A Red Label Holiday takes your holiday experience to a whole new level with plenty of extras and value adds. From credits for spa treatments, activities, room upgrades and even baby-sitting services, you can be sure of a memorable family holiday or an intimate, relaxing time-out for two.
We’ve put together 11 spectacular day trips you won’t want to miss when visiting these exotic locations on your Red Label Holiday.
6 Tantalising Thai day trips
- Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise
About 85 kilometres north of Bangkok, you will arrive in the ancient Siamese kingdom of Ayutthaya with its fascinating ruins and temples. This day tour is a fascinating journey going back centuries into Thailand’s history. You’ll visit the temples of Wat Pra Sanphet, Wat Mongkhon, and the Reclining Buddha, as well as the summer palace of King Rama IV.
- Thai Burma Death Railway Bridge on the River Kwai
The Death Railway and Bridge on the River Kwai were built in 1943 by the Japanese who wanted to join Thai and Burmese railway lines in order to manufacture a direct route from Bangkok to Burma – now called Myanmar - in order to aid their invasion strategies.
This day tour includes a train ride through rice paddies and pineapple fields as well as boat trip down the River Kwai. You’ll be able to explore the bridge and surrounding areas yourself, as well as visit the war museum and allied war graves.
- Koh Samui 4WD Jeep Jungle Tour
Step into an experience of adventure and excitement as you discover the dense jungle of Koh Samui with a 4WD Jeep tour. You’ll traverse some rough terrain, but the sights will be worth it, and of course, therein lays the adventure. On your journey you’ll come across breath-taking waterfalls, hidden valleys and other jungle gems before arriving at your mountain top restaurant for lunch.
- Phuket to Phi Phi Islands - by speedboat
The island of Phi Phi is worth spending some time on, so hop on a speedboat from Phuket and get there quickly so that you can spend an entire day exploring and discovering one of the most beautiful places on earth. Made famous by The Beach movie, Maya Bay is one of the destinations you will be able to visit. Grab your mask and snorkel, and get ready to spend the rest of the day beneath the tranquil, crystal clear water, or simply laze about on the perfect white sandy beaches.
- Phang Nga Bay from Phuket
Phang Nga Bay is scattered with hundreds of islands and limestone cliffs jutting out from the deep blue sea. Explore sea caves and hidden lagoons with a sea kayak, visit James Bond Island and the fascinating water village of Koh Panyee or snorkel amongst the crystal clear water on the magnificent beach of Naka Island.
- Ang Thong Islands
Ang Thong is a fascinating archipelago with about 40 islands in the Koh Samui district of Thailand. A boat trip to this region will open up a world of pristine beaches and scenic viewpoints of the Emerald Lake and other amazing sights. You’ll also visit the Sea Gypsy Village for lunch, which is definitely an unforgettable experience.
5 Mesmerising Mauritian day trips
- Swimming with dolphins and whale watching
Swim with wild dolphins in Tamarin Bay, and go snorkelling on a spectacular coral reef teaming with coral and tropical fish. As part of some of the tours, you can also speed off to look for whales in the open ocean and get up close with these mammoths of the sea. The best time for whale watching is usually between July and October.
- Private custom tour of Mauritius
With a customisable tour of Mauritius, you can not only see the typical hotspots, like the gorgeous beaches, but also the lesser known gems that this island is proud to show off. With a private driver, you can plan a list of sites you would like to visit, from sites like Ganga Talao, tea plantations and Chamarel Waterfalls, and so many more.
- Day Trip to Chamarel Waterfall, Trou aux Cerfs, and Seven Coloured Earth
The southwest part of Mauritius is an exciting part of the island to visit, as it has everything from Rum to volcanoes and multi-coloured sand dunes. The spectacular Chamarel Waterfall will take your breath away, while the Seven Coloured Earth dunes will intrigue you and captivate your imagination. Sip on some locally made rum and enjoy a traditional Mauritian lunch before setting off again to enjoy magnificent island views from Trou aux Cerfs Crater.
- Boat tour of Ile aux Cerfs, Blue Bay and Grand River South East Waterfall
Hop from island to island on the south coast of Mauritius, visiting islands and sites like Ile de La Passe, Ile du Phare, Blue Bay and the Grand River South East Waterfall, which flows directly into the sea. Snorkel in the cleanest ocean water you’ll ever find with visibility that will take your breath away at Blue Bay and enjoy the spectacular scenery at Ile de La Passe. There’s even a possibility that your tour may include a beach braai at the end of the day with fresh seafood and other local delicacies.
- Day trip to Botanical Garden, Sugar Museum, Rum Tasting, Port Louis
The north of the island offers wonderful, truly authentic Mauritian experiences like the famous Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden and village of Pamplemousses. You can also learn about the history of the sugar industry, which has been a large contributor to the Mauritian economy for many decades. On your day trip to this part of the island, you won’t want to miss out the opportunity of exploring the fascinating city of Port Louis and getting stuck into an afternoon of tasting the local rum varieties.
Mauritius and Thailand are both popular destinations, and after spending a little time in these fascinating countries, you’ll understand why. Both have a unique charm, filled with bright sunny days on the beach, incredible scenery, amazing cultures and food, and plenty to see and do. Contact your Flight Centre Consultant to find out more about the Red Label holidays you can enjoy in Thailand and Mauritius.