9 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.
Look back to Thailand's bygone lifestyle-watch or participate in the unique Alms Giving an offering to local Monks along the winding canals.
You will get a complimentary local Karen cloth while visiting our carefully picked elephant sanctuary. Just enjoy your time play with the elephants and don't worry about getting wet!
Learn how to cook delicious Thai food to surprise your family and friends at home as a gourmet souvenir from Thailand. A real hands-on experience...you will be amazed at what you can cook!!!
Meet the "Street coconut ice cream" sell on the railway track of Meaklong Railway Market, your UME guide will show you how local eat ice cream with a hot dog bun or sticky rice.
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.
Board a comfortable scenic cruise back to Bangkok before you get bored of riding all the time during your Ayutthaya trip, slow down your step and enjoy your buffet lunch on board!
Visit the must-see Black House & White Temple in Chiangrai, where you will of course surprised by the constructor's fantastic concept.
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 we will not pass it!
Plenty of free time ensures you could add any optional tours at any time during your trip to Koh Samui. Free and Flexible!
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!
- Extend/cut down length
- Adjust activities to your interests
- Change a hotel
- Everything you want
Day 1 - Welcome to Thailand!
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.
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 - Explore the North of Bangkok
Depart for a 1.5-hour drive through Bangkok’s rural outskirts to Ayutthaya History Park. Begin by visiting 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. Nowadays the ruins of the former city are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. 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 notable local snack – Roti Sai Mai which is also referred to as "Sweet Angel Hair".
This afternoon, board a luxury boat and enjoy a Thai buffet lunch whilst cruising back to Bangkok. Witness the daily life of the river’s inhabitants and watch the scenery change from rural to cosmopolitan transfer back to your hotel on arrival at the pier.
Day 3 - Maeklong Railway Market & Amphawa Floating Market
Enjoy a sleep-in before starting your tour to unusual markets near Bangkok. Your first stop is 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. If lucky, you may meet the "Street coconut ice cream" sell on the railway track, your UME guide will show you how locals eat ice cream with a hot dog bun.
Your second stop is the Amphawa Floating Market (only for weekends: Fri, Sat, and Sun). It is known locally as the city's second-most popular floating market. After check-in at a beautiful and traditional Teak wood homestay (or hotel) on stilts line along the bank. After that, you'll explore the array of produce and food stalls that line the streets (and canals) of this unique floating bazaar. This market has everything that we've come to know and love in Thai markets. Its stalls have displays of fruits, veggies, meats, seafood, as well as sweet snacks, clothing, and flowers.
When night falls, You'll get a join motorboat and cruise along the canal as you will see the villagers spend their daily life by the river. And if you are lucky enough, you will get to see fireflies light up the night like stars in a cloudless sky.
UME expert suggests you start the late morning at 11 am to visit the railway market, which give enough time to walk down the tracks before the next train comes. Although this isn’t a fast-moving train, it’s a no barrier to stay clear of the tracks when the train is coming. Don’t stand on or lean over the tracks to get “the perfect shot” or you may get perfectly smashed.
UME guide will take you to find the local "street coconut ice cream" sell on the track.If lucky, you will find this kind of ice cream sold by Thailand’s still-working old people. They put a huge vat of coconut ice cream in a stainless steel refrigerated container and push their cart walk through the streets and track. You can ask your guide to help you order it in a ‘Thai way’, then you will get a couple of scoops of ice cream on a hot dog bun (yes, on bread), with some yellow corn put on top and condensed milk poured over it. Or, you can also order it a normal way, two big scoops of coconut.
Day 4 - Alms Giving & Fly to Chiang Mai
Almsgiving is a Buddhist practice usually seen in the staunchly Buddhist countries, but almsgiving in Amphawa is a little different from the procession of monks you normally see because it happens by boat!
Today you will wake up early morning to watch or participate in this unique Alms Giving (offering to local Monks) along the winding canals and experience what seems like Thailand’s bygone lifestyle! Wait at the teak wood terrace of your homestay (or a good place your guide choose for you), you will find monks rowing their boats come along. Some of the monks had people rowing for them while others were alone. After the Buddhists make merit, the monk will give them a short blessing. If you wish to make merit, your guide will prepare a set of flowers and dry food for you to offer to local monks. Even if you are not making merit yourself, it is a peaceful experience just to watch.
After lunch，enjoy your free time until your guide escort you back to Bangkok. You will take your internal flight to the historical and colorful city of Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai, located in the north of Thailand, with its lovely Lanna temples, charming traditions, unique food, family-friendly attractions, and the stunning setting is a gem in Thailand’s northern hills. There’s so much for tourists to do here, from cultural exploration to adventurous treks and food tours. Your driver is waiting for you at the airport to take you by private car to your hotel. After settling down in your hotel, the rest of the day at your own leisure!
Chiang Mai is a shopping paradise, 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. There is a small number of restaurants and burger, pizza shops along the Night Bazaar, plus a heap of mobile food street stalls for those in need of a quick bite.
Day 5 - Elephant Jungle Sanctuary & Doi Suthep Mountain
A half-day package to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (Join Group) 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.
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 - Thai Cooking Class
Learn Thai cooking secrets in a family environment with a well-known local chef. As a trekking guide, Chef Sawat noticed that travelers were interested in preparing food with him. His passion for cooking and experience as a chef in several restaurants inspired him to set up an organic farm where he has a spacious garden full of Thai herbs, vegetables, and tropical fruits. Drive 1hr north of Chiang Mai to the organic garden at the chef’s farmhouse and pick some fresh herbs for use in the hands-on cooking experience where you will learn how to pound curry paste and to make authentic Thai curry. Create a dessert with the fruits you pick right from the trees. Enjoy your culinary efforts for lunch, along with learning to make a few more dishes before returning to your hotel.
Day 7 - White Temple & Black Temple
After breakfast, we will head to Chiang Rai today! On the way, we will visit a hot spring for relaxation, then continue to Wat Rong Khun or “the White Temple”, blending traditional Buddhist art with contemporary themes. Followed by‘The Black Temple’, known as 'Baan Dam’ in Thai. Baan Dam is Thawan Duchanee’s artful portrayal of hell. The opaque decor and dead animals adorning each room make Duchanee’s estate the complete opposite of the White Temple, the glimpse of heaven designed by his teacher Chalermchai Kositpipat. Although off the beaten track, the Black Temple is not something to be overlooked. In the late afternoon, you will come back to Chiang Mai and enjoy your free time.
Day 8 - Transfer to Koh Samui
Take your internal flight from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui. Lying off of Thailand's east coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui offers everything you could possibly want in a seaside retreat: white sandy beaches, coconut palms, fresh seafood, and warm, clear waters.
Our hotel is located in the vibrant and exciting "Chaweng" district, walking distance to restaurants, entertainment spots, and shopping. Catch a tuk-tuk to the various beaches close tour our hotel.
Day 9 - Koh Samui
Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or explore the surrounding area.
Day 10 - Koh Samui
Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or explore the surrounding area.
Day 11 - Koh Samui
Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or explore the surrounding area.
- 2 Nights in Bangkok
- 1 Night in Amphawa
- 4 Nights in Chiang Mai
- 4 Nights in Koh Samui
Free shuttle Tuk Tuk service to Asoke BTS Skytrain Station
U choose welcome drink
24 hour rreakfast“Whenever Wherever”
24 hour Use of room
Free bikes rental
Well-placed in the shopping area of Amphawa
Easy access to the city's must-see destinations
10 minutes walking distance to Amphawa Floating Market
Easy join alms giving to local monk
Easy access to the city's must-see destinations.
You choose your welcome drink and "Whenever, Wherever" breakfast.
24-hour use of room.
Free bicycles to ride around the city.
A boutique beachfront hotel sits on the pristine Chaweng Noi Beach
Only steps from Chaweng’s bustling nightlife and shopping paradise
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.
All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises
Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space
No early get up. No late arrival.
Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.
All meals specified in the itinerary
Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!
Traditional local food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out with our local guide!
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Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day
City map & SIM card (unlimited internet)
24/7 helpline while you are travelling
All excursions specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees specified in the itinerary
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