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Private Travel | General interest 15 Days & 12 Nights Lead-in price: £3395 Current prices from: £3395
A classic journey through Thailand, visiting the former capital at Ayutthaya, the palaces, temples and museums of Bangkok, combined with more recent history at the Kwai river. Throughout the journey, enjoy Thailand's fine food, historical heritage and welcoming culture.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Discover second world war history at Kanchanaburi & the River Kwai
  • Visit cultural & historical sites of modern & ancient Thailand
  • Spot wild elephants in the Khao Yai National Park
  • Stay in 4- & 5- star accommodation

Ayutthaya

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3493 3697 3697 3595 3493 3391 3290 3290 3290 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 2272 2475 2577 2577 2577 2475 2577 2475 2475 2272 2068
Sunshine hours 8 9 8 8 7 6 6 5 5 7 8 9
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 221 351 853 1576 1847 1807 1857 28211 1697 432 50
Rainy Days 1 2 3 7 15 16 18 21 19 14 4 1
Humidity VH E E E E E VH E E E VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Bangkok

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3391 3493 3595 3493 3391 3391 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2373 2577 2679 2679 2679 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2170
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 8 7 6 6 5 5 6 8 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 80 211 311 683 1827 1596 1677 2078 29211 1998 492 110
Rainy Days 1 3 3 6 15 15 17 19 20 16 6 1
Humidity H VH VH E E VH VH VH VH VH H H
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Chiang Mai

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 3290 3493 3595 3391 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 2984 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 1355 1457 1763 2170 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2170 1864 1457
Sunshine hours 9 10 9 9 8 6 5 5 6 7 8 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 60 151 572 1656 1375 1656 2269 2249 1255 412 120
Rainy Days 1 1 2 6 16 18 20 21 18 12 6 2
Humidity M H H VH VH VH H H H H H M
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Chiang Rai

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 3188 3391 3493 3391 3188 3188 3086 3086 2984 2882 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1254 1355 1661 2068 2272 2373 2373 2272 2272 2068 1763 1254
Sunshine hours 8 9 8 8 7 5 4 5 6 6 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 141 80 211 813 2028 2169 29512 38615 25810 1355 552 231
Rainy Days 2 1 3 10 17 19 22 24 18 12 6 2
Humidity L M H VH VH VH H H H H M L
UV 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Hua Hin

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3188 3290 3391 3391 3391 3290 3290 3290 3188 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2475 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2475 2373 2170
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 7 5 5 5 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 141 241 301 422 1245 914 1084 1134 1395 2219 1767 181
Rainy Days 2 3 2 4 14 16 17 18 17 17 9 2
Humidity M H VH VH VH VH VH VH VH H H M
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Khao Sok National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3290 3391 3391 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 1966 2170 2272 2272 2272 2272 2272 2272 2170 2170 2068
Sunshine hours 8 9 9 8 6 5 6 6 5 6 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 422 211 402 1124 33413 36414 35814 37715 40916 32813 24710 883
Rainy Days 6 4 5 11 21 21 21 22 23 22 18 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E VH
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Khao Yai National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3188 3290 3391 3188 3086 2984 2984 2984 2882 2781 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1763 1966 2068 2170 2170 2068 2068 2068 2068 1763 1559
Sunshine hours 9 9 8 8 7 5 5 5 5 6 8 9
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 261 522 1054 1928 1717 1887 2239 29412 1757 392 60
Rainy Days 2 3 5 9 17 17 18 21 21 15 5 2
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Koh Kood

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3290 3290 3290 3086 3086 3086 3086 3188 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2272 2373 2373 2475 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272 2170 2068
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 6 5 5 5 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 301 512 924 1436 38015 67026 67026 78231 60824 30512 1074 221
Rainy Days 5 2 4 8 17 19 19 22 21 18 10 5
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Koh Lanta

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3391 3391 3391 3290 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2170 2170 2272 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 8 9 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 442 311 653 1466 24410 25810 25710 25710 33413 30412 2169 883
Rainy Days 5 3 4 11 20 18 19 19 22 21 17 10
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Koh Phi Phi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3391 3391 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 3086 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 482 251 522 1295 30912 26110 27311 25910 37315 33013 2309 914
Rainy Days 6 4 6 11 17 17 17 19 20 20 16 12
Humidity H VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Koh Samui

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 3086 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 2984 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2475 2577 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1235 392 542 853 1727 1185 1466 1375 1416 27511 46318 1887
Rainy Days 10 5 5 8 17 16 17 17 17 20 19 13
Humidity H H VH VH VH VH VH VH VH H H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Krabi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3391 3493 3493 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 8 9 9 8 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 532 241 492 1245 29211 24510 26010 24610 35514 32513 25210 1084
Rainy Days 5 3 4 11 20 19 19 19 22 22 17 10
Humidity H VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Phuket

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3391 3391 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3086 3188 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 6 5 6 6 5 6 7 8
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 402 271 592 1406 33413 27511 28411 26510 39816 33913 1877 663
Rainy Days 5 3 5 11 21 19 20 19 23 22 16 8
Humidity H VH VH VH VH VH VH H H H H H
UV 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 10/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Sukhothai

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3595 3799 38100 3697 3391 3391 3391 3391 3290 3290 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 2068 2373 2577 2577 2577 2577 2577 2475 2373 2170 1864
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 9 7 6 5 5 6 7 8 8
Daylight hours 11 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 70 80 231 522 1928 1385 1365 1837 24310 1677 381 50
Rainy Days 1 2 3 5 14 16 17 19 18 14 4 1
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Ubon Ratchathani

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3391 3595 3697 3493 3391 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1966 2373 2475 2577 2475 2475 2475 2475 2373 2068 1864
Sunshine hours 9 9 9 8 7 6 6 5 6 7 8 9
Daylight hours 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 110 291 853 2118 27611 27511 33813 29512 1024 231 20
Rainy Days 1 1 3 8 16 19 20 22 19 11 4 1
Humidity VH E E E E E E E E E VH VH
UV 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 9/VH
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Bangkok

(N)

Day 2: Bangkok

Arrive and transfer to the Ariyasom Villa for 3 nights, a charming property set within a 1940s Thai heritage villa that provides a quiet haven in the city. (N)

Day 3: Bangkok

Spend the following 2 days exploring this vibrant city, an exciting mix of beautiful ancient Buddhist temples, golden royal palaces, riverside houses on stilts, and traditional markets contrasted with a modern cityscape of skyscrapers and air-conditioned shopping malls. On today’s guided tour visit the Wat Pho temple grounds and see the celebrated 45-metre reclining Buddha, the Grand Palace, the National Museum and the Dusit Palace complex. The evening is free to explore the city’s numerous night markets, street food stalls and fine dining restaurants. (B)

Day 4: Bangkok

Morning at leisure. Afternoon guided visit to the former home of Jim Thompson, an American who came to Thailand after the second world war and revitalised the Thai silk industry. End the day with a visit to Wat Arun temple on the banks of the Chao Praya river, which makes a spectacular sight when lit up at sunset. (B)

Day 5: Khao Yai National Park

Drive north this morning to Khao Yai National Park, where you will be escorted on a walk through the jungle. Visit a lookout tower for the chance to spot wild elephants, relax by the scenic Haew Suwat waterfall, and keep an eye out for a variety of species of birds, monkeys and butterflies along the walking trails. Stay overnight at the Kirimaya Golf Resort & Spa. (B)

Day 6: Ayutthaya

Drive north to Ayutthaya, the former capital of the ancient Ayutthaya Kingdom, and explore the Phra Nakorn Sri Ayutthaya Historical Park that protects the ruins of the old city. Stay overnight at iuDia on the River. (B)

Days 7-8: Kanchanaburi

Continue west to Kanchanaburi, a friendly provincial town in east central Thailand resting on the River Kwai and set in countryside of traditional small villages and farmsteads. During your stay, visit the notorious bridge over the River Kwai, the Allied war cemeteries and the JEATH Museum. Stay 2 nights at the River Kwai Resotel. (B, L)

Days 9-10: Ratchaburi

Journey south to Ratchaburi, and stay for 2 nights at the Asajara Resort, which features three villas set against the backdrop of a beautiful Thai house with shady gardens, natural streams and superb mountain views. From Ratchaburi, visits can be made to the Khao Chong Phran cave, where thousands of bats fly out at sunset, and the Khao Prathap Chang Wildlife Sanctuary. (B)

Days 11-12: Hua Hin

Continue south to the coastal resort of Hua Hin on the Gulf of Thailand, with a stop en route at the Damoen Saduak floating market. Spend the next 2 days relaxing at the beachfront Rest Detail Hotel. (B, L)

Day 13: Fly back to the UK

Drive to Bangkok airport and fly home. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation. Prices are based on the standard room category, unless indicated otherwise.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Rest Detail Hotel
    Rest Detail Hotel

    The Rest Detail Hotel is a 5 star beachfront resort in Hua Hin, offering luxurious and sophisticated accommodation. Rest Green Rooms enjoy spacious balconies overlooking the lush tropical mountain range, Rest Spirit Rooms have tropical décor and outdoor terraces with partial sea views and Rest Horizon Rooms located on the third and fourth floors have uninterrupted sea views from the Jacuzzi on the terrace. The Pool Village, set around a large pool, has 12 private villas, each with a veranda that has direct access to the pool, and each of the spacious villas in the Beach Village have panoramic views of the Gulf of Siam and access to a private beach from the villa's private veranda and sun deck. At Restfully Yours, indulge in a range of pampering spa treatments and enjoy a choice of light and traditional meals as well as afternoon tea at one of the two restaurants. There is ...

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  • Kirimaya Golf Resort & Spa
    Kirimaya Golf Resort & Spa

    Kirimaya Golf Resort & Spa is the first boutique luxury resort in Khao Yai National Park, just 2 hours from Bangkok. All spacious rooms are decorated in a natural, Asian style and have outstanding views of the surrounding lush countryside. In addition to the wildlife and trekking activities on offer in the National Park, the resort has an infinity pool, extensive spa facilities and a championship golf course.

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  • iuDia On the River
    iuDia On the River

    iuDia on the River Hotel is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya river in the heart of Ayutthaya's old city with temple ruins, palaces and riverside restaurants within walking distance. The property has eight comfortable rooms, each offering air conditioning, wireless internet access and modern Thai decor. The hotel offers mountain bike hire and has an outdoor swimming pool.

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  • Baan Thai House Ayutthaya
    Baan Thai House Ayutthaya

    Located 76 km from Bangkok, Baan Thai House in Ayutthaya offers a unique hideaway experience close to the Unesco World Heritage site of Ayutthaya. The charming resort has 12 individually designed villas set within a lush tropical landscaped garden with a lake. Facilities include a swimming pool, a spa and a restaurant that services both Thai and European specialities.

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  • Asajara Resort
    Asajara Resort

    With three villas set against the backdrop of a beautiful Thai House, the Asajara Resort is an enchanting place to stay, with shady gardens, natural streams and breathtaking mountain views. Each villa is unique, and built in a traditional Thai style with modern features, some with a flatscreen television, wireless internet access and air conditioning, and spacious living areas and balconies. A wonderful place to relax, guests can swim in the hotel pool, enjoy a light meal or sunset cocktail on the bar terrace, wander through the peaceful hotel grounds or enjoy a traditional Thai massage.

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  • Ariyasom Villa
    Ariyasom Villa

    Ariyasom Villa is a peaceful family-owned boutique hotel, conveniently located at the start of Sukhumvit Road close to BTS Bangkok Skytrain station. Set within lush landscaped gardens, the 1940s Thai heritage villa provides a quiet haven in the heart of bustling Bangkok. Guestrooms are spacious and elegantly appointed, with high ceilings, large windows, teakwood floors and handwoven silk drapes.. Features: 25 rooms, small outdoor swimming pool, vegetarian restaurant, spa, library. Room amenities: Air conditioning, refrigerator, safe, separate bathtub & shower, hairdryer, television, DVD player.

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Dates & prices

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Guideline Prices

Low season from £3395 per person

High season from £3795 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Bangkok

    The city of Bangkok was formally founded in 1782 with the consecration of the city’s...

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  • Ayutthaya

    Ayutthaya city is the capital of Ayutthaya province in Thailand. The city was founded in...

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  • Hua Hin

    Hua Hin is one of the oldest and most traditional of the Thai resorts, having been chose...

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  • Khao Yai National Park

    Khao Yai National Park Khao Yai National Park is Thailand's oldest national park,...

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  • Ayutthaya

    Ayutthaya city is the capital of Ayutthaya province in Thailand. The city was founded in...

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