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Best of Bangkok

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 755

FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: A modern, sophisticated city and cultural treasure trove, Bangkok offers 400 glittering temples, an unparalled Royal Palace, amazing street markets and hidden waterways begging exploration.


Bangkok, the Thai capital since 1782, is a national treasure with its Buddhist temples, palaces, floating markets on small canals, legendary nightlife and abundant shopping opportunities. It offers visitors the opportunity to experience fascinating glimpses of Thailand's gentle culture amid the bustle of a great and diverse metropolis. This dynamic city has successfully combined the ancient and modern worlds.

Your stay begins with a visit to the renowned Grand Palace, the former residence of Thai kings. In this complex, you will be able to relive the splendour and pageantry of the past. A highlight will be the impressive Emerald Buddha. After this, continue to Wat Po, one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok where the large Reclining Buddha is housed. In the evening, you will have an enjoyable cruise on the Chao Phraya River which traverses the city with spectacular sights to be experienced on both banks including the Temple of Dawn, the Grand Palace and many other interesting landmarks. During the cruise, Thai delicacies will be served.

The following morning, head outside the city to Damnoen Saduak to see the colourful floating market where the customers travel in their boats to the merchants who are lined up on the sides of the canals selling their wares. After lunch at the nearby Rose Garden, you will be entertained by a Thai cultural show including music, singing and the martial arts. Return later back to Bangkok.  


 

 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 755

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Day 1

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok Hotel With Guide

Duration90 Minutes

X2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit

The X2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit design hotel is situated only 5 minutes from the BTS Sky Train in the Onnut area, considered one of the more popular residential areas of Bangkok. Ideally located adjacent to shopping malls and supermarkets, it offers easy access to the highway and to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. A 28 SQM cozy but cool guest room with everything a traveler needs.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

X2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit

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    X2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit



    The X2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit design hotel is situated only 5 minutes from the BTS Sky Train in the Onnut area, considered one of the more popular residential areas of Bangkok. Ideally located adjacent to shopping malls and supermarkets, it offers easy access to the …

    The X2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit design hotel is situated only 5 minutes from the BTS Sky Train in the Onnut area, considered one of the more popular residential areas of Bangkok. Ideally located adjacent to shopping malls and supermarkets, it offers easy access to the highway and to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. A 28 SQM cozy but cool guest room with everything a traveler needs.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Cafe
    • Gym
    • Onsen
    • Pool
    • Shuttle Service
    • Spa

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Day 2

Half Day Grand Palace & Wat Pho

This morning, you'll be collected from your hotel at 8:00am to go behind the scenes for a closer look at Thailand's Buddhist culture. Start the morning with a trip to Wat Pho which is one of Bangkok's most enchanting temples. Arrive just as the resident monks gather for their morning chants and witness this deeply spiritual ritual to gain a better sense of Thailand's Buddhist heritage.

After the chants, take a walk around Wat Pho and see the vast collection of religious treasures on display. Admire the famed reclining Buddha image, which stretches 45-metres in length. Learn about the symbolism of the Buddha's intricate footprint and witness devotees making offerings to this revered image.

Your tour then continues to the nearby Grand Palace, which has served as the seat of Thailand's revered royal family for more than two centuries. Take a walk around the vast grounds, stopping in to explore the various temples, throne halls and museums within the compound. Visit the Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddhist image in Thailand, and hear about its mysterious origins.
Following your tour of these iconic Bangkok monuments, you'll be returned to your hotel.

Duration4 Hours

Evening Manohra Rice Barge Dinner Cruise

Take a loved one on a memorable and romantic evening cruise through the glittering city of Bangkok. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner while gazing at stunning iconic sights such as the illuminated Temple of Dawn and Grand Palace.

You'll experience the romance of Bangkok in style on the luxury Manohra rice barge cruise that has been converted into one of Bangkok's finest dining venues as you cruise along the Chao Phraya River. From the stunning Temple of Dawn, the illuminated Grand Palace, magnificent temples, striking bridges and other Bangkok's landmarks, this cruise offers a truly memorable evening experience in Bangkok.

While cruising down the river, you'll enjoy a sumptuous five-course dinner.

Following your cruise, you'll be returned to your hotel.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

Full Day River Kwai and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Venture away from Bangkok and discover the history and traditions of the countryside. Browse the colourful stalls of Damnoen Saduak, a decades old floating market beloved by local residents then continue to Kanchanaburi where Thailand's tragic World War II history is revealed through a series of insightful, sombre visits.

First head out to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market which offers great photo opportunities and a chance to experience this traditional style of marketplace. See boats laden with fresh fruit, traditional snacks and other items being sold on the canals. After exploring the market resume the drive to Kanchanaburi. Arrive in time for lunch at a local restaurant that is set along the banks of the River Kwai.

Afterwards, learn about Thailand's involvement in World War II, one of the country's darkest eras. Visit the bridge spanning the River Kwai, built by Allied Prisoners of War, and the insightful Railway Museum. The Museum's informative displays explain the tragic tale of the construction of the infamous 'Death Railway' and bridge. Read first-hand accounts of the prisoners who were forced to work under harsh conditions on these ambitious projects. Following this sombre visit continue to the war cemetery and pay respect to those who died during World War II.

If time allows, wrap up the day with a short visit through Kanchanaburi's charming town centre before commencing the journey back to Bangkok where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

Duration12 Hours
Day 4

Bangkok Hotel to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport With Guide

Duration90 Minutes

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Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 3 nights first-class accommodations in Bangkok
  • Private-guided touring as per itinerary with English-speaking local guide
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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22 Aug 2022

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