The amazing pictures of Loi Krathong and Yi Peng festivals in postcards are just small glimpses of the magnificent scene in Chiang Mai you will be able to see with your naked eyes on this trip. Join in the cheering atmosphere coated with mellowing lights from water lanterns, sky lanterns, candles, strings of lights from local houses and the happy glow in their eyes. Also in this trip, you can visit the symbolic sites of Bangkok like the Grand Palace or Wat Pho, or laid-back in the elephants camp in Chiang Mai, and revitalize at breathtaking beaches, lagoons, and islands of Khao Lak.
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met at the air-bridge and be escorted to the immigration counter without a queue. Our staff will carry your luggage at the luggage belt and escort you to the car to meet your private driver for transfer to your hotel. Free time to stretch your body after the long flight.
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Wat Pho to experience the monk early morning chanting ritual. This temple is also home to the famous 45-meter reclining Buddha as well as being the original school of traditional Thai massage. Continue to the Grand Palace, the most important and impressive royal palace in Thailand.
After lunch at a riverside restaurant, you will board a private longtail boat taking you onto the peaceful canal to explore shop houses, local temples, landmarks, and vendors on this waterway. On the way back to the city, stop to visit the Temple of Dawn - Wat Arun.
Free at leisure until your flight from Bangkok Airport to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, private transfer to your hotel with a guide for check-in.
Enjoy a day with Thailand’s lovable elephants at Elephant Rescue Park. It is an opportunity to learn about the elephant and how to make recycle from useless things. Stop on the way at the fresh market for some elephant food before arriving at the camp.
Upon arrival, change your uniform and have a brief introduction about elephant history and mahout life. You will be trained to make herbal medicine for the elephants and plant trees to provide food for them. You will also have a chance to feed them, to bathe, brush and have fun splashing around with them in their own swimming pool.
Visit the mountain temple Wat Doi Suthep which is situated 1,050 meters above the sea to have a fantastic view of the town. After that, head back downtown and travel through the most historic areas of Chiang Mai on a traditional trishaw. Stop to visit Wat Phra Singh which houses the beautiful Lai Kham Chapel with its exquisite wood carvings. Continue to Wat Chedi Luang which contains an enormous Pagoda. Later, you will walk through a local market where most of the produce has come straight from the farm.
In the evening, set out on foot with your guide to enjoying the famous lantern festival named Loi Krathong and Yi Peng. When the Krathong is floated into the river and the lantern is released into the sky, they will bring with all the bads, ills, and sins. Fireworks, boat racing, and parades are included in the festival.
Prepare for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival in Phuket, you will take our private transfer to your hotel in Khao Lak for check-in. Then the day is free at your leisure.
A speedboat will pick you up at a private pier to avoid any hectic rush. We will take you to the beautiful Similan Islands where the white sandy beaches and lush rainforests await you. Our guide and boat staff will take you to some of the best snorkeling places in the nine islands, trek with you to the viewpoint where you can see the picturesque bays from up high.
Regain your power with a tasty Thai lunch at one of the beautiful sandy beaches while listening to the sound of the waves. Moreover, there will be some free time to explore the island or simply relax before we rejoin the speed boat to enjoy another snorkel stop. Heading back to land no later than 3:30 pm.
Free day at leisure to relax on the beach and to enjoy hotel facilities.
Free day at leisure to relax on the beach and to enjoy hotel facilities.
Free time at leisure until the right time to be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
Very genuine and useful service catering for the discerning taste. If you want to enjoy Thailand and prefer to delegate the details to a competent service provider, surely they will not disappoint. Some of the trips may be done independently but if you like certainty this is one of the best options ...
Very genuine and useful service catering for the discerning taste. If you want to enjoy Thailand and prefer to delegate the details to a competent service provider, surely they will not disappoint. Some of the trips may be done independently but if you like certainty this is one of the best options we have seen.READ MORE
I have to admit it - I was a little apprehensive about using a foreign travel agent. After reading a glowing review in Travel & Leisure magazine, I decided to reach out to Exotic Voyages to discuss planning a two-week trip to Thailand in celebration of my 30th wedding anniversary. I could not have ...
I have to admit it - I was a little apprehensive about using a foreign travel agent. After reading a glowing review in Travel & Leisure magazine, I decided to reach out to Exotic Voyages to discuss planning a two-week trip to Thailand in celebration of my 30th wedding anniversary. I could not have made a better decision. My initial concerns were quickly allayed when I requested and received from Ha Vy local references from her clients in the US. Each of those references proved to be happy and satisfied customers who were more than willing to share their experiences working with Exotic Voyages and specifically, Vy as their travel agent. I usually plan and book my own travel however, in this case, being a first-time visitor to Asia and in unfamiliar territory, I decided to use a professional travel agent and boy am I glad I did so. Vy was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her knowledge, attention to detail, and responsiveness far exceeded my expectations. We communicated via email, phone, and WhatsApp. WhatsApp was probably the easiest communication mechanism we used. Vy answered all of my questions (and there were many) quickly and professionally. She took care of everything and communicated with me before, during, and after the trip. Vy made sure we were happy throughout our adventure and that we got home safely - we were lucky to have just missed by two days the airport closure in Hong Kong which was our connection point back to NY. My initial guidance to Vy was as follows - I wanted unique local experiences coupled with five-star luxury boutique accommodations and personalized service. And, that is exactly what she delivered. We were taken care of from the moment we stepped off the airplane in Bangkok until the moment we left Koh Samui. We had a private air-conditioned van with driver and knowledgeable guides (thank you Nud and Aree) throughout our trip who ensured our safety, helped communicate with the locals, and made sure we had experiences "off the beaten path". Our trip started at the Anantara Golden Triangle Resort in Chiang Saen, Northern Thailand (border of Myanmar and Laos). This is a beautiful resort and elephant sanctuary and was probably the highlight of our trip. We walked with the elephants and learned from the mahouts who care for them. This was followed by wonderful massages in the spa. We also crossed the border into Myanmar where we visited local markets and temples and rode in tuk tuks. Lastly, we took a long boat up the Mekong River and stopped briefly in Laos. August is the rainy season in Thailand but in my opinion, it is a great time to visit as the weather is not so hot and there are fewer tourists. Rain showers did not prevent us from doing any of the activities and in fact, contributed to the romantic appeal of these exotic locales. Other stops along our journey included: Khum Lanna, Pai, Chiang Mai, and finally Koh Samui. Each boutique hotel was spectacular and the staff greeted us warmly. I can go on and on about how pleased we were with this trip but suffice it to say that Exotic Voyages is a first-class travel agency who provides real value to their clients. I highly recommend this fantastic company and specifically Ha Vy for all of your journeys to SE Asia. I have already forwarded my itinerary to many colleagues and friends and expect that they will be contacting Vy in the not too distant future. Finally, I anticipate returning to SE Asia (perhaps Vietnam and Cambodia) in the coming years and will certainly call on Vy once again.READ MORE
Review of: PARADISE UNTOUCHED - THAILAND HONEYMOON I don’t even know where to begin I haven’t even gone on my honeymoon yet! Let me start by saying THANK YOU TO ...
Review of: PARADISE UNTOUCHED - THAILAND HONEYMOON I don’t even know where to begin I haven’t even gone on my honeymoon yet! Let me start by saying THANK YOU TO THE BEST AGENT HA VY! Her and I have worked back-and-forth for the last two months to plan my dream honey moon! It wasn’t easy I had 1 million questions, concerns, and doubts. Yet the whole time she was extremely patient answered my million questions and put my mind at ease. She was very persistent always checked in to make sure I was on track and ready for my honeymoon. Went back-and-forth on deals and budget, she did everything she could to get me in my dream honeymoon within my budget. I have dealt with many agencies but I have never experienced this good of customer service! So thank you so much! I haven’t even gone on my trip yet but I am at peace and so excited to experience Thailand and all the beauty of it! I will be giving another review after my honeymoon! Thank you, Ha Vy!READ MORE
I’m so happy we booked our honeymoon with Exotic Voyages. Ha Vy was great to work with and she tailored the honeymoon package to match our needs and interests perfectly. As soon as we arrived in Thailand, there was someone waiting for us just outside the airplane with a sign and they helped us ...
I’m so happy we booked our honeymoon with Exotic Voyages. Ha Vy was great to work with and she tailored the honeymoon package to match our needs and interests perfectly. As soon as we arrived in Thailand, there was someone waiting for us just outside the airplane with a sign and they helped us with everything. We never went anywhere without a guide helping us and everything was already paid for which made the trip so smooth and easy. All the activities were so much fun, especially Patara Elephant farm and snorkelling in Koh Tao :) Each day was a new adventure and we got to rest in the beautiful beaches of Koh Samui in the final two days. All the tour guides were awesome, especially Pong. We will remember our amazing trip for the rest of our lives :) I highly recommend booking your trip with Exotic Voyages, it’s so worth it.READ MORE
We had an excellent experience with Exotic Voyages! From the moment we contacted the agency to the moment they picked us up at the airport, everything was perfectly coordinated! Ha Vy did and amazing job setting the trip! Special thanks to our tour guides ( Hoang, Lan, Pong, York); they were all ...
We had an excellent experience with Exotic Voyages! From the moment we contacted the agency to the moment they picked us up at the airport, everything was perfectly coordinated! Ha Vy did and amazing job setting the trip! Special thanks to our tour guides ( Hoang, Lan, Pong, York); they were all friendly and knowledgable, definitely made our trip more interesting! Our hotels were beautiful, food tours super fun (thank you Nuchyss) People were very nice! We would definitely recommend Exotic Voyages for your Honeymoon Vietnam & Thailand!READ MORE
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