Spend 3 weeks experiencing three very different aspects of Asia; begin with a fast-paced Hong Kong city break before flying to Chiang Mai in Thailand and exploring the cultural heart of Thailand. End your trip with 11 nights of blissful beach time on idyllic Koh Samui in the Thai Islands. All flights, accommodation and transfers are included
Land in Hong Kong and be seduced by this classic east-meets-west city. Enjoy a tram ride up to Mt Victoria for classic panoramic views over the city. Shop til your drop, dine on dimsum and take the Star Ferry across the harbour for fantastic view of the nightly laser light show.
Next, spend time in bustling city of Bangkok before heading on the overnight train north to Chiang Mai, home toelephant trekking, bamboo rafting and the starting point of the treks up to the hilltribes.
Finally, fly south to the islands and relax in the laid back paradise of Koh Samui; lush vegetation, coconut trees and glorious sandy beaches – the perfect end to your three week holiday.
You will depart the UK today from your chosen airport
On arrival in Hong Kong, transfer to your hotel, where you'll spend 4 nights in this bustling city.
Hong Kong is easy to discover independently; why not take the tram up to Victoria Peak, sample tasty dim-sum in Kowloon, shop until you drop or head out to the stunning countryside trails and beaches?
On arrival into Bangkok Airport you will be greeted by a private guide and transferred to your hotel for a 2 night stay.
The rest of the day is free to explore.
With 2 full days to explore the city of Bangkok, why not head to the Grand Palace for a tour of this opulent building? Or perhaps visit one of the many floating markets located around the area, a great chance to see the locals going about their daily life.
We can also book you a half-day ‘Three Temples Tour’ if you wish. This tour visits 3 of Bangkok’s most significant and visually stunning temples; Wat Trimitr, which houses the world’s largest solid gold Buddha, Wat Pho; Bangkok’s oldest temple & Wat Benjamabophit; home to the magnificent reclining Buddha. Speak to you consultant to arrange this, or any other day trip.
You will be met at your hotel late afternoon today and taken by air-conditioned vehicle to Bangkok’s train station, where your guide will wait with you until you board the train.
Once you board the train, your guide will get you settled and explain how it all works before leaving you in peace to enjoy your overnight journey north to Chiang Mai.
You will arrive into Chiang Mai in the morning, where you’ll be greeted by a private guide and taken to your hotel.
The next 3 days are yours to explore Chiang Mai.
On day 6 we’ve included a full day Chiang Mai trekking tour to the region of Chiang Dao, an area with 5 different ethnic hill tribes. The day begins with a drive to a colourful local market to hand pick a local picnic lunch to have later. Your expert guide will lead you on one hour trek to the first village, followed by a 2-3 hour trek to the next, with time to enjoy your picnic lunch while learning about the culture of the local people. You’ll continue on to see the Lisu, Akha & Palong tribes before making the 1.5 hour trek back to Chiang Mai.
You have a whole day free today until your guide comes to collect you from your hotel, for your transfer back to the station and your overnight train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.
Arrive back into Bangkok this morning to continue with your trip.
On disembarking the train you will be met and transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Koh Samui.
On arrival into Koh Samui you will be taken to your accommodation, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Koh Samui is one of Thailand's most popular resorts. Do as much or as little as you like whilst soaking up the sun, crystal clear waters and laid back charm on Thailand's picture-perfect beaches. Bliss!
You will be collected and taken to the airport for your flight home.
You will arrive home today to complete your holiday.
In northern Thailand there are two clearly defined seasons, the 'dry' season which runs from November until May and the 'wet' season, which covers the remainder of the year. The dry season can be split further into 2 periods, between November and February cooling breezes mean the temperature drops whereas March to May enjoys much a much warmer feel. The Southern region of Thailand also has two seasons, these seasons however do not run at the same time on the east and west sides of the peninsula. On the west coast the southwest monsoon brings rain and heavy storms from April to October while on the east coast most rain falls between September and December.
Prices may vary depending on season and availability at time of booking. This itinerary is tailor made and can be adjusted to suit your requirements - please contact us and one of our consultants will be happy to help!
15 nights in 3* standard accommodation, including: