Thailand Beach Holiday
Thailand beaches are characterised with clear waters, white sand, and the iconic longtail boats that dot the shore. In the Gulf of Thailand, Chaweng Beach on Koh Samui is best for families, first-timers and honeymooners. Ko Pha Ngan island is best for travellers interested in all-night beach parties. Further north, Koh Tao, or 'Turtle Island', is where travellers go to dive. While on the eastern coast, Koh Chang, with a national park is great for jungle trekking. Koh Si Chang beach closest to Bangkok, is best for travellers in Thailand for a few days.
In the Andaman Sea, Koh Phi Phi island attracts a young, stylish, energetic crowd of single travellers. Koh Lanta island, near Krabi, has nature reserves, empty beaches and super-swanky resorts. Koh Lipe island, with the most beautiful beaches in Thailand offer snorkelling, diving and tours of nearby islets, is perfect for romantics and honeymooners. The Phang Nga Bay, Phuket, with some of the most glorious beaches in Thailand, offers shacks to six-star resorts with private butlers. The Koh Tachai (on island No 8) of Similan Islands has the softest, sparkiest sand with turquoise waters.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 10-DAY THAILAND HOLIDAY…
And, experience rural countryside, regional culture & beautiful beaches.
This comprehensive tour of Thailand features the best cities, rural countryside, and beautiful beaches, with an emphasis on regional culture, history, arts and cuisine. Accommodation is at Thailand’s most highly regarded luxury resorts and hotels, and private touring is with expert local guides who provide exceptional insight and connection to the local people and culture.
Begin in Bangkok. With your private guide explore Bangkok’s most unusual Buddhist temples, the Chedis of the Kings and the invaluable golden Buddha weighing over 5 tons. Enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok's canals, the colourful markets and shop for exquisite Thai silks and art work. When not sightseeing, enjoy time at the world’s leading spa, swim, play tennis, shop for exquisite Thai silks and art work, and dine on some of Southeast Asia’s best cuisine.
Next fly to Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. The region is mostly mountainous with the highest elevation in Thailand. Visit the many Chiang Mai temples or Wats whose art and architecture follows themes from various empires since the 8th century. Understand the differences in their art and architecture that are illustrated in images of Buddha, bas-reliefs, Wat and stupa construction. In all cases these were influenced by the prevailing Indian concepts, cosmology and mythology. A day will be at leisure to enjoy the resort's spa, cooking school, golf, or pool. Additional cultural excursions are also available.
Next, fly to one of the islands of the south (Phuket or Koh Samui) and enjoy several days at one of Thailand's leading luxury resorts. Spend your days relaxing on pristine beaches, indulging at the spa, swimming, playing tennis or golf, taking cooking classes or yoga lessons, diving, or exploring nearby islands by luxury boat.
Return to Bangkok for some last minute shopping and connect with your onward flight.
Thailand Culture & Beach Experience rural countryside, beautiful beaches, regional culture, history, arts and cuisine.
(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Koh Samui
Day 1 – Arrive
Bangkok Meet and greet service on arrival.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights.
Day 2 – Tour
Bangkok Half-day private city tour, including private longtail boat ride.
Day 3 – Transfer
Chiang Mai Private transfer to airport for flight to Chiang Mai.
Private arrival transfer to resort for 3 nights, with touring en route.
Day 4 – Experience
Chiang Mai Option for sunrise alms-giving.
Half-day excursion to elephant camp or cultural touring.
Private round-trip transfer to night market.
Day 5 – Cooking Class
Chiang Mai Morning market visit and Thai cooking lesson.
Afternoon at leisure.
Day 6 – Transfer
Phuket or Koh Samui Private transfer to airport for flight to Phuket or Koh Samui.
Private arrival transfer to resort for 3 nights.
Day 7 – Cruise
Phuket or Koh Samui Half-day yacht cruise to surrounding islands (Phuket) or sunset cruise (Koh Samui).
Day 8 – Rest
Phuket or Koh Samui At leisure at resort.
Day 9 – Transfer
Bangkok Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night.
Afternoon flexible private touring or shopping.
Day 10 – Depart
Bangkok Private airport transfer
Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
Make this your holiday
When to go The best time to visit most of Thailand is between November and February as it is the coolest time of year and it rains the least. These months also form the tourist high season. March-Jun brings the hot season when sightseeing is best scheduled for morning or late afternoon. The best way of cooling off during hot season is to join the Thai Water Festival generally held in mid-April. Rains start in July through October. The temperature during these months tends to be cooler, tourists are fewer and the landscape is lush and green. The rain isn't permanent though - it comes in bursts and cools things down after it has gone!
Getting There Thailand has four international airports; in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Hat Yai, but Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport is the country's major gateway. Practically every airline carrier that flies to Asia also flies into Bangkok. This means there are plenty of services and the competition on the routes helps to keep the ticket prices down.
There are now a throng of low-cost-carriers serving Southeast Asia, led by KL-based AirAsia. It can be cost effective to fly from your home country to Bangkok, Singapore or KL with a traditional carrier, then pick up a LCC flight to your final destination. If you are travelling with AwimAway, transfers from an airport are arranged by our representatives who will meet you at the arrival lounge and transfer you to the hotel.
Passport/Visa British national do not require a visa for stay up to 30 days when entering by air but a valid passport is required for all tourists travelling to Thailand.