The combination of gives you the bright lights of the capital, ancient ruins, river trips, elephant treks and idyllic picture perfect beaches, making it our most popular multi-centre holiday in Thailand.
Begin in the country’s capital Bangkok and explore the intoxicating fusion of ancient and modern, skyscrapers and temples, vibrant streets and shopping heaven. The obvious places to visit are the dazzling 18th century Grand Palace with its amalgamation of Thai and Italianate architecture as well as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha thought to be 800 years old. Both these incredible sites will give you an insight into the ancient culture of this buzzing modern city but it is advisable to book your entrance tickets in advance.
A wonderful way to see the city is with a river cruise along the city’s magnificent Chao Praya River which is particularly spectacular at night when the temples are lit up. Then, why not head to one of the roof top bars, like Moon Bar at the Banyan Tree for cocktails overlooking the vast city’s twinkling lights.
For shopping, there’s the Night market in the infamous Pat Pong area for fake goods but there’s also lots of the real deal too in the huge malls – one to head to is Central World where you will find endless electronics and named branded goods. Or, if you have time to spare head to one of the largest markets in the world, the Chatuchak weekend market is where you can buy absolutely anything from antiques and souvenirs to pets and plants!
Gain an insight into everyday life in Thailand by visiting the Damnoen Saduak floating markets on the canals just a two hour coach trip out of Bangkok. It’s well worth it so you soaking up the bustling and vibrant atmosphere with its kaleidoscope of fruit and vegetables.
In Bangkok you must join the locals by eating the delicious street food. In the morning, stalls selling coffee and Chinese-style doughnuts spring up followed by stir-fry and noodle vendors later. China Town and the night markets offer endless choices from deliciously fresh seafood to bird’s nest soup and crocodile steaks – and don’t forget all the incredible restaurants the city has to suit all tastes and budgets!
From Bangkok travel to the northern city of Chiang Mai to see how Thailand used to be. Charmingly relaxed, with spectacular mountain scenery, and revered temples, Chiang Mai gives you the opportunity to meet the people of the northern hill tribes as well as explore further afield with elephant trekking to the waterfalls in the jungle.
No holiday to Thailand is complete without a few days on the stunning white sandy beaches that the country is perhaps most famous for as well as seriously unwinding with a spa experience and muscle-melting massage. Staying on the glamorous island of Phuket you can explore more of Thailand’s famous coast and even go quad biking or zip-lining inland. How about a day trip to beautiful Ko Phi-Phi Island or sea kayaking to the caves in Phang Nga Bay? This is the Thailand that we dream of with impossibly turquoise water and trademark limestone karsts- heaven!
Thailand is one of the best places for a Multi Centre holiday as there is so much to offer. We can put together any itinerary based on individual needs, take a look at our page for some inspiration.