Thailand

Luxury Small-Group Tour of Exotic Thailand including a Floating Hotel Stay & Boat Cruise on the River Kwai

From bustling cities to verdant mountains, ancient Buddhist temples and palm-fringed rivers: immerse yourself in the exotic beauty of Thailand on a 12-day luxury small-group tour (max. 16 travellers). Learn the secrets of traditional Thai recipes during a hands-on cooking class, cycle your way through the historic ruins of Old Sukhothai, soak in the surrounds on a scenic cruise on the River Kwai and indulge in local flavours during a lunch on board a traditional rice barge. Includes 11 nights luxury accommodation – including an incredible stay in a floating hotel on the River Kwai, accessible only by boat – daily breakfast plus additional dining experiences, private return airport transfers and private transportation throughout, the services of expert local, English-speaking guides, a 60-minute massage and so much more.

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12 Days
TWIN SHARE
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Valid for one person (twin share) - you must purchase two packages
  • 11 nights accommodation in hand-picked luxury hotels and feature stays
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences
  • Boat cruise on the River Kwai and visits to infamous sites such as Hellfire Pass and the Nam Tok Train Station
12 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Valid for one person
  • 11 nights accommodation in hand-picked luxury hotels and feature stays
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences
  • Boat cruise on the River Kwai and visits to infamous sites such as Hellfire Pass and the Nam Tok Train Station

Your Itinerary at a Glance:

  • Boat cruise on the River Kwai and visits to infamous sites such as Hellfire Pass and the Nam Tok Train Station
  • Visit the stunning temple city of Ayutthaya
  • Lunch cruise on a traditional rice barge
  • Bike tour through the historical ruins of Old Sukhothai
  • A master class with the textile and handicraft producers at Baan Ontai Village
  • Visit to an ethical elephant sanctuary
  • Thai cooking class followed by dinner
  • Visit to the “Golden Triangle” to learn of its historic past in the opium trade

What You’ll Love…

Your Accommodation – A selection of unique, hand-picked properties, from a five-star city haven to a boutique resort nestled in the mountains

The beautiful Anantara Siam Bangkok is a serene oasis amid the bustle of Thailand’s vibrant capital. Just steps from the BTS Skytrain, the hotel is ideally located for exploring the city that never sleeps and is home to award-winning dining and a blissful luxury spa.

Enjoy a stay you’ll never forget at The Floathouse River Kwai, an exquisite boutique hideaway reachable only by boat. This floating hotel finds its home on the River Kwai surrounded by verdant green jungle. Stay in an elegant Floating Villa, where the waters of the river trickle soothingly past your private pier.

Nestled among the lush, misty hills of Northern Thailand, Katiliya Mountain Resort & Spa offers a tranquil escape with sweeping views across mountain lakes, verdant hills and emerald valleys. Soak up spectacular vistas from your huge 90 sqm suite, complete with private balcony.

The Experiences – Float along waterways and see elephants in their natural habitat

Thailand is famous the world over for its deliciously fragrant cuisine - and you’ll have the chance to learn its secrets with an authentic cooking class. Discover the key ingredients used in traditional dishes and how to use them before feasting on your creations.

Visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum, a World War II memorial created to honour the Asian workers and Allied prisoners of war who lost their lives during the construction of the Thai-Burma railway, and the final stop on the line: Nam Tok Train Station.

Enjoy a cycling tour through the ruins of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sukhothai Historical Park, which date back to the 13th and 14th centuries and are located among tranquil lakes, gardens and ponds dotted with lotus flowers.

Encounter Thailand’s majestic elephants at an ethical sanctuary which cares for adopted, orphaned or rescued elephants. See these incredible animals as they play and eat in their natural habitat and learn about the organisation's efforts to feed and care for the animals and provide education on humane treatment to the local community.

Visit a handloom house in Baan Ontai Village, where a local artisan will share the age-old techniques of bamboo-weaving before helping you make your own creation.

Watch local life unfold along the river banks as you enjoy a delicious lunch aboard a traditional rice barge.

Float along the waterways of the ‘Venice of the East’ to reach the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market, where vendors sell their wares from traditional wooden boats.

Visit the home of a local villager to discover how organic palm sugar is created using coconut flower nectar and generations-old techniques. Plus, sample the famous street food of Bangkok in the China Town district and enjoy an authentic Thai lunch at an organic farm crafted using fresh farm fare.

Your Package Includes:

  • 11 nights’ accommodation in hand-picked luxury hotels including Anantara Siam Bangkok and an incredible stay at The Floathouse River Kwai
  • Daily breakfast plus a selection of dining experiences
  • Boat cruise on the River Kwai and visits to infamous sites such as Hellfire Pass and the Nam Tok Train Station
  • Visit to the stunning temple city of Ayutthaya
  • Lunch cruise on a traditional rice barge
  • Bike tour through the historical ruins of Old Sukhothai
  • Master class with the textile and handicraft producers at Baan Ontai Village
  • Visit to an ethical elephant sanctuary
  • Thai cooking class followed by dinner
  • Relaxing 60-minute traditional Thai massage or foot massage
  • Visit to the “Golden Triangle” to learn of its historic past in the opium trade
  • Private airport transfers and air-conditioned transport throughout
  • The services of expert local, English-speaking guides and entrance fees to all sightseeing listed
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