Elephants, jungles, beaches, giant gold Buddhas and Thai-riffic food? What’s not to love about Thailand?!
Seriously, Thailand is like heaven on earth. First, there are the beaches – you might recognise them from such Pinterest boards as ‘Best Beaches on Earth’, ‘Beach Please’, and ‘I want to go to there’.
Then there’s the food – Tom Yam Goong, Coconut Curry, sticky rice, mango everything and Pad Thai for days.
Then, there’s everything else – cocktails on the beach in Ao Nang, epic temples in Sukhothai, and an incredible elephant hospital in Chiang Mai that’ll give you a serious case of the warm and fuzzies.
Check it out on a small group adventure with a bunch of 18-29 year olds, an awesome local leader and Geckos!
What people say
These trips are for young adventurous and laid back people. If you are looking for 5 star accommodations, book a different kind of trip. My trip was awesome because we really got to be immersed in the Thai culture, our guide was amazing, and we had a blast.
Thailand travel highlights
Live the tropical dream in beachy Ao Nang
Cocktails? Sunsets? Cocktails at sunset? Ao Nang knows how to bring the good things in life together
Visit an elephant hospital in Lampang
See the work of the good folks at the Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital, an NGO dedicated to rehabilitating mistreated elephants
Cruise around Sukhothai Historic Park on a bike
‘Sukhothai’ literally translates to ‘Rising of Happiness’, which is what you’ll experience as you pedal around ancient temples and ruins
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Thailand tour reviews
Our Thailand trips score an average of 4.79 out of 5 based on 158 reviews in the last year.
Northern Thailand at a Glance, June 2017
It was the time of my life. I understand the fear of going to a new country. You'll figure everything out, I promise. Once your their you'll meet new best friend, try awesome food, and have fun to your hearts content. Just do it
Review submitted 26 Jun 2017
Super South Thailand, June 2017
Essential Thailand was an exciting, efficient way to explore everything Thailand had to offer - culture, natural beauty, beaches, nightlife. It was a great introduction to Thailand, I made wonderful new friends, and I know I will come back to this great country as a result of this trip!
Review submitted 25 Jun 2017