In conjunction with the Thai Tourist board and their Eat Thai, Visit Thai Campaign, we have put together this fabulous itinerary where delicious food and refreshing beverages are up front and central.
Begin your trip in the vibrant capital, Bangkok. Stay at one of the most prestigious addresses in the city – Lebua Tower Club. The hotel has won many awards for its exemplary levels of accommodation and service – but may be most renowned to fans of The Hangover movie series, filmed at the very top of the hotel in the famed Sky Bar. Sample the Hangovertini, which was created for the cast when they filming. The Dome at Lebua is the hotels' collection of restaurants and bars, the likes of which have never been seen before in the city, including Champagne and oysters, European cuisine at the two Michelin star awarded Mezzaluna and breeze, Lebua homage to Asian Cuisine.
Just outside is the BTS Sky Train and expressway which puts the entire city within reach if you want to explore the local street food. The most famous Thai street food is som tam. Made from unripe papaya mixed with shrimp paste, peanuts, tomatoes and green beans. A few chilies are thrown in to spice it up, but you can ask for it to be mai pet (less spicy) if you prefer.
Next travel south and enjoy the deserted beaches, crystal clear waters, and raw jungle forests of Khao Lak. For those who want to explore, Khao Lak has spectacular natural surroundings, unspoiled beach coastline, and a network of sandy beach trails running from Khao Lak to Bang Sak.
We recommend a stay at The Sarojin, a secluded luxury boutique Beach hideaway. Start each day here – when you are ready, as the a la carte breakfast with sparkling wine is available each day until 6 pm. There is a resident “imaginer” who will delight in creating a range of bespoke experiences for you. How about a Thai cooking class set next to a beautiful waterfall? A private dinner on a private island or get involved in the Sarojin Khao Lak Community Fund where you join the Sarojin Chef on a local street food tour and cooking class which the results are then donated to local orphaned children.
- Sampling the street food in Bangkok
- Try bartering at the colourful night markets
- Make time to visit the floating market in Bangkok
- Visit nearby Khao Sok; the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world
- Take a gentle hike to explore the many waterfalls around Khao Lak
Start your Journey
Destination 1 - Bangkok
The bustling city of Bangkok will not disappoint, from the peaceful temples, practising your haggling skills at the local markets to treating your taste buds to the sensational street food, Bangkok is so diverse there is something to suit everyone. We recommend three nights in Bangkok and an early morning visit to Wat Arun Temple to see the sunrise, such a spectacular sight and not to be missed.
Destination 2 - Khao Lak
The deserted beaches, crystal clear waters, and raw jungle forests of Khao Lak are all perfect for finding your own slice of Thai paradise. Spend seven nights here and relax on the beach or by the pool to complete your holiday, alternatively for those who want to explore more, Khao Lak has spectacular natural surroundings, unspoiled beach coastline, and a network of sandy beach trails running from Khao Lak to Bang Sak.
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