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|01 Oct'21 - 10 Dec'21||5 Nights 6 Days||$1799|
Spend six unforgettable days on a round-trip adventure that starts and finishes in Bangkok. Discover the region’s ancient monuments, dazzling temples, bustling markets and even the inspiration for a Hollywood blockbuster, which all help make Thailand the most intriguing country in Southeast Asia. Visit ruins such as those of Ayutthaya, which offer an insight into the grandeur of past glories, and mix and mingle with the locals in some of Thailand’s authentic villages, where the past is very much alive.
Arrive at Bangkok international Airport and meet & greet a Destination Services representative, who will give you a hand with the transfer to the hotel (transfer unescorted). Rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps you could indulge yourself with a traditional Thai Massage, surprise your taste buds with the amazing local flavors and cap off the day by enjoying sunset in any of the stylish rooftop bars which have blossomed in the city’s skyscrapers in recent years… The options are limitless! Overnight in Bangkok on selected board basis. Accommodation at the 4* Royal Hotel @ China Town, or at similar hotel.
Full day at leisure to discover Bangkok on your own or to take one of the many optional excursions available on the spot. The Royal Grand Palace, a great architectural masterpiece of several buildings from the outside and a magical inside was used as a royal residence from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. It is without any doubt a national reference and possibly the most visited royal monument of Thailand, and it shouldn’t be missed. The building houses the "Wat Phra Kaew", Bangkoks most sacred temple, in which is located the famous Emerald Buddha. Overnight in Bangkok on selected board basis. Accommodation at the 4* Royal Hotel @ China Town, or at similar hotel.
Breakfast and depart to visit the Golden Mount (Wat Saket), which was built outside of the former city walls in the late 18th century. Continue for a walk through the lively neighbourhood of Chinatown, one of Bangkok’s multicultural districts and home of the city’s sizable Chinese community, followed by a visit to Pak Khlong Talat, the largest fresh flower market in Bangkok. This market has all kinds of popular flowers on offer, such as roses, orchids, lilies and much more. After lunch, board a traditional long-tail boat and take a tour through the canals. In the past, Bangkok was comprised of hundreds of small canals, or klong as they are known in Thai, where locals mainly travelled by water. Arrive by boat to Baan Silapin, the Artists House, which dates back more than 200 years, for a spectacular traditional performing art puppeteer show. Nowadays, this area of canal homes has become a popular attraction and the boardwalk leading to the house now hosts several shops and tiny restaurants. After the show, continue to Kanchanaburi via Nakhon Pathom to visit the Phra Pathom Chedi, the tallest stupa in the world at 127 metres high. Overnight in Kanchanaburi on selected board basis. Accommodation at the 4* Pung Waan Kwai Yai, or at similar hotel.
Hit the road after breakfast at the hotel to visit the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, the Thailand- Burma Railway Centre and the famous iron bridge over the River Kwai. After lunch, continue onwards to Ayutthaya, which became the second capital of Siam around 1530 after Sukhothai. Enjoy a visit to the Ayothaya Floating Market. This floating market, located in a large pond with an island in the middle, helps conserve the traditional Thai lifestyle of the Ayutthaya era from clothing, architecture, art, culture and food. With 50 paddle boats and over 200 shops offering local goods and food products, spend some time here shopping and sightseeing. Overnight in Ayuthaya on selected board basis. Accommodation at the 4* Classic Kameo, or at similar hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, depart by tuk-tuk to visit some of the most important temples and ruins in the historical city of Ayutthaya, including Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Viharn Phra Mongkol Bophit and the famous tree-entwined Buddha head at Wat Phra Mahathat. After snapping some great photos, continue to the province of Nakhon Nayok and take a tour on a water buffalo cart, which was a traditional means of transport in past times. Before sitting down for lunch, you will have the opportunity to participate and assist the local chefs in preparing a delicious meal, or just listen to an introduction to authentic Thai cooking (in English). Enjoy your freshly prepared lunch in a local, simple garden house. After savouring this tasty meal, continue on to Khun Dan Prakan Chon Dam, the longest dam construction in the kingdom. Afterwards, visit a site of the Royal Project for sustainable farming under the patronage of King Bhumibol, and see rice planting in action (activity subject to season). Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea and fresh fruit. Finish your adventure by returning to Bangkok with drop off at your hotel. Overnight in Bangkok on selected board basis. Accommodation at the 4* Royal Hotel @ China Town, or at similar hotel.
Feast on a reinvigorating breakfast (included) and time at leisure until you are transferred to Bangkok Airport for onward travel to your selected destination (transfer unescorted).