Thailand5See the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Po (Reclining Buddha Temple), Wat Aroon (Temple of the Dawn), Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha Temple) and bustling Yaowarat (Chinatown). Cruise along the Chao Phraya River and the canals of Thonburi. Visit Kanchanburi the province famous for the Bridge Over the River Kwai, which was built next to the town of Kanchanaburi crossing the Mae Klong river. The "Death Railway" ran all the way from the Kwae River valley up to the Three Pagodas Pass; and visit Ayutthaya the capital of Siam from 1350 to 1767 AD.

Route: Bangkok, Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya

 

check16Inclusive:

• Accommodation in shared twin rooms with daily breakfast
• All entrance fees
• Transfers and tours with English speaking local guides (or as specified)
• Boat trip in Chao Phraya River and Damnern Saduak floating market

stop16Exclusive:

• Travel insurance
• Lunches and dinners
• Visa fee for Thailand (if applicable)
• All airfares and international airport departure tax (700 Baht per person)
• Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
• Christmas and New Year Eve dinner supplement

 

noteItinerary:

Day 1: Bangkok - Arrival

Arrive in Suvarnabhumi Airport, meet and transfer to city hotel for check-in. The glorious history of Bangkok as Thai capital is much interwoven with the Chakri dynasty which still reigns but no longer rules Thailand. In the midst of dynamic modern growth, this bustling metropolis still preserves plenty of cultural heritages making it the national treasure house. No activities planned for this afternoon and you are at your own leisure.
Overnight in hotel, Bangkok.

Day 2: Bangkok (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel.Today we commence our tour of Bangkok with a longtail boat trip on the Chao Phraya River and the many lively inner canals which offer some fantastic views of the local life close up. Along the way we make a stop at Wat Aroon (Temple of the Dawn), before continuing to the Grand Palace dedicated to the Thai Royal Family's ceremonies. Nearby is the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew which is famous for the Emerald Buddha image. After seeing this complex we drive through the vibrant streets of Chinatown to see this bustling enclave with its exotic goods of bird's nest, shark's fin, aphrodisiac herbs, antlers horn and a bewildering assortment of other products.
Overnight in hotel, Bangkok.

Day 3: Bangkok - Kanchanaburi (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel. Heading out of the town we make our way to Kanchanaburi with a stop at the picturesque floating market of Damnern Saduak. In the enchanting town of Kanchanaburi there is plenty to see, some of which are the famous Bridge over the River Kwai, the sobering War Cemetery and the JEATH wartime museum.We also explore the beautiful countryside by driving out to the Hellfire Pass where we visit the fascinating museum chronicling the local events of World War II, and board the "Death Railway" train for a trip across a sheer precipice. The remainder of the day is free for your own exploration of the town. Overnight in hotel, Kanchanaburi.

Day 4: Kanchanburi - Ayutthaya - Bangkok (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we travel by road to Ayutthaya, stopping en route to see the country's largest pagoda at Nakorn Pathom. Some 90km north of Bangkok, Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam from 1350 to 1767 AD. This former capital was all but destroyed by the Burmese when they sacked the city in 1767. On arrival we visit the largest temple of Wat Phra Sisanphet which was used as the royal temple by several Ayutthayan kings. The following sight is Wat Chai Wattanaram whose designs are very interesting. We continue to Bang Pa-In which was the summer palace for many Thai monarchs from the 17th century until King Rama VI. This structure has a captivating collection of marvelous pavilions in a variety of Thai, Chinese, Italian and Victorian architectural styles. Return to Bangkok in the late afternoon. Overnight in hotel, Bangkok.

Day 5: Bangkok - Departure (Breakfast)

Breakfast at the hotel. There is a free time for your own exploration of the town and catching up on some shopping before your transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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