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Thailand Holidays

Thailand Holidays

Thailand is one of the most popular Vacation destinations in South East Asia, thanks to its endless white sandy beaches, tropical rainforests, and unique cities. Perched on the Indochina peninsula, the country is delightfully rich in heritage and culture and you can visit ancient temples or ruins, or relax on beautiful beaches on remote islands, making it one of the most popular exotic holiday destinations in the world.

With Qatar Airways Holidays, you can choose a city break in Bangkok, a thrilling adventure in the dense tropical jungle, or a romantic island getaway surrounded by beaches and tranquil lagoons. No matter what you want from your holiday of a lifetime, you'll find it here in Thailand.

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Thailand Holidays Holiday Packages

You can scuba dive, snorkel, or just swim around in turquoise lagoons, or go island-hopping to lesser-known spots with a Thailand tour package. Get the most out of a travel package in Thailand with Qatar Airways Holidays and choose from several tours, activities, restaurants, and attractions.

You’ll find the best prices on beach retreats, city accommodation or luxury hotels in Thailand, so you can make the most out of your holiday this exotic jewel of a destination in South East Asia.

Thailand Holidays FAQ (Frequently asked questions)

When is the best time to travel to Thailand for a holiday?

When it comes to the weather, Thailand is a country of two halves. To the south, you can expect temperatures of between 20°C and 35°C for most of the year. While there is a monsoon season between May and September, the temperature is still warm. To avoid the rains, book your break between October and April. In the north, the monsoon season is a bit livelier and you can expect heavy rainfall between November and April. Most tourists flying here tend to arrive between May and October. The east and west coasts tend to be passed over by monsoons and remain warm throughout the year.

Where is the best place to travel in Thailand for a holiday?

For beach holidays, there are some fabulous hotspots where the beaches are second to none. Set in the south, Krabi offers a laidback vibe, exciting markets, and a slice of authentic Thai life. If you’re more of a city-lover, head to the busy metropolis of Bangkok. With sky-scraping towers and futuristic buildings, it feels like you’re on the set of a sci-fi film. Huge shopping malls, street markets and even floating markets offer plenty of opportunity for bargain-hunters. For a taste of local culture, you’ll find plenty of art galleries and museums to explore. Chiang Mai is packed with elegant temples, while Ayutthaya is the place to go if you want to find out more about the country’s rich history.

What is the latest travel advice for holidays in Thailand?

The Land of Smiles is warm and welcoming. However, there are still a few things you’ll need to be aware of to make the most of your holiday. While the shops, restaurants and hotels in the larger cities might accept credit cards, cash is the only form of payment accepted almost everywhere else. Be sure to keep your cash safe. Scooters are the most popular form of transport. If you’re tempted to rent one, make sure you wear a helmet. If you’re not experienced on two wheels then getting around by taxi may be a better option. Be sure to pack mosquito repellent, and as tempting as it may be to pat that cute puppy at the side of the road, don’t get too close to stray animals.

Thailand: amazing facts and reasons to visit

The Lopburi Monkey Festival – Held at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple each November, this festival sees the locals feeding around 600 monkeys in the belief it will bring them good luck.

Orchids from Thailand – Thailand is home to more than 1500 species of orchid and is the world’s largest exporter of this prized flower. Thailand is also famous for its Damask roses and rare chrysanthemums, which can be seen at the Chang Mai Flower Festival in February.

Phuket Vegetarian Festival – Also known as the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, this annual event is a great cultural experience that will give you a real taste of Thai life. Expect to see some unusual sights, such ‘mah song’ parade leaders, who are covered in some pretty extreme body piercings.

Which are the best places to visit in Thailand?

If you’re in the north, be sure to set some time aside to visit Chiang Rai. A lush backdrop of mountains, jungles, river houses and some of the country’s most beautiful temples, such as the world-famous White Temple. Go shopping at the Night Bazaar or immerse yourself in local art at the Baan Dam Museum. To experience Thailand’s natural beauty at its best, head to Koh Phangan. While it was once famous for its Full Moon parties, today it’s much more chilled out and peppered with tranquil temples and yoga centres. There are jungle tours, where you can explore the rainforests under the expert eye of a guide.

What are the best tour packages in Thailand?

To stay close to the city, but to be able to leave it behind at the end of a hard day’s sightseeing, Bangkok’s Shangri-La Hotel is the place to go. Luxurious and laidback, it’s within easy reach of superb shopping and outstanding attractions. However, if you’ve got your eye on sand, sea and sunshine, the Outrigger Laguna Rigger Phuket Beach Resort ticks all the right boxes. Ideal for couples and families, it’s set by a stunning lagoon and offers cuisine from across the world. For an A-lister-standard holiday, check out the private villas at the Banyan Tree Phuket. Perfect for a romantic break, you can stroll through landscaped gardens, sit by the lagoon, learn Thai cooking, and unwind in the indulgent Spa Sanctuary.

Why go on holiday to Thailand with Qatar Airways Holidays?

If you want to explore a country that is overflowing with beautiful beaches, outstanding attractions, exciting cities and is underscored with a tranquillity and spirituality that is genuinely unique, then Thailand should be at the top of your list. Package deals to Thailand with Qatar Airways Holidays take care of every detail including hotels, flights and transfers, so all you have to do is relax and enjoy your experience of one of the most exquisite and exotic holiday destinations in the world.

Good to know

Time Zone

GMT+7 hours

Languages

Thai, with English spoken in main tourist areas

Dialing Code

+66

Electricity

230V 50Hz

Currency

Thai baht

Thailand Holidays Experiences

  • The capital Bangkok is famous for its lively nightlife, floating markets on canals, unique culinary street vendors and entertainment venues. The Grand Palace in Bangkok was once home to Thai kings, and it’s now used for ceremonial events. Don’t miss the two-foot-tall statue of the Emerald Buddha carved from of green jade located on the grounds, as well as pagodas with decorative gilded rooftops.
  • You’ll find a Thailand culinary experience is best sampled in Bangkok, where street vendors serve delicious dishes in Yaowarat, or you can head to restaurants for traditional Thai curries or noodles.
  • If you want to really immerse yourself in Thai culture then take an elephant ride at Bophut Elephant Camp on Koh Samui, or learn how to cook at the Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts.
  • Thailand is much more than just Bangkok, though. Ko Phi is a small archipelago in the south with stunning beaches and aquamarine waters, while Koh Phangan is famously known for its Full Moon Party. You can enjoy Patong’s vibrant nightlife, and if you want a lively nightlife scene and more, head to Phuket where beaches are plentiful and set against emerald-sloped mountains.
  • Thailand’s diving sites and marine parks span 3,000km and are home to coral and diverse marine creatures. Go hiking in Khao National Park with its flowing waterfalls and thriving wildlife, or head to Safari World and get close to zebras and giraffes. Kids will love theme parks like Dream World and Siam Park City, where they can ride on roller coasters or have fun in the water park.
  • No visit to Thailand would be compete without seeing magnificent temples including Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew, and the riverside Wat Arun.

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