How to design your own custom vacation in Thailand
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Living in Thailand for 20 years I have designed hundreds of tours and vacations that everyone has enjoyed.
Now you can design your own with the information below. We will help you.
Here is our most popular itineraries with videos of Central to North Thailand
then the islands of the South divided into SEGMENTS. Decide which ones you
go to the bottom of the page and enter which SEGMENTS you would enjoy. I will
then get back to you with a detailed itinerary and price.
We will meet you at the airport in Bangkok and transfer you to your hotel.
We will greet you at your hotel in Bangkok around 8:30 AM then travel by long tail boat through the city
canals to see how the local Thai people live along the river. We then visit the Royal Grand Palace, Wat Po,
and Wat Arun (the Temple of dawn). We will have a nice lunch at restaurant on the river then visit Vinmanmek
Mansion return to your hotel. (B,L)
Below are videos of the Bangkok canal tour, Grand Palace, Wat Po and Wat Arun
This morning we depart for the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market where we ride a private boat therough the canals to the market. We then travel to the Rosr Garden for a buffet lunch and see the Thai cultural show. Return to your hotel in Bangkok or train staion or airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. (L)
Below are videos of the floating market and The Rose Garden
Today we travel to Khanchanaburi by tvehicle at 7:45 AM arriving at the River
Kwai Bridge and visit Kwai Bridge, lunch, WWII Memorial and Death Railroad.
Overnight in Khanchanaburi. (B,L)
Today we visit the Tiger Temple and Erawin waterfalls and lunch before returning to Bangkok or before departing
by air conditioned bus for Ayutthaya and overnight. (B,L)
Today we visit the ancient capital of Ayutthaya and return to Bangkok. or We then board the 8PM train to Chiang Mai. (B,L,D)
We will greet you at the train station in Chiang Mai and
take you to you hotel. This morning we visit Wat Prathat Doi Suthep located high on the mountain overlooking the city then to Wat Prasing then a peddle taxi to Wat Chedi Luang. We will then have lunch and
visit the handicraft factories that have been an important part of Chaing Mai culture for hundreds of years. Tonight you will
enjoy a traditional Khantoke dinner with Thai music and dance, return to your hotel. L,D)
Videos of the days tours of the temples and Khantoke dinner.
We then depart Chiang Mai by private vehicle for Doi Inthanon National Park. We will visit the summit by vehicle of the highest
mountain in Thailand and walk the Michael Trail. We have lunch then go to the Hmong Hill Tribe Market for fresh fruits to eat and
vegetables to cook this evening. We then walk around the Karen Hill Tribe village and school. Overnight will be in a private bamboo
bungalow with private toilet and shower near the Karen village. (B,L,D)
Videos of touring Doi Inthanon national Park.
Today we hike for 3 hours visiting a beautiful waterfalls, have lunch and return to Chiang Mai for the evening. (B,L)
We'll pick you up at your hotel in Chiang Mai and drive through unspoiled villages in the Mae Teang area.
Lunch will be served, then prepare yourselves to go on the rafting. At our camp you'll be outfitted with
helmets and life jackets. After our staff brief you about the instruction on paddling and river safety.
We will then experience a unique and unforgettable journey through winding gorges, luscious jungles, and
magnificent terraced rice fields. Paddle through breathtaking canyons for unparalleled fun on the river.
At the finish point, enjoy a shower and coffee break before return your hotel (B,L).
We depart Chiang Mai for a National Park, here cables have been strung between tall trees up to 80 meters
in length and 100 meters above the forest floor. If you are afraid of heights this is not for you. You are
put into a harness, given a helmet and a safety briefing. We are then driven in a van about 5 minutes to
the starting point. Here another safety briefing is given along with what to do. The two guides will do
everything for you. They will hook the pulley and safety cable up to the suspended cable. They show you
where to hold on and off you go. The first one was kind of scary but after that the next 13 runs were lots
of fun. At one point we had to repel from a higher stand to one a little lower in the same tree then cross
a swing bridge to another tree. At the end we repel down to the ground. we then have lunch walk through the
forest to a waterfalls then return to Chiang Mai.
Here is a video of a new adventure in Chiang Mai . come with us as we fly from tree top to tree top with cables
and pulleys, loads of fun. I cannot describe the feeling except scary at first but after a while it is a blast,
you just got to try it.
We will pick you up at your Hotel or guest house and tale you to our starting point. Here you will be given a safety briefing,
and instructions how to safely drive an ATV. You will then drive our training course so you know what to expect on the trail.
You will then depart driving your own ATV following our experienced guide , you will travel a mountain trail to the summit of
Mount Khom Rong where the elevation of 1459 m. which usually provides cool and crisp mountain air and excellent scenery. You
will pass through hill tribe villages along the way. Transfer to your hotel or guest house after the tour in Chiang Mai
Two tours daily, which one would you prefer?
07.45 - 08.15 pick up times 09.00 - 12.00 tour
13.45 - 14.15 pick up times 15.00 - 18.00 tour
Join us as we ride high in the mountains on ATV vehicles. We travel on dirt trails and through hill tribe
villages with excellent vistas and scenery. See more including a spectacular sunset in parts 2 and 3.
Join us as we ride high in the mountains on ATV vehicles. We travel on dirt trails and through hill tribe villages
with excellent vistas and scenery. Here in part 2 we conclude the morning ride and start the afternoon trip. See more
including a spectacular sunset in parts 1 and 3.
Join us as we ride high in the mountains on ATV vehicles near Chiang Mai Thailand. We travel on dirt
trails and through hill tribe villages with excellent vistas and scenery. Here in part 3 we conclude the
afternoon ride including a spectacular sunset. In parts 1 and 2 is the morning ride and start of the afternoon ride.
We will depart Chiang Mai at 9 am by private vehicle and travel high in the mountains 90 Kilometers north of Chiang Mai to an
altitude about 1400 meters. Along the way we will stop at a local market to purchase food needed for the trip. We will arrive
at a beautiful quiet Lahu village where we have our lunch before we start hiking for about 4 hours in old growth forest trail
with tall trees and beautiful vistas to another village and overnight.(B,L,D)
Join us here on part 1 as we travel high in the mountains near Chiang Dao 80 kilometers north of Chiang Mai. We hike to a cave, local market, Meo hill tribe village and overnight in a bamboo bungalow. The views are spectacular traveling on dirt roads.
In part 2 we hike to a beautiful water fall, visit other hill tribe villages, hill tribe school,
more breathtaking scenery and return to Chiang Mai
This morning after an all you can eat breakfast of toast, jam, eggs, fruit, coffee, and tea we start our journey.
Your guide will purchase a live chicken to take along for dinner tonight. We will hike up into the mountains passing
colorful hill tribe people working their Tea fields on almost vertical slopes. We will then follow a stream passing
many waterfalls as we enter the jungle. We will stop many times to harvest wild fruits and berries along with mushrooms,
bamboo shoots, herbs and spices. Your guide will explain the many medical uses for some of the plants growing wild in the
jungle. We will stop at a waterfall to enjoy a hearty lunch the guides brought along for us. One of the guides will travel
ahead of us to spot colorful birds, orchids, wild flowers, butterflies, and interesting wildlife to show to us. Around
three or four in the afternoon we will reach our camp site where we will spend the evening. Our guides will place banana
leaves on a bamboo frame that will be our hut for sleeping. All cups, rice bowls, chopsticks, spoons, and cooking utensils
will be made out of bamboo. The rice will be wrapped in banana leaves and placed in bamboo. Vegetables and spices harvested
from the jungle and food brought along with us will be placed in bamboo tubes for cooking. Chicken is placed on bamboo
sticks and cooked over the fire. While the guides are preparing your delicious dinner, you can freshen up at a nearby waterfall.
Dinner is served by candle light. (B,L,D)
After a hearty breakfast we continue through the jungle for a 4 hour hike to our primitive bamboo bungalow in the forest.
We will arrive in time for lunch then walk 10 minutes to a waterfall where you can relax for a while or take a swim.
The back to the bungalow where you can make your own cups and bowls from bamboo, your guide will instruct you. You will
then learn to prepare and cook Thai food for dinner. Dinner and overnight here at the bungalow. Cold beer and soft drinks
are available for purchase to drink around the camp fire. (B,L,D)
This morning after a nice breakfast we walk along a stream for 3 hours to a nice village where you will visit the school and
have lunch. Our vehicle will meet us here for the ride back to Chiang Mai and your hotel or guest house. (B,L)
Today we will depart Chiang Mai at 8 am by private vehicle with guide and visit a quiet elephant
camp 1/2 hour elephant ride through streams and over mountains. We then visit Chiang Dao Cave Shrine and travel though Fang valley and visit a rice mill. Our next stop is a Thai Army outpost on the Thai Burma (Myanmar) border and look across the border. We then visit a primitive Lahu village where you can spend the evening if you like or in the quiet town of Thaton. (B,L) Includes dinner if sleeping in the Lahu village.
This morning we return to the elephant camp by walking 100 yards then by vehicle. Here we will have breakfast. We then travel to Chiangdao
Cave Shrine for a 1-hour walk through the caves. We will travel through Fang Valley which is the second largest rice producing area in Thailand.
Here we will stop and visit a rice mill then on to the quiet small town of Thaton located on the Mae Kok River for the evening.
We will visit beautiful Wat Thaton temple located on top of the mountain with an excellent view of the valley below, The Mae Kok River and Burma.
Overnight at beautiful Garden Home bungalows in Thaton (bungalow on the river). (B,L)
This morning we go high into the mountains to visit our friend at a Karen hill tribe village and Lisu. We then go to Doi Mae Salong to visit the hill
tribe market and have a Chinese lunch. We will other hill tribe villages a including a Shan village famous for it's cotton weaving and a Lahu hill
tribe village. We then travel to Chiang Rai by long tail boat stopping at a Akha hill tribe village and hot springs along the way. Return to Chiang
Mai, flight to Bangkok or Overnight in Chiang Rai (B,L,D)
Here in Part 2. We then traveled on to Chiang Rai stopping at many hill tribe villages
along the way. This video is in 2 parts.
Join us in this video as we take a long tail boat ride on The Mae Kok River east of Thaton to Chiang Rai Thailand visiting a Lahu hill tribe village along the way.
Here in part 2 we ride the rapids, see people fishing along the river, visit an Akha hill tribe village and hot springs, see elephants bathing in the river, go past the touristy town of Rhummit (not stop) and end at Pattaya Noi in Chiang Rai.
This morning we will visit the Golden Triangle and take a private speed boat ride to a small village in Laos (no visa needed). We then have lunch and
visit the ancient Lanna Thai Capital of Chiang Sean. Return to Chiang Rai and your hotel or Chiang Mai or flight to Bangkok. (B,L)
Today after breakfast we transfer you to the airport in Chiang Rai for your flight to Phuket changing planes in Bangkok. Meet you in Phuket.
You will be taken to your resort on the Phuket island. The rest of the day will be relaxing in your room, by the pool or on the beach. (B)
Today we have a Sea Canoe adventure exploring lagoons inside islands in Phang Nga Bay. Return to the resort in Phuket. (B,L)
Here is the on line Video explaining the proper procedures for the Sea Canoe in Beautiful Phang Nga Bay Thailand just north of Phuket.
This is where the famous "James Bond Island" is located. This will give you an excellent idea of what the Sea Canoe trip is all about and
the more than 150 Islands in the Bay.
Here is the video of us on the Sea Canoe adventure in beautiful Phang Nga Bay just north of Phuket Thailand.
The one day trip takes us through caves to breathtaking lagoons inside several islands. We also enjoy a wonderful
seafood lunch cooked fresh on board.
Today we catch the ferry to PHi PHi Island and your Resort. We will arrive around 2 PM and check into your bungalows.
The rest of the day will be at your leisure. (B)
This morning after breakfast we will visit many beautiful beaches including maya Bay where the movie "The Beach" was filmed. All these areas are excellent for snorkeling with many hard and soft coral, colorful fish, crystal clear water, and snow white sandy beaches. Tall limestone cliffs tower high above the water arouind these wonderful coves. We will return to Phi PHi Island around 5 PM. Lunch will be included and eaten on a beautiful beach on Bamboo Island. (B,L)
We hired a private speed boat and went snorkeling in beautiful coral reefs, went swimming in spectacular
bays with beautiful beaches all to ourselves. We also visited the monkeys.
Today we take the afternoon the Sea Plane 10 minute flight back to Phuket then flight to Bangkok and your hotel. (B)
Here is the video of the short 15 minute hop by seaplane from Phi Phi Island to Phuket Thailand. Sure beats the crowded slow boat and the view is excellent.