Land of the Emerald Buddha

16 days from £2,895pp

This is your classic tour of Thailand with a VIVID twist. You’ll spend 16 days exploring vibrant markets, learning to cook authentic Thai food, exploring the ruins of the old Thai capital, experiencing the Buddhist lifestyle, seeing a spectacular waterfall and looking after elephants at an amazing elephant sanctuary.

The Land of the Emerald Buddha itinerary is perfect if you want to see a more authentic side of Thailand. You’ll start your trip in Chiang Mai in the mountainous region in the north, before flying to Bangkok and exploring areas around there, then ending up on the paradise island of Koh Lanta, where you’ll explore colourful underwater life and top up your tan.

Highlights

  • Visit a workshop that produces monk bowls

  • Visit a lively market set on a railway line

  • Explore the ruins of the old Thai capital by bike

  • Learn to cook with a local family

  • Feed and bathe elephants at a wholesome elephant sanctuary

Katie
Travel Designer
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I lived and worked in Bangkok and love Thailand so much that I’ve been back eight times since! High on the list of my favourite moments is jumping off a longtail boat to snorkel in the turquoise water, staying out all day to watch the sunset, then jumping in the water again to see the luminous plankton.

Land of the Emerald Buddha

16 days from £2,895pp

Itinerary

This exciting trip to Thailand includes international flights, transfers, accommodation, selected excursions and all breakfasts.

From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip.
All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.

Day

Location

Type

1-4

Chiang Mai

City

On day one, you’ll be giddy with excitement and telling Facebook you’re at the airport. You’ll fly to Chiang Mai via Bangkok. Spend your time in Chiang Mai touring temples, gaining an insight into life as a monk, cycling in the rugged countryside and learning to cook with a local family.

Places to Stay

Things to do

5-6

Sukhothai

Historical town

You’ll say goodbye to Chiang Mai and head to Sukhothai. On the way, you’ll stop by Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, one of the most revered temples in Thailand before continuing onto your hotel. You’ll spend the next day visiting Sukhothai Historical Park where you’ll see the remains of nearly 200 Buddhist chedis (stupas).

Places to Stay

Things to do

7-8

Bangkok

Capital City

After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll head to Sukhothai airport and fly to Bangkok. Your guide will meet you and take you to your hotel. Tomorrow you’ll see a more authentic side to the vibrant city. You’ll travel on Bangkok’s public transport and see iconic attractions like the Grand Palace and Wat Pho.

Places to Stay

Things to do

9-11

Kanchanaburi

Town

Leave the city lights of Bangkok behind for Kanchanaburi. On the way, you’ll stop at a vibrant market set on up the train tracks in Mae Klong before settling into your hotel. You'll spend the next few days learning about the history of WWII and the infamous 'Death Railway', and experiencing the natural beauty of the area. The highlight of your time in Kanchanaburi is sure to be your encounter with the majestic Asian elephants in one of the most unusual - and most importantly - ethical places in the country.

Places to Stay

Things to do

12-16

Koh Lanta

Beach

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then transfer to Bangkok airport for your short flight to Krabi where you'll meet your guide and transfer to Koh Lanta by boat. You'll spend the next few days relaxing on soft sand beaches and soaking up the beautiful sights of the island.

Places to Stay

Map of your trip

Things to do on this trip

Here are some of the fun and exciting things you'll do on your trip to Thailand. Call us now to learn more: 01483 319 333

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