Thailand Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Thailand in a way like no other. Thailand is endless, from lush rainforests and tropical wildlife, to sugary beaches and magical waterfalls. Ancient ruins sit next to glittering temples, while floating markets lead to sizzling street food stalls. A Thailand holiday with Trafalgar will take you from the hill-tribe villages of Chiang Mai, to the crumbling ruins of Ayutthaya, and to the technicolour reefs of Phuket. We’ll navigate the vibrant flower markets of Bangkok, cruise the Chao Phraya River on an antique rice barge, and cross the historic Bridge over the River Kwai. Known as the ‘Land of Smiles’, you’ll relish the friendly Thais and their relaxed approach to life, often expressed with the phrase ‘sabai sabai’. You’ll find your own tranquility as we practice T’ai Chi with locals, relax on the Phuket shoreline, learn how to cook delicious Thai cuisine, and meet a Buddhist monk in a golden temple. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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"From the blissful beaches and magical mountains, to the fun-loving locals and unforgettable food, Thailand will hold a place in your heart long after you leave."
Travel Director
Thailand at a glance
Thailand is endless, from lush rainforests and tropical wildlife, to sugary beaches, coral reefs and magical waterfalls. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director as you encounter ancient ruins, glittering temples, hill-tribe villages and and floating markets that give way to sizzling street food stalls.
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S̄wạs̄dī txn chêā kh̀a
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What to pack for Thailand

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Adaptor plug

In Thailand the standard voltage is 220 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B, C, F and O. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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Reef-safe sunscreen & insect repellent

Protect yourself from the harsh Thai sun with SPF 30 or higher and protect the coral reefs with reef-safe sunscreen. You’ll also need to pack plenty of DEET insect repellent.

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Slip ons

In Thai culture, it’s required to remove your shoes before entering houses, temples and some shops and restaurants. Bring a comfortable pair of sandals so you can easily slip them off all day.

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With plenty of islands ringed with golden shorelines and turquoise waters, you’ll definitely need a swimsuit for snorkeling, diving and blissful beach days in Thailand.

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Thai phrasebook

The Thai language is unique to the country, and you’ll gain plenty of smiles and appreciation from the locals if you attempt to learn a few phrases.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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