(Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi)
A high-powered speedboat whisks you across the turquoise Andaman Sea from Phuket to Leonardo Di Caprio’s island paradise from his film The Beach where you’ll discover one of South East Asia’s most stunning lagoon coves.
Here at Phi Phi Ley the living is easy as you relax on one of the most famous remote island beaches in the world, or elect to explore the deep limestone caverns of the island’s Viking Cave. You’ll also embark on a private canoeing tour of Thailand’s stunning southern beaches and soaring limestone cliffs around Krabi; enjoy a luxury retreat in Phuket; explore the protected island of Koh Hong where wild monkeys are easily spotted along the many nature trails; and soak in the golden temples and big-city sights of bustling Bangkok.
This top-shelf trip proves that laidback can also be luxurious. Your time will be split between some of Thailand’s finest island resorts and remote boutique villas where you’ll be left to fully appreciate the refined hospitality and dramatic vistas the country has to offer. Experienced local guides will lead you through a range of eye-opening adventures from speed boating and ocean canoeing, to nature walks and authentic cooking classes.
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Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
The Peninsula, located on the west bank of Chao Phraya, is considered one of Bangkok’s finest hotels. With 370 guestrooms, suites and themed rooms, The Peninsula is classic of modern Bangkok architecture, by blending east and west influences of historic and modern. This beautiful hotel brings something fresh and truly exotic to the city’s five start hotel scene unlike any other. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is a 45-minute drive from The Peninsula.
During this tour you will visit the Royal Grand Palace - the nation’s landmark and most praised royal monument in Thailand, with the enclosed and dazzling Wat Phra Keo with its revered Emerald Buddha, the Golden Chedi, the Pantheon of the Chakri Kings, and the Eight Coloured Towers. It is considered by many to be a living example of classical Siamese Court, being the former residence of the kings of Thailand. Wat Po is also regarded as the first centre of public education and is sometimes called ‘Thailand’s first university’. Mural paintings, inscriptions, and statues found in the temple served to educate people on subjects such as literature, warfare, archaeology, astronomy, geology, and meditation and is considered to be the home of Thai traditional massage. Here, you will enjoy a 30 minute Thai massage as an excellent break after a morning sightseeing. Experience an afternoon trip along the bustling Chao Phya River and the quiet klongs in a long tail boat enjoy scenes of life by water. You'll be introduced to a serene, more traditional way of living, away from the high-rise and modern buildings of Bangkok City Centre, as you gently pass Thonburi residential areas. A stop will be made at Wat Arun - the “Temple of Dawn”. Finally, a visit to the flower and vegetable market will round off the day. Located close to the Chao Phraya River, this part of Bangkok brings you to a rural piece of Bangkok where you will find a vast selection of flowers, especially orchids and tropical flowers and see how the merchants create very special flower garlands.
Photography is permitted in the Royal Palace Grounds and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not inside the buildings. Please dress respectfully (no bare shoulders, knees or strapless-heel shoes) when visiting the Grand Palace and temple complex. Shoes must be removed before entering the temple buildings as a matter of respect. The Palace may be closed without prior notice during Royal ceremonies and officials or head of state visit.
Fly from Bangkok to Phuket.
Indigo Pearl is a hidden sanctuary just moments from the expanse of the Andaman Sea. Historic detail fuses with chic design and elegance to create an inspired setting for a beach resort getaway. Discover the essence of Phuket in the beautifully inspired rooms, dining venues, and tranquil spa. Exquisite rooms, villas, pool pavilions, and suites all embody the Indigo Pearl tropical resort experience. Immerse yourself in an experience as unique and as beautiful as an indigo pearl and observe for yourself the meeting between contemporary style and modern distinction.
This amazing adventure starts in the early morning as you set out by speed boat to the scenic Phi Phi Islands, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley, located about 45 kilometres from Phuket. Sightseeing excursions include Loh Sa Mah and Phi Phi Ley cove as well as Maya Bay, where the 2000 film “The Beach” was filmed. A chance to observe the majestic undersea world is also available for guests who enjoy snorkelling. Phi Phi Ley is home to the Viking Cave, a large limestone cavern in which ancient rock paintings can be found. Thought to resemble Viking ships – hence the name of the cave – they are believed to be 3000 to 4000 years old.
Today a private vehicle will pick you up and take you for some culinary training at Pat's Home Thai Cooking School. Pat, originally from Bangkok, lived in California for eight years. Having returned to Phuket she wishes to share her cuisine expertise and secrets in the comfort and exotic surroundings of her gracious home.
Transfer from Phuket to Krabi with a private vehicle, driver, and English speaking guide.
The Tubkaak - Tubkaak Boutique Resort has been featured in "Unseen Thailand". The Tubkaak Krabi blends distinctive southern Thai architecture with the incredible natural beauty of Krabi's landscape. Villa style accommodation combines elements of east and west, with stylish interiors and oriental bathrooms open to the sky. In a superb location overlooking the sea with inspiring views of the magnificent Hong Islands, Tubkaak Beach literally translates as Visitors Cove, where local hospitality is legendary.
Explore the stunning natural beauty of southern Thailand's islands on this exclusive private canoeing tour. Marvel at the bright white beaches surrounded by towering limestone cliffs, the blue of the Andaman Sea and the green of the islands lush vegetation. “Room Island,” or Koh Hong, is one of the most beautiful islands in the south. Protected by the Thai government for its wildlife, Koh Hong is full of monkeys, lizards, and a variety of birds. Take a walk on one of the islands nature trails or simply relax in the sun. Koh Hong is also known for its lagoon, which can only be reached from the water.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Fly from Krabi to Bangkok.
Bob Feldman ,
November 19, 2013
"I wanted to let you know that our trip to China was great! Everybody enjoyed themselves. When planning a trip I am always concerned about the itinerary, the vehicles and the guides. All 3 of these were great. The guides were particularly good and in this case really made the trip a pleasure. Overall a great trip. Thanks for all you did."
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October 10, 2013
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September 04, 2013
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August 30, 2013
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August 02, 2013
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July 25, 2013
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Great trip. I would definitely travel again with Kensington Tours."
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August 07, 2013
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June 21, 2013
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July 11, 2013
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June 14, 2013
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