Luxury Thailand Holiday
Travel 01 Sep 2021 - 15 Sep 2022
Book by 31 May 2021
Saving £530 per person
- 7 nights Dusit Thani Laguna , Phuket - Deluxe lagoon view Breakfast
- 3 nights Elephant Hills Rainforest Nature Safari, Elephant Hills - Luxury Tent Full board
- 4 nights Rayavadee, Krabi - Deluxe pavilion Breakfast
- Experience beautiful beaches, mangroves, wildlife & stunning scenery
- Flights to Phuket via Doha with Qatar from Heathrow return, accommodation throughout, return transfers and prepayable taxes. Daily, a weekend surcharge of GBP25 per person per way for travel on Fri/Sat/Sun. Child aged 4-11 years sharing with 2 adults from £889.
- This holiday is 100% financially protected. ATOL protected 2713
Deluxe lagoon view Breakfast
An established hotel in the Laguna Phuket Resort highly regarded for its leisure facilities, excellent service and airy rooms.
Luxury Tent Full board
4 day Itinerary
Day 1 Khao Lak/Khao Sok: Early morning transfer. On arrival, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before a relaxing canoe trip down the Sok River during which you can admire the rainforest and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. Afterwards, head to the elephant park to learn about the elephant conservation project and have the chance to prepare and feed the elephants one of their daily meals, then watch them bathe. Return to camp for dinner.
Day 2 Khao Sok: Morning transfer to the west coast to board a speedboat and explore the mysterious maze of channels in the mangrove forest. Cruise through the channels to meet and board a classical Burmese junk, where lunch will be served, but not before you explore the nearby mangrove creek in a self-paddle canoe. En route back to camp there is a stop at a local market.
Day 3 Khao Sok/Cheow Larn Lake: Today you will explore Cheow Larn Lake by local longtail boat. This little-known, man-made lake is surrounded by limestone mountains and cliffs that rise up from the lake shore and is likened to Guilin in China or Halong Bay in Vietnam. After lunch at the Rainforest Camp there's time to swim in the lake before returning to the Elephant Camp.
Day 4 Khao Sok/Khao Lak: This morning take a guided hike through the jungle. It's an excellent opportunity to explore the ecology of one of the world's oldest rainforests, to see a great variety of exotic plants, trees, and ferns as well as watching out for wildlife. Weather dependent lunch will be served in the rainforest. Return to the Jungle Camp at around midday and then leave for the airport.
Deluxe pavilion Breakfast
Rayavadee is a romantic hideaway situated at the heart of the stunning Phra Nang peninsula.
Flights to Phuket via Doha with Qatar from Heathrow return, accommodation throughout, return transfers and prepayable taxes. Daily, a weekend surcharge of GBP25 per person per way for travel on Fri/Sat/Sun. Child aged 4-11 years sharing with 2 adults from £889.
Regional supplements are available from Manchester from £100, Belfast from £200, Newcastle from £200, Edinburgh from £200, Glasgow from £200. Other regional airports may be available, please ask for details.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.
Deluxe lagoon view Breakfast
Phuket sits on Thailand's west coast and is the country's best known and largest island. Its wide appeal is thanks to a mix of strikingly handsome beaches, majestic mountains and rainforests which intermingle with second to none dining, shopping and entertainment.
Lively Patong is the island's main resort with a long stretch of fine white sand alongside a wide choice of activities, eateries, nightlife and shopping options. South of Patong is slightly quieter Karon, known for its long beach, excellent snorkelling and good selection of shops and eateries; while on the sheltered south east coast is tranquil Panwa Bay.
Just a few minutes south of Karon Beach are the palm-lined white sands and clear waters of Kata Beach. It’s a popular choice for families and those seeking a good selection of restaurants, bars and shops. From May to October, Kata is also popular with surfers who flock here to catch the waves.
Further up the west coast is Bang Tao Bay, a four mile stretch of beach home to some of Phuket's most luxurious resorts, including those within the Laguna Phuket Resort which are clustered around a series of inland lagoons. There is a small shopping mall within the resort, an 18-hole golf course and the nearby village of Cherng Talay has a variety of good value restaurants.
Clearly the palm-fringed beaches are the main attraction, however venture away from the soft sands and you'll find plenty to explore including the recently constructed Big Buddha, Thalang National Museum, Ton Sai Waterfall and ornate Wat Chalong - one of Phuket's most important temples. Take a stroll around Old Phuket Town and you'll discover turn-of-the-century Sino-Portuguese architecture and funky shops while families may enjoy Phuket Aquarium, Cable Jungle Adventure or Phuket FantaSea Show.
Phuket is also the gateway to many smaller islands that are well worth exploring; while a must-see is stunning Phang Nga Bay with its sheer limestone outcrops jutting vertically from the emerald-green water. Choose from a leisurely cruise or perhaps enjoy a closer look by joining a guided sea kayak tour.
The island also offers a great variety of shopping, from bustling open-air food markets, noisy night markets, to boutiques and department stores. Visiting one of the many markets offers a glimpse of local life and popular markets include Phuket Weekend Market in Phuket Town, Banzaan Market in Patong Beach and the Night Market of Old Phuket Town. Karon Shopping Plaza has a wide range of souvenirs and clothing, Plaza Surin offers boutique-style shopping and Premium Outlets Phuket has genuine designer goods at significant discounts.
It really is impossible to go hungry in Phuket as the number and diverse array of restaurants is quite astounding, although the larger resorts do offer more choice particularly when it comes to international cuisines. As you might expect from an island, seafood is a speciality and features widely in restaurants and food stalls all over Phuket.
Luxury Tent Full board
Established as a national park in 1980, Khao Sok National Park stretches for 250 square miles and is one of Asia's premier natural wonders. While much of the park is carpeted in verdant rainforest, it's also comprised of vast limestone mountains that dominate the view at every turn, deep valleys, tumbling waterfalls and breathtakingly beautiful lakes. The park is filled with an incredible array of wildlife such as wild elephant, monkeys, gibbons, bears, porcupine and deer; many of which are quite elusive. Reptiles and insects are in abundance along with several species of bird, including the hornbill, and rare flora including the world's largest flower Rafelesia.
The Elephant Camp at Elephant Hills is Thailands first luxury tented camp and sits on the edge of KhaoSok National Park with its dramatic scenery as a backdrop. The symphony of the birds and animals calling each morning is an ideal alarm clock to rouse you for the day’s activities which may include a canoe safari, jungle trek or memorable elephant experience. Return to camp and enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool, a cooling drink from the bar and perhaps even a quick nap in the hammock outside your tent before dinner and the evening activities.
Each tour includes buffet meals during which you get to share the day’s adventures with fellow guests. Evening activities at the Elephant Camp also include cookery demonstrations and dance performances from local schools.
With animal welfare and conservation at the heart of what they do, Elephant Hills has received numerous awards and accolades from worldwide associations such as Global Spirit and National Geographic.
Deluxe pavilion Breakfast
For isolated beaches, prime dive spots and jagged mountains dripping with rainforest, Krabi's got it.
Nestling majestically beside the Andaman Sea, Krabi is one of Thailand’s most attractive provinces. It’s where small islands erupt from the sea and secluded bays, beaches and coves are only accessibly by colourful longtail boats.
Popular Ao Nang is the centre of Krabi’s tourist scene. A mix of beaches, bars, restaurants and tourist shops, it’s a great base for water-related activities and excursions to off-shore islands. Fifteen minutes north are Klong Muang’s powdery sands where the well-established village has a few shops and simple restaurants.
Accessible only by boat, Phra Nang and Railay are Krabi’s star offerings. Sparkling waters and pretty beaches are backed by proper jungle and monkeys frolic as rock-climbers of all abilities scale the limestone crags. For those fascinated by life below the waves, Krabi has over 30 dive sites and countless snorkelling spots with flourishing coral reefs.
In Krabi Town, while away an hour or two in a cosy cafe, or follow the riverside walkway to the fishing port, where restaurants specialise in seafood.