Why visit Thailand with Contiki?

Seriously special stays

From jungle rafts in Kanchanaburi, night train bunk beds to Surat Thani, our Thailand trips for 18-35s are studded with stays that’ll make you feel like a local.

Explore with a local

As well as Trip Managers, you’ll travel with local experts to give you the inside scoop on every destination & even show you their favourite hotspots.

Spice up your visit

Of course, you’ll try some authentic Pad Thai. But you’ll also discover the hidden food scene, and even learn how to cook authentic delicacies from a local head chef!


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Thailand tour reviews

An amazing trip, well planned around the islands with a superb trip manager! See all the magical places in the East Thai islands.

- Rachael Corlett, Thai Island Hopper East

I loved everything we did as well as all the extra activities that were offered to us! Our trip manager Jasmine was absolutely amazing! [...]

- Bridget Rickard, Northern Thai Highlights

Unbelievable service from start to finish! Zoe our trip manager was outstanding. Would travel again with contiki in a heartbeat, and would recommend then.

- Ryan Howe, Total Thailand

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Frequently asked questions about Thailand travel

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What is the currency used in Thailand?

That’d be the Thai Baht, or just THB.

Do I need a visa to travel to Thailand?

This will depend on your citizenship. Luckily for you, we made a helpful visa guide that’ll tell you everything you need to know.

When is the best time to visit Thailand?

Thailand is stunning all year round. But the most popular time to visit Thailand is between November and February. The weather is nice and cool, perfect for beach days. But if you’ve got a tight budget, you could visit during the March to June – fewer tourists & cheaper stays too!

What should I pack for a trip to Thailand?

Your passport, of course! But other than that, these are a few essentials you’ll need for your trip to Thailand:

• Sun protection: You’re gonna be the tropics. So be ready for sunny, sultry days (that are best spent on an island)
• Insect repellent: We love forest exploration, but not bug bites.
• Light clothing: Made from breathable fabric that’s loose on you.
• Modest clothes: If you’re planning on visiting temples and religious sites, you’ll be expected to be fully covered.
• Comfy shoes: For walking around the vibrant night markets and streets.

What is ATM access like in Thailand?

Good! You’ll find ATMs to be easily accessible in most tourist hotspots and urban destinations. You might wanna carry some cash with you if you’re visiting a rural spot.

How many days should I spend in Thailand?

Usually, around 7-10 days are enough to explore all the popular hotspots in Thailand. But if you’re interested in an island hopping adventure, you could always spend a few more days lounging at a white-sand beach.

Is it customary to tip in Thailand?

It might not be mandatory, but it’s definitely appreciated. So, if you loved the food or service (which you will, you’re in Thailand after all), you could always leave a small tip.

Is tap water safe to drink in Thailand?

Tap water is generally safe to drink in Bangkok. But you’ll never find the locals drinking it. So, it’s probably best to stick to bottled water when you’re in Thailand.

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