7 Super Experiences!

Our genuine experts explored the destinations time and again and finally worked out the itinerary taking you to experience the highlights in various ways that others might miss.

pic Premium electricity overnight train makes you feel like a local

The overnight train is one of the most popular ways that locals use when going to Chiangmai. UME will choose the upgraded electricity train for you, new, quiet and comfortable.

pic Dress in local Karen cloth and get close encounter with Elephant

Put on the local Karen cloth and enjoy your time playing with the elephants in our carefully hand-picked elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai.

pic Sample special "Sweet Angel Hair" in Ayutthaya --- only locals know

Ayutthaya is the center for the production of "Sweet Angel Hair"(Roti Sai Mai). A normal tour to Ayutthaya will always skip this special local snack, but you will not miss it!

pic Bargain as a local in a 100+ years floating market

Take a traditional long-tail boat to experience the floating village then start your in-depth exploration to bargain in the 100+ years floating market by paddle boat.

pic Trace back from Bangkok to Ayutthaya dynasty --- unmissable Thai history

Our knowledgeable local guide will take you back to the Ayutthaya period to discover the unbelievable Thai-Burma war and to see how the historical Ayutthaya became ruins.

pic Scenic Chao Prhaya River cruise with abundent buffet lunch

Board a comfortable scenic cruise from Bangkok to Ayutthaya. Enjoy the amazing scenery alongside in the meanwhile enjoy your buffet lunch on board!

pic James Bond Island and guided sea canoeing --- beat the crowds

James Bond Island named from the movie'The Man With The Golden Gun'. This less-crowded island with sea canoeing activity will offer you a much more comfortable experience.

Itinerary Details

The following itinerary is for your inspiration. Our experts will customize your own tour according to your interests, schedules, hotel tastes and budget. All can be tailor-made!

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  • Adjust activities to your interests
  • Change a hotel
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Day 1 - Arrive in Bangkok

สวัสดีค่ะ Sawasdee ka!Welcome to Thailand! On arrival in Bangkok, your private guide will welcome you at the arrival hall and transfer you to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Accommodation: Century Park Hotel - SHA Plus Certified
Good to know

The rest of the day is arranged on your own. You may need some time to relax and recover from the long-distance flight or possibly from jet-lag. If you feel like going for a walk and checking out places nearby, feel free to ask your guide for recommendations for good dining or places to see.

Day 2 - Floating Market & The Grand Palace

Depart early morning for a 2-hour drive to the 100-year-old Damnoen Saduak Floating Market located 100 km (62 mi) from Bangkok, one of Thailand’s most famous attractions. Day-in and day-out from about 8 am to about 11 am, the Floating Market is routinely crowded with hundreds of vendors and purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling and buying or exchanging their goods. You will have a chance to take a ride on a long tail boat to get the real sense of a floating village. After the long tail boat cruise around the village, you will stop at a transit point where you can choose to further explore the floating market by a 4-seat boat (at your own expense) or stroll around by the river's banks. 


After having lunch, you will return to Bangkok, and you will visit Wat Pho, which is one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest temples. Wat Pho was built by King Rama I about 200 years ago and houses the gigantic, gold-plated Reclining Buddha image. This unique image is 49 meters long and 12 meters high with beautifully inlaid mother-of-pearl soles. Your last stop is The Royal Grand Palace, the nation's landmark and the most revered royal monument. You will see the Palace, which is used for many different occasions, and you will see The Coronation Hall, the Funeral Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the mysterious, famous Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), the most revered Buddha image in Thailand. Then return to the hotel. 

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
Wat Pho
Wat Pho
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
Accommodation: Century Park Hotel - SHA Plus Certified
Good to know

Asiatique is a nice place to chill out by yourself. It combined two of the most popular shopping experiences in the city: a night bazaar and a mall. Open from 17:00, spending an evening here is no problem: you’ll have good fun browsing the boutiques, picking up gifts or something for yourself; you are guaranteed to find something you would like to eat and if this isn’t enough entertainment, shows are performed nightly: Calypso ladyboy cabaret and soon, a classic Thai puppets performance.

Day 3 - Ayutthaya & Overnight Train to Chiang Mai

Early morning, you will board a luxury boat cruise to the ancient capital, Ayutthaya (80 km from Bangkok), which was the capital of the Thai Kingdom for 417 years. The city was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong, and in 1767, it was destroyed by the Burmese army. Nowadays, the ruins of the former city are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will witness the daily life of the river’s inhabitants and watch the scenery change from cosmopolitan to rural. A wonderful international buffet lunch will be prepared on board.


Disembark from the boat and you will take a private, air-conditioned car to visit the Ayutthaya History Park. You will stroll around the ruins of several ancient temples including Wat Phra Si Sanphet, a former royal temple during Ayutthaya's days of glory; Wat Mahathat, where the roots of a tree surround the head of Buddha; and if time allows, Wat Chai Wattanaram, a perfect example of Khmer architectural influence. During the visit, your guide will take you to sample a famous, notable local snack – Roti Sai Mai which is also referred to as 'Sweet Angel Hair'.

 

After the tour, your guide will escort you to the railway station. You will take an overnight train to Chiang Mai.

Ayutthaya Roti Sai Mai
Ayutthaya Roti Sai Mai
Wat Mahathat
Wat Mahathat
Bang Pa-In Summer Palace
Bang Pa-In Summer Palace
local Tuk Tuk in Ayutthaya
local Tuk Tuk in Ayutthaya
Overnight Train
Overnight Train
Accommodation: Overnight train to Chiangmai
Good to know

The best way to travel like a local is to take an overnight train to Chiang Mai. This comfortable, safe, cheap and environmentally friendly transportation is very popular in locals. Especially during holidays and closer to the departure date, the train tickets were always fully booked. Please let us know once you decide to try this train so that we can book the ticket as soon as possible, otherwise, we can arrange an internal flight for you instead.

Day 4 - Arrive Chiang Mai & Temples tour

This morning, your overnight train will arrive at Chiang Mai train station, your guide will wait for you at the exit with your name sign. After meeting with your guide, he will accompany you to have a local breakfast and then take you to enjoy your Chiang Mai old city temple tour before your check-in time. This tour includes Wat Pra Singh, It is one of over 200 ancient Buddhist temples located around the city, one of the most well-regarded examples of Lanna architecture. And Wat Chedi Luang, The temple is the site of an enormous pagoda, originally 280 feet high, and which was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545. Then transfer to the Warorot market, to see and feel the real northern people’s way of life. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then transfer to hotel for check-in. The afternoon is free at your leisure.

Wat Pra Singh
Wat Pra Singh
Warorot market
Warorot market
Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang
Accommodation: The Rim Resort Chiang Mai
Good to know

Chiang Mai is a shopping paradise, with its famous arts and crafts. Nothing beats shopping for a bargain more than in the famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. The Night Bazaar, on the east side of the old walled city, is approximately 1km long. This evening, you can explore the night bazaar and find all special handicrafts and souvenirs you need along the street, plus a heap of mobile food street stalls.

Day 5 - Elephant Sanctuary & Doi Suthep Mountain

A half-day package to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary offers you an enjoyable opportunity to spend quality time with elephants in their natural home, as well as gain an insight into their history and behavior, and create cherished lifelong memories of their time spent with these amazing animals.


Today you will be picked up from your place of accommodation and will drive through scenic agricultural areas before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants, before changing into traditional Karen clothing.


After being allocated bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, you will walk with your guide through the Sanctuary, where you will find free-roaming elephants and hear their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. 


After the close encounter with the elephant, you have head to visit Doi Suthep Mountain. Climb 309 steps (or for the less fitness-oriented, a tram is available for a small surcharge) to the top, enjoying a truly breathtaking scenery all along the way up to the top where you will find Wat Phra That, one of Northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. Have a panoramic view of the city of Chiang Mai. 

Elephant Mud Spa
Elephant Mud Spa
Elephant Bathing
Elephant Bathing
Chiang Mai Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Chiang Mai Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Traditional Karen Clothing
Traditional Karen Clothing
Doi Suthep Mountain
Doi Suthep Mountain
Wat Phra That
Wat Phra That
Accommodation: The Rim Resort Chiang Mai
Good to know

1. Please bring a change of clothes for you will get dirty and wet while washing and swimming with elephants. After those activities, you can have a bath in the bathroom there.

2. Please bring sunscreen, a hat, mosquito repellent, of course, your camera.

3. Please note that small deviations in the itinerary are sometimes necessary, depending on road conditions and other factors. 

4. Mosquitoes are very common insects in Thailand. It is essential that you seek medical advice prior to travel, and especially if you are pregnant or have an underlying medical condition. 

5. We do not recommend pregnant women to participate in this tour, as pregnancy should not stay too close to the big animal especially when bathing the elephant in the stream where there are lots of small stones that may be dangerous.

Day 6 - Fly to Phuket

This morning you will check out and transfer to the airport for your flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket. On arrival, your private guide will accompany you for your hotel check-in. After settle down, relax poolside or head to the beach.

Accommodation: Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa - SHA Plus Certified

Day 7 - Explore James Bond Island

After pick up at your Phuket hotel in the morning, you will travel by air-conditioned minibus to the cruise departure point at Ao Por Pier. You can enjoy the complimentary coffee, tea, and dessert service before boarding your luxury big boat enter Ao Phang Nga National Park, where you will have opportunities for snorkeling and swimming. Later, you will admire the craggy stalactite formations of Panak Island’s caves and enjoy canoeing in Bat Cave or Mangrove cave. Then depart from Panak Island to Hong Island, our guides will paddle you around to explore hidden caves and lagoons. If lucky, you will find locals sell coconut in the mangrove and you may also get zero-distance to the varied wild monkey.


After having a great buffet lunch on board, you will continue on to a photo stop at Khao Phing Kan, also known as James Bond Island. The famous movie named The Man with the Golden Gun was filmed here. Then you can enjoy swimming and relaxing before return to Ao Por Pier and then transfer to your hotel.

 Ao Phang Nga National Park
Ao Phang Nga National Park
Panak Island
Panak Island
Canoeing
Canoeing
James Bond Island
James Bond Island
Accommodation: Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa - SHA Plus Certified
Good to know

1. The itinerary and timing above are approximate and may be modified without notice to fit the tide and local weather conditions. 

2. What to bring: Sunglasses, hat and suntan lotion, spare T-shirts, non-slip shoes, a beach towel, swimming suit, and a camera. 

3. Please ensure you take a waterproof holder/bag to carry the equipment in case of rain or water etc.

4. We do not recommend pregnant women to participate in this tour.

Day 8 - Free Time in Phuket

Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or explore the surrounding area.

Accommodation: Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa - SHA Plus Certified

Day 9 - Return flight

After breakfast at the hotel, free at leisure then depart for Phuket airport to connect your international flight home or to your next destination.

Accommodation

  • 2 Nights in Bangkok
  • 1 Night in Chiang Mai
  • 2 Nights in Chiang Mai
  • 3 Nights in Phuket
Century Park Hotel - SHA Plus Certified
Century Park Hotel - SHA Plus Certified
Century Park Hotel - SHA Plus Certified
Century Park Hotel - SHA Plus Certified
Century Park Hotel - SHA Plus Certified
Room Type:Superior Room
Why this Hotel:

A short walk from the BTS skytrain

Daily shuttle services from the hotel take guests to popular shopping venues

Offers ticket service, laundry and currency exchange

Facilities available at the hotel include a rooftop swimming pool, garden, fitness center, and business center

Overnight train to Chiangmai
Overnight train to Chiangmai
Overnight train to Chiangmai
Room Type:Premium Cabin
Why this Hotel:

The best way to travel like a local

Comfortable, safe, cheap, and environmentally friendly

Very popular to locals

Powered by electricity and is quieter and calmer compared to the old ones

The Rim Resort Chiang Mai
The Rim Resort Chiang Mai
The Rim Resort Chiang Mai
The Rim Resort Chiang Mai
The Rim Resort Chiang Mai
Room Type:Supreme Deluxe Room
Why this Hotel:

15-minute stroll from Sunday Walking Street

Traditional Lanna Style

43 sqm Supreme Deluxe Room

Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa - SHA Plus Certified
Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa - SHA Plus Certified
Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa - SHA Plus Certified
Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa - SHA Plus Certified
Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa - SHA Plus Certified
Room Type:Premium Room
Why this Hotel:

2 minutes walk from the beach

Offers free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant

It offers outdoor dining and evening dance performances

What's included

AccommodationInternational-standard
Day1-2 Century Park Hotel - SHA Plus Certified
Day3 Overnight train to Chiangmai
Day4-5 The Rim Resort Chiang Mai
Day6-8 Burasari Phuket Resort & Spa - SHA Plus Certified

Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast

Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

  • Well screened Hotels

    Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.

  • Super nice location

    Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.

TransportPrivate & Air-conditioned

All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises

Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space

  • Best-time flight

    No early get up. No late arrival.

  • Better seats

    Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.

GuidePrivate & Professional

Expert English-speaking local guide

MealsSafe & Authentic

All meals specified in the itinerary

  • Satisfying food

    Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!

  • Local specialities

    Traditional local food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out with our local guide!

  • Little snack

    Wanna try authentic local snack? Please follow us!

SupportUseful Package & 24/7 Local Service

Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day

City map & SIM card (unlimited internet)

24/7 helpline while you are travelling

ExcursionsAll listed in the above Itnerary

All excursions specified in the itinerary

All entrance fees specified in the itinerary

Not included
Flights

Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.

service

our driver
Professional Guides & Drivers

We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

our hotel
Well-selected Scenic spots and Hotel

All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

local
Local Available 7/24

You will have our local team's urgency contact number and we are available whenever and wherever. If you meet any problem or need any help, just make a phone call and everything will be settled down at a time.

welcome kit
Warm Welcome Kits

We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.