Reclining Buddha

Optional Tours

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Royal Grand Palace and Bangkok Temple Tours
This excursion combines the three most popular Buddhist temples in Bangkok. Start the tour with a visit to the Royal Grand Palace, a great architectural masterpiece of several buildings from the outside and a magical inside, which 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, which shouldn't be missed. The building houses "Wat Po", Bangkok's oldest temple, in which is located the famous gold leaf-covered reclining Buddha. This tour includes also the temple "Wat Traimit" with its 5.5-ton Golden Buddha. On the way back you will have a chance to see many magnificent temples and architectural buildings, for example,  the City Pillar Shrine, National Museum, Democracy Monument, Golden Mountain, Thai Boxing Stadium and the Parliament House along Ratchadamnoen Road (The Royal's Way). To round off the tour, you will stop at a local lapidary factory and showroom where you will be able to get locally made jewelry, handicrafts and silk at competitive prices.
 
Full Day Ancient Ayutthaya by Road Private Tour & Elephant Riding
During this day trip you will visit the principal sights: Wat Sri Sanphet - this important and outstanding monastery was used as a presidential palace in the reign of King Ramathibodi I. Wat Phananchoeng: This monastery existed before Ayutthaya was founded as the capital. The principal 19 meter high Buddha image is made of stucco and is the most revered by the inhabitants of Ayutthaya. Wat Yai Chaimongkhol: The chedi at this monastery is among the largest in Ayutthaya and was built by King Naresuan (1590-1605). There are many Buddha images and a beautiful garden behind this chedi. This tour also includes a visit to Bang-Pa-In, the former Royal Summer Residence, which represents a fine example of Thai architecture and a 20 minute elephant ride.
 
Half Day Morning Floating Market
Start your day at the world famous floating market of "Damnern Saduak", which is located about 100 kilometres southwest of Bangkok. There are countless floating markets throughout the country, many within a couple of hours of the capital. The colourfully clad merchants at these lively markets paddle along congested canals in sturdy canoes laden with fresh fruits and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks. There is a lot of chatter and activity - bargaining is common - that's all part of the fun - but don't expect to get the price down more than a few baht. From fruits and flowers to everyday needs, it leaves nothing to be desired, although it is now somewhat over commercialized. You visit the lively market at its best early in the morning, before the crowds arrive and the day's heat breaks. This is an exciting and fun way to see the local life and to go bargain hunting.
 
Full Day Bridge Over The River Kwai Tour
This tour takes you to the beautiful province of Kanchanaburi where you will take a trip back in history at the River Kwai and its famous bridge. You will visit the war cemetery and a reconstructed POW camp that now houses a museum. After that, experience what will probably be the most spectacular part of the tour: the train ride across the bridge and along part of the original “Death Railway”. Here you will enjoy the views of the river and take in the spectacular scenery. The train slows down at the most impressive viewpoints en route to ensure you will be able to take some stunning photos. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant.
 
 
 
Full Day Phi Phi Island by Speedboat Tour
Visit Maya Bay “The Beach”, Monkey beach and Viking Cave. Enjoy sightseeing  by speedboat around the islands and do some swimming inside a famous lagoon “Pileh”. During our excursion you will stop 1-2 times for snorkeling and swimming. Private buffet lunch at our own beach restaurant will be served during the day. Leisure time for relaxation on the beach will allow you to rest or take part in any of the  many activities.
 
Full Day Phang Nga & Beyond by Speedboat Tour
Come and visit Khao Phing Kan, better known as James Bond Island, featured in “The Man with the Golden Gun”. Khao Phing Kan is now one of the most popular destinations in Thailand due to its marvellous landscapes with caves, beaches and rock formations including an impressive 20m monolith known as Ko Tapu, one of the symbols of the island. You will enjoy a fast crossing by speedboat, making for Ao Por Grand Marina Resort in beautiful Phang Nga Bay studded with over 3500 islands. When you arrive at Talu Island, it’s time to board a canoe and follow your knowledgeable local guide who will show you limestone caves and strange rock formations. You will paddle deep into hidden grottos where you will able to see the small lagoons known as “hongs” that can only be accessed at low tide. Equipped with helmets and lamps you will discover caves with imaginative names such as Ice-Cream Cave and Mangrove Cave. You will observe stalactite and stalagmites, some of them over 50m high. We will also make several stops for you to go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the bay. Finally you will be served a traditional Thai lunch at Panyi, a picturesque Muslim settlement built on stilts over the sea.
 
Half Day Elephant Trekking
Pick up from hotel and transfer to Elephant camp. Experience elephant trekking into the jungle around 30 minutes. Enjoy watching and being close with them at the baby elephant show. Transfer back to hotel
 
Half Day Phuket Explorer
Pick up from your hotel. Start the program with an elephant experience into the tropical rain forest along the route of an old mining trail for approximately 10 minutes. Arrive at Nakkerd Hill to visit the stunning “Big Buddha”.  Enjoy a marvelous view over Chalong and southern Phuket. Visit Wat Chalong, the most revered monastery of Phuket. Visit a traditional cashew nut factory. Visit the Oldest Chinese temple in Phuket town and learn about the Chinese influence on the island. Visit a 100-year old Chinese mansion (Sino-Portuguese style), where movies such as “Young Indiana Jones” and “Heaven and Earth” were filmed. Transfer back to your hotel.
 
 
 
Full Day Elephant Safari & Bamboo Rafting at Chiang Dao
Chiang Dao literally translated means "the City of Stars", it is North of Chiang Mai en route to Tha Ton. Chiang Dao town centre has charming old style wooden shops flanking the highway. Chiang Dao is famous for its Elephant Camp and Elephant show. You will arrive at the camp after a drive along picturesque routes - winding around the bends of the road high above the Mae (River) Ping. Watch the elephants taking their morning bath and demonstrating some of their skills. Afterwards take an elephant experience through some of the lovely forest scenery and along the river. Perched high in a wooden howdah, you gain an impressive view of the forest and an unforgettable experience. After lunch, you will take a bamboo raft trip down the Mae Ping. Admire the scenery and absorb the tranquility as you float down the river. On your return trip to Chiang Mai, you will visit an orchid farm.
 
 
Half Day Doi Suthep Temple With City Temples
This is a good tour to start off your stay in Chiang Mai by giving you an overview of the beautiful city with over 700 years of history. You take the winding road up the side of the hill overlooking the city to visit the most significant temple in Chiang Mai, the 600 year-old Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which lies 3,500 feet above sea level. Inside you will find the symbol of the city, the copper-plated Chedi that is topped by a five-tier gold parasol, which contains relics of the Lord Buddha. From the terrace on a clear day, you will have a fine panoramic view of the entire city. Once you get there, that final climb (funicular also available) up the 306 steps of the Naga staircase (a Thai mythological Dragon-headed serpent) will seem worth it! In the city we will see the Kings glorious flower garden temple at Wat Saun Dok with a large central Stupa and Wat Chedi Louang which consists of an impressive Chedi, originally built in 1411.