Heart of Thailand Tour

6 days Bangkok - Damnoen Saduak - Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya tour

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25 Reviews
4.8

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Bangkok

Bangkok
2days
Modern City, Grand Palace

Kanchanaburi
2days
Floating Market, Elephant Sanctuary

Ayutthaya
2days
UNESO Historical Park

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Ayutthaya

Highlights

  • Hotel: 4 Stars
  • Attractions: 15+
  • Destinations: 4
  • Age: All Age
  • Comfort: Moderate
  • Style: Cultural & Wildlife

[Hotel]: Well-selected hotel after on-the-spot investigation to ensure your comfortable accommodation.

[Show]: Spectacular Siam Niramit Show - learn the rise and fall of four dynasties of Thailand.

[Market]: Long tail boat cruise around unique floating market and stroll around by its banks.

[Temple]: Explore Bangkok century-old temples and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ayutthaya.

[Elephant]: As an elephant volunteer, no ride, no hook, no chain. Give them a shower and enjoy a swim.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Welcome to Bangkok!Start Your Historical Tour with Siam Niramit Show.

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      U Sukhumvit Bangkok  

    • Meals:

      Dinner

    • Activity:

      สวัสดีค่ะ Sawasdee ka!Welcome to Thailand! Upon arrival at Bangkok Airport, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Relax in the afternoon before heading to the Siam Niramit Show in the early evening by a private car. Siam Niramit, a world-class celebration of Thailand's artistic and cultural heritage, is a must-see spectacle through which you can get a 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. Enhanced special effects using the latest technology add to the inspiring experience. You will feel like your are really in the rural village without stepping out of Bangkok. Meanwhile, the performance also presents a soul - stirring historical panorama of Thailand. Enjoy the three-act performance: Act I takes you back into the rich history of the Kingdom, Act II introduces you to the three realms central to traditional Thai beliefs and Act III takes you on a journey through Thailand’s festivals. Return to your hotel.


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    • Good to know

      1. The Siam Niramit show include a buffet dinner and it served from 17.00 to 19.45. Our buffet-style dinner offers a delicious range of Thai and International dishes. The food served has attracted much praise from our guests.

      2. Siam Niramit Show lasts about 80min,and begin at 20:00. Theatre doors open 30min before show time.

  • Day 2 - Historical Bangkok and Temples

    • Accommodation:

      U Sukhumvit Bangkok  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      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.

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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 - Visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and River Kwai of Kanchanaburi

    • Accommodation:

      U Inchantree Kanchanaburi  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      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.

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

    • Accommodation:

      U Inchantree Kanchanaburi  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Today you will visit Elephants world. Founded in 2008, ElephantsWorld 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 ElephantsWorld 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.

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    • 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

    • Accommodation:

      Sala Ayutthaya  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch

    • Activity:

      Today you will visit Ayutthaya History Park. Ayutthaya 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.

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  • Day 6 - Return Flight

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

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

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Accommodation

U Sukhumvit Bangkok

81 Sukhumvit Soi 15, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey- Nua, Wattana, Wattana, 10110 Bangkok, Thailand

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  1. 26km Airports
  2. 14km Public Transport
  3. 3.2km Center
Why This Hotel:

U Choose Welcome drink 

24 Hour Breakfast “Whenever Wherever” 

24 Hour Use of Room

Free Bikes or Shuttle Service

U Inchantree Kanchanaburi

443 Mae Nam Kwai Road, Thamakham, Amphur Muang, Thailand, 71000 Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 182km Airports
  2. 0.4km Public Transport
  3. 0.4km Center
Why This Hotel:

Located near River Kwai and just 400 meter from River Kwai Bridge

U Choose Welcome drink and "Whenever Wherever" Breakfast 

24 Hour Use of Room

Free Bikes

Sala Ayutthaya

9/2 Moo 4, U-Thong Road, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 13000 Thailand

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 90km Airports
  2. 2.4km Public Transport
  3. 2km Center
Why This Hotel:

located in heart of Ayutthaya, along banks of the Chao Phraya river and opposite the famous Wat Phutthaisawan

The River Restaurant features both indoor and outdoor dining areas

Good place for you to take a break from your busy days

Offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations

    All transfers specified, in private car or air-conditioned minibus

    The service of an English Speaking guide

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

    All excursions specified in the itinerary

    All entry fees

    All meals specified in the itinerary

    One bottle of drinking water and cold towel per guest per day

    City Map

    SIM card

    All bank charges and exchange rate changes at time of payment

    All insurances including cancellation, travel, repatriation and lost luggage insurances

    All drinks with meals and other items of personal expenditure

    All tips

    All services not specified in the itinerary

    All meals not specified in the itinerary

    Domestic flights not mentioned

    International flights

    Entry visas and visa fees (contact us for further information)

    Travel Insurance (Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip)

25 Reviews
4.8

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  • Brett
    4.7

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

  • Wen
    5.0

    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!

  • Ann
    4.8

    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.

  • Elliott
    4.8

    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.

  • Liz
    4.7

    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.

  • Robert
    4.9

    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.

  • Jane
    4.8

    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.

  • Jeannie
    4.9

    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.

  • David
    4.8

    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.

  • Clayton
    4.6

    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.

  • Carole
    4.8

    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!

  • Anna
    5.0

    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.

  • Lianna
    4.7

    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!

  • Claire
    4.7

    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.

  • Denver
    4.8

    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.

  • Judith
    5.0

    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!

  • Liliane
    4.8

    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.

  • Tam
    4.8

    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.

  • etty
    5.0

    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.

  • Sarah
    4.6

    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.

  • Corrine
    5.0

    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.

  • Neil
    4.7

    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.

  • Doris
    4.8

    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 !

  • Hellen
    4.9

    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!

  • Jim
    4.6

    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.

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