Stray from the beach resorts and Thailand delivers a rich cultural history. The spiritual reverence of countless monasteries, pagodas and temples of Bangkok and Chiang Mai is a particularly remarked upon experience. Adventurous travellers can also explore the UNESCO World heritage sites of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, with their decadent ruins and the famous Bridge on the River Kwai, with its haunting nearby historic sites and memorials.
No holiday to Thailand is complete without a visit to the nation’s renowned (some would say infamous) capital city, Bangkok. Busy, hectic, crowded, exciting and never dull, this Asian metropolis is fun-filled and always a highlight. Explore vibrant street markets, vast modern malls and even a floating market. We can show you where to dine at the roadside with the locals or atop a skyscraper at the luxurious Banyan Tree’s Vertigo restaurant – whatever suits your fancy!
A natural landscape of spectacular beauty and sparkling variety can be also be experienced whilst holidaying in Thailand, from the remote hills of the Mekong region to the rain forest of Khao Sok National Park. Head north and you’ll find yourself in Chiang Mai, the second biggest city and the food mecca of Thailand. We can highly recommend the Khao soi! We can also ensure that whilst you’re here that any elephant sanctuaries or tiger refuges at which you wish to volunteer are reputable, supporting the animals and the locals whilst getting up close and personal to these magnificent animals. We can also make sure that a Sunday is included in your itinerary whilst in Chiang Mai, where you’ll find a wonderful night market that brings out the entire community.
Thai people are inherently hospitable, smiles are warm and genuine, and service – whether in budget, ramshackle beachside diners or high end spas and resorts – is always a delight and delivered with grace, charm and a smile. Above all things, it is the Thai people that have made Thailand such an engaging holiday destination, even more so than the beautiful beaches and clement climate.
Thai food is an institution in its own right, and we can book you onto a cooking school where you can learn how to cook authentic Thai recipes in the land where they originate. Here the cuisine is always at its freshest and finest, spiced to perfection, exotic to taste and always the perfect complement to sultry days and balmy nights.