Reclining Buddha

Central Highlights in a Loop

TOUR OVERVIEW


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.

DAY BY DAY


DAY 1 | ARRIVE BANGKOK

Arrive Bangkok international airport, meet and greet and transfer to your hotel. 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.
Overnight in hotel in Bangkok

DAY 2 | BANGKOK

Full day at leisure to discover Bangkok on your own or to take one of the many optional excursions available on the spot. For those who have never been to Bangkok we suggest a half day tour of the most popular Buddhist temple and Landmark in the city of angels (optional, not included). 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", Bangkok's most sacred temple, in which is located the famous Emerald Buddha.
Overnight in hotel in Bangkok and breakfast included

DAY 3 | BANGKOK - KANCHANBURI

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 Artist's 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. Enjoy dinner at your leisure.
Overnight in hotel in Kanchanaburi on a half-board basis. 

DAY 4 | KANCHANBURI - AYUTTHAYA

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 hotel in Ayutthaya on a half-board basis.  

DAY 5 | AYUTTHAYA – NAKHON NAYOK - BANGKOK

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 three-day adventure by returning to Bangkok with drop off at your hotel.
Overnight in hotel in Bangkok on half-board basis.  

DAY 6 | DEPARTURE BANGKOK

Feast on a reinvigorating breakfast and time at leisure until you are transferred to Bangkok Airport for onward travel to your selected destination.
Breakfast included.

END OF SERVICES


INCLUDED


TOUR GUIDE: Operated with English speaking guide*
ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation room with bath/shower, in sharing twin as mentioned on itinerary or similar category
MEALS: Five breakfast and Three lunches
TRANSPORT: Air-conditioned transportation, transfers as stated in the programme (to the Bangkok city hotel only, for transfers to and from the outer hotels a surcharge will be requested) 
ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: All entrance fees as indicated
*Note : Tours in different languages can be combined in our vehicles for seat-in-coach itineraries. There will be a guide for each language.
 
NOT INCLUDED

Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
    Gratuity for driver and guide
    Optional tours
    Compulsory festival/peak season surcharges as separately stated
    International or domestic flight tickets and airport taxes or visa fees

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS


Day
Destination
Activities
Hotel/resort
Board
Room type
1
Bangkok
Transfer in
Royal Hotel@ China Town
-
Deluxe
2
Bangkok
At leisure
Royal Hotel@ China Town
B
Deluxe
3
Bangkok-Kanchanaburi
Round Trip with visits
Pung Waan Kwai Yai
B, L
Superior
4
Kanchanaburi-Ayutthaya
Round Trip with visits
Classic Kameo
B, L
Deluxe
5
Ayutthaya-Nakhon Nayok-Bangkok
Round Trip with visits
Royal Hotel@ China Town
B, L
Deluxe
6
Bangkok
Transfer out
None
B
-

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS


    Minimum 2 pax needed to guarantee departure
    Hotel early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms are subject to availability and are not guaranteed
    No refund for unused services. Splitting of package is not allowed
    Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to tour contents without prior notice
    Outer Bangkok hotels include areas such as Don Muang, Bang Na, Nonthaburi, Suvarnabhumi etc
    Tours in different languages can be combined in our vehicles for seat-in-coach itineraries. There will be a guide for each language
    Opening times of Temples and places of interest may change without prior notice. Temples and places of interest may be closed without prior notice.
    Double bed and fruit plate secured for honeymooners. Subject to availablity.

CANCELLATION POLICY


45 Days prior to departure date, 15% of package price will be charged
30 Days prior to departure date, 50% of package price will be charged
15  Days prior to departure date, 100% of package price will be charged
    Failure to arrive will be treated as a no-show and no refund will be given

OPTIONAL EXTRAS


A wide range of optional excursions and pre and post-programme extensions are available on request. Please ask tour designer Daniel Gregori for rates and conditions

RECOMMENDATIONS


Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Thailand. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Shoes should be removed before entering a temple or private house. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.