Whilst surrounding nations have fallen to successive regimes the proud Thais have rarely been shaken. Political opinions might be as fiery as the local cuisine but devotion to their royal family maintains a dynamic equilibrium. From the sleepy UNESCO World Heritage site of Sukhothai, through the more accessible Ayutthaya and then down the Chao Phraya River to the vibrant metropolis of Bangkok, three eras have given us three fascinating capitals.

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    Flight time from London
    11.5 hours
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    Time Zone
    UTC +7
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    Currency
    Thai Baht
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    Average Temperature
    23°C - 36°C

Itineraries

Elephants and Opium

10 Days
from £3,200
per person
Thailand
Soak up the history, culture and wildlife of Thailand, taking in the buzzing metropolis of Bangkok before heading north to the Golden Triangle to experience Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai.

Bangkok and Samui

9 Days
from £2,560
per person
Thailand
Explore Bangkok's glittering palaces, temples, flower markets and foodie scene before relaxing on a white sand beach in Koh Samui.

A Thai Spa Retreat

10 Days
from £3,200
per person
Thailand
Rejuvenate and revive the senses with a mixture of yoga and spa rituals in the blissful surroundings of Banyan Tree's Sanctuary & Spa in Phuket.

Thai Temples Waterways and Wildlife

14 Days
from £4,480
per person
Thailand
A good balance of history on the River Kwai, culture in Sukhothai and wildlife in Khao Sok National Park. Explore the path less travelled in Thailand's mystical kingdom.

Hotels

Thailand

The people who run Absolute Sanctuary know exactly what they are doing. From the moment you arrive you feel that your stay will be efficiently organised.

Chiva Som

£££££
Thailand

The grande dame of Thai health retreats remains a leader in health and wellbeing with some of the best naturopaths and visiting practitioners you can find anywhere.

Kamalaya

££££
Thailand

Located on Koh Samui overlooking vast stretches of beach, Kamalaya has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best health and wellness facilities in Thailand.

Chivitr

££££
Thailand

Just eight gorgeous suites, a mouth-watering yet super-healthy menu and beautiful treatment rooms matched by caring service from an experienced team of practitioners.

Villas

Villa Laemson

6 Bedrooms - Sleeps 12
from £ 19,572 | $ 24,465
Per Week
Phuket

Set within its own private estate overlooking the Andaman Sea, Laemson is ideal for those looking for a luxurious, authentic Thai villa in complete and assured privacy.

Upni Duniya

9 Bedrooms - Sleeps 18
from £ 21,420 | $ 26,775
Per Week
The swimming pool of Upni Dunyia, Thailand Koh Samui

A privately owned villa situated on the north east coast of the tropical island of Koh Samui. Upni Dunya is a fully staffed sanctuary with views of the Gulf of Thailand and direct access to the long, golden Bang Rak Beach.

Hibiscus

5 Bedrooms - Sleeps 10
Price on request
Koh Samui, Thailand

The final approach through a traditional gateway and quirky stone courtyard to the heart of Villa Hibiscus, sets the scene perfectly for this lovely 4-bedroom villa.

Celadon

4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 8
Price on request
Koh Samui

Offering absolute privacy, Celadon is situated 100m high on a secluded hilltop, on a private road only 300m from the sea and is surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

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