Why visit Thailand? Where do we begin? To start with, Thailand is easy to get to. Bangkok is Southeast Asia's busiest transportation hub. Most visitors enjoy the year 'round tropical weather, zesty and delicious Thai food, magnificent beaches, endless adventures, world-class hotels in Bangkok and just about everywhere ellse, unbelievably low prices, mind-boggling shopping, rich culture, handsome people, and some of the world's most exciting nightlife.
The variety of things to do and see in Thailand is staggering. Whether you love all of the pleasures of big cities, or the quiet quiet seclusion of a white sand beach, you will have plenty to choose from. You can learn to cook your favorite Thai dishes like a pro, learn to dive, enjoy daily spa treatments, explore sea caves in a kayak, play golf, do your holiday shopping in July, get an inexpensive tummy tuck, dance the night away, ride an elephant, see priceless religious treasures, or just read a book on the beach. Sorry, you can not ski in Thailand (yet). Bargain prices make the Land of Smiles one of the best vacation values you can find. Thailand has plenty to offer visitors regardless of budget.
Planning Your Holiday
Our programs are all modular, which means they are completely flexible and designed to be used in combination. Choose one or more destinations, add any extra sightseeing you like and your trip is tailor-made to suit your own schedule, tastes and budget. Your private tour includes personal guides, so you'll never be herded around on a bus with 40 strangers. You can usually begin any day you like. Although we have already chosen the optimum number of days to visit each place you can easily extend your stay.
Our Private Guides have become legendary. They really love to introduce visitors to their culture and go out of their way to make sure all of our guests' individual interests are accommodated. They also share insights into gay life with our guests. The flexibility of having a private guide means that you get to see and do exactly what you want. Your time is never held hostage by 40 other people in a bus. Shopping instead of temples? You're the boss!
Bangkok, the Big Mango We offer a jet lag-friendly program for first-time visitors to Bangkok, a two-night quickie that includes quality time with one of our famous guides, and a Thai cooking school program. We can also help you with an incredible array of day trips.
Chiang Mai and the North Experience the "other" Thai Culture in the former Kingdom of Lanna. You can shop endlessly, ride elephants, hunt for wild orchids near spectacular waterfalls, visit ethnic minority villages, or sample take in Chiang Mai's gay scene. We offer three programs in Chiang Mai (including a Thai cooking course) plus Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle.
Pattaya The seaside town of Pattaya, just two hours drive south of Bangkok, is a perennial favorite for many of our guests. It offers a great combination of luxury resorts, economical LGBT-friendly hotels, plenty of gay nightlife, relaxation, and a fine selection of restaurants.
Spectacular Beaches Thailand is home to some of the best beaches in the world. We offer a full range of holidays in Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi, Pattaya and Koh Ngai, including some couples-only programs using gay and lesbian-friendly hotels and beach resorts. There are no nude beaches in our part of the world.
If you need dental work or are considering cosmetic surgery, "lunch hour face lifts," comprehensive medical exams, or other elective procedures, it is possible that you can save enough money by taking advantage of Thailand's world-class medical resources to pay for most or all of your holiday. We have researched hospitals and clinics in Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai extensively. You can read more and get help with referrals in our Wellness & Beauty resources.
Our warmest, driest months are April and May. July through September is the "green season." You can expect a refreshing half-hour downpour about every other day. Many of our guests prefer to visit this time of year because prices are lower, crowds are smaller and it does not resemble a Hollywood-style monsoon.
Passports & Visas