We Love —
- Start your journey in the bustling capital, where the colourful and exhilarating Bangkok offers plenty of culture to experience
- Then cruise along the River Kwai, allowing you to see many of the breathtaking natural and historic sights of Thailand
- Finish in Cha Am at a gorgeous beachside resort, set amongst lush gardens. This offer really does let you experience all the different sides of Thailand!
Here to Help —
Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
For any additional information on this offer or assistance in making your reservation please call one of our dedicated team on 0844 8262098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:00 – 21:00 and Saturdays & Sundays from 09:00 – 17:30.
What's Included? —
- Flights to Bangkok with Thai Airways from Heathrow
- Accommodation throughout
- Return private transfers
- Free Bangkok sightseeing tour
Your Destinations —
Exhilarating, colourful and fun, Bangkok is a city that leaves you wanting more. Discover a city of sparkling palaces and gleaming temples where visitors rub shoulders with saffron-robed monks. Hold onto your hat as you sweep along the river in a long-tailed boat admiring riverside architecture and observing everyday life for families living in stilt houses.
Hunt for bargains in the street markets where the vendors are disappointed if you won’t enter into some friendly haggling over price. Escape the noise and heat of the streets by browsing the designer shops in the dazzling, air-conditioned shopping malls.
In the late afternoon meander through the open space of Lumphini Park and watch the locals at play and then get a good view of the city, as the sun goes down, from high up in one of the many rooftop bars. Finally board a converted rice barge for a delicious Thai dinner cruise.
Thailand is one of the most beautiful and culturally diverse countries in South-East Asia. The River Kwai, just a few hours from Bangkok, is rich with magnificent scenery, flora and bird life. It is the most picturesque of rivers, the scene and mood constantly changing.
There are two river Kwais: the Kwai Noi, which you will explore, and the Kwai Yai. Both rivers flow down from great lakes in the mountainous Burma border region. The two Kwais join in a confluence at the attractive town Kanchanaburi. They then form the Mae Khlong River that flows into the Gulf of Thailand at the bustling, colourful fishing port of Samut Songkhram.
Going upstream, the river journey begins at the town of Kanchanaburi, 124 km west of Bangkok, famous for its main attraction, the Bridge on the River Kwai.
Cha Am is a famous seaside resort located 170km south from Bangkok appreciated for its quiet, laidback atmosphere and its 5km long beach. Chow down on some inexpensive seafood on the fishing pier so you can truly indulge your taste buds. Freshly caught crabs, shrimps and squid are a particular culinary highlight of this place, make sure to enjoy it with a cool drink from one of the many restaurants dotted along the beach.
Your Itinerary —
Fly direct with Thai Airways to Bangkok and spend 3 nights at Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri. Ideally situated just minutes away from the central shopping district of Ratchadamri and with easy access to local landmarks, diverse entertainment and dining options.
Then enjoy a leisurely few days aboard this newly built colonial style river cruiser. Based on designs used by the original Irrawaddy Flotilla which was founded in Burma in 1865, the RV River Kwai carries up to 20 passengers in 10 teakwood cabins. Visit attractions along the river including temples, historic sites, Khmer ruins and not forgetting, the infamous bridge over the River Kwai.
Take a transfer to The Regent Cha Am Beach Resort for your 6 night stay. This popular informal hotel sits amongst 40 acres of tropical gardens on a large stretch of beach, just 10 minutes drive south of Cha Am and 15 minutes drive from Hua Hin. There are plenty of sporting activities for those wanting lots to do and swimming pools to relax by for those who don't! Dining options are plentiful and range from casual to more formal, or within walking distance you'll also find several local restaurants and bars.
Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri - 3 nights —
This offer is based on a complimentary upgrade to a Grand Suite on a bed and breakfast basis.
Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri, Centre Point's finest hotel with generous service, is truly a place where you can retreat to your own private paradise and enjoy the perfect blend of tranquility and metropolitan lifestyle. Ideally located near the Ratchadamri Skytrain station.
A comfortable, self-contained, one-bedroom home that is fully equipped with sophisticated and modern lifestyle accoutrements, including a living room and a kitchen. Relish the excitement of upscale urban living that stretches beyond expectations.
Your Board Basis
Settle into the relaxed contemporary ambience of the signature restaurant, Mesamis Café. Sample authentic Thai fare, fine French cuisine or traditional Chinese treats from the delicious buffet selections and food serving stations. You will definitely want to stay for dessert!
Rarinjinda Spa - Relax your body, revitalise your spirit and drift away while the beauticians soothe away stresses and strains at one of Thailand's leading wellness spas. The menu of indulgent holistic treatments is designed to pamper both body and soul, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Swimming Pool - Dive in for a refreshing dip in the large outdoor swimming pool. Swim a few lengths, take a seat in the outdoor Jacuzzi or simply recline beneath the shade of a large parasol on a plush poolside sun lounger.
RV River Kwai Cruise - 3 nights —
This offer is based on a stay in a Deluxe Cabin on a full board basis.
The RV River Kwai, the first inland cruise ship in Thailand, is a newly built colonial style river cruiser based on designs used by the original Irrawaddy Flotilla which was founded in Burma in 1865 and by the 1920s was the largest privately owned fleet of ships in the world.
The Deluxe Cabins offer a pleasing touch of luxury aboard the RV River Kwai. In addition, the cosy air-conditioned rooms provide a wonderful retreat from the heat and humidity. There are only 20 passengers on board, so expect an attentive and intimate journey.
Your Board Basis
Enjoy comforts and great food aboard RV River Kwai. Relax up on deck and watch the landscape pass by. With a full board basis you will have breakfast, lunch and dinner provided for you.
The Regent Cha Am Beach Resort - 6 nights —
This offer is based on a stay in a Superior Room on a room-only basis.
Situated amongst tropical gardens facing the sunrise side of the Gulf of Thailand, the eco-friendly Regent Cha Am is built to harmonise with nature in a traditional Thai setting. Ideal for guests who need a home away from home and private relaxation, you're sure to find comfort and togetherness in this blissful place.
Nestled in the gardens and featuring rich wood furnishings and a colourful palette, these rooms come complete with all the hotel amenities you will need for a comfortable stay and are perfectly located within an easy stroll to the pool and sea.
Your Board Basis
Chom Talay - A perfect location for all day dining. Every time you visit you’ll feel the refreshing sea breeze, warm welcome and of course excellent tastes.
Lom Fang - A great place to enjoy a selection of authentic Thai dishes in relaxing and friendly atmosphere over-looking the pool and sea.
Find serenity on the beachfront from the healing hands of the resort's therapists. There are a selection of traditional Thai, aroma or foot massages on offer which you simply must try.
Your Journey —
Flights: Direct return flights from London Heathrow to Bangkok are included.
11:50 - 06:10 (+1) or 21:35 - 15:55 (+1)
00:15 - 06:20 or 13:30 - 19:35
All flight times are local.
Transfers: Private transfers are included throughout.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.