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Easily accessed from Krabi Airport, the Andaman Sea island of Koh Lanta provides a great beach extension opportunity for families, couples or solo travellers. The sizeable island consists of sandy, west-facing beaches, mangroves on its east coast and a jungle-clad interior with plenty of local villages to explore offering shops and facilities, as well as independent cafes and restaurants catering…

Our Thailand World Heritage tour takes you from the bustling and vibrant modern-day capital Bangkok, via the ancient Siamese capital, now UNESCO-listed, Ayutthaya into the country’s rarely visited northeast – commonly known as Isan. Varied destinations and activities along the way begin with a tour of some of Ayutthaya’s many spectacular historical sites by boat followed by a jungle hike…

Our 4-day, 3-night mini-tour, or extension – Bangkok Behind the Scenes – offers an unusual look at both the famous sites and the lesser-known parts of Thailand’s celebrated capital city. We’ll stay in an award-winning heritage hotel in the City’s vibrant Banglamphu District and take you on – what we reckon is a one-of-a-kind – Bangkok city tour using only…

This 4-day Kanchanaburi tour, starting and finishing in the Thai capital Bangkok includes visits to the famous Maeklong ‘Railway Market’, the – even more famous – Bridge on the River Kwai itself and travel by local train along the route of the infamous ‘Death Railway’. (So named as it was constructed by the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World…

Our 4-day, 3-night Chiang Mai tour will show you just a few of the highlights of Thailand’s northern capital and its surrounding area, from the picturesque, narrow lanes, ancient temples and lively street markets of the 800-year Old Town to the cloud forest of the country’s highest mountain, Doi Inthanon. (c. 2,550m or 8,500ft.) This extension or mini-tour is intended…

Our Thailand, Koh Libong (Libong Island) extension is perfect for those looking for some quality beach time at the end of one of our Thai tours. The quiet and still relatively undeveloped island of Libong is situated on the unspoilt Andaman Sea coast of southern Thailand’s Trang province. On one side lie mangrove swamps which are home to the endangered…

This exciting and varied Thailand family holiday is a ‘summer’ (May to October) version of our popular, off-the-beaten-track, south Thailand family tour Jungles and Islands. The itinerary takes you from Bangkok, with a behind-the-scenes tour of this hectic yet fascinating city, via the canals and local markets of Amphawa District, to Kanchanaburi and the infamous Death Railway and Bridge on…

Our exciting 2-week road, rail and river journey – Hidden Thailand – will take you through some of the country’s most spectacular, yet surprisingly least-visited, regions. From the labyrinth of back-streets and bustling local markets of vibrant Bangkok and the glorious temples of the ancient capital, now World Heritage site, Sukhothai, we’ll travel to the historic town of Lampang; picturesque,…

Ruined Cities, Tropical Islands; a wonderful 2-week Cambodia and Thailand family tour. Exploring mysterious ruined cities enveloped by steamy jungle; travelling by wooden boat up a remote and picturesque river past unique floating villages; lazing on the beautiful, unspoilt beaches of a tropical island and snorkelling on vibrant coral reefs ought to keep the whole family amazed, entertained and we…

Lampang – a town not usually on visitors’ itineraries for north Thailand although we reckon it certainly deserves to be and indeed – all the more reason for visiting! One of the oldest settlements in the region, the history of Lampang dates back over 1,500 years to the pre-Siamese, Mon-Dvaravati civilisation. This laid-back provincial town, a short but scenic train…

Koh Mak; a wonderful and still largely unspoilt island lying in the eastern part of the Gulf of Thailand just south of its more famous neighbour Koh Chang. We reckon Koh Mak is the perfect compromise with enough of a tourist infrastructure to keep visitors comfortable, well-fed and occupied but without the over the top commercialism of some of the…

Scenic Koh Chang; a large island lying on the eastern side of the Gulf of Thailand with an unspoilt, mountainous, jungle-clad interior and a series of picturesque sandy bays down its west coast is another of our recommendations for some quality island and beach time after finishing your tour. Koh Chang has what we’d describe as a medium level of…

A unique Bangkok city tour with a difference. An exploration of Thailand’s famous capital: bustling and vibrant, hectic and congested but always fascinating, exciting and also often picturesque! Plenty of adjectives apply to this sprawling Asian metropolis and our one-day tour of the City is designed to show you the famous sites as well as the parts other visitors don’t…

A fascinating one-day Ayutthaya tour discovering the ancient Siamese capital, and today UNESCO-listed World Heritage site. On route to or from many destinations in Southeast Asia, then chances are you’ll probably find yourself passing through the Thai capital (or at least Bangkok Airport) at some stage so why not squeeze the most out of your airfare, break up the journey…

Please note that from February 2024 this tour will be tweaked from a 13-day to a 14-day itinerary to include an additional day and night at Khao Sok National Park. Our 2-week central and south Thailand tour, Mountains and Rainforests, includes spectacular sights, stunning landscapes, a wide range of activities and of course plenty of great food and friendly people….

Our 2-week Thailand and Laos tour, Northern Laos and the Golden Triangle is a superb introduction to the spectacular scenery, still very traditional culture and rich history of this truly fascinating, yet relatively little known, region. We’ll begin the tour in Thailand’s northern capital – the delightful and historic city of Chiang Mai – before heading north through spectacular mountain…

Our 15-day Thailand, Laos and Cambodia tour – ‘The Emerald Triangle’ – explores this picturesque yet rarely-visited region in the heart of Indochina where the borders of the three countries meet. On our travels we’ll take in 3 World Heritage sites; the ancient Siamese capital of Ayutthaya and Khao Yai National Park< as well as the scenic Angkor period temple…

Our escorted, 2-week Thailand family tour, ‘Jungles and Islands’, offers spectacular sights, stunning landscapes, a wide range of activities and plenty of great food and friendly people. This exploration of some of the well-known – as well as some of the lesser-visited – highlights of western and southern Thailand makes an ideal tour for all ages and every member of…