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Introducing Thailand

Make the most out of your trip to Thailand
While Thailand is famed for its world-class cuisine and southern beach getaways on stunning karstic islands, the country also offers a rich cultural history as the only Southeast Asian nation to have avoided European colonial rule. The spectacular natural beauty in the north is also not to be missed, home to a third of Thailand's extensive network of national parks.

When is the best time to visit? 
Thailand is best visited between November and February, the most popular time for travelers due to the reliably pleasant weather. It’s possible to travel to Thailand during summer months, but keep in mind that high temperatures, humidity, and heavy bouts of rain should be expected between April and October. Aiming for shoulder seasons can reward you with fewer crowds and lower prices, though the weather is less predictable.

Where to go in Thailand?
While you may be planning to spend your vacation lying on southern Thailand’s pristine beaches, there are priceless experiences to consider throughout the country. Make the long flight worth it by immersing yourself in Thailand’s nature and culture, learning about a different way of life and exploring the country’s unique landscapes.

The Thai islands are known to have their own localized weather systems, so make sure to speak to an expert as to which would suit your needs and fits best with your date of departure. Trekking and cycling can be great methods to get yourself into the rural communities of northern Thailand and experience the real heart of the country. 

How many days do I need?
One week would give you plenty of time to get a good feel for one section of Thailand, but if you’re planning a more encompassing visit, then you would be better off planning for eight days to two weeks. This would give you enough time for some active adventures in the north before having a few days of relaxation down south.

Thailand Travel Insights

A Taste of Southern Thailand - 5 Days

Go beyond the stunning islands and emerald waters of Phang Nga Bay, and get a taste of the local lifestyle on this 5-day trip to southern Thailand. You'll kayak through the lush jungle, unwind on pristine beaches, and eat authentic Thai food with a local family on your homestay in a small fishing village.

View from the top of Doi Inthanon, outside Chiang Mai
Family Adventure in Chiang Mai - 7 Days

This week-long tour of the Chiang Mai area of northern Thailand offers the perfect mix of activities for the whole family to enjoy. From exploring the region's stunning waterfalls to playing with elephants to browsing authentic crafts markets, there's so much to see and do. Spend your week cycling, kayaking, and walking around the highlights of beautiful Chiang Mai Province. You'll hike to an ancient temple on a mountain, discover the bustling city of Chiang Mai, and feast on bold northern Thai cuisine.

Doi Suthep Temple, Chiang Mai
Adventures in Thailand: 14 Days

Adventurous travelers rejoice: this 14-day itinerary runs the gamut of Thailand's most iconic scenery and sights. You'll bike, river raft, and trek your way to ancient temples, traditional villages, and vibrant night markets. Lace up your hiking boots and prepare to immerse yourself in all this colorful country has to offer.

James Bond Island in Phang Nag National Park
Thailand Family Adventure - 10 Days

Every member of the family will be satisfied on this trip, with a wide range of activities and experiences in both Northern and Southern Thailand. Sleep in a rural homestay as well as top-notch resorts by the beach. Scramble up waterfalls and kayak through peaceful mangroves. Go fishing with local fisherfolk and snorkelling in incredible bays. You'll see that Thailand is an amazingly diverse country with something for everyone.

View from Pai Canyon
Thrills of Northern Thailand - 4 Days

There's so much to see in beautiful northern Thailand, and this four-day trip offers a quick hit of the highlights. Enjoy spectacular mountain vistas, challenge yourself on a high-octane rafting adventure, and explore the temples and culture of Thailand's diverse people. You'll swim in waterfalls and hot springs, drink coffee in a Hmong village, and feast on flavorful Chiang Mai delicacies.

Buddha statue in Sukhothai Historical Park
A Taste of Culture in Northern Thailand - 8 Days

Get ready to spend a lot of time on your bike as you travel to villages in the rolling green hills of the countryside, taste incredible local flavors and home-cooked meals, and immerse yourself in the history of Northern Thailand. You'll explore the impressive temple ruins in the ancient city of Sukhothai, stay with the Karen tribe in their village, and hang out with a herd of wild elephants.

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A Taste of Southern Thailand - 5 Days
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel specialists with a passion for Thailand
Travel specialist Ha Thu
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Ha Thu

A traveler at heart, a mother and a wife. I love to make trips now even more so with my family. I love to see my son’s reactions such as the first time he saw the sand and beach of Danang. He has...

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Travel specialist Supi Prach-Umpai
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Supi Prach-Umpai

Thailand is an amazing country full of warm hospitality and lots of smiles. This is no doubt why each year, 60% of travelers to Thailand are repeat visitors. I love my job as a product developer...

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Tran Trang

I love traveling, I have traveled to most places in Vietnam and I have 8 years of experience working in tourism. I want to help customers discover beautiful experiences, landscapes, and cultures....

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Travel specialist Suwanna Noraheem
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Suwanna Noraheem

My motivation in travel is to exchange, to learn the difference and to see the unique of places and people.

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Trip Reviews for Thailand

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

sapet517 - thailand for family - 30 oct - 7 nov 2018 - 4 persons, Thailand - Oct 30 - Nov 7, 2018

Traveler: Brook D. - Local specialist: Linh Do

Ms Nit in Bangkok was great. The itinerary day were we went to the floating markets, Grand Palace and then were suppose to go to China Town for dinner was too busy. Given that it was early in the itinerary we were still jet lagged and there was no way we had energy to go to out at night. We skipped the china town food tour because we were exhausted even though it sounded great.

Ms Nook in Chiang Mai was equally great. All experiences were great. The elephant tour day could have used some... read more

Ms Nit in Bangkok was great. The itinerary day were we went to the floating markets, Grand Palace and then were suppose to go to China Town for dinner was too busy. Given that it was early in the itinerary we were still jet lagged and there was no way we had energy to go to out at night. We skipped the china town food tour because we were exhausted even though it sounded great.

Ms Nook in Chiang Mai was equally great. All experiences were great. The elephant tour day could have used some preparation. We had no idea the transportation was so long and in the back of a truck. Our son got motion sick and vomited in the back of the truck on the way there which was a bit of a struggle and rough start to the day. With some warning the night before we could have prepared and given him something for motion sickness. Also it would be nice to have clear direction to bring bathing suits for the swimming part. Overall the elephant tour was very memorable and a highlight of our trip.

Both dinner shows were great too.

Jana

Adventure in thailand, Thailand - Nov 13 - Nov 26, 2018

Traveler: Jana Z. - Local specialist: Suwanna Noraheem

I enjoyed the whole trip and the guides most of them were very knowledgeable. I saw a lot and learned a lot and I feel like I saw the most important places in Thailand and
learned a lot about the culture . I would highly recommend this trip it was wonderful!
Thank you so much 😊

Southeast asia cycle tour november 2018, Thailand - Nov 15 - Nov 21, 2018

Traveler: Bob H. - Local specialist: Jasmine Whitney

I had done some web research on trips in SE Asia, and was hesitant to use a travel booking service like kimkim; however, I quickly leaned on kimkim to find the right trip for me. I was looking for a trip that would provide a challenge, but not an overwhelming one, and that would expose me to places and people I wouldn't meet otherwise. Through guided questions and back and forth questions, kimkim nailed it. I also appreciate the assistance with some last minute Visa issues.