Thailand: An Overview

Thailand is a vibrant blend of cultures and breathtaking natural scenery and, understandably, the most popular luxury holiday destination in South East Asia.

Thailand is one of the most popular luxury holiday destinations in South East Asia, owing in no small part to its fresh scenic backdrops, fabulous foods, lively cities and paradise beaches. Plus if it's good enough for Leo (Dicaprio that is), then it's good enough for us.

Energetic, cosmopolitan Bangkok combines the feel of a modern Asian city with reminders of the past, whilst contrasting dramatically with the serenity of the country's ancient temples, tranquil villages and miles of picturesque coastline.

Thailand's long coastline and the many islands that lie just offshore offer superb beaches, snorkelling and diving. The north offers a completely different luxury holiday experience, with trekking, jungle and some outstanding new hotels opening in recent years around Chiang Mai.

The country is also renowned for its fabulous food, making this a destination of many attractions, and Original Travel consultants have visited and revisited several times in the last few years to keep up to speed with new hotels and activities.

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Our fantastic Asia team are here to help with every detail of your luxury holiday, from where the best street food markets are to what time of day is best to avoid the crowds on Koh Phi Phi islands. As one of the most popular countries in South East Asia, the Original Travel team have scouted out the best places to go and visit, so let us do the work and you do the enjoying.

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Thai Cooking
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Thai Cooking Class

Learn the secrets of Thai cuisine in a hands-on cooking class. Start the day visiting a local market to learn about and collect some of the exotic, fresh local ingredients used in everyday Thai cooking, before returning to the kitchen. Learn traditional cooking techniques before enjoying the fruits of your labour over lunch. Take your new skills back home to wow your friends and family with.

Muay Thai
If You Do Three Things
Muay Thai Masterclass

Learn the art of Thailand's national sport with an unforgettable Muay Thai masterclass. Start with an introduction to this traditional martial art with a professional trainer and watch locals practising. Then it's your turn to jump into the ring, where you can follow the trainers as they show you some traditional moves, including those that are used at the start of each match to bring good luck to the participants.

Kayaking in Khao Sok National Park
If You Do Three Things
Khao Sok National Park

Spend two days exploring Khao Sok National Park, trekking through lush rainforest, travelling down the Sok River by canoe or boat, and exploring the dense bamboo groves. Bathe and feed elephants and see other wildlife including exotic birds, monitor lizards, monkeys and more. Your guide can explain the ecology of the area as you cruise down the river admiring the dramatic limestone mountain scenery.

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East Coast Thai Beaches
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Chiang Mai & The Golden Triangle
East Coast Thai Beaches
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Chiang Mai & The Golden Triangle
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A Note on Price

All of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like when in the year you will be travelling, how far in advance you book and the level of accommodation you choose. The guide prices shown across this website are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip.

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