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An amazing journey through some of the less traversed tracks and trails in the northeast of the Kingdom of Siam – Thailand. Your voyage begins from the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of metropolitan Bangkok, filled with a mix of modern architecture, and ancient temples. The road then takes a quiet turn away from the skyscrapers and towards the remote mountains in the northeast, nearby Chiang Mai. Along the way, we introduce you to the history of ancient Ayutthaya, an infamous railway line by the River Kwai, ascend and descend a few breathtaking hills and mountains for the views. You will also have the chance to live a day in the life of a Thai Elephant Whisperer, also known as a mahout.
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met near the air-bridge and be escorted to the immigration counter without a queue. Our staff will carry your luggage at the luggage belt and take you directly to meet your driver for a transfer with a guide to your hotel check-in. Free time to stretch your body after the long flight.
Bang Rak, a small, yet busy “little” hub, popular for shopping, art galleries, rooftop bars and most importantly a vast range of both street food and fine-dining experiences! You have been brought here to experience the very tastes that have brought Thai food to the forefront of international Cuisine. From vibrant fried prawns that maintain their glowing orange color to grilled pineapple and forceful bird’s eye chili: a single taste of any given dish and you will surely not want this tour to come to an end
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel to take you to experience the mesmerizing chanting of the Buddhist monks at Wat Pho, one of the oldest temples in Bangkok. Continue to the Grand Palace that is known for being the most visually impressive, thus most important royal palace in Thailand. After lunch, board a private longtail boak onto the peaceful canal. You will pass several shop house, local temples, landmarks, and vendors on the waterway which was once a major trading route.
En-route back to your hotel, you will stop at one of Thailand’s more important religious sites; the Temple of Dawn - Wat Arun.
Visit the local Maeklong Railway Market about an hour outside of Bangkok, known as the “life-risking” market where stalls and canvas are attached to the railway. After that, head to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Markets, board a rowing boat and make your way through the small canals to buy fresh produce from boat stalls that are operated primarily by local women.
Continue to drive toward Kanchanaburi, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant on the way. Stop in Nam Tok, known as “Hellfire Pass” in English, a railway line constructed by POWs during WWII. A leisurely boat ride then leads us on to the fabulous Float House River Kwai Resort.
Heading into the Erawan National Park area, home to vast emerald green jungles and thundering waterfalls, hike to the famed Erawan Falls and admire the crystal clear waters and smoothened bedrocks amidst the scattered azure colored pools. Do not hesitate to take a refreshing dip, as the hike to this location may warrant it.
Lunch shall be served at a local restaurant, then dinner is served at your resort, where you will be spending the night.
Departing for the former capital of Thailand; Ayutthaya, now a World Heritage Site, the city started off as a 16th Century shipping route to and from neighboring countries, then it became an essential port city with trade routes extending throughout the globe. From the Summer Palace of the late King Rama V, and to various ruins depicting Ayutthaya’ former glory, there’s plenty to see.
Enjoy a succulent Thai meal at a local restaurant.
Once having enjoyed a nourishing breakfast, you will be free at your own leisure before traveling towards Sukhothai, residing approximately 4,5 hour’s drive away. Lunch will be served en-route to your next destination at a local restaurant. Once you’ve checked-in to your hotel, you are free to do as you please for the remainder of the day.
A local historian will share his knowledge with you during the morning. Sample a delicious dish of Sukhothai noodles, then you will have the opportunity to create your own Buddhist amulet. Next up take a winding bicycle ride through the ancient city of Sukhothai, one of Thailand’s most important feudal kingdoms. This UNESCO Heritage Site boasts a variety of incredible wall paintings, intricately carved elephants, images of Buddha and a towering stupa.
Explore the historical center of Phrae, as well as its surroundings. Once a busy trading post for teak wood, today it remains a quiet city with small local communities scattered around its outskirts. Perfect for cycling, catching glimpses into the lives of local people, visiting local homes and workshops where they make a variety of handcrafted products. The ornate Vongburi House is an amazing pink colored almost all-teak mansion which serves as a teak museum nowadays.
Once having enjoyed breakfast, you will be transported towards Chiang Mai. At mid-afternoon, once picked up by a guide you shall travel to Doi Suthep, one of Chiang Mai’s most noteworthy temples, on top of a large hill. Experience a private blessing and witness the monks chant. Soak in the spectacular views before returning to your hotel.
Early in the morning, you will be taken to Patara Elephant Farm, where you are to be briefed on the history of the Asiatic Elephant. Embark on an informative training course that includes trekking to find the elephants in the bush, learning about farm management and breeding practices, training to approach the elephant, observing temperament, feeding practice and much, much more!
Spend time in Doi Inthanon National Park, famous for its cool climate, lush nature, countless waterfalls, and various resident hill tribes. The highest peak in Thailand is also located here, at an altitude of 2,565 meters. Highlighted sights are the many peaceful temples and numerous gushing waterfalls. The resident communities of this National Park are of the Karen people, renowned for their unique fashion in wearing many hoops around their necks.
You are free to do as you please until it’s time to be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. Breakfast will be served at the hotel as per usual. Check out at 12:00 PM.
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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