FANTASTIC FOOD, BEAUTIFUL BEACHES AND WORLD’S MOST WONDERFUL PEOPLE.
The perfect adventure tour to travel Thailand on a budget
Once visited most travellers can’t return fast enough to Thailand. Sure it has incredible beaches, sumptuous food, breath-taking scenery, but it is the wonderful Thai people that top of the experience of a gap year adventure or backpacking in Thailand.
From remote mountainous tribal villages around Chang Mai to those welcoming you to the tourist beaches around Phi Phi Island, Phuket and Koh Phangan it is the never-ending smile of the locals that sets Thailand apart from almost any other destination.
Of course, the scenery is incredible – that is why so many movies are made here – visit James Bond Island and Leonardo di Caprio’s Beach to name a few. And the food is, well, Thai food – and everyone loves that. But Thailand has to also be one of the few destinations where travelling on a budget truly is that. Thailand is amazing value for money!
Yes, it is one of our favourite destinations, anywhere!
Chiang RaiChiang Rai is close to the Myanmar and Laos borders and as such has a distinctly different Northern feel to other parts of Thailand. The distinctive hill tribes in the surrounding mountainous area should definitely be visited. But be warned the food in this part of the country is definitely a little spicier.
Chiang MaiChiang Mai is Thailand's second largest city after Bangkok and in the early part of the 20th century was the royal kingdom of the North complete with fortifications and moat. It was then that the magnificent Wat Phra Singh temple was built. It is said to visitors that they have not experienced Chang Mai until they have taken in the view from Doi Suthep, eaten a bowl of kao soi, and purchased an umbrella from Bo Sang. The mountains around Chiang Mai are an adventure playground for river rafting, hiking, and zipping. We strongly discourage the riding of elephants as their backs are not designed to bear human weight and they often are tortured to train them to be able to be ridden.
SukhothaiSukhothai was the original capital of the kingdom of Siam, Sukhothai and the name itself means "dawn of happiness". Base yourself here to visit the ruins of Si Satchanalai, The Royal Palace, and many of the important Buddhist temples.
AyutthayaIn 1700 Ayutthaya was the most populated city in the entire world with over 1 million inhabitants. It was the centre of trade with Arabia, India, China, and Europe. Merchant records describe an incredible city of golden grandeur. Unfortunately however in 1767 the Burmese Army virtually raised the entire city burning it to the ground. Today only some of prang (reliquary towers) and big monasteries remain as evidence of this once great city.
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It’s hard to imagine a Thailand without elephants – they are as much of the tourism DNA of Thailand as are the beautiful collections of archipelago islands with their golden