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With its Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife, breathtakingly spectacular islands, adventure, food, world-renowned hospitality and fascinating history, Thailand is a wondrous kingdom!  Known for being the “land of smiles” due to the country’s friendly locals and strong sense of community, it’s no wonder why Thailand has become a favoured destination for travellers around the world.  Discover Thainess on a remarkable journey through many rainforests, picturesque coastlines, toothsome cuisine, remarkable shopping, palaces with architectural wonders and an experience like no other.

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Head to the bustling streets of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, allows travellers to experience best of cuisine, arts, adventure and history.  Unwind on Karon Beach, Phuket or on the Phi Phi Islands. Enrich your soul with the ever-cultural Chiang Mai; the Old City regions featuring walls and structures from its deep history with many cultural or religious centres.

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Officially becoming the Kingdom of Thailand in 1939 (formerly Siam), it’s been long dubbed as “The Land of Smiles” for the country’s genuinely happy, laidback culture and worldwide reputation of having friendly locals.  Located on Southeast Asia’s Indochina peninsula, Thailand is known for its royal palaces, secluded tropical beaches, ancient ruins and historical landmarks. The Kingdom of Thailand has many Buddhist temples and exotic wildlife alongside its fascinating history.  Thailand was known as Siam until 1939 when it officially became the Kingdom of Thailand.

Thailand is the only Southeast Asian nation to have not been colonized by European powers. Thailand also has had its own unified Thai kingdom (current head of state is HM Bhumibol Adulyadej) since the mid-14th century. 

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Officially becoming the Kingdom of Thailand in 1939 (formerly Siam), it’s been long dubbed as “The Land of Smiles” for the country’s genuinely happy, laidback culture and worldwide reputation of having friendly locals.  Located on Southeast Asia’s Indochina peninsula, Thailand is known for its royal palaces, secluded tropical beaches, ancient ruins and historical landmarks. 

Thailand: Facts & Information

Weather

Thailand has three seasons: the wet season (November to February), the cool season (May to October), and the hot season (February to May).  If it’s beaches you seek, Koh Samui is the perfect place to visit during the hot season.  For those who like hiking in the forests or checking out mountains, the cool season is recommended to travellers, when there are cool breezes and beautiful flowers are beginning to bloom.

Safety

Thailand is generally a very safe destination all year round.  It is recommended to take any necessary precautions as you would when at home; bring sun block and apply regularly, stay hydrated often, wear long-sleeved clothing to prevent burn or insect bites and have copies on-hand of your important documents (ie: passport, excursion/tour confirmations, event tickets, etc.), while keeping them stored separately (and safely) from the originals.  We recommend that all our travellers purchase travel insurance to cover theft, loss, cancellations/travel interruptions, accidents and non-pre-existing medical problems. 

Vaccinations

While some vaccines may be recommended when travelling around Asia – WHO recommends travellers be up to date with their Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B shots – there aren’t any known ailments or endemic diseases where there is a need for a particular immunisation required for travel.

In general, prior to departure for any vacation, it’s always best to speak with your physician, who knows your medical history, and can assess any risks involved with your intended destination.

Currency & Customs

The currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht and is comes in both coin and banknote form. 

Bargaining is encouraged at the marketplaces in Thailand, as it is part of their culture to haggle; prices can be reduced drastically by haggling at most stalls.

Visitors are allowed to enter Thailand with personal items of value that does not exceed 80, 000 Baht.

There are restrictions on the amounts of alcohol and tobacco products brought into Thailand.  Plants and animals, and products made from such, may be subject to restrictions and quarantine.

Electricity

The electric current is 220 Volt AC throughout Thailand. To know if your electronics need both an adaptor and converter, best to speak with an electronic specialist.

Language

Majority of the population in Thailand speak Thai or one of its regional dialects. English is also spoken and understood throughout much of Thailand.

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Wonderful Thailand and Myanmar!

Thanks for organizing and planning our recent trip to Thailand and Myanmar. We had a wonderful, magical month on some Thai islands, and tremendously enjoyed Mandalay and particularly, Bagan. The hot air balloon ride, is not to be missed.  Our next trip to that part of the world , we will certainly use your expertise Andree.

T. Baker

Melbourne, Cairns & Sydney!

The tours in Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney were exceptional.  The guides were all very informative and helpful when explaining the sites, sometimes throwing in their own personal stories too.  In Melbourne we enjoyed: the hop on/off bus tour, the Central Historical tram, the Treasury and ANZAC Memorial is is very worthwhile, The Great Ocean Road with our small group tour was fabulous and the Penguin Parade with underground viewing is definitely a must-see!  The Cairns tours are remarkable; I enjoyed our small personalized group travel to Frankland Island (including guided walk), the Kuranda Train, Skyrail and Hartley’s offered a great variety and St. Monica’s Cathedral with its stained glass windows are a hidden gem!  In Sydney, we enjoyed so much; the Ferry boat was easy to manage, The Sydney Opera House was definitely a highlight, our Harbour Cruise was fantastic and our Blue Mountains tour with hike was lovely, definitely another must-experience.

In addition to the terrific tours, our flights and connections were seamless and the personal touches and the variety of experienced offered on this trip was one of a kind!  I look forward to working with you again in the not too distant future!

W. MGee

African Safari

“Our group of 4 travelled to Africa, 4 different countries, many flights, hotels and tours under the guidance of Jason at Down Under Travel. The trip was amazing especially the safaris. Jason’s attention to detail made this trip outstanding. Truly a trip of a lifetime that was arranged perfectly. Don’t hesitate to book with this company, you will not be disappointed.”

M. O'Bryan

NZ and Cook Islands

“Jason planned our 3 week honeymoon to New Zealand and Cook Islands in October 2016. Jason was very knowledgeable and saved us so much time not trying to plan the trip details ourselves! We had an amazing time, with everything going smoothly. Overall, happy to recommend his service to anyone else planning to go “down under” 🙂 .”

L. Filipic

We will be recommending you to anyone we know

We absolutely loved our vacation, Jason!  Kudos to you with your recommendations, bookings, etc.  Everything came off without a hitch –  excursion pickups, airport shuttles were always on time.  We made out great driving on the wrong side of the road, and steering wheel on wrong side of car lol.  Air New Zealand was a great choice for our main flights, flight attendants came to our seats and thanked us personally for flying with Air New Zealand.  Again, we have to thank you so much Jason for helping us plan such a fantastic vacation – such a great time.  Hopefully we will vacation in another area you sell and we’ll need your services again.  We will definitely be recommending you to anyone we know.

C. Hinks

Ghan Platinum Trip

Just to let you know we arrived safely back home late yesterday after a wonderful trip. Thank you for setting it all up. We saw almost no rain but the day that it did rain was when we arrived in Darwin. Having Platinum [The Ghan] meant our transfer bus was right beside the train whereas the Gold passengers had quite a walk to get to the station. The train is almost a kilometer long so it meant a walk in the rain for some.

G. Bernhardt

Australia, Africa, and more!

“A group of 9 travelers wanted to do a tour of Australia. 4 of us have been using Jason at Downunder Travel since 2005. We are a group with agricultural interests so we were hoping to see the diversity of Australia with as many ag components as possible. We met with Jason and he compiled an itinerary for us which gave us another trip of a lifetime. Jason’s attention to detail is truly amazing. Everything happened without a glitch which makes for a worry-free holiday. He also allowed for some free days if anything needed rearranged. We are already planning our next holiday with his company. Kudos to Jason!”

T. Evans

A Phenomenal South Pacific Adventure

A special thanks for putting my phenomenal South Pacific Adventure of a lifetime together.  Much appreciation for all the hard work that you have endured to make my trip a most memorable adventure.  I have totally enjoyed every aspect of the trip.  I will definitely recommend this itinerary to anyone looking for a trip of a lifetime.

A. Millette

3 Week Australia Trip!

Our family would like to thank you for coordinating an amazing trip to Australia!  We only had 3 weeks but we were able to experience so much with an itinerary that was seamless and worry free!

Every spot was memorable, from the Grampians to Kangaroo Island, to a liveaboard on the GBR and the bright lights of Melbourne and Sydney  – a spectacular country and can’t wait to go back!

We definitely recommend Downunder Travel and are grateful to Andree for all her help and expertise in creating a wonderful adventure!

Maureen

Southern Africa 25 Day Tour

“Heard about this place through a friend and decided to inquire about a trip to Southern Africa. Jason did a fantastic job with very little time and set up a 25 day trip, flights included. Was excellent at every stage and everything went off without a hitch. Would absolutely recommend, and will most definitely be a repeat customer.”

J. Szoo

Best Vacation Ever

Jason created the Best Vacation Ever for us – a month long trip to Australia travelling the east coast, the Red Center and south. All arrangements, locations, excursions, transfers were well executed which resulted in a stress free vacation for us! Thanks so much for your attention to all the details. Would definitely recommend that others trust Jason to make their entire trip as spectacular as ours was.
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L. Gregory

New Zealand Self-Drive

“We spent 6.5 wonderful weeks exploring both Islands in New Zealand. Jason met with us to understand our interests and a sense of where we hoped to travel while there. Accommodations, day trips, half day tours etc all ran without a hitch. At one point we thought we might be seeking medical assistance at a drop in clinic. Not sure about the process with Medical Insurance, we sent him a note to which he quickly responded and we really appreciated. We are very thankful for the arrangements and bookings that helped make the time there truly great. Thanks Jason.”

D. Nixon