Small Group Tours of ThailandGET AWAY FROM THE CROWDS AND SEE THE LAND OF SMILES A DIFFERENT WAY
Located in the center of Southeast Asia, Thailand is truly at the heart of the region. Looking over a map of Thailand will reveal a country whose borders form the rough shape of an elephant’s head: the head and ears forming the mostly landlocked northern and eastern provinces and the trunk extending down the Malaysian peninsula between the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand.
The geography of Thailand features many natural borders with neighboring countries: a mountainous border with Myanmar (Burma) to the north and west; a long stretch of the Mekong River separating Thailand from Laos to the north and east; and the Mekong River and the Dongrak Mountains delineating the border of Cambodia to the east.
Thailand is a country with abundant natural resources, including a wide variety of flora and fauna, and distinct ecological zones. There are over 100 Thailand national parks, including more than 20 marine parks, and each park features unique attractions, outstanding facilities, and opportunities to see animals in Thailand. Those interested in trekking, mountain biking, photography, birding, camping, scuba diving, or getting up close to exotic animals in Thailand have many options to choose from.
A visit to a Thailand beach or one of the many Thailand islands is an opportunity for visitors to relax, experience exotic marine life, or even learn to scuba dive. However, across Thailand, whether at a beach, island, or Thailand National Park visitors will discover unique flora and fauna and distinct ecological zones, from the temperate forests of the northern mountains and the plains of central Thailand to the savannahs of the northeast and the mangrove forests of the southern coasts. Animals in Thailand include not only elephants and monkeys but also bears and whale sharks, the world’s largest fish.
Eco-oriented activities in Thailand range from trekking, kayaking, nature photography, camping and snorkeling to spotting exotic birds and other animals in Thailand unlike those found elsewhere in the world. However, simply relaxing and enjoying the pristine beauty of unspoiled Thai nature may be the most rewarding experience of all.
Baktrax Tours to Thailand
We have many fantastic tours in Thailand, all at very low cost and some that take you to places rarely visited by tourists so that you get a taste of the real Thailand, below are just a few...
While all Baktrax trips try to show you the real culture of the destinations you visit this tour is great for those visiting Asia for the very first time and who want to see... Continue reading →
North Thailand Explorer
This North Thailand small group tour needs a little bit of energy as Hilltribe Trekking from Pai takes a bit of effort to get to the local hill tribe villages... Continue reading →
Isan, Insects & Laos Tour
This small group tour gets off the major tourist paths in both north eastern Thailand and southern Laos. Try some fried insects in Isaan for dinner... Continue reading →
Shopping in Thailand
There are almost innumerable products to select from when shopping in Thailand, from international brand name products to hand made crafts. Many visitors are particularly interested in shopping for Thai arts & crafts, including paintings, wood carvings, handicrafts, lacquerware, nielloware, pewterware, and hand loomed silks and cottons, especially those made by the hill tribe peoples. Hand made textiles by the Hmong are especially sought after and can be found in the markets of northern Thailand.
Thai Cottons & Batik
Hand woven Thai cotton cloth has become almost as renowned as Thai silk, owing to its durability and flexibility. Thai cotton is used to create clothing, bed linens, table linens, rugs, bags, and other household items. Hill tribe and batik designs are also immensely popular, with each province of Thailand producing its own unique styles and products.
Mudmee (tie-dyed) Silk
Mudmee is a unique style of Thai silk, produced in the northeastern Thai provinces. Mudmee silk is produced from tie-dyed silk threads, which are hand woven in unique designs featuring intricate patterns of color. The Mudmee style is specific to northeastern Thailand and the Queen of Thailand has developed the production of this Thai craft to promote rural development; Mudmee silk is regularly worn by members of the royal family.
Thai people eat Thai food for more than mere sustenance, enjoyably snacking throughout the day and well into the wee hours of the morning. Thai restaurants, street stalls, and bars are more than eateries, they are places for people to get together and enjoy each other’s company as well as dine on some incredibly tasty Thai food. Eating is a Thailand nightlife attraction in its own right!
Most menus in Thai restaurants read like phone books: filled with pages upon pages of different dishes. Be adventurous and try some exotic dishes; if you are eating with a group, you should order Thai family style so that everyone can order something and all can try to find something he or she enjoys.
In addition to restaurants however, Thai people frequently eat food at food stalls along the street or at outdoor markets. Furthermore, many parts of Thailand feature numerous foreign eateries that serve European, Middle Eastern, and other Asian cuisines.