Why I love Thailand
“It's easy to say that the thing I love most about Thailand is Thai food. But then I'm reminded of that feeling of freedom during a motorcycle trip upcountry. And of the sensory overload of a busy morning market – or a night out in Bangkok. And of encounters with history and culture, the new and the old, at just about every turn. Did I mention the white-sand beaches, jungles, ancient ruins and Buddhist temples?...” Read More
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Thailand on a Shoestring
Perfect for those looking to experience northern Thailand’s cultural treasures and the natural beauty of its southern islands. This 16-day trip will help you get off the beaten path with a trek to the region’s hilltribes but remains flexible enough to suit all tastes. From the lush hills of the north, stitched through with the diverse colours of its hilltribes, to the soft sands of the south and the glorious chaos of Bangkok, Thailand will leave you captivated.
Sailing Thailand - Koh Phi Phi to Phuket
The perfect add-on to any Thailand adventure, this four-day sailing trip allows you to escape the crowds, tucking into hidden bays and pristine beaches on Thailand's western coast. Snorkel in crystal-clear waters and dine on freshly prepared local delicacies. Beginning in Koh Phi Phi Leh – made famous by the movie "The Beach" – our G Adventures exclusive 14-passenger catamaran is the perfect home for relaxing and enjoying these stunning islands.
Ang Thong National Marine Park Cruise from Koh Samui
Sail from Koh Samui to the pristine island beaches of Ang Thong National Marine Park. Sip your welcome drink aboard the ‘Red Baron,’ a traditional Thai sailing yacht, and circle Koh Samui’s shores. Then head to the marine park to snorkel in secret hideaways of the archipelago, including Five Islands, Koh Tan and Koh Madsum! This full-day cruise delivers you across the Gulf of Thailand as you’re served breakfast and a buffet lunch with Thai-style dishes. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.After pickup from your Koh Samui hotel, you’ll be transferred to the Red Baron to begin your full-day sail to Ang Thong National Marine Park. Hop aboard the elegant sailing yacht where your professional crew welcomes you with a complimentary cocktail. You’ll find plenty of space to relax on the 99-foot (30-meter) long vessel. Claim a sun bed under the characteristic twin mast and large Thai-style sails or chill out at a wooden table in the covered salon. Enjoy breakfast on board (see sample menu in Itinerary below) as you cruise to famous beaches around Koh Samui, such as Lamai, Choeng Mon, Taling Ngam and Lipa Noi. Then sail across the Gulf of Thailand to Ang Thong National Marine Park. This archipelago, consisting of 42 islands, is renowned for great snorkeling amid shallow coral gardens, caves and hidden lagoons. Ang Thong, which translates as ‘golden bowl,’ is also popular for its limestone cliffs that rise dramatically from the sea. Your crew will introduce you to the unspoiled white-sand beaches and secret hideaways of the Five Islands, Koh Tan, Koh Madsum and others. Dive in for a swim or go snorkeling among the reefs teeming with colorful fish! When it’s time for lunch, enjoy mouthwatering Thai dishes at a lunch buffet and barbecue on board (see sample menu in Itinerary below). If you’d like, rent a kayak, enjoy a relaxing massage on board or smoke a cigar with a cognac or other alcoholic beverage from the bar (each at own expense). Upon return to shore, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.
Flavors of Bangkok: Small-Group Chinatown Evening Food Tour
Discover the best bites in Bangkok’s Chinatown on a walking tour that visits seven different eateries, led by a knowledgeable guide. Go behind the scenes to places that locals love and most visitors never find, stopping at markets, street stalls and small restaurants. As you taste a variety of savory and sweet dishes such as Chinese dumplings, noodle and rice plates, and desserts, you'll learn about the neighborhood’s culinary traditions and history. This walking tour is limited to 10 people to provide a small-group experience.Meet your guide at Hua Lamphong and start your food tour of Chinatown with an introduction to the neighborhood, one of the largest Chinatowns in the world. Then set off on foot through the dense tangle of streets, which are jam-packed with street vendors, markets, shops and restaurants of all sizes. Following your guide's lead, make frequent stops to taste a variety of delicacies. Sink your teeth into savory Chinese dumplings, and learn about the intricacies of dim sum in Thailand. Sip a refreshing coconut noodle drink in a famous shophouse frequented by the Thai royal family, and visit the top-ranked roast-pork and rice restaurant in Bangkok. Then sample a plate of richly flavored peppered pork noodles.You’ll also meet neighborhood locals such as Chinatown’s most renowned durian vendor, and find out how to select the best fruit. If you dare, try the notoriously fragrant durian fruit, which some people think is strongly sweet while others find it nauseating. At a tea shop that carries the most expensive tea in Bangkok, admire the variety of tea available and watch how Chinese tea is prepared and served during a short demonstration. Then for dessert, bite into delicious Chinese doughnuts and sample other varieties of sweets along Chinatown’s main road. By the end of the tour, you can expect to have eaten enough to make up a satisfying meal, including dishes you might not discover or dare to try on your own. You’ll also learn about the culture and history of Bangkok’s Chinatown, which has been a hub of the Thai-Chinese community for more than two centuries. Your tour wraps up at a central location, within easy reach of the BTS Station and other transportation. You can also take a tuk tuk transfer to Hua Lomphong MRT Station. Your guide can assist you with directions to your next destination. Please note: On any given day, participating venues and menu items may be substituted due to seasonal and/or unexpected circumstances.
Northern Thailand Encompassed
This is the ultimate, comprehensive Northern Thailand experience. Spend 17 days discovering the best of Thai culture. From big-city life in Bangkok to historic Ayutthaya and a hilltribe trek outside of Chiang Mai to meet the locals, this tour takes you to all the places on your must-see list, and some you didn't know to add. Perfect for first-timers or travellers that have seen it all.
Northern Thailand Journey
Never been to Northern Thailand? These 14 days from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and back again sure are the perfect introduction to all the life-changing cultural experiences people come here for. Stay on a traditional floating rafthouse in Kanchanaburi, enjoy an local cooking class with delcious meal and take a guided bike tour of Sukhothai Historical Park. Nature, nourishment, palaces, and people – this trip's got it all.