Asia: Bangkok, Angkor Wat & Phuket
Your Asia travel itinerary:
Day 1: Bangkok
Fly from the UK to Bangkok.
Days 2 - 4: Bangkok
Explore the glittering temples and palaces of Bangkok, including the exquisite Grand Palace, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the jewel-encrusted Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Browse the colourful markets, including the flower market and the floating markets and sample the sizzling street food on a foodie tour by tuk tuk. You’ll also have the chance to wander the side streets and taste some of the city’s best loved home-cooked dishes on a Bagrak Cultural Foodie Walk.
Days 5 - 8: Siem Reap
Fly on to Cambodia and Siem Reap, the gateway to the atmospheric temples of Angkor. Get your camera ready for the 12th century temple of Angkor Wat, its crumbling walls, intricate carvings and long corridors creating many a photo opportunity, especially at sunrise. You’ll see the sights of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat with your guide, and take in the many temples, each one different, that make up the Angkor complex. Later, taste the delicious local delicacies on a Street Food by Night tour.
Days 9 - 12: Phuket
Continue to Phuket, Thailand’s largest island. Find a shady spot under a palm tree, grab a cocktail and sit back and relax with your toes in the soft white sand. If you’re feeling a bit more energetic, look out for colourful fish as you dive or snorkel the translucent seas, or hike the lush forests of the interior and discover the wild animals of Khao Phra Thaew National Park. Here, plenty of easy to moderate hiking trails head to tropical waterfalls and tranquil lakes.
Days 13 - 14:
Depart Phuket and return to the UK.
Hotels on this Asia holiday:
- Bangkok - 4.5* Siam@Siam Design Hotel & Spa
- Siem Reap - 4* Sokha Angkor Resort
- Phuket - 4* Centara Karon Resort
Here are some of our other holidays to Asia
Khao LakFree nights
Khao Lak - 5* Bangsak Merlin Resortescape5 StarsRead more >>
Chic and contemporary, the Bangsak Merlin Resort lies directly on shimmering white sands. Choose from spacious rooms with direct access to the pool, or villas with their very own lagoons. Hop on the complimentary shuttle to the centre of Khao Lak and explore the shops and bars, before returning to the hotel for lunch at the Seaside Terrace. Arrange a babysitter, or watch the kids let off steam in the play area while you sip cocktails at the Beach Bar, which overlooks the Andaman Sea. Enjoy a rejuvenating massage at the Sukko Spa, or simply relax with your favourite book alongside the expansive pool. The all-day buffet is ideal for families, while the Seaside Terrace oozes elegance after dark; the perfect setting for romance. Feast on succulent seafood and traditional Thai cuisine, before retreating to the Lobby Lounge for a nightcap beneath a canopy of stars.7 Nights from£499 ppBook by 03 Mar 2017
Phuket - 4* Centara Karon Resortescape4 StarsRead more >>
Just a short walk from Karon Beach, the modern and spacious Centara Karon Resort is backed by lush green hills. Choose a deluxe family studio, providing plenty of space for everyone, and enjoy a hearty breakfast on your balcony. Children will love making new holiday friends at Camp Safari, and teenagers can chill out at the E-Zone. While younger family members are occupied, relax in the spa or float around the glittering pool. Learn to cook Thai cuisine as a family, or get competitive during a game of water polo. Shoot some pool at The Mix, which serves deliciously innovative cocktails and snacks, and choose from two restaurants in the evening. Lotus promises an a la carte dining experience, fusing international, Thai and European cuisine. Take the children along to one of the themed nights, or treat them to pizza served poolside at Azure. If you’re feeling truly indulgent, opt for in-room dining and feast on local delicacies ensconced in the privacy of your balcony as the sun sets.8 Nights from£699 ppBook by 15 Mar 2017
LangkawiReduced room rate
Langkawi - 4* The Berjaya Resortescape4 StarsRead more >>
Enjoy the shaded luxury of your chalet set amidst the tropical rainforest or, if you prefer, skip along the stilted walkway to your overwater villa. Take a dip in the pool or snorkel in the sea, which is teeming with colourful marine life. Spend a morning of our holiday gliding above the rainforest by cable car to enjoy panoramic island views from Mat Chincang, Langkawi’s second highest peak. Or simply relax and rejuvenate in the Taaras Spa, a private sanctuary tucked away between the pristine beaches and lush tropical jungles. In the evening choose from some of the island’s best restaurants offering a variety of international and local cuisine. Ensure you dine at least once at Pahn-Thai, which spans the clear waters of the Andaman Sea.7 Nights from£699 ppBook by 06 Mar 2017
PenangReduced room rate
Penang - 4* Golden Sands Resortescape4 StarsRead more >>
Boasting an idyllic location surrounded by coconut palms and white sands, this stunning resort is paradise for families. Rooms and suites feature rollaway or Murphy beds which are perfect for children. Parents travelling with babies can make use of the bottle sterilisation service, cots and on-site pushchairs. Children will love the kids’ passports they receive at check-in, which give them access to a range of privileges, including complimentary lunch and free ice-cream throughout the holiday. The expansive indoor Adventure Zone offers entertainment for all the family, or, if you fancy some time alone, the Cool Zone Kids’ Club will keep youngsters occupied. You can even keep in touch with your little one via a mobile phone, which are available to loan. Float around two lagoon-shaped swimming pools set amid tropical gardens, or take the family on a jungle walk. Indulge in CHI, The Spa, at sister property Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, and choose from two restaurants in the evening. The Garden Café offers a creative a la carte menu for children, while Sigi’s Bar & Grill promises prime steaks, seafood and wood-fired pizza in a spectacular setting.7 Nights from£725 ppBook by 06 Mar 2017
BaliReduced room rate
Bali - 4* The Oasis Lagoon Sanurescape4 StarsRead more >>
Situated in the heart of peaceful Sanur, within walking distance to the beach, shops and restaurants, this picturesque resort fuses modern touches with old teak-wood warmth. Surrounded by a shopping centre and art boutiques, The Oasis Lagoon promises a host of activities for all the family. Baby cots and interconnecting rooms make this retreat extremely family-friendly, while a children’s pool is attached to the main lagoon and surrounded by parasol to seek shade from the sun. For older children, embark on the Nusa Dua, Uluwatu Temple and Kecak Fire Dance Tour. Learn watersports and drink in the culture before settling down over a seafood barbecue for the spectacular fire show. Board the free beach shuttle for a day of making sandcastles and return to the resort to dine at Café de Dapoer, which serves a plethora of differing cuisines overlooking the tranquil waters of the lagoon.
This is one of our preferred hotels for families7 Nights from£735 ppBook by 15 Mar 2017