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Cultural City Sprints to Sandy Beaches!
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 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 tothe 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.
Central (Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai):
Most Enchanting: October – March
Quite Enchanting: April – June
Rainy season: July to October. Take an umbrella and be prepared to change plans depending on weather.
North (Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai):
Most Enchanting: March
Quite Enchanting: April– June; November
Rainy Season: July – October. Take an umbrella and be prepared to change plans depending on weather.
From December – February the weather is cold and wet, not the kind of weather you might associate with Thailand! Take layers of clothing including a warm jacket, socks and a light woolen cap.
Upper Gulf of Siam (Hua-Hin):
Most Enchanting: October – May
Rainy season: June – September. Travel is not recommended.
Lower Gulf of Siam (Koh Samui):
Most Enchanting: May – September
Quite Enchanting: January – April
Rainy Season: October – December. Travel is not recommended.
Top 10 Attractions, Activities and Highlights in Thailand
1. Magnificent temples and palaces, lively markets, magical dance performances, exclusive gourmet restaurants and authentic street food – welcome to Bangkok, the city of angels. The metropolis combines tradition and modernity in an impressive way.
2. The ruins of Sukothai are impressive evidence of the golden era of Thai civilization. In the 13th and 14th century, Sukothai was the capital of the Siam Kingdom and, due to its numerous temples and ruins, is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
3. The tropical paradise of Railay Beachis one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand. Surrounded by lush jungles and limestone cliffs, you can bathe in the warm waters of the Andaman Sea.
4. The unspoilt island of Ko Yao Noi has not only powdery white sand beaches, but lush rice fields and lush green mangrove forests. Relax in the hammock and enjoy the peace on this small paradise away from the tourist streams of Thailand.
5. The island of Phuket is known for endless, white sand beaches and a gleeful nightlife. Relax in luxurious beach resort,s and experience a colorful underwater world when diving.
6. Dive into the turquoise shimmering waters of Kao Tao diving paradise, and experience a diverse underwater world: rays, sharks and sea turtles gorge between bright corals.
7. An elephant safari in the Khao Sok National Park takes you to fertile valleys, imposing limestone cliffs, mysterious caves, hidden lakes and rushing waterfalls. Discover this natural paradise, one of the oldest rainforests in the world. Visit the highest waterfall in the world at Erawan National Park. The water cascades down 1500 meters, and in good weather you can bathe in the natural pool.
8. Explore the floating market of Damnoen Saduak on a boat trip. On the narrow waterways, you will pass traditional bamboo boats where fresh fruits and vegetables are served.
9. Huang Xai is located on the banks of the Mekong, which forms the natural border between Thailand and Laos. From here you can embark on a Mekong Cruise to Luang Prabang. En route, visit colorful markets and Tam Ting, the ‘Cave of One Thousand Buddhas’.
10. Extra tip for a relaxed Thailand vacation: Dreamlike beaches, crystal clear water and coconut palms provide a postcard panorama on the holiday island of Koh Samui, one of the most beautiful Thailand destinations.
Thailand is one of the most beautiful winter destinations!
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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.
Top Thailand Travel Tips – Culture:
During one of our Thailand tours, avoid touching people on the head and do not point to your feet at people or an object as this is considered very rude.
Remove your shoes before entering a private residence and do avoid public displays of affection.
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. Street-side vendors are popular for grilled satays and other delicious varieties of meat.
Typical regional Thai food that you can enjoy during one of our private Thailand tours include:
Khao Thom: a rice porridge
Tom Yum: a spicy and sour soup
Kaeng Phet: the ever-popular spicy Thai red curry
Pad Thai: fried rice noodles
Khao Niew Mamuang: mango sticky rice
Feel free to indulge yourself at any one of the celebrated restaurants in the country, and especially in Bangkok, duringour bespoke Thailand tours.