Hidden Treasures of Thailand and Laos
In Bangkok, we'll be staying for 3 nights at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and Towers. Located on the banks of the mighty Chao Phraya River, this luxury, 5-star hotel occupies an enviable location, and features 4 restaurants, 2 outdoor pools, and a spa. Guests can exercise in the 24-hour fitness center and enjoy a sauna, a hot tub, a large garden and tennis courts. Guests enjoy complimentary shuttle boat access to the Bangkok skytrain, and concierge and laundry services are available. All rooms offer unobstructed river views, flat-screen TVs, a safety deposit box and tea/coffee making facilities. The private bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and shower and pampers the guests with high quality toiletries.
In Chiang Mai, we'll be staying for 4 nights at the luxury Le Méridien Chiang Mai Hotel. This upscale hotel presents an intriguing blend of the European heritage and the local Lanna Era style to deliver a uniquely contemporary experience backed by a natural outdoor canvas in the heart of Thailand’s northern capital. The hotel's spa offers healing massages, body treatments and holistic therapies. A state-of-the-art gym houses the latest equipment, while the outdoor swimming pool is set against panoramas of the city and the mountain. Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest level of comfort and convenience, with a bathtub, in house movies, bathrobes, LCD television, and Internet access. The bathrooms have glass and marble finishes with rain showers, bathrobes, slippers and luxury toiletries.
In Phuket, we'll be staying for 3 nights at the Twin Palms Resort & Spa, Phuket’s most stylish contemporary resort, located in a tranquil yet exclusive area, surrounded by tropical gardens, and a short walk from the famous Surin Beach. The hotel offers a salt water pool, surrounded by extensive private terraces with lagoon pool views, both indoor and outdoor dining options serving local and Western favorites and drinks. Other facilities at Twin Palms include a fitness center, library, and the Sun Spa offers a range of relaxing spa services. The hotel has only 97 luxurious rooms, each surrounded by palms, and featuring a private terrace facing the pool with the garden view. Designed to lift your spirits with a tranquil landscape, each room has been thoughtfully designed for seclusion, comfort and connection to the tropical environment, and complemented by a large, private balcony. Rooms feature cable TV, entertainment system, free Wi-Fi, a fully-stocked mini-bar, and bathrooms with rain showers.
In Luang Prabang in Laos, we'll be staying for 3 nights at the Victoria Xiengthong Palace Hotel. Sitting next to the famous Wat Xiengthong Temple in Luang Prabang, this luxury hotel, located in a building that used to be a royal residence enjoys the prime Luang Prabang location in a quiet section of the Old City, as well as the beautiful views of the Mekong River. The hotel features a private garden, a terrace, a bar and a lounge an the pampering Ayu Spa with relaxing massages and steam baths. The Kitchen by the Mekong Restaurant serves excellent wine and international dishes, and outdoor garden dining is available. The 26 air-conditioned rooms are spacious and elegant, and according to the Laotian royal tradition, feature restrained decor along with textured walls and flat-screen TVs, an iPhone dock, minibar and free bottled water. En suite bathrooms have a bathtub and separate shower. The free WiFi and wired Internet access is available throughout the hotel.
In the highly unlikely event that our original accommodations must be changed, the alternative accommodations will be a hotel of equal or higher standard. No change will made to the cost of the tour.