Thailand is an exhilarating tapestry of people and places, from traditional, rural villages to urban chic. Weaving through the great diversity of ‘upcountry’ and city lifestyles is a shared spirit of tolerance, warmth to guests and a love of fun, or ‘sanuk.’
Thailand’s natural heritage is no less inspiring: emerald fields of rice paddy swaying in the cool October breeze; turquoise seas embroidered with white sand islands; vibrant, verdant forests; rivers meandering through fruit orchards and rolling savannah.
Good news for responsible travellers is the sheer variety of tour operators, accommodation, and local projects which are working to be greener, cleaner and kinder. Thailand is also an easy country to travel around and to get off the beaten track.
There are options across a spectrum of styles and budgets. Stay with a local farming or fishing family, learn about local life and celebrate the inspiring, living relationships between Thai people and the environment. Travellers preferring to check in and chill-out can book into our recommended luxury resorts and spas where you can relax, assured your hosts are making meaningful efforts to conserve water and electricity, reduce waste and benefit local people.Visitors on a spiritual journey can study Buddhism, meditation, traditional massage and medicine, or Thai martial arts, through a combination of guided study and hands-on practice.