For most people on a backpacking adventure, Thailand is way at the top of the list. An incredible country which has been adored by countless travellers (including us) for many years.

“The Land of Smiles” will always have a special place in our heart as our TruTravels journey began many moons ago when we we first started backpacking Thailand ourselves. Although things have changed a bit since then, it still is an incredible destination and high on any backpackers list of places to visit. Bordering four other countries, Thailand is very accessible by air and land which is probably why it has long been the traveller / backpacking hub of South East Asia.

From the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and the madness of the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan to the tranquil lakes of Khao Sok National Park and the postcard perfect beaches of the Gulf & Andaman coasts, the sheer contrast is mind blowing. You will be sure to meet people from all over the world and experience things you would have never dreamed of.


Backpacking Thailand Made Easy – TruTravels

We have been living, working and playing in Thailand for several years now and have got lots of different tours to suit many types of traveller/backpacker. TruTravels only visit the best destinations and we use the benefit of our experience to make sure you have the best time imaginable. Not only can we help you make the most of your time in this amazing country, we also take care of all of the hassle whilst making sure you don’t miss any of the best bits.

What’s more, you will be travelling with a group of fun loving, young adults and our guides will NEVER make it feel like a school trip – they are some of the coolest people ever and will feel like one of the crew (who just happens to know where they are going). Backpacking Thailand should always be a great experience however we love nothing more than helping people turn it into a life changing, earth-shatteringly awesome one so join us in paradise, you will not regret it!

Have a browse of this section for more info on the amazing places in Thailand you will get to experience whilst on a Tru Tour. In this section of our website we try and focus on just the places we go and the things we to and see on our trips. For more general reading on this amazing country you can browse some of the thousands of Thailand travel blogs available online – here’s some good ones to get started.

Places in Thailand

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5 Things to do in Chiang Mai

From luscious jungles, crystal clear waterfalls and a fascinating array of wildlife. Here we have our TruBabe and Group Leader, Tina share with us the her top 5 things to do in Chiang Mai… #1. Go to an Elephant Sanctuary Literally one of the coolest things I’ve done in my entire life! It’s quite well-known now that it’s NOT OKAY TO …

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Top 8 things to do around Koh Phangan

#1. Slip n Fly Calling all adrenaline junkies…the ‘Slip N Fly’ on Koh Phangan is one of the perfect things to do around Koh Phangan if you’re looking get your heart racing! The ‘Daddy’ slide will launch you over 6 metres into the air and the ‘Mummy’ slide swoops you over 5 metres across the pool. The slides are safe …

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Confessions of a TruTravels Group Leader

Confessions of a TruTravels Group Leader #1. The guests on tour inspire me out of my comfort zone, and I super dig it. Being a group leader inspires me to step out of my comfort zone! I’ve always been more of a Baby Spice than a Sporty Spice. When I was eight years old my daddy gave me permission to quit …

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