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Take advantage of our half-day tours, full day trips, side excursions, activities or mini-tours. From the Thai's capital of Bangkok to the cultural ancient cities and tropical islands, there are plenty to see and do.

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Thailand Sightseeing Tours


Bangkok Sightseeing Tours

Temples & City Tours

Thailand has over 26,000 temples or wats (local name). Visit three of the most distinguished temples in Bangkok. Start with Wat Trimitr, the temple of the Golden Buddha, containing a statue made from solid gold weighing 51 tonnes, a fine example of Sukhothai art. Passing through Chinatown your next stop is Wat Po, the temple of the reclining Buddha, the largest and oldest in Bangkok. Your last stop is at Wat Benchamabopit or the marble temple. This magnificent monastery was built with white Italian marble from Carrara.

Grand Palace Tour

Visit the Grand Palace complex, which includes the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keow), unquestionably one of the Wonders of the World today. Within its enormous grounds is the most exotic Buddhist temple. At the heart of the temple itself is a fabulous Buddha statue, carved from one piece of jade, which is the holiest and most revered of religious objects in Thailand today. Nearby is the Grand Palace, once the official home of the kings of Siam. You will also visit the Royal Funeral Hall and the Royal Coronation Hall.

Rice Barge Cruise

This relaxed afternoon tour allows you to experience the timeless world of ‘the Venice of the East’. In Bangkok, people still depend on the waterways to transport their products, in particular rice, as the canals are linked to the rice fields. Cruise by longtailed boat through exotic flora and picturesque canal houses. Midway, join the converted rice barge. All you need to do is sit back, relax and take in the scenery. Soft drinks and local fruits are served on board.

Baipai Thai Cooking School

While visiting Thailand, there is no better way to learn Thai cooking than from its origins. Baipai Thai Cooking School is an ideal home-style learning environment that is different from most of the hotels and restaurants in Thailand. Spend half a day in the morning to learn the preparation of four authentic Thai dishes. Conducted in English, this is a real hands-on experience and should not be missed. No cooking skills are required.

Bridge on the River Kwai

The Kanchanaburi province is quite stunning with sugar cane, rice paddies and pineapple plantations. The famous bridge and the beginning of the Death Railway lies 2 kms outside town. Visit one of the Allied War Grave cemeteries before visiting the JEATH War Museum. An exhilarating long-tailed speedboat ride will take you down river to the famous bridge itself. A ride on a local train is also included before returning to Bangkok city.

Floating Markets and Rose Garden

Commence with a leisurely drive through the rural outskirts of Bangkok before boarding a long-tailed boat to the market area of Damnern Saduak, to see the traditional floating markets used by local merchants. After lunch at the Rose Garden, be treated to a Thai village show which includes cultural activities, a wedding ceremony, Thai dancing, an elephant show and a whole host of other activities. Lunch is included.

Ayutthaya - Ancient Capital of Thailand

Visit Thailand’s ancient capital, travelling through rural countryside by coach and returning by boat. Ayutthaya houses some of the most spectacular ancient temples, some of which are still quite intact, such as the bronze statues of Wat Chai Mongkol and Wat Panangcherng. You will also see the summer palace of King Rama IV with its mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architecture.

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Phuket Sightseeing Tours

Phuket Introduction

An ideal opportunity to become familiar with your holiday island and take in the island’s natural beauty. Drive along the beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. For fabulous photo opportunities, stop at the Karon viewpoint and cultural sights such as the sacred Buddhist temple of Phuket ‘Wat Chalong’. Phuket town offers an interesting mix of architecture including Sino-Portuguese. This town has been the backdrop for many western movies as it is said to be very similar to Indochina.

Elephant Trekking

When you visit Thailand don’t miss the chance to ride an elephant in one of Phuket’s forested areas. We arrange a very special outing that’s fun for all ages. A 45 minute walk through jungle and hills with four bulky elephants will make an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

Phi Phi Island by ExpressBoat

Cruise by express boat to visit one of Asia’s most beautiful islands. Upon arrival at Phi Phi Don, the largest of the two Phi Phi Islands, time is at leisure for swimming and snorkelling. Snorkelling gear is provided. Lunch is included at an onshore restaurant at midday.

Thai Cooking Class

If you are interested in learning the art of Thai cuisine, the Phuket Thai Cookery School offers an enjoyable cooking class to learn a variety of Thai dishes. A comprehensive cooking course that includes an introduction to Thai ingredients, going to a local market tour and learning a selection of main popular Thai dishes in individual cooking areas. After cooking the dishes, students enjoy their own meals for lunch and take home recipe cards and a certificate. NOTE: Closed toed shoes required.

Phang Nga By Speedboat

Drive to Nopparat Thara Pier and board a speedboat bound for James Bond Island. Take some time to explore the island before kayaking to Tham Lord Noi Cave followed by a fresh seafood lunch at Panyi Island. After lunch see the pre-historic animal paintings at Khao Khian, before continuing through the beautiful country side and local fishing village. Before the trip home, stop at Hong Island where there is time for snorkelling, swimming and sunbathing.

Sea Kayaking

When you visit Thailand don’t miss the chance to ride an elephant in one of Phuket’s forested areas. We arrange a very special outing that’s fun for all ages. A 45 minute walk through jungle and hills with four bulky elephants will make an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

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Krabi Sightseeing Tours

Four Islands By Speedboat

Experience a fun-filled half day exploring Krabi’s outer islands. Travelling by speedboat, visit Pranang Cave Beach, Chicken Island, Tup Island and Poda Island. There is plenty of time for swimming and relaxing, and snorkelling equipment is also provided to explore the a rich variety of corals, fish, crystal clear waters and white powdery sand beaches. Refreshments will be served.

Phi Phi Island by Speedboad

Enjoy a full day visiting the Phi Phi Islands, two of the most beautiful islands in the Andaman Sea and a great option for those who have limited time to explore this area. Stop on the way at two less visited spots for snorkelling, Bamboo Island and Hin Klarng. Free time in Tonsai Bay for lunch, shopping and relaxing is followed by an unforgettable tour of Phi Phi Ley, including scenery made famous by the film ‘The Beach’. Make sure you bring your swimwear!

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Khao Sok (Elephant Hills)

Elephant Hills Jungle & Lake Safari

3 Days / 2 Nights from Khao Sok (pick up from Phuket, Khao Lak and Krabi)

Day 1: Phuket - Khao Sok National Park

Pick up from hotels in Phuket, Khao Lak, Phang Nga, Krabi and Surat Thani and transfer to Khao Sok. Along the way see glimpses of tropical rural life.  Once at the camp you can see, touch and find out about the life of Thai elephants and the elephant project run by the company. Guides will explain about the mahout (elephant caretaker) and you will have the opportunity to feed them one of their daily meals, scrub and clean and watch the elephants bathe. After the Elephant Experience you will be served a Thai buffet lunch and it will then be followed by a jungle river canoe trip down the Sok River. Drift along the jungle river passing Limestone Mountains and cliffs covered with exotic tropical vegetation. From the canoe you can experience a world that has changed little in thousands of years. After the river canoe return back to your luxury safari tent and relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding jungle covered mountains. Dinner is served in a unique location beside the rainforest. The sounds and atmosphere will make this a memorable experience. Spend the night on the Elephant Hills. Lunch and dinner are provided for Day 1.

Day 2: Khao Sok National Park - Khao Sok National Park

Wake up to the sounds of nature and birds calling from the bushes close to the tent. When the sun comes up and clears the mist over the mountains and jungle to the south of Elephant Hills the gibbons start to make their morning territorial calls that echo down the valley. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in the tent for early risers; breakfast is at your leisure. Today’s activity is to explore Cheow Larn Lake which is in the centre of the jungle by local boat. Cruise across emerald waters passing towering rainforest covered Limestone Mountains to the ‘Guilin’ of Southern Thailand. The Cheow Larn lake is a little known wonder of Thailand’s southern rainforest and holds prime habitat for wild Elephant, the rare Asian Ox, Hornbill, various monkey species, hundreds of tropical birds, amphibians, reptiles and Tiger. After the cruise you will be served with a Thai lunch and enjoy the views of Cheow Larn Lake. In the afternoon swim in the emerald waters of the lake or take one of our ‘sit on-top’ canoes for a guided self paddle adventure into the surrounding rainforest channels. Return to the camp in time to experience the sun setting over the jungle, relax and enjoy a cocktail at the front of your own private tent while the rainforest wakes up around you. In the evening dinner is served to an array of jungle sounds, a unique once in a lifetime experience here on the lake. Spend the night on Elephant Hills, Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided for Day 2.

Day 3: Khao Sok National Park - Phuket

After a good nights rest, wake up to the sounds of Gibbons calling high up in the trees and watch the mist shrouding the rainforest slowly burn away revealing the true beauty of the lake. Tea and coffee making facilities are available for those early risers. A leisurely breakfast is served after which there is time to relax or take a dip in the emerald green waters of the lake and feel truly refreshed. After breakfast you will meet the jungle face to face by exploring it on foot. It gives you an opportunity to explore the ecology of the rainforest, to see a great variety of exotic plants and tropical hardwood trees. Birds such as the hornbill live high up above, gibbon can often be heard calling to their mates, a macaque or leaf monkey may be heard swinging through the branches, every day is different but it is truly wonderful to discover the great variety of life forms that co-exists together, this can only be experienced on foot, take it slowly, look, learn and listen then you too will start to discover some of the secrets of the rainforest. Emerging from the jungle with a feeling of accomplishment return to the raft house one last time to enjoy lunch and one final swim or canoe. Sadly In the afternoon it’s time to head to the pier and onward transfer to your hotel or the airport.  Unfortunately your visit to the lake ends here but you will always know what it feels like to experience the rainforest first hand, a truly once in a lifetime experience. Breakfast and lunch are provided for Day 3.

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Koh Samui Sightseeing Tours

Around the Island Tour

To get the feel of Koh Samui this tour is a must. As the name suggests, you go around the island and see a number of highlights and attractions that Koh Samui offers as well as the many beaches. The Big Buddha, Grandma and Grandpa Rocks, Namuang Waterfall and Nathon town are just a sample of the places you visit.

Samui Island Cruise

A relaxing day cruising the waters around beautiful Koh Samui. From your vantage point at sea you will be able to see the island’s famous beaches and popular landmarks. There are swimming and snorkelling opportunities at Green Peace Island and also a visit to Swallows Nest Island. Lunch is served along the way on one of the beaches.

Jungle Tour

For an exciting and adventurous day out choose the Jungle Tour and view the fantastic sights of the island from the back of a 4WD jeep.You will be taken through the jungle, across rivers and hidden valleys and to waterfalls in the forest. One of the highlights of this tour is definitely the view from the highest point on the island. This is a full day out and a lunch will be served at a small mountain restaurant.

Koh Phangan Sightseeing

Transfer from hotel to Maenam Pier and enjoy a light breakfast before arriving at Tong Sala pier by boat. Travel by local taxi to visit Kuan Im Chinese Temple situated on a stunning hill. Next, Phangan Safari to see an elephant show and to feed them. Visit Fisherman’s Village where marine products and souvenirs are sold. Reach Koh Ma, Mae Haad Beach for snorkelling. Lunch in a local restaurant at Mae Haad before visiting Khao Tham Temple. Proceed to Haad Rin Beach where the world famous Full Moon parties are held. Time for relaxing before heading back to Koh Samui.

Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan Snorkelling Tour

After hotel pick-up, board a speedboat to the island of Koh Nang Yuan where you can start your day by swimming, snorkelling or sunbathing on white sand. Fabulous coral reefs can be found on the west side of the island. Next head out to Koh Tao, a scenic place for diving and snorkelling and where lunch will be served. Visit Aow Leuk or Leam Tien Beach (subject to weather and water conditions). For the combination of fantastic scenery above and below water, this tour is simply a must.

Sea Kayaking at Angthong

When you first fly into Koh Samui you will see the clusters of islands around the main island of Samui. One of these areas is called the Angthong National Marine Park. One of the best ways to explore this area is by sea canoe giving you a far more rewarding experience than looking from afar. Your hand-picked local guides, who are highly trained, will offer a wealth of information.

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Chiang Mai Sightseeing Tours

Chiang Mai Safari 

Trek through some of the north’s countryside. Northwest of Chiang Mai is Mae Sai Elephant Camp where you can watch elephants at work. After an elephant trek, visit a Meo Hilltribe and observe the simple, traditional way of life. Continue on to a nearby orchid farm where lunch is served. There is time to explore the Queen Sirikit Botanic Gardens and learn about tropical plants and flowers.

Chiang Mai City & Temples

The city of Chiang Mai has a wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist wats (temples). Visit the 600-yearold temple Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. After a drive up the mountain’s winding road, the final climb to the temple is via 306 steps (elevators are available). Inside the cloister is an intriguing copper-plated chedi topped by a five-tier gold parasol, which contains relics of the Lord Buddha. On a clear day, there are incomparable views over the city of Chiang Mai from the temple grounds. Other temples visited include Wat Suandok and Wat Chedi Luang.

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