Thailand: Bangkok, Beach & Elephants
Your Thailand tailor-made holiday includes:
- All international & internal flights
- 10 nights in 4–5* hotels
- Chinatown Tour by Bike - Private
- Phi Phi Island Speedboat tour
- 2 night Elephant Hills Jungle Lake Safari
- All airport transfers
Your Thailand travel itinerary:
Day 1: Bangkok
Fly from the UK to Bangkok.
Days 2 - 4: Bangkok
Thailand’s cosmopolitan capital throngs with traffic, bustles with people and glitters with temples among the high-rise buildings. Full of life, it’s a vibrant city with plenty to entertain. The old city is overrun with sights, with the opulent Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun being the most popular, and you can catch sight of the Emerald Buddha in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand’s most sacred Buddhist temple. Later, discover the culinary delights of Chinatown by bicycle, gaze in wonder at the gold shops, try the numerous teas and slurp steaming noodles on the roadside.
Days 5 - 8: Phuket
Fly south to Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, which is brimming with adventures. Trek into the jungle, visit a traditional market, learn to cook pad thai, meet the monks and tour the temples of this vibrant island. On one of your days here, hop on board a speedboat and take the fast route to gorgeous Phi Phi, one of Thailand’s most beautiful spots. Laze on perfect beaches, walk on white sands and swim in the warm waters of this island paradise. Back in Phuket, you can relax with a round of golf or treat yourself to a traditional Thai massage.
Days 9 - 10: Elephant Hills
Enter the limestone hills and thick jungles of Khao Sok National Park at Elephant Hills. Here, former working Asian elephants that have been rescued are looked after, and you can watch these majestic creatures take a refreshing mud bath, help wash them down and learn the secrets of their mahouts in Elephant Hills. You will not ride or trek with the elephants, but you can jump in a canoe and paddle down the river, learning about the flora and fauna of the jungle as you go. On your second night, you’ll stay in a floating room where you can dive straight off your deck for a swim in the lake.
Days 11 - 13: Khao Lak
Finish your Journey with a relaxing stay on the soft sands of Khao Lak, a collection of 20 kilometres of beautiful beaches along the Andaman Sea. The area is named after Lak Mountain, which forms a pretty, jungle-covered backdrop to the coastline, and is found in Khao Lak Lam Ru National Park. You can venture into this lush environment in search of waterfalls, or just to trek and soak up the nature. For something less strenuous, chill out at your hotel, indulge in a massage or two, take a dip in the pool (or indeed the sea!) or just kick back on the beach.
Days 14 - 15:
Depart Khao Lak and return to the UK.
Hotels on this Thailand holiday:
- Bangkok - 4* Mode Sathorn Hotel
- Phuket - 5* Slate in Phuket
- Elephant Hills - 4.5* night at the 4.5* Elephant Hills Tented Camp & 1 night at the 4.5* Elephant
- Khao Lak - 4.5* Sands by Katathani Khao Lak
Here are some of our other holidays to Thailand
Bangkok: Bangkok - 4* Mode Sathorn Hotel4 StarsRead more >>
Bangkok’s first “Fashionable Lifestyle” hotel features an exquisite design and a city centre location. Chic rooms and suites are equipped with state-of-the-art amenities; the perfect sanctuary after a busy day of sightseeing. Relax with a good book by the 11th floor infinity pool, or recharge your batteries with a treatment at the Borisud Pure Spa. Watch distinguished chefs whip up your dinner right before your eyes at the restaurant, and afterwards, retreat to The Roof@38th Bar. Here, you can soak up the relaxed ambience while enjoying those awe-inspiring views over a delicious cocktail.4 Nights from£929 pp£589 ppBook by 28 Aug 2017
Bangkok: Bankgok - 4* Siam@Siam Design Hotel4 StarsRead more >>
This chic family-friendly hotel is located in the heart of the city. Newly-renovated rooms stylishly combine warm hues of red, orange and gold, while youth class rooms are ideal for those travelling with young children. Look out over Bangkok from the sun terrace alongside the infinity pool; the perfect place to sip a refreshing cocktail. Embark on a French culinary journey at La Vue, situated on the 25th floor. The PH1 lounge oozes class and sophistication; you will feel as if you are stepping into a hip New York loft here, while The Roof Champagne and Wine Bar pairs jaw-dropping views with carefully-curated cocktails.4 Nights from£994 pp£669 ppBook by 28 Aug 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£1222 pp£689 ppBook by 22 Aug 2017
Phuket - 4* Horizon Karonescape4 StarsRead more >>
Set on a tropical hillside, Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa boasts wondrous views of the surrounding landscapes. Accommodation here is split into two wings; the Horizon Wing for families and the Privilege Club Wing, which is exclusively for adults. Each wing has its own pool complex; youngsters will love whizzing down the slides and making new friends at the kids’ club. While they are occupied, why not relax with a treatment at the Sontaya Spa, or enjoy a poolside massage? Make use of the complimentary shuttle bus to Patong Beach and explore the shops and restaurants, or hop aboard a tuk tuk and spend the afternoon soaking up the sun at Karon Beach. Back at the resort, you can take your pick from three restaurants. The award-winning Baluchi Restaurant serves delicious Indian cuisine, while the Orchid Lounge offers a selection of pastries baked daily by the hotel’s very own pastry chef.8 Nights from£1178 pp£735 ppBook by 02 Sep 2017
Hua HinFree nights
Hua Hin - 4* Amari Hua Hinescape4 StarsRead more >>
Set in lush tropical gardens near the glittering Gulf of Thailand, Amari Hua Hin is idyllically set just metres from the beach. Awake in your Deluxe Ocean Facing View Suite and enjoy a cup of coffee on the balcony, before a scrumptious breakfast at Mosaic. Freshly-baked bread and pastries, local fruits and authentic herbal teas are the perfect way to start the day. Leave the youngsters happily playing in the kids’ club, before indulging in a treatment at the Breeze Spa & Salon. Here, you can choose from individual mood massages to suit how you are feeling. Afterwards, lounge alongside the 38-metre salt water pool, or make use of the daily complimentary shuttle service to the Market Village and take the family shopping. Dine beneath a canopy of stars at Shoreline Beach Club, which serves sumptuous seafood at the ocean’s edge. Or why not arrange for a babysitter to look after the kids while you sample local tipples at the Reef Deli & Wine Lounge? Feast on cheeses expertly paired with your favourite vintage bottle, as you soak up the last of the day’s warmth overlooking the shimmering pool.7 Nights from£951 pp£769 ppBook by 24 Aug 2017