The list of sights and experiences to enjoy in Thailand is a long as the Mekong. In the north there are floating markets and glinting temples while the south holds castaway beaches and bays dotted with longtail boats.
Want to see and do it all? We’ve whittled down the list of tour companies and itineraries so we can provide you with a succinct guide to some of the best options for your Thailand adventure.
G Adventures also offers Thailand itineraries for 18-35s, but in addition has options that are tailored to families and more mature travellers, as well as people who have a particular interest in nature.
Wendy Wu combines expertise with excellence to provide in-depth tours of specific sites, including the Bridge Over The River Kwai and Chiang Rai. It also has a highlights package for the time-poor wanting to tick all the boxes.
Here’s a different way to experience Thailand: Enduro Tours’ idea of seeing the sights is to hop on a dirt bike and scream down dirt bike tracks in rural areas. It’s the perfect option for the more extreme type of traveller.
Best for: Active tours
Cost: High-end. Includes bike hire, insurance, petrol, accommodation and guide.
Our favourite itinerary: The Enduro 6 Day Tour is a classic trip open to riders of mixed skills and fitness levels. It starts and ends in Chiang Mai and zooms through areas such as Mae Chaem, Pai and Chiang Dao.
Base yourself in two of the country’s most popular cities, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, and tick off Thailand’s capital, the ancient capital of Ayuthaya, the temples of Chiang Mai and the moving Kanchanaburi, home to the Bridge over the River Kwai.
Essential Thailand from Travel Talk
Dose up on Thai culture on an Essential Thailand itinerary that showcases palaces, great buddha statues and local villages.
On the journey between Bangkok and the southern Thai coast the Thai Experience tour gives you the chance to visit ancient temples, cook local cuisine, interact with elephants and party in Koh Pha-Ngan.
Stephanie Yip is the travel editor at Finder and has been writing about travel and lifestyle for over a decade. She has written for Travel Weekly, Escape, Thomas Cook Magazine, Showpo, The Nibbler and Hostelworld. She was also the editor of kids magazine DMAG. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Technology Sydney and has visited over 50 countries (and counting). She has a passion for sharing her experiences and knowledge of travel and helping readers stretch their dollars while on holiday.
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