Thailand, the former kingdom of Siam, is recognised as Asia's premier holiday destination, a charming, beautiful and historic land which has miraculously retained its distinct cultural integrity despite the increase in tourism.
Mark Robson & Liz Overton, Surrey
“We asked Roy Davies at World Discovery to organise our first trip to Thailand. As it was our first trip to the far east we really didn’t have a clue where to go. Although we did want to fly from Gatwick with a stop off in Abu Dhabi to visit friends for two days.
Roy organised an itinerary including transport and local guides for us which consisted of two nights in Bangkok at the Landmark Hotel then transported to the River Kwai; one night at the Raft Hotel and one night in a ‘proper’ hotel! Then transported back to Bangkok Airport to fly down to Ko Samui for 7 nights in the Banana Fan Sea Hotel, then flown back to the new Bangkok Airport for our flight back to Gatwick via Abu Dhabi.
We could not have hoped for a better holiday for our first trip to Thailand and Roy surpassed himself with a great level of service – second to none with a really professional personal service.
The only thing we didn’t request was a military coup d’etat in Thailand, but Roy even telephoned us in Abu Dhabi when the news of the coup first broke to advise us that he had spoken with his Bangkok agents to confirm all was peaceful in the city and that tourism was not affected.
As we arrived in Bangkok on the first full day of the coup we were met by the local agent and transported by private car to the 4 star Landmark Hotel in the centre of Bangkok, our city day trip was on an individual basis transported by private car and the guide spoke perfect English and was very accommodating even buying us lunch!
World Discovery's Thailand Holidays will introduce you to a land of superb mountain and jungle scenery and miles of glorious white-sand beaches - an exotic paradise with a huge variety of holiday options - trekking amongst the colourful hilltribes of the north, visiting the evocative ancient cities of the central plains, sampling the vibrant nightlife of the capital Bangkok, exploring the jungles in search of birds and wildlife, or relaxing at a top hotel on the coast or on one of the country's many tropical islands.
Enjoy the fantastic local cuisine, now becoming famous all over the world, and shop for fabulous textiles and handicrafts in the bustling markets. And wherever you travel in this charming land you will find the gentle and friendly Thai people ready to greet you with a genuine smile of welcome.
Below you'll find a selection of sample Thailand holidays with World Discovery.