Essential Thailand

Phuket and Bangkok

This is the beginner’s guide to Thailand. If you’ve never been to Thailand the perfect places to get a taste of the culture are Phuket and Bangkok. Don’t let the large numbers of tourists fool you, Phuket and Krabi are still some of the most stunning parts of Thailand. Experience the mysterious and stunning Phang Nga Bay, Koh Phi Phi and more when you stay in Phuket. Then, tear yourself away from your beachfront accommodation to experience Bangkok, the big city with a beating heart. Come alive in Bangkok, as you experience local markets, grand temples, boxing matches and much, much more.

Arrive in Phuket and feel the island’s charms working their magic on you. Depending on what you like, you can stay right at the heart of the action in Patong or in a more serene part of the island with beautiful beaches guaranteed everywhere

Take a day trip to the island and beach that is the stuff of dreams. Soft white sand, clear blue waters and a healthy dose of partygoers make Phi Phi truly special. The spectacular marine life must be seen to be believed, so put your snorkel masks on!

Use the day to take in your magical surroundings, or head out to Phang Nga National Park for an exciting whitewater rafting or ATV ride. Unlike any other adventure, this gives you a chance to experience the tropical jungle at its mightiest. Head to Patong in the evening for a taste of Phuket’s famous nightlife

Take the day to explore the charms of Phuket, from the streets of Old Town to Promthep Cape to Bang Pae waterfalls up in the rainforest.

Travel to Bangkok and get acquainted with this vibrant city with a dinner cruise down the Chao Praya river. Explore the traditional night markets for your first taste of this bustling city

SSpend your morning taking in the famous sights of the city like Grand Palace, Wat Prakeaw, Wat Arun and more before heading to Khao San Road. World renowned for being backpacker central, the unique charms of this area are not limited to this one road alone

Take some time to catch up on last minute shopping or see some hidden treasures of Bangkok like Wat Mahathat, an ancient Buddhist relic temple and Bang Krachao park. Spend your last evening watching an exciting Muay Thai fight in one of the grandest stadiums in all of Thailand

Depart to your base location

Head to Erawan Waterfall national park where you have the day to explore these seven-tiered waterfalls with crystal clear, turquoise waters. Stop at the famous Bridge over the River Kwai before heading back to the city

Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay

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