Tailor-made holidays to Thailand
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Visa: No Visa required. 30 days issued on arrival
Timezone: +7 hours
When to go
November to May is generally the driest, although the regions do differ.
The West Coast has a shorter wet season than the East
Bangkok, Northern Thailand & beach
London – Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Hilltribe trekking – Phuket island – London
Beaches & Island hopping
London – Bangkok – Phuket – Koh Phi Phi – Koh Lanta – Krabi – Koi Samui – London
A trip to Thailand must include a few days in Bangkok to really experience the culture and learn about the history of the country. Bangkok is the gateway to Thailand and is a vibrant bustling city, with lots to explore. Visit the one of the many markets that dot the city, or explore the beautiful temples and the Grand Palace. Once dubbed the ‘Venice of the East’ the cities rivers and canals have long been an important part of the city and they are a great way to get about and explore. Take a boat tour and see a traditional way of life along the river. If you prefer something more up to date, modern Bangkok offers visitors glitzy hotels and trendy bars and nightclubs, as well as huge shopping malls, for all your shopping needs.
From Bangkok you can take a day out to visit the floating market at Damnoen Nam Saduak, or travel up to the Bridge over the river Kwai, the infamous bridge and railway built by pow’s of the second world war.
Most people will visit Thailand for its beautiful islands and beaches. The west coast islands have been made famous by films such as ‘The Beach’ and James Bonds ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’. Huge limestone cliffs surround azure waters and palm fringed beaches. Its not hard to see why Hollywood chose these paradise islands. The famous full moon parties in Koh Phangan attract tens of thousands of party goers to the beach at Haadrin where people dance well into the next day. The islands off the east coast are catching up with the West, although are not quite as developed as their western cousins.
Chiang Mai is the capital city of the North, but actually has the feel of a small provincial town. This captivating city is popular with artists and you will find markets with a range of local paintings, sculptures and handicrafts. Chiang Mai is also the main gateway to the mountains and the trekking routes to the remote hilltribe villages. This is one of the most popular tours in Northern Thailand, where you will overnight in traditional hilltribe villages, ride elephants through thisck jungles and ride traditional bamboo rafts down the jungle rivers. Lots of other activites are availablein the region, from mountain biking, to kayaking.
Thailand has a wide range of fabulous hotels, from small family run guest houses, to large beach resorts. We think Thailand’s spa hotels are some of the best in the World and fantastic value for such luxurious accomodations. Lots of the islands, still offer traditional beach bungalows and villas, set on the beach or in tropical gardens.
The Mandarin, Bangkok
Bangkok has hundreds of amazing hotels to choose from and lots of glitzy new ones going up all the time. Our favourite is the Mandarin, one of the original luxury hotels in Asia. This famous hotel situated on the Riverside in Bangkok offers unparralelled service and luxurious surroundings
Map of Thailand