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Thailand tours

One of Southeast Asia’s most visited countries, Thailand offers far more than the standard Bangkok and beach package combination. At Audley we prefer to match an individual's interests with the areas in Thailand that would suit them most, whether that’s exploring national parks, meeting hill tribes or relaxing on quieter beaches where you can observe local fishermen bringing in their day’s catch. 

Our specialists know Thailand inside out and have designed a series of tour ideas to inspire you as you plan your route. We can then tailor your itinerary to include your own travel suggestions to create your very own bespoke tour. 

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Our recommended tours in Thailand

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Thailand, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • Beautiful white sand at Koh Samet

    Bangkok & beaches

    • Explore Bangkok on a unique city safari.

    • Visit Amphawa for an insight into traditional rural life.

    • Sample delicacies at floating and railway markets.

    • Hop between three sleepy Thai islands.

    15 days from £2,900pp

  • Ayuthaya, Thailand

    Heart of Thailand tour

    • Experience Wat Pho and the Grand Palace before the crowds.

    • Visit the traditional markets of Amphawa and stay in the Mae Klong delta.

    • Visit the Bridge on the River Kwai and explore the beautiful scenery of Kanchanaburi.

    • Take a Kermit tuk tuk around the ancient temples of old Siam.

    • Relax on the island of Koh Samet.

    12 days from £3,175pp

  • Kui Buri National Park

    Fascinating Thailand

    • Get an introduction into Thai food.

    • Visit the unusual railway and floating markets.

    • Look for wild elephants in Kui Buri.

    • Feed and bathe elephants at a sanctuary.

    • Relax on a tropical island.

    13 days from £3,240pp

  • Monk at Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

    Northern Thailand adventure

    • Get off the beaten track and see the real Thailand.

    • Seek out abandoned ruins in Sukhothai by bicycle.

    • Spend time with a Hmong community close to the Laos border.

    • Enjoy the scenery of Doi Angkhang and visit Black Lahu and Palaung tribes on a day trip.

    • Soak up the atmosphere of Chiang Mai and barter at the night market.

    13 days from £4,105pp

  • Si Satchanalai National Park

    Thailand cultural discovery

    • Kayak along the bustling Chao Praya river.

    • Immerse yourself in the hill tribe culture of northern Thailand.

    • Explore the communities living around the beautiful Khao Sok National Park.

    • Experience the many forms of local transport that Thailand has to offer.

    16 days from £4,220pp

  • Elephants adorning Wat Chedi Luang

    Thailand's highlights and Siem Reap

    Cambodia and Thailand
    • Explore the many temples around Siem Reap including the iconic Angkor Wat.

    • Cruise out on to Southeast Asia's largest freshwater lake, the Tonle Sap.

    • Venture into the hills surrounding Chiang Mai for a rural Thailand adventure.

    • Navigate the huge bustling city of Bangkok where local street vendors and markets are contrasted by ultra modern shopping malls and spectacular sky bars.

    • Enjoy a three day experience in the beautiful Khao Sok National Park.

    12 days from £4,275pp

  • Ayuthaya, Thailand

    Thailand Uncovered

    • Visit some of Thailand's greatest attractions within easy reach of Bangkok.

    • Relax on a converted rice barge whilst cruising the Chao Phraya River to the historic city of Ayuthaya.

    • Take in the beauty of the Kanchanaburi region made infamous by the events of the WWII.

    • Trek through Khao Yai, the country's oldest national park.

    13 days from £4,360pp

  • Sukhothai Temples

    Thailand and remote Myanmar

    Thailand and Myanmar (Burma)
    • Navigate through the huge metropolis of Bangkok.

    • Enjoy an immersive Thai cooking experience in Chiang Mai.

    • Explore Sukhothai Historical Park.

    • Take in the colonial remnants of Mawlamyine (Moulmein).

    • Trek through beautiful Hpa An.

    • End your trip with a highlight tour of Yangon.

    17 days from £4,395pp

  • Your station at A Lot of Thai

    Culinary tour of Thailand

    • Experience Bangkok's street food with your guide and its high end cuisine with a chef's table dining experience.

    • Try your hand at preparing traditional Thai cuisine during a cooking class.

    • Visit local markets and shop as local people do.

    • Indulge in fresh seafood on Thailand's beaches.

    16 days from £4,400pp

  • Star Clipper

    Thailand's highlands & islands

    • Discover the sprawling city of Bangkok where grand palaces, tuk tuks and street vendors dot the streets.

    • Enjoy Thailand's northern city of Chiang Mai which boasts beautiful temples, one of the best night markets in Asia and stunning mountain scenery.

    • Explore Khao Sok National Park.

    • Spend time cruising through Thailand's southern islands on board the wonderful Star Clipper.

    18 days from £4,550pp

  • Koh Samui, Thailand

    Thailand Explored

    • Visit Hmong and Lahu villages and learn about the culture and traditions of these communities.

    • Try your hand at Thai cooking with a local family.

    • Relax on the beaches of Koh Yao and explore unspoilt islands.

    • Immerse yourself in Bangkok's history and visit a little known neighbourhood on a street food walking tour.

    18 days from £4,650pp

  • Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

    Essential Laos explorer

    Thailand and Laos
    • Discover the secrets behind some of Thailand's best loved cuisine in Bangkok.

    • Visit the elephants of Chiang Rai.

    • Spend a day cruising down the upper Mekong.

    • Explore Muang La and learn about Laos' ethnic minority groups.

    • Explore Luang Prabang's old UNESCO Heritage town.

    15 days from £5,575pp

  • Mekong River views, Laos

    Following the Mekong: Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam

    Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam
    • Experience the full flavour of life surrounding the Mekong in Indochina.

    • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Luang Prabang, Vat Phou and Angkor Wat.

    • Enjoy river cruising in Laos and Vietnam.

    • Explore the vibrant cities of Phnom Penh and Saigon.

    22 days from £5,785pp

  • Monk in temple grounds, Luang Prabang

    Intrepid Laos

    Laos and Thailand
    • Trek in a remote National Park.

    • Stay in Laos' very first eco-lodge.

    • Enjoy a relaxing boat ride through northern Laos.

    • Soak up the atmosphere of spiritual Luang Prabang.

    • Explore the enigmatic and remote Plain of Jars.

    23 days from £6,750pp

  • Moken Sea Gypsies, Mergui Archipelago, Burma (Myanmar)

    Myanmar (Burma) highlights & island cruise

    Thailand and Myanmar (Burma)
    • Sail the beautiful clear waters of the Mergui archipelago by yacht.

    • Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere of Yangon's shimmering Shwedagon Pagoda.

    • Explore the many beautiful and impressive temples of Bagan.

    • Enjoy an early morning balloon flight over Inle Lake for a unique vantage point of the stilted villages and floating gardens.

    • Imagine the former splendour of Inwa, a lost royal city.

    • Witness a little seen side of Mandalay.

    17 days from £7,415pp

  • Eastern and Oriental Express

    Thailand & Singapore in style

    • Experience the iconic Eastern & Oriental Express train from Singapore to Bangkok.

    • Enjoy an atmospheric cruise on Bangkok's Chao Phraya River while enjoying a delicious Thai dinner.

    • Visit Chiang Mai, Thailand's northern capital with its intricate temples, bustling markets and encounters with the Asian elephant.

    • Relax on the beautiful beaches of Phuket.

    16 days from £8,060pp

  • Monk, Angkor Wat

    Grand tour of Indochina: Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia

    Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia
    • Discover buddhist culture in Luang Prabang.

    • Spend a night on a traditional junk cruising among the limestone scenery of Halong Bay.

    • Explore the fascinating towns of Hoi An and Hue.

    • Barter at the bustling markets in the Mekong Delta.

    • Explore the incredible Temples of Angkor.

    24 days from £13,780pp

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Beach tours with a touch of exploration

These tour ideas, from our Hidden Beaches collection, are our answer if you’re looking to relax but still want to explore. Each tour combines time at one of our hand-picked beach properties with a few days spent either on safari, taking in a city, discovering the local culture or hopping to the next beach. They are only suggestions though, and a specialist will plan your holiday individually.

  • Pool, Bangsak Village, Khao Lak

    Bangsak Village and Chiang Mai

    Beach + Culture

    Discover the historic temples and famous cuisine of colourful Chiang Mai before spending a week relaxing on the beach at Khao Lak.

    13 days from £1,660pp

    3 nights Chiang Mai including breakfast and excursions; 7 nights Bangsak Village including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers

  • Beach, Paradee Resort, Koh Samet

    Paradee Resort and Bangkok

    Beach + City

    Visit Bangkok and explore its cultural and architectural gems before travelling by road and boat to the nearby island of Koh Samet.

    13 days from £1,695pp

    3 nights Bangkok, including breakfast and excursions; 7 nights Paradee Resort, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

  • The Tubkaak Restaurant

    The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort and Bangkok

    Beach + City

    Spend a few days discovering a different side of Bangkok with a week to relax on Thailand's picturesque west coast.

    12 days from £1,920pp

    2 nights Bangkok, including breakfast and excursions; 1 night Ayutthaya, including breakfast and excursion; 7 nights The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

  • Yukinoya exterior, Anantara Rasananda Resort, Koh Phangan

    Anantara Rasananda and Koh Samui

    Beach + Beach hopping

    Spend a few days exploring Koh Samui before a week relaxing among the natural beauty of Koh Phangan.

    13 days from £1,990pp

    3 nights Koh Samui, including breakfast; 7 nights Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

  • Pool Residence, Sarojin, Khao Lak

    Sarojin and Khao Sok National Park

    Beach + Wildlife or Scenery

    Spend time exploring the Khao Sok National Park and observing the Asian Elephant at first hand before reviving yourself with a relaxing stay on Thailand's west coast.

    11 days from £1,995pp

    2 nights Khao Sok National Park, full board, including excursions; 7 nights The Sarojin, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

  • Main Infinity Pool, Layana Resort, Koh Lanta

    Layana Resort and Spa and Singapore

    Beach + City

    Discover the Chinese, Indian and colonial heritage of Singapore before a week relaxing on a beautiful beach on the island of Koh Lanta.

    12 days from £2,840pp

    3 nights Singapore, including breakfast and excursions; 7 nights Layana Resort & Spa, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

  • Ocean Deluxe Pool Villa, Six Senses Yao Noi

    Six Senses Yao Noi and Chiang Mai

    Beach + City

    Uncover the culture and history of Chiang Mai, Thailand's northern capital before spending time relaxing on the island of Koh Yao, reached by a short boat journey from Phuket.

    13 days from £3,675pp

    4 nights Chiang Mai, including breakfast and excursions; 7 nights Six Senses Yao Noi, including breakfast. Includes flights and transfers.

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Sweet, salty, sour and spice: what to eat in Thailand

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Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp,Khao Sok National Park

Family holidays in Thailand

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Honeymoons in Thailand

Combine culture, beaches and delicious food on a honeymoon in Thailand. We can advise on the best places to stay and how to make your visit extra special depending on your interests and preferences.

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Detail of the Grand Palace, Bangkok

Best of Bangkok: our what to do guide

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Thai beach

Thailand's best beach holidays and resorts

The beaches of Thailand have always been alluring to travellers. We highlight some of the best beaches (and where to stay on them), all of which you can incorporate as a relaxing end (or start) to your journey in Southeast Asia.

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Ayuthaya, Thailand

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To travel to Thailand and only see the beaches is to miss a magical and enthralling experience. This guide delves more deeply into what you can see and experience in this diverse country.

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Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

Travel responsibly: Thailand

We’re committed to making sure that your Thailand trip has a positive impact on the people and places you visit, from elephant sanctuaries to remote communities. We share our tips in this responsible travel guide.

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Elephant Hills

Into the wild: Thailand’s national parks

In-between the modern cities and venerated temples, Thailand has one of the highest percentages of protected land of any nation in the world. Discover how Thailand’s varied typography can take you from thick, waterfall-strewn cloudforest to primary rainforest, across elephant-trodden grasslands and into azure waters where turtles swim.

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Luxury Tent, Four Seasons Tented Camp, Golden Triangle

Luxury holidays in Thailand

Our Thailand specialist Harriet has had the tough job of vetting some of Thailand’s most luxurious properties and exclusive experiences. Sharing her expertise, she’s picked out some of the best, including a sojourn in a 100-year-old rice barge and time in an opulent tented jungle camp.

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River Kwai, Kanchanaburi

Cruising in Thailand

Travelling by river in Southeast Asia on board boats brimming with character and charm is one of the best ways to view cities like Bangkok, the myriad of ancient temples, as well as traditional villages and culture in general. Our specialists describe some of their favourite trips.

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