Tour Code
STLI-12
Duration
13 days
Price From
$6,965
Dates
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Duration
13 days
Price From
$6,965

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This itinerary features a perfect combination of cultural exploration and relaxing experience. You will have a chance to explore Bangkok and its finest including the Royal Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. Visit the floating market, the famous bridge at the River Kwai, and the former capital Ayutthaya, filled with tons of temples and relics. By the end of the journey, you will have some perfect time to relax at a resort on Koh Samet island.

Route

Bangkok (3N) - Kanchanaburi (1N) - Bangkok (1N) - Koh Samet (4N) - Bangkok (1N)

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Highlights

  • Discover the dazzling Royal Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok.
  • Explore the former capital Ayutthaya with lots of temples and relics.
  • Visit the floating market and the famous bridge at River Kwai.
  • Enjoy a 4-night free & easy vacation at the charming Koh Samet Island.
  • Luxury accommodation at 5-star hotels.

Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok Arrival

Today, depart for Bangkok, Thailand! Upon arrival, you will be met with fast track representative at air-bridge and escorted to the express immigration counter. Meet your English-Speaking guide and get a private transfer by mini-coach to Bangkrachao district and then about 10 mins to Bangkok Tree House Pier.

After being dropped off at the pier, your luggage will meet you at your hotel. While waiting for your boat transfer, you take advantage of a quick Thai massage or even a relaxing drink. Your private boat transfer will drop you off at the hotel’s pier. The rest of the day is yours at leisure.

Meals: N/A.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.


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Day 2: Bangkok City Tour

After breakfast, you’ll enjoy a city and temple tour of Bangkok, a fascinating mix of ancient and modern details. Drive through Chinatown and then into the colourful Indian Market. Visit serene Wat Po, the oldest and largest temple in the city, with the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long and almost 40 feet high. Drive to Royal Avenue where most of the Government offices are located and the King’s Palace.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.

Day 3: Bangkok Free Choice Activities

Today is free and it may be spent the way you want: relax, independent exploration or take your part in one of our exclusive tours, which is included in this itinerary, to enhance your day.
After returning to your hotel, your afternoon/night is free to explore the city.

Royal Grand Palace
Explore the dazzling Grand Palace consisted of several great architectures, well-preserved over many dynasties in the past. Also, visit Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok’s most sacred temple, where the world’s most Precious Emerald Buddha located.

Cooking Class at Blue Elephant Cooking School
Located in the heart of Bangkok opposite to the Surasak Sky train station, the Blue Elephant Cooking School welcomes you to a dazzling century-old mansion where you will discover and experience the culinary wonders of Royal Thai Cuisine.
The Blue Elephant Cooking School has fully equipped facilities offering you the chance to put your hand to practice Thai Cuisine. A typical day will commence with a visit to the morning market. Accompanied by our instructor, you will learn to select and buy Thai ingredients for your own personal cooking.
The class will be followed by a meal in Blue Elephant delightful restaurant sampling your own cooking as well as additional Thai dishes if you wish to order.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.

Day 4: Bangkok – Transfer to Kanchanaburi – Bridge over River Kwai

This morning, travel southwest to the vibrant Damnoen Saduak Floating Market where you’ll observe how the ancient trading of wares is conducted between hundreds of local farmers and villagers via small Sampan boats. The boats are fully loaded with all kinds of products including fruits, vegetables, dry goods, and freshly cooked food.

From the Floating market, continue to the quiet provincial capital of Kanchanaburi, with its stunning natural beauty, spectacular waterfalls and beautiful rivers. Walk over the stone bridge at the River Kwai, one of the most famous rivers in the world, which gained international fame in the book and film, “Bridge on the River Kwai”. The bridge, several museums and cemeteries have respectfully preserved the history and memorialized the dead.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kanchanaburi.

Day 5: Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya – Bangkok

An early start to travel to Ayutthaya, the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai for over 400 years, once glorified as the largest city in Southeast Asia. In the centre of the city lies Ayutthaya Historical Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can see the ruins of the former capital and its remaining palaces, monasteries and towers; one can envision the grandeur and splendour that was once the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. After lunch, continue to the Chai Wattanaram Temple, built by King Prasat Tong, a commoner who overthrew the previous king and took his throne. Then travel through to Bangkok to check in the hotel and spend the rest of day at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.

Day 6: Bangkok - Koh Samet Island

Transfer from Bangkok by private car to the pier, where your private boat will depart for the island (30 min. boat ride). After arrival, you will be welcomed to enjoy this amazing island.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Resort in Koh Samet.

Day 7: Koh Samet Free Day

Relax on the beach or maybe go snorkelling or a sunset dinner cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Resort in Koh Samet.

Day 8: Koh Samet Free Day

Relax on the beach or maybe become a little more adventurous by going kayaking, canoeing or even hiring a Q-bike to explore the island.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Resort in Koh Samet.

Optional Full Day Elephant Safari Tour

You have a chance to learn about Thai’s elephant including how they live and how to take care of them daily. Get hands-on experience on feeding, health checking, walking the elephants as well as making vitamin balls and observing the elephant getting mud spa and bathing. Also, delicious Thai home-made food at a local restaurant is included in this tour.

Day 9: Koh Samet Free Day

Relax on the beach or explore the island by foot – a relaxing 45min walk!

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Resort in Koh Samet.

Day 10: Koh Samet - Bangkok

Departure from the island is at 3 p.m. and your private car will await you at the pier. You should arrive in Bangkok at the latest by 7 p.m.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.

Day 11: Bangkok - Depart

After breakfast enjoy your free time until an airport transfer for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Day 12: Home Arrival

Arrive at your home today.

Meal: N/A.
Accommodation: N/A.

Inclusions

  • International and domestic flights.
  • Free Comprehensive Travel insurance.
  • Accommodation sharing double or twin with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as per itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • All sites entrance fees.
  • All Transfers with Air-con Car/Van/Coach.
  • Professional English-speaking guides.
  • AVG Select Concierge on tour at all times.
  • Cool water and fresh towel during touring.
  • All tipping included.
  • Free local SIM card with $20AUD credit.

*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.

Dates & Prices

Please contact us for more info.

Important

  • Single Supplement: AU$2500.
  • Pre & post tour surcharge – AU$200 per person. This fee does not include your extras incl accommodation, touring & meals etc.

50% deposit required upon confirmation & remainder due 60 days prior to departure date.

Tour Exclusions:

  • Compulsory dinners applied for the nights 24 Dec & 31 Dec.
  • Personal expenses such as drink, tipping, laundry and personal shopping etc.
  • Other services not mentioned in the program.
  • Early check-in on the first day and late check-out on last day (see supplement of each hotel).
  • Departures from ALL major capital cities in Australia.
  • Economy Class airfares with Thailand Airways/Vietnam Airlines/Singapore Airlines – 1 x 30kgs per guest

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