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Thailand

Overview

  • Flight Time: 11 Hours
  • Time Zone: UTC +7:00
  • Best Time to Travel: March - September

Thailand conjures images of white sand beaches and cerulean waters, peaceful temples, and lush mountain jungles. The unique spirit of the Thai people has named this location the “land of smiles” which will add warmth to any visit.

With sixteen million foreigners flying into the country each year, Thailand is Asia’s primary travel destination and offers a host of places to visit. Despite this vast influx of visitors, Thailand’s cultural integrity remains largely undamaged – a country that adroitly avoided colonization has been able to absorb Western influences while maintaining its own rich heritage. It's hard to summarize the diversity of travel to Thailand.

Perhaps the first thing that you will notice is the warmth of the welcome that you will receive from the Thai people - it is known as the land of smiles and it is easy to see why. You will soon realise that there is never a dull moment in Thailand with something to do at all times of the day and night. From the larger cities to the smaller beach villages, there is a vast range of accommodation available and great experiences to be gained. It is a truly magnificent holiday destination that offers great value for money.

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Regions & Cities of Thailand

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  • Bangkok
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    Bangkok

    Bangkok is a vibrant metropolis that bursts with life at any time of the day. It is an intoxicating mix of old and new, from traditional temples and glorious palaces to modern shopping malls and award winning dining venues.

  • Phuket
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    Phuket

    Holidays to Phuket remain as popular as ever and it is easy to see why. Thailand's largest island is also its most popular destination for exotic beach holidays. Known as the 'Pearl of the Andaman'. With unspoiled beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, great value hotels, divine spas, entertainment and bargain shopping. Phuket is the ideal holiday location.

  • Hua Hin & Cha Am
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    Hua Hin & Cha Am

    Hua Hin and Cha Am are two of the more traditional Thai beach resorts that are just 20km apart and a three hour drive from Bangkok. The resorts have are very family orientated with good facilities and excellent choice of hotels. This area is renowned for golf enthusiasts with a number of superb courses within easy reach.

  • Chiang Mai
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    Chiang Mai

    Bustling, historic and colourful, Chiang Mai is the focal point of Northern Thailand and is the country's second largest city. It is a city built on the roots of a traditional heritage that dig deep into the soil of time. It's a city with a beautiful cultural personality of its own. In addition, it's been blessed with much majestic beauty in nature.

  • Chiang Rai
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    Chiang Rai

    Chiang Rai city is a relatively small town but is surprisingly popular with thai and western tourists. While the city itself is small, the the country areas of the province are huge. Many Thailand tours will include a few days in Chiang Rai, probably because it’s a very interesting and pretty town surrounded by countryside and mountains.

  • Khao Lak
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    Khao Lak

    Khao Lak is a small town one hour north of Phuket. It offers a more tranquil and relaxed holiday experience to the much busier resorts on Phuket. In recent years the resort has grown and now boasts a wide range of hotels, shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy. The town has a traditional and relaxed charm and offers a great environment to unwind.

  • Khao Sok
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    Khao Sok

    Although not the largest or oldest of the national parks in Thailand, Khao Sok is certainly a favourite for many visitors. Officially declared the 22nd national park in Thailand on December 22, 1980, Khao Sok is a 739-square-kilometre nature refuge in Southern Thailand. With a little luck you may even catch a rare Rafflesia -- the heaviest flower on earth.

  • Koh Chang
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    Koh Chang

    Koh Chang is a large yet idyllic island to the south of Thailand and very close to the Cambodia border. The island has dense jungle in the centre and all of the resorts are on the west coast. This island has a more relaxed feel and is far less commercialised than some of the other resorts in the Kingdom.

  • Koh Lanta
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    Koh Lanta

    Ko Lanta is popular with tourists seeking a holiday away from the parties: more walking on the beach and watching the sunset than drinking and dancing. It is also popular with families with young children, and of course, with divers. The two largest islands are Ko Lanta Noi and Ko Lanta Yai.

  • Koh Phangan
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    Koh Phangan

    Located just 20km north of Koh Samui and a short boat trip away, Koh Phangan is a mountainous island ringed by secluded bays that offer ideal getaways. World famous for its full moon parties the island is very popular with party goers for one week each month. It is a perfect multi-centre holiday option and can be combined with Koh Samui, Krabi and Koh Tao.

  • Koh Samet
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    Koh Samet

    The peaceful island of Koh Samet is around a two and half hour drive and a short boat ride from Bangkok . Yet in reality, it is a whole world away. A truly magical Tropical island, lush with vegetation and natural beaches and a treasured national park. No super highways or huge buses unloading hordes of tourists. This is an idyllic holiday island.

  • Koh Samui
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    Koh Samui

    Koh Samui is often voted as one of the best holiday islands in the world and it is easy to see why. A tropical idyll that conjures up picture postcard images of golden sands, blue water and swaying coconut palms.

  • Koh Tao
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    Koh Tao

    Koh Tao is an idyllic island getaway in the Gulf of Thailand. It boasts some of the best diving in the world and has a number of spectacular beaches to enjoy. The island is accessed by ferry from Koh Samui and has a very charming and relaxed atmosphere.

  • Koh Yao
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    Koh Yao

    The islands of Koh Yao are in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, which can be reached by speedboat from either Phuket or Krabi. This is an intimate, peaceful and ideal place for a relaxing getaway. These islands will provide you with the idyllic beach images of Thailand seen on countless postcards and travel guides. Simply fantastic scenery.

  • Krabi
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    Krabi

    Krabi is a province that embraces both the mainland and some idyllic islands – characterised by unique limestone formations and lush vegetation. The limestone outcrops are a magnet for both rock climbers and crews shooting commercials or films. Krabi Town is the main jump-off point for travellers en route to the beaches and islands of Krabi Province.

  • Pattaya
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    Pattaya

    Pattaya currently integrates the delights of a first class beach resort, city-like dining, shopping and night entertainment facilities with more than 300 assorted hotels, thousands of shops, restaurants and bars. Pattaya offers a wide range of holiday choice and has something to suit everyone - couples, families and singles alike.

  • Phi Phi Island
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    Phi Phi Island

    Phi Phi Islands lie 40 minutes off the coast of Krabi and can be accessed by ferry from both Krabi and Phuket. They offer some of the best beaches in the region and harbour the picture postcard idyllic images of Thailand sought by so many. The islands offer the tropical dream getaway and are well worth a visit for the day or a few nights.

Resorts & Hotels of Thailand VIEW ALL

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  • Bangkok

    The Rembrandt Hotel

    A modern stylish hotel centrally located in the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok. Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok’s location offers its business and leisure guests easy access to Bangkok’s major shopping areas, parks and city landmarks.

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  • The Old Phuket - Karon Beach Resort
    Phuket

    The Old Phuket - Karon Beach Resort

    The Old Phuket's heritage, modernism and atmosphere combines to create the striking beauty in the heart of most exquisite Karon Beach with convenience of step away shopping and restaurants with a short walk to the beach.

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  • Rawai Palm Beach Resort
    Phuket

    Rawai Palm Beach Resort

    Rawai Palm Beach Resort is situated in the tranquil south west coast of Phuket. A 3* Superior resort featuring exquisite Thai décor and spacious accommodation.

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About Thailand


Thailand is a very popular destination and it is easy to see why. There is so much to do and see that it would be impossible to cover everything of interest in one trip

Thailand is a country well known for its stunning scenery and the chance to enjoy great activities such as walking, diving and see the vibrant wildlife that the country has to offer. Thailand offers the holidaymaker a wonderful array of sandy beaches, where you can unwind during the day and enjoy vibrant parties by night. The first thing that you will notice is the warmth of the welcome that you will receive from the Thai people - it is known as the land of smiles and it is easy to see why.

  • Travel Guide

    • There's not really a low season in Thailand but July and October tend to be the more wetter months.
    • The hottest months in Thailand are February to April, but other months are still warm.
    • Temperatures range between 28 and 35 degrees Celsius throughout most of the year.
  • Getting There

    • Thailand's main international airport is Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.
    • Elsewhere in Thailand international flights also land at Phuket, Ko Samui and Chiang Mai.
    • Thailand is busiest between November and March, when temperatures are more comfortable.
  • We Recommend

    • Visit the elegant Grand Palace and the revered Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
    • Travel to Krabi Province for white and golden beaches at Ao Nang, Ko Lanta and other islands.
    • This beautiful country offers endless options to suit travellers of all backgrounds.
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Thailand Multi Centre Holidays VIEW ALL

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  • Traditional Thailand Stay in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Hua Hin
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    Traditional Thailand Stay in Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Hua Hin

    Visit one of Asia's most visited cities and get lost in the madness of the one and only Bangkok. Then visit the second largest city in Thailand, Chiang Mai and marvel at their beautiful temples. Then finally relax at the luxurious beaches of Hua Hin

    3 holiday destinations

    12 nights

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  • Bangkok City & Phuket Beach Multi Centre
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    Bangkok City & Phuket Beach Multi Centre

    Bangkok is a vibrant metropolis that bursts with life at any time of the day. Marvel at their gleaming temples or catch a tuk tuk along the bustling Chinatown. Then travel to Phuket, Thailand's largest island and indulge in their pristine warm beaches.

    2 holiday destinations

    11 nights

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  • Stunning City & Seascapes
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    Stunning City & Seascapes

    Visit Bangkok, a vibrant metropolis that bursts with life at any time of the day. Marvel at their gleaming temples or catch a tuk tuk along the bustling Chinatown. Then visit the beautiful Krabi, one of southern Thailand's most picturesque provinces.

    2 holiday destinations

    10 nights

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Hand picked deals VIEW ALL

  • 10 nights

    Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Koh Samui

    Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui

    Travel period: Departures from September 2017 - May 2018

    Departure Airport: London Heathrow

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    10 Nights, per person

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    Patong Beach Hotel

    Phuket

    Travel period: September - November 2017

    Departure Airport: London Heathrow

    Includes: Transfers, Flights, Accommodation

    7 Nights, per person

    from£849.00

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