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Thailand travel guide

Thailand's diversity makes it one of our all-time favorite destinations. The country is so much more than just beaches so beautiful they hurt your eyes. Like world-class diving, all night parties, hill tribe trekking, elephant encounters, bustling night markets, impressive temples and amazing food. After decades, this dynamic country still remains the top hotspot for travelers and a mecca for beach bums and culture vultures alike. Take a look at our Thailand travel guide to get to grips with why...
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Official language: Thai
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Name: Thai Baht
Code: THB
Symbol: ฿
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Top places to visit in Thailand

Say hello to Bangkok, one of the most fun and colorful cities in the world. Head north to Chiang Mai to trek to remote hill-tribe villages and bathe with elephants, before kicking back, partying and diving amidst some of the most beautiful islands in the world... Where will your quest to find paradise take you?

Things to do in Thailand

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Learn to snorkel & dive in Thailand

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Northern Thailand Hill tribe trekking

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Day trips & Excursions

Thai island hopping adventures

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Thai Island Hopper East | 8 days

Kicking off in Bangkok, this tour takes you to eastern Thailand's three gems: Koh Tao, famous for its snorkeling and turtle spotting, chilled out Koh Samui and the party paradise of Koh Phangan. It includes all transportation, accommodation and some meals.
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Thai Island Hopper West | 8 days

Stretch your sea legs; this is one hell of a journey. Starting in Phuket and ending in Krabi, you'll spend nine days exploring the Andaman's best islands, including Koh Phi Phi, the setting of The Beach. It includes all transport, accommodation and some meals.

Do I need a visa to travel to Thailand?

As long as you’re in possession of a valid U.S. passport with at least six months validity left on it, and proof of an onward ticket out of the country, you’ll be granted a free visa upon arrival in Thailand. You’re allowed 30 days in the country, but you can extend this to 60 days for a fee. *Visa and entry requirements are subject to change at any time. Please always check the current status with your applicable embassy prior to travel.

How do I extend my Thai tourist visa?

We get that 30 days in Thailand is barely enough to scrape the surface; you could get stuck for weeks on any one of the gorgeous islands. To extend your visa for another 30 days, you need to visit the Thai Immigration Bureau office, headquartered in Bangkok, or find an agent to contact them for you for an added fee. The cost currently sits around 1,900THB ($53) per 30 days. The maximum stay is 90 days.

Working visa

Thailand doesn’t offer a working visa but there are still plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture – teach English for 6–12 months surrounded by miles of beautiful beaches, historic temples, tropical jungle and some of the most motivated and lively students in the world.

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