Our guide to Thailand
Honeymoon to Thailand
Bangkok, Khao Sok, Koh Lanta
based on 11 nights
Price based on two people sharing one room with private transfers, selected tours and daily breakfast. Please note around public vacations and festive seasons this price will increase.
At a Glance
Elephant Hills is a really amazing experience where you can get off the beaten track deep inside the Khao Sok National Park.
A 3-center stay taking in skyscrapers, jungle, beaches and breathtaking vistas
The west coast of Thailand is the perfect place to finish off a honeymoon, with wonderful resorts and dramatic scenery to explore.
Notable contrasts between each stop will give you varied scenery, activities and culture
Bangkok is a fascinating international city, with so much to do and see. From foodie experiences to history and culture, to shopping and sky bars, you certainly won't be bored.
Best time to Visit
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Thailand has a tropical climate and the driest months to visit are December to March. November and April are also good months to visit and you may get some rain, although it is outside of the monsoon season. May to October is the monsoon with downpours occurring once or twice a day, rather than constant rain.
Embrace the romance and adventure of the Orient as you head off on your first journey as a married couple, exploring Bangkok’s maze of canals and colorful markets before heading off to the pristine Khao Sok National Park to trek with elephants. Finish on the beach, concealed in an exclusive hideaway where you can unwind and reflect on your adventure.
Days 1-4: Bangkok
Your adventure begins in Bangkok, the bustling electric capital city of Thailand. A jumble of old and new, this is the perfect place to discover together, filled with vibrant markets and lively restaurants and bars. Spend half a day with your enthusiastic local guide exploring two of Bangkok’s most iconic sites, the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Wake early to see the monks gathering for their morning chanting, a deeply spiritual experience that will send shivers down your spine. Continue into the temple to marvel at the vast 45m (148ft) reclining Buddha before heading over to the Grand Palace, a former residence of the much-loved Royal Family, and now housing the country’s most sacred statue, the Emerald Buddha. Your guide will be able to explain the important relationship Thai people have with their king and their religion. We also recommend you leave the city behind for one day and head out into the suburbs to experience one of the best floating markets in the country. It’s great fun and certainly worth a visit.
Accommodation: COMO Metropolitan Bangkok (3 nights)
Days 4-7: Khao Sok National Park Thailand
A short flight from Bangkok takes you to Phuket, and then you will embark on a stunning three-hour drive north into the primary rainforest of Khao Sok National Park. Your destination is Elephant Hills Tented Camp, one of the best (and humane) elephant trekking camps in the country. Whilst this isn't for the faint-hearted (you are in the jungle after all!), if you like the outdoors and getting close to nature, you will love it. They have two camps, one in the rainforest and one floating on Cheow Larn Lake, and will be able to stay at both. During the day your activities consist of elephant encounters, canoeing along the river, swimming in the lake, trekking into the rainforest and more. It really is an action-packed adventure! The tents are basic but perfectly comfortable and the food is delicious. There are no private tours; the activities are conducted on a small group basis, but this means you can meet other like-minded guests.
Accommodation: Elephant Hills Tented Camp (3 nights)
Days 7-12: Koh Lanta
After a busy few days in Khao Sok, you will make your way to the beach. Thailand has a wonderful selection of beach resorts to suit all tastes and budgets, but here we suggest Layana Resort and Spa on the nearby island of Koh Lanta. Layana is an adults-only resort, so without the noise and distraction of children, you will be able to fully relax and unwind, spending your last few days together in total bliss, before it’s time to return to the real world. Why not indulge at the spa, or simply read a good book on the beach (with a drink in hand). If you are still looking for adventure, explore the nearby islands by speed boat or longtail boat. The snorkeling and diving is fantastic, or you could try your hand at some kayaking or sailing. Share new and special experiences together, before heading home after a truly unforgettable honeymoon.
Accommodation: Layana Resort & Spa (5 nights)
Clare Barratt (Staff)
This is a really great itinerary for couples looking for some adventure or a more active honeymoon as it includes a stay at the renowned Elephant Hills. I would recommend staying at the main camp and also at the rainforest camp so you can embrace two different sceneries.
Floating Markets - Half Day
Leave Bangkok's skyscrapers behind and head out into the suburbs to experience some of Thailand's most vibrant and bustling markets, ranging from railways to rivers.
Grand Palace & Wat Pho in Style
Spend half a day exploring two of Bangkok's most iconic sites; the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Accompanied by your own English-speaking guide, you will learn more about Buddhism in Thailand as well as the country's much loved Royal Family.