11-Day Highlights of Thailand & Koh Samui

Tour Route: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Chiang Mai - Koh Samui - Bangkok

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  • Tour Code: ODY-TH-006
  • 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: Arrival, Bangkok

Welcome to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand! Upon arrival, you’ll be escorted to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to recover from the jet lag or explore this city on your own.

Overnight: Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok

Your exciting trip begins with Wat Traimit, renowned for the Golden Buddha with a weight of 5.5 tons. What follows is Wat Arun with a soaring spire encrusted with tiny pieces of colorful porcelain. Across the river lies the Wat Pho featured by a giant reclining Buddha.

In the afternoon, visit the Grand Palace still reflecting the beauty and vibrancy of Thai culture with its impressive architecture. Walk northeast to the Wat Phra Kaew containing a beautiful Emerald Buddha. Before returning to your hotel, stop at the Jim Thompson House to appreciate a magnificent collection of Asian art.

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

Spend half day cruising on the amazing Chao Praya River to Ayutthaya by boat, and then disembark around noon. Your first stop is the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace composed of buildings in different architectural styles. Next comes the Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, Wat Phra Mahathat and Wat Mongkhon Bophit.

In the late afternoon, you’ll be escorted back to your hotel in Bangkok by private car.

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Take your flight to Chiang Mai in the morning. After check-in and a short rest in your hotel, drive along the winding road to the gate of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and then you will climb 309 steps to enter the temple. Here you can enjoy the shiny architecture as well as the stunning views of the whole city down below.

Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai

Today, you will visit the Elephant Nature Park (join-in group tour with shuttle bus). You can get close to these naturally docile and gentle creatures by walking with them and watch them bathing in the river for an unparalleled experience.

Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Making Thai Food, Chiang Mai

Before the Thai cooking class starts, you will be transferred to a local market to buy fresh ingredients and have an interesting tour there. After that, make an authentic Thai cuisine by following your teacher, a selected chef. Enjoy lunch including your excellent work. The rest half day is free for you to relax at the hotel or go out for exploring the city on your own.

Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Chiang Mai - Koh Samui

Spend some leisure time before checking out for the flight to Phuket Island. Upon arrival, your guide will take you to the hotel in Koh Samui. After check-in, the rest of the day is free for you to have a rest or start your adventure on your own.

Overnight: Koh Samui
Meal: Breakfast

Day 8: Koh Samui

You will have three free days for exploring Koh Samui on your own. Enjoy the fantastic views this paradise island offers, from picturesque beaches with emerald waters to dense jungle.

Overnight: Koh Samui
Meal: Breakfast

Day 9: Koh Samui

Enjoy your free time.

Overnight: Koh Samui
Meal: Breakfast

Day 10: Koh Samui

Enjoy your free time.

Overnight: Koh Samui
Meal: Breakfast

Day 11: Koh Samui - Bangkok, Departure

After breakfast, you will be escorted to take your flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival at the Bangkok airport, connect your flight back home.

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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