Around Bangkok

 

Bangkok is one of Thailand’s iconic destinations. It is an exciting, vibrant and a beautiful city. Bangkok is a blend of old charm with a modern and dynamic night life. Explore the trappings of modern civilization that give way to historical treasures and traditional culture and heritage. The city has a beat and a charm that enchant on the visitor.

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Bangkok

Bangkok (B, L)

Bangkok / Ko Kret / Rose Garden (B, L)

Bangkok / Damnoen Saduak / River Kwai (B, L)

Bangkok / Damnoen Saduak / River Kwai (B, L)

River Kwai (Hellfire Pass, Train) / Ayutthaya (B, L)

Ayutthaya / Cruise / Bangkok (B, L)

Bangkok (B)

DAY 1

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BANGKOK

  • Welcome at Bangkok airport by your French speaking Thai guide.
  • Transfer to your hotel.
  • Free Dinner.
  • Accommodation in Bangkok.

Night at Vic 3 Bangkok Room Studio.

DAY 2

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BANGKOK (B, L)

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Depart to visit the Royal Palace, founded in 1782 by King Rama 1st. The Palace wall protects a surrounding wall of 259 hectares.
  • You will discover in this forum Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), which is actually the Royal Chapel of the Grand Palais. The Emerald Buddha, which measures only 60 cm, is the most famous statue and the most revered of Thailand.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Then visit one of the main temples of the city: Wat Pho, in which is the Reclining Buddha, and is the largest monastery in Thailand. Wat Pho is also a leading Thai massage schools.
  • Then go on Klongs (canals) of Thonburi where a boat trip will be organized.
  • You will discover the Thai people living in an essentially lakeside way.
  • First stop at the National Museum of Royal Barges, including the longest (Suphannahong – 50 meters long) which is the personal barge King. It was carved from a single piece of wood.
  • Second stop at Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). The Chedi of this temple is entirely covered with pieces of porcelain inlaid multicolored shaped flowers.
  • Back to your hotel.
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation in Bangkok

Night at Vic 3 Bangkok Room Studio.

DAY 3

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BANGKOK / KO KRET / ROSE GARDEN (B, L)

 

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Depart for an excursion on the island of Koh Kret, located on the Chao Phraya River, north of Bangkok. The trails on the island are narrow, so it is not possible to visit by car. It is therefore by bicycle you will tour the island. Mon community has settled on the island, many hundreds of years ago, and has specialized in pottery.
  • You will visit the pottery workshops, as well as the local school (closed on weekends, public holidays, and during school holidays).
  • The bicycle ride on the island with authentic charm, with numerous tropical fruit trees, is very soothing.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • On the way to Rose Garden Riverside, located on Samphran (30 km from Bangkok approximately).
  • You will witness a cultural show chronicling various aspects of life of Thai customs.
  • Settle at your hotel and then free at the end of the day to stroll in the beautiful garden of Rose Garden Riverside (2.8 hectares).
  • Free Dinner.
  • Accommodation in Rose Garden Riverside.

Night at Sampran Riverside Garden View Room.

DAY 4

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BANGKOK / DAMNOEN SADUAK / RIVER KWAI (B, L)

 

Approximately 280 km day.

Photographers, don’ forget your camera.

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Early departure to visit the floating market of Damnoen Saduak (one of the most picturesque of Thailand).
  • You will go through it by the water route, by boat. The boats carrying fruits, vegetables, soups…
  • Continue to Kanchanaburi, on the banks of the River Kwai.
  • You will pass the cemetery of the Allied Forces.
  • Visit JEATH museum relating the life of prisoners of war during the construction of the bridge.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • A little free time at the famous Bridge on the River Kwai, built by Allied prisoners during World War II. In summer 1945, it was bombed several times by Allied aircraft, but no major damage.
  • Depart to visit of the interesting Khmer temple Prasat Muang Singh, outpost established in the 13th century by the Khmer Empire.
  • Ride in motorized canoe on the River Kwai, to the village Mon (ethnic group from Burma).
  • Visit the village Mon.
  • Accommodation along the River Kwai.

Night at U Inchantree in a Superior room.

DAY 5

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RIVER KWAI (ELEPHANT, RAFT, CAVE) (B, L)

 

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Ride on elephant in the jungle and on the banks of the River Kwai.
  • Then descent the River Kwai on a bamboo raft.
  • Depart on foot to visit the Lava cave enclosing impressive stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Back to your hotel.
  • End of the day and free dinner.
  • Accommodation along the River Kwai.

Night at U Inchantree in a Superior room.

DAY 6

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RIVER KWAI (HELLFIRE PASS, TRAIN) / AYUTTHAYA (B, L)

 

Approximately 160 km.

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Visit the memorial of the Hellfire Pass, honoring the memory of prisoners of war and Asian allies who perished during the construction of this section in the jungle.
  • You can walk along the path following the remains of the railway to better understand the difficulty of building this way.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Boarding the train called the Train of Death, because of the many deaths (POWs) during the road construction.
  • Passage on the viaduct Loum Ban Soum where the track is only supported by a tangle of wooden stilts on a cliff.
  • The train will take you to the famous bridge, where you wait for your car.
  • En route to Ayutthaya. Settle into your hotel and free dinner.
  • Accommodation in Ayutthaya.

Night at Classic Kameo in a Deluxe room.

DAY 7

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AYUTTHAYA / CRUISE / BANGKOK (B, L)

 

Cruise Nonthaburi – Bangkok.

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Departure for the Summer Palace Bang Pa In, romantic spot par excellence. It consists of five buildings: a Thai-style pavilion, an Italian-style pavilion, a Chinese-style pavilion, the Royal Pavilion and the Royal Observatory.
  • Then transfer to Wat Chonglom, Nonthaburi, where you will board the Grand Pearl boat.
  • Lunch on board.
  • Descent of the Chao Phraya River (2 hours) to Bangkok.
  • You will discover the life of the river banks, fishing boats at work, the villages along the banks…
  • Arrival in Bangkok around 4 p.m and transfer to your hotel.
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation in Bangkok.

Night at Vic 3 Bangkok Room Studio.

DAY 8

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BANGKOK (B)

 

  • Breakfast at your hotel.
  • Transfer to Bangkok airport for your return flight or extension.
The price includes:
  • Circuit in private (except the Grand Pearl cruise ship).
  • All services mentioned in the program.
  • All visits and excursions mentioned in the program.
  • All transfers and transport mentioned in the program.
  • The double room accommodation in the hotels mentioned above.
  • Meals mentioned in the program.
  • The constant assistance of a local guide.
  • Welcome at the Bangkok airport with flower necklaces.
The price does not include:
  • International flight.
  • All benefits not mentioned in the program.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Tips (4 Euros / person / day).
  • Health insurance / repatriation / cancellation / luggages.

 

 

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