We have an outstanding deal on a this 10 night Thailand Multi-Centre holiday with prices starting from £1269 per person with a massive saving of up to £600 per couple!!
Start your holiday, with 3 nights in Nakhon Si Thammarat in Southern Thailand, where you will be able to explore the local temples and attractions. Spend 4 nights in Northern Thailand, staying at the 4* Tamarind Village in Chiang Mai. After 6 nights in Chiang Mai, you will hop back on a flight to the vibrant city of Bangkok where you spend 3 nights at the lovely 4* Park Plaza Soi 18.
We are delighted to let you know about a number of excursions that we can offer which will not only save you up to 50% off the local ticket prices, but save you valuable time during your stay.
You can call us free of charge on 01737 646416 to book any of these trips & tours.
Elephant Jungle Trek and Bamboo River Rafting, £89 per person - Chiang Dao literally translated means "the City of Stars", is North of Chiang Mai en route to Tha Ton. Chiang Dao town centre has charming old style wooden shops flanking the highway. Chiang Dao is famous for its Elephant Camp and Elephant show. You will arrive at the camp after a drive along picturesque routes - winding around the bends of the road high above the Mae (River) Ping. Watch the elephants taking their morning bath and demonstrating some of their skills. Afterwards take an elephant ride through some of the lovely forest scenery and along the river. After lunch, you will take a bamboo raft trip down the Mae Ping. Admire the scenery and absorb the tranquility as you float down the river. On your return trip to Chiang Mai, you will visit an orchid farm.
Elephants at Work, £29 per person - Spend a memorable morning watching these gentle giants at play and in training. Elephants have always been an important part of Thai culture. Today, they are mainly used as powerful beasts of burden, but in earlier times these giant animals were an integral part of the Royal Army and played an important role in Thai History. This charming tour takes you to the Mae Sa Elephant Camp, situated in lush tropical jungle. The centre’s philosophy is to create a natural and healthy environment for the elephants and here you will have the chance to watch these amazing creatures take their daily bath and then witness the traditional training techniques still used today.
Chiang Mai City and Temples Tour, £29 per person - Get a flavour for Chiang Mai’s beautiful and historic Buddhist Temples including a fascinating visit to the 600 year old temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep perched near the summit of Doi Suthep at 5300 feet. Chiang Mai and the surrounding area enjoy a wealth of exquisite Buddhist Temples. Locally referred to as ‘Wats’ these buildings are beautiful examples of Thai architecture and often full of holy treasures and ancient relics. This revealing tour introduces you to three of her most fascinating and renowned temples.
Half Day Sankampang and Handicraft Village, £19 per person - Many of the very best handicrafts in all of Thailand are produced right here in the North. We can now visit a number of workshops and factories where these Northern handicrafts are made, all the way along Sankampang Road to the village of Bo Sang. Bo Sang itself is known as the umbrella making village, and here you will see how we make 'saa' paper from mulberry trees, and make a wide range of products from it, including the village's famous painted umbrellas. On the way back to Chiang Mai, there is a myriad of other handicraft industries to visit and see including silk and cotton weaving, lacquer ware, silverware, teak wood furniture carving, gems and jewellery, ceramics and pottery.
Damnern Saduak Floating Market, £35 per person – Hop into a narrow long-tailed speedboat and visit Damnoen Saduak, Thailand’s most famous floating market. These colourful, bustling floating markets travel along the canals in canoes laden with fresh fruit and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks. Join in the excitement and try your hand at bartering!
Bridge on the River Kwai, £49 per person – In this excursion you can get away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and discover the famous bridge over the River Kwai, only 100 kilometres from the city. This trip will take you to the province of Kanchanabury, located to the West of Bangkok. Once there you will have the opportunity to visit the war cemetery where more than 9000 allied soldiers are buried as well as a reconstruction of a POW camp that also houses a museum. Discover the Bridge over the River Kwai, notorious for having built by allied POWs during the Second World War. Take a train across the river along the original “death railway” while you enjoy the views and spectacular jungle landscapes. Enjoy this popular and unrepeatable experience while a knowledgeable local guide provides a fascinating commentary about this famous and spectacular place.
Thai Boxing, £75 per person – Where better to watch the thrilling sport of Thai Boxing than in one of the two most-important boxing stadiums in Thailand’s capital of Bangkok! After being collected from your hotel, you’ll be taken to one of Bangkok’s two boxing stadiums where matches are held most nights. Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing, now a popular sport all over the world, begins with a special pre-fight ceremony to show respect for the fighters’ religion, their trainers and the sportsmanship involved. Once the match begins, the atmosphere inside the stadium becomes electric as opponents use every part of their body to kick, punch and fight their way to victory – all played out to the sound of gamblers shouting the odds on the winner and strident background Thai boxing music! At the end of the match, you’ll be returned safely to your centrally located Bangkok hotel.
Thai Booking Class in Bangkok, £59 per person – Thai cuisine is one of the country's cultural heritages and it is renowned internationally to be one of the best cuisines in the world. Spend only half a day to discover a true Thai taste that you will never want to miss and that you will be able to impress your friends with. You can enjoy the cooking lessons with traditional and practical Thai recipes in an ideal home-style learning environment. There are two sessions a day and in each session participants will learn 4 Thai dishes (one set menu). The price includes lesson fee, use of school's cooking utensils and all fresh and dry ingredients.
Grand Palace Tour, £29 per person – The Grand Palace, home to the Emerald Buddha, is the most important of all Thai monuments and a must-see when visiting Thailand. Built over two centuries ago, it was the residence of the Kings of Siam and its beauty must be seen to be believed! Book this tour in advance to ensure you don’t miss out. Take a tour of the Grand Palace, one of the most important Thai monuments, which was once the home of the Kings of Siam. This magnificent palace was built in traditional Thai style combined with European designs. Within the extensive Palace grounds is the Wat Phra Kaew, the most sacred and important of all Thai temples. This contains the most revered Buddha image in the country - the Emerald Buddha - which is made from one solid piece of translucent green jade. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off at your centrally located Bangkok hotel.
Bangkok Waterways, £39 per person – Bangkok’s waterways are what earned it the title ‘Venice of the East’ and these ‘klongs’ provide the city’s lifeblood. On this exciting morning tour, enjoy a journey along the Choa Phraya River by motor boat to Thornburi where Bangkok was founded, and visit the Temple Wat Arun and the Royal Barges Museum. Hop into a motor boat which will whisk you along the Chao Phraya River to the klongs (canals) of Thornburi where Bangkok was founded. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of ordinary Thai people as they go about their day cooking in floating kitchens, purchasing goods from floating shops and living in the traditional manner along the riverbank. During the tour, you’ll visit the magnificent Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). A Wat is a Buddhist religious where men and women can be ordained as monks or nuns. The tour also includes a visit to the Royal Barges Museum which houses the eight elaborately decorated long-boats which are used during royal ceremonial processions. At the end of the tour, you’ll be returned to your hotel.
Floating Markets and Bridge on the River Kwai, £59 per person – Discover two of Thailand’s most popular attractions on this full day experience from Bangkok, perfect for those who have limited time in Thailand’s capital. Your day commences with a scenic drive through sugar cane fields, rice paddies and pineapple plantations before embarking on an exciting long tail speed-boat ride to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, passing traditional stilt houses and scenes that have changed little over the centuries. Enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of the famous market where you will find hundreds of Thai style canoes laden with fruits, vegetables, sweets and meats. If you want to get really close to the action, your local Thai guide will help you organise a local boat ride through the markets (optional extra, payable locally)..
Half Day Bangkok Temples Tour, £29 per person – Thailand is predominantly a Buddhist country with around 95% of Thai's practicing the Theravada discipline of Buddhism. Therefore on the streets of Bangkok it is not unusual to see monks walking along the road and it is no surprise that Thailand has over 26.000 Wat's (the local name for Temple). You cannot leave Thailand without taking this half-day tour and visiting three of the most significant temples in Bangkok renowned for their cultural values and Buddhist sacredness.
Day 1: London to Surit Thani (Airport) / Nakhon Si Thammarat
Fly from London to Surit Thani via Bangkok with Thai Airways
Day 2: Nakhon Si Thammarat
Arrive into Surit Thani Airport, and make your way to your hotel in Nakhon Si Thammarat. You will have the rest of the day at your own leisure to explore and sightsee.
Day 3-4: Nakhon Si Thammarat
These two full days will give you the chance to explore the local famous attractions this city has to offer. This includes temples, museums, and local sightseeing tours.
Day 5: Chiang Mai
Arrive in Chiang Mai where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and unwind after your flight from the UK.
Day 6 - 8: Chiang Mai
You have 2 full days for you to explore Chiang Mai at your leisure or just relax at the hotel. You may want to explore the many sights of Chiang Mai including the city of Wiang Kum Kam, visit the many local markets and sample the unique street life.
We suggest doing the half day Chiang Mai City & Temples Tour (bookable before you travel at £29 per person).Get a flavour for Chiang Mai’s beautiful and historic Buddhist Temples including a fascinating visit to the 600 year old temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep perched near the summit of Doi Suthep at 5300 feet. The tour then continues to Wat Suan Dok whose large central stupa contains a Buddha relic which supposedly self-multiplied. According to legend, the Buddha relic was placed on the back of a sacred white elephant, which was allowed to roam wherever it wanted. The last temple visited is Wat Chedi Luang. In its day, Wat Chedi Luang must have been the most impressive temple in Chiang Mai. Built about 600 years ago, the huge chedi that gives the temple its name must have soared high above the surrounding city. Unfortunately this was destroyed several hundred years ago, although the exact reasons are unknown. This half day tour can be taken either in the morning or the afternoon.
Day 9: Bangkok
Today you’ll be collected from your hotel and transferred back to Chiang Mai airport to catch your direct flight to Bangkok.
You’ll then have a transfer arranged from Bangkok Airport to your Bangkok hotel where the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 10-11: Bangkok
Today you can explore Bangkok at your leisure and maybe visit the city’s temples or the Grand Palace. Take a visit to many floating markets or take a trip the Bridge on the River Kwai. You could take a Thai Cooking class or travel around the city on a Tuk-Tuk. There are also fabulous shops to grab those last minute bargains.
Day 12: Bangkok to London
It’s time to head back to the airport for your flight back to London. You will be collected from the hotel and taken to the airport in time to check-in for your flight to the UK.