Welcome to Thailand

Escape to the sandy beaches and warm seas of Hua Hin, where Thailand’s Royal Family enjoy their summers. We’ll stay in an elegant 1920s colonial-style hotel set amid pruned gardens on the beach-front of Hua Hin. Besides ample time to relax in swimming pools or in the sea, we’ll explore the local area and visit a local wildlife conservation site. Relaxed and rejuvenated, we shall discover floating markets and the royal palaces and Buddhist temples of Bangkok and experience the sensory overload on offer in this capital city.  Packed with traditional markets, tantalising street food and towering stupas, Bangkok is simultaneously racing to the future with luxurious malls, sky-bars and exotic operas. This is the perfect destination to relax on a peaceful beach and get a taste of tropical Thailand.

Tour Highlights

  • Relax in a plush colonial-era beach front hotel
  • Embrace the warm seas and smooth sands of Hua Hin
  • Visit a wildlife conservation centre and meet Asian Elephants
  • Browse and barter on the floating markets of Damnoen Saduak
  • Discover the exotic and exciting city of Bangkok
  • Dates & Prices

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    April 24 - May 4, 2017 (11 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £2299 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £1199 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 1398 1398 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 699 699 Contact us for availability

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    Traditional Thai dwellings on a palm fringed beach front
  • Thai Women in their sturdy canoes laden with tropical fruits at a floating market

    What's Included

    • Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 5-star accommodation in Hua Hin
    • 4-star accommodation in Bangkok
    • All breakfasts, one lunch and all dinners
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Hua Hin Tour
    • Wildlife Sanctuary Tour
    • Damnoen Saduak Floating Markets
    • Bangkok Tour
    • Sam Roi Yod National Park tour (optional)
    • Siam Niramit evening show (optional)
    The gold and white stupas and temples of the Grand Palace in Bangkok at sunset

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Monday 24th April

Today we depart and fly overnight to Thailand

Tuesday 25th April

Upon arrival in Bangkok we shall transfer by coach to the coastal town of Hua Hin where our beach-fronted hotel is situated.

Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s oldest travel destinations and is famous for long sandy beaches, warm waters, lively markets and tempting street food. For the next few days we will have plenty of time to embrace our surrounding Southeast Asian ambience.

Dinner included. Overnight in Hua Hin.

Wednesday 26th April

Today will be the perfect opportunity to relax at leisure either by the pool or on the beach. To stretch your legs, you may wish to explore the local area. Quintessential activities include browsing and haggling in the markets and sampling local street food. Pad Thai is a particularly well-known dish and possibly the most authentic way to enjoy Thai cuisine.

Breakfast & dinner included. Overnight in Hua Hin.

Thursday 27th April

This morning will be free to enjoy at leisure. In the afternoon we shall embark on a tour of Hua Hin. Starting with the heritage of the area, our guide will take us to the railway station which is one of the oldest of its kind in Thailand. A unique feature is the Royal Waiting Room that used to welcome the King and his court when they arrived from Bangkok to summer in their palaces. We’ll continue to Plearn Wan, an art installation that mimics the old-fashioned shops that once occupied the Thai-Chinese neighbourhoods of Bangkok and Hua Hin, including traditional pharmacies, clothes and music stores.

A visit to Baan Silapin art gallery is also a must. Here, 19 artists are showcased in exhibition spaces and clay huts shelter playful sculptures. Following this, we shall conclude our tour of Hua Hin in a vineyard, where Thai wines are being produced.

Breakfast & dinner included. Overnight in Hua Hin.

Friday 28th April

Today will be another chance to embrace the warm waters of the sea, swim in the pool and relax on the beach. Our hotel has four swimming pools, a beauty salon, fitness centre and lush garden surroundings providing multiple areas from which to find your very own peaceful utopia.

Breakfast & dinner included. Overnight in Hua Hin.

Saturday 29th April

Our full day excursion today takes us to the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand centre in Phetchaburi. Considered one of Thailand’s best wild animal sanctuaries, the centre focuses on caring for animals in need of medical attention, rehabilitation or just a safe haven in which to live. The centre offers ethical and responsible access to local wildlife, providing a non-exploitative way to interact with amazing animals such as elephants, sun bears and gibbons.

As part of the experience we shall have a guided tour of the sanctuary, where over 450 rescued animals are housed. We’ll then take a break for an included Thai lunch with the workers and volunteers before taking an elephant for her daily walk through the forest for a bath. Following this, we’ll witness feeding time for the bears and monkeys who call this centre their home.

Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Hua Hin.

Sunday 30th April

Today there will be further opportunities for leisure and exploration in the local area.

You may wish to join our optional excursion to Sam Roi Yod National Park. Located an hour south of Hua Hin by road, we’ll pass through pineapple plantations on route to an unspoiled fishing village. Here, we’ll board a fishing boat and sail from Bang Pu Beach to Laem Sa La Beach. From here, it is a half hour climb up to Prayanakorn Cave, an enchanting rock formation that shelters a beautiful Pavilion built by King Rama V. Following our visit to the pavilion, we shall return to the beach where a typical Thai lunch will be served and enjoy a bit of free time before returning to our hotel.

Breakfast & dinner included. Overnight in Hua Hin.

Monday 1st May

Fully rested and rejuvenated from our stay in Hua Hin, we shall continue our holiday in the bustling city of Bangkok. We shall leave Hua Hin in the morning and drive north to Damnoen Saduak, home to Thailand’s most famous floating market. Here, we’ll witness colourfully clad merchants paddling along congested canals in canoes laden with fresh fruit and vegetables. We shall take to the water on a piroque to flow along the hustle and bustle of the market for an immersive experience in Thai bargaining. If you fancy sampling some tropical fruit or purchasing a carved Buddha, then ask for the price and then name yours!

We shall then continue onto Bangkok and check into our centrally located hotel.

Breakfast & dinner included. Overnight in Bangkok.

Tuesday 2nd May

Today we shall embark on a tour of Bangkok and discover the city’s prestigious temples and palaces. We’ll begin with a visit to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha called Wat Pho. This colossal buddhist statue is one of Bangkok’s oldest temples and doused in dazzling gold. We shall then visit the Grand Palace. Constructed in 1782 by King Rama I, this was the centre of power for more than 150 years. The Royal Family is highly respected in Thailand, with large paintings and shrines to them often visible throughout the country. The national anthem is also broadcast daily and shown before films at the cinema. The Palace contains multiple ceremonial rooms and temples, including Thailand’s most revered icon, the emerald Buddha.

We shall also visit Jim Thompson’s house, here we’ll learn the fascinating story of how Jim Thompson fell in love with Thailand and created the market for Thai silk around the world.

Breakfast & dinner included. Overnight in Bangkok.

Wednesday 3rd May

Today will provide the opportunity to pursue your own interests in this exciting city. If you wish to go shopping, you can explore luxurious megamalls or browse quaint stalls in one of the many open-air markets that dot the city. Likewise, cuisine goes from dining in suave restaurants on top of skyscrapers to sampling weird and wonderful creations on the street from food stalls.  There are also ornate temples around every corner that are open to curious visitors as well as cultural and historical museums.

This evening, you may wish to join our optional visit to the theatre for a performance of Siam Niramit. Capturing 700 years of culture, customs and traditions, the epic show comprises monumental set pieces and dozens of performers who brilliantly recreate the ambience of Siam. A traditional Thai dinner is also included at part of the Siam Niramit spectacle.

Breakfast & dinner included. Overnight in Bangkok.

Thursday 4th May

This morning we shall depart Bangkok and transfer to the airport for our journey home.

Breakfast included.