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If you're thinking of travelling to the Thailand now's the perfect time to book! The BA sale is now on with savings on flights. Speak to one of our Travel Consultants on 01242 858 200 or enquire online for more details.
With peachy beaches, exotic landscapes, and rich Buddhist culture, Thailand has been our seductive South East Asian hub for over two decades. A&K's large Bangkok office sits that the heart of a region-wide network of experienced, highly connected staff on call 24 hours a day - a presence that can make a vital difference to your holiday.
Just ask our guests who were there in 2008. For a very short time, the 'Land of a Thousand Smiles' wore a slightly different expression. Political demonstrations closed the busy airport. Travellers couldn't enter or leave, plans were in chaos, people were desperate. Of the hundreds of A&K guests we helped, one was particularly grateful. With a high profile book signing in Japan just two days away, we organised an urgent overland exit into Cambodia, crossing the border just minutes before it closed, having booked an onward flight to Seoul, then Tokyo. It was the stuff of Hollywood movies.
Abercrombie & Kent holidays to Thailand, it goes without saying, are usually a little less tense, a little more luxurious. You can dive into Bangkok's enthralling blend of frenetic street life, stately palaces and photogenic canal markets, while staying in some of the planet's most sumptuous hotels. It's the launch point into an intoxicating country, from the jungle covered mountains of Chiang Mai in the north, where you can hike to hill villages or train as an elephant mahout, to the age-weathered 13th century stones of Sukhothai and the coastal honey pot of Krabi.
We'll take you off the mainland too. Thailand's islands are justifiably popular with powder sand and vertiginous forest. It might be fast-developing Phuket or Koh Samui, with its recent explosion of luxury hotels, or the back-to-back curling beaches of Koh Phi Phi, or dramatic limestone cliffs of Phang Nga Bay. Whichever you chose, we know you won't be disappointed.
Suggested itineraries in Thailand
Nights: 12 | from £3,215
Take a private Thai cooking class, spoil yourself with a complimentary meal at Anantara’s Sala Layan restaurant in Phuket and enjoy Bangkok like a local.
Nights: 11 | from £2,995
Give thanks for your amazing Thailand adventure when you visit the 12m Buddha at Wat Phra Yai after experiencing Thailand’s highlights like a local.
Highlights of Thailand
Nights: 11 | from £2,190
Explore bustling Bangkok, visit the Emerald Buddha, admire the Wat Doi Suthep and relax on the turquoise beaches of Phuket on this 11 night adventure.
Nights: 14 | from £3,150
A two week adventure exploring undiscovered Thailand, including markets of Samut Songkhram province, Pha Taem National Park and the country's largest sandstone Khmer temple complex.
Family Elephants & Emeralds
Nights: 10 | from £2,995
A 10 night family journey into the heart of Thailand where you will meet elephants, go bamboo rafting, relax on the beaches and learn to cook.
Eastern & Oriental Bangkok to Singapore
Nights: 3 | from £1,800
A railway adventure aboard the unforgettable Eastern & Oriental travelling between Bangkok and Singapore, past the legendary River Kwai and over the Straits of Johor.
Nights: 23 | from £4,980
A spellbinding 23 night tour into Indochina taking in the highlights of Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, including Angkor Wat and a cruise on the Mekong.
Hill-tribes of Thailand
Nights: 8 | from £1,590
This fascinating 8 night trip into Thailand's beguiling hill tribe region focuses on the Hmong and Lahu tribes in the beautiful forested Golden Triangle area.
Overland Thailand and Laos
Nights: 13 | from £2,995
A 13 night overland adventure through Thailand and Laos discovering Bangkok, Khao Yai National Park, Khmer ruins and the Mekong River.
Nights: 13 | from £4,895
Staying in some of Thailand's finest accommodation, our 13 night itinerary will introduce you to the bustle of Bangkok, exotic jungles in the north, culture and cuisine in Chiang Mai and, finally, the golden beaches of Koh Samui.
Save from £1,500pp on a 13 night stay from £4,895pp
The 'rainy season' in South East Asia is rarely as dramatic as it sounds. Travel off peak and you'll save money and enjoy the same facilities and levels of service. Fewer visitors means you'll find it easier to discover hot spots thanks to no crowds. Staying in some of the country's finest accommodation, we'll introduce you to the bustle of Bangkok, exotic jungles in the north, culture and cuisine in Chiang Mai and, finally, the golden beaches of Koh Samui. Book before the 30th June 2015 and save from £1,500pp and receive exclusive benefits, such as a complimentary room upgrade, wine cellar dinner for two and fast track service through immigration on arrival. Prices from £4,895pp including 13 nights' accommodation, international flights, tours, transfers, meals as mentioned, entrance fees and VIP airport assistance. Valid for travel from 1st April - 31st October 2015. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
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Save up to £300pp on a 7 night stay from £1,499pp
Book a seven night stay at Rayavadee and receive two nights complimentary. Prices from £1,499pp when staying in a Deluxe Pavilion, includes international flights and airport transfers on a B&B basis. Valid for travel 1st May - 30th September 2015. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
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Orient & Indian Subcontinent
Annie, Brandon, Debbie, Margaret, Vicky Hamlin, Vicky Smith and Rachel - are experts in designing travel experiences across the region to suit your personal needs, interests and budget.
Best time to be there
November to March. April is often the hottest month of the year, and also the month of the celebratory 'Songkran' festivals. May to October is the rainy season, with short bursts of rainstorms refreshing the green paddy fields once more.
Bangkok (British Airways/Qantas/Eva Airways/Thai Airways)
11 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +7 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area