Example Trip Itinerary
Airside Meet and Greet in Bangkok
Private transfer to your hotel
Accommodation in Bangkok
- 238 rooms and suites
- Rooftop restaurant and bar
- Infinity pool
- Fitness centre
The product of an innovative collaboration between an award-winning architect and five of Thailand’s leading designers, the Sofitel So Bangkok is a hotel that embodies the epitome of design and modern luxury. 238 rooms and suites come in a variety of sizes and four unique room design themes; Water, Earth, Wood and Metal. Each theme features a different lay-out and decor, styled by world renowned fashion designer Monsieur Christian Lacroix. Depending upon their location within the hotel, rooms offer views of Bangkok city, Chao Praya River or Lumpini Park and come equipped with the latest technology – think electronic curtains and Apple Mac Mini multimedia entertainment. When it’s time to dine, you’ll be spoilt for choice with three restaurants, a rooftop restaurant and bar, a lounge and a ‘Chocolab’ dedicated to tailor-made confectionary, while the 32-meter infinity pool on the 10th floor will give you the impression of swimming in mid-air, high above the bustling city streets. Step outside the comfort of this luxury hotel, and you’ll find yourself brilliantly placed to discover all of Bangkok’s main attractions such as temples, shopping malls, museums, parks, restaurants and street food.
- 393 rooms
- 8 restaurants
- Jazz bar & lounge
- Swimming pool & fitness centre
- Tennis & squash courts
- Running track
- Cooking school
- Trophy room where you can view items from the hotel's long history
- Cigar shop
Providing extraordinary service and overlooking the Chao Phraya river, the Mandarin Oriental is undeniably one of the city’s premier hotels. If you’re interested in history, a stay here is a must: it’s the longest established hotel in Thailand and became one of the Mandarin Oriental group’s flagship properties due to its distinguished history. Walk into the hotel’s magnificent lobby, and you’ll be greeted by a spectacular flower display, for which the hotel is famous throughout Bangkok. Choose between a variety of rooms from entry-level luxury in the Superior Rooms to the considerably more spacious State Rooms and Authors’ Suites. Each room is designed in a colonial style with white slatted doors, dark wooden features and light pastel shades. You’ll benefit from a butler assigned to your room during your stay. The hotel also has eight restaurants; take your pick between traditional Thai, seafood, fine French cuisine and many more options. Drink tea in the opulent Authors’ Lounge or enjoy some jazz and cocktails in the Bamboo Bar if you’re looking to unwind after a long flight. In a prime location overlooking the Chao Phraya river, the Mandarin Oriental is close to some of Bangkok’s most popular attractions. Cruise along the ‘Venice of the East’ and take a long boat out onto the city canals, threading your way towards some of the city’s cultural highlights, including the Grand Palace, various temples and the famous Floating Market.
- 370 Rooms and suites
- 3 restaurants and bars
- Spa & Gym
- Swimming pool
- Tennis courts
The vast W-shaped tower of The Peninsula Bangkok offers everything you would expect from a world-class hotel; exceptional hospitality, a great location and a huge range of facilities to keep you amused. The hotel’s unique shape ensures magnificent views across the river and cityscape from every room. Some of the largest in Bangkok, these are appointed in a traditional aesthetic – dark wood panelling, fine fabrics feature throughout and large, marble bathrooms – but contain all the vital amenities for the modern traveller. The premier suites include opulent details such as open-air terraces and outdoor Jacuzzis. During your stay, you’ll enjoy relaxing by the pool area, serviced by its own bar and dining at the numerous, fine in-house restaurants that serve a range of Cantonese, Thai and international cuisine.
- 39 suites
- 3 restaurants, café and bar
- Gym and infinity pool
- Cooking school
- Library and cinema rooms
- Spa and sauna
- The world's first hotel Muay Thai boxing ring
Championing bold contemporary design with Thai, Colonial, Jazz Age and Art Deco accents, the Siam hotel may only have 39 suites but provides some of the most spacious and fashionable accommodation in all Bangkok. It also sports three restaurants, where you can enjoy excellent Thai cuisine in Chon Thai Restaurant (which also hosts a cookery school), an international menu in the stylish art deco-themed Deco Bar & Bistro and indulgent private dinners at the Chef’s Table. The Bather’s Bar next to the hotel’s infinity pool is the place for light snacks and refreshing cocktails after a dip in the waters and to watch life on the river pass by. You can even enjoy a more secluded dining experience out on the hotel pier for a private bespoke meal. Commanding a prime location overlooking the Chao Phraya River close to the Krung Thon Bridge, all suites feature king-size beds, opulent Chinese antiquity, terraces, complimentary Wi-Fi and butler service. The Pool Villas are a perfect choice for those desiring that extra touch of privacy.
Bustling and energetic, Bangkok has something for everyone. A haven for shoppers, historians, foodies and culture seekers alike, the capital is an integral part of any Thailand itinerary. It has everything from awe-inspiring temples to bustling markets and high-end shopping malls. And, of course there's the food - some of the best in the world!
Bangkok's bustling streets serve up a captivating array of sights and scenes for the curious traveler. This 'city safari' tour allows you to spend the day as a local, using public transport to explore the many and varied aspects of everyday life in the Thai capital.
Early risers can take the opportunity to stroll through Lumpini Park and witness locals taking their morning tai chi, yoga and aerobics classes, before returning to the hotel for breakfast. The day’s adventures will them begin with a ride on the city's Skytrain, transporting guests to the Chao Phraya River. A public boat, often used by Bangkok commuters, then continues upstream to the twin treasures of Wat Pho and the Grand Palace, before lunch is taken at a nearby local restaurant.
In the afternoon, choose to take a Tuk Tuk or walk to the royal park of Sanam Luang and the colorful backpacker haven of Khao San Road, before boarding a "bus boat" for a journey along the historical Saen Saeb canal. Following a trip to Jim Thompson’s House Museum, which showcases the history of the famous and mysterious American silk merchant, the day ends with some retail therapy at Bangkok's vast shopping malls.
Bang Krachao is an idyllic network of peaceful roads, waterways and villages just moments from Bangkok's bustling center, an area so wonderfully untouched by modern life that it's easy to forget you're still in the city.
This two-hour bike ride takes you past local markets, traditional Thai houses and golden temples, all under the peaceful canopy of tropical jungle. The riding is flat and easy, and suitable for anyone wanting to experience a taste of traditional Thai life. If you're cycling here on a Saturday or Sunday, you will also be able to experience the weekend Bang Nam Phueng market - a focal point of life for this charmingly rural community.
Head out on a buzzing tuk tuk into the streets of Bangkok to try some if its famous street food accompanied by a guide.
Private transfer to Bangkok Airport
Flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap
Siem Reap & Angkor Wat
Private transfer to your hotel in Siem Reap
Accommodation in Siem Reap & Angkor Wat
- 45 private villas
- Swimming pool
- Two restaurants
- Two bars
- Spa temple
- Kids club
Meaning ‘green village’ in Khmer, Phum Baitang is set within eight acres of lush gardens and rice paddies away from the bustle of Siem Reap, yet still just minutes from the temples of Angkor. And indeed it does appear as a traditional Cambodian village on first sight, but you’ll soon notice intricate design touches and modern luxuries between the rusticity. There are 45 private stilted and thatched villas, each built in a traditional style with carefully considered contemporary touches, with extensive use of reclaimed wood, expansive terraces, handpicked furniture and wonderfully spacious bathrooms with egg-shaped baths carved from local stone. 20 of the villas have their own outdoor plunge pools. Two restaurants lie in the village, Hang Bay, which serves a fusion of cultural cuisine, and Bay Phsar, which has the feel of a local market and is the venue to try vibrant Cambodian flavours created using freshly picked ingredients including herbs from the organic garden and rice straight from the surrounding paddies. One of the bars sits alongside the scenic 50m infinity pool but our favourite is the cigar and cocktail lounge, housed within a reconstructed century-old farmhouse that has shelves bursting with vintage liqueurs, gin and whisky, surely one of the coolest bars in Southeast Asia. End a day of temple exploration at the spa, an ancient looking temple offering age-old healing techniques and beauty recipes using indigenous ingredients. Aside from temples, Phum Baitang offers a range of activities, including a kids’ club, private dining experiences and cooking classes, cultural excursions, trips to Tonle Sap and vintage jeep drives..
- 119 rooms and suites
- Five restaurants
- Lap pool
- Butler service
Close to Angkor Wat and a short drive into Siem Reap, Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor is ideal for those seeking a luxury retreat whilst visiting the Khmer temples of the region. Set in lush gardens, the generously sized pool (the largest in Siem Reap) is framed by fragrant Frangipani trees and a beautiful place to unwind. Colonial in style, the 119 rooms and suites are elegantly furnished with polished wood floors and sumptuous linens; butler service is available 24/7. With a choice of restaurants and bars, Restaurant Le Grand is considered one of the best in Siem Reap offering Royal Khmer cuisine and western fine dining.
- 108 rooms and suites
- Restaurant, bar and deli
- Two swimming pools
- Fitness centre
- Internet access
An elegant hideaway located close to the 12th century UNESCO ruins of Angkor in the heart of Siem Reap. With Khmer-inspired contemporary architecture and design touches, the Park Hyatt is a tranquil urban oasis, with cool, crisp white colonnades leading to the central swimming pool and ancient banyan tree in the main courtyard. There are 108 rooms and suites with custom-made furniture dress and modern luxuries. Some feature courtyard or downtown views plus a separate living room and an indulgent sunken bathtub for two. For further luxury, opt for a suite for your own private outdoor patio, plunge pool, balcony or sun garden. The Dining Room is elegant with black and white marble walls and floors, a cosy venue for intimate dining, while The Living Room bar lounge is a chic place for a cocktail. For comfort food, freshly baked goods and home-made ice cream, head to the Glasshouse Deli.
- 26 suites
- Restaurant and bar
- Saltwater swimming pool
Close to the heart of Siem Reap and a short drive to Angkor Wat, this boutique retreat with only 26 spacious suites is a luxurious sanctuary in which to relax between explorations. Contemporary yet steeped in Khmer heritage, the suites are housed in intimate bungalows and are immaculately furnished with rolltop baths, espresso machines and floor to ceiling windows with views onto a private garden. Explore the magnificent ruins of Angkor Wat by vintage car, slip into the saltwater pool, head out across Tonle Sap lake to visit stilted fishing villages and spend an afternoon or evening exploring the picturesque Old Town and lively Pub Street.
Siem Reap offers a step into the crumbling world of the lost Khmer Empire. Whilst Siem Reap has its charms, the showpiece is naturally Angkor. Encircled by tropical forest, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is adorned with grand lotus towers and ornate carvings and reigns as the largest religious monument in the World.
Our expert guides will bring the history of Angkor Wat to life as you meander through peaceful Buddhist temples, getting up close to exquisite bas-reliefs as the sun rises over huge smiling faces.
Explore Siem Reap's rural landscape beyond its temples, which has changed little since the days of Jayavarman VII. After a short drive from Siem Reap, visit a colourful contemporary pagoda to understand more of the importance of Buddhism in these rural communities and seek a blessing from the monks. Buy seasonal fruits straight from the tree, speak to families who have been baking sticky rice in bamboo for over 30 years and gain hands-on experience of the essential rural skills of the rice harvest, thatching, fishing, or even making a simple meal over an open fire.
Then, take an ox-cart ride through typical villages followed by an easy 20-minute walk to bring you to the vast Western Baray. An impressive engineering feat, this man-made reservoir was once integral to the complex Angkorian rice irrigation system which you will voyage by boat (depending on water level). This will be both an education and an adventure from a slower, more romantic era of travel. Then reach the villa, surrounded by rice paddies, across a stream to the north of a village where tourists are rarely seen and the greetings for visitors are warm and generous. This is a wonderful spot to relax in the quiet of the countryside and enjoy sunset drinks. While the chef prepares your dinner, wander across the levees of the rice paddies, look for fish traps, or walk a short distance to a viewpoint over the ancient reservoir, whilst listening to the elegance of traditional Khmer music played by local musicians, before enjoying your evening meal.
Begin your two-wheeled adventure at Srah Srang before cycling 11 km onwards to Ta Prohm where you will take your time to walk through the temple from the West entrance to the East entrance (a 1–2 km journey) where you'll pick up our bikes again and continue to ride for 15 minutes through the forest to the seldom visited temple of Ta Nei. There is a reasonable chance of having this beautiful Angkor temple to yourself to explore.
You'll then pause for a light breakfast at this peaceful area before exploring further. The morning ends with at Ta Keo temple, the 'mountain with bronze peaks', to see its unique five-tiered pyramid structure. Return to Siem Reap by road.
Travel by road to the Victory Gate of Angkor Thom. You have the choice of either walking along the path along the city wall to the Death Gate or continuing around by road. En route to the Terrace of the Leper King, you'll stop briefly to see an imposing statue found in Bayon which is now displayed at Vihear Prampeilveng. Begin again at the atmospheric Preah Palilay and walk through the shaded parkland behind the terraces, past Phimeanakas with its beautiful lakes, and the imposing Baphuon to finally reach Jayavarman’s state temple of Bayon at the centre of the city. Explore this important temple with its many captivating giant stone faces. Your guide will point out the most interesting of the detailed bas reliefs illustrating everyday life in the Angkorian era.
Visit Angkor Wat, one of the modern wonders of the world, and watch the sun rise behind this ornate temple. Be amazed by the sheer size of the temple and learn how the Khmer Empire prospered between the 9th and 13th centuries, around the time when Angkor Wat was built. Stroll through the intricately carved hallways that show hundreds of fine carvings and discover small shrines still in use today by the local people.
Venture out of Siem Reap to kayak on the great Tonle Sap Lake. Depending on the season, visit either the village of Kampong Phluk or Kampong Khleang where the houses are built on stilts or float to cope with the lake's 8m rise and fall in water levels. Take the opportunity to pause at the stilted houses to learn how a subsistence fishing family lives, before continuing by boat along the margins of the lake. While you explore the life on the water we will have prepared a picnic lunch for you to enjoy on-board while absorbing the atmosphere of this unique place.
Phare Circus works mainly with disadvantaged young people. They learn circus skills, theatre performance, music and a range of visual arts. It combines local traditions with new creative and innovative genres. Daring athleticism is combined with stories that speak powerfully to Cambodia’s not-too-distant history; for example, escape from tyranny is depicted through tightrope walking. The dark subject of a young girl trying to deal with memories of atrocities, is depicted by breathtaking acrobatics in which seemingly impossible goals are achieved. More than simply a circus, Phare is an amazing blend of traditional and modern theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling and contortion beautifully choreographed and performed in a story about Cambodian lives and society.
Private transfer to Siem Reap Airport
Flight from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai
Private transfer to your hotel
Accommodation in Chiang Mai
- 30 suites
- Ten minute drive to city centre
- Five dining places
- Infinity pool
- Business Centre
Indulgence and modern luxury are at the core of this intimate hotel with its thirty opulent suites which hark back to the Old World of the Orient. The charming guestrooms all come with the lavish features, garden views, contemporary interiors, walk-in closet, Victorian bathtub and open-air shower. Besides beautifully adorned suites, this boutique property also boasts five dining locations. You can feast on both Thai and international cuisine at the stylish Dining Room and enjoy refined high tea at The Parlor Lounge. Breakfast is a personal affair with the option of enjoying it in bed or on your own private veranda. Outside, exotic lush grounds surround the accommodation with an infinity pool sitting by the ‘living garden’ wall. Relaxation and wellness is extended to the Gymnasium and Spa with its many soothing therapies and treatments.
- 84 rooms and suites
- The Health Club
- 34 metre pool
- High speed wireless Internet access plus broadband in each room
- Five minutes’ walk to the city
Sitting by the Mae Ping River is the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa. A peaceful and serene oasis in which to shelter from the busy streets outside, the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa is Chiang Mai’s only five-star riverside hotel, Its modern design creates a stylish flair, while all guestrooms have sleek interiors and spacious balconies. With 52 Deluxe Rooms and 32 Club Suites, you have a large choice of accommodation to suit your needs. As well as waterside balconies, the Anantara Chiang Mai also provides a riverside pool which is surrounded by sun loungers arranged under stylish umbrellas. From the pool and gardens you’ll have a riverside view of the Chiang Mai locals fishing and playing. And adding to the already substantial tranquillity of hotel’s location, its spa can take you to new heights of pampering and relaxation. For more active pursuits, the Health Club has a modern fitness centre with everything from yoga to weights, while the attentive staff are more than happy to organise any local excursions (of which you have many to choose from). Moreover, the restaurant, originally a British consulate building, serves up a dazzling range of cuisine from Indian to Western, to Thai and Korean.
- 98 pavilions and villas
- Four dining locations
- State-of-the-art health club with yoga classes
- Three swimming pools
Just thirty minutes outside of Chiang Mai, the celebrated service and comfort of the Four Seasons invites an exquisitely elegant stay in the Thailand’s rich and modest northern countryside. Ninety eight expansive pavilions and villas make up the flawless accommodation, all designed to complement the scenery and culture that surrounds them, with impressive interiors and traditional Thai architecture harmonising with your mountain and garden views. Besides a number of pools and a state-of-the-art health club, the Four Seasons also boasts a shopping village with five stores, an organic spa and four different dining spots which cook up an international range of cuisine. The Concierge can organise and assist guests with a variety of leisure and sporting activities. Choose from balloon rides, Thai kickboxing, rice planting and garden tours.
Explore this wonderful city and spend time enjoying the surrounding countryside. Much smaller and more relaxed than Bangkok, it’s steeped in history and you can spend hours wandering around the temples and night markets in the Old Town. If you fancy heading out of town, you’ll be perfectly placed to explore the surrounding national parks and try out a few more adventurous activities.
Every evening, the centre of Chiang Mai comes alive and the colourful markets are ripe for exploring. Together with your guide, you will work your way through the labyrinth of stalls selling all sorts of crafts. Keep your eyes peeled for beautiful silks and jewellery or have a suit measured, ready for collection the following evening. This is the perfect opportunity to practice your bargaining skills and pick up some souvenirs.
Depart your hotel at 6am and arrive at the foot Hill of Doi Suthep Mountain, in time to buy offerings and join the locals during the daily alms giving ceremony. This is a serene Buddhist procession where dozens of monks walk barefoot through the street collecting food and everyday items. Continue up the mountain to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and climb the 309 steps of the Golden Naga stair case to reach its golden pagodas. Proceed to Wat Umong, built in the 14th century, a heavily forested temple covered by moss and small plants offering a unique yet charming sense of natural decay. After a walk through its mysterious tunnels, you reach the Viharn of the temple to experience your own private blessing ceremony. After that, enjoy a delicious bowl of Khao Soy for lunch. This famous Northern Thai dish is a combination of coconut cream, crispy noodles and plenty of spice.
The capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai has a rich history dating back to the 13th Century. This full-day tour allows guests to discover the true heart of this ancient walled city, using several unusual methods of local transport to travel off the beaten track.
The day starts with a transfer by songtaew (local pick-up truck taxi) to the old trading community of Wat Gatekaram, with its small alleyways, old temples and local market. The songteaw then moves on to the ruins of Wiang Kum Kam, a "lost civilization" that was wiped out by a flood 200 years ago. Explore the ancient ruins by bicycle before boarding a long-tail boat for a scenic ride down the Mae Ping River.
After lunch, the tour continues by samlor (trishaw) to Wat Chedi Luang, one of the most spectacular ruined pagodas in the city, where the famous Emerald Buddha was once enshrined. The day ends with a tuk tuk ride to Waroros Market where guests can mingle among the locals and soak up the sights and smells of the fresh food and Thai spices.
Private transfer to Chiang Mai Airport
Flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Private transfer from Phuket airport to your hotel
Accommodation in Phuket
- 56 suites in seven different buildings
- Spa and Jacuzzi
- Fitness centre
- Two restaurants and bar
Located in the Phang Nga province, an hour’s drive north from Phuket, the Sarojin is a stylish resort set with its own tropical gardens and fronting the lovely Laem Pakarang beach. The expansive suites are designed with Asian influences and modern necessities. King size beds grace the rooms and opulent bathrooms offer contemporary luxury. This multi-award winning hotel provides its guests with such exciting excursions as swimming with elephants and white water rafting, with the staff giving the best in quality personal service. A secluded spa is also available with lavish products and packages on offer. Ficus and The Edge are the two fantastic onsite restaurants where fresh, regional produce is cooked up to make delicious Mediterranean and Thai food. While the open-air bar, The Cellar, has one of the finest wine collections in the country. There are lots of activities to choose from and if you’re a keen diver then day trips by boat to the nearby Similian (ninety minutes away) and Surin Islands (two hours away) can be arranged, as can explorations of Phang Nga Bay onboard the Lady Sarojin which is located in Phuket from May to October.
- 103 cottages and suites
- Four restaurants
- Gym and Swimming pool
- Event facilities
The Surin’s collection of contemporary cottages sitting on a coconut grove running down to the white sands of the Pansea Beach, is a wonderful and effortless resort. Assuring privacy and attentive service from its staff, your cottage or suite comes with the utmost in modern comforts with dressing areas and outdoor sun decks. Choose from snorkelling to sailing or diving, plus the obligatory spa offering authentic Thai massages, treatments, yoga and meditation. The hotel also has four places to dine which serve up a delicious choice of seafood, international and Thai cuisine.
- 135 villas
- Five dining spots
- Spa, Fitness centre & swimming pool
- Meeting and wedding facilities
Just twenty minutes from the airport, sitting on Laguna Beach is Banyan Tree. Looking out onto the Andaman Sea, this tranquil resort consists of 135 beautifully designed villas. The accommodation’s elegant and traditional Thai décor gives an authentic Asian feel while the vast amount of amenities and attentive staff ensures all modern demands are taken care of. Guests can enjoy the numerous onsite eateries which offer a tasty selection of Thai, Mediterranean and International cuisine, or opt for the romantic cruise setting of dining on a long tail boat. Banyan Tree Phuket also provides plenty of opportunities to sip on your favourite cocktails or wines with the Lobby Bar and Wine Rack offering the perfect place to enjoy drinks by sunset. The award-winning spa boasts a widespread choice of massages, treatments and remedies while there is also a large amount of exciting activities to get involved with. Besides scuba diving, golfing and windsurfing, this impressive resort also offers excursions such as canoeing and trekking
The 'Pearl of the Andaman', Phuket is blessed with castaway white sand beaches, aquamarine water and sublime, protected marine parks. Filling your time here is effortless - kayak in its turquoise waters and find offshore caves and hidden lagoons, lounge on beautiful beaches and journey around the island just to take in the views from the winding coastal roads.
Cruise through the emerald waters of Phang Nga Bay by private boat for an unforgettable day at sea. Dotted with spectacular limestone islands and filled with pristine beaches, this private cruise allows you to see the best of the Bay at your own pace- stopping to swim, snorkel or sunbathe as you wish. Midday, a delicious barbeque lunch is served on a secluded island before continuing the cruise through Phang Nga Bay.
Phuket Elephant Sanctuary provides a safe home for sick, injured and old elephants who have worked an exhausting life in the logging and tourism industries. During your visit, you'll have the opportunity to feed, walk with and observe these beautiful creatures as they roam through the sanctuary.
You will meet the elephants, learn who they are and why they need to be protected. Tours start with a presentation and educational video on the history of the animals and the work of the sanctuary. You'll get to feed the elephants while learning more about their individual characters, as well as walk and observe them. By giving elephants a respectful space, they have the freedom to play, bathe and socialise together, which gives for a peaceful and relaxing day for both the animals and visitors.