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An enchanting Buddhist kingdom with warm and friendly people, Thailand is an exotic country of timeless tradition, ancient rituals and gracious customs. From tropical islands to bustling cities and lush jungle to colourful tribal villages, Thailand is one of Asia’s most diverse and welcoming countries.

The capital Bangkok is a city of infinite variety, a heady combination of chaotic metropolis and serene Buddhist beauty. Bangkok is usually the starting and /or finishing point of our Thailand holidays and is a must-see city to experience. The heart of the country is home to the spectacular cultural sites of Ayutthaya and ancient Sukhothai and the historic River Kwai. The far north gives way to sleepy rural villages largely populated by colourful hill tribes, the bustling hill town of Chiang Mai, remnants of the ancient Khmer Empire and the dramatic countryside of the Golden Triangle which borders Laos and Burma. Southern Thailand is dotted with idyllic beaches and tropical islands where the warm clear blue waters of Koh Lanta, Krabi, Koh Samet, Khao Lak and Phuket offer the perfect tropical retreat. Pettitts Travel have led the way in designing tailor-made holidays and tours to Thailand for over 30 years.

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Your Holiday to Thailand

Your Holiday To Thailand

Whether it is your first or fourth visit to Thailand, let us inspire you with one of our tailor-made journeys to this beautiful and culturally rich destination. All of our holidays to Thailand are bespoke and tailored exactly to your requirements, so whether you are looking for a private tour incorporating food, culture and wildlife, a luxurious beach break or a city and island multi-centre trip, our travel experts can help. Most of our trips to Thailand are taken on a private basis and in most cases, you will have a private driver and/or guide at your disposal. Accommodation, transport, guides, sightseeing and entrance fees are always included in our tailor-made holidays unless otherwise stated. Many clients find inspiration from the itineraries on our website and tailor them to fit their wants and needs by changing the number of days, adding a beach extension and selecting different accommodation, experiences and sightseeing.

From the colourful hill tribes and mountainous scenery of the north to the palm fringed beaches and luscious national parks of the south, our suggested itineraries cover the whole of Thailand. From the Northern Hills of Thailand to the Andaman Sea is ideal for first time visitors who want to experience Bangkok, the north and the south of the country. Those looking to focus on the cultural and historical sites of central Thailand would be suited to Images of Thailand, whereas Khao Yai National Park and the Wildlife of Southern Thailand would be a great itinerary choice for wildlife enthusiasts. We can also combine Thailand with Myanmar or as part of the Indochina loop with Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. If you are looking for a beach holiday to Thailand, our experts can recommend the best resort and hotel to suit you.

Places to visit in Thailand

Thailand is a land of alluring mystery, beautiful temples, pristine beaches, fabulous food and interesting cultural experiences. In central Thailand, get caught up in Bangkok’s pulsating energy that flows through its busy streets, visit floating markets or explore UNESCO protected Ayutthaya and ancient Sukhothai. Northern Thailand has its own unique character and its jungle-clad hills sustain an important minority population and unique cultural traditions. Explore the night markets of Chiang Mai, embark on a jungle trek or take a cruise on the Mekong River to Laos. Southern Thailand, with its exotic and tropical climate, is rightly known the world over for its picture-perfect islands, luxurious resorts and gorgeous coastline. Take a local cookery class, visit lowland jungle reserves in search of gibbon or simply take a dip in the ocean and relax on one of the many white-sand beaches.

When to Visit thailand

Thailand's cool season, from November to February, is considered the best time to visit the country. Temperatures can still hit 30°C but waterfalls will be in full flow and flowers in bloom. The hot season runs from March to May and it will be sticky and humid. The first part of the rainy season, from May to October, can also be a good time to visit – there will be rain most days but for only a limited period of time and there will also be fewer visitors around. Downpours become more marked as the rainy season progresses and by September and October there is a chance of localised flooding.

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Essential Information

Capital: Bangkok

Main Language: Thai

Time Zone: GMT+7

Currency: Bhat (THB)

Accommodation in Thailand

Hotels in Thailand are varied in price, amenities and style, covering everything from simple homestays and eco-focussed hotels to charming boutique properties and luxurious resorts. There may be less choice in rural locations, however, we will always recommend options that are comfortable and full of local charm. The islands of southern Thailand have a wide range of excellent options. The majority have beachfront positions and some of the higher-end properties may even be based on their own private island. In the mountainous north rural lodges allow the opportunity to fully understand the local Hmong and Lahu culture whilst houseboat accommodation is used at remote and little-visited Khao Laem National Park.

Islands of Thailand

Islands of Thailand

One of the country’s biggest draws is southern Thailand’s breathtaking coastline which is dotted with picture-perfect beaches and tropical islands. Although some resorts have become over-populated and touristic over the years, there are still a number of idyllic islands where visitors can enjoy Thailand’s authentic hospitality and empty beaches. Koh Samui - Thailand’s original island - is a great option for a family holiday whereas the tiny island of Koh Tao, also located in the Gulf of Thailand, is one of the best places in the world for scuba diving. Further to the east you will find Koh Chang which is a great base for exploring the secluded archipelago including Koh Kut and Koh Mak. To the west, the islands of the Andaman Sea are recognised for the stunning limestone rocks jutting out of the turquoise sea. Koh Lanta is home to the finest beaches and nature reserves, Koh Lipe is perfect for couples and honeymooners, and the Similan Islands are a great option for island hopping. Alternatively, the off-the-beaten track islands of Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi boast sleepy fishing villages, pristine shores and lush rice paddies.

Landmarks in Thailand

From bustling cities and golden temples to tropical islands and colourful tribal villages, Thailand is one of Asia's most welcoming and fascinating countries that draws millions of visitors every year. It is home to many fascinating historical, cultural and natural landmarks. Thailand’s bustling capital boasts several important temples including the spectacular Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Wat Pho which houses the famous giant reclining Buddha. To the north of Bangkok lies the ancient city of Ayutthaya with an impressive historical park that is dotted with vast monasteries, temples and reliquary towers. Sukhothai Historical Park is another spectacular archeological site. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to several impressive temples which in its heyday was home to almost 300,000 people. Thailand is also home to a large number of natural landmarks ranging from rainforest and lakes to limestone karsts and lagoons. The country’s first national park Khao Yai made up of mainly bamboo and rainforest and is home to a variety of wildlife including elephant and the rare Indochinese tiger. Other highlights include Cheow Larn Lake, Ang Thong Marine Park, Phang Nga Bay and Maya Bay.

Landmarks in Thailand
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