On tour by car: Thailand and the coastal road of Ko Samui
Ko Samui, the third largest island in Thailand, is one of the most beautiful holiday regions of the country.
Away from mass tourism, holidaymakers relax here on secluded sandy beaches fringed with palm trees and lapped by crystal-clear water, making Ko Samui a small paradise. The panorama road of the island passes waterfalls and through small fishing villages up to the highland - ideal for a spin in a cabriolet.
In a hire car in Thailand there is so much to discover. The unique landscape and the colourful culture of the people will enchant you.
By car through Thailand to the elephant festival
Elephants play a major role in Thai culture; the Thais revere and admire these powerful animals. Every year in November hundreds of elephants take part in a major festival in the province of Surin. The elephant riders and keepers, called Mahouts, present their animals in big shows, which include playing elephant football and re-enacting battle scenes. You can pick up a hire car in Bangkok booked through TUI Cars. Once at the wheel, follow Route 1 to Saraburi, then take Route 2 and finally Route 24 to Surin.
Tours in a hire car in Thailand: Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival
The province of Ubon Ratchathani lies in the east of Thailand. Once a year skilled artisans and craftsmen present their splendidly carved candles in the Ubon Ratchathani Candle Festival, held at the beginning of the fasting season. Some of the candle sculptures are many metres high, with impressive filigree work, masterpieces depicting motifs from Buddhist mythology. To get there from Bangkok take Route 1 towards Saraburi, then Route 2 and Route 24, which takes you to the province of Ubon Ratchathani.