Thailand


Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand is an exotic and tropical country steeped in culture and history.

Thailand is the most popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia, boasting more than 2,500 Kilometres of coastline which plays host to sandy beaches, sheltered bays and idyllic islands. Furthermore, the year-round sunshine, tropical climate and crystal clear waters present the perfect playground for scuba divers. Despite the heavy flow of tourism, Thailand retains its character, with a culture all of its own and a carefree people famed for their smiles.


Diving...

We are proud to offer Thailand diving liveaboards on board S/Y The Junk. We offer a 6 night diving itinerary sailing the Similan and Surin Islands. Dive sites range from sloping reefs and rocky outcrops, huge granite boulders covered with soft corals and shallow coral gardens. It is this variety that attracts the abundant marine life and makes diving here so appealing.

Several species of shark can be found patrolling the waters of the Similans, manta rays are frequently sighted and whale sharks make an occasional appearance. There are plenty of smaller creatures too and on each dive, divers will discover several types of anemone fish, different species of ghost pipefish and seahorses as well as a fantastic array of molluscs.


Land based attractions...

Thailand's diverse geography offers an impressive range of activities. Northern Thailand's mountainous forests are renowned for their spectacular waterfalls, lush green scenery, caves, birds, and other wildlife. An abundance of national parks, land and marine, scattered throughout the country provide an awesome variety of wilderness to explore.

Example excursions...

Khao Sok National Park: 3 days jungle Safari
Experience Elephant riding through a hidden valley surrounded by rainforest and mountains, and learn about elephants and how to care for them. Canoe down the Sok River, sit back and enjoy the panoramic views of nature and the jungle pass by as you paddle downstream. Stay overnight at Earth Lodge, a jungle style resort close to the rainforest. You will also spend a night on a floating raft house at Cheow Larn Lake in the centre of the park and wake to the sounds of the jungle. Limestone cliffs rise from the water's edge to a height of 960 meters! Enjoy the trek through one of the many trails crisscrossing the national park, a stunningly beautiful escape to nature!

Angkor Wat: 4 day cultural tour
Discover the world-famous temples of the ancient city of Angkor, home to the powerful Khmer Empire which flourished from 802 AD to 1350 AD. This Angkor four- day package starts and finishes in Siem Reap Airport, a short flight away from Bangkok. It is perfect for travellers who to explore the wonderful World Heritage site, Angkor Wat Complex combined with a visit to the Cambodian Cultural Village plus a boat trip on the Tonle Sap River.

These are only a couple of examples of the many choices that we have to offer, so please contact our expert travel team for more information and to discuss options.

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