We are thrilled to share some fantastic news with our fellow adventure enthusiasts. Discovery Travel has once again been honored with a prestigious accolade, this time from the 2023 Thailand Tourism Awards. Reaffirming our commitment to excellence in the field of sustainable tourism.

Outstanding Travel Itinerary: Thailand Tourism Silver Award

On the 27th of September 2023, our team had the distinct privilege of receiving the ‘Outstanding Travel Itinerary: Thailand Tourism Silver Award’ during a remarkable ceremony attended by distinguished guests, including Her Royal Majesty Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Siriwattana Phannawadee.

This recognition is the 14th Thailand Tourism Award, a distinguished honor that acknowledges and celebrates the best and brightest in Thailand’s travel industry.

The Thailand Tourism Awards: Celebrating Excellence

The Thailand Tourism Awards are among the most prestigious accolades in the country’s travel and tourism industry. Organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and other relevant government bodies, these awards are designed to recognize and applaud excellence, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to quality across various sectors of the tourism industry.

Winning a Thailand Tourism Award is not merely a recognition; it is a testament to a company’s unwavering dedication to providing exceptional travel experiences and promoting sustainable and responsible tourism practices.

Discovery Travel - Thailand Tourism Award winners

Royal Recognition: A Special Honor

What makes our recent award even more extraordinary is that it was personally presented to us by Her Royal Majesty Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Siriwattana Phannawadee. Members of the Thai royal family hold a revered and respected status, and their involvement in such ceremonies underscores the tremendous significance of the award.

Receiving an award from a princess is a rare and distinguished honor, and it signifies not only the excellence of Discovery Travel’s services but also the recognition and support from the highest levels of Thai society.


The Tha Din Deang Community Tour: A Glimpse into our Award-Winning Experience

The Tha Din Deang Community Tour is the jewel in our crown, the program that earned us this remarkable recognition. This immersive journey takes you to Baan Tha Din Deang, a charming village nestled amidst mangroves, grasslands, and forests in the Thaplamu River delta. The village’s history dates back to before World War II when Muslim settlers established it.

Here’s a brief outline of what this award-winning tour offers:

  • Kayaking through Mangrove Forests: Explore the enchanting mangrove forests by kayak, keeping an eye out for diverse wildlife and bird species.
  • Hands-On Traditional Activities: Get creative with tie-dye techniques, using natural dyes from the surrounding mangroves and grasslands to craft your unique designs.
  • Culinary Delights: Savor delicious local dishes prepared by the village’s residents, featuring organic vegetables from hydroponic plantations and fresh fish from village fish pens.
  • Tin Mining Legacy: Discover the history and environmental impact of tin mining in the region, and hear stories from the villagers about their ancestors’ mining experiences.
  • Supporting the Community: By participating in this tour, you actively contribute to the village’s economy and conservation efforts, supporting its self-sufficiency and enhancement.


Discovery Travel - Khao Lak winning Silver at the Thailand Tourism Awards

While our Tha Din Deang Community Tour is an award-winning experience in itself, it’s also a testament to our broader commitment to sustainable and community-focused tourism. At Discovery Travel, we believe in creating memorable journeys that make a positive impact on local communities and the environment.

This royal recognition serves as a testament to Discovery Travel’s dedication to providing outstanding travel experiences, supporting local communities, and contributing positively to Thailand’s tourism landscape. It’s a remarkable achievement that further solidifies the company’s reputation within the travel industry.

The 2023 Thailand Tourism Award is not just an accolade; it is a symbol of our dedication to responsible tourism and our mission to provide you with authentic and enriching travel experiences.

This momentus achievement was made possible thanks to the commitment and hard work of our outstanding team. Our guides, boat crews, drivers, office and support staff are the true heart and soul of Discovery Travel. It is due to them that we are able to continue providing our guests with amazing travel experiences.

We look forward to welcoming you on board as we continue to explore the wonders of Thailand together. Thank you for being part of our journey and for supporting responsible and award-winning travel experiences.

Ready to Embark on Your Award-Winning Journey?

If you’re eager to discover the wonders of Thailand with an award-winning travel partner, explore our range of private and semi-private day trips. Let’s create memories together!