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 1st class electricity overnight train makes you feel like a local

Overninght train is one of the most popular ways that locals use when go 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). 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 knowledgeble local guide will take you back to 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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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: Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok – Managed by Accor
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The rest of 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 - Good Morning Bangkok!

Depart early morning for a 2-hour drive to the Maeklong Railway Market (also known as Rom Hub Market). It has a train running through the middle of it several times a day. Right down the middle and close enough to touch. Only in Thailand! Marvel at each seller quickly moves their wares via ingenious sets of easily-movable containers to avoid the coming train, once the train has passed, it’s back to business as usual.

Your second stop is the 100-year-old Damnoen Saduak Floating Market located 100 km (62 mi) from Bangkok, one of the 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. 

Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Pho
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
Maeklong Railway Market
Maeklong Railway Market
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Asiatique The Riverfront
Asiatique The Riverfront
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok – Managed by Accor
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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 captital, 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.

Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Wat Mahathat
Wat Mahathat
Wat Chai Wattanaram
Wat Chai Wattanaram
The Grand Pearl Luxury Cruise
The Grand Pearl Luxury Cruise
Overnight Train
Overnight Train
Ayutthaya Roti Sai Mai
Ayutthaya Roti Sai Mai
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
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 poosible, otherwise, we can arrange 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 meet with your guide, he will accompany with 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 include 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 Warorot market, to see and feel the real northern people’s way of life. Lunch at local restaurant. Then transfer to hotel for check in.Afternoon is free at your leisure.

Wat Chedi Luang
Wat Chedi Luang
Warorot market
Warorot market
Wat Pra Singh
Wat Pra Singh
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
Accommodation: U Nimman Chiang Mai
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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 to find all special handicrafts and souveniers 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 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 views of the city of Chiang Mai. 

Wat Phra That
Wat Phra That
Doi Suthep Mountain
Doi Suthep Mountain
Traditional Karen Clothing
Traditional Karen Clothing
Chiang Mai Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Chiang Mai Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
Accommodation: U Nimman Chiang Mai

Day 6 - Fly to Phuket

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

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Banthai Beach Resort & Spa

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 snokling 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 varied wild monkey.

After have 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.

James Bond Island
James Bond Island
Koh Hong
Koh Hong
Panak Island
Panak Island
 Ao Phang Nga National Park
Ao Phang Nga National Park
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
Accommodation: Banthai Beach Resort & Spa

Day 8 - Free Time in Phuket

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

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Banthai Beach Resort & Spa

Day 9 - Return flight

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

Meals: Breakfast

What's included

Day1-2 Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok – Managed by Accor
Day3 Overnight train to Chiangmai
Day4-5 U Nimman Chiang Mai
Day6-8 Banthai Beach Resort & Spa

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

36 Reviews


The best experience of my life. I took the 12 days Thailand tour and I enjoy every minutes of it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to taste the best part of Thailand. Our guide is also great, making every member of the group feel welcomed. I enjoy the Thailand temples the most, they are all spectacular. This trip would be great memory of a lifetime!


This tour was very amazing. Well organization, guides and wonderful sights made me indulge in pleasures without stop. Thanks UME Travel.


This 12-day’s tour gave me my money's worth. I experienced lots of highlights of Thailand. I have a wonderful guide and my tour is worry-free. Every sights in Thailand is amazing. Thank UME Travel for designing a good trip for me.


The nature landscape is my focus in this itinerary. The experience in Khao Sok National Park was so exciting. Elephants are so cute and jungle trekking on foot is full of adventure. Wonderful travel experience!!!


UME Travel delivers an indelible experience to me. The memories shall bring many smiles upon recollection. It is a truly a customized group travel adventure allowing for one final exclamation: “Why not? It is Bangkok!” Be warned however, at the end of the trip and once at home, the heart may feel a heavy void for Thailand and the friendships newly made.


I'll have to admit that Asia was not high on my list of continents to visit but boy am I SOOOOO glad I went. This trip was by far the best vacation I have ever taken. I actually left doing the figures to determine when I can retire in Thailand! If you love amazingly fresh food, amazingly blue waters and beautiful beaches, along with wonderful local people and are interested in a bit of an adventure, I recommend contacting UME Travel today!


The crews were amazingly warm and friendly plus very knowledgeable and really strived to deliver a memorable experience. They make sure everyone's having fun from the first minute that you arrive there. The cook was also highly skilled and rustled up some of the best dishes that I've tasted whilst in Thailand.


My trip in Thailand was amazing! Eva really know her stuff and I loved having conversations with her about her country and culture. Totally recommend her for anything. Can't wait go to back!


I had the most amazing experience in Thailand and that was all thanks to my tour rep Eva. Eva is a very high spirited, energetic and down to earth person who i would love to have as my tour rep again. I loved volunteering with the elephants and getting to learn some history about Thailand people and also the elephants. Eva was always there to answer our groups questions and if unsure she made she she found out for us. It was very reassuring that when i had a fainting spell that Eva laughed it off with me but made sure i was ok. Kop kun ka!!! :) :) :)


Amazing trip! Doo is an amazing guide - we learned a lot, and our experience in Bangkok will never be the same without him. He is very thoughtful, kind hearted, good cook & photographer and always made sure that everyone is safe and having fun. You can always count on him, he's just one call/message away. Thanks Doo!!


This experience was absolutely incredible! Especially with those elephants! Working with the animals so up close and personal was something i'll never forget. The program ran so smoothly and was very enjoyable, largely due to their well organised team. Pahn is so lovely and friendly to have as a guide. Not only did I get an excellent experience due to her outgoing nature I also gained a life long friend, can't wait to see you real soon!


Eva was a wonderful Tour Rep - she was super friendly & always very good at answering our questions, if she wasn't sure she made sure to find out for us. Thank you Eva for being a legend!! Really enjoyed my time with you


My experience was very nice and meaningful and i would love to repeat many times later in the future. Having to deal with beautiful helpful people like Eva, Diana, Phoebe, and specially Tip was amazing and they made us all feel like home and comfortable and they were very supportive due to the new environment we were living in. Personally i loved this experience a lot and i am so grateful to have Eva and Tip there to help us.


My trip was amazing !!!!!! It's truly the experience of a lifetime!! Our guides, my new Thai friends , were all amazing! Pahn was the person who picked me up from the airport she was extremely helpful the moment I arrived! She was so sweet and friendly and I felt safe traveling around Bangkok and hanging out with her she's such a cool person, super friendly and makes you feel like you've been friends forever ! Thanks for making my experience even better Pahn your awesome !


We had the most amazing experience travelling with UME Travel, the guides right from the beginning were so helpful and friendly and we made many local friends. Wish we could do it all over again! Thank you lovely UME people!


Ume travel did an amazing job organizing our trip. Transportation was always ready to go an there was no suprises along the way. The guides were great people. They were very knowledgeable, very accomidating, and a pleasure to be around. The food that was included exceeded my expectations and the guides had very good suggestion on places to eat for food that wasn't included. The activities were amazing! All in all ume travel was fantastic!


Ume travel did an amazing job organizing our trip. Transportation was always ready to go an there was no suprises along the way. The guides were great people. They were very knowledgeable, very accomidating, and a pleasure to be around. The food that was included exceeded my expectations and the guides had very good suggestion on places to eat for food that wasn't included. The activities were amazing! All in all ume travel was fantastic!


Trip guides were lots of fun. Always enthusiastic and ready to give hands. Sometimes the transportation was a little tight. But we managed haha. The sights and activities we did were incredible and I'm so glad I did this.


2nd trip with ume travel and they never disappointed! Best time ever! You spend 12 days in 5 amazing cities. You might not think much about one or two of them but you will certainly be amazed by each one of them. You meet amazing people and learn so much about yourself! Ben and Carter were amazing guides and can't thank them enough for the amazing time I just had in Thailand!


This was by far the best experience of my life! I had an awesome time. My favorite part was by far exploring the lovely city of Chiang Mai and doing to jungle trek with the elephants. I met so many beautiful people and loved us guides! Josh was very open minded, kind, funny, goofy and overall a positive person. He was so fun to be around with and made every moment awesome with his positive energy. He always was very patient and caring. He always made sure that we had the best experience possible. If I had any questions of any sort I totally felt comfortable speaking with Josh. I also loved having Carter as a guide. His random jokes cracked me up!


Great time! I wish I had more time to do in the 12 day tour! Our guides Ryan and Dave were fantastic and very familiar with local culture and Thailand history! Highly recommended!


Really amazing tour. You get to visit so many great places in just 14 days which you would never be able to do by yourself. Having everything planned for us in advance made moving from place to place so much easier and seamless. Some of the places we visited were really beautiful and fairly secluded from most tourists which made the travel there worth it. The price is well worth the experience, without a doubt. And, lastly, our tour guides Adam were awesome and really nice people to hang out with. I will definitely miss him. Totally recommended!


Such an amazing trip! Can't believe how many places we went to in such a short time. Shame about the weather which meant we couldn't do a lot of the planned activities, but never the less did not spoil the trip at all. Our guides Adam and Ingo couldn't have done a better job and made us feel so welcome. I can't wait for my next trip!


Wow. The most amazing trip, with great driver and guide, to some fabulous places. Great value for money and an experience I will never forget.


Better late than never. It's been almost two months since I've been home and I'm still daydreaming about this trip. Couldn't of been any better. We immediately felt comfortable and knew from that minute we meet our guide in Bangkok airport. A perfect mixture of knowledge, fun and craziness. Our guide allowed us a bunch of free time to explore. I can now call my UME travel experts both friends and can't thank them enough for making it one of the best trips of my life. They are definitely the reason I am looking at another UME travel tour in 2017. Cheers!


Our tour experience was greatly enhanced by our guide, Mr. Sam. He was always very pleasant, upbeat, helpful, courteous and patient. He was not only very knowledgeable about the great sites we visited but also in history and current events which made his explanations all the more interesting and complete. He also shared his personal experiences and fascinating glimpses into everyday Thailand life. The hotel we chose to stay in, Grand Sukhumvit, is a very good hotel. We like to choose restaurants for our lunch. We particularly like Laemgate Infinite, which is a striking example.


Three friends travelled to Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Phuket of Thailand. We had an excellent guide an excellent driver. They made our visit totally enjoyable and went over and above to make our stay perfect. He took the time to get to know us and what we wanted to see and do. It took it beyond seeing the ruins and city and made us truly enamored with the country and people! Thanks to all UME staff. All of them made our Thailand experience memorable, enjoyable, informative and safe.


We saw UME in quora and contact Diana as our travel consultant to Thailand. She gave us an inclusive proposal. She also gave us useful advices on our travel dates. Finally, we decided to visit Bangkok, Ayuttaya and Phuket. My husband like history very much. This tour really give us something to see. We also enjoyed some days on the tropical beaches. Ihad to saw, it differed with the white-sand beaches which I had been to. It has more vaired and long coastline. We add a Phi Phi island day tour, which was really a stunning tour. We paddled through crumbling limestone caves and swimming in the blue water. It’s cool!


Alex is an excellent consultant and took great care of us. He arranged a relax tour for us and we never felt rushed. He was consistently caring and not only offered us valuable suggestions but was flexible to make our visit as enriching as possible. He told us just like an old friend. The tour was also an outstanding one! We got a bottle of drinking water everyday which helped us survived heavy sunshine.


It was an excellent tour! it was my 50th bday while we were there and our guide and the staff of the hotel had a cake waiting for me at lunch along with Happy Birthday being played on the restaurant sound system. My husband arranged this for me! He wanted to give me a big surprise and contacted with UME guys in advance. I was so touched! It was a tour of a lifetime!


My wife and I explored all we could and wondered about alternatives to high dollar tour at our first visit to Thailand. Luckily we have friends who share our sentiments and suggested a free inquiry to this fun tour. We have nothing but appreciation for all these warm words! Our consultant Alex was amazing! There was no detail that he overlooked in assuring that we had a fabulous time! his mastery is way beyond textbook knowledge. He understood the nuances of our questions.


During my stay in Thailand, the tour was amazing. We were delayed due to a bad weather at our first day. They were there waiting for us for over 2 hours. Clean vehicle, friendly service. Our guide, Tip, made our experience truly unforgettable. The tour guide Kiel provided a lot of historic background. The accommodations were nice. On every stop we received recommendations for different location to eat. I only had good experiences with this company: when I had a question, they replied very fast and they contacted me, when I had booked to many acitivies. I would definetly book again.


Four of us traveled from different parts of the world to meet in Thailand, and our entire experience there was seamless from beginning to end. Perfect itinerary, great food, wonderful service and beautiful Thailand. I want to go to the northern Thailand next time and will come back soon!


Our guide, Sam, was very welcoming and on point with airport pickups/greetings/overall tours. He was by far one of our favorite guides. We immediately landed and went to our hotel to check in which was very smooth with our guide. Sam was awesome, and though most of us were familiar with Buddhist mythology and the temples, we still had much to learn from him! Our visit to the Ayutthaya Temple was also perfect and our meals were great. The driver was nice and I felt save. Highly recommend this tour - it is more than worth to a more than seasonal price.


Overall an incredible tour. We like Ayuttaya (hope I spell it right, Thai is really difficult!) And like my boyfriend says, Oh My Buddha! It’s really stunning! Although it’s already ruins today, but you could still get a glimpse of the amazing views in the past. We took some pictures sent to my friends and they all said it’s like an ancient palace. That’s right! Our guide said it used to be the capital of Siam Dynasty. By the way, we spend some days on Phuket. It’s a totally diferent world! Modern and bars, colorful nightlife! Sunset on Phuket beach is a must!


The landscape was beautiful and I wished we had more time on the different locations. But when you have only 4 days it is nearly impossible. So I will be back to the Rockies so explore them. But to get an impression how huge the Rockies are and you want fun time and meet new people I would definetly recommend this tour.


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