Trips to Thailand offer a heady mix, much more than they are often given credit for. From busy Bangkok – where glittering Buddhist temples and ancient Thai culture stand defiantly against the rapid pace of development – to the still primitive hill-tribe villages in the northern highlands, and the tropical paradise of the Gulf of Siam, Exodus activity holidays in Thailand promise to get you off the beaten track, and closer to real Thai life than ever before.
Our Thailand tours take you away from the beaches, and to a treasure trove of historical and cultural sites. Here the people are overwhelmingly friendly and the food is fantastic. All this is complemented by rich jungle landscapes, verdant paddy fields and fine seascapes.
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Trips to Thailand are usually based in Chiang Mai, a great starting point for hill-tribe trekking and river rafting.
Food: Thailand is famous for its fragrant street food, and we offer special culinary departures for those who’d like to sample this. On some of our Thailand tours there’s also the opportunity to take part in a cooking course in Chiang Mai.
Cycling: It’s the perfect place for cycling holidays too, with mainly easy cycling through rural landscapes including rubber and eucalyptus plantations, as well as tapioca and rice fields. There are a few easy rolling hills, but the route is mostly flat.
Trekking: We walk past hill-tribe villages while exploring the surrounding area, and spend the night in a village house. There’s spectacular scenery here, and the highlands are home to many of the minority groups that have migrated into Thailand from Myanmar (Burma), Tibet and southern China
The people: The warmth of the Thai people is undisputed, and for many visitors the highlight of their Thailand tour is meeting the locals and discovering their unique customs.
What is the best time to visit Thailand?
Thailand’s tropical climate is characterised by three seasons: hot, cool and wet. The best time to visit depends on personal preferences and what you plan to do on Thailand holidays. The cool season, from November to February has mild temperatures and lower humidity and is often considered the most favourable to visit. However, the wet season (June to October) offers lush landscapes and fewer crowds, but you’ll need to be prepared for downpours.
What are the best places to visit on Thailand holidays?
Thailand boasts a wide range of natural, cultural and historical sights. Some of the best places to visit include Bangkok, the bustling capital city with its grand temples and vibrant markets; Chiang Mai, renowned for its beautiful landscapes and ancient temples; and the riverside town of Phrae. History lovers will be in their element at the UNESCO-listed Sukhothai Historical Park, which houses fascinating relics and ancient temples and palaces. Erawan National Park is also worth visiting to see the stunning waterfalls that cascade down seven tiers.
FAQs on Thailand Holidays
Do I need a visa to go to Thailand?
Many travellers are eligible for a visa-free entry into Thailand for up to 30 days. However, it is essential to check the visa regulations specific to your country of residence. You will also require a passport with a validity of at least six months, be able to provide proof of return or onward travel and have sufficient funds for your stay. It is advisable to consult the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate for accurate and up-to-date visa information. We have provided some useful links below.
Thai culture places great emphasis on respect and politeness and observing a few cultural etiquettes can enhance your Thailand holidays. It is customary to dress modestly, particularly when visiting temples or religious sites. Removing footwear before entering sacred places is also essential. Thai people greet with a “wai,” a slight bow with the palms pressed together, and it is polite to reciprocate. Showing respect to monks, refraining from touching someone’s head and avoiding public displays of affection are also important. Familiarising yourself with local customs before your trip will only enhance your experiences in Thailand.
Is it safe to travel to Thailand?
Thailand is generally safe for travellers, but like any destination, it is crucial to exercise caution and common sense. Petty theft, scams and incidents of pickpocketing can occur, particularly in crowded tourist areas. It is advisable to keep valuables secure, avoid displaying expensive items and remain vigilant throughout your trip. Familiarise yourself with travel advisories from your home country and follow any government-related recommendations to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.
What are some popular Thai dishes to try?
Thai cuisine is renowned worldwide for its vibrant flavours and diversity and it is one of the many highlights of Thailand holidays. Some popular Thai dishes to try include Pad Thai (stir-fried noodles), Tom Yum Goong (spicy shrimp soup), Green Curry (gaeng keow wan) and Mango Sticky Rice (khao niew mamuang). Much of the regional cuisines are made using aromatic herbs and spices, with a dash of lemon and chilli to give them an extra kick. In the bustling cities, such as Bangkok, you’ll find an array of street food stalls selling local delicacies which give you a taste of the real Thai culture.
What are some unique experiences to have in Thailand?
Wherever you visit in Thailand, there are unique experiences to be had around every corner. Whether you choose to have a traditional Thai massage in Bangkok or visit one of the colourful floating markets, you’ll gain a much deeper insight into the culture and traditions. If you want to enjoy a spiritual experience, visit the incredible Grand Palace or for a thrilling adventure, jump onto a tuk tuk to see the city’s sights and immerse yourself in the frenetic atmosphere. To explore old Bangkok from a different perspective, ride on a longtail boat along the famous khlongs (canals).