There is no destination in Southeast Asia which draws crowds quite like Thailand. Thailand is famous for its golden riverside temples and palaces, its colorful botanical gardens, and its beautiful beaches and dense forests. But did you know that many of Thailand’s most magical sights and activities are off the beaten path?
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We decided to book our honeymoon in Thailand with Exotic Voyages, because we were so overwhelmed with wedding planning that we couldn't even think about planning a two week honeymoon across the world. From beginning to end, our travel designer Thuy (Judy) Tran, exceeded all expectations. She was ...
We decided to book our honeymoon in Thailand with Exotic Voyages, because we were so overwhelmed with wedding planning that we couldn't even think about planning a two week honeymoon across the world. From beginning to end, our travel designer Thuy (Judy) Tran, exceeded all expectations. She was very responsive to any questions or concerns we had, punctual with paperwork and reservations, and mindful of our interests and budget. She could not have made this trip any easier for us. From the moment we exited the plane in Bangkok, we were escorted by a private guide through the fast track immigration line and introduced to our private driver. The guide then accompanied us for the ride to our hotel and then assisted with check-in. The entire itinerary was clear and well put together. Everything worked like clock work. Every hour of every day we knew exactly what to expect. Thuy packed our itinerary with wonderful excursions and also gave us some down time to relax and explore on our own account. We traveled to four different cities during our two week stay and all the guides, drivers, hotel staff, and excursion companies were well informed about us and our schedule. We found ourselves feeling very comfortable and relaxed when accompanied by them. They were extremely punctual and attentive to our needs. We felt like celebrities for two weeks of our lives. The hotels Thuy chose for us were magnificent. These were the best hotel/resorts, in every aspect, we have ever experienced in our lives. We are so thankful that we chose Exotic Voyages to plan our honeymoon in Thailand. We would never have been able to create an itinerary and arrange all accommodations the way Thuy did. Not. Even. Close. I one hundred percent recommend this company to anyone and everyone. Do yourself a favor and give the hardest part of a vacation/honeymoon to Exotic Voyages to handle. We will definitely be using Exotic Voyages for all our future trips! Thank you for such a memorable trip <3READ MORE
I initially planned on organizing & planning my honeymoon to Thailand on my own, which is doable, but I am SO happy I decided to go with Exotic Voyages. I was hesitant initially to work with an oversea's travel agency, I was unsure if I was going to be taken advantage of. After reading reviews of ...
I initially planned on organizing & planning my honeymoon to Thailand on my own, which is doable, but I am SO happy I decided to go with Exotic Voyages. I was hesitant initially to work with an oversea's travel agency, I was unsure if I was going to be taken advantage of. After reading reviews of the company I decided to at the very least reach out and see what they had to offer. I got in contact with them in June of 2018, over 6 months prior to our honeymoon and was surprised to get such a detailed response from Phuong Anh. After several revisions of the proposed itinerary (revisions based on my time frame shifts and interest shifts) we settled on our final itinerary. My favorite thing about using EV is that I had complete freedom to book as much or as little through them as I wanted. Our itinerary ended up being heavy on tours while in Bangkok, Kanchanaburi & Chaing Mai and very light once we got to Phuket & Koh Yao Yai. Phuong Anh (PA for short :) ) was incredible the entire process, she was very quick to respond to all of my questions in great detail and took care of all of the booking of hotels, domestic flights, tour guides, drivers, etc. The only thing I booked myself was our international flights, but PA would have done that as well if I needed. From the minute we arrived in Thailand we had 1st class service, we had a personal attendant take us from our arrival gate to a no wait customs officer (that saved a ton of time as there was a HUGE line) our baggage was taken from the baggage carousel straight to our private driver and we made it right to our hotel :) My husband unfortunately got very sick on the flight over to Bangkok (not in relation to any of the travel, just bad luck) and was down and out with a 103 fever. Our tour guide happened to call just to say hi and introduce herself when we got in and was very accommodating when I asked to move our scheduled tour for the next day. We ended up combining the rescheduled tour with another tour so that we didn't miss out on anything which was great! Every guide we had was so friendly and super knowledgeable. I will 100% use them again in the future if we end up traveling to another area that they work.READ MORE
My husband and I had the best experience in Thailand with Thuy the travel designer with exotic voyages and with all the contracted tour guides and attractions we experienced. I would not have changed a thing about our planned trip, from hotel to spas to food to in-Thailand flights- everything was ...
My husband and I had the best experience in Thailand with Thuy the travel designer with exotic voyages and with all the contracted tour guides and attractions we experienced. I would not have changed a thing about our planned trip, from hotel to spas to food to in-Thailand flights- everything was planned perfectly. Thank you Exotic Voyages, we will be back and highly recommend this travel agency!READ MORE
We took a trip through Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue/Hoi An), Cambodia (Siem Reap/Angkor Wat), and Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket) with Exotic Voyages and we are so impressed with the promptness and organization of this company! Our E.V. travel agent was Mai Phuong. She was quick with the ...
We took a trip through Vietnam (Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue/Hoi An), Cambodia (Siem Reap/Angkor Wat), and Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket) with Exotic Voyages and we are so impressed with the promptness and organization of this company! Our E.V. travel agent was Mai Phuong. She was quick with the email responses and thorough with her suggested itinerary. We like to pack our days full of activities and she was able to line up all of those in the short time we had available. Since we started the process over the summer, we had lots of time to do more of our own research and add things, change days/times for activities, and really fine-tune the trip. Mai Phuong never hesitated to jump right in and give suggestions or help us make everything fit. We took 5 internal flights on this trip and all of the transfers were perfectly coordinated without a glitch! We always had someone waiting to bring us to the hotel and and take us back to the airport, plus all the arranged guides were right on time each morning. They give you a choice of tiers for hotel quality/price, and whichever tier you select, you can be sure they have given you the best choice of hotels in that class. The communication was impeccable and we had packages waiting for us at reception on arrival for pick up times, local info, etc. This is our first time traveling with Exotic Voyages and we are thrilled with the excellent customer service and precision of our itinerary. We highly recommend this company and we would definitely use their services again! Thank you for a wonderful trip! Visited Januaray 2019 This review was originally posted on TripAdvisorREAD MORE
Evaneos connected as to a local travel expert to plan a customized trip to Thailand, and Exotic Voyages created a spectacular experience. Our hotel accommodations were incredible, our guides were friendly & knowledgeable, and having a private driver and car made the day-to-day more convenient. We ...
Evaneos connected as to a local travel expert to plan a customized trip to Thailand, and Exotic Voyages created a spectacular experience. Our hotel accommodations were incredible, our guides were friendly & knowledgeable, and having a private driver and car made the day-to-day more convenient. We had the perfect balance of free time and planned activities, and the activities (i.e., food tours, elephant farm, floating markets, etc) were all amazing! Our travel expert was very responsive while planning the trip and during the trip. I would recommend Exotic Voyages without reservation, and I will absolutely be using them again for a future trip. Visited Januaray 2019 This review was originally posted on TripAdvisorREAD MORE
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So much has been known and said about Thailand, so much so that travellers return to the ‘Land of Smiles’ year after year. From the modern culture of Bangkok, to the rich culture of Chiang Mai, not forgetting the white, sandy beaches of Phuket, Thailand has it all. There is so much to offer, whether you’re looking for relaxation, family time, adventure or romance, you can find it in Thailand.
Thailand has countless things to offer, depending on where you want to go and want to see to see. There’s something for everyone.
In Bangkok, visit the Grand Palace. You can see magnificent Thai culture here within the white and gold temples, which give amazing history and religion. Something truly amazing in Bangkok is the long boat on the River Phraya, a great way to soak up the sights, culture and locals. And that’s all just in Bangkok alone!
Trek through the jungles of Chiang Mai to see some of Thailand’s best wildlife or visit the unique Wot Rong Khun Buddhist temple. The stunning temple looks like it was just plucked from a fairytale. Visit the famed Phi Phi Island, with spectacular views; go snorkeling in Koh Phi Phi, relax on the beaches of Koh Samui, or eat in the best restaurants in Phuket. Thailand has something for everyone, everywhere.
A Country Too Big For One Thailand Tour Packages
There is no possible way to see and visit all the wonderful, exotic, unique and quirky places to be found all over this beautiful kingdom in one Thailand trip – even a visit that lasts more than a month. Be prepared to be beguiled by this ancient country filled with the grace and charm that is part of the traditional way of the Thai people.
When to Go on A Thailand Vacation Packages
The best time to go to areas in the lower elevations such as Phuket or Bangkok is between November and February when both temperature and humidity remains at its best. In northern areas, such as Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai province, the best time to visit is during the dry season between November and May since Monsoon spans between June and October.
What to Do
The Grand Palace – in Bangkok, this was the main palace for the King of Thailand until 1925 and is now used primarily for ceremonial purposes. It is the location of the royal offices as well as the Emerald Buddha, which is carved from pure Jade and sits in the ordination hall.
Dusit Palace Park–part of the Vimanmek Teak Mansion. It’s attributed to the king that reigned from 1868 – 1910 who is the same king that the book, play and movie – “The King and I” – was based on. The king had been educated by a British teacher that made a trip to Europe andbegan transforming his palaces into the styles of European castles and gardens upon his return.
Royal Thai Elephant Museum – part of the complex of buildings in Dusit Palace Park, is the original stables that housed the Royal White Elephants. White Elephants automatically belong only to the royal family.
Siam Niramit – When you are in need of a break from touring palaces and temple complexes, try to catch the Siam Niramit show. The show called, the “Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Siam”, explores the history of Siam. The mythology of its creation uses more than 100 performers in each of its locations. You can catch this show in either Phuket or Bangkok.
Chiang Mai–this city is in the northern part of Thailand and encapsulates the old and new in a most charming way. The Winter Palace, Bhubing Palace, is open to visitors even though the Royal family still uses it for their winter residence and hosts foreign State Visitors as it is one of the most modern palaces in Thailand.
Chiang Mai Zoo – more than just housing land animals common to Asia and Africa, there is a Panda exhibit, the aquarium tunnel with rare fish from Thailand and other parts of Asia and the Aviary. The zoo also offers the Twilight Zoo as a night attraction. They have excellent tram service for those who wish to spare the walking.
Chiang Mai Night Safari – another great adventure experience for the entire family is part of the Doi Suthep –Pui National Park activities to introduce and educate adults and children on exotic animals – some of which are part of the endangered list. The tourists are taken around in a 50-seat open-air tram. You can feed Hippos and bathe elephants just in case you want direct contact with the animals.
Krabi’s Koh Muk and Tham Morakot (Emerald Cave) –the perfect area for nature lovers who wish to swim, dive and view some of the most beautiful corals growing in the Emerald colored waters. At low tide, the Emerald Cave appears for the first time. Boating is another option to enjoy the island’s features and boats are available for rental.
Wat Rong Khun – located in Tambon Pa o Don Chai near Chiang Rai – Chiang Rai is not far from the city of Chiang Mai and if you are in the area, catch the White Buddhist Temple with a golden restroom. It’s unlike any other temple you’ll ever see.
Any of the major metropolitan centers and resort areas have more than enough variety for finding unique objects to take home. Ask what the materials are that are used before buying and confirm that the silks and other natural fibers are from Thailand rather than China.
Sleeping and Eating
Having built up their tourist business over the last 100 years, every resort and major city in Thailand offers the most exclusive and luxurious hotels and international cuisine anywhere.
Below are a few of the native Thai dishes are some that are favorites for western tastes and worthy of trying out when you wish to try traditional native street food.
Tom Yum Gung – Thai coconut milk soup made with shrimp, mushrooms, and kaffir lime leaves.
Panang Gai – is a chicken dish with red curry, coconut cream and kaffir lime leaves
Jim Jum – this is a dish that is actually made at the table by the diners. A large clay pot filled with pork broth is brought to the table followed by an assortment of vegetables and meats on a separate tray. The diners add their favorites to the pot and let it boil while they enjoy each other’s company.
Moo Dad Diew – for a great snack at one of the street stalls, look for this deep fried, skewered pork bites served with the Thai chili sauce. It will perk you up and give you a bounce to your step!
Rooted in the ancient customs of Siam where refinement, courtesy, traditional customs and indebtedness toward parents, teachers and caretakers account for family organization and values.
While Thailand is a Constitutional Monarchy ruled by a military junta in all practical matters, the Royal family is much loved and revered by all the people of Thailand.
Unlike other Asian nations which share a love for football and the karate type arts, Thailand has its own sport which is touted as one of the most difficult and bloody around: Muay Thai is done with kicks, punches, knees, elbows, and body blows similar in some ways to boxing and in other ways to a free-for-all. This form of fighting developed centuries ago when Thai men were captured by the Burmese army and were forced to fight each other as a prison sport.
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