Whether it’s the captivating and vibrant metropolis of Bangkok, lush rainforests, the mountainous Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces or the idyllic coastline and beaches such as Koh Samui, luxury holidays to Thailand have something for everyone.
For the discerning traveller Thailand offers the magical combination of three very different experiences; natural wonders and jungle expeditions in the north, sleek city style and superb shopping in the capital and picture-perfect beaches and pristine coastline throughout the islands and along the south. At the Inspiring Travel Company we can tailor your experience of this diverse land to your exacting requirements; creating a holiday that will stay with you for years to come.
For a true taste of Thailand the floating markets are a ‘must see’ - with Bangkok and Ratchaburi being the most popular. Take a tuk tuk ride around its capital and enjoy the colourful culture - tranquil Buddhist temples, splendid palaces and the network of canals that run through the ‘Venice of the Far East’. The beaches of Thailand are legendary; platinum white sands that stretch for miles around its stunning coastline and islands which offer an idyllic spot to enjoy a honeymoon.
In Thailand you’ll find that there is a destination for every discerning luxury traveller, and whether you love nothing more than experiencing culture shock and being wowed by a place’s incredible heritage, or you simply yearn for a tranquil place to rest, certain in the knowledge that the hardest decision you’ll make is what to eat for dinner; this country will have the spot to suit.
But, as with many luxury holiday destinations, you’ll find that there are certain ‘musts’; things which everyone should enjoy regardless of their age, their likes and dislikes or how well travelled or not they are. With that in mind, every traveller to Thai shores should experience its wonderful cuisine; bursting with flavour and with ingredients that will tingle your taste buds. You should also take in the hustle and bustle of Bangkok; a city with vibrancy at every corner that will indulge your ever sense, and on your wish list should certainly be the incredible beaches, which will rival those you’ve seen anywhere in the world; white sand, blue waters and enchanting reefs await.
Experiencing Thailand first-hand should be on every traveller’s wish list. Why? Because it offers so much in such a relatively small space that you can pack in plenty of new and exciting encounters in just a few weeks.
At the Inspiring Travel Company we pride ourselves on our knowledge of the destinations we offer and in Thailand we can arrange for a bespoke luxury holiday that is certain to inspire.
Arriving in Bangkok you’ll be amazed by the night markets, fabulous restaurants, river boats and cultural highlights. Spending a few days in the capital is a must at the beginning or end of any Thai holiday.
You could then head north for a few days, to the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle which is reached by river boat amid Thailand’s exotic bamboo jungles. Located at the heart of the Golden Triangle, on elevated ground along a hillside trail, the camp commands magnificent views over the Ruak River, Burma, the mountains of Laos, the jungle and the Golden Triangle itself. Activities not to be missed in the north include elephant trekking and cooking classes; which will both give you a true flavour of Thailand.
Your bespoke tour could then take you south to the beautiful island and coastal regions of the country. You’ll be left feeling relaxed and spoilt by the pristine beaches, tranquil spas and picturesque surrounds.
Time Difference: GMT +7 hours
Flight duration: 11 hours 15 minutes (direct)
Currency: Thai Baht
Thailand is the geographical heart of South-East Asia. The renowned golden triangle, located at the nation's northernmost point, is where Thailand's borders meet those of both Laos and Myanmar (Burma).
British Airways, Qantas and Thai Airways fly direct from London Heathrow to Bangkok with onward connections throughout Thailand. Singapore Airlines flies from London Heathrow and Manchester to Bangkok via Singapore with onward connections to Thailand. Emirates flies from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle to Bangkok via Dubai. Qatar Airways flies from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester to Bangkok via Doha. Etihad flies from London Heathrow and Manchester to Bangkok via Abu Dhabi.
Emirates Business Class upgrades start from £450 per person each way, with First Class upgrades starting from £1,450 per person each way.
Couples, beach lovers, cultural attractions, beach and touring holiday combinations, weddings and honeymoons.
Thailand is a destination that can be visited at any time with a tropical climate of high temperatures and humidity and diversity within the various regions of the country. The north may have the odd shower from August to October which is what keeps the landscape looking so lush, while the east coast is great to visit from December to February. On the west coast conditions are at their very best from November to March.
For families heading to the country Banyan Tree Samui and Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui offer action-packed kids’ clubs and plenty of watersports. Couples will revel at Rayavadee in Krabi with its elegant dining options, or for a wellbeing break Chiva Som is ideal. Recent retirees will love watching the world go by on the Eastern & Oriental Express train while those travelling in numbers with enjoy the space and privacy of the villas at Trisara.
Twin with: We can create a dual escape including Thailand to anywhere you fancy, but destinations which make for a great duo include Dubai, the Maldives and Australia.