Thailand, also known as the Land of Smiles, is a jewel of Southeast Asia. Developed enough to provide most comforts yet still wild enough to offer off-the-beaten path adventure, Thailand is a country ripe with opportunity for once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences. Whether you start with the world-class beaches in the south or the mountain villages in the north, Thailand will not disappoint.
Cities like Bangkok and Chiang Mai are bustling hives of activity and commerce, but you haven’t really seen the country until you’ve trekked in the mountains or enjoyed some face-time with elephants or the bold monkeys. Thailand’s attractions are diverse and each provides a rewarding and memorable experience in its own way.
A majority of the locals speak Thai, but being a tourist driven economy, most locals also speak enough English to help the average tourist get by. A typical Thai itinerary should see you digging into cuisine that draws starved foodies to its streets, and sprawling on beautiful beaches buzzing with water sports by day and hedonistic parties by night.