An exciting opportunity to discover a taste of what Thailand has to offer combining an fascinating tour taking you from fast paced Bangkok to the UNESCO World Heritage site in Sukhothai before ending with a luxury beach break at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket.
- Departs: london
- Arrives: bangkok, Thailand
- Departs: bangkok, Thailand
- Arrives: phuket, Thailand
- Departs: phuket, Thailand
- Arrives: london
Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort and Spa
- Deluxe Room
- Bed and Breakfast
- River cruise fine dining experience
- Superb riverfront location
- Tranquillity in the city
Located in a desirable location on the banks of the Chao Praya River, Bangkok's main waterway, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort and Spa is within easy reach of The Mall Shopping Centre of Tha Phra as well as the Grand Palace complex and the temple of Wat Arun, home to an impressive golden reclining Buddha. With 407 elegantly designed rooms decorated in relaxing neutral colour shades with Thai silks and wooden floors, the hotel offers all modern amenities. Facilities include a full service signature spa offering a range of pampering experiences, an outdoor tennis court, a health club and an outdoor pool. Dining options include several restaurants and even the option to dine whilst cruising the river or enjoy a romantic private dining experience. There is even a Thai cookery school!
Excellent hotel - not very central, but they offer a free hotel boat to the central pier which gives access to the metro system so easy access to the rest of the city. They also have a boat to a local night market as well.
Michael Dewhurst reviewing Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort and Spa (10-Jan-2018)
Journey to Sukhothai
- As Per Itinerary
- As Per Itinerary
- Wander off the beaten track
- Experience a tranquil Rice Barge cruise
- Wander amongst ancient ruins in Sukhothai
Delve in and discover Thailand’s rich and vibrant heritage by stepping off the beaten track and travelling to the intriguing province of Sukhothai via the idyllic rural town of Uthai Thani. Translates to the ‘Dawn of happiness’,Sukhothai is considered to be the birthplace of modern Thai culture with its UNESCO World Heritage Sites and unique history. Enjoy an adventure discovering the first capital of Siam where you’ll find ancient temples, ornate architecture and impressive Buddha statues alongside warm local welcomes and a relaxed ambience that runs through the rustic town.
Day 1: Head to Sukhothai via Uthai Thani
Begin your adventure with an early start! At approximately 06:30, you’ll leave the bustling streets of Bangkok behind for a scenic drive to the north of the capital, to the charming town of Uthai Thani where you can truly explore local life in Thailand.
A small and rural town on the edge of the Sakaekrang River, Uthai Thani is off the beaten track for foreign tourists, but offers an insight into day to day life in the countryside with an opportunity to visit the local morning market along the banks of the river. You will also have the chance to explore the impressive Wat Chataram ( Wat Thasung) with its stunning Crystal Hall and Golden Grand Shine before taking an idyllic river cruise on a traditional Rice Barge where you can sit and watch local life unfold.
After lunch on board the boat, it is time to head onwards to the spiritual region of Sukhothai, a truly important province in Thai heritage. Translated to ‘Dawn of Happiness’, Sukhothai is considered the birthplace of Thai culture with a UNESCO World Heritage City steeped in history and a rich culture just waiting to be explored! Enjoy exploring the mystical city for the rest of the afternoon before enjoying dinner and a classical Sukhothai show.
Lunch and Dinner included
Overnight in Sukhothai
Day 2: Exploring the sights of Sukhothai
After breakfast you have the chance to learn and experience for yourself the traditional agriculture methods of the local farmers including rice planting at ‘The Organic Agriculture Project’ as well as enjoying a delicious organic lunch.
Following on from lunch, it’s time to explore the intriguing Sukhothai Historical Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander amongst mystical Buddha statues and stunning temples scattered amongst tranquil waterways and lush gardens that were once the centre of the ancient capital of the Sukhothai kingdom.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Overnight in Sukhothai
Day 3: Depart Sukhothai for Bangkok
After an early breakfast it is time to leave the intriguing city behind for a mid-morning flight back to Bangkok to carry on the adventure
Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
- Deluxe Lagoon
- Bed and Breakfast
- Perfect beachfront location
- Ultimate relaxation at a spa paradise
- Lots of activities for kids and adults alike
Situated on the pristine white sands of Bangtao Beach, the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort epitomises the blissful tropical escape you’ve been dreaming of. Overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of the Andaman and surrounded by tropical lagoons, the resort offers a whole range of facilities and services to help you make the most of your holiday and your stunning natural surroundings.
The resort combines warm Thai hospitality with contemporary service for a truly relaxing stay, ideal for any traveller. The resort boasts an inviting outdoor swimming pool, complete with a water slide that children will love, as well as a fitness centre, kid’s club and beach services. The resort also includes an international tennis academy with both indoor and outdoor courts for both beginners and experienced players.
For a truly holistic experience, guests have access to the award winning Banyan Tree Spa with treatments and massages inspired by traditional Thai practises for complete revitalisation of both the body and mind. For when you get hungry, the resort has a whole range of restaurants ranging from all-day dining at the Locavore Restaurant offering cuisines from across the world, through to Mediterranean favourites at Metzo’s Bistro and Bar.
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