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Where to book Thailand holiday packages

Thinking of Thailand? Check out these fantastic holiday deals and top destinations before you travel.

As the gateway to Southeast Asia, Thailand sees over 35 million visitors each year coming to explore the country’s diverse landscape.

With the perfect combination of exotic beaches, picturesque mountainscapes and vibrant cities, there are endless ways to enjoy your time here. So why not start planning your holiday right away, with these great holiday deals.

Where to book Thailand holiday packages

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1. British Airways

British Airways considers Bangkok, Koh Samui and Phuket as the top destinations in Thailand right now. Book a holiday package to one of these much-loved destinations to find out why.

  • Price range: Mid-range
  • Trustpilot rating: 2/5
  • Who should book a package with British Airways? Families and seniors.
  • What should I expect? Affordable holiday packages that include flights, accommodation and transfers. Direct flights from London Heathrow are available with a British Airways flight.

Go to the British Airways website


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2.Lastminute.com

Fancy heading north into Thailand’s rugged countryside or south to its idyllic islands? lastminute.com can arrange a tailor-made holiday just for you.

  • Price range: Low-budget to mid-range
  • Trustpilot rating: 4/5
  • Who should book a package with Lastminute.com? Couples and families.
  • What should I expect? With a number of flexible payment plans to choose from, you can secure your holiday with a small deposit and pay the rest later on.

Go to the Lastminute.com website


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3. Expedia

Well-experienced in everything all-inclusive, Expedia is the place to go if you’re dreaming of a no-hassle holiday in the sun.

  • Price range: Mid-range.
  • Trustpilot rating: 1.5/5
  • Who should book a package with Expedia? Families and couples.
  • What should I expect? Holiday packages are generally all inclusive of flights, accommodation, main meals and drinks. Any additional activities can also be arranged through Expedia.

Go to the Expedia website


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4. STA Travel

Plan an island-hopping adventure, peaceful wellness retreat or adventure sports holiday with STA Travel to discover the best of Thailand in the time that you have.

  • Price range: Low-budget
  • Trustpilot rating: 4.5/5
  • Who should book a package with STA Travel? Solo travellers and backpackers.
  • What should I expect? Choose from a selection of adventure tours that range from 5 to 14 days. Accommodation can be arranged in hostels or low-cost hotels depending on your budget.


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5. TUI

Sit back and relax with one of TUI’s all-inclusive holiday packages to Thailand’s picturesque islands.

  • Price range: Mid-range to high-end
  • Trustpilot rating: 2.5/5
  • Who should book a package with TUI? Families and seniors
  • What should I expect? As well as flights, accommodation and transfers, TUI can help you to arrange day trips and activities during your holiday.

Go to the TUI website


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6. Virgin Holidays

Can’t decide between a peaceful week in the mountains or a relaxing beachside retreat? Do both when you book one of Virgin’s multi-destination holiday packages.

  • Price range: Mid-range to high-end.
  • Trustpilot rating: 2/5
  • Who should book a package with Virgin Holidays? Families and solo travellers.
  • What should I expect? Direct flights run from London to Bangkok with EVA Air or Thai Airways. Stay in 3- or 4-star hotels with bed and breakfast or all-inclusive options.

Go to the Virgin Holidays website


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7. First Choice

With thousands of hotels and resorts to choose from, it’s easy to find your ideal all-inclusive getaway when you book with First Choice.

  • Price range: Mid-range to high-end
  • Trustpilot rating: 3/5
  • Who should book a package with First Choice? Families and seniors.
  • What should I expect? Holiday packages generally include a choice of family-friendly activities, including scuba diving, cooking classes and kayaking.


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7. Loveholidays

Don’t restrict yourself to one destination in this diverse country. Work with the team at loveholidays to create your perfect, multi-destination itinerary in Thailand.

  • Price range: Low-budget to mid-range.
  • Trustpilot rating: 4.5/5
  • Who should book a package with Loveholidays? Solo travellers and couples.
  • What should I expect? To keep holidays affordable, loveholidays works with mid-range hotels and budget airlines.

Go to the Loveholidays website


Pros and cons of pre-packaged holidays: Is it better to book or build my own?

Pros

  • Tour companies have access to exclusive deals on flights and hotels that you won’t be able to find by yourself.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the majority of holiday packages can be tailor-made to your wants and needs.
  • Most holiday packages booked through reputable UK travel companies are ATOL/ABTA protected, so you don’t need to worry about your airline or hotel going bust.

Cons

  • Pre-packaged holidays tend to focus on one specific destination in a country. So, if you like to move around during your travels, a package might not be for you.
  • Travel operators usually work with certain hotel groups and tour companies, which can be limiting when it comes to choosing accommodation and extra activities.
  • If you enjoy being spontaneous while on holiday, you may find the rigidity of a packaged holiday very limiting.

Where should I stay in Thailand?

THAILAND - MARCH 24: Vendor of typical foods, Bangkok, Thailand. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

1. Bangkok

More than likely to be your first port of call in Thailand, Bangkok is sure to delight your senses with its vibrant nightlife, excellent street food and fascinating historic sites.

  • Budget: Mid-range to high-end
  • Best for: Couples and solo travellers.
  • What’s nearby? Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Khaosan Road, Grand Palace
  • Distance to airport: 20 miles (32km) from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

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2. Pai

Step off the beaten track and into Pai where you’ll find a nature lover’s paradise tucked away in the green mountains and rice paddies of northern Thailand.

  • Budget: Low-budget to mid-range.
  • Best for: Solo travellers and nature lovers.
  • What’s nearby? Pai Canyon, Santichon Village, Tha Pai Hot Spring
  • Distance to airport: 515 miles (830km) from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

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3. Koh Samui

Thailand’s second-largest island is home to traditional bamboo villages, tropical rainforests and spectacular diving spots.

  • Budget: Mid-range.
  • Best for: Families and couples.
  • What’s nearby? Ang Thong National Park, Chaweng Beach, Wat Phra Yai
  • Distance to airport:495 miles (795km) from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

This aerial picture taken on October 11, 2018 shows tourists enjoying at the Kata Noi Beach in Phuket. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)

4. Phuket

A popular destination among backpackers, Phuket may look like a sleepy island village, but night time is when this party-town really comes to life.

  • Budget: Low-budget
  • Best for: Backpackers.
  • What’s nearby? Wat Chalong, Old Phuket Town, Phang Nga Bay
  • Distance to airport: 540 miles (865km) from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Buddha Head in Tree Roots in Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya. If you are travelling in Thailand for any length of time there is one iconic image that you may see crop up time and again on postcards and in guide-books. The photograph of a Buddha head entwined within the roots of a tree is one of the most recognisable images from Thailand. The location of this site is Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya. This ancient temple was built during the 14th century but was reduced to ruins in 1767 when the Burmese army invaded Ayutthaya the capital of Siam. The temple was destroyed by the Burmese who also vandalised many of the Buddha images in Ayutthaya by lopping off the heads. The area remained abandoned and overgrown until the 1950s when the Department of Fine art began restoration work in Ayutthaya. Nobody knows for certain how the Buddha head became entwined in the roots of the tree. One theory suggests that the tree simply grew around the Buddha head during the period when the temple lay abandoned and overgrown. Another theory is that a thief moved the Buddha head away from the main temple to hide it. This may have happened in the early 1900s when it is known that one of the remaining areas of the temple collapsed and consequently led to treasure hunters digging in the area. After moving the stone Buddha head away from the ruined main temple. it is possible the thief never returned for his treasure or could not move it any further beyond the walls that surround the temple. Instead the stone Buddha head was abandoned by the wall not far from the entrance of Wat Mahathat where it can be seen today nestled in the tree roots which have grown around it. When visiting this location please remember it is a sacred site. The presence of a guard and a discrete chain are there to remind visitors of the fact that they cannot touch the statue. You may take photos but to be respectful these should be taken from a kneeling position.

5. Ayutthaya

The ancient city of Ayutthaya has been designated as a UNESCO world heritage site and is the perfect place to learn about the country’s Buddhist roots.

  • Budget: Low-budget to mid-range.
  • Best for: Families and solo travellers.
  • What’s nearby? Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Ratchaburana
  • Distance to airport: 55 miles (89km) from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

Top deals on holiday packages for Thailand

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Save £250 on selected long-haul breaks

Want to escape far away? Use this discount code to save £250 on bookings at TUI. Go now! T&Cs apply.

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