Currency: Thai baht
Time Zone: GMT +7 hours
Flight Time: 12 hours
From the dewy green hills surrounding Chiang Mai to the bustling city of Bangkok and the idyllic paradise islands dotted around in the azure waters to the south, Thailand is truly a majestic place to visit. With deep-routed Buddhist influences, tastebud tingling cuisine and an abundance of magnificent wildlife, there is a buzz throughout Thailand that can be found no where else. Whether you want to unwind on the endless sandy beaches before enjoying a traditional Thai massage, or dive into the refreshing blue and get competitive with water sports, you'll find your peace in Thailand.
Our team of Thailand experts have not only travelled extensively throughout the country, but often lived there too! From sampling the endless variety of exquisite local cuisine to combing the coasts for the most idyllic beaches and frequently revisiting the destinations that we sell, they know Thailand inside out and are eager to ensure that you experience the very best of this extraordinary country.
Generally, the best time to visit Thailand is from November to February when the weather is dry and the temperatures are not too hot. In Northern Thailand, between November and May the weather is mostly dry; rainfall is at its heaviest between May and November. The Southern Thai beaches are faced with two weather systems which bring the tropical rains at different times of the year. On the West coast (Krabi & Phuket) the southwest monsoon brings rain between April and October, whilst on the East coast (Koh Samui & Koh Phangan) the most rain falls between September and December.
There are several direct flights from Heathrow into Bangkok with Thai Airways, Eva Air and British Airways, with domestic onwards flights within Thailand. You can also choose to fly via Singapore with Singapore Airlines, via Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific or via Kuala Lumpar with Malaysia Airlines. To fly into Phuket, you can travel via the Middle East with Emirates or Eithad Airways; Emiratres offer reigonal UK flights from Gatwick, Heathrow or Birmingham.