Here is a nice little trip which sees you stop off in China (Beijing) and also Thailand for two weeks on November/December this year. For all hotels book on Ebookers using code SUMMER14
All accommodation is rated good or excellent. Flights include all hold luggage, the additional costs not included here are airport transfers but you have lots of options from public transport to taxi costs.
Here are the details:
You'll fly from London to Beijing with Air China. I've flown with them myself and they aren't too bad, they aren't going to compare to sag Ethiad or Singapore and the IFE is a bit naff but it will get you there. Take a good book!
Book all long haul flights on travelup.co.uk £729.74
After arriving in Beijing you'll spend 2 nights in the tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml which is close to the Forbidden City and my favourite temple in Beijing, the Llama Temple. Book on Ebookers £51.79
You'll fly to Bangkok on 28/11 arriving late in the evening. You'll spend 4 nights in Bangkok (3 and a half full days) at the tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml which has good reviews. It's close to Khao San Road and also the Grand Palace. If you get chance I recommend visiting the 'Bridge on the River Kwai' it's a long trip but really interesting.
Book hotel on Ebookers using code SUMMER14 £67.45
You'll fly to Chiang Mai today. You can catch the train but I never heard one person say good things about it when I went but if you want the 'experience' it is a cheaper option than flying. Book flights on airasia.com £77.89
In Chiang Mai you'll stay at tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml Chiang Mai is great for wandering along the river, seeing the elephants at any of the nearby parks and it also has lots of temples for you to explore, as well as a good nihht market inside the city walls. Book hotel on Ebookers using code SUMMER14 £30.93
You'll fly to Krabi (book flights on airasia.com £173.27.
In Krabi you'll need to sort our your own transportation (additional cost) to get to Lanta which is far nicer than Krabi. You will have missed the ferry and if you wanted you could spend the time in Krabi but you'll have far nicer accommodation in Lanta. You'll stay at tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml for 2 nights. Boo on Ebookers £15.93
You'll get the ferry to Phi Phi from Lanta - cost $22.53/£17.10
In Phi Phi you'll stay at tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml for 3 nights £86.06 book on Ebookers.
You'll catch the ferry to Phuket ($17.67/£13.41) and then stay for your final 2 nights in Phucket at tripadvisor.co.uk/Hot…tml book on Ebookers £40.29
You take off at 1:40am, but you will need to be at the airport around 10:30pm on 12th. You could perhaps negotiate a late checkout at the hotel on 12th.