Elephant at Elephant Hills Luxury Tented Camp in Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

Our favorite Thailand routes to inspire your trip - or contact us to start from scratch

Thailand is no stranger to mass tourism, but overdevelopment and backpacker madness is only one chapter in a much bigger story.

Our sample routes aim to tell that story, taking you beyond the usual tourist sites to learn to cook in a local home in Sukhothai, climb craggy limestone cliffs on Railay Beach, or visit an elephant sanctuary deep in the rainforest at Khao Sok National Park. Whatever your style of travel, there’s so much more to Thailand than beach parties and big resorts.

The routes you see here are some of our personal favorites, but everyone’s different. Treat them as a starting point, then tell us what you love to do and we’ll design a trip that’s tailored to you.

On the water

This family trip has it all: tropical beaches, jungle adventure, hands-on culture and (best of all) elephants.

On the water

One for the adrenaline junkies, this itinerary is packed with adventure — against the backdrop of southern Thailand’s beaches and jungles.

Food & Drink

A gastronomic adventure through one of the world’s great cuisines — from curry to coffee, and from street food to Michelin stars.

Culture & History

How did Thailand become Thailand? Follow the threads of history back to the kingdoms and cultures that shaped Thailand today.

Explore more of Thailand

Our favourite places in Thailand

You know about Thailand’s jewel-like islands and frenetic Bangkok – but how about its magnificent, 700-year-old ruins? Its rainforests three times as old as the Amazon? Or its remote northern towns surrounded by thickly forested mountains?

Some big names and some little surprises: let us take you to some of our favourite places in Thailand.

Kayaking on Cheow Larn Lake in Khao Sok National Park - Elephant Hills
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