Home to the vibrant metropolis of Bangkok and the lush rainforests and mountains of Chiang Mai, Thailand offers luxury holiday tours that combine idyllic coastlines and beaches with the hustle and bustle of a vibrant and uniquly south asian atmosphere. Tranquil Buddhist temples, splendid palaces and the network that run through the 'Venice of the Far East' combine to showcase the rich cultural and spiritual history of Thailand.
A TASTE OF THAILAND
Days 1 Depart
from the UK for your flight to Bangkok
Day 2 - Four Seasons Tent Camp, Chiang Rai
Arrive at Bangkok International Airport and take a connecting flight to Chiang Rai Airport where you will be met by our representative for your private transfer to the Four Seasons Tent Camp. Dinner and beverages including house wines and spirits and mini bar
Days 3-5 - Four Seasons Tented Camp, Chiang Rai
Upon arrival at the camp, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of camp activities. Learn the golden rules of how to be around elephants and the basic vocal commands before having the opportunity to practice on an exploration of the Thai Jungle. Cruise the Mekong River in a longtail boat or visit the town and local markets of Chiang Saen for some shopping or maybe stop by a temple. If the activities prove too much then you could rejuvenate your body and bathe your spirit in serenity with a day of leisure at the traditional Spa.
Day 6 - Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai
After your breakfast and check out, we will drive through splendid mountain scenery and tropical jungle to the "Rose of the North" Chiang Mai to check in at the Four Seasons Resort.
Days 7-8 - Four Seasons Resort, Chiang Mai
After breakfast, have the opportunity to visit Mae Kampong, a rustic village set along a stream in the mountains near Chiang Mai where you will get to meet local people at a traditional market. Embark on a gentle walk or idyllic cycle through the southern part of Chiang Mai province and experience daily activities such as fermented tea being made. See inside traditional village homes, temples and ruins dating back hundreds of years or while away the hours in the relaxing spa with a gentle massage.
Day 9-13 - The Sarojin Khao Lak - Garden Residence
After breakfast you will take a private transfer to Chiang Mai airport for your direct flight to Phuket where you will be met by our representative for your private transfer to The Sarojin, Khao Lak. Each sunny Garden Residence exemplifies what The Sarojin represents: peace, serenity and harmony. Breakfast is included on all days
Private transfer for your departure via Bangkok Airport for your onward destination
The properties in our Thailand itinerary are some of the finest in the country. Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle puts you in an exquisite bamboo jungle close to some of Thailand's oldest civilisations. Ride an elephant, take a nature stroll, and discover the customs of northern Thailand's most colourful hilltribes.
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai offers guests an unparalleled resort experience and a chance to immerse themselves in Thai culture. Pool Villas, the Spa and the Cooking School complement northern Thailand's beautiful scenery and rich culture.
At The Sarojin, each Garden Residence opens out onto a garden fringed terrace and private Thai lounge sala, itself fronted by The Sarojin's tropical garden setting. We recommend a few hours a day to dozing in the sun as you listen to the chattering of the birds in the surrounding trees, or taking a short stroll to The Sarojin's 25 metre square onyx infinity pool.
Time difference: GMT + 7 Hours
Flight duration: 11 hours 15 minutes (Direct)
Currency: Thai Baht
Thailand's climate is tropical, with high temperatures and humidity. June to October is the monsoon season, while November to the end of February is much more comfortable and the best time to visit.
British Airways, Qantas and Thai Airways fly direct from London Heathrow to Bangkok with onward connections throughout Thailand. Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad also operate indirect flights to Bangkok from many UK Airports.