Thailand is Asia at its most welcoming and accessible. Traditional Buddhist culture, exotic hill tribes, lively arts, tranquil islands, lush rainforests, superb cuisine, and some of the kindest people you'll ever meet make it a perennial favorite. Bangkok is a jumble of modern high rises, street-food stalls, zany traffic, and dazzling temples, while Chiang Mai offers cooler climes, more subdued art, and a gateway to the rugged northern mountains. In Southern Thailand, find beaches to rival--and surpass--any on Earth.
Thailand is a land of incredible beauty, rich customs and warm, welcoming people. Whether you are looking for an active, fast-paced excursion or a leisurely, reflective escape, Thailand provides ample opportunity for both. Thailand offers thrilling activities like hill tribe trekking and sea kayaking, as well as relaxing pursuits such as scenic train rides and leisurely games of golf. Indeed, the things to do in Thailand are endless.
HILL TRIBE TREKS
Journey to the colorful tribal cultures of the northern Thai mountains and experience firsthand an endangered way of life: Lisu, Hmong, Karen, Akha and Lahu hill tribe villages. Travel on foot or by vehicle. Bamboo rafting, memorable guides and porters make trekking Thailand a truly remarkable experience.
SEA CANOE PROGRAMS
Sea kayak around beautiful islands to explore hidden sea caves and stunning, inaccessible grottoes. Travel by inflatable, two-person canoes on guided tours, using a larger boat as your base. Take a wondrous day-trip and return to your hotel, or embark on a multi-day adventure where you sleep under a canopy of stars on the beach surrounded by untouched natural beauty and the quiet solitude of marine national parks. Superb cuisine is prepared by the local guides. An unforgettable Thailand travel experience.
For the golf enthusiast, Thailand offers great courses built by Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones and other noted designers. Caddies and carts are both available to ensure that you get the most out of your Thailand golf experience. Day excursions or full packages can be arranged.
Journey by train and watch the lovely countryside passing slowly by, or by night sleeper to experience the mystery and gentle pace of Siamese life. First-class private compartment or open coach berths are available.
Known for its colorful celebrations, festivals in Thailand occur throughout the year. Experience the Lantern Festivals of Loy Krathong (throughout Thailand) or Yi Peng (northern Thailand only) held in late October or early November each year. The Water Festival of Song Kran is held every year in late April. The annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival is a delightful event typically held in late October yearly. These are just a few of Thailand's festivals and celebrations that take place in the Land of Smiles. Depending on your timing, a festival of some sort is sure to be just around the corner.