Tailor-Made Holiday

Thailand and Laos Honeymoon

Relax, explore and discover hidden gems on this luxurious honeymoon.

16 days

from £3,250pp

Fascinating Bangkok, peaceful hill tribes, gentle rivers and magical towns, a combination of Thailand and Luang Prabang in Laos gives a varied insight into this charming region of South East Asia. A perfect combination of excitement, exploring and relaxation.

  • Floating down the Mekong
  • Become a Mahout for a day in Northern Thailand
  • Watching the Monks at Alms in Luang Prabang 
  • Watching the sunset over Pansea beach in Thailand
  • Treating yourself to a day in the spa

This trip gives a chance to visit northern Thailand staying either in the heart of Chiang Mai, with ancient temples and buzzing street markets or outside the cities with a more rural atmosphere. Visit remote hill tribes and learn about the lives of the majestic Asian Elephant. From Chiang Rai take the Luang Say Cruise to Luang Prabang, via an overnight stop on the Mekong – a real highlight of a trip to this region. It offers a relaxing time on the river and the chance to visit small villages and witness a traditional way of life. Luang Prabang is a peaceful and calm haven with an enchanting night market, small markets and gold tipped temples. Finish the time with a few days relaxing on a Thai beach. 

For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.

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what is included

  • All accommodation
  • Internal flights
  • International flights as detailed
  • Sightseeing with private guide as per the itinerary
  • Transfers as detailed

what is excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE FLIGHT COST IS A SUGGESTED FROM PRICE. FLIGHT COSTS WILL BE CONFIRMED AT TIME OF BOOKING. ALL FLIGHTS ARE ATOL PROTECTED.

Itinerary at a glance

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Day 1

Fly London to Bangkok overnight

Day 2

Day at leisure in Bangkok


If you enjoy cities then Bangkok is a must when visiting Thailand. Busy, hectic and sometimes overwhelming it is a true attack on the senses. With exquisite temples, a beautiful Grand Palace plus street markets and long tailed boats, there is so much to explore and enjoy. Glittering temples vie for space with modern skyscrapers and hotels, while quiet back lanes carry the sounds of every day life.


You will be staying at Peninsula Hotel, Bed & Breakfast

Day 3

Choice of activties and excursions
Some suggestions for sightseeing are:
• Cooking lesson in a private home
• Travel by private long-tailed boat along the small rivers, known locally as klongs
• Visit the Grand Palace
• Have lunch at Jim Thompsons House, explore the museum and buy some of Thailand’s best silk
• Visit the ancient capital of Ayutthaya
• Travel outside the city to the Bridge on the River Kwai
• Spend the morning at the authentic Tha Kha floating market


You will be staying at Peninsula Hotel, Bed & Breakfast

Day 4

Fly Bangkok to Chiang Rai


Known as the gateway to the Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai was founded in 1262 by King Mengrai as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. Wat Pra Keow in Chiang Rai was once home to the famed 'Emerald Buddha' now residing at Wat Pra Keow in the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Chiang Rai itself is situated in a valley and the mountains in the surrounding area are home to many people of the various ethnic minority 'hill tribe' groups. It is possible to arrange treks into the nearby mountains to visit the villages where these people still live a basic lifestyle, albeit one that is changing rapidly.


You will be staying at Four Seasons Tented Camp - Chiang Rai, Full board and house beverages

Day 5

Full Days Sightseeing in Chiang Rai
Venture out for a full day exploring this northern region. Visit the Opium Museum, looking into the infamous history of this regions former role in the opium trade, explore the Golden Triangle with Lanna Hill Tribe villages, speed up the Mekong on a private long tailed boat to the walled city of Chiang Saen and most importantly learn more about the majestic Asian Elephant. The best way to do this is become a Mahout, learn how to 'drive' these wonderful animals, trek through the local jungle and finish with a dip in the river, the elephants favourite part of the day.


You will be staying at Four Seasons Tented Camp - Chiang Rai, Full board and house beverages

Day 6

Drive from Chiang Rai to Huay Xai (Road Journey)


Early drive to join the Luang Say boat, travelling downstream towards Laos. Join the boat at the Luang Say Houei Sai office no later than 08:30 to depart Huay Xai pier at 09:30. The guide will escort the luggage onto the boat with the staff from the boat.

Travel from Pakbeng to (Boat Journey)


You will be staying at Luang Say Lodge, Full board

Day 7

Travel from Pakbeng to Luang Prabang (Boat Journey)


The entire town of Luang Prabang, in landlocked Laos in Southeast Asia, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. An exotic former royal capital, it nestles in a peaceful valley on the edge of the Mekong River and represents Laos' spiritual heart and principle showpiece. It is a haven for nature and history enthusiasts.


You will be staying at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, Bed & Breakfast

Day 8

Visit the Royal Palace
The Royal Palace, built in Khmer style, was started in 1904 and took 20 years to complete. It is however, the contents of the palace -rather than the palace itself - that are important. In the king’s private chapel is a copy of the Phra Bang, or Golden Buddha, after which the city takes its name.


You will be staying at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, Bed & Breakfast

Day 9

Time to Yourself


You will be staying at Belmond La Residence Phou Vao, Bed & Breakfast

Day 10

Time to Yourself

Day 11

Fly Luang Prabang to Bangkok

Fly Bangkok to Phuket


The famous island of Phuket is located in the south of Thailand and is the country's largest and most popular island. It is where the lush forests of the south meet the exquisite waters of the Andaman Sea, and has long attracted visitors in their droves. Though it remains Thailand's most popular destination, the island's size makes it relatively easy to avoid the tourist traps.


You will be staying at The Surin Phuket, Bed & Breakfast

Day 12

Time to Yourself


You will be staying at The Surin Phuket, Bed & Breakfast

Day 13

Time to Yourself


You will be staying at The Surin Phuket, Bed & Breakfast

Day 14

Time to Yourself


You will be staying at The Surin Phuket, Bed & Breakfast

Day 15

Time to Yourself


You will be staying at The Surin Phuket, Bed & Breakfast

Day 16

Fly Phuket to Bangkok

Fly Bangkok to London

Accommodation

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we recommend you stay on your journey.

Peninsula Hotel

Peninsula Hotel

One of the finest properties in Bangkok, The Peninsula's riverside location capitalizes its position with panoramic views from every room where guests are assured legendary Thai service....

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Four Seasons Tented Camp - Chiang Rai

Four Seasons Tented Camp - Chiang Rai

Reached by riverboat amid Thailand's exotic bamboo jungles, where three countries meet, a one-of-a-kind experience for active adults awaits....

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Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

Belmond La Residence Phou Vao

The Belmond La Residence Phou Vao sits at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, nestling on the Hill of Kites, overlooking the majestic Mekong and just a 10 mintute walk from the center of Luang Prabang....

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The Surin Phuket

The Surin Phuket

The Surin Phuket located at Pansea Bay, north Phuket and comprises of one or two bedroom thatched cottages beautifully decorated in Thai style....

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