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

Trip Style: Classic, Short Break

Thailand West Coast – Bangkok to Phuket

8 Days

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$1954

$782

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Thailand Southern Coast – Bangkok to Krabi

8 Days

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$2206

$882

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Charming Thailand

8 Days

5

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$1717

$687

best time to visit Thailand

Trip Style: Classic, Short Break

Best of Thailand

9 Days

4.8

9 reviews

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$2108

$843

Trip Style: Classic, Short Break

Charming Thailand and Southern Coast

15 Days

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$3603

$1441

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Charming Thailand and West Coast

15 Days

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$3351

$1340

best time to visit vietnam

Trip Style: In-Depth Explorer, Overland

Best of Thailand & Vietnam

15 Days

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$3239

$1620

Trip Style: Classic, Overland

Amazing Vietnam & Cambodia and Thailand ends Chiang Mai

15 Days

5

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$3309

$1324

Trip Style: Classic, Overland

Amazing Vietnam & Cambodia & Thailand ends Bangkok

16 Days

5

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$3701

$1480

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)

Grand Mercure Atrium
Bangkok
4 Star

Grand Mercure Atrium is located in the heart of dazzling Bangkok. The hotel is conveniently situated and at the same time, offers serenity with its outdoor pool & weel-being center.

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.

Centara Riverside Hotel
Chiang Mai
4 Star

Discover Thailand’s breath-taking north at Centara Riverside Hotel, where the warmth of local traditions combines with quality. The hotel is situated in the heart of the city, only a few steps from Ping River.

Thailand Sights Map

Thailand Tours Guidebook

Best Time to Visit Thailand

Find our seasonal breakdown in detail for the best time to visit Thailand. The best time to visit Thailand is during the cool and dry season from November to early March. During this period, Thailand experiences pleasant weather with milder temperatures and lower humidity, making it perfect for exploring the bustling cities, idyllic islands, and cultural sites. This season is ideal for outdoor activities like trekking, diving, and temple visits, and it coincides with numerous festivals and celebrations, such as the lively Loy Krathong and the Thai New Year, Songkran. Why You Should Visit Thailand: Thailand is a captivating destination that offers a myriad of reasons to visit. One of the primary draws is its stunning natural beauty, from the pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters of its islands to the lush jungles and towering limestone karsts of places like Krabi and Phang Nga Bay. Whether you're seeking relaxation on palm-fringed shores, thrilling adventures in the wild, or a serene escape into nature, Thailand's diverse landscapes cater to a wide range of interests.

Best Places to Visit in Thailand

Thailand offers a wealth of remarkable destinations to explore. Visit our best places to visit in Thailand page to read about all the fascinating places visited on our tours. Thailand boasts a plethora of captivating destinations that cater to a wide range of interests and preferences. Bangkok, the vibrant capital, is often the first stop for many travelers. The city is a bustling metropolis with a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. You can explore historic temples like Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, indulge in a shopping spree at bustling markets, and savor delectable street food. Bangkok's vibrant street life and cultural attractions offer a dynamic introduction to the country. In northern Thailand, Chiang Mai stands as a cultural gem. This charming city is surrounded by lush mountains and is renowned for its ancient temples, including Wat Phra Singh and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Chiang Mai is also a gateway to outdoor adventures, such as trekking in the surrounding hills and engaging with local hill tribes. To the south, the tropical paradise of Phuket and its neighboring islands offer sun-soaked beaches, pristine waters, and a vibrant nightlife scene. From the beautiful Railay Beach in Krabi to the tranquil Phi Phi Islands, these destinations are perfect for beach lovers and water enthusiasts. The diverse landscapes, rich culture, and serene islands of Thailand ensure there's something for every type of traveler to explore and enjoy.

Thailand Travel Advice

Read through our Thailand travel advice in detail and make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trips to Thailand. Most nationalities are granted a 30-day tourist visa exemption when arriving by air and 15-day visa exemption when entering by land. Be sure to check the specific visa requirements for your nationality on the official website of the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date from Thailand. You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins.

Culture

Visit our Thai culture page to read about the fascinating culture of Thai: eating & drinking, crafts, shopping, religion, etiquette, festivals and more. Thai culture is a captivating blend of ancient traditions, diverse customs, and a strong sense of community. Central to Thai culture is the concept of "sanuk," which translates to "fun" or "pleasure." This spirit of enjoyment is evident in the country's vibrant festivals, lively street markets, and the warm hospitality extended to both locals and visitors. Thai people are known for their friendly and welcoming nature, which is a reflection of their cultural values. Respect for elders, known as "phrakhun," is a fundamental aspect of Thai society, and this reverence for wisdom and experience is deeply ingrained in daily life. Buddhism plays a pivotal role in Thai culture, with the majority of the population practicing Theravada Buddhism. This influence is visible in the numerous temples, or "wats," scattered across the country, each showcasing stunning architecture and intricate religious art. Thai customs, such as the traditional "wai" greeting, where one places their hands in a prayer-like gesture, and the practice of removing shoes before entering homes and temples, reflect the culture's respect for humility and modesty. Thailand's festivals, including Songkran (Thai New Year), Loy Krathong, and the annual Rocket Festival, offer a colorful tapestry of cultural celebrations. Whether it's the aroma of street food wafting through bustling markets, the intricate artistry of traditional dance, or the serene ambiance of a Buddhist temple, Thai culture is an enchanting journey that offers a blend of tradition, spirituality, and joyful living.

Thai Food

Visit our Thai Food page to read more about the delicious local cuisine, find must-try dishes and beverages on your journey. Read articles about the diverse Thai cuisine from fellow foodies and seasoned travellers. Thai cuisine is a culinary treasure trove renowned for its vibrant flavors, aromatic herbs, and diverse range of dishes. It embodies a harmonious balance of sweet, sour, spicy, and salty tastes, making each bite an explosion of flavor. At the heart of Thai cuisine is the ubiquitous rice, typically served as fragrant jasmine rice, sticky rice, or in the form of rice noodles. Classic Thai dishes include Pad Thai, a stir-fried noodle dish, and Green Curry, a creamy, spicy delight made with coconut milk, herbs, and meat or vegetables. The use of fresh ingredients like lemongrass, galangal, cilantro, and Thai basil adds a unique depth to the cuisine's distinctive taste. Street food is an integral part of Thai culinary culture, and bustling markets are a sensory delight with a dizzying array of choices. From spicy papaya salad (Som Tam) to skewered satay, Thai street food is not only delicious but also a delightful reflection of local life. Seafood enthusiasts will revel in the abundance of fresh catches along the coastal areas. Tom Yum soup, a spicy and tangy broth with shrimp or other seafood, is a favorite. Additionally, the colorful fruit stalls offer tropical treats like mango sticky rice and freshly sliced pineapple, providing a refreshing finish to a Thai feast. The culinary journey in Thailand is a continuous exploration of mouthwatering dishes, a testament to the nation's rich food culture and creativity in the kitchen.

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. When visiting temples there is a strict dress code, so be sure to cover your shoulders and knees with loose-fitting such as long pants and shirts.
Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in Thailand, but cash is a must for many purchases. Be sure to exchange money when you arrive at the airport, as USD is not accepted anywhere. ATMs are common.
It is NOT safe 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. You can brush your teeth with tap water as long as you don’t swallow the water.
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.
The baggage allowance for the flights within this tour, 1 checked luggage up to 20kg and 1 hand carry on up to 7kg.
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.
You can bring a small backpack for a day's use to carry your personal items for the trip. We recommend bringing sunscreen and insect repellent.
Thailand is relatively safe countries to travel to. The main source of income is tourism.

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Best time to visit Thailand

Best Time to Visit Thailand

Find our seasonal breakdown in detail for the best time to visit Thailand. The best time to visit Thailand is during the cool and dry season from November to early March. During this period, Thailand experiences pleasant weather with milder temperatures and lower humidity, making it perfect for exploring the bustling cities, idyllic islands, and cultural sites. This season is ideal for outdoor activities like trekking, diving, and temple visits, and it coincides with numerous festivals and celebrations, such as the lively Loy Krathong and the Thai New Year, Songkran. Why You Should Visit Thailand: Thailand is a captivating destination that offers a myriad of reasons to visit. One of the primary draws is its stunning natural beauty, from the pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters of its islands to the lush jungles and towering limestone karsts of places like Krabi and Phang Nga Bay. Whether you're seeking relaxation on palm-fringed shores, thrilling adventures in the wild, or a serene escape into nature, Thailand's diverse landscapes cater to a wide range of interests.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Best places to visit in Thailand

Best Places to Visit in Thailand

Thailand offers a wealth of remarkable destinations to explore. Visit our best places to visit in Thailand page to read about all the fascinating places visited on our tours. Thailand boasts a plethora of captivating destinations that cater to a wide range of interests and preferences. Bangkok, the vibrant capital, is often the first stop for many travelers. The city is a bustling metropolis with a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. You can explore historic temples like Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, indulge in a shopping spree at bustling markets, and savor delectable street food. Bangkok's vibrant street life and cultural attractions offer a dynamic introduction to the country. In northern Thailand, Chiang Mai stands as a cultural gem. This charming city is surrounded by lush mountains and is renowned for its ancient temples, including Wat Phra Singh and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Chiang Mai is also a gateway to outdoor adventures, such as trekking in the surrounding hills and engaging with local hill tribes. To the south, the tropical paradise of Phuket and its neighboring islands offer sun-soaked beaches, pristine waters, and a vibrant nightlife scene. From the beautiful Railay Beach in Krabi to the tranquil Phi Phi Islands, these destinations are perfect for beach lovers and water enthusiasts. The diverse landscapes, rich culture, and serene islands of Thailand ensure there's something for every type of traveler to explore and enjoy.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Travel advice

Thailand Travel Advice

Read through our Thailand travel advice in detail and make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trips to Thailand. Most nationalities are granted a 30-day tourist visa exemption when arriving by air and 15-day visa exemption when entering by land. Be sure to check the specific visa requirements for your nationality on the official website of the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended departure date from Thailand. You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Culture

Culture

Visit our Thai culture page to read about the fascinating culture of Thai: eating & drinking, crafts, shopping, religion, etiquette, festivals and more. Thai culture is a captivating blend of ancient traditions, diverse customs, and a strong sense of community. Central to Thai culture is the concept of "sanuk," which translates to "fun" or "pleasure." This spirit of enjoyment is evident in the country's vibrant festivals, lively street markets, and the warm hospitality extended to both locals and visitors. Thai people are known for their friendly and welcoming nature, which is a reflection of their cultural values. Respect for elders, known as "phrakhun," is a fundamental aspect of Thai society, and this reverence for wisdom and experience is deeply ingrained in daily life. Buddhism plays a pivotal role in Thai culture, with the majority of the population practicing Theravada Buddhism. This influence is visible in the numerous temples, or "wats," scattered across the country, each showcasing stunning architecture and intricate religious art. Thai customs, such as the traditional "wai" greeting, where one places their hands in a prayer-like gesture, and the practice of removing shoes before entering homes and temples, reflect the culture's respect for humility and modesty. Thailand's festivals, including Songkran (Thai New Year), Loy Krathong, and the annual Rocket Festival, offer a colorful tapestry of cultural celebrations. Whether it's the aroma of street food wafting through bustling markets, the intricate artistry of traditional dance, or the serene ambiance of a Buddhist temple, Thai culture is an enchanting journey that offers a blend of tradition, spirituality, and joyful living.
TRAVEL GUIDE
Food

Thai Food

Visit our Thai Food page to read more about the delicious local cuisine, find must-try dishes and beverages on your journey. Read articles about the diverse Thai cuisine from fellow foodies and seasoned travellers. Thai cuisine is a culinary treasure trove renowned for its vibrant flavors, aromatic herbs, and diverse range of dishes. It embodies a harmonious balance of sweet, sour, spicy, and salty tastes, making each bite an explosion of flavor. At the heart of Thai cuisine is the ubiquitous rice, typically served as fragrant jasmine rice, sticky rice, or in the form of rice noodles. Classic Thai dishes include Pad Thai, a stir-fried noodle dish, and Green Curry, a creamy, spicy delight made with coconut milk, herbs, and meat or vegetables. The use of fresh ingredients like lemongrass, galangal, cilantro, and Thai basil adds a unique depth to the cuisine's distinctive taste. Street food is an integral part of Thai culinary culture, and bustling markets are a sensory delight with a dizzying array of choices. From spicy papaya salad (Som Tam) to skewered satay, Thai street food is not only delicious but also a delightful reflection of local life. Seafood enthusiasts will revel in the abundance of fresh catches along the coastal areas. Tom Yum soup, a spicy and tangy broth with shrimp or other seafood, is a favorite. Additionally, the colorful fruit stalls offer tropical treats like mango sticky rice and freshly sliced pineapple, providing a refreshing finish to a Thai feast. The culinary journey in Thailand is a continuous exploration of mouthwatering dishes, a testament to the nation's rich food culture and creativity in the kitchen.
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
Grand Mercure Atrium
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
Centara Riverside Hotel
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. When visiting temples there is a strict dress code, so be sure to cover your shoulders and knees with loose-fitting such as long pants and shirts.
F.A.Q.
What is ATM access like in Thailand?
Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in Thailand, but cash is a must for many purchases. Be sure to exchange money when you arrive at the airport, as USD is not accepted anywhere. ATMs are common.
F.A.Q.
Can I drink the tap water in Thailand?
It is NOT safe 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. You can brush your teeth with tap water as long as you don’t swallow the water.
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.
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Is there any luggage restriction?
The baggage allowance for the flights within this tour, 1 checked luggage up to 20kg and 1 hand carry on up to 7kg.
F.A.Q.
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.
F.A.Q.
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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What to bring to Thailand?
You can bring a small backpack for a day's use to carry your personal items for the trip. We recommend bringing sunscreen and insect repellent.
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Is it safe to travel to Thailand?
Thailand is relatively safe countries to travel to. The main source of income is tourism.
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