From glittering golden temples dotted across Bangkok to the glamorous beaches in Phuket, Thailand is home to breathtaking architectural and natural wonders. On our exploration of this beautiful country, we’ll experience ancient temples, taste the best street food on the planet, make friend with a giant yet gentle elephant. We’ll sail on the most beautiful beaches in Thailand to spot wildlife, admire majestic sunset, and watch the miracle when bioluminescent plankton glowing on the water of an ink-black sea cave. At every stop, we’ll get a glimpse about the local life to learn what makes this country so unique.
Traveling alone isn’t always easy, especially with female travelers. But with our escort, you will explore the utter perfection of traveling while experiencing the great sense of being solo.
Upon arrival at the airport, our staff will meet you at air-bridge and escort you to the immigration counter without queue. They will also carry your luggage at the luggage belt and take you to see your driver for a private transfer to your hotel.
Being one of the most attractions and oldest temples in Bangkok, a visit to Wat Pho is a must. We'll take you there in the morning to make sure you won’t miss the monks early morning chanting ritual which often starts at 9 AM before seeing the famous 150 feet reclining Buddha. The statue’s feet display 108 auspicious symbols of Buddha. To wish for happiness and good fortune, you can drop coins into one of 108 bronze bowls in the corridor as the locals do.
Continue to the impressive royal Grand Palace that is located just right next to Wat Pho. Our guide, with more than 10 years of experience, will explain to you the significant meaning of the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, .. and how they are used in different occasions. Go to Wat Phra Kaew on the grounds of Grand Palace to witness Emerald Buddha - the palladium of Thailand Kingdom. The holly statuette spent its first 300 years in various temples across Thailand and Laos until it finally settled in this beautiful temples in 1784.
After lunch at a riverside restaurant, board a private long-tail boat to cruise along the peaceful canals. You will have a glimpse into the slower pace of the local life and countless temples, large and small, looming over the canals. En route back to the city stop to visit Wat Arun. Its Khmer-style central tower is encrusted with colorful Chinese porcelain, makes a truly impressive sight at any time of the day.
Free in the day for your own exploration of Bangkok, but save your stomach for a Backstreet Food Tasting Tour in the evening. This food tour is fabulous with the escort of a chef who our customers have named him as An ambassador of Thai cuisine. Warm and knowledgeable, he takes great pride to show you hidden food secrets in the backstreets of bustling Bangkok that you can’t find them on your own. Chef Nutth knows all the details about the history of the areas, the vendors, the ingredients, and the method of cooking to tell you. After a fantastic food journey that he built to you with more than a dozen of delicious dishes, you can consider yourself as a truly street foodie.
Today, we’ll return to the airport and hop on a short flight to Thailand’s second-biggest tourist destination. Chiang Mai offers a slower pace of life, in comparison to Bangkok, and a fusion of architectural influences since it was once the historic Lanna Kingdom, which spanned much of northern Thailand, as well as parts of Myanmar, China, and Laos. Upon landing, you’ll meet our local guide and take a quick van ride to the hotel. Relax at one of 30 charming, secluded and homey rooms at the luxurious Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel before exploring Chiang Mai the days after.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven north of Chiang Mai in about 50 minutes, through rolling hills and lush forests, to Kanta Elephant Sanctuary. Here, the elephants live happily in wild open space, enjoy the natural surroundings and river bathing. No chains, no tricks, and absolutely No Riding. Your English speaking guide knows a lot about elephants. He will help you to gain an insight into their history and behavior. You’ll spend a lovely morning interacting with, feeding, and bathing elephants that have been rehomed from their previous hard work in logging, farming, or entertaining. Tea, coffee, and season fruits will be served after your quality time with these gentle creatures in their sustainable sanctuary.
We’ll leave the hotel to drive to the temple of Wat Umong in the morning. The 700-year-old wat will make you feel like stepping back in time. Wat Umong offers a great chance to take a meditative stroll into the ancient brick tunnels, read the words of wisdom hanging on the “talking tree”, enjoy the tranquil ambiance, feed the fishes and ducks in the pond, and experience a private blessing. If you want to know about a monk’s life as well as religious thoughts in the country that 95% of its population are Buddhists, you can have a chat in English with a monk who is willing to share his knowledge.
After a light lunch at a local restaurant, take a lazy walk in Baan Kang Wat artisan village - a small community of independent local artists. Flowers, shrubs, and colors seem to be embedded into every corner of the village, creating a quirky vibe. You will visit Saprang where bespoke jewelry is personally crafted to perfection and nature has been key to all the designer’s ideas. Continue to Bookoo Studio. The owner of this ceramic shop is Nattawut Ruckprasit “Big” - the man behind the idea of Baan Kang Wat. Here, you’ll find the interesting combination of woodwork and ceramic crafts that the artist put into his unique products. later, head to a local market to explore more of the daily life and sample some local food..
Today, you will pack your suitcase and escape Chiang Mai to fly to Phuket - the largest island and the most well-known attraction in Thailand. Phuket consists of more than 30 beautiful islands and numerous high-end resorts so it’s absolutely a perfect destination for your beach stay.
Make your Phuket stay a memorable experience by joining John Gray’s Sea Canoe Tour today. Travel from midday to midnight to the hidden wonders of Phang Nga Bay. There are so many interesting activities waiting for you. You will sail the emerald water, spot sea eagles and wildlife, kayak into limestone sea caves and cliff-lined lagoons with an expert guide, float your own self-made flower Krathong, and have a night paddle inside an ink-black sea cave to watch bioluminescent plankton dancing and glowing on the water with every touch. Our guide is very informative, fun, and speaks good English. You might sometimes forget he is a guide but a local friend who is proud to share everything he knows about his homeland.
A healthy and nutritious lunch will be served onboard and a seafood buffet for dinner will be arranged during majestic Phang Nga sunset.
Recharge your energy by enjoying the modern facilities in COMO Point Yamu Hotel. You can relax in the 100-meter swimming pool, lounge at the private beach club, rejuvenate at the Como Shambala Spa, or sip cocktails at the Aqua Bar as the sun dips into Phang Nga Bay.
Today is yours to explore Phuket, or simply rest and relax.
This morning, take breakfast at your leisure and enjoy the beach and hotel until a good time. You will take a private transfer to Phuket airport and depart for flights.
We had the best two weeks in Thailand. Judy did an amazing job at getting us the entire experience of Thailand with such an easy process. Not once were we worried or concerned about where to go or what was next. The guides were professional, knowledgeable, caring and passionate about their work. ...
We had the best two weeks in Thailand. Judy did an amazing job at getting us the entire experience of Thailand with such an easy process. Not once were we worried or concerned about where to go or what was next. The guides were professional, knowledgeable, caring and passionate about their work. From the moment we landed to the moment we left, it was as easy as could be. There is also no need to worry about transportation, guides, etc., it’s all covered. We will definitely use Exotic Voyages for future journeys to Asia!READ MORE
Hoa booked us an absolutely amazing tour of Thailand, which was so perfectly suited to us, it was like she knew us. Lek and Anan were both incredible tour guides in Bangkok, both the street food tour and temple tours were about as awesome as we could have hoped for! All the resorts were perfect, ...
Hoa booked us an absolutely amazing tour of Thailand, which was so perfectly suited to us, it was like she knew us. Lek and Anan were both incredible tour guides in Bangkok, both the street food tour and temple tours were about as awesome as we could have hoped for! All the resorts were perfect, all of the small touches (champagne and roses in one room, honeymoon deserts in another) just really made the trip amazing, Thanks so much to everyone involved. J&AREAD MORE
Lacey helped me plan our 16 day vacation that included a seaplane, a 2 night cruise on Halong Bay, sightseeing in Hanoi and multi-city tour of Thailand with amazing guides and activities including getting a tattoo in Bangkok. She booked an incredible personalized itinerary. Every detail was perfect ...
Lacey helped me plan our 16 day vacation that included a seaplane, a 2 night cruise on Halong Bay, sightseeing in Hanoi and multi-city tour of Thailand with amazing guides and activities including getting a tattoo in Bangkok. She booked an incredible personalized itinerary. Every detail was perfect and travel was easy every step of the way. Lacey went the extra mile when we were undecided if we should postpone our trip. It was agonizing and she was patient, calm and reassuring. When we were not satisfied with our room, she took care of it and solved it immediately. She was very professional and responsive. I would recommend Exotic Voyages to anyone who wants to have a well planned worry free vacation! Great team!READ MORE
A very big compliment to Ha Vy, Mai Phuong, and everybody involved in setting up our Thailand itinerary. From the moment our first tour guide Patrick picked us up at the Laem Chabang cruise port (near Bangkok), until the last day, 14 days later, when we were guided through Bangkok Airport, to ...
A very big compliment to Ha Vy, Mai Phuong, and everybody involved in setting up our Thailand itinerary. From the moment our first tour guide Patrick picked us up at the Laem Chabang cruise port (near Bangkok), until the last day, 14 days later, when we were guided through Bangkok Airport, to transfer from domestic to international check in, every moment we spent under "the wings" of Exotic Voyages was remarkably well organized. Thanks to local tour guides we discovered the real Thailand, local cultures, food and markets, not Tourist traps! All tour guides during our private tour were well english spoken and have an excellent knowledge of every corner in Thailand. All the Hotels Exotic Voyage have booked for us were 5 star, well selected and centrally located to the places we wanted to see. I can certainly highly recommend Exotic Voyages to everybody who wants to discover the REAL Thailand! Thank you for an excellent job done!READ MORE
My girlfriend and I booked a 20-day tour in Thailand with Exotic Voyages from mid January to mid February 2020. Their interface was very easy to use - we had to specify a budget, the types of things we were interested in doing on vacation, and when we wanted to go...from that information, our ...
My girlfriend and I booked a 20-day tour in Thailand with Exotic Voyages from mid January to mid February 2020. Their interface was very easy to use - we had to specify a budget, the types of things we were interested in doing on vacation, and when we wanted to go...from that information, our planner at Exotic put together a pretty detailed itinerary spanning 5 cities in 20 days. Everything was taken care of (drivers, guides, accomodations) - in many ways, this was the least effort either of us have ever put into a vacation. Our planner, Ha, put together things that we probably never would have thought to try, but were fabulous (ex: staying at a boutique camp on top of a mountain in Khao Sok, a traditional Thai cooking class that turned out to be a full day activity). The accommodations were great. And at the end of the trip, when our flight home was cancelled due to the coronavirus issue, the operational support team helped us find a place to stay in Phuket longer and arranged transportation for us. I highly recommend this group.READ MORE
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A tropical beauty that is full of colorful culture, spectacular cuisines, gorgeous southern coastlines, and timeless temples within lush jungles.
Population: 70.21 million (2022)
Currency: Baht (THB)