Start your journey by exploring the rice paddies and jungle surrounding Chiang Mai or take a trek to the elephant camp during the day. Finish your day by watching a cultural performance of the local hill tribes at the luxurious Four Seasons whilst dining under the stars in a magical setting.
Continue your journey by boarding the elegant Eastern & Oriental Express where you can watch the world go by from the observation car, relax in your own luxurious private cabin or indulge in a cocktail at one of the train’s bars. The cuisine on board is divine and the perfect way to round off days of exploring the villages and towns at the various stops along the route.
On arrival in Singapore you will be whisked to the airport for your flight to Langkawi where you can relax at the Datai, spending your days surrounded by dense jungle with the waters of Datai Bay lapping at your feet. Sample some of the outstanding food on offer or, for the more active, play a round of golf on the hotel’s own golf course.
This is a suggested itinerary and can be tailored to suit your individual needs.
When to travel
With a tropical climate, November to April are the best months to visit the northern parts of Thailand with the least rain. May to October are wet and thunderstorms are common during these months. Langkawi has a similar climate, and the best months to visit are November to April, with low changes of rain and high temperatures. Langkawi's greener season is between May and October and although temperatures are still in their thirties.
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Location and directions
Thailand and Malaysia
The Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is situated in the Mae Rim Valley, 30-minutes drive from Chiang Mai, the northern capital of Thailand. The Eastern & Oriental Express carries passengers in luxury between Bangkok and Singapore. The train travels through dense rainforests and towering mountains past golden temples; rubber plantations and fields of frangiapani, tapioca, sunflowers and mango orchards; and remote towns and villages. The Datai is situated on the northwestern tip of Langkawi Island, 45-minutes from the main town, Kuah. The 99 islands of the Langkawi archipelago lie some 20 miles off the northwest coast of Malaysia, in the Andaman Sea.
How to get there
11-hour international flight to Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport, followed by a 1-hour domestic flight to Chiang Mai International Airport. The Four Seasons is 20-minutes from the airport.