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Essential Thailand Overview
Explore Thailand's essential highlights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
Short on time but want to enjoy a Thailand trip that encompasses some unforgettable Thai treats? Jump on this express tour of northern Thailand for an out-of-this-world experience in a country that boasts centuries of rich history and colourful culture. Throw yourself into the vibrant metropolis of Bangkok and check out timeless Chiang Mai, the take-off point for a three-day trek into the rural hilltribe areas of the far north. With a little shopping and lots of local cuisine thrown in, this is bound to be an unforgettable way to holiday in Thailand.
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Loud, bright, chaotic and delightful, Bangkok is a city of modern excesses intermingled with simple traditions, all wrapped up in the famous smiles of the locals.
Awash with stunning temples, fabulous markets and a lively city centre, charming Chiang Mai is rich in culture and the gateway to the northern hilltribes.
Meet the hilltribes of Northern Thailand while walking through lush, verdant jungle, enjoying the hospitality, cuisine and friendliness of the people who call this area of Thailand home.
Chiang Mai means 'new city', even though it was founded in 1296! It's a favourite among travellers due to its relaxed feel and cultural richness.
Bangkok is more than just colourful city streets, khlongs (canals) weave their way through suburbs, forest parks green up the city and Buddhist temples help bring serenity.
Essential Thailand Reviews
Our Essential Thailand trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews in the last year.
Essential Thailand, May 2014
Chai was a fantastic guide, I honestly believe he made my holiday what it was. The whole reason I wanted to do this particular tour (rather than sitting in a resort in Phuket drinking all day and night) was to see a different culture and get as much into as possible. Chai knew the cities backwards, and he grew up in the villages so he had everything down pat! He was very friendly and genuinely cared that we had a good time and were in control of our holiday. All his suggestions were fantastic and I learnt so much about Thai life off him, we had some great talks!
Review submitted 19/06/2014
Essential Thailand, March 2014
Great Trip! Accomodation and Food provided was beyond my expectations and Suchin was a fantastic Travel Guide! Suchin was fantastic! He is very knowledgeable about his culture and i felt confident in asking him questions knowing that he would know the answer. He got along great with the group and took us out to great spots for lunch and dinner during the tour. He is very reliable and with great time management and organisation skills.
Review submitted 18/03/2014
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