Example Trip Itinerary
Private transfer to your hotel in Hanoi
Accommodation in Hanoi
- 388 rooms and suites
- 3 resturants
- 3 bars
- Swimming pool
- Full service spa
- Fitness centre
- Boutique and gift shop
Just moments from the Opera House in the French Quarter of Hanoi, Hotel Metropole Hanoi boasts the most prestigious address in the city and ideally located for visitors to explore the charming architecture and bustling streets. The hotel has 364 rooms and 22 suites and offers the finest heritage accommodation with all the contemporary comforts and impeccable service expected in a hotel of this stature. The bars and restaurants, especially Le Beaulieu, within the hotel are celebrated with Hanoi and guests have a choice of French, Vietnamese or International cuisine. After a busy day exploring Hanoi, the tranquil pool and Le Spa du Metropole are very welcoming.
Hanoi is a bustling and fascinating place – a whirlwind of colours, smells and sounds and a wonderful place to get a real flavour of life in Vietnam.
It is unmissable in terms of its pretty pagodas, ancient temples, enchanting French colonial quarter and cultural institutions. Just as fun, however, is darting down its winding lanes and discovering your own favourite hidden corners. The hustle and bustle of Hanoi is contagious and it is also one of the best place to sample the mouthwatering array of streetfood that Vietnam is famous for.
With ochre-coloured colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic lakes, Hanoi is full of charm. Start the tour at the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, an imposing monument lavishly built using marble and granite, where the preserved body of ‘Uncle Ho’ resides. Behind the Mausoleum, you can see Ho Chi Minh’s house where his belongings are on display - you can walk up the steps to see his bedroom. You’ll also visit One Pillar Pagoda which is regarded as one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples.
You’ll then enjoy an hour-long cyclo tour through the old quarter, one of Vietnam’s liveliest areas. It is known for its ‘tunnel’ or ‘tube’ houses which were built to reduce the fees paid when fares were set according to the width of the house. Weaving your way through the maze of back streets, you’ll get a glimpse into everyday life and an insight into the country’s long history.
Eating on the street is a very typical activity for Hanoians and makes up an important part of the city’s unique culture. Today take a leisurely walk with our foodie expert to the Old Quarter. Make your first stop to taste the national dish of Vietnamese - Pho Ga (chicken noodle soup). Then wander around a local market to enjoy the sights, the sounds and the aroma from hundreds of kinds of food on offer. Then sit down at a tiny Banh Duc shop to try a bit of Banh Duc - cooked rice powder with Vietnamese spices. Banh Duc will be served hot or cool, depending on weather. Your next stop is a little shop selling many different types of traditional cakes such as Com cake (young rice) which is considered to be a part of every Hanoians’ childhood. Follow your foodie to a small alley to try Banh My Lan On's famous bread and some Vietnamese desserts - sweet soups called Che. Then cap off your trip by tasting a cup of Vietnamese egg coffee.
Private transfer to Hanoi Airport
Flight from Hanoi to Danang
Private transfer from Danang airport to your hotel in Hoi An
Accommodation in Hoi An
- 93 rooms and suites
- Swimming pool
- Full-service spa
- Four restaurants and bars
Tranquil and classic French colonial style enfolds you at the Anantara for an intimate stay. Scenically positioned on the banks of the Thu Bon River and right in the heart of the city of Hoi An, you are ideally situated to explore the treasures of this charming region. 93 rooms and suites are housed in a two- and three-story white pillared building and come with river or garden views. Rooms are comfortable and gracefully furnished with a host of modern comforts and feature spacious balconies. The airy terrace of the Riverside Café is a great spot for a light lunch as you gaze out across the river, while the Heritage Bar in the courtyard is the place to grab a pre-dinner cocktail. For something really special, take advantage of their ‘dining by design’ service where you can dine al fresco with your own private chef. Pretty gardens and an outdoor pool are perfect for when you want to simply relax and unwind and there is a spa where you can create a ‘spa journey’ and indulge in a series of tailored treatments. For those who want to get out and explore, you are just a short stroll from the centre of this historic port town.
- 87 private pool suites
- Swimming pool
- Full service inclusive spa
- Restaurant and bar
- Fusion Lounge in central Hoi An
A private enclave surrounded by high granite walls with direct beach access and daily complimentary spa treatments, Fusion Maia is a sophisticated, spoiling and tranquil haven 20km outside Hoi An. The focus here is on allowing guests to completely switch off, offering a discreet but impecable service. Its pool, spa and beach villas are minimal and modern in design and feature outdoor courtyards and private plunge pools. Pool villas are perfect for couples or friends while the two-bedroom spa villas and three-bedroom beach villas are ideal for families or groups of friends. One of the real highlights of Fusion Maia is the spa, set within the lush, tropical gardens. A range of treatments are available, totally tailored to suit you, and there is an outdoor pool for relaxing in before or after. When it comes to dining, it is all about fresh, vibrant food made with the highest quality ingredients. Enjoy the fusion menu at the Fiving Dining Room as well as grilled seafood and salads at the aptly named ‘Fresh’ poolside restaurant. There is also the option to experience destination dining and enjoy a delicious meal in a special and unique location. Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s most enchanting towns and there is a shuttle bus to take you back and forth for when you want to explore. When you want to simply relax and unwind, indulge in a spa treatment or sit back with a bucket of popcorn and enjoy a film in the hotel’s very own HD cinema.
- 50 one-bed villas and 40 pool villas
- Three swimming pools
- Full service spa
- Two restaurants and one bar
- Fitness centre
Within 35 hectares of tropical gardens set on the pristine shoreline of Ha My beach, sixty one-bedroom villas and forty pool villas make up this exclusive and palatial hotel. As well as a place for indulgent relaxation, Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai is also well located for exploring the charming 15th century town of Hoi An that sits a few short miles away. While away your days here next to one of three expansive infinity pools or take a dip in the tranquil Gulf of Tonkin. Then, rejuvenate with an Oriental ritual therapy treatment before dining at one of the three varied and excellent restaurants. The Beach restaurant is particularly recommended in the evening to sample the day’s freshest catch. If you are after something extra special, the pool villas come with their own private butler. From romantic candle-lit dinners on the beach, to Hoi An’s finest tailors custom fitting your formal attire, to private Vietnamese cooking classes, your butler will ensure you experience every touch of sophisticated decadence during your stay. Hoi An and its UNESCO World Heritage Site old town are minutes away and a delight to explore the pretty streets steeped in history and culture. Those in search of gifts and souvenirs can shop quality silk, jade, pearls and quality linen from the riverside stores.
With its pretty architecture and beguiling riverside setting packed into its neat size, Hoi An is small enough to stroll around and soak up its rich wealth of heritage. Once an important port and trading town, Hoi An is one of Vietnam’s greatest cultural relics and a melting pot of Chinese, Japanese and French influences. Visit the atmospheric Old Town to see the Japanese Merchant Houses, the famed Japanese bridge, the Chinese temples, old tea warehouses, temples and traditional pagodas. Motorised traffic is banned from the town centre which has cemented Hoi An’s status as one of Vietnam’s most prized and pleasant towns.
Chef and proprietor Duc Tran from Mango Mango restaurant creates eclectic and innovative tastes reflective of his worldwide culinary journey. A passionate and extremely talented chef with in-depth knowledge on the Hoi An food scene, Duc will take you on a foodie adventure, starting at Hoi An’s colourful market to meet the vendors who supply him daily with some of the finest and freshest ingredients in Vietnam, before a cooking demonstration at his boutique restaurant followed by a wonderful meal at the end.
Experience an organic discovery tour with the local farmers in the rural outskirts of Hoi An ancient town. Start your morning with a leisurely 4km (2.5 mile) bike ride through the countryside, heading to Tra Que vegetable village which is named after a sweet scented herb they grow and use to flavour Hoi An specialties like Cao Lau noodles. Upon arrival, walk around the village and learn about its history and custom before getting your hands dirty and venturing into the garden - you may like to borrow the farmers’ clothing provided by the villagers! Join the friendly farmers to learn the traditional gardening methods and how they cultivate vegetables. After a short relaxing with the water wheel or musical instruments, you will learn how to soak and grind rice by your hand, then make rice paper and grill it on charcoal.
Set out for a local fishing village and spend some time to learn about the lives of fishermen in this area. Walk through the village and take the time to observe local life and gain an insight into the community then board a local boat and start cruising down the Cua Dai River. When you reach a good spot, hop off the boat along the shore and try your hand at casting the Vietnamese fishing nets, taught by a local with years of experience.
Later, you will also get to navigate the waters in a round basket boat, through the tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways whilst learning about the area's history.
Private transfer to Danang Airport
Flight from Danang to Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City
Private transfer to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City
- 168 rooms and suites
- Two restaurants
- Rooftop bar and infinity pool
A stylish new addition to Ho Chi Minh’s luxury hotel scene, the Hotel Des Arts Saigon is well located a little outside District 1 and within walking distance of the city’s best attractions and buzzing nightlife. Hotel Des Arts is as much an art museum as it is a top-end boutique hotel and guests can peruse the owner’s personal collection of paintings and antiques that adorn the walls and hallways. 168 rooms and suites all feature chic details, crisp white linen, elegant bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular city views, but the real gem is the Social Club up on the roof – a buzzy bar and trendy restaurant by the city’s highest infinity pool – exclusive to hotel guests. Sit back and relax at the sophisticated Cafe des Beaux Arts which evokes plenty of old-world charm and enjoy afternoon tea and cocktails, pluck a book from the shelves, or simply enjoy the live music as the resident pianist tickles the ivories. Vietnamese and Western dishes are prepared in the open kitchen at the Saigon Kitchen Restaurant, where one wall is covered in French Provencal tiles and the others in works of art that represent the harmonious blend of cultures in Vietnam. There is also a modern gym and sumptuous spa with hammam, Jacuzzi and a solarium for some relaxation after a day exploring the city.
- 245 rooms and suites
- Swimming pool
- Two restaurants
- Bar and lounge
- 24-hour butler service
With its French, colonial style and wonderful location overlooking the Saigon Opera House, the Park Hyatt is one of the city’s most iconic and elegant hotels. Its 245 rooms and suites are sophisticated in design with plenty of handcrafted details such as custom designed rugs, fine linens and huge windows with white wooden shutters that fill the space with natural light. Many rooms come with private terraces that look out over the lush gardens and outdoor pool and they all feature mini iPads and Nespresso coffee machines for added comfort. Square One offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine which you can see being cooking in the integrated show kitchens. On balmy evenings, guests can choose to dine on the terrace surrounded by twinkling lights. Opera is a more casual trattoria-style restaurant serving a range of mouthwatering pasta dishes and pizza fresh from the wood-fired oven. There is a also a pastry boutique offering delicious home-made delicacies and a bar and lounge serving some of the best cocktails in Ho Chi Minh. With some of the city’s landmark sights such as the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and the Reunification Palace just a short stroll away, you’re ideally situated to explore this buzzing capital. Alternatively, relaxing and unwinding has never been easier with a fantastic pool and tranquil spa offering treatments inspired by the herbs, grains and fruits of the Mekong Delta.
- 62 rooms and 224 suites
- Four restaurants and one bar
- Luxury spa, swimming pool and fitness centre
Step into complete decadence at this soaring hotel where luxury becomes an art form. The Reverie Saigon commands the top floors of the multi-purpose Times Square Building in the heart of the central business district, with sweeping views of Ho Chi Minh wherever you look. Crafted to absolute indulgence by Italian interior designers, the style here is more Venetian than Vietnamese. Opulence drips from every corner, from the gilt mirrors and velvet curtains of the rooms and the elaborate chandeliers in the fine dining restaurants, to the heli-pad and fleet of Rolls Royces awaiting your arrival. Sophisticated but fun is what guests can expect from this very unique hotel, with design touches and an attention to detail that cannot fail to impress. The Royal Pavilion with its jade, vermilion and gold colour scheme is an elegant restaurant serving mouthwatering Cantonese cuisine. R&J, named after Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, features wall-to-wall mosaics and offers a tempting array of Italian dishes. Heading up the kitchen in The Long Bar is a pizza chef from Napoli who works to family recipes passed down through the generations. There is also a gelato bar offering over 30 flavours including Asian specialties such as soursop, purple sticky rice and salted caramel cashew. When you’re not out exploring the city, relax and unwind at The Reverie’s spa, spread over two floors and featuring treatment rooms, a 24-hour fitness centre and outdoor pool.
A booming economy has given Ho Chi Minh city (often still referred to as Saigon) a new energy and lease of life. Socially the city is flourishing with a sophisticated café culture, an exciting dining scene and burgeoning interest in eclectic art.
Ho Chi Minh also has the largest remaining assortment of French architecture, most famously the Notre Dame cathedral, which lends the city’s sprawl a unique elegance. Wide boulevards turn to narrow streets and timeless alleys are a delight to explore along with its ancient pagodas and thriving street markets.
It’s an early start today as you rise with the local Saigonese to see how they begin their day. Zig zag through the streets to reach the city’s largest flower market, Ho Thi Ky. It’s a hive of activity as people buy and sell colourful roses, lotuses, lilies and orchids. You’ll also head to Tao Dan Park where people come to practice the graceful movements of Tai Chi – you are welcome to join in, should you wish. After a break for coffee, at the café where the Saigon Bird Lovers’ Club meets each morning, you’ll wind your way to a family run noodle shop to enjoy a fresh, steaming bowl of pho for breakfast.
The darker the night gets, the more vivid Saigon becomes. Get ready for a fascinating ride by vintage Vespa tonight to discover busy Saigon after dark, together with delightful local food tasting in the most authentic local restaurants. It’s such a great chance for you to experience the Southern Vietnam specialties. Then continue to zigzag through the hustle and bustle of the streets. End your night at a cozy speakeasy bar to taste some signature cocktails (or mocktails for your children) and have a chat with people here. Get back to your hotel and call it a night.
Private transfer to Saigon Airport
Flight from Saigon to Bangkok
Private transfer to your hotel
Accommodation in Bangkok
- 210 rooms and suites
- Spa and health club
- Swimming pool
- 4 restaurants
Elegant and meticulously designed, the Sukhothai reflects traditional Thai architecture for a truly luxurious hotel experience. The hotel takes great pride in its excellent service and seeks to go as far as possible to reflect the legendary Thai hospitality in all areas of its business. Each comfortable guest room faces an inner courtyard area, adorned with lily ponds, and is furnished in teak wood and Thai silk. Your room will feature an oversized bathtub and king-size bed. If you’re looking for a palatial amount of space then book into one of the many suites, with open-plan layouts and a host of special facilities such as terraces, gardens and glass-walled bathrooms. Located in Sathorn, the Sukhothai is a short distance from some of Bangkok’s greatest tourist attractions and close to a series of lively bars and top restaurants.
- 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.
- 171 rooms
- Spa and gym with personal trainer
- 2 restaurants and bar
- 20m outdoor swimming pool
This hotel is one smooth operator. Combining sophisticated design, top-class service and the one of the best restaurants in the world, the Metropolitan is a truly indulgent choice for your stay in Bangkok. The 171 rooms at the Metropolitan Bangkok are refined yet simple. Expect clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic, with white walls, dark Makha wood and thoughtful details such as window seat daybeds. The more prestigious suites also feature a personalised butler service, and the Executive and Penthouse suites are perfect for families. Nahm (noted in San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Asia’s Top 50 Restaurants 2013) serves some of the best authentic Thai cuisine in Sathorn under Executive Chef David Thompson. The hotel’s second restaurant Glow is the perfect alternative if you’re in the mood for lighter, healthier options.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
Explore the best tucked away alleys, sampling Bangkok’s famous street food and experiencing the Old Town on foot. Stroll through local food stalls and market to enjoy the diversity of local Thai delicacies and Thai culture. Sample various kinds of local food, old-style Thai coffee and Thai sweet desserts, and learn from the shop owners about their secret recipes. Visit Wat Suthat, as well as the Giant Swing religious monument.
See Bangkok from a totally different angle on a champagne dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River. You will be welcomed with a glass of chilled champagne before sitting down to an exquisite six-course dinner. Enjoy wonderful night-time views of the city as you cruise along the river - the boat comes with cosy lounge sofas where you can chill out after the meal.
Private transfer to Bangkok Airport
Flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Private transfer to your hotel in Chiang Mai
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.
- 123 luxury suites, villas and residences
- Four restaurants, three bars and a cake shop
- Two outdoor pools
- Spa with treatment rooms, sauna and steam room
- Gym and tennis court
Experience the life of Thai royalty with a stay at the magnificent Dhara Dhevi. Overlooking picturesque paddy fields, luxurious yet traditionally designed suites, villas and residences are strewn throughout sixty acres of flawlessly manicured tropical gardens. Each style of accommodation echoes the days of the historic Lanna Kingdom with its lavish colonial fashion. Unique villas blend the architecture of authentic Northern Thai rice houses with modern-day luxuries of whirlpools and private outdoor decks. This miniature Thai kingdom is also home to a fantastic spa. Modelled on Mandalay Palace, treatment rooms feature ornate sculptures of sacred animals and Buddhist motifs, while the numerous dining options serve dishes from all over the globe – including fine French cuisine, Dim Sum and a Sunday jazz brunch. You can expect top-notch culinary standards here which you can learn from at the hotel’s very own cooking academy.
- 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.
Start with a visit to the local market where you'll learn about picking out the freshest, tastiest ingredients. Once you're stocked up on produce, head to Pantawan Cooking School, located a short drive from Chiang Mai’s old city. Set amid a beautiful garden and organic farm, you’ll see different kinds of herbs growing that will be used during your class. You’ll learn about Thailand’s culinary history and the mouthwatering blend of sour, spicy and salty that makes Thai food so irresistible. The class takes place in a traditional Thai house kitted out with luxury wooden cooking stations with plenty of space in which to work. You'll cook up a selection of delicious dishes which you can then enjoy in the beautiful surroundings of the garden.
This afternoon, take a leisurely stroll through the Doi Suthep area just outside Chiang Mai and enjoy serene mountain views mingled with graceful colourful blooms and Lanna umbrellas. After your walk, stop to enjoy an exquisite English afternoon tea including scones, finger sandwiches, cookies and cakes.
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.
Private transfer to Chiang Mai Airport