Thailand

Summary
Overall rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – 5 adventure travel stars

Thailand Grand Palace

Thailand Grand Palace

Thailand is one of the top adventure travel destinations in the world. It has an extremely rich culture and so many incredible activities for the adventure seeker that you’’ll have a hard time narrowing down your list of things to do.

People from all around the world come to enjoy the beautiful beaches, palaces, the awe-inspiring temples and the lush jungles. Other big attractions include many adrenaline pumping experiences like paragliding, white water rafting and surfing.

Thailand adventure travel is known for the warm, welcoming nature of their people and a culture so rich that many visitors end up extending their stay. The country is beautiful, and it’ has a good reputation for being a safe place to visit.

If you have a difficult time with heat and humidity, then this may not be the place for you. There a few places within Thailand that are a little cooler, relatively speaking, but they’re still pretty warm.

The bottom line: Thailand offers an extremely exotic list of adventuresome things to do, and you’’ll never forget the incredible cultural experiences. Put Thailand in your top five for overseas adventure travel destinations. 

Exotic Factor
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – 5 adventure travel stars

Thailand defines exotic.

Everything about Thailand – including the rich culture, the wildlife and the scenic beauty – seems to speak of intrigue, mystery and a hint of danger…… just what the avid adventure traveler is lookong for.

There always seems to be something new and exciting waiting to be discovered and explored. Maybe it’s an unusual place, perhaps a unique way of life or possibly a mystery involving an ancient culture waiting for you to investigate.

Thailand adventure travel is simply dripping with all things exotic, and it’s waiting for you to come and soak it up.

Cultural Factor
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – 5 adventure travel stars

The Thai people are well known for their smiles, warmth and welcoming nature. Even though most of the people are Thai, there are significant populations of Chinese and assimilated Thai-Chinese throughout the country.

Thai culture is heavily influenced by Buddhism. The monastery temples are known as wats, and they are very easy to pick out due to their pointed multicolored roofs. These temples are absolutely magnificent, and you’’ll certainly want to visit at least one when you’’re there.

If you’’re not familiar with Thai food, get ready for strong, spicy cuisine with an abundance of rice and noodles. Chances are you’’ll see some foods that you may not otherwise consider eating, but this is an adventure, so close your eyes if you have to and try something new.

Adventure Factor
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – 5 adventure travel stars

Thailand adventure travel offers a wide variety of experiences that are sure to get your heart racing with excitement. Some of the more popular activities include rock climbing the cliffs of Rai Leh in Krabi, snorkeling around Phuket and scuba diving Ko Tao and Ko Lipe.

Other thrilling excursions include trekking around Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, surfing in Khao Lak and any number of cultural tours.

If you have luxury adventure travel on your mind, you need to check out the spas. Thailand is well known for their expertise when it comes to pampering a person.

Here are lists of the adventure activities you’ll find in Thailand ranging from hard to soft, and some of them could be either depending on how how extreme or easy you want to make it.

Hard
Bungee Jumping
Canoeing
Elephant riding
Four Wheel Drive Trips
Hang gliding
Jungle Exploring
Kayaking (sea)
Motorcycling
Mountain biking
Mountain Climbing
Mountaineering
Orienteering
Overlanding
Paragliding
Rappelling
Rock climbing
Scuba/Snorkeling
Skydiving
Spelunking (caving)
Surfing
White water rafting
Wilderness Training

Soft
Bird watching
Cultural tours
Nature Trips
Walking Tours

Could be either
Backpacking
Bicycling
Camping
Canopy tours/Ziplines
Fishing
Flying
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Hot-air ballooning
Quad-biking ATVs
Safaris
Sailing
Trekking
Wildlife watching

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