From the frenetic pace of Bangkok to the peaceful retreats of the islands a holiday to Thailand is a real treat and it is not hard to see why. The country is full of ancient cities, lush tropical jungle, white sandy beaches, delicious food, fantastic hosts and some crazy colourful festivals such as the Songkran Water Festival, the Elephant Roundup in Surin and the Loi Krathong Candle Light Festival.
Activity: Take some time to get away from the crowds by trekking and river cruising in the hills and visit another side of Thailand, very much off the beaten track, as was much of old Asia.
Known as the 'Land of the Thunder Dragon' Bhutan descends from the highest Himalaya, at just over 7,000 meters to the plains in the south, land-locked by India and Tibet. Dramatic landscape run north to south and over the millennia have forged deep valleys and ravines separated by lofty ridges and mountain passes. Each of these valleys have their own unique beauty, rich diversity of flora and fauna along with omnipresent spirituality and one of the most colourful cultures on Earth.
Activity: Explore Bhutan in luxury; discover the country’s beguiling beauty on scenic private drives through the mountains when travelling from location to location.