Thailand is filled with activities for any globetrotting groupie traveling with a purpose wanting to immerse themselves in the heart and soul of this “Land of Smiles.” Thailand offers a diverse range of cultural encounters, fascinating historical sites, and sun-drenched island resorts. For culture vultures, sports enthusiasts, foodies and wellness seekers alike, Thailand will not disappoint. Exploring special interests is also much more fulfilling when like-minded Globetrotters travel together, and Goway’s Groups Only has the experience and expertise to make that happen.
FOR THE CULTURE VULTURE OR HISTORY BUFF
Thailand’s ancient cities, monuments and traditional villages are among the country’s greatest attractions. Delving into the story of Siam’s ancient kingdoms is one of the best ways to absorb Thai history. This story takes you from the palaces and temples of Bangkok to the legendary River Kwai, to Sukhothai, the first capital of Siam, to the ancient villages in Thailand’s far north. A customized 10 to 14-day itinerary travelling this path through history is sure to enthrall any culture and history buff.
FOR THE SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS
For the active groupie, Thailand offers a surprising array of activities for anyone wanting to embrace their outdoor passion in a foreign land. A golfer’s paradise, Thailand’s southern beach resorts, as well as the cities of Bangkok and Pattaya, have championship golf course resorts to suit every preference. All are located in highly accessible areas with fast and convenient door-to-door transfers possible within hours. If golf is not your group’s forte, then how about diving off the islands dotting the Gulf of Thailand or jungle trekking in Khao Sok National Park in the south or even cycling through traditional villages in the far north.
FOR THE FOODIES
A longtime foodie’s favourite, Thailand is fast emerging as an international culinary centre. Locally-inspired chefs are re-invigorating the country’s famed traditional flavours and culinary heritage with a commitment to sustainable, locally produced foods, from fruits and vegetables to meats… even coconut milk. Thailand’s growing number of artisan breweries are also gaining worldwide acclaim. A culinary group can explore Bangkok with a foodie inspired walking tour, visiting local cafes, bakeries, local markets and street stalls, as well as hands-on cooking classes led by expert chefs at a popular cooking school. In Chiang Mai, foodie groups will have a true farm to plate experience, strolling local farm fields, stopping at a roadside produce stands, and, best of all, cooking and tasting their creations, all guided by an expert chef.
FOR THE WELLNESS SEEKERS
A land full of tropical jungles, misty waterfalls, green valleys, and tropical islands circled by white-sand beaches, it’s no wonder that Thailand has become a favourite destination for wellness seekers. Yoga and health retreats catering to small groups are dotted throughout the country. Two of Thailand’s famous retreats catering to groups are the Amatara Wellness Resort on the Island of Phuket and the Chiva-Som Health Resort located in Hua Hin, south of Bangkok. Both offer health consultations, yoga classes, massage therapies, fitness classes, and spa services, all amidst tropical gardens and beaches. After a few days of touring, what better way for your group to relax and rejuvenate than at a beachside resort before flying home.
See our detailed Extraordinary Thailand itinerary on Goway.com