Khao Sok, Southern Thailand
Selected Signature Experiences
Learn Thai cooking, handicrafts, and customs with a local family.
Khiri takes travelers to the oldest part of the capital, past ancient temples and centuries old communities.
End a tour of the archeological remains of Chiang Mai’s earliest settlement with a classy picnic.
Once a celebrated colonial trading center, Old Town is an eclectic mix of East and West.
Welcome to Thailand, the Land of Smiles
The beauty of living in a globalized world is that travel has become so easy and fun. Over the years I’ve travelled a great deal and love to get off the beaten track and discover those unique places that make me feel like I’m travelling through time: walking in centuries old towns or meandering along a track in an ancient forest.
But of course as a Thai, there is no place like home. I feel incredibly lucky to live and work in a country that has so many wonderful travel destinations right on my doorstep. Even though I have been to the beaches in the south and up to hills of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai many times, each trip is still an adventure – of course the food plays a big part. I may be biased, but I think Thailand has one of the world’s best cuisines! In each region of the country there are so many colorful traditions and unique styles that your customers don’t have to go very far to have some pretty amazing experiences.
As Country Manager of Khiri Travel Thailand, my mission is to ensure your travelers can get as much pleasure from exploring the Land of Smiles as I do. I hope each of your customers goes home dreaming of coming back to a country and people that are always ready to amaze and pamper them.
Meet the team
In handpicking staff for our 40+ member Thailand team, Khiri favours individuals with incredible passion for the Kingdom and enthusiasm by the bucketful. Our Thailand staff is comprised of many valuable long-term team members, such as the head of our IATA team, Khun Mam (Warunee), who has been with Khiri for eleven years and the head of our reservation team, Khun Nuch (Mayuree) , who has been a member or our team for ten years and has a deep understanding of the needs of travelers.
Our leaders with ample experience are supported by a young team of enthusiastic colleagues with genuine passion for travel. Khiri consistently implements travel and training programs for our Thailand staff to make sure everyone builds upon their skills and destination knowledge so that our team members can continue delivering tours that exceed customer expectations.
All our staff members possess a deep understanding of Thai culture and are adventurers themselves. Koen, our Dutch Product Manager, has worked for Khiri for over eight years and exemplifies the Khiri spirit: Koen arrived in Thailand 25 years ago, after traveling overland from the Netherlands through Turkey and Afghanistan!
We love what we do the most when we innovate, developing new tour routes that become runaway successes. We especially love our work when it benefits local communities.
We also want to mention all the guides who had shown us around, who were all fantastic and their passion shown through.
Thailand is a country of startling contrast. From the gentleness of the wai, the traditional Thai greeting of placing one’s palms together in a gesture of prayer, to the national sport of boxing—the take-no-prisoners Muay Thai—spending even one day in Thailand is the equivalent of 500 dopamine hits to the brain. Thai food alone is enough to get you amped; with ingredients like hot green chili, garlic, lemongrass, and tamarind, neither you nor your taste buds will ever be bored.