10 Best Tours in Thailand

Thailand’s Best Tours

The best tours in Thailand have been selected from across the whole country. From picture-postcard beauty to time honoured traditions, we have tries to give you a snapshot of some of the finest tours available in Thailand. Ancient ruins, ornate temples, mesmerizing scenery, and mouth-watering food—everything you could possibly want can truly be found in Thailand. Whether you want to marvel at the Grand Palace of Bangkok, wander the markets of Chiang Mai, or the explore limestone islands off the coast of Phuket, there's a tour to please every type of traveller.

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    In Bangkok, embark on a tour to the magnificent Grand Palace, one of the most iconic temples in all of Thailand. Here, at the former home of the King of Siam, stroll through the gilded interiors and manicured gardens of the enormous complex. Stop to see the 2-foot-tall (61-m) Emerald Buddha, which sits atop an elaborate gold altar. After the temple, make your way to the Gems Gallery, where you're given free time to shop for a brightly hued stone to take home as a souvenir. Read More...

    From Phuket, hop aboard a boat for a journey to the Similan Islands in the Andaman Sea. This spectacular spot not only boasts postcard-worthy scenery but some of the best diving and snorkelling sites in the world. Travel between the islands, stopping at a number of different bays to swim among vibrant coral, blue-spotted stingrays, and schools of tropical fish. When you've worked up an appetite, feast on a lunch of Thai classics while relaxing on the serene beach of Princess Bay. Spend the rest of the afternoon snorkelling at the islands' other top spots before heading back to Phuket. Read More...

    Devote an entire day to exploring the natural wonders of Mu Ko Ang Thong National Pak, a virtually untouched marine preserve made up of 42 islands in the Gulf of Thailand. From Koh Samui, feel the gentle breeze as you cruise on a boat between the various islands. At each location, jump at the chance to partake in activities that include snorkelling the colourful reefs, venturing inside magical caves, and relaxing on the warm, white sand. Tuck into a tasty Thai lunch and then use the rest of the afternoon to swim, snorkel, kayak, or sunbathe to your heart's content. Read More...

    Surround yourself with the breathtaking beauty of the Phi Phi Islands, a jaw-dropping destination made famous by the film The Beach. Located southeast of Phuket in Maya Bay, the getaway offers a picturesque atmosphere filled with verdant hills, towering cliffs, pristine beaches, and sparkling lagoons. On a speedboat, go sightseeing around the islands and take advantage of an insider's knowledge on the best places to go snorkelling to avoid the crowds. Read More...

    Sitting on the northwest corner of the Gulf of Thailand, the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan is home to one of the county's best attractions for animal lovers. From Hua Hin, follow a private guide to Kui Buri National Park to encounter friendly elephants in their natural habitat. Watch as more than 300 of the gentle creatures—Thailand's national animal—eat, play, and bathe while you keep your eyes peeled for sights of other animals including the Malaysian tapir and the barking deer. Read More...

    Immerse yourself in the culture of Northern Thailand on a full-day tour in Chiang Mai. With a friendly local leading the way, get a feel for the traditions and hospitality of the region as you admire the scenery from the Mai Ping River, spend time with a family on their farm, and browse the handmade goods at an art gallery. Later, climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage for a tour among the temple ruins of the ancient city of Wiang Kim Kahn. End the day with a family-style khantoke dinner, complete with a performance by elegant costumed dancers. Read More...

    Uncover the otherworldly limestone caves that exist throughout Phang Nga Bay off the coast of Phuket. Led by a knowledgeable guide, learn about the caves' discovery in 1989 as you sail the emerald-green water in an inflatable canoe. Duck under low-hanging ledges, admire views of the stunning karsts, and keep an eye out for the intrepid macaque monkeys and bright blue kingfishers that call the area home. Back on a motorized boat, dig into a delicious seafood dinner before exploring your last cave at twilight. Read More...

    From Chiang Mai, travel further north into the mountainous district of Chiang Rai. Discover the scenic beauty of the region as you stop to unwind at the Mae Khajan Hot Springs and interact with the locals in the hill-tribe villages of Yao and Akha. After a break for a traditional Thai lunch, you reach Chiang Rai, an area known as the Golden Triangle due to its shape made from the borders of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos. Enjoy time to watch the flowing waters of the intersecting rivers and marvel at the intricate all-white architecture of the Rong Khun Temple. Read More...

    Across the gulf outside Pattaya City, feel the rush of adrenaline as you get a bird's-eye view of the lush tropical landscape of the region. At the Flight of the Gibbon, you can coast over the rainforest canopy on a thrilling course featuring 17 ziplines, wobbly sky bridges, and wooden stairs. After your adventure, visit the Khao Kheow Zoo to spot African animals from an open-sided tram. Refuel with a well-earned Thai lunch before making the return trip to Pattaya. Read More...

    Head out of Bangkok for 2 days to explore Kanchanaburi, a city with a strong and sombre history tying back to World War II. Visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, where nearly 7,000 prisoners of war are buried, and the infamous bridge that inspired the wartime film The Bridge on the River Kwai. On a train, ride over an original railway built by Allied POWs, and later pay your respects at the site of the Hellfire Pass, where harsh conditions led to the deaths of the soldiers who were forced to construct it. Read More...

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