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

Cycling the Hidden History of Bangkok

Half Day |
Bangkok

Bike Bangkok: The Mangrove Forests of Bang Krachao

Half Day |
Bangkok
This rewarding Bangkok cycling tour trades the busy city streets for a more relaxing ride through the peninsula of Bang Krachao. Known as the ‘green lungs’ of Bangkok due to its shape and innate environmental benefits, this superb exploration introduces a unique way of life, far removed from the skyscrapers and concrete city sprawl.

Bangkok Tuk-Tuk Morning Tour

Half Day |
Bangkok
A brief morning foray into some of the emblematic sites of Bangkok, including the Grand Palace and the giant swing.

Hua Hin Wonders and Wine

Half Day |
Hua Hin
Delve into the history of Hua Hin through insights at the pier and at the railway station before heading to the vineyard to taste some local wines.

From Heritage to Modernity in Bangkok

Full Day |
Bangkok
Enjoy a jam-packed day of exploring Bangkok, taking in its fascinating mix of heritage and modernity, with iconic golden temples and sprawling shopping complexes.

Khao Yai Night Safari

Evening |
Khao Yai
Enjoy the fascinating wildlife of Khao Yai national park from a different perspective as guests view the native creatures by night.

Sam Roi Yod National Park

Full Day |
Prachuap Khiri Khan
Explore the beauty of Sam Roi Yod National Park, taking in the scale of the limestone cliffs, a wonderful beach, and an awe-inspiring cave. Also, get a glimpse into local life with a trip to a thriving fishing community

Hua Hin Heritage Evening

Evening |
Hua Hin
Enjoy an evening tuk-tuk tour of Hua Hin that offers introductory insights into the city. Admire the beautiful railway station, feast on fresh seafood, and browse the night market.

Perspectives of Bangkok

Half Day |
Bangkok
Enjoy a half-day tour of Bangkok that starts by exploring the quieter canals of Thonburi. Dive into the past at Jim Thompson’s House before heading upwards at the Mahanakorn Skywalk.

Huai Mae Khamin Waterfall and picnic lunch

Full Day |
Kanchanaburi
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 |
Bangkok
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 |
Ayutthaya
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 |
Bangkok
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 |
Bangkok
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 |
Bangkok
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

Tripseed Exclusive

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 |
Bangkok
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.

Ariyasom Villa

5 Star |
Bangkok
Ariyasom Villa is a charming, luxury Bangkok boutique with landscaped grounds centred around an authentic 1940s Thai house, showcasing Thai design and local artwork.

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.

Hintok River Camp, Hellfire Pass

3 Star |
Kanchanaburi
The Hintok River Camp is a resort of 38 elegant, safari-style tents right beside the River Kwai. Stay in luxury and comfort at this historically-significant location with plenty of activities nearby.

Riva Surya Bangkok

4 Star |
Bangkok
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.

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.

Shanghai Mansion Bangkok

3 Star |
Bangkok
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.

Asita Eco Resort

3 Star |
Samut Songkhram
Asita Eco Resort is a collection of suits and villas that evoke traditionally Thai rural simplicity while satisfying the expectations of an international hotel, situated idyllically alongside a tranquil canal.

Raweekanlaya Resort

3 Star |
Bangkok
This former royal residence is reimagined into a minimalist luxurious hotel that offers a calming elegance enhanced by the award-winning wellness centre.

Sala Rattanakosin Bangkok

4 Star |
Bangkok
A chic hotel adapted from a former warehouse with a central Bangkok location. Situated right on the banks of the Chao Praya River with spellbinding views.

High Season Pool Villa & Spa

5 Star |
Koh Kood

iuDia, Ayutthaya

4 Star |
Ayutthaya
iuDia hotel is a small boutique hotel with a pool located right on the river in Ayutthaya, perfect for exploring the ancient temples and palaces nearby.

The FloatHouse River Kwai Resort

5 Star |
Kanchanaburi
The Float House is a complex of luxury floating villas upon the River Kwai. The stylish villas combine natural materials with modern amenities for the perfect experience.

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