Thailand doesn’t stop at bustling Bangkok markets and a hammock on the beach. Behind the beachside bungalows and luxury spa retreats, you’ll find snapshots of Thai life with aromatic street vendors, tuk tuks, junglestrewn temples and giant Buddhas.
Thailand is hot all year round but it does experience some pretty awesome thunderstorms, particularly in the rainy season. The main rainy season falls between May and October (although it can rain at any time of the year!) but don't let this put you off. The downpours are usually short and sharp and the scenery can be pretty spectacular - plus you'll bag yourself some sweet deals on accommodation and flights if you go during off-peak times. However, the rain can make getting around a little bit trickier so bear this in mind if you're short on time. Mind you, being stranded on a paradise Thai island for an extra day or two isn't the worst thing in the world...
Getting to Thailand is pretty easy, with regular flights to and from most major airports. Return fares, one-ways, student tickets...you name, we got it! Search below to find the cheapest flights to Bangkok, Phuket and more with exclusive fares for students and those under 26.Search flights to Thailand
For the independent and indecisive amongst you, flexible hop-on hop-off bus passes are a great way to see Asia on the cheap. No matter how far you want to travel, a bus pass will take you anywhere you want to go, even to off the beaten track places that aren't on a map! Plus, you'll meet loads of like-minded travel buddies. No being tied to dates, times or bed posts - just flexible adventures.
If you would prefer a bit of structure but still a lot of freedom - a hop-on hop-off bus pass is for you. Plus it is a great way to meet mates! Choose from guided yet flexible passes with lots of local experiences such as homestays or independent hop-on hop-off with loads of included experiences. Alternatively, beach bums can choose a flexible island hopping pass valid for up to 5 months!See all bus passes
From sun drenched sands to peaceful temples and party islands to bustling Bangkok – Thailand has so much to offer. Why not trek through jungles and discover hidden waterfalls and local hill tribes? See it all for less and meet friends for life on a fantastic adventure tour or package with up to 20% off!Find Out More
Take a step back as Thailand throws everything it's got at you; friendly people, sacred sites from days gone by and the best beaches...oh, the beaches *sigh*. Laze on pure white sands and dunk yourself in sparkling blue seas on the Thai Islands, explore Chiang Mai or bag yourself a bargain at a Bangkok market...
Energy-consuming, humid, heaving, chattering with beeping horns, whooshing tuk tuks and rowdy street markets; this is Thailand's capital. You'll either love it or hate it. Be mesmerised by the unrelenting traffic, glitzy MBK Mall, resplendent Grand Palace and 5.5-ton Golden Buddha. Eat pad thai, listen to live reggae at a rooftop bar, then get haggling for a pair of bright orange cheap Ray-Bans.find out more
Welcome to the rolling green foothills, sacred temples and lush landscapes of Northern Thailand. Wander through the bustling night bazaar and jam to live music in one of Chiang Mai's many bars then head for the hills where you'll hike through remote villages and learn the secrets to jungle survival.Northern Thailand
The cashew-shaped isle of Koh Tao undisputedly offers some of the best and cheapest diving on the Gulf of Thailand. Grab your flippers and snorkel on Shark Bay (they're harmless black-tip reef sharks) or throw yourself in the deep end and try wreck diving to discover World War II submarines and battleships. You'll be in no hurry to leave this small but perfectly formed former pirates' hideout.Thai Island Hopping & Sailing
Koh Phi Phi is probably the most iconic, picture-postcard image of Thailand, catapulted into notoriety by box office hit 'The Beach'. Limestone cliffs, aquamarine waters and glinting white sands, the six-island archipelago is easily accessible by boat from Phuket. Get up close with hoards of monkeys on Monkey Island and camp overnight on Maya Bay. Bliss!Free Nights in Thailand
Don't spend all your time in a Bangkok bar or stuck on an island beach. While both are understandably vital to many who visit this beautiful country, there's also a lot more to see here. Hike through thick jungle and gleaming rice paddies in the northern mountains and learn first-hand about life in a hill tribe, learn how to cook up mouth-watering Thai cuisine or sail the high seas in a catamaran. Check out our top Thailand experiences below...
Get out there and island hop from one idyllic Thai island to the next! This mesmerising corner of Asia is brimming with sublime rays, rugged landscapes, mouth-watering Thai cuise and azure snorkelling hotspots. Anchor up under the stars at these well-known and off-the-radar islands in a catamaran, complete with an experienced skipper. Prepare to enjoy a little slice of paradise!See All Sailing Tours
Thailand is awash with tropical beaches and castaway islands. Over on the west coast live the high-life in bustling Phuket, relax on picture perfect Koh Phi Phi and check out the limestone cliffs of Krabi. Don't miss out on the east coast either - explore the jungle and exotic beaches of Koh Samui, go wild at a Full Moon Party and more. Discover your perfect Thai beach escape!
find out more
Thailand is famous for it's raucous Full Moon parties. Join thousands of ravers in garishly coloured neon paint, swigging Sangsom buckets, watching fire skipping and dancing to international DJs. Although the full moon party is the big one, make sure you check out the black moon and half-moon parties too. They're smaller and have a friendlier vibe than their hugely popular neighbour.Full moon survival tips
Learn to dive and hang out in cool beaches! There's plenty of incredible moments under the sea to be had, and now you can with our diving packages which will allow you to explore the fish-filled waters of Thailand with a certified scuba instructor.Find Out More
Welcome to the rolling green foothills, sacred temples and lush landscapes of Northern Thailand. Wander through bustling bazaars and jam to live music in Chiang Mai's reggae bars then head to for the hills. Spend your nights in traditional bamboo huts, meeting local hill tribes, rafting down rivers, and cooling off in tumbling waterfalls. Check out our favourite packages in Northern Thailand.Find out more
Take a step back as Thailand throws everything it's got at you; friendly people, sacred sites from days gone by and plenty of beaches! Make it a hat trick with cheap flights to Thailand fr £319 and exclusive fares for students and under 25'sFind out more
If you've packed in the day job to embark on a journey of complex self-analysis, or if you've just got a little more time on your hands, there are some great volunteering opportunities in Thailand, including volunteering with elephants. If you've fallen head over heels for Southeast Asia, why not extend your trip to Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos or beyond? We've got Southeast Asia adventure tours for those short on time and money. You'll meet loads of like-minded travellers and have access to bags of insider knowledge, so you don't miss a thing.
Do something good for both you and the world around you and try a volunteer project in Thailand. Our volunteering with elephants projects in Thailand are some of our most popular - bathe, feed and fall in love with these majestic grey giants. Other favourites include teaching children English, helping local communities and protecting Thailand's tropical beaches and coastline fr £327.See all Volunteering trips
From sun drenched sands to peaceful temples and party islands to bustling Bangkok – Thailand has so much to offer. Why not trek through jungles and discover hidden waterfalls and local hill tribes in northern Thailand, travel around tropical paradise islands or find a bargain in Bangkok's floating markets?See all adventure tours