Luxurious Alternatives to Backpacking around Thailand

If you’re anything like us, you’ll want to count yourself in with the 2.5 million people worldwide who visited Thailand in 2012. The problem is, the vast majority of those people journey to Thailand by backpacking. Although this is a fantastic way to see a place without spending a lot of money, it’s not the most luxurious way of doing things. So for those of you who’d like to explore what Thailand has to offer without having to slum it, here’s a quick guide to how to travel around Thailand luxuriously.

Exchange Cheap Flights for a Royal Treatment
Regardless of the way you choose to travel round Thailand, you’ll probably need to fly out there. If you’re holidaying on a budget, it’s likely that you’ll go standard economy class, but this could leave you restless following your 10-12 hour flight. Not so if you travel with a first class airline.

Instead, you’ll experience the height of luxury through a high quality service which offers you champagne, wonderful food, an in-flight telephone and a full bed. This means that when you arrive at your destination, you’ll be raring to go straight away.

Visit Some of the Best Spas in the World
When you’ve spent your time in the Thai countryside on or an adventure, it’s good to know that there’s somewhere you can go to be pampered. Thankfully, Thailand has some of the best spa locations in the globe.

So what’s an example of the kind of spa day you could have in as Thai spa? Imagine beginning with a personal wellness consultation to guide you in which therapies you should try. Then follow that up with a skin smoothing salt-rub, a sports massage and then some physiotherapy. If you’re feeling sporty, as a coutry with many islands, Thailand is a fantastic place to try out some sea sports. Most spas offer kayak, beach bike training and much more, so there’s something for everybody.

Koh Phi Phi island
When Sleeping on a 24 Hour Train isn’t for You
Many people who backpack around Thailand use the country’s extensive rail network to get around, and use the long journey times to sleep in between hostels. If this doesn’t quite sound like your cup of tea, you could book a series of luxury hotels and use your short journey’s between then as opportunities to explore.

Thankfully, there are a range of different hotel companies which offer hotels inside Thailand, and you won't believe how nice a room you can get for $20 US or less!

Adventuring in Style
Of course, one of the main attractions to Thailand is its culture and history which comes in many forms. To add a touch of luxury to your adventures, try scuba diving along one of its pristine beaches, absorb some culture at the ancient attraction of Old Sukhothai, known as the First Thai Empire, and finish off with a taste of the glorious Thai cuisine.

So as you can see, Thailand offers a lot of ways for the luxury-seeking amongst us to experience it. So if you don’t fancy backpacking, don’t be put off; visit Thailand today.

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