A glimpse into boundless activities and the warmth of locals reveals accessible adventures within the “Land of Smiles.” Whether you’re traveling with family or friends, find the epic experiences amidst Thailand’s astonishing natural beauty — from sea kayaking through aquamarine waters of Mu Koh Ang Thong National Park to riding on the back of an elephant.
Nature’s treasures shine bright when viewed from Thailand’s shimmering waters, where endless choices abound for travelers of every age and skill level — from groups of relaxed explorers to generations of active adventurers.
Paddle together in a small fleet of sea kayaks around the beaches of Krabi in southern Thailand or the islands in Phang Nga Bay, where you’ll gently glide through sea caves and delight in spotting monkeys and lizards on the outlying limestone karsts.
Experiences by water needn’t necessarily be active feats. Hire a long-tail boat to paddle through the canals comprising 100-year-old Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where merchants pile their waterborne shops high with fruits and souvenirs.
Delve deeper into Thailand’s diverse beauty with these easily navigable, nature-filled activities that will fill travelers of all ages with a sense of wonder.
Bang Kra Jao
Tea Plantation in northern Chiang Mai Province
Spend quality moments with precious pachyderms at the Elephant Nature Park. You can take a day to help care for these lumbering creatures, spend a night among the herd or even dedicate a week of your time. At Chiang-Dao Chiang Mai Elephant Training Center, see how elephants are lovingly trained with mahouts and then freely roam the forest where you might encounter them bathing in the Ping River.
Panda at Chiang Mai Zoo
Ascend Doi Suthep mountain by foot or hop on a red songthaew “truck taxi” to reach the Wat Phra That temple complex with its stunning golden spire and statues of both Buddha and Lord Ganesh — a shining example of Thailand’s religious that embrace both Buddhism and Hinduism. At the bottom of the mountain, everyone will be charmed by the Chiang Mai Zoo, an ideal spot for animal lovers to spy giraffes and cuddly pandas.
Create New Memories in Thailand
The many facets of Thailand are too plentiful to encompass in just one journey, but no matter what you choose to explore with your loved ones by your side, you’re guaranteed to bring home a lifetime of memories together.