Photo from Elephatn Nature Park in Thailand


Thailand's major cities have a bumping nightlife, and there are many thrilling adventures to be had in the nation's natural landscape. However, older adults visiting Thailand likely want a more subdued experience, so we have some Thailand travel advice for seniors venturing to this destination.

The Elephant Nature Park

If you enjoy seeing wild animals during your travels, you should pay a visit to the Elephant Nature Park, located in the northern region of the country. You don't have to worry about the treatment of the animals at this destination - the elephants are rescues, orphans or young ones born at the conservatory.

You can choose from a number of tour options, including a few that allow you to spend a night at the park. No matter what you select, you'll have a chance to get an up-close look at these majestic creatures and learn about their lifestyle and habits.

Tailoring in Bangkok

Bangkok is a bustling city with plenty to do, but there's one activity that should be a part of seniors' travel to the urban centre. Along the narrow alleyways - known as Soi - of this city are some of the world's finest tailors, and they'll be happy to make a custom suit or dress for a fraction of the price it might cost elsewhere.

It won't be difficult to find a tailor in Bangkok, but if you want the best of the best, consider asking locals for advice. This is not only a fun and unique experience, but it also allows you to return home with a souvenir that you'll be able to put to good use.

Make sure you have the right travel cover for your next trip to Thailand. Cover-More’s seniors travel insurance has the benefits you need, including cover for many existing medical conditions, for travellers up to age 80.

You can get our most asked questions by senior travellers here.

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