Thailand is one of the year-round beach destinations. This means that whenever you decide to fly to the shores of the Andaman or Siam Seas, you can always count on daytime temperatures not lower than + 25°C, a beautiful tan and pleasant relaxation on the beach. By choosing the right moment when tours to Thailand are cheaper, you can save money on interesting excursions, local gastronomic delights and memorable souvenirs.It is believed that summer in the Land of Smiles, as Thailand is called, lasts a whole year. But is it really true that the weather in the Kingdom remains unchanged for all 12 months? Of course not! There is a division into high and low season, when it is cheaper to buy a ticket to Thailand.
However, it should be noted that the division is rather conditional. After all, in addition to the glory of the country of eternal summer, Thailand has a strong reputation as a low-cost budget destination. So, a package tour with a flight from Almaty in December, which marks the beginning of the high season, will cost two adult tourists a little more than 1000 USD.
Habitual residents of Kazakhstan do not experience winter with snow and frost in Southeast Asia. A humid tropical and subequatorial climate reigns here, a distinctive feature of which is the rainy season. It lasts from mid-May to late October. At this time, the cost of trips to Thailand is traditionally reduced. The difference in prices for tours of the low summer-autumn and high winter season reaches 30-40%.
Precipitation is brought by the southwest monsoon. But rainy weather in the tropics is very different from prolonged autumn rains or spring thaws in Kazakhstan. Clouds in a clear sky can appear in a matter of minutes and disappear just as quickly. Some travelers choose to relax in Thai resorts in the summer, when trips to Thailand are cheaper and there are fewer people on the beaches. Among the pleasant bonuses of summer holidays — low prices for exotic fruits, fast acclimatization and stunning beauty of waterfalls fed by heavy rains.
If you want to see the sights without crowds of tourists and not too demanding on sunlight, go to Thailand in May, June or July. Humidity levels are quite high and showers are frequent, but you won't be constantly hiding from the rain. Although it rains almost every day, it does not fall all the time: there are clear days with a short thunderstorm in the afternoon.
The rainiest months, when it is cheaper to take a ticket to Thailand, — August and September.
But don't underestimate the rainy season. Short showers — not the biggest problem that could happen. Cyclones can bring strong storms with wind gusts of 20-28 m/s, high waves and hail. Being on the seashore at such a time is very dangerous. A summer storm can last from 1 to 3 days.
Happy hunting or how not to miss last-minute tours
Do you want to know when the cheapest trips to Thailand are? Combine the information about the rainy season in the Kingdom, read above, with the nuances of the formation of last-minute tours.
Most often, vouchers begin to “burn” at the beginning and at the end of the high season, which lasts in Thai resorts from December to April. Therefore, to determine in which month you should “catch” last minute deals are easy. Most likely, the appearance of discounts in early November, when places in hotels are already reserved by tour operators, and people have not yet gathered for a vacation. There is also a high probability of promotional offers in the second half of March, when the tourist flow subsides and hotel occupancy decreases.
Resorts where it is always warm and inexpensive
With an area of more than 513 square kilometers The Kingdom of Thailand occupies an honorable 50th place among the largest countries in the world. Such dimensions cause rather large differences in weather conditions in different parts of the country.
The distance between the two popular resorts of Phuket and Pattaya — almost a thousand kilometers. On the one hand, this is not enough to drastically affect the change of seasons, but on the other hand, it is enough to slightly shift the peak dates, which fall on the most rainy and windy days of the year. The time when the cheapest tours to Thailand to Phuket is in August and September. In Pattaya, prices reach their minimum values in the year in the second half of August and early September. When planning a trip, be sure to compare the weather at both resorts and choose the best option.