Thailand, 11 nights from USD$5,500/GBP£3,800*
Journey to the tropical reaches of Northern Thailand, the seat of the ancient Siamese and Lanna kingdoms, and the battlefields of the opium warlords. Discover the secrets of lesser-visited Chiang Rai’s mystical forests and that of its indigenous, revered Thai elephants and find out why they were crucial to the ancient Siamese civilizations.
You’ll live, eat and relax like Thai royalty in a tranquil and luxurious villa on the Mae Kwok River, close to a bustling town of eclectic night-markets and temples, begging to be explored. Deeper into the jungle, you’ll train to be a mahout at a royal elephant foundation, where you’ll spend the day interacting with and caring for the majestic beasts, before riding your new friends on an unforgettable trek into the Golden Triangle, as their forefathers have done for centuries.
You’ll then take your new found skills to Bangkok, where if the timing is right (in this case, March each year), you’ll rub shoulders with Thailand’s elite, as our VIP guest at the Anantara Kings Cup, the much lauded elephant-polo festival – it’s quite a spectacle and you’ll even be able to join an amateur team to try your hand at the sport, but nothing really beats being a spectator at the event. But even for the rest of the year, Bangkok is utterly enjoyable, a modern city full of delights, known as Asia’s most hedonistic playground.
You’ll be ready for some down-time after Bangkok, so we’ll take you to wind-down from the high-life at one of Thailand’s exclusive Southern beach paradises – there are many to choose from and we’ve personally road-tested them all, so we can help you choose a resort that is perfect for you. We guarantee you’ll be well rested, relaxed and recharged, ready for home.
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The outline itineraries featured are for illustration purposes only. A final, personalised itinerary and price will be provided after consultation. The final itinerary will comprehensively list what is included, but generally our itineraries include luxury hotels, transfers, tours and internal flights; and exclude meals and drinks. Starting prices are subject to change based on itinerary, availability, currency fluctuations and time of year.