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You will be luxuriously engulfed in the quintessential sights and experiences found in and around the cool mountainous climate of Northern Thailand, filled with inexplicably beautiful natural scenery, outlandish temples among the clouds, culturally rich and wise ethnic minority groups, and loads of scrumptious Thai cuisine. It's the journey that you have been dreaming of for years!
Upon arrival, you will be escorted from the airport to your hotel. Once having settled into your hotel, embed yourself into Thai culture and set off on a local tuk-tuk ride to see Chiang Rai at night. Sights include a unique golden clock tower designed by a local artist, the revered statue of King Mengrai and a vibrant night bazaar where you enjoy succulent Thai foods and leisurely stroll around the market.
Drive to a hill-tribe village just outside of Chiang Rai; Akha. Familiarize yourself with the culture and traditions of an ethnic minority group, before setting off on a trek in the surrounding rice fields, pineapple and rubber plantations and forests with a local waterfall, where a special picnic lunch is enjoyed with your ethnic minority guides; you are free to go for a refreshing dip should you wish to do so.
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In the morning, you will visit the infamous Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong Rivers. Learn about the dark part of the area when it was once one of the prime locations to produce opium.
In the afternoon, you will be taken around Chiang Rai to must-see sights around the city such as the scenic Huay Pla Kang Temple, Baan Dam or “the Black House”. Drive to the famous Wat Rong Khun, one of the most unique temples in northern Thailand, designed by local artist Chalermchai Kositpipat.
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Transfer from Chiang Rai to Lisu Lodge in the morning. Your first visit is Ton Lung Temple and its medicinal herb gardens. Your next stop is a shaman’s house to have a cup of tea and a chat about his spiritual practice.
After a tasty Thai lunch, continue to mingle with locals and explore rice paddies, visit the Himmapaan Nursery and finally check out an organic vegetable garden! Dinner with Lisu traditional dance
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Cycle towards Muang Guert Village, stop on the way at a local tea plantation to relax and enjoy its magnificent landscape and be introduced to the process of growing and harvesting tea bye an experienced guide. You will learn to pluck tea leaves and sip a cup of fresh-roasted tea. Head towards a rafting station and have a healthy picnic lunch by the river. Whitewater rafting the rapids of the river, this exciting segment of the way takes you to a rural Thai village. The evening is reserved for a cooking lesson, where you will discover Thai cuisine. Prepare a number of dishes and enjoy them for dinner at Lisu Lodge.
Familiarize yourself with the history of rice cultivation in Thailand through another cooking class that specializes in the many different species of rice. Visit rice fields and vegetable gardens, where you select the ingredients used in the cooking class. Once you’ve enjoyed your home cooked lunch, proceed onwards to Pai.
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Catch the sunrise from Yuan Lai Viewpoint, then return to your resort for breakfast. After that, drive to the famed Tam Lod cave system and explore the 1.5kilometer cave by a bamboo raft through an underground river. A close-by village named Jabo inhabited by members of the Black Lahu Tribe is your next destination. Stop at Kiew Lom Viewpoint to experience the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayan Mountains as they stretch across Thailand into Myanmar.
This morning, we will drive winding mountainous roads and stunningly picturesque landscapes toward Chiang Mai. Stop along the way at some scenic locations of Mork Fah Waterfalls and Pong Dued Hot Springs. Stroll around Huay Nam Dang National Park or take a hot mineral bath. A traditional Thai lunch will be prepared for you along the way to Chiang Mai. Once arrived, check in the hotel and take a rest.
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You will be picked up and driven through the rolling hills, forests, and local farming areas of Chiang Mai to the Kanta Elephant Sanctuary. Be briefed on the basics of elephant whispering, before interacting with them by yourself. Activities include feeding the gentle giants, playing with them, photographing, walking with them, bathing them, and learning about their behavior as well as their history and significance.
Today will be spent in Doi Inthanon National Park, which's famous for its cool climate, lush natural spectacles such as the waterfalls and their surrounding dense canopies, incredibly welcoming ethnic minority villages such as Karen hill tribe. Doi Inthanon is a paradise for nature lovers and perfect for strolling with stunning views of misty mountains. Lunch will be served along the way.
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Morning is free at your leisure. In the afternoon, you will visit Baan Kang Wat artisan village, meandering pathways lead to cafes, teahouses, boutique shops, and craft studios... Visit an award-winning jewelry shop in Saprang, where intricately designed bracelets, earrings and more are all inspired by the surrounding nature in Chiang Mai. Experience the complex of Wat Umong, a forested sprawl of temples, pavilions, and statues surrounded by fountains and lakes. In the late afternoon, when the tourist masses have already left the temple grounds and dusk gives it a very special atmosphere, you will take a private blessing ceremony and witness the magical evening chanting of the monks.
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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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