Welcome to Thailand, the 'Land of Smiles'. The former kingdom of Siam is famous for its legendary hospitality and service-minded culture. Immerse yourself in the myriad sights and sounds, the fascinating blend of ancient and modern, for a truly unforgettable Thai experience.
Mark Robson & Liz Overton, Surrey
“We asked Roy Davies at World Discovery to organise our first trip to Thailand. As it was our first trip to the far east we really didn’t have a clue where to go. Although we did want to fly from Gatwick with a stop off in Abu Dhabi to visit friends for two days.
Roy organised an itinerary including transport and local guides for us which consisted of two nights in Bangkok at the Landmark Hotel then transported to the River Kwai; one night at the Raft Hotel and one night in a ‘proper’ hotel! Then transported back to Bangkok Airport to fly down to Ko Samui for 7 nights in the Banana Fan Sea Hotel, then flown back to the new Bangkok Airport for our flight back to Gatwick via Abu Dhabi.
We could not have hoped for a better holiday for our first trip to Thailand and Roy surpassed himself with a great level of service – second to none with a really professional personal service.
The only thing we didn’t request was a military coup d’etat in Thailand, but Roy even telephoned us in Abu Dhabi when the news of the coup first broke to advise us that he had spoken with his Bangkok agents to confirm all was peaceful in the city and that tourism was not affected.
As we arrived in Bangkok on the first full day of the coup we were met by the local agent and transported by private car to the 4 star Landmark Hotel in the centre of Bangkok, our city day trip was on an individual basis transported by private car and the guide spoke perfect English and was very accommodating even buying us lunch!
World Discovery will introduce you to an exotic paradise offering a huge variety of holiday options - trekking amongst the colourful hilltribes of the north, visiting the ancient cities of the central plains, enjoying the vibrant nightlife of the capital Bangkok, exploring the jungles in search of birds and wildlife, sampling the fantastic local cuisine, and shopping for fabulous textiles and handicrafts in the bustling markets.
White sands and turquoise seas
For many people, of course, Thailand is best known as Asia's premier beach destination. With a wealth of luxurious hotels, lodges and resorts on its coasts and its beautiful tropical islands, there's a choice for everyone, from snorkelling and diving to simply chilling out by the pool or on a white sand beach at the end of your holiday.
Below you'll find a selection of sample Thailand holidays with World Discovery.