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11-Day North and South Thailand Exploration

Tour route: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Chiang Mai - Surat Thani - Khao Sok – Phuket - Bangkok


  • Tour code: IOT-Thai-003
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: private tour with flexible travel date
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Day 1: International Arrival, Bangkok

Sa-wa dee, welcome to Thailand! Your hospitable guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in. Bangkok, the bustling capital of Thailand, is a charming city with typical tropical cityscape filled with the alluring aromas of the unparalleled Thai food.

Overnight: Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok, Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew

Breakfast at hotel, your Thailand tours begin by a visit to the Royal Grand Palace - once the official home of the Kings of Siam, and Wat Phra Kaew which is famous for a fabulous Buddha image that carved from one-piece jade. 

In the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise along the Chao Phraya River to get a view of this modern and bustling city. Later, you will explore a serial of temples of Wat Traimit housing the golden Buddha, Wat Arun (Dawn Temple) being one of the most published images of Bangkok, and Wat Po housing the famous Reclining Buddha.

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

After breakfast, drive to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. The first place you'll visit is Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, the most beautiful summer palace once used for Ayutthaya monarch after King Prasat Thong. Followed by a tour to Wat Yai Chai Mongkol as a journey to the past Siam which is alive with the smailes of Phra Buddha Chaimongkol.

At noon, transfer to the pier for a cruise down Chao Phraya River including lunch back to Bangkok, during which you will be impressed by the Thai rural life along the river. After disembarking, transfer back to your hotel after cruise and the rest of the day is on your own.

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Bangkok - Chiang Mai, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep

Today after breakfast, you will leave for Chiang Mai by flight. Upon arrival, check in and take a short rest at noon. Later, drive up the well paved, winding road till you reach the magical staircase leading to the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep which is one of the most sacred temples in Chiang Mai.
Optional activity: Traditional Kantoke Dinner Show.

Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Chiang Mai, Elephant Nature Park

Today you will have full day Elephant Nature Park (Join-in Group Tour). It’s a natural home and sanctuary for elephants, buffalos, dogs, cats, birds and many other rescued animals. Observe free roaming elephants, and other rescued animals enjoying the natural surroundings.

Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Chiang Mai - Surat Thani - Khao Sok

Free at leisure till be escorted to airport for your flight to Surat Thani. Upon arrival, meet your guide and start the tour with a visit to the community temple near the dam, where you can experience the charm of a traditional Thai Village

And then go to Rajjapraba Dam, after buying snacks for your overnight trip there, board your long tail boat to be transferred to the raft house. Upon arrival at the floating bungalows check into your very own traditional Thai style floating bungalow.

About Raft House in Khao Sok: Known widely as floating bungalows, these authentic Thai raft houses are popular accommodations for world travelers visiting Khao Sok National Park.

Overnight: Thai style floating bungalow in Khao Sok
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Khao Sok National Park

After breakfast, take the morning to enjoy the surroundings of the raft house, go for a swim, or make use of the kayaks! For lunch, you will enjoy Thai curries made in the southern style, along with locally produced fruit. 

After lunch, in the early afternoon, you will go on a hike through the jungle in Khao Sok National Park with your local guide to get a glimpseof the lush scenery found in part of the world's oldest forest, containing rare and exotic plants and animals. 

Return to the rafthouse in time to relax and cool off before another lovely dinner of traditional Thai fare before going on an evening wildlife spotting safari.

Overnight: Thai style floating bungalow in Khao Sok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Khao Sok - Phuket, Wildlife Safari & Kayaking

We rise before breakfast and enjoy tea or coffee before boarding your long tail boat for a wildlife safari, sometimes with morning mist. From your boat you may see Macaque monkeys, Dusky Langurs, Great Hornbills, and even the occasional wild Elephant! Upon return at the raft house enjoy the breakfast. 

Around 10:30 we hop aboard a kayak for a guided tour of the surrounding area to experience the peace and serenity lake and have a chance to see some of the more skittish animals who are more sensitive to noise. At noon we return to the raft house for lunch and check out. 

After arrive the pier around 14:00, you will be transferred to your hotel in Phuket (about 3hrs driving). 

Overnight: Phuket
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Phuket, Free Day

You will have two free days next. Get into all that this nice place has to offer, from vast beach to crystal-like seawater to exotic foods. Have a good time! 

Overnight: Phuket

Day 10: Phuket, Free Day

Enjoy your free time in this beautiful pacific island. Waking naturally and book a day tour from the hotel on you own and spend a memorable day here.

Overnight: Phuket
Meal: Breakfast

Day 11: Phuket – Bangkok, Departure

You will have free time till hotel arranges transfer for you to airport for the flight back to Bangkok, no arrangement for you at Bangkok airport today, you will arrange your own way to get to your flight to your next destination from Bangkok airport.

Meals: Breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

 

Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Meals

Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

Lunch

Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

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Clients: Lynn McSherry McBrier

Travel Consultant:
Eric Kong
I have been very pleased with Eric from Odyssey Tours in communicating with me about the details of a trip from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang. He has taken care of important details on a somewhat tricky itinerary and has been most professional and quick in his responses to my questions.
Rating: May 11th, 2017

Clients: Ron Edwards

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Mason Li
My wife and I have been invited to visit some friends in Thailand (Khon Kaen) for the rocket festival in May. We decided to further our experience by arranging a private tour in Bangkok and Chiang Mai with other places in between. I contacted Odyssey Tours and had a response virtually immediately from Mason Li.Mason has been fantastic in organising an 11 day tour for us and has been extremely diligent in firstly organising a tour which meets all our expectations and timings and secondly keeping us informed with many suggestions such as hotels and even down to the clothing we should take for the trip. Mason also arranged our flights from Bangkok to Khon Kaen and return.This type of service bodes extremely well for our overall experience in ThailandElke & Ron Edwards, Brisbane ,Australia
Rating: April 27th, 2017

Clients: Gary Labuschewski

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Vincent Ruan
Over recent months we had planned to do a private tour of Northern Thailand, however on the first occasion due to my wife's mother health we had to postpone, in just this month had rebooked and paid for the same trip. Unexpectedly our daughter gave birth to a very premature little girl and out trip had to be cancelled. Vincent from Odyssey has been extremely patient and understanding through these family challenges and was also able to arrange some credit from our sudden cancellation. Our sincere heart felt gratitude to Vincent and his team.
Rating: April 21st, 2017

Clients: Brad Block

Travel Consultant:
Alick Peng
Our travel advisor, Mr. Alick Peng, has made the process very easy for planning out a complex individualized big travel vacation itinerary. He has also been very quick & detailed in responding to any & all emails & questions I have had for him. Alick was recommended to me by friends who previously booked a big trip through him, and were very happy with his services (including some assistance to change some reservations during the middle of their vacation).
Rating: April 15th, 2017

Clients: Canca Bellani

From: Argentina

Travel Consultant:
Eric Kong
I got their contact info through a friend and my sister from Argentina had been using there since 2 years now. I 'm working with Eric Kong right now. We've been going back and forward with my husband to go to Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Eric is really patient and such a nice customer representative. Finally we got the tour through him.....We cannot wait to do (May 11th). He's been in touch since day one of our planning.Professional, prompt in his answers. I give him 5 stars....Thanks Eric.
Rating: April 12th, 2017
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