra-luxurious resorts including spectacular beach sanctuaries, urban oases and jungle retreats.​ From the bustling, chaotic capital Bangkok to the mountainous charms of Chiang Mai, where ancient temples and quiet monasteries dot the skyline and the all-enveloping rainforest is just a short drive away. To the Pearl of the Andaman, Phuket, the breathtaking islands of Krabi, Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Tao, and much more, there is no end to the superlatives that describe Thailand and this hospitable heart of South East Asia. It’s that strong connection to its Siamese past and Buddhist heritage that makes Thailand simply amazing and you can truly find everything you could wish for under the sun.  Tailor-made with love, your personalized trip to Thailand will be a one-of-a-kind experience crafted just for you.

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Highlights
Bucket list activities
  • Visit Majestic temples – There are over 40,000 Buddhist temples found across the Land of Smiles

  • Be awestruck by the gigantic limestone cliffs around Phuket island

  • Participate in a Thai cookery workshop in Chiang Mai

  • Interact with elephants at an elephant sanctuary – we will make sure it is an ethical sanctuary where you will learn about the Elephants, bathe and feed them

  • Explore Bangkok, one of Asia’s most fascinating cities, with its floating markets and Grand Palace

  • Enjoy a traditional Thai massage

  • Try out the fascinating world of street food to experience the explosion of flavors, smells and colors of one of the best cuisines in the world

  • Ride in Tuk Tuks - a really cool and ideal option to move around

  • Visit the ancient ruins of Prasat Hin Phimai, believed to have been built by king Suriyavarman I during 1002-1050 AD, even before Angkor Wat in Cambodia 

  • Relax on world-class picture-perfect beaches

  • Stay at one the world’s most exclusive resorts

Stunning Beaches

Krabi province is home to some of Thailand's most famous beach destinations—and Railay tops the list as one of the most stunning. Considered by many as one of the best beaches in the country, Railay delivers on promises of white sand, turquoise-blue water, and the feeling that you've found a slice of paradise even before your feet touch the sand. The island can be reached by boat from Krabi town and Ao Nang—and the trip on a long-tail traditional boat is just as magical as what you'll encounter when you reach the shores.

Street Food & Markets

Every Thailand visitor looks forward to cheap and delicious food—and that's exactly what they can find in abundance at Chiang Mai's Sunday Night Walking Street. Vendors sell all kinds of treats here: from the popular pad Thai and chicken satay to samosas, fried bananas, sweet roti, and fresh fruit shakes. Once you've satisfied your culinary cravings, you can peruse hundreds of stalls selling an array of unique goods such as all-natural soaps, hand-dyed textiles bearing the unique patterns of local hill tribes, incense and essential oils, musical instruments, paintings, wall hangings, and more.

Site seeing

Even if your plans for Thailand mainly involve frolicking on a beach and eating as much Massaman curry and pad Thai as humanly possible, you'll probably spend at least a day or two in Bangkok. There are plenty of things to see and do in the capital, but the Grand Palace should definitely be at the top of your list. This is the number one sightseeing attraction in the city, and it's staggering in both historical significance and craftsmanship. The grounds are a maze of royal halls, temples, and ancient relics, the most important being Wat Phra Kaeo (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha), said to hold a fragment of either hair or bone from the enlightened Buddha himself.

Island adventures

The Phi Phi Islands are one of Thailand's most popular resort areas for a reason—the clear blue waters, the soft sand, the breathtaking views that go on forever. You can reach Phi Phi Don—the largest of the islands and the only one permanently inhabited—on a rented kayak or by hiring a small wooden boat to take you here. Perhaps one of the most fun spots on Koh Phi Phi is Monkey Beach, where you'll come face to face, literally, with plenty of macaques ready to steal your lunch.

Long Beach is another nice spot on the island; while not a secluded place where you can hope for privacy, it's great for watching the sunset. If you're lucky and the tide is out, it's a beautiful walk back towards the main part of the island.

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