16-Day Bali Volcano & Thailand Highlights

Tour Route: Thailand: Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya - Bangkok, Indonesia: Bali

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  • Tour Code: ODY-SE-002
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Travel Date: Private tour with flexible travel date
  • Price Inclusions: All transportation mentioned in the itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
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Day 1: International Arrival, Bangkok

Welcome to Thailand! On arrival in Bangkok, your tour guide will meet you and take you to the hotel. After check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok City Discovery

After breakfast, set out to visit Wat Traimit, famous for its 900-year-old and five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image. Continue to see Wat Arun, which is one of the most published images of Bangkok. After that, explore Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in this city housing the largest single Buddha image - the Reclining Buddha.

After lunch, visit the highlight of today's tour - the renowned Grand Palace, one of the must-sees that adjoin Wat Phra Kaew, the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Afterward, visit Jim Thompson House before returning to the hotel and free at leisure.

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Bangkok - Kanchanaburi

In the early morning, you'll head to Damnernsaduak Floating Market (about 2 hours' drive), where you have a chance to take a boat trip observing the lifestyle of locals along the small canals.

Later on, drive for Kanchanaburi. Board a train along the Burma Railway built by Japanese prisoners of war and Indonesian slave laborers. Next, visit War Museum and take a photo at the bridge over the River Kwai, where the famous movie The Bridge On River Kwai was filmed.

Overnight: Kanchanaburi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Kanchanaburi, Elephant Camp

In the morning, drive to the elephant camp near Kanchanaburi, where you will have chances to touch and feed the elephants. Enjoy water rafting along the river before returning to the hotel in Kanchanaburi.

Overnight: Kanchanaburi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya

Breakfast at the hotel, then meet your guide and check out. Depart for Ayutthaya, the former Capital of Thailand by van.

Today, you will visit Wat Chai Wattanaram, one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, Wat Phra Sri Sanpetch, the largest temple in Ayutthaya, Viharn Mongkol Bophit, the former Royal Temple built in 1610 and restored in 1956, and Wat Mahathat, one of the 10 royal temples of the highest class in Bangkok. Nearby is Wat Ratchaburana, the most significant feature of which is the 600-year-old stupa that enshrines relics of the Buddha.

Overnight: Ayutthaya
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Ayutthaya - Bangkok

After breakfast, drive back to Bangkok from Ayutthaya. On the way, pay a visit to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and do some shopping on your own for the rest of the day.

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Bangkok - Bali

You will have free time before your guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Bali.

On arrival in Denpasar, your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.

Overnight: Bali
Meal: Breakfast

Day 8: Besakih Highlights

Start the morning with a performance of Barong & Keris Dance to take in the local culture with history, costumes, and music. Pay a visit to the art and handicraft villages to witness gold and silver work, hand weaving wood-carving and painting.

After that, proceed to Goa Gajah (the Elephant Cave), a Hindu meditation center dating back to the 11th century, and the Holy Spring of Tirta Empul believed to have magical powers. Discover the active Mt. Batur Volcano and Lake Batur. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before driving to see the stunning Besakih - mother Temple of Bali high upon on the slope of Mt. Agung. Return to the hotel after the day trip.

Overnight: Bali
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Explore the Bali Bird Park

In the morning, you will visit the Bali Bird Park, where there are hundreds of the rarest and most beautiful birds from every corner of the earth and 250 exotic bird species from the multitude of Indonesia Island.

After that, head north to Mengwi - the royal family temple, and enjoy the picturesque view of Bedugul and Ulun Danu Temple. Stop at a local market to know how people selling and buying in daily life en route.

Overnight: Bali 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Turning to Pemuteran

Free to walk around Munduk area before driving to Pemuteran, a village on the northern coast of the island with the scenic road, cloves, and coffee plantation and rice terraces. After visiting the natural hot spring water as a public bathing area at Banjar, you will arrive in Pemuteran. Have some free time on your own this evening.

Overnight: Bali 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11: Pupuan Day Trip

This morning, you will devote your time to visit the West Bali National Park to see Bali Starling Bird (leucopsar rothschildi) and other animals like deer, civets, monkeys, and Java Buffalo. Onward drive to Pupuan, an untouched village where farmers still working on their rice-fields using a traditional system for hundreds of years. After the tour, you will be escorted to the hotel for some leisure time.

Overnight: Bali 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12: Essentials of Bali

Today, you will take a soft hiking tour around the village where you will find out how the famous trees grow such as Durian, Manggoestin, Cacao, Pineapples, Jackfruit, Nutmeg, Ginger, Pepper, and many others. Then drive to Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest and stop at Lukluk to see Subak irrigation sub-division system. After that, proceed to the iconic Tanah Lot Temple, which was built on a small, offshore island of barren rock before getting to your hotel.

Overnight: Bali
Meal: Breakfast

Day 13: Bali Free Day

Enjoy the sunshine, the beach and ocean views on your own.

Overnight: Bali
Meal: Breakfast

Day 14: Bali Free Day

Enjoy the sunshine, the beach and ocean views on your own.

Overnight: Bali
Meal: Breakfast

Day 15: Bali Free Day

Enjoy the sunshine, the beach and ocean views on your own.

Overnight: Bali
Meal: Breakfast

Day 16: Bali, Departure

Enjoy your breakfast and free time before being transferred to the airport for onward flight. 

Meal: 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 the properties we selected are either located in the 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 in accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedback from our previous clients as well.

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

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Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during the 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 the 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

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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 the 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.

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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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