Central Thailand

From Bangkok’s chaotic streets to Koh Kood’s picture-perfect beaches, Central Thailand is a diverse, ever-changing kaleidoscope of cultures and landscapes. Whether taking a train over the River Kwai, searching for elephants in Khao Yai, zipping around the capital in a tuk-tuk or simply escaping it all in Koh Chang, Central Thailand could empty most traveller’s bucket lists without ever leaving the region.

Central Thailand, the country’s most populous region, is also its most diverse for travellers. In a single day it’s possible to take a morning bike ride around Ayutthaya’s historical park, and in the evening be sipping cocktails at a sky bar in Bangkok. From paddleboarding on the River Kwai and watching fire dances on Koh Samet to jungle cooking courses in Khao Yai and lazy days in Hua Hin, Central Thailand offers a little something for every traveller.

Day Tours and Activities in Central Thailand

Huai Mae Khamin Waterfall and picnic lunch

Full Day |
Enjoy blissful nature without the crowds of Erawan. Huai Mae Khamin is the waterfall to visit from Kanchanaburi. It may be harder to find and further away, but the rewards are cascading falls, serene nature trails and a picnic lunch with beautiful views.

Discover Scuba Diving on Koh Kood

Full Day |
Koh Kood
Learn the ropes at scuba embarking on two dives at local coral reefs under the care of a certified dive instructor. Enjoy the opportunity to not only learn a new sport but to explore this fascinating underwater world filled with life and colour.

Market Mayhem in Bangkok

Full Day |
Rise and shine, it’s market time! Explore two of the country’s coolest and quirkiest markets on this fun-filled day out of Bangkok. Whether dodging trains or balancing on a boat while surveying souvenirs, this day is not your ordinary trip to the grocer.

Coral Propagation Course in Koh Kood

Full Day |
Koh Kood
Learn about coral propagation in this immersive full-day course. From learning about coral reef ecosystems to planting actual corals this experience offers a deeper, more intimate experience of Koh Kood’s reefs.

Ayutthaya Explorations by Bike (Day or Night Options)

Half Day |
Buddhas and Stupas. Chedis and Monasteries. Island kingdoms and tree-lined lanes. Explore all the magic of Ayutthaya on two wheels, with options for day or night cycling.

Merit Making: History and Culture in Bangkok

Full Day |
Dive deep into Bangkok’s living history and culture: soothing chants emanate from Wat Pho’s inner sanctum, monks purify prostrate believers at Wat Hua Lampong and religious awe takes centre stage the Grand Palace.

Street Eats by Tuk Tuk

Evening |
The sights, sounds, tastes and smells on this evening excursion are an explosion for the senses. Revel in an evening where chili, lemongrass, ginger and lime sizzle your palate while Bangkok’s city lights dazzle your eyes.

From the Streets to the Sky: A Bangkok Dining Experience

Evening |
Glitz and glamour or homey and humble? No need to choose as you explore Bangkok’s dining dichotomy, from simple street eats and restaurant tasting menus to cocktails in the sky.

Inspiring multi-day itineraries that include Central Thailand

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Culture, Craftwork and Cuisine

7 Days | 6 Nights
Ayutthaya, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Lamphun, Sukhothai

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Central and Northern Exploration

12 Days | 11 Nights
Ayutthaya, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Kanchanaburi, Lampang, Phayao

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Southern Thailand Nature Safari

10 Days | 9 Nights
Bangkok, Phang Nga, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Surat Thani

City Lights and Quiet Nights

7 Days | 6 Nights
Bangkok, Koh Kood

Koh Kood Island Escape

4 Days | 3 Nights
Koh Kood

Recommended Hotels in Central Thailand

Capella Bangkok

6 Star |
An opulent, lavish complex on the riverfront, Capella Hotel is everything a traveller could wish for – excellent service, beautifully-designed rooms, and fine-dining experiences. A fantastic base from which to explore the capital.

Soneva Kiri

6 Star |
Koh Kood
Soneva Kiri epitomises barefoot luxury. From its outstanding design to the plentiful activities and personal service on hand at all times, it’s the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime addition to any holiday.

Riva Surya Bangkok

4 Star |
Riva Surya Bangkok enjoys a central location by the river near Khao San Road. Its elegant simplicity combined with excellent service makes it a guaranteed comfortable stay.

Shanghai Mansion Bangkok

3 Star |
Shanghai Mansion Hotel is an expertly curated space that evokes the feel and vibe of 1930s Shanghai. With elegant rooms, delightful common areas, and an ideal location in the heart of Chinatown, this hotel is a great option offering value for money for visitors to Bangkok.

Lala Mukha Tented Camp Khao Yai

3 Star |
Khao Yai
Lala Mukha Tented Camp offers laid-back glamping with a mixture of modern conveniences and an embracement of nature in Khao Yai National Park.

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