Highlights

  • Return from walking with elephants to all-inclusive luxury
  • Pair Bangkok’s gilded chaos with an exclusive riverside stay
  • End on the white sands with views of James-Bond style islands
  • Travel in style with private transfers and flights included throughout

From the wildlife-filled jungles of its north down to the island idylls of its south, Thailand’s draws are myriad. And, this comprehensive itinerary takes it all in in style. You’ll be treated to flights and private transfers along with indulgent stays throughout, from beachfront resorts to a luxury camp in the heart of elephant country. Here, you’ll pair all-inclusive drinks and gourmet dining with up-close encounters with these noble creatures. In between, you’ll also showcase Bangkok’s golden exuberance and market hustle with an exclusive riverside stay.


Day 1

Depart UK

Begin in style with a complimentary airport lounge access before your overnight flight to Thailand.


Days 2 – 4

A Bangkok both tranquil and vibrant

Arriving into the Thai capital, a private transfer along with fresh fruits and flowers will welcome you to your luxury riverside hotel. Its tranquil waterfront setting is taken full advantage of by private balconies, pool terraces and a complimentary ferry, bringing you into the Bangkok bustle in style. Here, you’ll take in such delights as the brightly burnished Grand Palace, and famous temples, the traditional districts of canal-side houses, railway and floating markets buzzing with Thai silks and fragrant foods.

Breakfast included

Wat Benjamaborphit, Bangkok

Wat Benjamaborphit, Bangkok

The Peninsula Bangkok

The Peninsula Bangkok


Days 5 – 6

Temples and hills of Chang Mai

After a last delicious breakfast, private transfers will take you first to Bangkok Airport for your flight to Chiang Mai, then, on arrival, we will deliver you to the Anantara Chiang Mai. Close to the city's wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist 'Wats' (temples), including the 600-year old temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

Next day you will be taken north into Fang District to meet the Lahu hill tribe, help prepare and taste local Lahu dishes, and visit an Assam tea forest, then a short time to relax at Pu Muen Waterfall before returning to Chiang Mai

Stay: Anantara Chang Mai Resort

Assam tea plantation

Assam tea plantation

Hill Tribes near the Golden Triangle

Hill Tribes near the Golden Triangle


Days 7 – 8

The Golden Triangle

A flight, between included private transfers, will see you stay in teakwood luxury amid the jungles of northern Thailand, enjoying wild, private-balcony views. You’ll settle in to enjoy a full spread of all-inclusive indulgences, washing down gourmet meals with complimentary cocktails before choosing between a full range of included experiences. There’s everything from Thai cooking courses and spa treatments to opium-museum visits and tours into neighbouring Laos and Myanmar.

But, it’s the next-door elephant rehabilitation centre that really stands out. Here, you can walk, bath and even learn to train these gentle giants. In between it all, there are also options to trek out to hidden hill tribes and visit spectacularly tiered temples.

Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Elephants at Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa

Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa

Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa

Accommodation and the resident elephants

Accommodation and the resident elephants


Days 9 – 12

Krabi – a paradise on the Andaman Sea

End on palm-fringed Phranang Peninsula on Andaman coastline in Krabi, reached by a flight and water transfer hop. All glittering seas and tropical forest, this is a true gem, complete with beaches voted among the world’s finest in the Sunday Times. And, although it’s scenery taken in by your resort's indulgent spa, stunning pools and private balconies, you’ll want to explore. Take a boat out to a secret beach, snorkel with technicolour fish or head deeper with a scuba dive.

Stay: Rayavadee Krabi Resort

Breakfast included

Rayavadee, Krabi, Thailand

Rayavadee, Krabi, Thailand

Room at Rayavadee, Krabi, Thailand

Room at Rayavadee, Krabi, Thailand


Days 13 – 14

Depart for UK

A boat transfer will see you back to Krabi and your overnight flight to the UK. 

Breakfast included


About the itinerary

"This sample itinerary is all about a sense of place, defined by three contrasting experiences. First, a riverside resort in bustling Bangkok before enjoying a rural retreat in the hills of Chiang Rai (where you can learn to be a mahout for the day). Finish at a stunning beach escape at Krabi, where an abundance of private grounds makes for total relaxation."

Andy Austen

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £5,110 pp incl. flights

01 Nov 22 - 31 Mar 23 from: £5,110 pp


  • Return flights between London, Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Krabi
  • Private arrival and departure transfer in Bangkok
  • Private guided tour of Grand Palace and temples tour in Bangkok
  • Private guided tour of Railway markets and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 
  • 3 nights accommodation in Bangkok on a BB basis
  • Private transfer and guided tour of temples of Chang Mai
  • Private guided tour of Fang District and Lahu Hill tribes and Assam tea plantation
  • 2 nights accommodation in Chang Mai on a BB basis
  • Private transfer to Chiang Saen
  • 2 nights accommodation at Golden Triangle Elephant Camp on a FB basis 
  • Ticket to the Opium Museum
  • Choice of activity for every night stayed - Elephant Camp Experience / Local Golden Triangle Excursions / Spice Spoons Cooking Class / 90 minutes spa treatment / 90 minutes private yoga or 90 minutes private pilates
  • Private transfers & resort group transfers and speedboat Rayavadee Hotel
  • 4 nights accommodation in Krabi on a BB basis
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