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Thailand is well known for its tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples

Friendly and fun-loving, exotic and tropical, cultured and historic, Thailand radiates a golden hue from its glittering temples and tropical beaches.

This engaging 14 night tour explores the highlights of Bangkok and the stunning islands of Thailand where you can snorkel and sunbathe in a truly tropical paradise.

This is the perfect tour for those wishing to spend time sightseeing, cooking, swimming and relaxing on the beach in beautiful Thailand.

During the first few days spend time in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, with opportunities to explore the city and get acquainted with local markets and bazaars.

Take a food tour to sample Thai cuisine, one of the world’s most popular foods, and visit Bangkok’s Royal Grand Palace.

Leaving Bangkok, enjoy the beauty of Thailand’s islands with boat trips to some of the country’s most stunning beaches including visiting Phang Nga, film set for James Bond’s ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’, as well as Phi Phi island where ‘The Beach’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed.

There’s plenty of opportunity for engaging culturally with Thai people and admiring the incredible beach scenery as well as ample opportunity to snorkel, sunbathe and relax.

Tour Details

  • 14 nights
  • £POA

Highlights:

  • Bangkok’s Chatuchak market
  • Bangkok’s night bazaar
  • Bangkok’s floating market and food tour
  • Royal Grand Palace of Bangkok
  • Cookery course in Khao Lak
  • Boat trip to gorgeous Phan Nga where James Bond’s ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ was filmed.
  • Phi Phi island adventure where the 2000 film ‘The Beach’ with Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed.

Itinerary in brief

  • Bangkok x 3 nights
  • Khao Lak x 9 nights

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart UK

Depart UK and fly to Bangkok international airport via Singapore.

Day 2 – Arrive Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok, transfer to your hotel then enjoy dinner in the city. Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 3 – Escorted tour of floating markets and food tour

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before a morning escorted tour of some of the largest floating markets outside Bangkok. You can take great photos from the bridge which crosses the canal and the market is bustling with activity from very early morning until about 11am. Return to Bangkok for lunch followed by a food tour of the city which will take you over the river by local ferry to try local dishes. Your evening is at leisure. Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 4 – Escorted full day Bangkok tour

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning before being met by your guide to start your day tour. In the morning visit the Royal Grand Palace, the nation’s landmark and most praised royal monument in Thailand. Next visit Wat Pho, regarded as the first centre of public education where you can admire mural paintings, inscriptions and statues. Have a 30 minute Thai massage then lunch. In the afternoon take a river boat along the Chao Phya River passing residential areas and stopping at the Temple of Dawn. Finally visit the flower and vegetable market close to the river where you can see a vast selection of all kinds of flowers. Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 5 – Phuket and Khao Lak

Leave Bangkok and transfer to the airport for your flight to Phuket. On arrival transfer to Khao Lak, a vast quiet stretch of exquisite beach, where you have the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Khao Lak.

Day 6 – Khao Lak cookery course

Enjoy a local cookery course in Khao Lak today. Learn how to select fresh local ingredients and cook them Thai-style under experienced expert tuition. Overnight in Khao Lak.

Day 7 – Khao Lak boat trip

At leisure today. Overnight in Khao Lak.

Day 8 – Khao Lak boat adventure

Spend all day on an exciting boat trip to the unique and spectacular seascape of Phang Nga, one of the world’s most beautiful places and the filming location of the 1974 James Bond film, The Man With The Golden Gun. From Phang Nga take a speedy luxury cruiser to see more amazing scenery including the dramatic limestone mountains of Panak Island and Hong Kong and Koh Tapu. After lunch the boat tour will continue with a visit to Koh Khai where the snorkelling is truly world-class. Overnight in Khao Lak.

Day 9 – Khao Lak

At leisure today. Overnight in Khao Lak.

Day 10 – Phi Phi island day adventure

An early start today for an amazing adventure by cruise boat to the scenic Phi Phi islands, located about 45km from Phuket. Sightseeing excursions include exploring the film location for Leonardo DiCaprio’s film, The Beach. Snorkelling enthusiasts will be in paradise. Overnight in Khao Lak.

Day 11 – Khao Lak

At leisure today. Overnight in Khao Lak.

Day 12 – Khao Lak

At leisure today. Overnight in Khao Lak.

Day 13 – Khao Lak 

At leisure today. Overnight in Khao Lak.

Day 14 – Leave Thailand and fly home to UK

Enjoy the morning at leisure then leave Khao Lak this afternoon and fly from Phuket to the UK via Singapore.

Day 15 – A rrive UK

Arrive back in the UK this morning.

Download our “Cooking and Exploring Thailand” itinerary here

Map and travel information

Flight information

Depart UK and fly to Bangkok international airport via Singapore

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