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Thailand Travel Plan has a new home. We have combined all of our existing travel plan destinations on to our brand new mobile friendly Rickshaw Travel website.

Why did we do this? To make it easier to find an independent, meaningful holiday experience that is right for you. And if you're feeling brave why not visit more than one country in your trip!

See you there! The Rickshaw team.

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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 - Hazel Hart

Hazel Hart

Thailand travel specialist

I first visited Thailand as part of my round the world adventure in 2003. It was the one place that I wished I had stayed a little bit longer - so I went back in 2011 through Thailand Travel Plan! Out of every country in Asia, Thailand for me has everything you could possibly want from an adventurous and relaxing holiday. I’m not a city person as I’m not keen on crowds, but I was captured by the temples, markets and street stalls in Bangkok and Chiang Mai and because of the location of the hotels, even found the cities quite relaxing!

My favourite parts of Thailand were the jungles of Chiang Mai and Khao Yai national park as they were so peaceful with the most incredible views. If you want to escape from it all and immerse yourself in ‘Jurassic Park’ style scenery then I would definitely recommend both of these places. I also think that Thailand has the most picturesque tropical islands in the world and Ko Phi Phi is my personal favourite, even though it is a little more touristy these days. To me, it literally is paradise as it has white sands, tropical seas with amazing underwater life and fantastic views of Maya Bay where the film ‘The Beach’ was filmed! I’d also like to be able to visit Ko Raya, Ko Yao Yai and Ko Hai on my next trip as these look equally as stunning and are less touristy. One thing I’d highly recommend on your first trip to Thailand is taking an overnight sleeper train (second class) as it’s an experience like no other!

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.

Want to see what we’re all about? Watch our video to catch a glimpse of life at Rickshaw Travel.


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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.

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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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