Thailand's Highlands & Islands

12 days Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Khao Sok - Phuket tour

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Bangkok

Bangkok
2days
Modern City, Grand Palace

Chiang Mai
2days
Doi Suthep, Hill Tribe

Chiang Rai
1days
Temple, Museum

Khao Sok
3days
Elephant, Trekking, Canoeing

Phuket
4days
Beach Leisure Time, Night Life

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Phuket

Highlights

  • Destinations: 5
  • Must See: 17
  • Hotel: 4
  • Age: 7 - 50
  • Comfort: Standard
  • Style: Natural & Adventurous

[Temple]: Pilgrimage to Buddhist temples & oriental palace hidden among the modern architecture.

[Culture]: The classic Lanna - style White Temple and Black Temple - exotic culture about heaven and hell.

[Nature]: Jungle trekking and canoeing on Khao Sok National Park, overnight in a floating raft house.

[Beach]: Free yourself in beautiful tropical islands and swim in crystal-clear water in Phuket.

[Shopping]: Chiang Mai night bazaar, a shopping paradise which famous for its famous arts and crafts.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Hello Bangkok!

    • Accommodation:

      U Sukhumvit Bangkok  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      สวัสดีค่ะ Sawasdee ka!Welcome to Thailand! On arrival in Bangkok, Your guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival in Thailand is worry-free.

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    • Good to know

      The rest of day is arranged on your own.You may need some time to relax and recover from the long-distance flight or possibly from jet-lag. If you feel like going for a walk and checking out places nearby, feel free to ask your guide for recommendations for good dining or places to see.

  • Day 2 - Good Morning Bangkok!

    • Accommodation:

      U Sukhumvit Bangkok  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Your trip will start from visiting Wat Trimit,this temple is known for its famous Golden Buddha constructing during the Sukhothai period. The image of solid gold is 3 meters high and weighs five and a half tons. Your second stop will be Wat Pho, it is one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest temples. Wat Pho was built by King Rama I about 200 years ago and houses the gigantic gold plated Reclining Buddha image. This unique image is 49 meters long and 12 meters high with beautifully inlaid mother-of-pearl soles, then your last stop is The Royal Grand Palace, the nations's landmark and the most revered royal monuments. You will see the Palace that were used for different occasions as The Coronation Hall, Funeral Hall and Royal Guest House and the mysterious famous Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), the most revered Buddha image in Thailand. Lunch at local restaurant, and then return to hotel. Afternoon is free at leisure.

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      Asiatique is a nice place to chill out by yourself. It combined two of the most popular shopping experiences in the city: a night bazaar and a mall. Open from 17:00, spending an evening here is no problem: you’ll have good fun browsing the boutiques, picking up gifts or something for yourself; you are guaranteed to find something you would like to eat and if this isn’t enough entertainment, shows are performed nightly: Calypso ladyboy cabaret and soon, a classic Thai puppets performance.

  • Day 3 - Fly to Chiang Mai

    • Accommodation:

      Tamarind Village Hotel  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      After a sound sleep, take your internal flight to the historical and colorful city of Chiang Mai, located in the north of Thailand. Your driver is waiting for you at the airport to take you by private car to your hotel. After settle down in your hotel , spend at your own leisure!

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    • Good to know

      You may start your Chiang Mai temple tour by yourself. As your hotel is located in the center part of Chiang Mai City, you may walk for only 5-10 minutes to those main spots, where you could find Wat Chedi Luang and the famous Thaphae Gate.

  • Day 4 - Half Day Explore Doi Suthep and Meo Hill Tribe

    • Accommodation:

      Tamarind Village Hotel  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Morning departure to visit some of the local Meo hill tribe villages. The Meo, a subgroup of the H’mong, still wear traditional costumes and maintain a lifestyle unchanged in centuries. Notice how the Meo houses sit right on the ground (not on stilts), with the main floor resting on an open space for food storage. Interact with the villagers with your guide serving as a translator. Drive approximately 1hr to Doi Suthep Mountain, enjoying the spectacular views of Northern Thailand as you head past mountains and forests, towards Wat Phra That, one of Northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. Founded in 1383 AD, the temple is reached by climbing 309 steps (or for the less fitness-oriented, a tram is available for a small surcharge). The climb up is rewarded with a superb panoramic view over the city. Return to Chiang Mai with lunch at a local restaurant en route and then back to hotel.

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      Chiang Mai is a shopping paradise, with its famous arts and crafts. Nothing beats shopping for a bargain more than in the famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. The Night Bazaar, on the east side of the old walled city, is approximately 1km long. This evening, you can explore the night bazaar by a 10-15 minutes’ walk from your hotel and to find all special handicrafts and souveniers you need along the street, plus a heap of mobile food street stalls.

  • Day 5 - White Temple & Black House

    • Accommodation:

      Tamarind Village Hotel  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      After breakfast, we will head to Chiang Rai today! On the way, we will visit a hot spring for relaxation, then continue to Wat Rong Khun or ‘the White Temple’, blending traditional Buddhist art with contemporary themes. Followed by ‘The Black House’, known as ‘Baan Dam’ in Thai. Baan Damis Thawan Duchanee’s artful portrayal of hell. The opaque decor and dead animals adorning each room make Duchanee’s estate the complete opposite of the White Temple, the glimpse of heaven designed by his teacher Chalermchai Kositpipat. Although off the beaten track, the Black House is not something to be overlooked.You will return to Chiang Mai this late afternoon and enjoy your free time at night.

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  • Day 6 - Fly to Surat Thani and Then Enter the Jungle

    • Accommodation:

      Khao Sok National Park (Boutique Camp)  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Today you will fly to Surat thani province. Upon arrival, you will head to Khao Sok National Park (Carpooling).Khao Sok National Park is really a fantastic place to go on vacation. Close and personal elephant encounters, jungle trekking on foot and canoeing are all possible activities, which will give you the experience of a lifetime.

      Upon arrival at Elephant Hills Camp of national park, buffet lunch is served at 12:00 pm, a variety of delicious Thai dishes cooked not too spicy awaits you. After lunch you can relax during a jungle river canoe trip down the Sok River. You will spend your night in a rainforest boutique camp.

      After check out, your driver from national park will come to pick you up and your 3 days Khao Sok National 

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  • Day 7 - Khao Sok: Nature meets Adventure!

    • Accommodation:

      Khao Sok National Park (Floating Hut)  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Today you begin your jungle trekking on foot through southern Thailand’s unique Rainforest environment, and then explore Cheow-Lan-Lake by local long-tail boat. Cruise across emerald waters passing towering rainforest covered Limestone Mountains to the “Guilin” of Southern Thailand. One of the most interesting areas is stunningly beautiful Cheow Larn Lake in the heart of the National Park with its floating raft houses and luxury tents – an absolute must-see! and of course, you will overnight at the floating raft house tonight. Take your time to marvel at the majestic mountains rising sheer out of the water and experience nature at its best.


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  • Day 8 - Morning Avtivities and Transfer to Phuket

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Phuket Resort  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      This morning, your guide will invite you to join in on a guided canoe safari into the little channels and side arms of Cheow-Lan-Lake. Take one of our kayaks and start scanning the tree tops for lazy hornbill birds or energetic primates. You will find yourself in heart of the rainforest on a silent adventure – words cannot do this experience justice. After lunch, it is time to move on to your next destination, you will join other guests on the 3 hour transfer to Phuket.

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  • Day 9 - Free Time in Phuket

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Phuket Resort  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or explore the surrounding area.

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  • Day 10 - Free Time in Phuket

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Phuket Resort  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or explore the surrounding area

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  • Day 11 - Free Time in Phuket

    • Accommodation:

      Novotel Phuket Resort  

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or explore the surrounding area.

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  • Day 12 - Return flight

    • Meals:

      breakfast and lunch

    • Activity:

      After breakfast at hotel, free at leisure then depart for Bangkok by flight. On arrival, connect your international flight home or to your next destination.

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Accommodation

U Sukhumvit Bangkok

81 Sukhumvit Soi 15, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey- Nua, Wattana, Wattana, 10110 Bangkok, Thailand

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  1. 26km Airports
  2. 14km Public Transport
  3. 3.2km Center
Why This Hotel:

U Choose Welcome drink 

24 Hour Breakfast “Whenever Wherever” 

24 Hour Use of Room

Free Bikes or Shuttle Service

Tamarind Village Hotel

50/1 Rajdamnoen Road, Sri Phoom, Muang, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 4km Airports
  2. 4km Public Transport
  3. 0.1km Center
Why This Hotel:

Night bazaar is only a short stroll away

Surrounded by ancient temples and quaint shopping streets

Many of the city’s most colorful celebrations take place just at this hotel's doorstep

The hotel will hosts special activities to coincide with festive dates

Tamarind Village Hotel

50/1 Rajdamnoen Road, Sri Phoom, Muang, 50200 Chiang Mai, Thailand

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 4km Airports
  2. 4km Public Transport
  3. 0.1km Center
Why This Hotel:

Night bazaar is only a short stroll away

Surrounded by ancient temples and quaint shopping streets

Many of the city’s most colorful celebrations take place just at this hotel's doorstep

The hotel will hosts special activities to coincide with festive dates

Khao Sok National Park (Boutique Camp)

Khao Sok, Thailand

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 105km Airports
  2. 105km Public Transport
  3. 127km Center
Why This Hotel:

luxury safari tent are well ventilated with a comfortable bed, reading lights, hot water and a western-style toilet

Relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding jungle-this is 100% real nature! 

Mosquito netting as well as canvas flaps help to keep insects away

Close to the heart of the rainforest!

Novotel Phuket Resort

282 Phrabaramee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 34km Airports
  2. 223km Public Transport
  3. 2.1km Center
Why This Hotel:

Within walking distance to Patong Beach and the entertainment and shopping areas

Every room has its private balconies and spectacular views of the Andaman Sea and Patong

Offers three tier swimming pools with connecting waterfalls

Ideal venue to serve both family and business purposes

    All transfers specified, in private car or air-conditioned minibus

    The service of an English Speaking guide

    Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

    All excursions specified in the itinerary

    The flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai to Phuket, Phuket to Bangkok, including baggage fee

    All entry fees

    All meals specified in the itinerary

    One bottle of drinking water and cold towel per guest per day

    City Map

    SIM card

    All bank charges and exchange rate changes at time of payment

    All insurances including cancellation, travel, repatriation and lost luggage insurances

    All drinks with meals and other items of personal expenditure

    All tips

    All services not specified in the itinerary

    All meals not specified in the itinerary

    Domestic flights not mentioned

    International flights

    Entry visas and visa fees (contact us for further information)

    Travel Insurance (Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip)

25 Reviews
4.8

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  • Michael
    5.0

    Better late than never. It's been almost two months since I've been home and I'm still daydreaming about this trip. Couldn't of been any better. We immediately felt comfortable and knew from that minute we meet our guide in Bangkok airport. A perfect mixture of knowledge, fun and craziness. Our guide allowed us a bunch of free time to explore. I can now call my UME travel experts both friends and can't thank them enough for making it one of the best trips of my life. They are definitely the reason I am looking at another UME travel tour in 2017. Cheers!

  • Tess
    4.5

    Wow. The most amazing trip, with great driver and guide, to some fabulous places. Great value for money and an experience I will never forget.

  • Sophie
    4.8

    Such an amazing trip! Can't believe how many places we went to in such a short time. Shame about the weather which meant we couldn't do a lot of the planned activities, but never the less did not spoil the trip at all. Our guides Adam and Ingo couldn't have done a better job and made us feel so welcome. I can't wait for my next trip!

  • Juxhin
    4.9

    Really amazing tour. You get to visit so many great places in just 14 days which you would never be able to do by yourself. Having everything planned for us in advance made moving from place to place so much easier and seamless. Some of the places we visited were really beautiful and fairly secluded from most tourists which made the travel there worth it. The price is well worth the experience, without a doubt. And, lastly, our tour guides Adam were awesome and really nice people to hang out with. I will definitely miss him. Totally recommended!

  • David
    4.6

    Great time! I wish I had more time to do in the 12 day tour! Our guides Ryan and Dave were fantastic and very familiar with local culture and Thailand history! Highly recommended!

  • Claudia
    4.6

    This was by far the best experience of my life! I had an awesome time. My favorite part was by far exploring the lovely city of Chiang Mai and doing to jungle trek with the elephants. I met so many beautiful people and loved us guides! Josh was very open minded, kind, funny, goofy and overall a positive person. He was so fun to be around with and made every moment awesome with his positive energy. He always was very patient and caring. He always made sure that we had the best experience possible. If I had any questions of any sort I totally felt comfortable speaking with Josh. I also loved having Carter as a guide. His random jokes cracked me up!

  • Mariz
    4.9

    2nd trip with ume travel and they never disappointed! Best time ever! You spend 12 days in 5 amazing cities. You might not think much about one or two of them but you will certainly be amazed by each one of them. You meet amazing people and learn so much about yourself! Ben and Carter were amazing guides and can't thank them enough for the amazing time I just had in Thailand!

  • Evelyn
    5.0

    Trip guides were lots of fun. Always enthusiastic and ready to give hands. Sometimes the transportation was a little tight. But we managed haha. The sights and activities we did were incredible and I'm so glad I did this.

  • Janelle
    5.0

    Ume travel did an amazing job organizing our trip. Transportation was always ready to go an there was no suprises along the way. The guides were great people. They were very knowledgeable, very accomidating, and a pleasure to be around. The food that was included exceeded my expectations and the guides had very good suggestion on places to eat for food that wasn't included. The activities were amazing! All in all ume travel was fantastic!

  • Janelle
    5.0

    Ume travel did an amazing job organizing our trip. Transportation was always ready to go an there was no suprises along the way. The guides were great people. They were very knowledgeable, very accomidating, and a pleasure to be around. The food that was included exceeded my expectations and the guides had very good suggestion on places to eat for food that wasn't included. The activities were amazing! All in all ume travel was fantastic!

  • Madison
    4.3

    We had the most amazing experience travelling with UME Travel, the guides right from the beginning were so helpful and friendly and we made many local friends. Wish we could do it all over again! Thank you lovely UME people!

  • Nancy
    5.0

    My trip was amazing !!!!!! It's truly the experience of a lifetime!! Our guides, my new Thai friends , were all amazing! Pahn was the person who picked me up from the airport she was extremely helpful the moment I arrived! She was so sweet and friendly and I felt safe traveling around Bangkok and hanging out with her she's such a cool person, super friendly and makes you feel like you've been friends forever ! Thanks for making my experience even better Pahn your awesome !

  • Beth
    4.8

    My experience was very nice and meaningful and i would love to repeat many times later in the future. Having to deal with beautiful helpful people like Eva, Diana, Phoebe, and specially Tip was amazing and they made us all feel like home and comfortable and they were very supportive due to the new environment we were living in. Personally i loved this experience a lot and i am so grateful to have Eva and Tip there to help us.

  • Elizabeth
    4.6

    Eva was a wonderful Tour Rep - she was super friendly & always very good at answering our questions, if she wasn't sure she made sure to find out for us. Thank you Eva for being a legend!! Really enjoyed my time with you

  • Diana
    4.8

    This experience was absolutely incredible! Especially with those elephants! Working with the animals so up close and personal was something i'll never forget. The program ran so smoothly and was very enjoyable, largely due to their well organised team. Pahn is so lovely and friendly to have as a guide. Not only did I get an excellent experience due to her outgoing nature I also gained a life long friend, can't wait to see you real soon!

  • Joanne
    4.9

    Amazing trip! Doo is an amazing guide - we learned a lot, and our experience in Bangkok will never be the same without him. He is very thoughtful, kind hearted, good cook & photographer and always made sure that everyone is safe and having fun. You can always count on him, he's just one call/message away. Thanks Doo!!

  • Rachel
    4.9

    I had the most amazing experience in Thailand and that was all thanks to my tour rep Eva. Eva is a very high spirited, energetic and down to earth person who i would love to have as my tour rep again. I loved volunteering with the elephants and getting to learn some history about Thailand people and also the elephants. Eva was always there to answer our groups questions and if unsure she made she she found out for us. It was very reassuring that when i had a fainting spell that Eva laughed it off with me but made sure i was ok. Kop kun ka!!! :) :) :)

  • Katie
    4.7

    My trip in Thailand was amazing! Eva really know her stuff and I loved having conversations with her about her country and culture. Totally recommend her for anything. Can't wait go to back!

  • Robert
    4.7

    The crews were amazingly warm and friendly plus very knowledgeable and really strived to deliver a memorable experience. They make sure everyone's having fun from the first minute that you arrive there. The cook was also highly skilled and rustled up some of the best dishes that I've tasted whilst in Thailand.

  • Carl
    5.0

    I'll have to admit that Asia was not high on my list of continents to visit but boy am I SOOOOO glad I went. This trip was by far the best vacation I have ever taken. I actually left doing the figures to determine when I can retire in Thailand! If you love amazingly fresh food, amazingly blue waters and beautiful beaches, along with wonderful local people and are interested in a bit of an adventure, I recommend contacting UME Travel today!

  • Bruce
    4.8

    UME Travel delivers an indelible experience to me. The memories shall bring many smiles upon recollection. It is a truly a customized group travel adventure allowing for one final exclamation: “Why not? It is Bangkok!” Be warned however, at the end of the trip and once at home, the heart may feel a heavy void for Thailand and the friendships newly made.

  • Carol
    4.7

    The nature landscape is my focus in this itinerary. The experience in Khao Sok National Park was so exciting. Elephants are so cute and jungle trekking on foot is full of adventure. Wonderful travel experience!!!

  • Randy
    4.9

    This 12-day’s tour gave me my money's worth. I experienced lots of highlights of Thailand. I have a wonderful guide and my tour is worry-free. Every sights in Thailand is amazing. Thank UME Travel for designing a good trip for me.

  • Fred
    4.7

    This tour was very amazing. Well organization, guides and wonderful sights made me indulge in pleasures without stop. Thanks UME Travel.

  • Kimi
    4.8

    The best experience of my life. I took the 12 days Thailand tour and I enjoy every minutes of it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to taste the best part of Thailand. Our guide is also great, making every member of the group feel welcomed. I enjoy the Thailand temples the most, they are all spectacular. This trip would be great memory of a lifetime!

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