Thailand Tours

From idyllic beaches to lush hillside villages and vibrant cities, Thailand has it all! Discover the 'Land of Smiles' with Travel Talk on a guided tour that uncovers the heart, culture, cuisines, and traditions of Thailand. Wander the bustling street food markets of Bangkok. Uncover the rich history that surrounds the breath-taking River Kwai. Play with majestic elephants in Chiang Mai and marvel at dazzling temples, golden Buddhas and ancient ruins that have withstood the test of time. Travel Talk Thailand tours include 4-star accommodation, private transfers, amazing sights and included activities to ensure you're in for an unforgettable Thailand experience!
From idyllic beaches to lush hillside villages and vibrant cities, Thailand has it all! Discover the 'Land of Smiles' with Travel Talk on a guided tour that uncovers the heart, culture, cuisines, and traditions of Thailand. Wander the bustling street food markets of Bangkok. Uncover the rich history that surrounds the breath-taking River Kwai. Play with majestic elephants in Chiang Mai and marvel at dazzling temples, golden Buddhas and ancient ruins that have withstood the test of time. Travel Talk Thailand tours include 4-star accommodation, private transfers, amazing sights and included activities to ensure you're in for an unforgettable Thailand experience!

Our Thailand Trips

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Charming Thailand

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Best of Thailand & Vietnam

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Amazing Vietnam & Cambodia and Thailand ends Chiang Mai

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Ultimate Vietnam & Cambodia & Thailand ends Chiang Mai

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Thailand Accommodation

Please find below the 4 Star hotels used on our Thailand trips. All accommodation is carefully hand-selected to satisfy our standards in terms of quality, authenticity and location for you to enjoy a comfortable and unforgettable holiday. (Hotels with similar ratings may be used depending on availability and group size)

FURAMAXCLUSIVE SATHORN
Bangkok
4 Star

Furama Xclusive Sathorn, Bangkok is located in the heart of Silom. The hotel is conveniently situated and at the same time, offers serenity with its location just off the main road.

FELIX RIVER KWAI RESORT
Kanchanaburi
4 Star

Felix River Kwai is the legendary riverside garden retreat of Kanchanaburi, built with local hard redwoods, mountainous rocks and terracotta tiles sealed to create a comfortable homey ambience.

PATTARA RESORT & SPA
Phitsanulok
4 Star

Pattara Resort and Spa is the first and only resort in the center of Phitsanulok. It's rooms are surrounded in nature with a private atmosphere. Every room can access to the infinite swimming pool.

LALUNA HOTEL & RESORT
Chiang Rai
4 Star

Laluna stands apart from the crowd with a unique feel. A collection of 79 spacious bungalows hidden away from the main road and nestled within a tropical paradise.

MOVENPICK SURIWONGSE
Chiang Mai
4 Star

Discover Thailand’s breath-taking north at Mövenpick Suriwongse, where the warmth of local traditions combines with quality. Situated in the heart of city, a few steps from the famous Night Bazaar.

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Thailand Travel Guide

Be sure to pack your swimsuits, one thing is for certain in Thailand, the heat! With a tropical humid climate and an average temperature of 27°C year round, you’re guaranteed warm weather any time of the year. Thailand has two distinct seasons, rainy season and dry season. The best time to visit Thailand is generally between December to April when the weather is the driest and you can expect up to 9 hours of sunshine a day! January is considered the least humid with February and March generally the driest and sunniest months, and April the hottest. Although it’s technically winter between mid-November and January, you can expect clear skies and sunshine with highs around 30-32 °C and lows around 20-22 °C. Between June and October, monsoon season affects the southwest, central and northern areas of the country and between October and December, monsoon season affects the southeastern parts of the country. The wettest month on average throughout the country is October, but you can still expect to feel the tropical heat year round.
We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Thailand and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand Please note that passport holders of some nationalities may need to abide by entry and exit regulations which restrict the cities in which one can enter or exit Thailand. We recommend all travellers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia - https://www.smartraveller.gov.au Canada - https://travel.gc.ca/ New Zealand - https://www.safetravel.govt.nz USA - https://travel.state.gov/
If you are staying in Thailand for 30 days or less and you hold the passport of one of the 64 countries listed, including UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada, you will be granted a visa exemption on arrival. Please check the official Thai Visa website for the list countries, as it may be updated from time to time. For all other nationalities, or if you intend to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days, you can apply for an E visa here: https://thaievisa.go.th. This information is provided as guidance only. Travel Talk strongly advises to consult your travel agent or national embassy before travelling, as visa information can change at any time with little notice. It is your responsibility to prepare all necessary visa documents before travelling.
Thailand isn’t nicknamed the Land of Smiles for no reason! Besides Thailand definitely putting a smile on your face with the natural beauty, nightlife, food, shopping and entertainment, the warm and welcoming locals is the main reason Thailand deserves this nickname. A combination of various local rituals, along with Buddist values and oriental traditions plays a significant role in shaping the modern culture of Thailand. Theravada Buddhism is the main religion in Thailand and remains a strong element in Thai culture. A key Thai value that stands out and has remained constant throughout history is family. Family almost always comes first and there is a much greater emphasis placed on extended family than typically in western countries. Status is another aspect of Thai culture that is of high importance as well as manners and respect. Besides the stunning scenery and delicious food, the diversity, uniqueness and values of Thai culture makes it difficult to not love Thailand. One thing is for certain, once you set foot in the Land of Smiles, you’ll find it difficult to wipe the smile off your face.
The gastronomic adventure that Thailand offers is definitely one of the most appealing aspects to visit Thailand. Although pad thai and green curry are the most well known and staples at any Thai restaurant, Thai cuisine is hugely diverse. The food varies from region to region as a result of variations in landscape and ethnic diversity across the country. Thai food is the perfect combination of sour, sweet, salty and spicy flavours and is one of the world’s most popular cuisines for good reason! Sampling the delicious street food at the lively markets is one of the must-dos in Thailand. From the authentic soups, noodles, curries and rice dishes, as well as the variety of exotic tropical fruits, Thailand will no doubt have your mouth watering! In terms of drink, you’ll find Singha and Chang beer available everywhere and these popular Thai beers are likely to only set you back $1-2 USD. Cha Yen is a popular non alcoholic drink that is a mix of tea and sweetened condensed milk as well as Namtan Sot, which is pressed from sugarcane and is a refreshing sweet drink also widely popular in Thailand. One thing is for certain in Thailand, your taste buds are in for a treat!
Thailand certainly has no shortage of markets to not only experience the true excitement and hustle and bustle of Thailand, but to also find some incredible steals and discount shopping. From unique handcrafted goods, clothing tailors, cheerful vendors and a wide array of fake designer goods, you’ll want to make sure you arrive with plenty of space in your suitcase for some great finds! With markets around every corner in big cities, you can’t go to Thailand without experiencing one. Be sure to brush up on your bartering skills as well, haggling is all part of the fun and experience!
From three day long water fights to millions of lanterns being released in the sky, Thailand has an array of exciting and unique festivals for you to experience. Renowned for throwing colourful, eccentric, and beautiful festivals, it's no wonder you’ll find locals and tourists flocking from far and wide to experience the many different celebrations. Songkran: A three day long water festival throughout the country in mid-April that brings in the Thai New Year by having Thailand’s most sacred temples overflow with people who perform a ritual cleansing of the Buddha statues. Afterwards you’ll find Thais of all ages out on the streets soaking each other with water pistols and balloons. The best locations to take part in the festivities is Chiang Mai and Bangkok, with the most sacred temples to witness the rituals being Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Be sure to have your water gun ready for three days of water fun out in the Thai streets. Loi Krathong: Also known as the ‘Festival of Light’, is one of the most stunning and breathtaking festivities as you watch millions of candle lit lanterns fill the sky and woven lotus flowers float down the rivers. It is celebrated on the full moon of the 12th Thai calendar month and can be found across the country, however Chiang Mai offers the most impressive display. This festival is one for the list and an experience you won’t forget.

Thailand Tours - FAQ

If you are staying in Thailand for 30 days or less, you will be granted a visa exemption on arrival provided you have a passport from one of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam, Czech Republic, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Slovak Republic, Slovenia. Please check the official Thai Visa website to double check as this list may change from time to time. For all other nationalities, or if you are planning on staying longer than 30 days, you can apply for an E visa online via https://thaievisa.go.th Passport validity entry requirements: Travellers entering Thailand must carry a passport or travel document valid for at least 60 days from the expiry date of their visa. This information is provided as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.
Yes, all passengers travelling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in any of our tours. Your guide will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip. It is your responsibility to make sure you have an adequate and suitable travel insurance in place. You may read more about this here
Free Wi-Fi is commonly available in airports, hotels, cafes and restaurants in Thai cities, however the quality of connection differs. You can also find plenty of internet cafes in the cities you visit. Make sure to enable data roaming on your mobile if you wish to use 3G/4G, although the connection may be unreliable in some rural areas.
Yes, you should be able to use your mobile phone in Thailand as coverage is generally quite widespread in the country's larger cities and towns but may not be available in rural areas.
The Thai Baht is the currency of Thailand. Please find below approximate prices in USD to give you an idea.
  • Coffee: 25 Baht (0.80 USD)
  • Sandwiches: 30 Baht (0.90 USD)
  • A bottle of beer: 50 Baht (1.50 USD)
  • Water (1.5L): 15 Baht (0.45 USD)
  • Street food: 50 Baht (1.50 USD)
  • Mid-range restaurant meal: 90-150 Baht (2.80- 4.60 USD)
Thailand has a tropical humid climate with two main seasons, rainy and dry season, and warm temperatures throughout the year. The best time to visit Thailand is generally from December to April, when you’ll be guaranteed the most sunshine and with an average temperature of around 32 °C and up to 9 hours of sun a day! January is considered the least humid month and February and March are generally considered the driest and sunniest, with April the hottest. Rainy season varies from region to region in Thailand. Between June and October, monsoon season affects the northern, central and south-western parts of the country. Whereas between October and December, the south-eastern coast of Thailand receives the most rain. October on average is considered the wettest month throughout Thailand. The country’s average temperature year round is warm at 27 °C.
When packing for Thailand, choose loose, breathable clothes, clothes made of lightweight fabrics such as linen and cotton blends. Also take a raincoat and a cardigan/sweatshirt with you if traveling in the wet season. Be sure to also bring clothing appropriate to visit temples that covers your shoulders and knees.
ATMs can be easily found in many places in the cities however are not as common in rural areas. Also not every small shop accepts cards, so you will need to take out cash for smaller expenses.
It is not recommended to drink tap water in Thailand as water quality varies from region to region and there may be harmful bacteria or viruses. Bottled water is commonly available, alternatively you may fill a reusable water bottle or carry water purification tablets with you to reduce your use of plastic.
Although tipping is not mandatory, tips for good services are highly appreciated, especially if you believe the service is good. Your tour guide and crew would be especially appreciative and honoured with gratitude at the end of your tour.
You can join a tour late or miss the Welcome Meeting on Day 1 if you inform us prior to the departure date. Please note that it will be your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to catch up with the group. Please contact us at [email protected] or +44 208 099 9596. For all emergencies, you can contact +44 208 099 7536.
The Thai Baht is the local currency. You can get Baht from ATM's using your debit card or travel card — withdrawing cash on credit card is less favourable. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted except in some small vendors. Avoid changing the bulk of your money at the airport as the exchange rates are usually more favourable in the city. Your tour leader will be pleased to help if you need any assistance.
Good news, there isn’t any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage - usually just for a very short distance.
Of course! We often have solo travellers joining our tours to meet and travel with like-minded adventurers, forming longstanding friendships. We also strive to provide a relaxed and sociable tour experience to allow the group to weld throughout the journey. Solo travellers will be roomed with another solo traveller of the same gender, or can upgrade to a solo room by paying the single supplement.
If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveller of the same gender, you do not need to pay the supplement. However if you would like to stay in a private room for the duration of your tour, there is the option to pay a single supplement. Prices for this vary from tour to tour.
Please contact us with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly: [email protected]
Our tours do not include airfare to/from the destination, and we do not advise on, ticket or sell flights. It is your responsibility to make it to the starting point of your tour on time.
If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. You can leave a comment under the "Notes" section when making an online booking or simply contact us. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options may be limited in the country.

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TRAVEL GUIDE
Best time to visit
Be sure to pack your swimsuits, one thing is for certain in Thailand, the heat! With a tropical humid climate and an average temperature of 27°C year round, you’re guaranteed warm weather any time of the year. Thailand has two distinct seasons, rainy season and dry season. The best time to visit Thailand is generally between December to April when the weather is the driest and you can expect up to 9 hours of sunshine a day! January is considered the least humid with February and March generally the driest and sunniest months, and April the hottest. Although it’s technically winter between mid-November and January, you can expect clear skies and sunshine with highs around 30-32 °C and lows around 20-22 °C. Between June and October, monsoon season affects the southwest, central and northern areas of the country and between October and December, monsoon season affects the southeastern parts of the country. The wettest month on average throughout the country is October, but you can still expect to feel the tropical heat year round.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Travel advice
We closely monitor the latest travel updates to Thailand and follow the advice of the UK Foreign Office. For the latest travel advice from UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand Please note that passport holders of some nationalities may need to abide by entry and exit regulations which restrict the cities in which one can enter or exit Thailand. We recommend all travellers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia - https://www.smartraveller.gov.au Canada - https://travel.gc.ca/ New Zealand - https://www.safetravel.govt.nz USA - https://travel.state.gov/
TRAVEL GUIDE
Visas
If you are staying in Thailand for 30 days or less and you hold the passport of one of the 64 countries listed, including UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada, you will be granted a visa exemption on arrival. Please check the official Thai Visa website for the list countries, as it may be updated from time to time. For all other nationalities, or if you intend to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days, you can apply for an E visa here: https://thaievisa.go.th. This information is provided as guidance only. Travel Talk strongly advises to consult your travel agent or national embassy before travelling, as visa information can change at any time with little notice. It is your responsibility to prepare all necessary visa documents before travelling.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Culture
Thailand isn’t nicknamed the Land of Smiles for no reason! Besides Thailand definitely putting a smile on your face with the natural beauty, nightlife, food, shopping and entertainment, the warm and welcoming locals is the main reason Thailand deserves this nickname. A combination of various local rituals, along with Buddist values and oriental traditions plays a significant role in shaping the modern culture of Thailand. Theravada Buddhism is the main religion in Thailand and remains a strong element in Thai culture. A key Thai value that stands out and has remained constant throughout history is family. Family almost always comes first and there is a much greater emphasis placed on extended family than typically in western countries. Status is another aspect of Thai culture that is of high importance as well as manners and respect. Besides the stunning scenery and delicious food, the diversity, uniqueness and values of Thai culture makes it difficult to not love Thailand. One thing is for certain, once you set foot in the Land of Smiles, you’ll find it difficult to wipe the smile off your face.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Eating and drinking
The gastronomic adventure that Thailand offers is definitely one of the most appealing aspects to visit Thailand. Although pad thai and green curry are the most well known and staples at any Thai restaurant, Thai cuisine is hugely diverse. The food varies from region to region as a result of variations in landscape and ethnic diversity across the country. Thai food is the perfect combination of sour, sweet, salty and spicy flavours and is one of the world’s most popular cuisines for good reason! Sampling the delicious street food at the lively markets is one of the must-dos in Thailand. From the authentic soups, noodles, curries and rice dishes, as well as the variety of exotic tropical fruits, Thailand will no doubt have your mouth watering! In terms of drink, you’ll find Singha and Chang beer available everywhere and these popular Thai beers are likely to only set you back $1-2 USD. Cha Yen is a popular non alcoholic drink that is a mix of tea and sweetened condensed milk as well as Namtan Sot, which is pressed from sugarcane and is a refreshing sweet drink also widely popular in Thailand. One thing is for certain in Thailand, your taste buds are in for a treat!
TRAVEL GUIDE
Shopping
Thailand certainly has no shortage of markets to not only experience the true excitement and hustle and bustle of Thailand, but to also find some incredible steals and discount shopping. From unique handcrafted goods, clothing tailors, cheerful vendors and a wide array of fake designer goods, you’ll want to make sure you arrive with plenty of space in your suitcase for some great finds! With markets around every corner in big cities, you can’t go to Thailand without experiencing one. Be sure to brush up on your bartering skills as well, haggling is all part of the fun and experience!
TRAVEL GUIDE
Festivals and events
From three day long water fights to millions of lanterns being released in the sky, Thailand has an array of exciting and unique festivals for you to experience. Renowned for throwing colourful, eccentric, and beautiful festivals, it's no wonder you’ll find locals and tourists flocking from far and wide to experience the many different celebrations. Songkran: A three day long water festival throughout the country in mid-April that brings in the Thai New Year by having Thailand’s most sacred temples overflow with people who perform a ritual cleansing of the Buddha statues. Afterwards you’ll find Thais of all ages out on the streets soaking each other with water pistols and balloons. The best locations to take part in the festivities is Chiang Mai and Bangkok, with the most sacred temples to witness the rituals being Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Be sure to have your water gun ready for three days of water fun out in the Thai streets. Loi Krathong: Also known as the ‘Festival of Light’, is one of the most stunning and breathtaking festivities as you watch millions of candle lit lanterns fill the sky and woven lotus flowers float down the rivers. It is celebrated on the full moon of the 12th Thai calendar month and can be found across the country, however Chiang Mai offers the most impressive display. This festival is one for the list and an experience you won’t forget.
HIGHLIGHTS
Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand’s famous capital, also known as a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds it's network of canals.
HIGHLIGHTS
Kanchanaburi
Lying at the source of the Mae Klong River, the majestic bodies of water in Kanchanaburi are among the most spectacular defining characteristics of the town.
HIGHLIGHTS
War Cemetery & Museum
Designed by Colin St Clair Oakes and maintained by the Commonwealth Commission. There are 6,982 buried there, mostly Australian, British, and Dutch.
HIGHLIGHTS
River Kwai
This river used to be the upper section of the Mae Klong River, however, in the 1960s, this river was named the Khwae Yai River meaning 'Big River.'
HIGHLIGHTS
River Kwai Bridge
This steel bridge is one of the important historical landmarks and memorials in Thailand. It is a symbol of the province and is a recommended place in Kanchanaburi.
HIGHLIGHTS
Ayutthaya
The history of Ayutthaya dates back to the supposed foundation in 1350, although some temples in the marvelous ancient city have been known to exist before then.
HIGHLIGHTS
Lopburi
Lopburi is a province in the central region of Thailand. The province is divided into 11 administrative districts, and Mueang Lopburi District is the capital.
HIGHLIGHTS
Phitsanulok
The ancient city of Phitsanulok has a long history dating back to the Khmer era, generally called “Muaeng Song Kwae” with reference to the two rivers passing through it.
HIGHLIGHTS
Sukhothai
A town founded in the 13th century on the fringe of the Khmer empire. The exact year is unknown, but according to the Fine Arts Office it was between 1238 and 1257.
HIGHLIGHTS
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples, including the 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang.
HIGHLIGHTS
Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai is an idyllic town famous for its magnificently ornate White and Blue Temples. It also has a taste of indigenous culture with the cozy Akha Village.
HIGHLIGHTS
Wat Rong Khun
Wat Rong Khun, perhaps better known to foreigners as the White Temple, is a privately owned art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist temple in Chiang Rai Province.
HIGHLIGHTS
Wat Rong Suea Ten
The Blue Temple is immediately recognizable for its brilliant shade of rich sapphire. The temple walls, roof, and surrounding statues are all covered in this gorgeous hue.
HIGHLIGHTS
Akha Village
The Akha are an ethnic group who live in small villages at heights in the mountains, they made their way from China into Southeast Asia during the early 20th century.
HIGHLIGHTS
Elephant EcoValley
That might happen to you, too! Experience elephants up-close while feeding and bathing them. Learn about herbal treatments and make their vitamin balls.
HIGHLIGHTS
Wat Doi Suthep
It's a Theravada Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. The temple is often referred to as "Doi Suthep", although this is actually the name of the mountain where it's located.
ACCOMMODATION
Bangkok
FURAMAXCLUSIVE SATHORN
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Kanchanaburi
FELIX RIVER KWAI RESORT
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Phitsanulok
PATTARA RESORT & SPA
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Chiang Rai
LALUNA HOTEL & RESORT
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Chiang Mai
MOVENPICK SURIWONGSE
4 Star
F.A.Q.
Do I need a visa to enter Thailand?
If you are staying in Thailand for 30 days or less, you will be granted a visa exemption on arrival provided you have a passport from one of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Poland, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam, Czech Republic, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Slovak Republic, Slovenia. Please check the official Thai Visa website to double check as this list may change from time to time. For all other nationalities, or if you are planning on staying longer than 30 days, you can apply for an E visa online via https://thaievisa.go.th Passport validity entry requirements: Travellers entering Thailand must carry a passport or travel document valid for at least 60 days from the expiry date of their visa. This information is provided as a guidance, we strongly advise that you check with the consulate or embassy as this information can change at any time and with little notice. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the required travel documents are ready when travelling.
F.A.Q.
Do I need to purchase travel insurance to travel to Thailand?
Yes, all passengers travelling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in any of our tours. Your guide will collect your travel insurance details on the first day of your trip. It is your responsibility to make sure you have an adequate and suitable travel insurance in place. You may read more about this here
F.A.Q.
What is internet access like in Thailand?
Free Wi-Fi is commonly available in airports, hotels, cafes and restaurants in Thai cities, however the quality of connection differs. You can also find plenty of internet cafes in the cities you visit. Make sure to enable data roaming on your mobile if you wish to use 3G/4G, although the connection may be unreliable in some rural areas.
F.A.Q.
Can I use my mobile while in Thailand?
Yes, you should be able to use your mobile phone in Thailand as coverage is generally quite widespread in the country's larger cities and towns but may not be available in rural areas.
F.A.Q.
How much does it cost for...?
The Thai Baht is the currency of Thailand. Please find below approximate prices in USD to give you an idea.
  • Coffee: 25 Baht (0.80 USD)
  • Sandwiches: 30 Baht (0.90 USD)
  • A bottle of beer: 50 Baht (1.50 USD)
  • Water (1.5L): 15 Baht (0.45 USD)
  • Street food: 50 Baht (1.50 USD)
  • Mid-range restaurant meal: 90-150 Baht (2.80- 4.60 USD)
F.A.Q.
When is the best time to visit Thailand?
Thailand has a tropical humid climate with two main seasons, rainy and dry season, and warm temperatures throughout the year. The best time to visit Thailand is generally from December to April, when you’ll be guaranteed the most sunshine and with an average temperature of around 32 °C and up to 9 hours of sun a day! January is considered the least humid month and February and March are generally considered the driest and sunniest, with April the hottest. Rainy season varies from region to region in Thailand. Between June and October, monsoon season affects the northern, central and south-western parts of the country. Whereas between October and December, the south-eastern coast of Thailand receives the most rain. October on average is considered the wettest month throughout Thailand. The country’s average temperature year round is warm at 27 °C.
F.A.Q.
What to wear in Thailand?
When packing for Thailand, choose loose, breathable clothes, clothes made of lightweight fabrics such as linen and cotton blends. Also take a raincoat and a cardigan/sweatshirt with you if traveling in the wet season. Be sure to also bring clothing appropriate to visit temples that covers your shoulders and knees.
F.A.Q.
What is ATM access like in Thailand?
ATMs can be easily found in many places in the cities however are not as common in rural areas. Also not every small shop accepts cards, so you will need to take out cash for smaller expenses.
F.A.Q.
Can I drink the tap water in Thailand?
It is not recommended to drink tap water in Thailand as water quality varies from region to region and there may be harmful bacteria or viruses. Bottled water is commonly available, alternatively you may fill a reusable water bottle or carry water purification tablets with you to reduce your use of plastic.
F.A.Q.
Is tipping required in Thailand?
Although tipping is not mandatory, tips for good services are highly appreciated, especially if you believe the service is good. Your tour guide and crew would be especially appreciative and honoured with gratitude at the end of your tour.
F.A.Q.
What if I join the tour late?
You can join a tour late or miss the Welcome Meeting on Day 1 if you inform us prior to the departure date. Please note that it will be your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to catch up with the group. Please contact us at [email protected] or +44 208 099 9596. For all emergencies, you can contact +44 208 099 7536.
F.A.Q.
What currency should I bring?
The Thai Baht is the local currency. You can get Baht from ATM's using your debit card or travel card — withdrawing cash on credit card is less favourable. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted except in some small vendors. Avoid changing the bulk of your money at the airport as the exchange rates are usually more favourable in the city. Your tour leader will be pleased to help if you need any assistance.
F.A.Q.
Is there any luggage restriction?
Good news, there isn’t any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage - usually just for a very short distance.
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Do you have solo travellers on your tours?
Of course! We often have solo travellers joining our tours to meet and travel with like-minded adventurers, forming longstanding friendships. We also strive to provide a relaxed and sociable tour experience to allow the group to weld throughout the journey. Solo travellers will be roomed with another solo traveller of the same gender, or can upgrade to a solo room by paying the single supplement.
F.A.Q.
I'm a solo traveller, do I need to pay the single supplement?
If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveller of the same gender, you do not need to pay the supplement. However if you would like to stay in a private room for the duration of your tour, there is the option to pay a single supplement. Prices for this vary from tour to tour.
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Can I be roomed with my friends?
Please contact us with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly: [email protected]
F.A.Q.
Do you arrange flights?
Our tours do not include airfare to/from the destination, and we do not advise on, ticket or sell flights. It is your responsibility to make it to the starting point of your tour on time.
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Will my dietary requirements be catered for?
If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. You can leave a comment under the "Notes" section when making an online booking or simply contact us. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options may be limited in the country.
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