Thailand in May

March to May, before the monsoon, and the weather is hot and humid across Thailand, South East Asia’s famed ‘land of smiles,’ and the temperature sometimes too stifling for some, at between 27 and 36 °C (81-97 °F) in the capital, Bangkok. Temperatures are cooler in the sleepy city of Chiang Mai in the north, with lows of around 20 °C (68 °F).  Songkran (Thai New Year) occurs in the middle of April, and an already fun nation dials the good times up to 11. Varied festivities break out across the country, usually involving drinking, feasting and, probably, being drenched in water, which many find pleasantly cooling in the summer heat. Favorable conditions for diving continue off the west and east coast at this time, with a particularly good chance of spotting manta rays and whale sharks during March. Cool breezes on the idyllic south east coast offer respite from the extreme heat, with April a great time to catch the beach before the monsoons sweep in.

Suggested Itineraries

Active Chiang Mai

A quick but luxurious 2-day adventure in the Northern Thailand city of Chiang Mai, this itinerary is the perfect add-on to any Southeast Asia trip. Bike through vibrant green tea fields, explore the city’s revered temples and pay a visit to a Hmong Village. This is an active exploration of the ancient city.

Interests Tribal, Trekking
Duration
2 days / 1 night
Price Per Person
Extension: Optional add-on to your itinerary.

An Exploration of Temples and Ancient Relics in Northern Thailand

This nine-day itinerary will introduce you to the beauty and history of Northern Thailand. Visit authentic Lanna towns and traditional villages on the Sakae Krang River, explore a multitude of temples and ancient ruins, and spend a day interacting with elephants.

Duration
9 days / 8 nights
Price Per Person
From $6,000

Bangkok: The Finer Things

This five-day trip around Bangkok sees you appreciate the finer things in life, with a focus on personalized shopping experiences, unique and indulgent wellness treatments, as well as exclusive wining and dining with some of the city’s top chefs.

Interest Post-covid Wellness
Duration
5 days / 4 nights
Price Per Person
From $6,300

Cambodia & Soneva Kiri: Connecting Ancient Culture with Island Charm

Combine the magic of Cambodia and Thailand with this specialized eight-day trip to the prized destinations of Siem Reap and Soneva Kiri. Spend the first half of the trip immersed in history and culture amidst the Angkor ruins, and celebrate tropical heaven during the second half at the darling Thai resort.

Interests Beaches, Romance, Post-covid Wellness
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price Per Person
From $9,900

Floating Villas and Island Paradise in Thailand

This 13-day itinerary will show you the very best of Thailand’s secluded and lesser-explored islands. This journey offers amazing opportunities to get up close and personal with the country's spectacular wildlife - from jungle treks to cave exploration and quirky restaurants that feed wild eagles at a location reached by bicycle.

Interests Beaches, Romance
Duration
13 days / 12 nights
Price Per Person
From $10,800

Indochina's Heritage Sites by Air: Bangkok to Bagan

On this 12-day luxury private jet adventure, stroll the streets of emperors in Vietnam, visit old-word temples scattered across Southeast Asia, and try your hand at bargaining with the locals at different fresh markets. This trip hits all of Southeast Asia’s must-see destinations, traveling from Thailand to Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Myanmar. See isolated cities and towns not frequented by the average traveler, made accessible by a private jet.

Interests Heritage, Architecture
Duration
12 days / 11 nights
Price Per Person
From $93,100

Temple Hopping And Elephant Excursions in Northern Thailand

This seven-day itinerary will introduce you to the startling natural beauty and historic ruins that Northern Thailand has to offer. Journey from the vibrant bustle of Bangkok to sleepy villages on the Sakae Krang river and explore the myriad of Buddhist temples scattered around Chiang Mai.

Duration
7 days / 6 nights
Price Per Person
From $6,000

The Golden Triangle: Northern Thailand and Kengtung

Discover the differences between Thailand and Myanmar as the two countries are juxtaposed on this unique 11-day luxury voyage from Northern Thailand to Kengtung, Myanmar. You’ll go from petting tigers in Chiang Mai, to trekking through a Chiang Rai tea plantation, to meeting members of the Loi tribe in Kengtung.

Duration
11 days / 10 nights
Price Per Person
From $9,300

Beautiful, Bountiful Beaches

Known for having some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches – the South of Thailand is home to endless white-sand beaches, vibrant corals and turquoise waters. Stay in the most luxurious of hotels as you beach hop and even enjoy a private aerial tour of some of the world’s least explored tropical islands.

Interests Island Retreats, Luxury Cruises, Post-covid Wellness
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price Per Person
From $12,500

Biking Across Northern Thailand

Does the thought of simply relaxing on the beach bore you? This luxury bike tour of Northern Thailand is far from a lazy holiday. Bike through stunning mountain towns visiting small villages, ancient ruins and even the bewildering architectural marvel of the White Temple in Chiang Rai on this thrilling adventure.

Interest Bicycling
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $5,500

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