As Kew Gardens gears up for its 23rd annual Orchids Festival, VIVID Travel is now offering horticultural lovers a unique opportunity to discover the delights of tropical Asian flowers in Thailand.

Starting out in Bangkok, travellers will explore the capital before heading by train to Chiang Mai in the north to visit “orchid heaven” at the Sai Nam Phung Orchid and Butterfly Farm in nearby Mae Rim. Travellers will be dazzled with a stunning display of orchid blooms, including the Venda Coerulea “Pure White”, one of the world’s rarest varieties, along with hundreds of exotic butterflies. After a visit to the Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, the final stop is the island paradise of Koh Samui to soak up the sun, enjoy some beach fun and experience breath-taking snorkelling sites.

Experience Northern Thailand in a different way joining Mark Bibby Jackson on his tuk tuk travels.

A 13-day trip to Thailand with VIVID Travel costs £1,995 per person based on a family of four in interconnecting rooms or suites, travelling between 1 September and 31 October. Price includes all accommodation, international and domestic flights, private transfers and five excursions including a visit to the Sai Nam Phung Orchid and Butterfly Farms, entry to the Elephant Sanctuary and trips to Bangkok and Koh Samui.

Shaking up the luxury holiday sector, new tour operator VIVID Travel offers limitless flexibility to bespoke holidays to Africa, Asia, Latin America and Canada. For more information on booking bespoke holidays and inspirational trips contact VIVID Travel on 01483 319333 or visit VIVID Travel.