Get ready: when you visit freewheeling, dynamic Thailand, you’ll be fully immersed in a sensory wonderland. From the delectable aromas of street vendors’ freshly prepared snacks to the neon hues of downtown Bangkok and the soothing breezes along the Mekong River, there’s so much to see and do in this corner of Southeast Asia.
Begin your escorted tour in the thriving capital city. Home to more than eight million people, few cities on Earth are as colourful and eclectic as Bangkok. Or as renowned for their culinary scenes: a tuk tuk tour of the city’s bustling food markets is the perfect introduction to Thailand (later on, you can even get a first-hand lesson in Thai flavours during a cookery class).
Bangkok is also rich in sightseeing opportunities. Travel by boat through the city’s khongs, or canals, visit the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market, and stop at both the Wat Arun temple and the opulent Grand Palace, within which the precious Emerald Buddha resides.
Beyond Bangkok, you’ll travel from ancient cities to historic temples. Discover the Golden Triangle region – where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos meet – and embark on a scenic boat tour of the Mekong River. As a counterpoint to buzzing Bangkok, a tour of the hilly city of Chiang Mai – known as ‘the Rose of the North’ – is the perfect conclusion to your coach holiday adventure.