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About Thailand Travel Plan

Thailand Travel Plan offers a unique way of travelling in Thailand. We believe in bringing you closer to the country and its people because real and honest experiences are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we offer a whole range of enriching Thailand tours which can be pieced together to build a really memorable Thailand holiday. Our small-scale accommodation is handpicked in a way that reflects true Thai warmth and charm, and we pre-arrange a variety of local transport options. We also like to give something back to local communities, which is why we sponsor various charity projects.

We know that Thailand is a popular South East Asian destination with travellers. So we've worked really hard to find plenty of authentic experiences which really stand out and veer off the well-worn tourist trail. Our specialists have real experience of travelling in Thailand and are on hand to advise, inspire and share their own travel stories with you. We pride ourselves on providing excellent service levels which continue throughout the life of your booking; just give us a call on 01273 322040.

You can read more about our Thailand travel specialists and their travel tales below:

Emma Tanner

Thailand travel specialist

I first visited Thailand in 2000. It was my first time travelling alone and I was a bit apprehensive about getting around an Asian country as a lonesome female. I needn’t have worried! The land of smiles certainly lived up to its name. The people were amongst the friendliest I had ever met and the stunning beaches & turquoise seas ensured that I never wanted to leave. Sadly, I couldn’t make the Thai baht stretch and I came back to home determined to share my passion by working in travel and saving my pennies for a bigger trip. Three years later I began an 18 month round the world trip- first stop... Thailand. This time I travelled by overnight buses and sleeper trains from the beautiful hilltop village of Pai in the North all the way down to the Islands in the South. My favourite place has to be the island of Ko Phi Phi with its dramatic scenery, fabulous laid back beach bars, pancake street stalls and the place where my sister visited me on my lonesome travels. This of course is closely followed by Ko Lipe where my husband proposed at sunrise!
Thailand travel agent - Emma
Thailand travel agent - Caroline

Caroline King

Thailand travel specialist

My first trip to Thailand was during my Round the World trip in 2011, Bangkok was my first stop and it certainly was a culture shock as well as being one of the best things I have experienced. I then spent a month island-hopping in the south, snorkelling amongst the brightly coloured coral, tasting the local food and soaking up the sun and laidback vibe.

I went back to Thailand for my second visit in March 2013 with Thailand Travel Plan and revisited a couple of my favourite places - Bangkok and Ko Phi Phi, which I fell in love with during my first trip. I also spent some time in Khao Sok National Park which was a real highlight for me, particularly sleeping in my own floating bungalow and watching the monkeys playing in the river at sunset!

My second visit to Thailand was very different to my first as I planned everything before I went. This definitely took the hassle out of it all, having just two weeks it was good to have my accommodation, transport and trips sorted so I could just sit back and relax.

Haydn Wrath

Managing Director

Thailand Travel Plan is run by Haydn Wrath.

I left the University of East Anglia in 1984 and escaped what seemed a very grim England by spending the rest of the 1980s travelling and working round the world. During this time I put in some usual stints as an English teacher in Tokyo, a landscape gardener in Sydney and a tarmac layer's assistant in Alaska. In 1990, I joined Bridge the World Travel Centre in London as manager of the World-wide department, where I was able to put my degree in Politics and Philosophy to good use. 

I fulfilled my ambition to set up a specialist travel company in 2001 when I founded Travel Nation, and later in 2006 set up Thailand Travel Plan.

I have visited Thailand countless times over the last couple of decades and am always utterly charmed by the people and the atmosphere there. Thailand has so much going for it that it really can be all things to all people. Also of course, in common with so many other visitors, when in Thailand, I am in food paradise...especially that beef salad they do ...

Thailand Travel Specialist - Haydn Wrath

Thailand Travel Plan, part of Rickshaw Travel

 
Thailand Travel Plan is part of Rickshaw Travel, an ABTA/ATOL bonded, specialist online tour operator with a difference. Based in our sunny Brighton (Hove actually) office, here at Rickshaw, each member of our team- from our product managers to our travel specialists- has a real passion for travel. We’re a company made by travellers for travellers and believe in putting people first; from our customers and our staff, to our local partners on the ground.

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Rickshaw Travel Ltd which is a fully licensed and bonded tour operator. We hold an Air Travel Organisers License (ATOL number 9728) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). This means that in the unlikely event of our insolvency, any holiday arrangements made with us in conjunction with flights from the U.K. are 100% protected. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked is listed on it.

Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

In addition we are also members of ABTA (ABTA number Y0484). This means that in the unlikely event of our insolvency, any land only trips (i.e. where international flights haven't been booked through us) are 100% protected.

Our destinations at Rickshaw Travel...

Here at Rickshaw Travel, we specialise in providing solutions for holiday makers who want to travel independently, taking in the highlights of a country, but with arrangements made in advance. Our travel style is to use comfortable, but smaller scale accommodation that has an authentic feel. We promote responsible tourism and also sponsor a number of community projects in the countries in which we operate.

We also operate in the following countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, where we offer trips of a similar style:
Thailand specialists at Rickshaw Travel

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