Exotic, amazing, enchanting. Mere words cannot describe the joy of visiting one of the beautiful and exciting countries in Asia. The presence of numerous islands and two coastlines ensures a holiday in Thailand to be filled with various beaches. From crowded cosmopolitan beaches to secluded tropical getaways, you can really ...
Travel adventurously just like the locals – an overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and then again from Hanoi to Hue, a two day boat journey down the Mekong River - pass incredible rural scenery and spend a night in the remote village of Pakbeng.
Discover the highlights of refined Luang Prabang with a guide, and enjoy free time to make your own explorations and discover why UNESCO rate this city so highly.
There are many chances to do good while you travel, like the Intrepid foundation supported COPE, dedicated to helping those injured by unexploded ordinance.
“PtkkrBoth countries were great value.Laos is a country at the crossroads of the direction it follows.The influence of China is self evident and sad.Im grateful to see Laos as it is and not what it may become.”
“This is a cycling trip not for the 'faint hearted' It is a truly cultural experience which takes you to the heart and soul of the local people in the remote mountains and valleys of Laos. It would be almost impossible to get to this part of Laos without cycling and without the knowledge and back up of the local leaders and drivers.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this trip - it was better than my expectations, which were very high!
Thailand is only visited very briefly, but I felt like we saw the best of Laos, a beautiful country with mainly unspoiled countryside. The countryside seen from the slow boat along the Mekong and the karst scenery at Vang Vieng is some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere!
Cambodia is also incredible, a country emerging from its tragic recent past but with so much to see. The temples at Angkor definitely deserve their status as 8th wonder of the world!
These are countries to visit now before tourism changes them drastically in the future. I'd imagine that Laos in another 10 years time will be completely changed….”
Exotic, amazing, enchanting. Mere words cannot describe the joy of visiting one of the beautiful and exciting countries in Asia. The presence of numerous islands and two coastlines ensures a holiday in Thailand to be filled with various beaches. From crowded cosmopolitan beaches to secluded tropical getaways, you can really satiate your desires for the perfect beach holiday here. Thailand is a country that has something for everyone. Whether you’re traveling alone, as a couple or with your family, a trip to Thailand will have all the right options to customize your itinerary and add attractions that suit your tastes and preferences.
Visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary just outside Chiang Mai
Snorkel with the fish in Maya Bay
Take a boat ride from Phuket to the Phi Phi Islands and Monkey Beach
Climb the 300 intricately carved steps to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple
Take in panoramic views from the seat of Big Buddha in Kron, Phuket
Float from vendor to vendor at Bangkok’s floating markets
Swim beneath the waterfalls of Erawan National Park
Thailand’s glittery beaches are one of its biggest charms, but those golden temples are equally worthy of your time.
The most fun way to get around Thailand is by tuk-tuk, which offers fantastic views along the way. Most of these open-air ‘taxis’ are blue and have three wheels, except for the red tuk-tuks of Phuket (some of which have sound systems and neon lights).
When visiting holy sites, be sure to bring a shawl so you can cover up your shoulders and knees. Also be prepared to remove your shoes before entering a temple or person’s home.
The most common greeting in Thailand is to bring your hands together in a prayer-like fashion and bow, accompanied with a “Sawatdee-kah” for males or a “Sawatdee-krap” for females. Be sure to return this gesture as a show of respect.
Thai people are extremely friendly and generous. Don’t be surprised if a local starts to strike up a random conversation, particularly in the markets.
Make your visit to Thailand is an ethical one. Research whether a tour company’s practices are socially responsible, particularly if visiting elephants or hill tribes.