4 High-End Thailand Travel Tours You Can Feel Good About
Get the local experience with Global Basecamps
So, you’ve settled on a destination: Thailand. You may have already added a few key attractions to your must-see list. But have you thought about what you really want from your next vacation? An amazing experience? Memories that will last a lifetime? Pictures that’ll break the internet? What if we told you: you can do all that and more while also giving back to the communities you’re visiting. That’s the mission for sustainable travel purveyors Global Basecamps. The 10-year-old Encinitas company sees tourism as a way to drive change in the country its clients visit and focuses on responsible tourism that bolsters economic development, cultural exchange and ecological conservation efforts.
Tourism is big business in Thailand. Global Basecamps’ trips to Thailand center around helping the little guy though. That means you’ll be dining and lodging at locally owned establishments, which also ups the authenticity of your experience. And Global Basecamps expert tour guides are locals, too, so you’ll be sure to get some insider info and unique access to spots a little off the beaten path sure to exceed expectations. And the best part is Global Basecamps’ trips are private and customizable, meaning they’ll design your itinerary based on your preferences, then when the time comes, all you have to do is show up for stress-free fun.
What are you waiting for? Check out these four amazing Thailand tours, each can be customized to match your specific travel priorities and dates.
The country’s capital is home to more than 11 million people, historic Buddhist temples filled with ornate shrines and gilded figurines, and some of the best street food around. Explore the hidden side of the city on a walking tour led by an expert guide. Hop in a tuk tuk and see what makes this vibrant city tick or board a long-tail boat and find out why Bangkok is known as the “Venice of the East.”
Pristine Beaches & Tropical Islands
Marvel over miles of powder-soft sand and warm turquoise water as you island hop through this tropical paradise. Snorkel through coral reefs at Hong Island, then relax the night away in a luxurious seaside boutique hotel on the picturesque island of Koh Kood.
Chang Mai & Northern Thailand
Chang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city, is home to colorful open-air markets, stunning waterfalls and many other opportunities for outdoor adventures. Watch the sunset from atop 19th century Buddhist temple Wat Prathat Doi Suthep then indulge in a big bowl of local favorite khao soi, a dish made with noodles, coconut milk and curry. Spend an afternoon with a local family and learn to make traditional Northern Thailand cuisine from scratch. And don’t miss out on the chance to visit the Patara Elephant Farm.
Ayutthaya & Sukhothai
Often passed over on mainstream tours, this pair of ancient cities were the capitals for Thai kings in the 13th and 14th centuries. A giant sitting Buddha will greet you when you arrive at Wat Niwet Thamprawat temple, then tour the temple ruins recently named a World Heritage Site. Head to Thailand’s oldest park, Khao Yai National Park, for a guided nighttime safari and look for elephants, tigers, leopards, Asiatic black bears, monkeys and more.
These are just a few of the incredible experiences you could have on your Thailand adventure. Visit globalbasecamps.com or call (866) 577-2462 for a free quote for your trip of a lifetime.