Thailand tours have so much to offer – fascinating culture and art, interesting architecture, scintillating nightlife and some of the world’s most delectable cuisine.
A fiercely guarded spirit of independence ensured that Thailand resisted colonization throughout the ages and, to this day, the country has retained its spirit and warmth!
Explore hamlets and streets filled with friendly faces, and gilded temples and monasteries resounding with chants. Equally enthralling are the seemingly endless stretches of white-sand beaches and rugged mountain trails.
For the adventurous in spirit, one our private trips to Thailand are a must!
Thailand was home to some of the oldest inhabitants in the world – agriculturalists who lived in the fertile Mekong valley. Our private Thailand tours take you deep into the verdant valley, which is one of the largest producers of rice in the world!
The population of Thailand migrated from China between 10th and 14th century AD and the Khmer kingdom, on the border of present-day Cambodia, influenced the culture, art and architecture of Thailand considerably.
Several dynasties ruled Thailand between the 14th and 18th centuries and in the 19th century, the country appointed westerners to advise the court.
In 1939, the country changed its name from Siam to Thailand, meaning Land of the Free – a resounding philosophy evident during Thailand tours!
After the second World War ended, Japanese supporters assassinated the king and went on to control the country for the next two decades. Between the 1970s and 1990s, Thailand saw a series of political upheavals.
The financial crisis of 1997 opened the country’s eyes to its destabilized economy and economic reforms were finally implemented.
Until recently, Thailand has charted through difficult waters – from the unrest in the South to the devastating tsunami of 2004, and the continuous dispute with neighboring Cambodia over Angkor Wat.
Today, peace talks have restored harmony and Thailand tours have flourished.
Our Thailand tours offer you real adventure and relaxation with a heady mix of glistening temples, amazing festivals, gorgeous tropical islands, delectable food and friendly people.
As you travel in Thailand, you will discover a nation that is slowly transforming into a developed country from a developing one, while maintaining its rich and distinct heritage and culture.
Thai people are generally very relaxed and tolerant, and they believe in being happy and having fun – the word ‘sanuk’, which roughly translates to the French notion of joie de vivre, is central to the Thais’ philosophy of life!
You will find that religion is a powerful aspect of Thai culture and about 90% of the people follow Theravada Buddhism.
Thai is the official language of the country. Although English is a mandatory subject in schools, the number of fluent English-speakers is limited to the urban areas.
Thai people don’t normally shake hands but respectfully greet one another with the traditional wai by folding their palms together.
Thailand is believed to be a paradise for gourmets as it has no restrictions in terms of food.
The traditional cuisine of Thailand is a beautiful balance of sweet and spicy flavors, and includes everything from grilled meat and stir fries to delicious soups and salads that literally melt in your mouth.
You will find that rice is nearly inescapable during our Thailand tours! It is a staple part of the diet and available in two varieties – the standard white type or the glutinous sticky rice, which is rolled in balls and eaten mostly in the northeastern parts.
Thai people enjoy a variety of tropical fruits and coconut. Coconut milk is very popular.
Streetside vendors are popular for grilled satays and other delicious varieties of meat.
Feel free to indulge yourself at any one of the celebrated restaurants in the country, and especially in Bangkok, duringour bespoke Thailand tours.
Thailand has a warm tropical climate high in both temperature and humidity.
The best time for taking one of our Thailand tours is the cool season from November to end of February during which the maximum temperature is 30-35°C / 85-95°F and the humidity is at its lowest between 50% – 60%. It is also the season for several major Thai festivals like the Loi Krathong.
The summers (March till May) are very hot with temperatures soaring well over 40°C/105°F. It is perfect for a visit to the northern provinces, but North-Eastern and Central Thailand tours are best avoided during this period.
The monsoons arrive in June and this season continues till the end of October (probably the wettest month).
The rainy season is considered to be the best time to visit the islands in the south. July and August are often referred to as being the second peak season after winter (November till February end).
The least popular months for Thailand tours are April to June and September to October.
The Enchanting Travels team is happy to help you plan your private and tailor-made Thailand tours.
Unwind with this exotic beach vacation in Thailand, which focuses on the most enchanting beaches! Marvel at dreamy sunsets, go scuba diving in the corralled waters, or venture out into nearby national parks. Spend your time as you wish, with the stunning backdrop of iconic islands rising out of the…
Go beyond the standard Thailand vacation packages and experience the cultural beauty and intriguing natural treasures that the country has to offer. Once you’ve completed your off-the-beaten-path adventure, unwind on the magical beaches of Khao Lak, surrounded by Thailand’s iconic rising islands.
Experience this penultimate private tour of Southeast Asia! As you travel through Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand, you will notice some similarities, however each country boasts its own unique cultures steeped in Buddhist and tribal traditions, and marvellous landscapes for you to explore.
Your twelve day Thailand tour begins in the buzzing capital of Bangkok, before you head to the charming north. Discover the hill tribes and stunning white temple of Chiang Rai. Venture onward to explore the cultural side of Thailand and discover ancient wonders for yourself!
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