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Thailand

Thailand

The land of smiles

From the frantic busy streets of Bangkok to the pretty resorts of Phuket, from lively Pattaya to the fresh mountain air of Chiang Mai or the island tranquillity of Koh Samui, Thailand’s astounding variety has something to offer everybody – shopping, relaxation, adventure, sport, history and romance. Soaring temples dot the landscape, magnificent beaches stretch for miles, dense jungle covers the northern hills, paddy fields shine in the sun and uninhabited islands invite exploration. Yet, despite this diversity, throughout the country visitors will find a common trait – the courtesy and friendliness of the Thai people. Thai’s enjoy life and no single word in any other language quite equates with the Thai ‘sanuk’, combining the concepts of pleasure, fun and joie de vivre which permeates every aspect of life in Thailand.

Bangkok is known to Thais as ‘Krung Threp’ – the city of angels. It lies on a bend in the Chao Phraya River and possesses an amazing combination of historic sights and up-to-the-minute entertainment from the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, a collection of buildings that unite traditional Thai architecture with the style of the Italian Renaissance, to the nightlife of Patpong; from Wat Po, the Monastery of the Reclining Buddha, containing an enormous statue of the Buddha, to the bustle of the Weekend Market. Floating Market

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Family activities Theme and amusement parks, zoos and cultural venues. Shopping What you can buy – There is an enormous range of beautifully handcrafted items reflecting traditional artisan skills dating back hundreds of years usually at extraordinarily competitive prices, clothes, textiles, silk, cotton and leather products. Where you can buy – Modern department stores, shopping malls, boutiques, night and street markets. Entertainment Thailand’s nightlife is legendary – classical Thai dancing and drama, often modelled on epic tales from Hindu mythology, discothèques, restaurants, nightclubs and bars. Sports and leisure Water sports – Parasailing, diving, snorkelling, windsurfing and deep sea fishing, Thai Kick-boxing, golf, hiking, wellness centres and spas. Events Songkran Festival, Thai New Year (April); Thailand Grand Sale (June – July); Loi Krathong – Festival of Lights (November). Away from the capital, the rest of the country invites exploration. You can travel north into the mountains to Chiang Mai, the modern city sprawling around the walled and moated town that was once the centre of an old Thai kingdom long before Bangkok was founded. Treks run from here through the lands of colourful hill tribes and can include elephant-riding and bamboo rafting. Or head south to Pattaya, once a fishing village bordering sandy beaches and an emerald sea but now one of Asia’s liveliest beach resorts; to Phuket, where the warm, clear waters of the Andaman Sea lap stretches of fine, white sand – yet just inland the forest-clad hills, coconut groves and rubber plantations are centuries away from the entertainment, water sports and modern facilities of the coast; or to Koh Samui, an island off the east coast, with what are probably the best beaches in the country. Whatever your preference, be it exploring jungle trails, marvelling at treasures of the past, experimenting with the sometimes fiery Thai food, enjoying soft adventure tours, or simply lazing in the sun soaking up an enviable tan, Thailand offers an enormous range of choices for your perfect vacation. Sightseeing Palaces, temples, exotic islands, tropical jungles, mountains, tribal villages and floating markets. Accommodation Luxury beach resorts, city centre hotels, romantic hideaways, mountain retreats, golf resorts and island getaways. Honeymoon Dream honeymoons can be enjoyed almost anywhere in Thailand, with Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga Bay, Koh Samui and Koh Chang being particularly recommended.

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It also gives you an intriguing insight into the rural way of life in the mountains of the north. Day 4: Chiang Rai Depart for Doi Mae Salong.Thailand Tours Classical Thailand 8 days/7 nights • Coach tour Bangkok • Phitsanuloke • Chiang Rai • Chiang Mai • Bangkok • Historic city of Srisatchanalai • The Golden Triangle – borders of Thailand. Enjoy a ceremonial northern Thai Kantoke dinner. Day 6: Chiang Mai Visit an elephant camp followed by a visit to Sankampaeng. Day 3: Phitsanuloke – Chiang Rai (460 kilometres) Explore the ruins of the temples and monasteries in the historic city of Srisatchanalai. Day 5: Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai (190 kilometres) A scenic drive takes you to Chiang Mai. Overnight in Chiang Mai. Overnight in Phitsanuloke. Visit the Akha and Yao hill-tribe villages before driving on to Phra Prang Sam Yod Tour available as: • Coach tour – Including luxury coach. where you see magnificent stone carvings. Overnight in Chiang Mai. flights and pre-booked accommodation. a Chinese settlement founded by Kuomintang soldiers. Drive through jungle-clad hills to Chiang Rai. Day 8: Bangkok You could opt to catch up on some last-minute shopping before you transfer to Suvarnabhumi International Airport for your return flight. Day 1: Bangkok Arrive at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Total distance: 1. Then drive to the renowned Golden Triangle where the Ruak and Mekong Rivers meet. Overnight in Bangkok. English-speaking tour guide. Overnight in Chiang Rai. Overnight in Bangkok. 258 . Overnight in Chiang Rai. This tour takes you through the heart of Thailand on a journey that reveals the rich diversity and long history of the country. Day 7: Chiang Mai – Bangkok Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok. Day 2: Bangkok – Phitsanuloke (430 kilometres) Drive to Ayutthaya and on to Lopburi.080 kilometres. where you visit the famous temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. Proceed to Phitsanuloke and visit the revered Buddha statue. Myanmar and Laos • Akha and Yao hill-tribe villages Mae Sai. home to Chiang Mai’s famous cottage industries.

SIAM KEMPINSKI HOTEL FOUR SEASONS HOTEL BANGKOK 259 . antiques. Out and about: Everything from classical dance to lively nightclubs. Diners can run the gamut of the city’s cuisine – from a simple bowl of lemon grass shrimp soup at a floating market. art and architecture that still thrives amongst the high-rises and new shopping centres. silver. revealing not only magnificent palaces and temples but also colourful markets and the everyday life of waterside dwellers. Safari World and Rose Garden. Siam Square and Pratunam Market. to a multi-course meal at one of the many exclusive restaurants. leather goods and Asian artefacts. Places of interest: Cruise the klongs. street markets. Dusit Zoo. Patpong night market. Siam Niramit Show. Wat Pho (Temple of Reclining Buddha). Jim Thompson’s House Museum. Wat Saket (Golden Mount). Siam Water Park. Bangkok is a great place for shopping. offering an enormous choice of locally-made and designer goods at very reasonable prices – whether purchased in one of the modern. the best way to explore Bangkok is to cruise along the rivers and ‘klongs’ (canals). Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). jewellery. the magnificent Grand Palace complex. Silom Road. gems. Average climate in Bangkok J F M A M J J A S O N D MAX 0C 32 33 34 35 34 33 32 32 32 31 31 31 MIN 0C 20 22 24 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 22 20 HRS MM 9 8 9 9 8 8 6 5 5 5 7 9 9 5 20 36 58 198 160 160 174 306 206 65 Daily maximum and minimum averages are guides only and may vary. ranging from classical dance and Thai boxing to the pulsating nightlife of Patpong and the night markets in Pratunam. For the family: Dreamworld Theme Park. Emerald Buddha Temple. air-conditioned malls or the exhilarating atmosphere of traditional markets. For sightseers. rattan furniture. Best buys: Silk. lacquerware. Good shopping places are the Central World (old World Trade Centre) shopping complex. closer inspection reveals a magical Oriental metropolis. The Thai’s light-hearted attitude and determination to enjoy life to the full is evident in Bangkok’s abundant entertainment. containing a splendid heritage of culture.Bangkok Bangkok The city of angels Whilst a visitor’s first impression may be that Bangkok is merely another lively modern city.

Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. Here. bathrobe. you will see the interesting and informative Thai Village Show. iron and safe. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. doll making. Around the Rose Garden are villagers working at traditional crafts – silk weaving. shopping arcade. During the boat ride you will pass orchards. LCD TV with iPod connection. as well as an ordination ceremony into monkhood. Executive Rooms: Additionally these rooms have access to the Executive Lounge and are located on the higher floors. beauty salon. Deluxe Rooms: Air-conditioning. mat weaving. hairdryer. In addition to the show. pottery making. umbrella painting. enabling visitors to experience first-hand rural Thai lifestyle. babysitting. a beautifully landscaped 70-acre botanical park by the Ta Chine River. The luxurious health spa offers the perfect getaway to help soothe away the stress of modern life with rejuvenating packages specially created by highly skilled. The klongs facilitate easy transfer of fruits. Rose Garden JW Marriott Bangkok Location: Sukhumvit Road. traditional teak houses and see the klong-dwellers going about their daily lives. This hotel is located in the central business. making it a preferred hotel for leisure travellers. spa. the hotel offers an exciting choice of stylish dining venues. board a long-tail boat and navigate the ‘Klongs’ (canals) built around 1866. three bars. Embedded in the cultural traditions of Thai hospitality. Deluxe Room 260 . business centre. The hotel offers pleasant respite from the urban bustle of Sukhumvit Road. From Damnoen Saduak we drive to the Rose Garden. safety deposit boxes. Khon mask carving. trained therapists. cock fighting and fencing. Seven restaurants. fitness centre. aerobics room. entertainment and shopping district with easy access to Central World. 24-hour room service. Here. where the Cultural Centre recreates a typical Thai village. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. sauna. minibar. there are demonstrations of Thai boxing. Damnoen Saduak is one of the largest and most colourful floating markets in the country. the JW Marriott Bangkok embraces a new attitude to travelling with the touches and comforts of home while providing a genuine personalised environment with ample choices of innovative dining for a memorable experience. A complete culinary experience under one roof. friendly ambience and attention to detail combine to provide a fine standard in comfort and service. tea and coffee. Facilities: 441 rooms and suites. Wi-Fi. flowers and vegetables. the sky train as well as to Bumrungrad International Hospital. garland making and the intricate working of silver and lacquerware. steam bath and massage. Its luxurious interiors.Bangkok Excursions/Hotels Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Rose Garden Full-day seat-in-coach and boat excursion with lunch Enjoy your drive through attractive countryside to Damnoen Saduak about 100 kilometres west of Bangkok. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 33 kilometres away. Siam Paragon and MBK shopping malls. fruit carving.

This hotel is close to the Silom shopping and business district and is a paragon of contemporary luxury and rich history. Facilities: 303 rooms and suites. Air-conditioning. tea and coffee. Deluxe Room Siam Kempinski Hotel Location: City centre. LCD TV. fitness centre. Wi-Fi. fax machine. hand-painted silk ceilings. spa. Each room features a spacious balcony and complimentary internet access. massage and squash court. 24-hour room service. safety deposit boxes. business centre. hairdresser. spa. intricate artwork. babysitting. data ports. iron and safe. sauna. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. Facilities: 354 rooms and suites. an impressive lobby and glorious gardens makes the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok the ideal choice for those who enjoy luxurious living. minibar. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. Sports and leisure: Two outdoor pools. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 35 kilometres away. shops. 261 . Hotels Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok Location: City centre. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. safety deposit boxes. tennis courts.Bangkok Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Location: Chao Phraya riverside. sauna. aerobics room. bar. steam bath and massage. the hotel is a luxurious oasis in the heart of Bangkok. iPod docking station. beauty salon. Facilities: 393 rooms and suites. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 35 kilometres away. valet service. two bars. 24-hour room service. bar. TV. refrigerator and safe. 24-hour room service. squash courts and jogging track. Traditional Thai architecture. beauty salon. Superior River Wing Rooms: Superior River Wing Room Air-conditioning. Deluxe Rooms: These rooms offer garden views and have a separate seating area. TV. sauna. aerobic classes. CD. hairdryer. health centre. bathrobe. tea and coffee and safe. bathrobe. The Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok offers exquisite accommodation as well as gracious hospitality. business centre. Eight restaurants. spa. business centre. Lobby hairdryer. Check-in: 1300 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. babysitting. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 36 kilometres away. It is strategically located in the heart of Bangkok’s shopping district. Four restaurants. DVD player. massage. shopping arcade. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. Check-in: 1500 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. A truly legendary hotel located along the fabled Chao Phraya River or River of Kings. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. steam bath. Five restaurants. Deluxe Rooms: Air-conditioning. Wi-Fi. minibar. fitness centre. babysitting. golf driving net. Ideally located just a few steps from Siam Paragon shopping mall and offering the finest new rooms and suites. shopping arcade.

TV. Five restaurants. Deluxe Rooms: Air-conditioning. high speed internet. shops. jacuzzi. bathrobe. it certainly makes Millennium Hilton Bangkok one of the city’s landmark entertainment and dining hot-spots. shopping arcade. business centre. sauna. Facilities: 543 rooms and suites. minibar. spa. business centre. tea and coffee and safe. business centre. tennis court and table tennis. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. hairdryer. 24-hour room service. fitness centre. sauna. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. Overlooking the Chao Phraya River. Towering majestically above Chao Phraya River. minibar. Suitable for the physically challenged. Check-in: 1400 hours Deluxe Room Check-out: 1200 hours. Facilities: 569 rooms and suites. this is one of the very few hotels on the riverside with all rooms offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the river. hairdresser. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. beauty salon. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. Deluxe River View Rooms: Air-conditioning. TV. aerobics. Four restaurants. beauty salon.Bangkok Millennium Hilton Bangkok Location: On the Chao Phraya riverside – Downtown. massage. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 38 kilometres away. Hotels Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers Location: On the Chao Phraya riverside – Downtown. two bars. steam bath. iron and safe. 24-hour fitness centre. Check-in: 1400 hours Deluxe Room Check-out: 1200 hours. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 45 kilometres away. With its unique offerings of Zeta Bar and Three Sixty Lounge on the 32nd floor offering 360 degree panoramic views across the river and beyond. bathrobe. This hotel is located in the shopping and business district of Pratunam and within walking distance to Central World and the famous Erawan Shrine. 262 . It combines the luxury of spacious rooms. fine restaurants and extensive recreational facilities. hairdryer. Deluxe River View Room Amari Watergate Hotel & Spa Location: City centre. babysitting. Sports and leisure: Two outdoor pools and children’s pool. babysitting. table tennis and squash court. 24-hour room service. spa. shopping arcade. TV. hairdryer. Four restaurants. minibar. DVD. spa. data ports. Facilities: 734 rooms and suites. data ports. the hotel boasts sweeping city and river views. Deluxe Rooms: Air-conditioning. data port. massage. mini golf. bathrobe. two bars. beauty salon. sauna and jacuzzi. tea and coffee and safe. hairdresser. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. 24-hour room service (provides a variety of Middle Eastern cuisine). tea and coffee. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 40 kilometres away. fitness centre. two bars.

Two restaurants. Premier Rooms: Additionally these rooms are located in the Crown Tower. three bars and an English pub. hairdryer. bathrobe. data port. in the heart of Bangkok’s commercial. business centre. sauna. steam room and massage rooms. Deluxe Rooms: Additionally these rooms are larger and are better-appointed. iron and safe. bathrobe. tea and coffee and safe. This hotel is located on Silom Road. Set on fashionable Sukhumvit Road. Superior Rooms: Air-conditioning. sauna. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. With the sky train station located next to the hotel. minibar and tea and coffee. fitness centre. Superior Rooms: These rooms are located in the Plaza Tower. massage and tennis court. minibar. minibar. TV (includes Arabic channel). jacuzzi. Facilities: 414 rooms and suites. tea and coffee. business centre. Hotels Majestic Grande Location: Off Sukhumvit Road. data ports. sauna. TV. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 28 kilometres away. jacuzzi and squash court. babysitting. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 40 kilometres away. Air-conditioning. beauty salon. It is within walking distance to the sky train station. Three restaurants. This stylish boutique hotel enjoys a convenient central location close to the business. data port. Five restaurants. Fitness First Health Club. Check-in: 1400 hours Grande Superior Room Check-out: 1200 hours. 24-hour room service. it is conveniently linked to the city’s main commercial district and many of its leading tourist attractions. TV. steam bath. TV. Grande Superior Rooms: Air-conditioning. Holiday Inn Silom Bangkok Location: Silom Road. tea and coffee and safe. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. 24-hour room service and business centre. jewellery and entertainment heaven. Check-in: 1200 hours Superior Room Check-out: 1200 hours. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. 263 . bar. shopping and entertainment districts. Facilities: 251 rooms and suites. Air-conditioning. fitness centre. bathrobe. interconnecting and nonsmoking rooms. Facilities: 700 rooms and suites. data ports. It is just a five-minute walk to the sky train station. jacuzzi. hairdryer. minibar. The Majestic Grande combines contemporary décor and state-of-the-art technology with a warmth of hospitality which is uniquely Thai.Bangkok The Landmark Bangkok Location: Sukhumvit Road. The Landmark Bangkok is an established hotel offering five-star facilities and services for both the leisure and business traveller. refrigerator. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 50 kilometres away. shopping arcade. hairdryer. shopping. Grande Deluxe Rooms: Additionally these rooms offer generous lounge and working areas and larger closets. 24-hour room service (includes an Arabian menu). babysitting. Check-in: 1400 hours Premier Room Check-out: 1200 hours.

minibar. shopping and entertainment areas. The hotel is located in a quiet residential street within walking distance of Sukhumvit Road – the heart of Bangkok’s business. the bustling commercial. Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok Location: Off Sukhumvit Road. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 30 kilometres away. fitness centre and traditional massage. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 32 kilometres away. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. sauna and massage. Facilities: 309 rooms and suites. babysitting and non-smoking rooms. The hotel combines efficient service with charming Thai hospitality. Air-conditioning. Deluxe Rooms: Additionally these rooms are larger and have a bathtub and a shower cubicle. 24-hour room service. Five restaurants. hairdresser. Restaurant. Sports and leisure: Swimming pool. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. Apartments: Additionally these have well-equipped pantries. hairdryer. two bars. fitness room and spa. Silver Room Hotels/Apartments Amari Boulevard Hotel Location: Off Sukhumvit Road. Superior Rooms: These rooms are located in the Siam Wing. embassy. business centre. They are located in the Krungthep Wing. Silver Rooms: Air-conditioning. bar. data ports. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. Check-in: 1400 hours Superior Room Check-out: 1200 hours. ensuring visitors a memorable stay. tea and coffee and safe. In the immediate area is “Little Middles East” street and sky train. babysitting and non-smoking rooms. entertainment. Deluxe Room 264 . Superior Rooms: Air-conditioning. TV. TV. data ports. business and nightlife areas. tea and coffee and safe. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 28 kilometres away. shops. business centre. 24-hour room service. Facilities: 386 rooms and suites. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. business centre. souvenir shop. TV. minibar. tea and coffee and safe. hairdryer. fitness centre. Facilities: 407 rooms and suites. The architecture is contemporary and stylish and the hotel features luxurious rooms and suites and offers guests a wide selection of room sizes and views. minibar. The hotel is ideally located in the heart of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road. This hotel is located close to the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre and is within walking distance of the shopping.Managed by Accor Location: City centre.Bangkok Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok . laundry. Two restaurants. Deluxe Rooms: Additionally these rooms are on higher floors with additional amenities. Soi 5. babysitting. 24-hour room service. spa. hairdryer. bar. shopping and entertainment district and close to the sky train station.

Just a short boat ride from Koh Phi Phi Don is uninhabited Koh Phi Phi Leh and exquisite Maya Bay which was the backdrop for the cult movie ‘The Beach’. Out and about: Patong houses the island’s entertainment scene. while the other end has outstanding beaches from which you can swim. Connected to the mainland by a bridge. Sporting attractions: Golf and water sports. a laid-back lifestyle and turquoise waters teeming with colourful marine life. 265 . Phuket Fantasea. One end of the island consists of steep cliffs. Phuket Joyland. where the fusion of Chinese and Portuguese influences have combined with the traditions of the Chao Naam. We recommend that you take swimsuits. Karon and Phuket Town also offer a diverse range of clubs and nightspots. fishing. Phi Phi and Phang Nga islands. Places of interest: Chalong temple. Phi Phi Leh also houses the Viking Cave. including diving. transfer cargo or make repairs. sandals or slippers and sun lotion. Kata. meaning Chicken Island – so called because of a bizarre rock formation that resembles the head of a chicken. For the family: Phuket Aquarium. Koh Phi Phi Island The voyage continues to Koh Phi Phi Don.Phuket Koh Phi Phi Island RENAISSANCE PHUKET RESORT & SPA ANANTARA PHUKET JW MARRIOTT PHUKET RESORT & SPA Mai Kao Beach Excursions Phuket Thailand’s popular playground Located approximately 860 kilometres south of Bangkok on Thailand’s west coast is Phuket. Best buys: Large department stores are located in Phuket Town. spectacular scenery of soaring limestone cliffs. once a haunt of pirates who sheltered here to escape the monsoon winds. Transfer from your hotel to the pier for an exhilarating speedboat trip to Koh Kai. Dino Park and Phuket Fantasea. Thalang and Patong. Phuket Water Ski Cableways. Return to your hotel in the evening. sailing and snorkelling. Karon Beach Bang Tao Beach Kamala Beach BANYAN TREE PHUKET PATONG BEACH HOTEL Patong Beach MILLENNIUM RESORT PATONG Kata Beach HILTON PHUKET ARCADIA RESORT & SPA MÖVENPICK RESORT & SPA KARON BEACH PHUKET Cape Panwa Koh Phi Phi and Koh Kai Island tour Full-day speedboat excursion with lunch Maya Bay This exciting excursion takes you to some of the loveliest islands in South-East Asia. the indigenous sea-faring people. evening cultural entertainment show. snorkel and even feed bananas to the fish. a picture-postcard tropic island with fine sandy beaches. old Phuket Town. Phuket has retained a distinctive culture. a refreshing lack of roads. the country’s largest island.

24-hour room service. spa. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. babysitting. Lying between the sun-kissed beaches and green forests of Sirinath National Park. biking. Deluxe Rooms: All rooms have an Deluxe Room outdoor seating area. Six restaurants. Nestled on the gleaming white sands of Mai Khao Beach. the Anantara Phuket’s collection of private pool villas lie nestled amongst tropical gardens of jasmine and coconut palms. volleyball and non-motorised water sports. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. iron and safe. Air-conditioning. safety deposit boxes and babysitting. minibar. This resort is spread over 11 hectares of exquisite tropical gardens with three swimming pools. Check-in: 1500 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. safety deposit boxes. tea and coffee. safety deposit boxes. exquisite food and contemporary architectural design. Deluxe Rooms: All rooms have a balcony or terrace and offer views of the garden or pool. jacuzzi. tea and coffee and safe. Deluxe Room Anantara Phuket Location: Mai Khao Beach. massage. massage. DVD player. spa. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. tennis courts. sauna. the Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa is the ultimate retreat for a relaxing vacation. jacuzzi. shopping arcade. TV. Facilities: 180 rooms. fitness centre. iPod docking station. children’s activities. shops. Air-conditioning. Phuket International Airport is 15 kilometres away. 24-hour room service. Four restaurants. Facilities: 265 rooms and suites. fitness centre. sauna.Phuket Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa Location: Mai Khao Beach. Wi-Fi. DVD player. minibar. Wi-Fi. freshwater ponds and naturally preserved coastal wetlands overlooking the Andaman Sea on the beautiful Mai Khao Beach. minibar. while a lagoon meanders alongside. Phuket International Airport is 16 kilometres away. business centre. TV. three restaurants. five bars. jogging trail. shops. tea and coffee and safe. Private Pool Villas: All villas have an outdoor private pool with an open-air living sala. Guests can enjoy this resort’s legendary Thai hospitality. tennis courts. spa. Check-in: 1500 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. Wi-Fi. TV. biking and non-motorised water sports. Hotels JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa Location: Mai Khao Beach. massage. steam bath. bars. Air-conditioning. fitness room. children’s activities. steam bath. volleyball and nonmotorised water sports. two bars. Facilities: 82 private pool villas. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. sauna. in-room dining. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pools. suites and villas. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. babysitting. DVD player. Private Pool Villa 266 . Phuket International Airport is 15 kilometres away.

The Movenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket is designed to take you away from the frenetic pace of modern day life. rock climbing wall and water sports. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. archery. TV. billiards. minibar. iron and safe. shops. Pool Villas: Additionally these villas have their own pool. hairdryer. beach volleyball. safety deposit boxes. Four restaurants. sauna. Phuket International Airport is 48 kilometres away. four tennis courts. basketball court. Seven restaurants. Facilities: 470 rooms and suites. hairdresser. 24-hour room service. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. minibar. Set in 40 acres of tropical paradise with lush foliage and sprawling golden sands. spa. Garden View Rooms: Private balcony. minibar. fitness centre. spa. Deluxe Villas: Each villa is located within a secluded garden. jacuzzi. bathrobe. beauty salon. biking and water sports. 24-hour room service. Facilities: 205 rooms and apartments. 267 . massage. jacuzzi. massage. internet. fitness centre. Check-in: 1400 hours Garden View Room Check-out: 1200 hours. the hotel is located on its own secluded beach of the Andaman Sea and cove. TV. Phuket International Airport is 22 kilometres away. Banyan Tree Phuket is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. the resort offers easy access to Phuket’s popular attractions. babysitting and non-smoking rooms.Phuket Banyan Tree Phuket Location: Laguna area. hairdryer. mini golf. table tennis and outdoor playground. 18-hole golf course. Air-conditioning. aromatherapy. business centre. Facilities: 149 villas. safety deposit boxes and babysitting. children’s club. Bordered by the Andaman Sea. luxury and romance. TV. Located steps away from the beach. tea and coffee and safe. beach soccer. Deluxe Villa Hotels Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort Location: Relax Bay. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pools. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket Location: Karon Beach. Deluxe Room tea and coffee. jacuzzi. Wi-Fi. steam rooms. nightclub. air-conditioning. sauna. three bars. Check-in: 1500 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. library. Banyan Tree Gallery. steam bath. children’s activities. this exotic hideaway boasts only the finest facilities and ambience. tea and coffee. shopping arcade. massage. Sports and leisure: Two outdoor pools. spa. safety deposit boxes. 10 restaurants. Phuket International Airport is 45 kilometres away. Airconditioning. Exuding seclusion. Deluxe Rooms: These rooms are located in the main building and have garden or ocean views. games room. beauty salon. two bars. 24-hour room service. Check-in: 1500 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. babysitting. three tennis courts. three bars. fitness centre. two squash courts. volleyball. iron and safe.

data ports. steam bath. aerobics room. discothéque. Phuket International Airport is 48 kilometres away. Facilities: 245 rooms and suites. Facilities: 606 rooms and suites. fitness centre. three bars. Sports and leisure: Three outdoor pools. Air-conditioning. Check-in: 1400 hours Deluxe Room Check-out: 1200 hours. shopping arcade. massage. Guest Room hairdryer. safety deposit boxes. library. Restaurant. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. tea and coffee and safe. minibar. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. stretches over 75 acres of beautifully landscaped tropical gardens. Facilities: 418 rooms and suites. shops. 24-hour room service. 268 . bathrobe. Four restaurants. sauna and massage. Guest Rooms: These rooms offer sea views. 24-hour room service. bathrobe. Deluxe Room Patong Beach Hotel Location: Patong area. massage three tennis and two squash courts. Four restaurants. safety deposit boxes. have a balcony and elegant furniture. tea and coffee. Sports and leisure: Spa. minibar. iron and safe. jacuzzi. Air-conditioning. LCD TV. 24-hour room service. This village style resort. air-conditioning. Superior Rooms: Private balcony. situated on Karon Beach. babysitting. fitness centre. aromatherapy and Thai massage. The hotel is located in the heart of Patong beach and a short stroll away from the entertainment and nightlife area. TV. TV. Deluxe Rooms: Additionally these rooms offer a sea view. lush gardens or the swimming pool. business centre. sauna. The hotel has two separate wings that are connected to a shopping mall. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. Deluxe Rooms: Additionally these rooms are in the lakeside wing. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. iPod docking station. iron and safe. Phuket International Airport is 45 kilometres away. Phuket International Airport is 45 kilometres away. business centre. steam rooms. bathrobe.Phuket Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Location: Karon Beach. This magnificent hotel is located in the heart of one of Phuket’s most vibrant and popular areas making it the perfect location for an enjoyable holiday with friends and family. spa. minibar. bars. Superior Rooms: These rooms are located in the beachside wing. spa. tea and coffee. balcony and have a separate seating area. safety deposit boxes and babysitting. Hotels Millennium Resort Patong Location: Patong area. The hotel offers sweeping views of the Andaman Sea. shopping arcade. cool off in one of the three pools at the resort or take a free scuba diving lesson. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. Wi-Fi. Unwind with a traditional Thai massage. babysitting.

which means ‘south-west monsoon wind’ in Thai. elephant training farms and temples. 14 kilometres north of Pattaya City is Mini Siam. nobility and the upper echelons of Thai society because the area features a unique micro-climate with more hours of sunshine than in the surrounding regions. Other noteworthy Pattaya attractions include botanical gardens. Wat Hua Hin Places of interest: Pattaya – Mini Siam and Mini Europe. is approximately 150 kilometres from Bangkok. Nong Nooch. snorkelling. It’s literally where east meets west. Pattaya Thailand’s premier resort Pattaya. which offers a comprehensive tour of Thailand’s highlights on a miniature scale. Underwater World. With shallow waters near the beach.Pattaya/Hua Hin Pattaya & Hua Hin Thailand resorts Tropical Gardens Pattaya fewer undercurrents and smaller waves. Pa La-U Waterfall. orchid farms. Hua Hin Thailand’s royal beach resort Hua Hin has for decades been the preferred seaside resort of the Thai royal family. Wat Yansangwararam and the Pattaya Elephant Village. scuba diving. windsurfing and sea-kayaking. paragliding. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. it is ideal for children. 269 . both in colour and character and is probably the most cosmopolitan place in Thailand after Bangkok. Hua Hin – Kaeng Krachan National Park. development is less sprawling. Hua Hin – Elephant Village. Traditional dance performance For the family: Pattaya – Pattaya Amusement Park. The charm of Hua Hin is that it still retains its fishing village serenity while co-existing with the bustling centre of a modern luxury beach resort. As Hua Hin is a much older resort. go-karting and the popular Night Market. Pattaya will appeal to water sports enthusiasts who enjoy swimming. although today it is undergoing rapid expansion. sapphire mines. Klai Kangwon Palace and Khao Sam Roi Yot. featuring miniature reproductions of Thailand’s major cultural and archaeological sites and Europe too.

Check-in: 1400 hours Deluxe Premier Room Check-out: 1200 hours. business centre. minibar. babysitting. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. hairdryer. two bars. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. beauty salon. balcony and have a separate seating area. air-conditioning. safety deposit boxes. Air-conditioning. iPod docking station. Wi-Fi. iron and safe. overlooking Pattaya beach and the bay. data ports. safety deposit boxes. business centre. Facilities: 367 rooms and suites. Deluxe Premier Rooms: Additionally these rooms offer a sea view. limited hours of room service. jacuzzi. Relax and enjoy a swim in one of the three pools at the hotel or a massage in the luxurious Tea Tree spa. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 122 kilometres away. bathrobe. LCD TV. children’s pool. minibar. two bars. hairdryer. Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 125 kilometres away. Guest Rooms: These rooms offer sea views. children’s activities. massage and tennis courts. Guest Room Pattaya Marriott Resort & Spa Location: South Pattaya. windsurfing and parasailing nearby. Two restaurants. Three restaurants. Holiday Inn Pattaya is a relaxing haven in an idyllic setting. 24-hour room service. tea and coffee. the hotel is situated atop the new Central Festival Pattaya Beach Complex. fitness centre. All rooms have floor to ceiling windows and balconies. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. with enchanting sea views. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is 122 kilometres away. Sports and leisure: Three outdoor pools. LCD TV. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. bathrobe. tea and coffee and safe. Guest Room Hotels Holiday Inn Pattaya Location: City centre. shopping arcade. Go-karting. iron and safe. Facilities: 302 rooms and suites. spa. the resort overlooks the beach and the Gulf of Siam. Five restaurants. 24-hour room service. spa. fitness centre.Pattaya Hilton Pattaya Location: City centre. Set in the heart of the city. shopping arcade. Guest Rooms: These rooms offer sea views and have a balcony. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. Deluxe Rooms: Private balcony. babysitting and non-smoking rooms. tea and coffee. water-skiing. safety deposit boxes. minibar. sauna. business centre. jet-skiing. Facilities: 296 rooms and suites. fitness centre. All rooms offer balconies and sea views. 270 . steam bath and massage. TV. Wi-Fi. Airconditioning. steam bath and massage. three bars. shopping arcade. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. Located close to all the main shopping and entertainment centres in Pattaya. hairdryer. sauna. babysitting.

fitness room. jacuzzi. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. massage. Ideally located. business centre. airconditioning. Superior Room air-conditioning. jacuzzi and massage. The resort is an ideal getaway from the stress of modern day living. babysitting. Wi-Fi. Resorts Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa Location: Hua Hin Beach. babysitting. shops. beach volleyball and children’s playground. shops. spa. Holiday Inn Resort Regent Beach Cha-Am sits amidst 40 acres of lush tropical gardens on an unparalleled stretch of beachfront. minibar. minibar. tea and coffee and safe. children’s activities. TV. Wi-Fi. tennis courts. Facilities: 119 rooms and suites. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. pool table. 24-hour room service. 24-hour room service. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. Hua Hin Airport is 15 kilometres away. air-conditioning. Enjoy panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand from the beachfront Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa. Four restaurants. located in the heart of the royal town of Hua Hin. basketball. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. tea and coffee. Superior Rooms: Private balcony.Hua Hin InterContinental Hua Hin Resort Location: Hua Hin Beach. A resort town within a resort. sauna. shops. Wi-Fi. TV. spa. children’s activities. bar. minibar. this resort is perfectly located on prime beachfront and offers easy access to some of the most spectacular golf courses nearby. DVD player. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. beauty salon. Three restaurants. Hua Hin Airport is 14 kilometres away. the accommodation is sumptuously designed to please the most discerning traveller. fitness room. Three restaurants. babysitting. business centre. Along with state-of-the-art amenities. the hotel features two lagoon-style swimming pools and offers an extensive range of recreational and dining options. sauna. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. Inspired by the Maruekhathaivawan Summer Palace built by King Rama VI. TV. Grand Deluxe Rooms: Private Grand Deluxe Room balcony. Facilities: 560 rooms and suites. Guest Room Holiday Inn Resort Regent Beach Cha-Am Location: Cha-Am Beach. playground. iPod docking station. squash courts. squash and tennis courts. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pools. chess. beauty salon. games room. three bars. 271 . Facilities: 296 rooms and suites. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. children’s activities. Hua Hin Airport is 14 kilometres away. Guest Rooms: Private balcony. fitness centre. business centre. The resort is an ideal place for a fun-filled getaway. tea and coffee and safe. iron and safe. bar. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms.

The Monkey Theatre (the monkey show is followed by a coconut picking performance and an elephant show). warm sheltered seas and easy-going people with a ready smile. Much of the province has been designated a national park. coconut plantations and an incredible variety of tranquil beaches. Snake Farm. Koh Samui – Big Buddha statue – this is a monumental landmark on the north coast of Samui. Koh Samui The island of tranquillity Just an hour’s flight from the teeming streets of Bangkok lies the peaceful island of Koh Samui. Samui Butterfly Garden. Krabi is also an adventure playground for those who like to get ‘out and about. dining and entertainment to satisfy the most demanding holidaymaker. Koh Samui combines natural beauty with an exceptionally high standard of hotels. which translates to ‘shell cemetery’. For the family: Krabi – Khao Phanom Bencha National Park and the floating muslim village of Koh Pan Yi. Koh Samui maintains the feel of a tropical beach island. Even today no building is taller than a palm tree and the beaches are long. The pace is unhurried and many beaches can only be reached by boat. clean and pristine. sailing.Krabi/Koh Samui Krabi & Koh Samui Thailand getaways Ang Thong National Marine Park Krabi An exclusive getaway Located on southern Thailand’s east coast. Krabi is a great place to relax. dotted with quaint local villages. prime diving sites and offers comparative solitude. makes this stunningly beautiful area one of the best places to holiday in Thailand. sandy palm-fringed beaches. Susan Hoi. Classic virgin beaches fringed with towering limestone formations. spas and other facilities that provide the luxury. Krabi offers outstanding natural beauty. Koh Samui – Samui Waterfalls. With its green mountainous interior. In addition to offering beautiful scenery and relaxing ambience. the third largest of a group of nearly 100 beautiful tropical islands in the Gulf of Thailand. snorkelling. a place where fossilized shells lie perfectly preserved. Places of interest: Krabi – Wat Tham Sua of ‘Tiger Cave’ known for its natural rock impressions of tiger paws. it is one of Thailand’s most delightful resorts. bird-watching. includes several coral-fringed islands. Ang Thong National Marine Park. colourful coral reefs. island hopping and sightseeing are just a few activities that one can pursue.’ Kayaking. Namuang Waterfall 272 . The Ko Lanta National Park.

interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pools. babysitting. TV. safety deposit boxes. butler service. Wi-Fi. 24-hour room service. Four restaurants. Krabi International Airport is 21 kilometres away. safety deposit boxes. This exclusive reserve offers an ideal getaway for those who appreciate a luxurious sanctuary tucked away in one of the most exquisite corners of the world. the resort offers stunning sunset views over the Andaman Sea and it is a perfect hideaway for those seeking peace and quiet. children’s activities. children’s activities. babysitting. jacuzzi. air-conditioning. beach volleyball. snorkelling and windsurfing. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. minibar. steam bath. tennis court. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. minibar. air-conditioning. Facilities: 54 pavilions and villas. the resort offers all that guests desire in a tropical paradise. 273 . oceanfront pools. business centre. Resorts Hotel Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort Location: Klong Muang Beach. minibar. indigenous flavours and the most attentive personalised service for the experience of a lifetime. TV. the Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort promises gorgeous views. steam bath. 24-hour room service. safety deposit boxes. air-conditioning. ceiling fan. massage. a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Location: Phulay Bay. yoga and pilates studio. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. spa. five bars. It offers a refined casual setting. Krabi International Airport is 26 kilometres away. Facilities: 276 rooms and suites. iron and safe. business centre. Three restaurants. fitness centre. children’s activities. shop. iron and safe. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. With a white sand beachfront location. tennis court and golf. Superior Rooms: Private balcony. jacuzzi. tea and coffee. lush gardens and lovely Thai style accommodation. Krabi International Airport is 24 kilometres away. fitness centre. Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort Location: Klong Muang Beach. Located right on the Klong Muang Beach. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. Resort Pavilions: Private verandah with lounge bed. spa. three bars. Facilities: 246 rooms and suites. spa. Superior Room Superior Rooms: Private balcony. tea and coffee. Resort Pavilion Wi-Fi. Check-in: 1400 hours Superior Room Check-out: 1200 hours. jacuzzi. sauna. steam bath.Krabi Phulay Bay. 24-hour room service. tea and coffee and safe. Five restaurants. DVD player. babysitting and non-smoking rooms. The resort’s elegant colonial and spacious design combines western luxury with an authentic Thai feel. With two inviting beachfront pools and several hammocks plotted in the vast tropical gardens. bar. data ports. TV. massage. massage. iPod docking station. sauna. sauna.

against a spectacular setting of powdery golden sands and unspoiled waters. Resorts Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui Location: Bangpo Beach. DVD player. business services. steam bath. sauna. TV. air-conditioning. One-Bedroom Villa 274 . business centre. three bars. babysitting and non-smoking rooms. three restaurants. fitness centre. 24-hour room service. The W Retreat – Koh Samui is a sublime architectural tribute to beach chic on Samui’s most serene and pristine northern coast. safety deposit boxes. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. beach volleyball. Wi-Fi. shops. Facilities: 80 villas. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. kayaking and snorkelling. Wi-Fi. yoga. One-Bedroom Villas: Private infinity pool. massage. fitness centre. beauty salon. massage. children’s activities. sauna. business centre. Facilities: 75 rooms. One-Bedroom Villas: Private infinity pool. tennis court. tea and coffee. set just a few steps from an idyllic white sand beach offering stunning sunset views. Koh Samui Airport is 36 kilometres away. shops. DVD player. tea and coffee. iPod docking station. air-conditioning. iron and safe. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. The Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is an away-from-it-all hillside resort located on the mystical Gulf of Siam. spa. air-conditioning. iron and safe. children’s activities. This resort boasts unobstructed ocean views and a range of sumptuous amenities guaranteed to please the most discerning traveller.Koh Samui W Retreat – Koh Samui Location: Mae Nam Beach. spa. DVD player. iPod docking station. The resort features accommodation with private pools. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. iron and safe. minibar. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. massage. Check-in: 1400 hours Jungle Oasis Room Check-out: 1200 hours. sauna. two bars. 24-hour room service. spa. Experience complete luxury at the stylish Conrad Koh Samui. safety deposit boxes. library. Conrad Koh Samui Location: Aow Thai Beach. ceiling fan. the most sophisticated technology and intuitive local touches. One-Bedroom Villa minibar. tea and coffee. sea and islands. safety deposit boxes. 24-hour room service. Wi-Fi. bar. library. babysitting and non-smoking rooms. fitness centre. two restaurants. The resort features spacious Thai villas wrapped in tropical gardens with an amphitheatre of sky. tennis courts. minibar. catamaran sailing. kayaking and snorkelling. iPod docking station. hiking. Facilities: 74 villas. Jungle Oasis Rooms: Private pools and patios. four restaurants. jacuzzi. yoga and snorkelling. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. Koh Samui Airport is 20 kilometres away. TV. Koh Samui Airport is eight kilometres away. TV.

iron and safe. fitness centre. jacuzzi. library. tea and coffee and safe. minibar. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pools. Four restaurants. minibar. sauna. air-conditioning. water-skiing and sailing. business centre. Stylish. Deluxe Rooms: Air-conditioning. spa. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. TV. shopping gallery. games room. air-conditioning. three bars. Resorts Renaissance Koh Samui Resort & Spa Location: Lamai Bay. It offers special Thai hospitality which combines the spirit and culture of the island. three bars. Grand Deluxe Rooms: Private Grand Deluxe Room balcony or terrace. safety deposit boxes. Deluxe Sea View Rooms: Balcony. spa. fitness centre. sauna. business centre. library. beauty salon. TV. babysitting and non-smoking rooms. jacuzzi and massage.Koh Samui Melati Beach Resort & Spa Location: Thongson Bay. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui Location: Chaweng Beach. 24-hour room service. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. tea and coffee and safe. hairdryer. yoga. Two restaurants. The resort is set in an expansive and lush tropical landscape. featuring a magnificent waterfall. Koh Samui Airport is 11 kilometres away. shops. business centre. shop. fitness centre. villas and suites. safety deposit boxes. bathrobe. elegant surroundings with Asian décor make for an inspiring experience. This colonial-style hotel stretches along six acres of Samui’s finest beach and is only a five-minute walk from Chaweng centre. hairdryer. The resort is only minutes from the shopping and nightlife of Chaweng. Two restaurants. two bars. children’s activities. Facilities: 203 rooms and suites. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pools. aerobics. hairdresser. spa. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool and children’s pool. sauna. interconnecting and non-smoking rooms. minibar. tea and coffee. It’s the perfect intimacy of a secluded island village. It is an ideal destination for those seeking romance or true relaxation. 24-hour room service. tropical gardens with stunning views across the mesmerising blue sea of Lamai Bay. children’s activities. data ports. Koh Samui Airport is 25 kilometres away. Koh Samui Airport is 10 kilometres away. Melati Beach Resort & Spa offers unrivalled luxury while celebrating traditional Thai village design. two tennis courts. Check-in: 1400 hours Deluxe Room Check-out: 1200 hours. TV. massage. Deluxe Sea View Room 275 . Set in fragrant. Facilities: 78 rooms and villas. massage. kayaking and snorkelling. Wi-Fi. 24-hour room service. Facilities: 77 rooms. the hotel is set on a hill that gently slopes down to an exclusive quiet beach.

The renowned celadon pottery. Best buys: An interesting aspect of shopping in Chiang Mai is its night market’s. We also stop at the Cottage Industry Centre. hand-painted parasols. a shoppers paradise. once notorious as the centre of the opium trade.Chiang Mai Excursions Chiang Mai The rose of the north Named ‘rose of the north’ for the abundance of flowers that thrive in the cool mountain climate. witness how the perseverance of the people has revived their once deteriorated forests. Later visit the Akha and Yao hill tribes and on to the Doi Tung Development Project. Mae Ka Chan hot spring and Rong Khun. river rafting or four-wheel drive safaris discovering unspoiled landscapes dotted with the traditional villages of colourful hill-tribe people. before arriving at Chiang Rai. Note: The price does not include Elephant riding at Mae Saa Elephant Camp. The more adventurous can explore this fascinating region by trekking. where the borders of Thailand. Golden Triangle tour Overnight chauffeur-driven private car excursion with meals This excursion takes you through quiet villages. ancient temples and beautiful scenery. your journey takes you to Wiang Pa Pao. Places of interest: Wat Doi Suthep and Wat Chiang Mai Temple and the tribal museum on the northern outskirts of the city. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Here shops and street vendors offer a huge variety of goods at bargain prices. located in a picturesque green valley. golf at some of the country’s most scenic courses. The isolation of the north has led to a distinctively different culture from the rest of Thailand. Orchid farm After breakfast. Chiang Mai is set in a lush valley surrounded by magnificent jungle-covered mountains. Depart from your hotel in Chiang Mai to visit the orchid farms before continuing to Mae Saa Elephant Camp and also take an elephant trek through the forest. home to tribal people who still preserve their traditional lifestyle. take a long-tailed speedboat trip on the Mekong River before visiting the Opium Museum. handicrafts of silk. Wat Chiang Mai Temple 276 . silver and wood are all locally produced by deft craftsmen who have inherited their skills from their ancestors. After lunch we return to Chiang Mai. Pause at Chiang Saen. Burma and Laos meet. Sporting attractions: Enjoy white water rafting at Doi Intanon National Park. riding on elephant-back. the 850-year old city. After lunch. to see its unusual temple.

shopping village. iPod docking station. steam bath. cooking school. dusitD2 Chiang Mai is a modern. safety deposit boxes. Deluxe Room Location: Close to the city centre. high-speed internet access and tea and coffee. ceiling fan. 24-hour room service. safety deposit boxes. sauna. in the heart of the famous night market. Thai cooking school. massage. Four restaurants. bar. data ports. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. world-class library. shops. TV. library. 24-hour room service. Deluxe Villas: Additionally these are more Colonial Suite spacious. Perfectly located just off the famous night bazaar. two bars.Chiang Mai Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. Restaurant. Sports and leisure: Swimming pool. Chiang Mai International Airport is seven kilometres away. Wi-Fi. spa. children’s activities. DVD player. Deluxe Rooms: Air-conditioning. beauty salon. Facilities: 198 rooms and suites. amphitheatre for cultural events. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool. children’s activities. the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. Chiang Mai International Airport is seven kilometres away. business centre and non-smoking rooms. Deluxe Room Deluxe Rooms: Additionally these rooms are located on the higher floors and have a Lanna-style décor. shopping arcade. Garden Pavilion dusitD2 Chiang Mai Royal Princess-Chiang Mai Location: Close to the city centre. fitness centre. iron and safe. The hotel enjoys a central location. Chiang Mai envelopes guests in the serenity of traditional Thai culture. DVD player. minibar. business centre and non-smoking rooms. Chiang Mai International Airport is 20 kilometres away. 277 . Check-in: 1500 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. TV. hairdryer. fitness centre. Garden Pavilions: Private outdoor sala. Superior Rooms: Air-conditioning. It is minutes away from the artistic and cultural heritage of Thailand’s northern capital. air-conditioning. yoga and tennis court. slippers. full cable access. hairdryer. stylish and urban lifestyle hotel in the heart of downtown Chiang Mai. bar. Check-in: 1400 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. Chiang Mai International Airport is 10 kilometres away. sauna. fitness centre and spa. Location: Mae Rim Valley. babysitting and non-smoking rooms. Colonial Suites: Air-conditioning. tea and coffee. Three restaurants. A truly inspirational resort. hairdryer. close to the city centre. private balcony and tea and coffee. 24-hour room service. balancing traditional and trendy with a Thai twist. safety deposit boxes and babysitting. steam bath. spa. bar. dusitD2 Chiang Mai offers the urban traveller a serene oasis in the midst of downtown Chiang Mai with its warm chic interior and contemporary Thai design. It is ideally situated for exploring the city’s many attractions and provides a gateway to the region’s stunning scenery. Facilities: 98 pavilions and villas. This resort features spacious Lanna-style pavilions overlooking terraced rice fields and the mountains in the beautiful Mae Rim Valley. Sports and leisure: Outdoor pool and fitness room. tea and coffee and safe. Check-in: 1200 hours Check-out: 1200 hours. jacuzzi. wellness programmes. Chiang Mai Hotels Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Location: Close to the city centre. minibar. Facilities: 131 rooms and suites. Facilities: 123 villas and suites. Four restaurants. Sports and leisure: Two outdoor pools. restaurants and entertainment. minibar. bathrobe. TV. beauty salon. 24-hour room service. safety deposit boxes. tennis courts and golf courses nearby.