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Our Luxury Tours of Thailand

Thailand’s beaches may grab the headlines, but we will passionately put forward the case for the Land of Smiles as a touring destination.

Get lost for days in buzzing Bangkok; trek through the northern mountains for epic views and hill tribe culture; wander the markets of atmospheric second city Chiang Mai; head up the legendary River Kwai to the lakefront resorts of Kanchanaburi; or dive into the jungles of Khao Sok and Khao Yai national parks. Whatever you’re looking for in a luxury trip to Thailand, we know that the Land of Smiles just cannot disappoint.

The classic city-jungle-beach combo is hard to beat. Taking in three distinct locations – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket for instance can be covered in 9-10 days and will pack in a varied and memorable tour. If you can stay longer – two, three weeks, or more – there’s plenty more to explore: from the dense jungles of Khao Sok and Kanchanburi, to the cool isolated hills of Chiang Saen and Mae Hong Son, and with endless island-hopping down south to follow. If you’re making a third or fourth visit then we’ll encourage adventures way off-the-beaten-path: provinces far from Bangkok such as Isan or Surat Thani are rapidly opening up with new lodges and activities to discover.

In the pages below we have put together a selection of sample itineraries designed to showcase the depth and breadth of what is on offer in Thailand. This is just the tip of the iceberg though; when taking your enquiry our passionate specialists will guide you through all that is on offer in this exhilarating destination, creating a perfect made-to-measure Thailand itinerary just for you.

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Luke

I am totally captivated by Asia. Having lived in Singapore, Nepal, South Korea and Hong Kong,  travelled extensively across all of our destinations in Asia, and worked in luxury travel for many years, curating exceptional trips comes naturally to me.

Luke

Asia Specialist

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Luxury Thailand Itineraries

Please take your time to look through our sample tours, remembering of course that all our trips are 100% bespoke and will be tailored to your interests. Please get in touch with our specialists to discuss any changes or extensions you’d like to make.

 

Thailand Tours Q&A

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From

Luke our Asia Specialist

What are the must-visit places for a first-time tour?

A classic Thailand itinerary covers capital Bangkok, northern capital and second city Chiang Mai, and a beach (or two!). Chiang Mai offers both urban and rural attractions, with beautiful surrounding countryside to explore, and classic Thai experiences such as elephant interaction, cooking classes, bamboo rafting, and jungle hikes. For maximum efficiency a similar city-nature-beach combo can be put together overland, with Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, and Hua Hin offering a similar variety of experience without involving any domestic flights or boat transfers.

 

How about off-the-beaten-path areas?

Thailand may see millions of visitors each year but this doesn’t mean the whole country is busy – far from it! Step away from the most popular tourist sites and you’ll quickly find a whole new world of adventure opening up: just north of Chiang Mai are hills, villages, forests aplenty, with numerous isolated lodges to cater for you. Further north still – Pai, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Khong, Chiang Saen – the mountains open up and although the accommodation standard drops off the adventures just keep on coming. Out to the east, the flatter and drier Isan provinces have long been a treasured destination for domestic tourists, offering backwater escapes and distinctively fiery cuisine. And down in the south you’ll never run out of new islands to explore!

Which Thai beach is for me?

Where do we start! Many will be looking for an all-round resort, with shopping, dining, drinking, and entertainment opportunities all part of the appeal. It’s hard to look beyond the ‘classic’ big islands for this: Phuket, Koh Samui, Koh Chang. Note that even on these busiest islands there are still quiet beaches and isolated resorts should you wish to have all the amenities at hand without impacting on your privacy. Those looking to find that sweet spot of development – a good quality resort, a pristine beach, and just a few bars and restaurants within walking distance – should look towards Koh Kut, Koh Yai, or the northern beaches of Koh Phangan. Adventurous travellers looking for the next ‘undiscovered’ island, and happy with long transfers to get there, could consider idyllic Koh Jum, Koh Muk, or Koh Libong…but try not to tell anyone about it!

 

Do you promote elephant interaction tours?

Elephant tours are a controversial subject. Although elephants (‘chang’ in Thai) are the country’s much revered national animal, Thai elephant tourism has a poor track record, with exploitative training, overwork, and appalling living conditions unfortunately common finds. Recent years have seen a backlash against such practices – from both tourists and Thai tourism providers alike – and we are pleased to find a shift from ‘park’ to ‘conservation centre’, where you’ll find animals treated with respect and care, and physical interaction (particularly riding which as a company do not support) kept to a minimum. This is a big deal for our consultants so please be assured that any elephant interaction included in your itinerary will have been personally vetted.

 

Where can we find wildlife & nature in Thailand?

There’s a lot more to Thailand than temples and beaches. Much of the country is rich vegetation, with steamy rainforests in the south and centre of the country, fertile agricultural heartland to the south, and tropical mountains to the north. Within an easy reach of Bangkok you’ll find Khao Yai, Erawan, and Sai Yok national parks – all of which offer abundant wildlife and very good accommodation. Those looking for adventure should look toward Khao Sok National Park in the south, which has simply accommodation but staggering scenery, and combines well with the Andaman beaches Krabi, Phuket, and Khao Lak.

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