Bangkok is often a natural starting point for any journey through Thailand. Here a colorful plethora of pagodas, markets and high rise shopping malls are thrown together along the calming Chao Phraya River. Spend a few days acclimatising to the Asian pace of life, exploring all this energetic city has to offer.
From Bangkok make your way to the north and the famous Golden Triangle. Historically known for its role in the growth of the Opium trade, the region is probably best known for its beautiful landscapes. Mist-shrouded mountains, glistening paddy fields and hill tribes offer a stark contrast to bustling Bangkok. Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai are the obvious gateways to the north; Chiang Rai with its laid back feel and Lanna culture and Chiang Mai which mixes old and new and host to some of the country’s most colorful festivals.
Elsewhere in Thailand’s unspoiled national parks discover some of the world’s most fascinating wildlife and natural beauty. Khao Sok National Park is arguably one of the most beautiful, home to Elephant Hills Tented Camps, whilst Khao Yai offers lush tropical rainforest, scenic nature trails and majestic waterfalls waiting to be explored.
Bordered by Burma, Laos and Cambodia, Thailand sits nestled by the Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand and Indian Ocean, making it a mecca for divers. The popular west coast beaches, which stretch along this dramatic coastline, boast jungle clad hills and crystal clear waters perfect for diving enthusiasts. The Similan islands offer some of the best marine life sightings, whilst further south Ko Lanta and Ko Phi Phi near Phuket are equally great for snorkeling as well as diving. Alternatively end a tour through this fascinating country unwinding at one of Thailand’s renowned destination spas or coastal resorts or sanctuaries focusing on wellbeing and mindfulness.
At Scott Dunn we are specialists in bringing Thailand to life, using a range of unique experiences that go beyond the obvious. Think of aromatic local markets, that perfect out-of-the-way Thai restaurant serving the best Pad Thai, spending a day at an elephant sanctuary, walking through tribal villages - the list of experiences is endless. We use the best possible private guides who showcase the best of Thailand. If you want that picture-perfect idyllic beach resort, we’ve been to them all and know how to choose the hotel that suits your needs and tastes. Whether you want a relaxing beach vacation, or something a little bit more adventurous, we are on hand to provide you with a vacation to Thailand that fits your requirements perfectly.