Thailand has been a tourist magnet recently, with tourists from around the world naming this beautiful country as their favorite tropical destination. The country is full of undiscovered treasures of nature that leave you enthralled and mesmerized, every time you visit it. The local culture is rich and vibrant which is why people cannot help fall in love with the place. With the local governments, keen interest in tourism development, Thailand today has many attractions that make it an ideal holiday destination for families with kids as well.
The country is so huge and diverse that it often becomes difficult to plan a tour that gives you a complete flavor of the country. Although it is next to impossible to discover everything Thailand on a single trip, this itinerary will help you cover all major destinations in the best way possible.
The Ultimate Itinerary to Discover Thailand
Phuket should be the first destination that you should be visiting in Thailand. Some airlines offer direct flights to Phuket, but if you are unable to get one of the direct flights, you can easily find a quick domestic connection after landing in the Thai capital. Phuket is the largest island of the country and has everything to offer that you could possibly want on a perfect vacation. If you have limited time and want to pick a single destination, Phuket should be your pick, for it has a little bit of everything Thailand to offer. The Patong beach is a lively and happening beach strip that is full of eateries, bars, and shopping areas. You will find everything from street food to fine dining options. Attractions include water parks, cultural shows, temple tours, white water rafting, elephant trekking and much more.
If you want someplace more exotic and secludes, book yourself on a boat trip to Koh Phi Phi to explore the gorgeous Maya Bay dominated with gorgeous limestone formations.
After a happening and touristy Phuket, Krabi offers a much-needed break with serene beaches. The beaches in Krabi are not as crowded and noisy as those in Phuket and the nightlife is also quite limited. However, the limited economic activity in Krabi is a major plus point since it helps to sustain the raw nature and helps you unwind and rejuvenate your system without feeling exhausted and drained. Krabi can be easily accessed by air if you plan to skip Phuket, and can also be accessed via road and sea from Phuket.
Once done with Phuket and Krabi, the next stop should be Koh Samui. Koh Samui is a complete getaway destination in itself, which is why many people even plan dedicated short getaways to Samui as well. You will feel the rustic natural vibes of the place as soon as you will land at the beautiful little Samui airport that cannot be compared to any airport in the world. The airport is designed to blend with the general aura of the environment and follows a rainforest theme. With world class reports overlooking the pristine shores, you will fall in love with the place for the heavenly beauty. You can book Samui tours to explore the hauntingly beautiful temples, trekking the jungles, zip lining and bungee jumping and exploring the nearby villages.