Day 01: Bangkok - Arrival
Arrive on your flight. Arrive in Bangkok where you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Sofitel Silom Hotel - Luxury Room
Day 02: Bangkok - City Tour ( B, L )
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning and take you to visit the Grand Palace, the pride of Thailand, where you will also see the Emerald Buddha and the Reclining Buddha of Wat Pho. Enjoy a 30-minute traditional massage before having lunch at a local restaurant. Relax as you take a boat ride through the klongs and canals of Bangkok seeing local life as well as visiting Wat Arun. In the late afternoon take a walk through the beautiful flower market and watch the sunset from the famous Golden Mountain. Overnight at Sofitel Silom Hotel - Luxury Room
Day 03: Bangkok - Exotic Siam Cruise ( B, L, D )
Your guide will meet you and take you to Jim Thompson's House. Now a museum this traditional teakwood house is just as Jim Thompson left it before he mysteriously disappeared in the Cameron Highlands of Western Malaysia. After your tour enjoy lunch at the Jim Thompson's House restaurant.
After lunch you will join fellow travelers for an exotic Siam Cruise. Start cruising up the Chao Phraya River enjoying spectacular views of the Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn. Just after sunset the boat will dock at Wat Kai Tia, a Thai temple set in a peaceful rural village. An exquisite Thai dinner is served on deck. Spend the night on board in your air-conditioned cabin.
Day 04: Bangkok - Exotic Siam Cruise ( B, L, D )
After breakfast on deck depart for Bang Pa In where your guide will take you to visit the Summer Palace. Continue by longtail boat to the ancient capital of Ayuthaya. After lunch at a local restaurant visit the ruins of the once glorious capital destroyed by the Burmese. In the late afternoon an air-conditioned minibus will take you back to your hotel in Bangkok. Overnight at Sofitel Silom Hotel - Luxury Room
Day 05: Bangkok - Day at Leisure ( B )
Have a free day to explore on your own. Overnight at Sofitel Silom Hotel - Luxury Room
Day 06: Bangkok - The River Kwai ( B, L, D )
You will be met at your hotel at 6:30 am and taken by minivan to Kanchanaburi. When you arrive, visit the World War II museum and cemetery as well as the infamous bridge over the River Kwai. Take the original “death railway train” to Nan-Tok station, the last terminal station of the Thai-Burma railway. Have lunch at local restaurant and then continue by longtail boat to the River Kwai Jungle Rafts, a floating hotel with no electricity, but beautiful surroundings and basic, but clean facilities (there is an on-land hotel option as well). After settling in take a tour of the local Mon Village and take an elephant ride through the jungle around the village. In the evening have a delicious dinner and enjoy a traditional Mon dance performance.
Day 07: The River Kwai - Bangkok ( B, L )
After breakfast check out of your floatel and take a bamboo raft down the Kwai Noi River. You will be met at the pier by your van and taken to visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial,a powerful and well done museum that explains more about the death railway and the men that built it. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Bangkok by private air-conditioned vehicle. Overnight at Sofitel Silom Hotel - Luxury Room
Day 08: Bangkok - Departure ( B )
You will be transferred to Bangkok Airport for flight.
Tour Rate: Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.
•Boat tickets as specified above
•Accommodation as specified aboveAir-conditioned car/van with driver
•Licensed English speaking guides
•Tours and admission fees as mentioned above
•Meals as specified in itinerary, including water
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance & Visa fees
• Airport departure tax
• Drinks (except water) and meals not mentioned in itinerary
• Tips & gratuities for guides/drivers