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.
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 Phrasing 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.
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.
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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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