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.
Begin in style with a chauffeur transfer to the airport where you’ll enjoy complimentary VIP lounge access before your flight to Thailand.
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.
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.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
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.
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.
"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."
Low Season from: £2,720 pp
High Season from: £3,285 pp