Highlights

  • Return from walking with elephants to all-inclusive luxury
  • Pair Bangkok’s gilded chaos with an exclusive riverside stay
  • End on the white sands of a James-Bond island
  • Travel in style with private transfers and flights included throughout

From the wildlife-filled jungles of its north down to the island idylls of its south, Thailand’s draws are myriad. And, this comprehensive itinerary takes it all in in style. You’ll be treated to flights and private transfers along with indulgent stays throughout, from beachfront resorts to a luxury elephant camp. Here, you’ll pair all-inclusive drinks and gourmet dining with up-close encounters with these noble creatures. In between, you’ll also showcase Bangkok’s golden exuberance and market hustle with an exclusive riverside stay.


Day 1

Depart UK

Begin in style with a chauffeur transfer to the airport where you’ll enjoy complimentary VIP lounge access before your flight to Thailand.

Chauffeur service

Chauffeur service

VIP airport lounge

VIP airport lounge


Days 2 – 3

A Bangkok both tranquil and vibrant

Arriving into the Thai capital, a private transfer along with fresh fruits and flowers will welcome you to your luxury riverside hotel. Its tranquil waterfront setting is taken full advantage of by private balconies, pool terraces and a complimentary ferry, bringing you into the Bangkok bustle in style. Here, you’ll take in such delights as the brightly burnished Royal Palace, the traditional districts of canal-side houses and markets buzzing with Thai silks and fragrant foods. To help, your hotel will even provide you with a complimentary 4G smartphone loaded with travel information. Then, at day’s end, be sure to take advantage of your included massage voucher.

Breakfast included

Wat Benjamaborphit, Bangkok

Wat Benjamaborphit, Bangkok

Pool, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

Pool, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort


Days 4 – 5

The Golden Triangle

A flight, between included private transfers, will see you stay in teakwood luxury amid the jungles of northern Thailand, enjoying wild, private-balcony views. You’ll settle in to enjoy a full spread of all-inclusive indulgences, washing down gourmet meals with complimentary cocktails before choosing between a full range of included experiences. There’s everything from Thai cooking courses and spa treatments to opium-museum visits and tours into neighbouring Laos and Myanmar. But, it’s the next-door elephant rehabilitation centre that really stands out. Here, you can walk, bath and even learn to train these gentle giants. In between it all, there are also options to trek out to hidden hill tribes and visit spectacularly tiered temples.

Washing the elephants

Washing the elephants

Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa

Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa

Accommodation and the resident elephants

Accommodation and the resident elephants


Days 6 – 11

Koh Lanta – an island paradise

End on palm-fringed Koh Lanta, reached by a flight and boat hop. All glittering seas and tropical forest, this is a true island gem, complete with beaches voted among the world’s finest in the Sunday Times. And, although it’s scenery taken in by your resort's indulgent spa, stunning pools and private balconies, you’ll want to explore. Take a boat out to a secret beach, snorkel with technicolour fish or head deeper with a scuba dive. Lastly, while your resort enjoys a delightful seclusion, you’ll also be within easy access of traditional island life. Call into century-old stilted shacks before taking in a fire show or local band on the beach.

Breakfast included

Pimalai Resort & Spa

Pimalai Resort & Spa

Pimalai Resort & Spa

Pimalai Resort & Spa


Days 12 – 13

Depart for UK

A boat transfer will see you back to Krabi and your overnight flight to the UK. On arrival, you’ll be met again by a private chauffeur for the final leg home.

Breakfast included


About the itinerary

"This sample itinerary is all about a sense of place, defined by three contrasting experiences. First, a riverside resort in bustling Bangkok before enjoying a rural retreat in the hills of Chiang Rai (where you can learn to be a mahout for the day). Finish at a stunning beach escape on Koh Lanta, where an abundance of private grounds makes for total relaxation."

Esther Ward

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £2,720 pp incl. flights

Low Season from: £2,720 pp
High Season from: £3,285 pp

  • Return UK airport chauffeur service and complimentary lounge access
  • Return flights between London, Bangkok, Chiang Rai and Krabi
  • Private transfers & resort group transfers and speedboat to Pimalai Resort
  • 10 nights accommodation staying in 5* hotels on a mix of B&B and full-board (Anantara Bangkok - 4.5*)
  • Fully inclusive in Chiang Rai with the choice of of an activity including: Elephant Camp experience, Golden Triangle discovery excursion, cooking class or 90-minute spa treatment
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