8 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 Should not be missed Thai street food

One of the main reason travelling to Thailand must because of its abundent street food. during our tour, you will of course enjoy the local taste!

pic Special picked seaview restaurant in Phuket

Overlooking Patong Bay, where fantastic weather & an ocean breeze, perfectly compliment the atmosphere, with a relaxed and leisurely vibe.

pic A unique transportation only found in Thailand --- local Tuk Tuk

To travel like a local, you will have a chance to take a local Tuk Tuk.

pic Things you must try --- traditional Thai foot massage

Learn about authentic Thai reflexology and experience how it helps relieve tension and restore balance, health, and mental serenity.

pic Hands-on experience with Thai Culture Workshop

An opportunity to come in closer touch with Thai cultures while you will take part in a series of Thai culture workshops, coconut leaf weaving,clay figurines,garland making...

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.

pic Visit Bangkok must-see temples in local ways

Try local cuisine and local ferry during your visit to the must-see temples in Bangkok old city circle, from Grand Palace, Big Reclining Buddha to Wat Arun, you will like this way!

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 & Discover Street Food by Tuk Tuk

สวัสดีค่ะ Sawasdee ka!Welcome to Thailand! On arrival in Bangkok, your 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.


If your flight arrives early today, then this late afternoon,you will whizz off to pick up some street snacks in a local street food paradise by TUK TUK, where you will sample a selection of items ranging from one of Bangkok's most famous pork satays (Moo Satay) to fresh spicy chili dips (Nam Prik).What will follow is a diverse range of unique food stops and a little bit of mystery. You will change some of the stops on a regular basis to add an element of mystery but you will no doubt sample a combination of curries, regional specialties and sweet surprises as we go. At at least one of the stops you will grab a beer with your food.Your last stop will be in Chinatown - possibly Bangkok's most famous street for street food. Here you will sample a selection of Chinese Thai desserts including the famous sesame dumplings in ginger soup (Bua Loy Nam Ging).

Welcome kits
Welcome kits
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok – Managed by Accor
Good to know

The menu of local street food may be different each time, depending on customer's preference and other factors.

Day 2 - Temples & Foot Massage

Today’s tour starts at 9AM. Firstly, your guide will take you to Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew.Then visit Wat Pho, one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok.After lunch at local restaurant,cross the river by taxi boat to visit Wat Arun on the opposite bank of the Chao Phraya River. 


After the whole visiting, you will enjoy a 1 hour tradtional foot massage at Oasis Spa with its peaceful and beautiful“secret garden”. Take a time-out from busy to discover this hidden Oasis of serenity!

Wat Arun
Wat Arun
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Pho
Wat Pho
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace
Thai Massage
Thai Massage
Public Ferry on Chao Phraya River
Public Ferry on Chao Phraya River
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok – Managed by Accor
Good to know

Long dress/skirt/pants extending well past your knees are recommend when visiting the palaces and temples. The upper outer should cover your shoulders.The Grand Palace does offer a clothes rental service for those visitors who do not have proper clothes.

Day 3 - Floating Market & Local Culture Experience

Depart early morning for the 100-year-old Damnoen Saduak floating market. This vibrant, most famous of local markets features numerous small boats laden with colorful fruits and vegetables, paddled by Thai women wearing bamboo hats, and is one of the only places to see this traditional way of buying and selling goods in Thailand. You will firstly take a ride on a long tail boat to get the real sense of floating village. After the long tail boat cruise, you will stop at a transit point where you can further experience the bargain in the market on a 4-seat man-powered boat (own expense).


Afterwards, drive to the Samphran riverside (Rose Garden) located on the banks of Nakhon Chaisi River.You will enjoy a sumptuous international buffet lunch that includes a selection of Western, Thai, Japanese and Vegetarian made from 80% organic vegetables, herbs and fruits grown on their on-site certified organic farm or sourced directly from local farmers. Before or after lunch, you can join the art and craft workshops at the Rim Klong area starting from 12.30 hrs. until 15.30 hrs. The workshops are rotated daily ranging from coconut leaf weaving,clay pottery/figurines,garland making,fruit & vegetable carvings,traditional cloth weaving.


After the visit, return to Bangkok with your self-made souvenirs. 

Samphran riverside(Rose Garden)
Samphran riverside(Rose Garden)
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Garland Making
Garland Making
Clay Pottery/Figurines
Clay Pottery/Figurines
Vegetable Carving
Vegetable Carving
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok – Managed by Accor

Day 4 - Learn to Cook Authentic Thai Food

Thai cuisine is regarded as one of the best in the world. Take part in a Sompong Thai Cooking Class and spend your day emerging on an authentic Thai cooking. As part of the course instruction our instructor will take you to a local market sightseeing to absorb an exotic local fresh fruits and vegetables. There is always an abundance of new things to see. At Sompong Original Thai Cooking School, you will find that the chef use only the freshest ingredients purchased on the same day. Return to the school to take part in a warm, open and interactive cooking session during which the instructor demonstrates and explains the unique narrative of each Thai dish. Next you will get a chance to enjoy all your food that you have cooked and also take away pack if you cannot finish it. 

 Thai cooking class
Thai cooking class
Sompong Thai Cooking Class
Sompong Thai Cooking Class
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok – Managed by Accor

Day 5 - Fly to Phuket

After breakfast and check out from hotel, you will transfer to Bangkok airport for your internal flight to Phuket. On arrival, your private driver will take you to the hotel for check-in. Free for leisure at reminder of the day.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Banthai Beach Resort & Spa

Day 6 - Half Day around Phuket & Seaview Restaurant

You'll take in Phuket Island's natural beauty as you are driven along beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. Visit the hilltop 'Three Beaches' viewpoint where you can take in a great vista of the beautiful bays of Kata Noi, Kata and Karon, as well as Kho Pu Island, at one of the island's best scenic spots. You will continue to visit Phuket's Big Buddha, which is one of the most important and revered landmarks on the island. The huge image sits on top of the Nakkerd Hills between Chalong and Kata and, at 45 metres tall, can be seen from as far away as Phuket Town and Karon Beach. Then go to Wat Chalong is the largest and most revered. The temple complex was built in its current location in 1837. Some remains of older structures have been found, however it is unknown exactly how old they are. It also includes a leisurely drive around Phuket Town to view the old Sino-Portuguese buildings. 


After the tour,you will enjoy your lunch at Sea Salt Lounge & Grill,where you can overlook Patong Bay and enjoy your open air dining with friends and family.Transfer back to your hotel and the rest of the day is free at your leisure.

Phuket Town
Phuket Town
Wat Chalong
Wat Chalong
Phuket Big Buddha
Phuket Big Buddha
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch
Accommodation: Banthai Beach Resort & Spa

Day 7 - Explore Phang Nga Bay & Canoeing

After pick up at your Phuket hotel in the morning, you will travel by air-conditioned minibus to Ao Por Pier. Enjoy some coffee, tea and dessert before boarding your luxury large boat to enter Ao Phang Nga National Park. When sail to calm areas, 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 varied wild monkey.


After have a great buffet lunch on board, you will continue to a photo stop at James Bond Island. The famous movie named The Man with the golden Gun was filmed here. Then you can enjoy swimming or just relax before return to Ao Por Pier, and then take the minibus back 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 - Departure

After breakfast at hotel, free at leisure before be transferred to Phuket Airport to fly back to Bangkok for the international flight back to your sweet home. 

Meals: Breakfast

What's included

AccommodationInternational-standard
Day1-4 Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok – Managed by Accor
Day5-7 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

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

22 Reviews

4.9/5
Mark

Great adventure in Thailand, led by our professional guide, who also share with us the interesting stories behind the sites we stopped at. The tour went on in a comfortable pace, can fully enjoy the beautiful sights and the rich culture of Thailand.

David

Both of cultural and natural landscapes were included in this travel. It is the most wonderful part in my mind. The temples in Bangkok and the crystal sea in Phuket impressed me very much.

Blythe

Bangkok is a good destination for our Buddhist. The ancient temples gave me a feeling of calmness. This classic tour was great.

Rocky

I love Thai culture for a long time. Because of my limited time, I chose this 8-day’s travel. The places I wanted to visit were all included in this itinerary. Our tour guide was so great, who made us feel welcome in her home country. Overall it was a great experience.

Amber

It was an amazing adventure. It was so much fun to walk around the streets of Bangkok and get into Similan Islands with the kind guide. Would love to do this again.

Dats

I had such a great time in Thailand with UME Travel! We got to see some really amazing places and meet new friends! The guides were very knowledgeable and made us all feel safe. I would definitely recommend UME Travel to other travelers.

Edwin

Great experience. So many great memories that I will never forget and remember for the rest of my life. Just go on the trip, you won't regret.

Clive_Evelyn

Booked an 8-day tour of Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Phuket and were blessed to have Aileen as our travel advisor. Her service was remarkable! She taught us many facts about Thailand and give us suggestions that we did not know about before our visit. On our arrival, we walked to the meeting point and it was easy to find. Our local guide was waiting us with ume flag and our name plate. He brought along a folder with supplementary materials to deepen each experience and at the bebining of the day provided us with a folder full of brochures from each site, tourists guides for local museums and maps. I would HIGHLY recommend not only this tour company!

tintin1982

The whole tour was perfect and met all of our needs. You get a lot of extra information, which you never would get in other tours. Doesn´t matter if it´s about food, party or other question. The floating market cruise at day 3 was fantastic. Great tour and great tour guides. We had Nicha guided our family to 4 different cities.

Y_Diane

We are just back from a great trip to Thailand and were really enjoyed the process. My friend and his family had done a similar trip last year and spoke very highly of UME. That why we chose UME this time. When we arrived at the airport we were greeted by our tour guide Sam. He was so fun, energy and punctual. We covered the following places Bangkok, Ayutthaya and Phuket. Everyday while leaving for the tour of the day, we got free water bottles and cool towel. It really helped while seeing outside and Thailand was did very hot. He suggested great places to eat and helped us order. Our tour wasn’t very long and a little bit hash. We did miss a few places in Thailand, but then, we should do what you feel like doing and go for all gems of Thailand. Isn’t that travelling is all about?

127stevenc

My friends and I were on a restricted time, budget and security concerns (4 girls and go to Asia for the first time!). while I had to say this was the best decision I made in Thailand! On my search for the best travel agency, we chose UME. We got instant, professional, personable and helpful suggestions when we sent our inquiry. Our coordinator was Diana and she kept answering all our questions and very patient. She was more like an old friend who really cared about us and always stood by when we needed her. This trip was very interesting. I really enjoy eating local food, and this tour was perfect to get away from 'local' (touristy!) Thailand food, and try the real deal, what everyday people eat. Our local guide Monchai was on time when he picked us up from the airport. His English is VERY good as well as her sense of humor! He suggested great places to eat and helped us order. The shops and neighborhoods were very interesting too. I am already planning my next trip with them :)

cairnsf6

We recently visited Thailand in February 2018 and Aileen as our travel advisor. I was pleased to choose them for their well-organized and customizable planning of my trip. I used to be a solo traveler but this was my first getaway with my 8-year old son and my wife and I wanted it to be the perfect. UME provided me with a lucid itinerary that took care of all my concerns. She booked luxury rooms for us and the airline seat is very comfortable and have enough room for legs. I really appreciated it. Everything was arranged by email just one month prior to our trip and she made restaurant reservations and bought tickets for all the attractions we were going to visit so it was all hassle-free. Phang Nga Bay is my personal favourite and should be a must-visit place on every beach traveler's wish list. You can canoe through the limestone caves and lagoons on the sea which is really wonderfully experience!

EddyLI

We had not much time to search the travel guide and book all tickets, so we dedicated to tailor-made our tour on UME and it was totally worth it! They considered all my requirements and our tour is unique just for us! We visited so much places we could just see in much more days. Phoebe was great to communicate with as she is prompt with her replies, clear, and concise.

425karenr

We were previously travel to China in 2016 and Diana as our coordinator for that visit. It was wonderful to contact her again, like spending time with an old friend. Diana knows the area very well and provides an excellent tour customized to your preferences and level of energy for Thailand is just so beautiful we can't get enough of it. We spent 8 days with local guide Monchai. He arranged for us to be picked up at the Suvarnabhumi Airport when we arrived. Our flight was late and had to contact Diana to change the pick-up time. Fortunately, we only got late about 2 hours and checked in at 10 pm. I highly recommend Sam as an exceptional guide for the Bangkok and Ayutthaya area. He escorted us to every place and also made sure to inform us specific details about the local culture and traditions. We also have a very nice, comfortable car and is a GREAT driver. He known the city very well and took us avoid the traffic jam.

leosnake

My wife and I have a passion for Asia travel. We had been to Chian and looked out for new places to visit this time. Our travel advisor Aileen recommended this 8-day tour. We are so glad we did this and saw the best sites of the area.

Emmie

One of my friends recommended them to me. She had taken a Vietnam trip from them last year. I didn’t have to worry about anything. They did for me. When I told them it's my five-year old son’s birthday, the whole team set out to make it special. A beautiful birthday cake! My son was surprised to have a birthday cake during our tour. Kudos to the UME guys.

SunL526

The tour was awesome. From the airport pick up at Hanoi, every single detail was taken care of. They did not give us any reason to complain. Would happily recommend this trip as one of the best we have taken on our trip.

kevinc210

I especially want to thank Diana and my local guides for taking special care of us and A special thanks to Eva, our guide for going out of her way in helping us. The floating market in Day 3 was a wonderful boat trip, definitely suitable for families.

Miss_Felisa

I read others reviews on here and thought I would email them and inquire what my fiancé and friends could do in 8 days. We were looking for somethings exciting and different. Diana suggested the Zipline adventure in Mae Kampong village and Giant coffee. She was so right! Having a guide and driver throughout the tour to navigate and offer explanations and insights are invaluable. They made it seamless, efficient and worth every penny. We had the absolute best time!!

Kathiresan Shanthi

Hi Diana ,We had a enjoyable safe trip !!Thank you for all the perfect arrangement ,We were waiting to enjoy a piece of China which didn’t happen ,Please keep us posted on what is UME travels planning about the refund It was not our fault . Looking forward to work with u in the near future !!Thank You,Shanthi

Julius Ledbetter

This was a great trip and our tour guide Mon Chai was very good knew the area very well. I really like the way Mon Chai took time to walk us thru the airport. The hotel staff surprised us with a birthday cake for our son. Also our driver was very good also. We had a great time. Thank you very much for the great memories.

Ceallachain

My friend told me about the UME guide. That’s surprise for me to have a tour with the UME team. When I arrived in Bangkok, we (me and my wife) are arranged to a comfortable hotel. It is convenient for us to the famous Grand place, Wat Pho etc, where are fulfilled with rich Thailand culture. My wife is interested in Thailand culture before, so this trip she is so happy to close to ancient city. We also went to Phuket. All the beaches on the Phuket are great, it's the reason it is the huge tourist destination that it is. There are plenty of cafes and shops nearby. We know the name and contact number of our guide and driver, so we enjoy a walk along the beach for free time. Lovely beach. Safe. Amenities close by. A really nice relaxing enviroment about the place. Lots of family groups。 Beautiful beach with warm water and white sand! This is an impressive trip. I wish the team of UME all the best for future. Hope they are able to provide happy memories to others as well.

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Professional Guides & Drivers

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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.