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Thailand is renowned for pristine beaches. After all, the country comprises 1,430 islands, but that’s not the only reason it has been the world’s most popular tourist destination for the last few years. It has a rich history that dates back to the Paleolithic age, national parks that foster elephants and gibbons, traditional tribes that live in the hills, year-round sunny weather, and a mouthwatering cuisine! Add exceptional hospitality by warm and friendly Thai people, and you have a perfect destination to add your must-travel list.

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Why travel:  

Hill Tribe Trekking: The term “hill tribe” (Chao Khao in Thai) came about in the 1960s and collectively refers to the groups of ethnic minorities that live in Northern Thailand. Trek up into the mountains, stay in a communal village, spend time with shamans, farmers, and weavers, explore deep caves by bamboo raft, and enjoy the lush jungle scenery.

There has been growing evidence of exploitation of some hill tribes by tourism companies, and very little trickles down to them. We believe that hill tribe trekking should allow both travelers and villagers to benefit through cultural exchanges and better living standards without compromising the tribe’s traditional values. Our focus is to provide sustainable tourism, and we work with companies that help us empower these tribes.

Islands: With over 1,500 miles of coastline and over 1,400 paradisiacal islands to choose from, there is a perfect beach for everyone. Picturesque tropical islands like Ko Mak, Ko Jum, Ko Adang, and Ko Lanta are the kind you see on the postcards. Party animals can enjoy Ko Chang, Ko Samui, Ko Phanang, and Ko Tao. Swim, snorkel, or scuba in warm, clear waters, stunning vistas, and colorful marine life.

Khao Sok National Park: Stretching over an area of 285 sq. miles, Khao Sok National Park in southern Thailand is one of the world’s oldest rainforests. It is famous for its majestic karst mountain peak rising out of the beautiful emerald water of Cheow Lan Lake. Still unaffected by over-tourism, enjoy hiking on its extensive trail network, spot tons of wildlife, canoe or tube along the river, and sleep in the floating bungalows. A night safari to watch the jungle come alive at night is highly recommended.

Chiang Mai: Shrouded in misty mountains covered in jungles, the popular city of Chiang Mai is culturally rooted in Buddhism. It is home to Buddhist temples more than any other city in Thailand and a convenient hub for exploring northern Thailand. Explore an ethically run elephant sanctuary, go waterfall hopping, chat and meditate with monks, and take a Thai cooking class, Chiang Mai offers endless adventures.

Food: Thai food is sour, spicy, sweet, and salty – a delicious blend of spices, fragrances, and flavors that are elevated with the freshest ingredients, some of which you will find only in Thailand. Street food is the great equalizer and fundamental to Thai culture. Outdoor street stalls vendors whip up inexpensive, hot, and fresh dishes in seconds, and you can find world-class international food at the fine dining restaurants in all big and medium-sized cities. Enroll in a cooking class and learn the secrets of balancing flavors and spices.


When to go:

Best time to visit: Nov-Feb. The dry season with not-too-hot temperatures from 84°F-97°F is also a time of festivals in Thailand. It is also a good time for snorkeling and diving as the seas are calm. Koh Samui is an exception that gets a lot of rain.

High Season: Nov-Apr. 

Low Season: May-Oct. Although hot, wet, and humid, May and June are shoulder months with lower rates before the US and European summer vacation begins. Koi Samui sees less rain and a lot of crowd during these months. Sep and Oct are the wettest months.