Thailand

Journeys Within offers customized independent tours in Thailand including highlights such as the markets and Khao San Road of Bangkok, the Royal Palace and Emerald Buddha, the ancient capitals Ayuthaya and Sukothai, and of course the world-famous islands and beaches of Phuket, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui and more.

Where East meets West, Thailand is a country full of energy and tradition. From the modern capital of Bangkok to the ancient capitals of Ayuthaya and Sukothai, Thailand has been a master of its own destiny.

On Monday, visit the famous Emerald Buddha in the Grand Palace in Bangkok. On Wednesday, take a bamboo raft on the Mekong River and be met by elephants for a ride through the jungle. On Friday, enjoy some of the world’s finest white-sand beaches, diving and snorkeling on one of Thailand’s famous beaches.

This is a country so diverse in both its culture and its scenery that you have to see it to believe it. So come! Be amazed by Thailand!


Highlights

In Bangkok you can catch a VIP screening of the latest movies then eat 25 cent Phad Thai on Khao San Road – the backpacker’s paradise. Take a longboat ride through the back alleys of Bangkok only to land at the world famous Oriental Hotel for a sundowner.

Spend your days visiting peaceful, splendid temples and the Royal Palace, and be entertained by traditional Thai kickboxing at night. Bangkok truly is a city of paradoxes, where East meets West, haves meet have-nots and travelers are offered a front row seat to it all.

Leave Bangkok for a tour of the ancient capitals Ayuthaya and Sukothai. If you time it right, you may be able to see a festival dating back hundreds of years.

Take an elephant ride through the jungle and learn how to care for and interact with these gentle giants. Families and animal lovers will never forget their time spent with the elephants.

After a long day’s adventures, relax with a traditional Thai massage.

Enjoy some of the best food in the world, or better yet, learn to cook it yourself at a traditional Thai cooking school.

Visit hill tribes in Chiang Mai and see the unique and varied cultures that have survived decades.

Need we even mention the beaches? Canoe through hongs, snorkel and SCUBA dive off white sand beaches and enjoy fresh seafood prepared by masterful chefs or street food vendors.

Best Time to Visit

The high season in Thailand is from November to February when the weather is cooler and dry. This is important on beach holidays, but it is possible to visit other areas in Thailand during the rainy season, from June to October. Though the weather can be unpredictable, it is usually possible to sit out a downpour and continue on exploring after.

The hot season, from March to May, takes itself seriously and can make travel exhausting.

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Adventure Asia tour

Adventure Asia Tour

Countries: CambodiaThailandLaos

32 Days | $7,240

This is a get-out-and-do-it-yourself tour. Peddle, paddle and plod your way through these amazing countries. This is a great tour for people on their first trip to Southeast Asia that don't want to just see the highlights, but also want to get out and get active. From cooking classes to bike rides to elephant adventures, kayaking and trekking this is an amazing way to see Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.

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Bangkok Thailand tour

Bangkok And Beyond Tour

Country: Thailand

8 Days | $2,445

Visit the modern capital, the ancient capital and the jungle in this exciting eight-day tour of Thailand. Bangkok, the city that never stops (except in traffic), is a mix of old and new and is a wonder to behold. We offer a glimpse of the still traditional ways of this amazing capital.

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Bed and breakfast tour in Southeast Asia

Bed & Breakfast Journey

Countries: CambodiaThailandLaos

13 Days | $2,650

Visit Chiang Mai, Thailand; Luang Prabang, Laos; and Siem Reap, Cambodia, all from the comfort of a bed & breakfast. Each bed & breakfast is richly decorated in traditional style and run by an excellent local staff and experienced English-speaking management. Explore the cultural capitals of these three countries in this amazing 13-day Bed & Breakfast Journey.

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Family adventures in Thailand with elephants

Classic Family Thailand Tour

Country: Thailand

14 Days | $14,300

The Thai people welcome traveling families with open arms. Known as the land of smiles, this beautiful family-friendly country offers culture, diversity, history and some of the best beaches in the world. In this 14-day tour, your family will experience the highlights, have a blast at Dream World Theme Park, and relax at the southern beaches.

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highlights of Thailand tour

Classic Thailand Tour

Country: Thailand

14 Days | $4,490

Thailand is truly one of the world’s best destinations, not only because of its friendly people and reasonable prices, but because there is so much to see and do in a single country. In this 14-day tour you’ll see the diversity and beauty of Thailand by visiting the vibrant capital, Bangkok; the peaceful and beautiful cultural capital, Chiang Mai; and the paradise island of Phuket.

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culinary tour of southeast asia

Culinary Immersion Tour

Countries: CambodiaThailandLaos

15 Days | $4,005

Asia is possibly best known for it's food. From the spice of Thai food to the exotic textures of Laos cuisine and the sour mixes found in Cambodia, this tour will take you through these amazing countries exciting your tastebuds along the way. In each city we have tried to include a cooking class focusing on local cuisine, a meal with a local family to get the flavour of authentic cooking and of course one night out at the must-visit restaurant.

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Southeast Asia family journey

Epic Family Journey Tour

Countries: CambodiaThailandVietnamLaos

28 Days | $24,300

Many people talk about taking the adventure of a lifetime with their family, and this is the tour for those who want to make it happen! This tour was designed for families with children old enough to go out, have fun and explore. Bike, quad and trek your way through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia together, experiencing the Southeast Asia cultures first hand by getting out of the normal tourist spots and into the homes of locals, and out into nature.

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Family adventure tour in Thailand

Family Adventure Thailand Tour

Country: Thailand

20 Days | $16,800

Break out of the norm and explore more of Thailand in this three-week Family Thailand Adventure. Go beyond just Bangkok by staying in a floating hotel on the River Kwai. Go beyond Chiang Mai by exploring remote villages in Northern Thailand. And go beyond the normal beach relaxation by zip-lining through the jungle in Khao Sok National Park. This adventure is perfect for the family that is active and ready to get off the beaten path.

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Southeast Asia for families tour

First Time Asia For Families Tour

Countries: CambodiaThailand

15 Days | $13,300

As a group of family travelers, we've determined a great daily pace for families traveling with children, and tours that are family friendly. By minimizing flights, maximizing day tours, and planning in time for naps or time to let the kids run around and get their wiggles out, you'll see this tour may be just the right fit for your family's first Asia adventure.

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Trees in the temples of Angkor Wat

First Time Asia Tour

Countries: CambodiaThailand

14 Days | $3,095

This tour is designed for first time Asia goers. Through experience we’ve determined how people imagine Asia and the kind of trip they enjoy on their first visit. Fly into Bangkok and spend some time getting to know this amazing city before heading for the hills. Chiang Mai is the epitome of Thailand, a bustling city surrounded by beautiful countryside and interesting hill tribes.

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Luxury at Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia

First Time Asia: A Luxurious Journey Through Thailand and Cambodia

Countries: CambodiaThailand

14 Days | $20,045

From Muay Thai in Bangkok to Elephants in the Jungles of Northern Thailand and from the temples of Angkor Wat to ruins well beyond, this is the ultimate trip for first time visitors to Asia. Spend two weeks exploring Thailand and Cambodia through each country’s unique sights, flavors and traditions.

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Thailand beach resorts

Last Minute Beach Crawl Tour

Country: Thailand

8 Days | $1,910

Thailand has some of the finest beaches in the world and this beach crawl will take you through some of our favorites. You will begin your tour on Koh Samui, a large island which has an airport and serves as a convenient base from which to explore. From Samui, you will be transferred by boat to the smaller island of Koh Phangan. This smaller island is one of most stunningly beautiful islands in Thailand, with vibrant jungle rising up from the tropical sea. To finish off your experience, you will be transferred to the small island of Koh Tao which offers some of the world’s best diving opportunities.

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Loy Krathong festival in Thailand

Loi Krathong Tour for Couples

Countries: CambodiaThailand

14 Days | $14,150

From Bangkok to the beach, this two-week tour, designed to include the Loi Krathong festival, is sure to give you a true taste of Thai life while also including a visit to Siem Reap's ancient Angkorian temples.

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Loi Krathong Festival for families

Loi Krathong Tour for Families

Countries: CambodiaThailand

14 Days | $14,150

From Bangkok to the beach, this two-week tour, designed to include the Loi Krathong festival, is sure to give you a true taste of Thai life while also including a visit to Siem Reap's ancient Angkorian temples.

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Patara Elephant Farm tour

Northern Thailand Revealed Tour

Country: Thailand

9 Days | $2,860

Begin in the city of Chiang Mai before heading out into the countryside to discover Northern Thailand in this eight-day journey through the heart of Thai culture. Head to Mae Hong Son in the stunningly beautiful countryside in Northern Thailand. You will see amazing landscapes, meet fascinating hill tribes, explore caves, and visit a tea plantation. Continue on to Chiang Rai and enjoy the remarkable experience of visiting three countries in one day as you explore the Golden Triangle.

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Street food in Bangkok, Thailand

One-day itinerary: Bangkok’s Culinary Delights and Muay Thai Match

Country: Thailand

1 Day

Tour two of Bangkok's local markets, sampling must-try delicacies along the way. Enjoy lunch at the Aor Tor Kor Market - a local favorite for its fresh produce and seafood options. Your afternoon is free to explore or rest, and the evening features the excitement of Muay Thai boxing. This one-day itinerary idea will make you feel much less like a tourist and more like a participant in the vibrant Thai culture.

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Kayaking the hongs near Phuket, Thailand

One-day itinerary: Hongs by Starlight

Country: Thailand

1 Day

This unique tour, set up by the highly acclaimed John Gray’s Sea Canoe, highlights one of the most beautiful and unique locations in the world – Phang Nga Bay. Phang Nga Bay has witnessed a rapid growth in tourism in the past 20 years, not just for its pristine white beaches but also for its unique topography. The 400km-wide area is decorated with a display of uniquely-formed limestone karst islands, some just an outcrop of rock, others with low-lying land and beaches. Often likened to Guilin in China, or the magical Halong Bay in Vietnam, one of Phang Nga’s most appealing and captivating attractions are the ‘’hongs’’ , or lagoons, which lay hidden within the islands. It was these hidden worlds set among the towering limestone karsts that we went in search of with the Hongs by Starlight team.

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Elephant ride at Patara Elephant Farm

One-day itinerary: Mahout Training at Patara Elephant Farm

Country: Thailand

1 Day

The opportunity to build a relationship with an elephant is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Patara Elephant Farm will introduce you to the care and feeding of these gentle giants, while also taking you on a thrilling ride through the jungle to visit a local temple and waterfall. A great family-friendly activity that's fun for all ages.

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Koh Kood island beach

Remote Islands Beach Crawl Tour

Country: Thailand

7 Days | $1,180

Thailand is famous for its gorgeous island getaways, many of which are world famous destinations. Koh Kood and Koh Mak, on the other hand, are up-and-coming islands where you can soak up the unique culture and scenery of the Gulf of Thailand without the crowds you'd find on the more popular islands. We've designed this itinerary with a minimum of pre-planned activities, allowing you to fully relax and explore the islands at your leisure.

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Thailand

Thailand and Cambodia Adventure Tour – Locals’ Special

Countries: CambodiaThailand

16 Days | $4,880

This tour will get you up and moving as you tour Bangkok, cycle through northern Thailand, and connect with elephants, before heading to Siem Reap, Cambodia where you will not only see the amazing temples at Angkor Wat, but will also kayak the Tonle Sap Lake, find a personal connection with the locals in their villages, and give back to the community by spending an afternoon at Journeys Within Our Community. Finish off your adventure by trekking in the rainforest of Cardamom Mountains and relaxing by the river.

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Family adventures in Thailand with elephants

Thailand Songkran Festival Tour

Country: Thailand

10 Days | $2,845

10 April 2016  Bangkok: Arrival Arrive in Bangkok where you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Meals Included: None Overnight at Riva Surya Hotel – 1Double Premium Riva Room 11 April 2016   Bangkok: Riverside Public Transport City Tour You will be met by your guide at your hotel at 9.00am before joining a river express boat along the river to the flower market. Enjoy the sights and smells before taking a lively tuk-tuk ride to Wat Pho …

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Songkran Festival Thailand

Thailand Songkran Festival Tour for Families

Country: Thailand

10 Days | $9,500

The Thai New Year festival of Songkran is a great family-friendly way to get your feet wet (literally) with the traditions of Southeast Asia. This 10-day tour is designed to fit into an extended spring break vacation and will take families to some of Thailand's most iconic destinations. Start in Bangkok where you'll experience the nationwide water fight that is the Songkran festival. Next, head north to Chiang Mai where you'll explore temples and take part in the Patara Elephant Farm's Elephant Owner For A Day program. Finish up with a relaxing stay on the beaches of Phuket.

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Luxury tour of Thailand

The Secrets of Siam Luxury Thailand Tour

Country: Thailand

14 Days | $21,550

Start your journey through historic Siam in Bangkok, where our knowledgeable guide will help you unravel the secrets of this ancient empire – from the grand palace and emerald Buddha to the city’s intricate canals. Head north to Chiang Rai and become an Elephant researcher for a day at the Four Seasons Tented Camp. No first time trip to the former Siam would be complete without a stopover at one of the country’s most breath taking beaches.

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Family tour at Angkor Wat

Trekaroo Group Tour: First Time Asia for Families

Countries: CambodiaThailand

14 Days | $3,125

For families who are new to Southeast Asia, or just looking for a great way to see the region with other like-minded families, Thailand and Cambodia are the perfect countries to visit. The Thai and Cambodian people welcome traveling families with open arms, and both countries offer culture, diversity, history and some of the best beaches in the world.

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