Thailand Classic Culture & Food Tour

8 days Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Phuket

From $ 1559 USD/pax
From $ 1559 USD
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7 reviews
22 Reviews
4.9

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Bangkok

Bangkok
2days
Must-see Temples & Modern City

Damnoen Saduak
1day
Bargain at Floating Market

Ayutthaya
1day
UNESCO World Heritage

Phuket
3days
Canoeing at Phang Nga Bay

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Phuket

Highlights

  • Hotel: 4+ Stars
  • Attractions: 10+
  • Destinations: 3
  • Age: All Age
  • Comfort: Moderate
  • Style: Cultural & Food

Take a long-tail boat to explore the winding canals in floating market

Enjoy featured Thailand foot massage, release the tired muscles

UNESCO World Heritage SiteAyutthaya, and cruise on the Chao Phraya River

4+ star comfort hotel,30+ m2 spacious room, well-performed vehicle

Use Bangkok Airways & Thai Airways, comfortable and large space

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meet and Greet at the Airport

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok – Managed by Accor  

    • Meals:

      None
    • Activity:

      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.

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    • Good to know

      In Thailand, check in and check out time depends on each hotel, but normally it is 14:00 PM check-in and 12:00 PM check out. If you book with UME Travel, even if your flight arrived at Bangkok in the early morning, we will arrange you an early check-in at hotel. 

  • Day 2 - Must-Sees in Bangkok

    • Accommodation:

      Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok – Managed by Accor  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch: Local Cuisines,Dinner:Thai-style barbecue

    • Activity:

      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. Lunch at local restaurants near the pier for well-known local cuisines. After lunch, cross the river by public ferry to visit Wat Arun on the opposite bank of the Chao Phraya River. After the whole visiting, you will enjoy the famous traditional foot massage at a nice shop. Dinner at a distinctive Thai-style barbecue

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    • Good to know

      1.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.

      2.The menu of local cuisines will be different each time, depending on customer's preference and other factors.

  • Day 3 - Bargin at Floating Market

    • Accommodation:

      Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok – Managed by Accor  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner: Local Cuisines,Lunch: Buffet Lunch

    • Activity:

      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.

      Afterwards, drive to Samphran riverside (depart around 12 am). After arrival, have lunch and then join a series of hand craft workshop, you’ll take part in traditional weaving, transplanting rice, making wreaths, making potteries, cooking and painting paper umbrella. At around 3 PM, immerse yourself in the Rose Garden to be dazzled by a 1-hour Thai Village Cultural Show.

      After the visiting, return to Bangkok in the late afternoon and your guide will show you to a Thai restaurant for dinner.

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  • Day 4 - Ayutthaya UNESCO World Heritage Site

    • Accommodation:

      Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok – Managed by Accor  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch: Buffet Lunch on Board

    • Activity:

      Today you will head to Ayutthaya History Park, one of the UNESCO World Heritage list of Thailand. 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'.

      Later, 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.

      After arrival, your guide will take you to the biggest riverside night market by local Tuk Tuk. Converted from old storehouses on the dock, the bazaar is a shopping heaven where you’ll have fun when browsing the boutiques, picking up gifts and find something to eat by yourself.

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  • Day 5 - Fly to Phuket

    • Accommodation:

      Banthai Beach Resort & Spa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      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.


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  • Day 6 - Explore Phang Nga Bay

    • Accommodation:

      Banthai Beach Resort & Spa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Lunch: Buffet Lunch on Board

    • Activity:

      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.

      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. 


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  • Day 7 - Free Time in Phuket

    • Accommodation:

      Banthai Beach Resort & Spa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

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

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  • Day 8 - Departure

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      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. 

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Accommodation

Grand Sukhumvit Hotel Bangkok – Managed by Accor

99 Sukhumvit Road Soi 6 , Klongtoey, 10110 Bangkok, Thailand

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

  1. 25.7km Airports
  2. 7.3km Public Transport
  3. 3km Center
Why This Hotel:

Within walking distance from Nana Skytrain Station

Easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment options

36 sqm spacious deluxe room

Banthai Beach Resort & Spa

94 Thaveewong Rd, Kathu, PU, 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. 25km Airports
  2. 223km Public Transport
  3. 0.8km Center
Why This Hotel:

2 minutes walk from Patong Beach

500 m away from the Jungceylon Mall

Very close to nightlife district Bangla Road

Free shuttle service to Phuket Town

35 sqm spacious superior room

    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)

    The flight from Bangkok to Phuket, Phuket to Bangkok, including baggage fee

    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)

22 Reviews
4.9

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  • Ceallachain
    4.8

    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.

  • Julius Ledbetter
    5.0

    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.

  • Kathiresan Shanthi
    5.0

    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

  • Miss_Felisa
    5.0

    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!!

  • kevinc210
    4.7

    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.

  • SunL526
    4.7

    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.

  • Emmie
    5.0

    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.

  • leosnake
    5.0

    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.

  • 425karenr
    4.8

    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.

  • EddyLI
    5.0

    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.

  • cairnsf6
    5.0

    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!

  • 127stevenc
    4.9

    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 :)

  • Y_Diane
    4.9

    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?

  • tintin1982
    4.7

    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.

  • Clive_Evelyn
    4.8

    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!

  • Edwin
    4.6

    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.

  • Dats
    4.8

    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.

  • Amber
    4.7

    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.

  • Rocky
    4.9

    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.

  • Blythe
    4.6

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

  • David
    4.8

    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.

  • Mark
    5.0

    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.

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