Thailand is a vibrant blend of cultures and breathtaking natural scenery and, understandably, the most popular luxury holiday destination in South East Asia. Energetic, cosmopolitan Bangkok combines the feel of a modern Asian city with reminders of the past, whilst contrasting dramatically with the serenity of the country's ancient temples, tranquil villages and miles of picturesque coastline.

Why we think you’ll love it

  • The beaches - they range from long, white sandy stretches of paradise to bays surrounded by towering limestone formations.
  • Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provide the ultimate culture fix - you'll see an array of gilded temples, and have the chance to sample some seriously tasty cuisine along the way, too.
  • Elephant trekking is a must; the mahouts will teach you how to instruct your elephant in Thai before trekking through the jungle.

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Original Highlight

The overhanging spa at Four Seasons Tented Camp in Chiang Rai took 15 minutes of trekking to reach, but the sublime setting amidst the bamboo forest is well worth it.

Katie, Original Traveller

A note on price

Thailand is great value for money, and can be done on a real range of budgets. Direct flights to Bangkok cost around £650 per person, and domestic flights are reasonably inexpensive. Super-luxury Thailand holidays that include stays at beautiful tented camps in the jungle and private beach villas on the coast will cost around £10,000 per person. However, choosing quaint boutique hotels means you'll pay more like £1,800 per person. Learn more about our pricing

Where to go in Thailand

East Coast Thai Beaches

East Coast Thai Beaches

Thailand's picture perfect beaches are rightly famous and combined with superb Thai hospitality and hotels, they are a dream destination.

East Coast Thai Beaches
West Coast Thai Beaches

West Coast Thai Beaches

Travel down the coast of Thailand and veer west for crystal clear waters and spectacular marine life that make it a favourite amongst divers and snorkellers.

West Coast Thai Beaches
Chiang Mai & The Golden Triangle

Chiang Mai & The Golden Triangle

Chiang Mai and neighbouring Chiang Rai are well worth a visit after the buzz of Bangkok, to visit the temples and old town of Chiang Mai and go elephant trekking in the jungle of remote Chiang Rai. The city of Chiang Mai has a striking mountain backdrop and is the capital of the eponymous province, which borders Burma to the north, whereas Chiang Rai is a slightly more remote area, making it ideal for exploring the beautiful terrain of jungles, rivers and mountains.

Chiang Mai & The Golden Triangle
Bangkok

Bangkok

Bangkok is one of the finest cities in the Far East.

Bangkok

What to do in Thailand

Adopt an Elephant

Adopt an Elephant

Children can become a zookeeper for the day and adopt their very own elephant.

Adopt an Elephant
Elephant-back or walking treks

Elephant-back or walking treks

Learn the skills of a mahout before going elephant trekking through the beautiful terrain of jungles, rivers and mountains.

Elephant-back or walking treks
Jungle visit

Jungle visit

Visit a night safari centre to see a number of different species of wildlife.

Jungle visit

Where to stay in Thailand

Six Senses Samui

Six Senses Samui

Six Senses Samui is located on a headland on the northern tip of Samui, set amongst 20 acres of indigenous plantings and offers stunning views of the surrounding sea and outlying islands.

Six Senses Samui
Soneva Kiri

Soneva Kiri

Soneva Kiri is arguably the most luxurious property yet from Six Senses, set amidst lush tropical rainforest on the island of Kood off the south-east coast of the Gulf of Siam.

Soneva Kiri
Evason Hua Hin

Evason Hua Hin

Hua Hin is Thailand's original beach resort area, and in contrast to some of Thailand’s other beach resorts with their bright lights and nightlife, remains a much more peaceful, family-oriented place.

Evason Hua Hin
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa

A spa retreat tucked away in the secluded southeast point of Koh Samui, Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa is a haven for those in need of some well-earned r & r and has the eco-chic vibe down to a tee.

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa
Four Seasons  Koh Samui

Four Seasons Koh Samui

Koh Samui is an island of beautiful beaches, but possibly the finest of all is home to the Four Seasons Koh Samui.

Four Seasons Koh Samui
SALA Samui

SALA Samui

SALA Samui is a lovely boutique hotel in a prime location on Choeng Mon beach, on the north east corner of Koh Samui Island.

SALA Samui
Santiburi

Santiburi

Santiburi Beach Resort is on the unspoiled northern coast of Koh Samui, an island fast reinventing itself from hippy hangout to chic beach retreat.

Santiburi
Amanpuri

Amanpuri

Accommodation consists of traditional Thai-style pavilions and villas scattered amongst the towering coconut palms; all rooms feature king-size beds and private outdoor terraces.

Amanpuri
Anantara Phuket

Anantara Phuket

Anantara Phuket resort and spa is located on a quiet stretch of Mai Khao Beach in Phuket’s more secluded and natural sunset coast.

Anantara Phuket
The Sarojin

The Sarojin

The Sarojin is in an ultra romantic setting and has all the bells and whistles to make it a honeymooner’s paradise. Secluded beach, tick; impeccable service, tick; bath rims big enough for a champagne glass, tick; and an ‘imagineer’, why of course.

The Sarojin
Six Senses Yao Noi

Six Senses Yao Noi

Set in a landscaped rubber plantation on a small island in the Pha Ngan bay, the Six Senses villas offer the highest in luxury island living. The resort is committed to environmental sustainability, including water recycling and energy efficiency, without compromising its dedicated personal service.

Six Senses Yao Noi
Trisara

Trisara

Overlooking a private bay on the quiet, northwest coastline of Phuket, the ultra-luxurious Trisara has arguably surpassed the Amanpuri as the finest resort on the island.

Trisara
Pimalai Resort & Spa

Pimalai Resort & Spa

An hour by boat from the mainland, this secluded resort on the island of Koh Lanta is worlds away from the crowded beaches of many Thai islands.

Pimalai Resort & Spa
Point Yamu by COMO

Point Yamu by COMO

Point Yamu by Como is an ultra hip addition to the already budding Phuket portfolio of luxury hotels. Located at the tip of Cape Yamu, overlooking the Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestones of Phang Nga Bay, this place is ultimate bliss.

Point Yamu by COMO
The Tubkaak

The Tubkaak

The Tubkaak is a lovely rustic boutique hotel located in the prime location of Krabi's Nopparat Thara National Park, on a wonderfully secluded beach looking across the Andaman Sea at an archipelago of 13 beautiful islands. In fact, two of these islands - Koh Yao Yai and Koh Yao Noi - provide the perfect shelter from the southwest winds, so Tubkaak’s beach and calm waters really can be an oasis all year round.

The Tubkaak
Anantara Golden Triangle

Anantara Golden Triangle

Perched on a hill overlooking the enchanting hills of neighbouring Myanmar and Laos, this charming hilltop hideaway effortlessly combines luxury living with a genuine sense of adventure.

Anantara Golden Triangle
Four Seasons Tented Camp

Four Seasons Tented Camp

The Four Seasons Tented Camp is a luxurious camp set amidst the bamboo forests of mountainous Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand.

Four Seasons Tented Camp
Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai

Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai

Accommodation consists of colonial-style suites, private two-storey villas or palatial residences with private pools, and the whole property is surrounded by 60 acres of peaceful landscapes incorporating paddy fields and lush tropical greenery.

Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai
Chedi Chiang Mai

Chedi Chiang Mai

Located on the banks of the Mae Ping River in the heart of the historic city of Chiang Mai, the hotel features the contemporary Asian design and chic styling typical of the Chedi group.

Chedi Chiang Mai
Four Seasons Chiang Mai

Four Seasons Chiang Mai

Situated overlooking rice terraces in the Mae Rim Valley, the Four Seasons Chiang Mai is an extremely luxurious retreat in a beautiful part of Northern Thailand.

Four Seasons Chiang Mai
The Oriental

The Oriental

A Bangkok institution since the 1860s, whose famous guests have included Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene.

The Oriental
The Metropolitan by COMO

The Metropolitan by COMO

The Metropolitan by COMO is another of the crop of contemporary hotels to open in Bangkok and rival the old guard. Located in the trendy business district, it's near shops galore, a futuristic sky train and handfuls of hip bars to see and be seen at.

The Metropolitan by COMO
The Siam

The Siam

The Siam hotel is a luxury urban retreat right by the Chao Phraya River in the hub of the Thai capital. Think antique, chic and boutique.

The Siam

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A little more info

LUXURY THAILAND HOLIDAYS

Thailand's long coastline and the many islands that lie just offshore offer superb beaches, snorkelling and diving. The north offers a completely different luxury holiday experience, with trekking, jungle and some outstanding new hotels opening in recent years around Chiang Mai.

The country is also renowned for its fabulous food, making this a destination of many attractions, and Original Travel consultants have visited and revisited several times in the last few years to keep up to speed with new hotels and activities.

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Flight from London

11:30 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +7 hrs

Katie is our Thailand expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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