5 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 Take a scenic train ride on Thai-Burma Death Railway

Witness the heart-breaking history in Kanchanaburi while take a scenic train ride on Thai-Burma Death Railway to better know how difficult the Allied prisoners built the railway.

pic Bath and feed elephant in Elephants world

Visit the non-profit "retirement home" for elephants in Kanchanaburi, your will enjoy your day play, feed and bath the elephants!

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 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 we will not pass it!

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

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

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 be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall with our warm welcome kits. You will be transferred to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival in Thailand is worry-free.

Welcome kits
Welcome kits
Accommodation: U Sukhumvit Bangkok
Good to know

Today you can choose to enjoy a Siam Niramit Show in the early evening. It is a world-class celebration of Thailand's art and cultural heritage, is a must-see spectacle through which you can get an overall idea of the four dynasties of Thailand and its culture. This show is highly recommended as a start to this historical tour and a great introduction to the following visit. It is performed on a gigantic stage featuring over 150 performers with as many as 500 costumes. Spectacular introduction to Thailand's art and cultural heritage.

Day 2 - Historical Bangkok and Temples

Your trip will start from visiting Wat Trimit,this temple is known for its famous Golden Buddha constructing during the Sukhothai period. The image of solid gold is 3 meters high and weighs five and a half tons. Your second stop will be Wat Pho, it 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, then your last stop is The Royal Grand Palace, the nations's landmark and the most revered royal monuments. You will see the Palace that were used for different occasions as The Coronation Hall, Funeral Hall and Royal Guest House and the mysterious famous Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), the most revered Buddha image in Thailand. Lunch at local restaurant, and then return to hotel. Afternoon is free at leisure.

Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Pho
Wat Pho
Wat Traimit
Wat Traimit
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
Asiatique The Riverfront
Asiatique The Riverfront
Meals: Lunch,Breakfast
Accommodation: U Sukhumvit Bangkok
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 - Visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and River Kwai of Kanchanaburi

This morning you will check out from hotel and head out to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, one of the Thailand’s most famous attractions. Drive through Thailand's picturesque countryside before an unforgettable boat tour on one of the many canals. Experience provincial Thai lifestyle and view the daily hustle and bustle at a popular Damnoen Saduak floating market.You will have a chance to take a ride on a long tail boat to get the real sense of floating market. After the long tail boat cruise aroud the market, you will stop at a transit point where you can choose to further explore by a 6-seat boat or stroll around by its banks.


Your second stop is Kanchanaburi. On arrival, you will visit the world-famous bridge over the River Kwai. The bridge was part of the Death Railway and was destroyed in Allied bombing raids towards the end of World War II but later rebuilt by the Japanese as war reparations. After experience a one hour train ride on the historic railway that memorialises the hard work of the POWs during the WWII. At the same time, taking in the views of the lush jungle scenery, you will enjoy your lunch at a riverside restaurant. 


Then continue to the Hell Fire Pass and JEATH War Museum. It is dedicated to the Allied prisoners of war(POWs) and Asian labourers who suffered and died at Hillfire Pass and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region during the Second World War. And then to Don Rak War Cemetery to learn more about the history of the 6,982 Allied POWs who perished during the construction. After the completion of the railway the POWs were either kept in Thailand or sent back to Singapore. The POWs who died along the railway were reinterred at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemeteries at Thanbyuzayat, Kanchanaburi and Chung Kai. American dead were returned to the United State of America. Finally, check in at your hotel in Kanchanaburi this late afternoon.

Bridge of River Kwai
Bridge of River Kwai
Hell Fire Pass
Hell Fire Pass
JEATH War Museum (World War II Museum)
JEATH War Museum (World War II Museum)
Kanchanaburi Don Rak War Cemetery
Kanchanaburi Don Rak War Cemetery
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Meals: Lunch,Breakfast
Accommodation: U Inchantree Kanchanaburi

Day 4 - As a Volunteer and Have Close Contact with Thai Elephants!

Today you will visit Elephants world. Founded in 2008, Elephants World is a non-profit-organization which functions as a "retirement home" for elephants that have been working for humans before-either in the logging industry or entertaining tourists at camps and circuses or begging in the street of the big cities. At Elephants World they don't have to work anymore- now WE work for them. The centre's aim is to give the elephants a place where they can enjoy themselves in their own natural environment. The conservation camp is located in peaceful natural surroundings. Prepare food for elephants, feed them, wash them- have really close contact to Thai Elelphant and you can be a part of it!


We pick you up at your hote at 9.00 a.m. Your daily program here includes meeting and feeding the elephants, observing the elephants bathing, cleaning fruit/vegetables, preparing and cooking sticky rice for old elephants. Then have a rest and a buffet lunch. In the afternoon, gather and plant food for the
 elephants. e.g banana trees, sugar
cane, banana grass or prepare fruit baskets etc, feed sticky rice balls to the old elephants and then take the elephants to the river for a
bath and swim with them.

Kanchanaburi Elephant World
Kanchanaburi Elephant World
Feeding Elephant
Feeding Elephant
Elephants Bathing
Elephants Bathing
Cooking Sticky Rice for Elephants
Cooking Sticky Rice for Elephants
Meals: Lunch,Breakfast
Accommodation: U Inchantree Kanchanaburi
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 on the bathroom there.

2.Please bring sunscreen, a hat, mosquito repellent, of caurse your camera and if you can some yellow bananas for our old elephants!

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

Day 5 - Ayutthaya Historical Park

This morning you will check out from hotel and head to Ayuttaya,one of the UNESCO World Heritage list of Thailand. On the way to Ayutthaya, you will visit the Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace, located 60 kilometers north of Bangkok, an impressive architectural blend of East and West dating back to the 17th century.


Continue to Ayutthaya, 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.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, undoubtedly the landmark and most photographed objects of Ayutthaya, where the roots of a tree surround the head of a stone Buddha image; and if time allows, Wat Chai Wattanaram, a perfect example of Khmer architectural influence. These temples record the prosperity and decline of the ancient Thailand. During the visit, your guide will take you to sample a notable local snack – Roti Sai Mai which is also referred to as 'Sweet Angel Hair'.


After the tour, check in at Ayutthaya's hotel and spend the rest of day at your leisure.

Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Wat Mahathat
Wat Mahathat
Wat Chai Wattanaram
Wat Chai Wattanaram
Bang Pa-In Summer Palace
Bang Pa-In Summer Palace
Ayutthaya Roti Sai Mai
Ayutthaya Roti Sai Mai
Meals: Lunch,Breakfast
Accommodation: Sala Ayutthaya

Day 6 - Return Flight

Free at leisure after breakfast, then depart for your international flight home or to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

What's included

AccommodationInternational-standard
Day1-2 U Sukhumvit Bangkok
Day3-4 U Inchantree Kanchanaburi
Day5 Sala Ayutthaya

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.

25 Reviews

4.8/5
Jim

It was a great tour. My guide educated me on the history of Bangkok and was able to answer any question I had. We traveled to amazing sites, ate great street food. I tried some food that I have never seen before. It was a trip full of fun and surprise.

Hellen

I traveled to Thailand for 6 days and I contacted UME Travel which could arrange a tailored trip , yes , made with my preferences and likes and believe me that all the travel went smooth and with wonderful guides and drivers on the ground. The arrangements are details, many thanks!

Doris

My Thailand tour changed my life ! if you need a get away from reality and to let loose this is the tour company for you ! great one of a kind experiences with great and amazing people ! what are you waiting for hop to it !

Neil

Went on the 6-day Thailand tour and it was absolutely amazing! The guides were awesome and so much fun! All of the places they have picked out to go to are beautiful with tons to do and see. Was the best trip I've been on so far.

Corrine

The Ayutthaya was the most impressive city in my mind in this travel. we took a private tour with our own guide to this amazing historical site. It has so much history. It was about an hour from downtown Bangkok. Well worth the try, especially combined with other sights like the Summer Palace. Really enjoyed walking around, and having the history explained to us.

Sarah

Tour is very interesting, lots of activities and places to visit. Everything worked as planned. Traveling is a very significant part of the experience, quite tiresome sometimes. I wish we saw more of Bangkok, there are some very well developed areas which I only saw when traveling to the airport. I would have appreciated that the accommodation in general would have been a better quality. All in all it is a rich experience.

etty

It was great operate agency, completed tours with airport transfer if you want it included. We had a great time with our guide on the Ayyutha and river market day tour. Our guide showed us some great insights we would have never seen with him, and we learned so much about temple construction throughout Thailand's history. To be honest, we would really like to recommend this travel agent for everyone holiday. This agent is fast and very organised.

Tam

I booked a private half Vietnam-Thailand-Laos tour with ume travel. I received an excellent service throughout. We didn't expect to be so amazing! The float market was the best place to see to live and to buy! Chris was our guide for the Kanchuburi tour. He was equally as knowlewdgeable. I noticed that everywhere we went, he tried to get us to upgrade our choice of tour. Even it was 16 days trip but we still thinking it was still not enough. We still want to go to visit other places.Because southeast Asia is too big to explore at a very short time. I am sure next time i will be back and ask my husband and grandparents to come with.

Liliane

I was a little hesitant at first because the planning and payment process was done through a series of emails and PayPal, but I'm glad I went through with it. Ume did provided us a well-organised service throughout a trip. Very promptly and useful! We just let them know what we wanted and then just let them organize everything, we did our travel ourselves a little bit and discussed it with the agent and try to get the best schedule together. But mostly we actually trusted the agent’s recommendations. Because we won’t waste too much time thinking about travel plan that we are not sure about it or looking for the right hotels, restaurants, places to visit. So it turned out to be brilliant! We were very happy with this great arrangement and high quality of travel service that ume travel so smoothly organized.

Judith

Top bunch of people and had a fantastic experiance thru out. Can't Thank Eva for making my trip a memorable one. A cooking class that we took recommended us this place because we needed to book like bike, elephant and trekking tour. They were extremely knowledgeable and worked very well with children. They never made us feel like we were a burden. Will recommend to my friends!

Denver

We arranged our tour a couple of months before we arrived, Eva responded to emails promptly every time and answered any questions we had. We went to the bridge after visiting the Thai-Burma Railway Museum and the War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi. The bridge was interesting to see and walk across and the cemetery is one of the best kept cemeteries I've seen and is well worth a visit. It really gets you thinking about the sacrifices that thousands of men gave for their country's freedom and on how devastating war can be. Worth a visit.

Claire

My trip around Bangkok and back to Bangkok is very good. Driver was very nice and polite. The guide Tip also very nice and helpful and always will to take photo of us. We fully recommend Tip for her smile and her historical knowlefge of her countrie. I'm satisfied with this company.

Lianna

I used this company for my first tour in Thailand for my family of 5, the prices are good, the drivers and cars are very safe and reliable. The bridge is an interesting place to visit, to walk through the railway bridge, children liked it a lot. The tour to Kanchanaburi is a very moving experience. The museum is well laid out with thought provoking exhibits. There is also a reasonably short video presentation. Thank you all ume friends!

Anna

If you're looking for essence Thailand tour, you should look no further : ume is the best service we experienced in Thailand ! No issues with communication and did well following up to ensure service was good.

Carole

Overall, a much satisfactory experience. Everything was spot on, from the email/phone conversations, pick-up location, drop off location, and extremely great person taking us there. Nichapa is a very enthusiastic and friendly guide. She showed us some wonderful places and told us a lot about Thailand. She kept us fed and watered the whole time. Thank you!

Clayton

Eva responded promptly to all email communications and was able to arrange airport pickups and a transfer back to Bangkok at the end of our stay in Kanchanaburi. Will use their service when return again.

David

We had only a short stay in Bangkok, and wanted to see some of the highlights and to experience the "real Bangkok." We found UME Travel, and we were very pleased that we did. The tour comfortableness was superb and the experience with FRIENDLY NICHAPA this time was our memorable experience. I would have no hesitation to recommend umetravel.

Jeannie

Traveled to Bangkok with my husband this November. We had a wonderful time and loved our tours with umetreal. We toured Ayutthaya as well as the floating markets and train market. We took the private city tour and our guide, Mr. Sam, was as sweet as can be and our kids loved him. The train market has everything that you need, street food, bar. icecream, meatball, jean shirt artwork and music etc.

Jane

UME TRAVEL is an exceptional company. And this was quite possibly the best tour we have been on. We were collected by Sam from our hotel - and knew it would be a great tour as soon as we met him - very friendly, informative and welcoming. The train maket is our favorite spot in Bangkok. Lots of local young people, cute cafes, vintage shops and amazing food section with hundreds of cool thai snacks to try.

Robert

Wonderful experience in Thailand although our stay there is not so long. It's a nice ride in a long tail boat along the river to see the shops along two sides and boasts thrust its way through the narrow canal. Ayutthaya is well worth the visit. Spiritual and historical! It is the highlight of our whole tour in Thailand.

Liz

We contacted Eva 6 months in advance and planned the entire trip with her. The tour gives us a unique view into the ancient Buddhist culture in Thailand, these temples demonstrate the devotion to practice in ancient times.

Elliott

The history behind the temples in Bangkok and Ayutthaya is fascinating. Our tour also contains the best floating markets in Bangkok and train market. It's kinda far too, more than one hour drive from our hotel. But the markets there worth a visit. All in all, it is a pleasant journey in Thailand. If you are looking for a quality tour, don't look anywhere else.

Ann

This had been the best tour we've had in Thailand by far! Solid organisation of the tour, knowledgeable staff that goes out of its way to satisfy your curiosity. Amazing history of the ruins and wonderful ruins of temples. Great to wander and consider the history of this place.

Wen

Eva arranged to have Sam as our guide via email. He arrived to the airport welcoming us with a letter of welcome kits and clear pickup plate- a great strat! We had an incredible time in and around Bangkok during our 6 days, visiting and sleeping in the four-star hotels, surrounded by ancient-old temples. The hotel in Ayutthaya even offer a balcony situated on the river and just opposite the temples! The view was wonderful! This tour was extremely well-organized, from beginning to end!

Brett

Very fantastic trip , only to short....... but we planing to came again next year .

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Professional Guides & Drivers

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Warm Welcome Kits

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