A Thailand tour with Costsaver shows you all the iconic sights you can’t miss, from the famous floating markets to the dazzling temples and palaces.
VISIT WAT PHO AND THE GRAND PALACE IN BANGKOK
We’ll take you sightseeing on your Bangkok trip to discover the top spiritual delights, starting with Wat Pho, the city’s most ancient temple. See the massive Reclining Buddha, the largest in Thailand, then head to the Grand Palace to be wowed by the intricate architecture and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha.
TAKE A BOAT TRIP ALONG THE MEKONG RIVER
There's something truly special about cruising the mighty Mekong, the longest river in Southeast Asia. We’ll get to sail through the lush jungle to the exact spot where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. You can also make a quick stop in Laos, where you can go shopping for all kinds of local wares at the Don Sao Island Markets.
EXPLORE THE HANDICRAFT AREA OF SANKAMPHAENG
Put your haggling skills to the test on San Kamphaeng Road, the ‘handicraft highway’ that stretches for 10km all the way from Chiang Mai to the village of San Kamphaeng. It’s a must see in Thailand and you're sure to pick up some beautiful souvenirs here, whether you’re in the mood for pottery, sculptures, wood carvings, jewellery or silk products.
THAILAND TAILORED BY YOU
You’ll get to tailor your Thailand trip your way with our range of Optional Experiences. Choose from adventures like taking a delicious Thai cooking class or or discovering an incredible South East Asian art collection.
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THAI COOKING EXPERIENCE
We couldn't wait to learn the secrets of that iconic Thai flavour at a cooking class in Chaing Mai. The class was held in a traditional teak wooden houses surrounded by an organic farm, and we got to choose fresh ingredients from a market, then cook and eat all our favourite Thai dishes.
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EXPLORE JIM THOMPSON HOUSE IN BANGKOK
There were endless treasures to explore in the Jim Thompson House, the former home of the American businessman and architect who devoted his life to the revival of Thai silk. He designed the house in 1958 and there are six traditional Thai houses packed with his collections of Thai paintings and Buddhist statues.
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GO SCUBA DIVING IN KRABI
If scuba diving is your thing, don’t miss out on the incredible liveaboard boat trips in Thailand that are a must for avid divers. Krabi, along with all the surrounding islands, has incredible marine life which is why a trip to explore the underwater world is something I would highly recommend.
WHAT TO EAT & DRINK IN THAILAND
Fried rice, pad Thai, green curry, red curry, som tum, and every type of curry, soup and stir-fry you can dream of…. Thailand’s food is the gift that keeps on giving.
The lobster is the king of seafood in Thailand, especially in Phuket where it’s beautifully decorated and cooked all kinds of ways. Phuket lobster is known for its rich, sweet taste and whether you like it steamed, grilled, roasted or fried, your lobster experience will be something to remember.
CHAI YEN (THAI ICE TEA)
Chai yen has got to be the most popular drink in Thailand, and you won’t get far in this country without spotting someone sipping at a cool Thai ice tea. It’s super sweet, creamy and nothing like the regular black tea you know, and you’ll soon be hooked!
GAENG KEOW WAN GAI (GREEN CHICKEN CURRY)
Everyone raves about Thai curries and one of the best is the green chicken curry. It’s made with creamy coconut milk, spicy green chillies, chunks of chicken and Thai aubergines and beans, dished up with a bowl of fluffy steamed rice. It’s a volcano of flavour and we’ll show you all the best spots to try it.
WHEN IS BEST TO VISIT THAILAND
We love Thailand all year round, whether it’s the dry season when the sun is out, or the wet season when the landscapes are lush and green.
BEST TIME TO GO ISLAND HOPPING IN THAILAND
Anywhere from November to February brings blue skies and sunshine in the southern islands of Thailand, while things really heat up from March to May - perfect for a Thailand cruise or beach holiday!
BEST TIME TO EXPLORE NORTHERN THAILAND
The northern regions like Chiang Mai are beautiful all year round, but the dry season from November to February is best for exploring Thailand's northern jungles.
BEST TIME TO VISIT THAILAND’S CITIES
You’ll enjoy a Bangkok tour any time of the year, whether it’s the dry season (perfect for exploring the floating markets!) or the wet season (great to visit all those museums and mega-malls!)
PACKING TIPS FOR THAILAND
HOW TO TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY IN THAILAND
Be mindful of local customs
It’s extremely offensive to show the soles of your feet in Thailand as these are the lowest points of the body. On the other hand, you should never touch anyone’s head as this is the sacred highest point of the body.
Don’t cuddle the tigers
You may see many animal parks and zoos advertising the chance to cuddle a tiger cub or other big cats, but you should never support them as the animals have most likely been bred illegally, drugged or kept in unacceptable conditions.
It’s important to respect Thai culture and dress modestly by covering your shoulders and knees, especially when visiting religious sites in Thailand. See what the locals wear and follow their lead!