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(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
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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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Low season from £3395 per person
High season from £3795 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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