- Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
- Destination: Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, River Kwai, Cha Am
- Category: Culture, history, beach
- Class: 4 stars
- Description: Experience Bangkok, discover Kanchanaburi and enjoy a beach holiday with our all-in-one holiday.
Day 1: Arrive Bangkok. Transfer Bangkok Airport to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 2: Bangkok. Breakfast followed by a tour of the home of the Kings of Siam of the Chakri Dynasty, originally built by King Rama I, it served as the royal residence until 1946. Today the palace is still used on certain occasions for visiting royalty or special guests of the Kingdom. Adjoining the Grand Palace you will find the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keo), this is probably the best known of the royal temples.
It is regarded as the most important temple in all Thailand and it is the venue of many of the numerous religious ceremonies in which the King participates, especially at the beginning of each of the three seasons when His Majesty personally changes the elaborate robes of the Buddha image, carved out of a single piece of emerald-green jasper. There is no better way to wrap up the evening after spending the day visiting the city and especially the Grand Palace.
In the Thai-surroundings, the traditional Thai food, served in traditional Thai manner, is just a prelude to a presentation of some of the most colorful, classical and folk dances of the Kingdom - some of them dating back hundreds of years to the early days of Siam. This spectacular performance more than compensates for the small inconvenience of removing your shoes and sitting on the floor, Thai-style. Includes: (B, D).
Day 3: Bangkok. Free day at leisure for shopping or optional tours. Includes: (B).
Day 4: Bangkok - Kanchanaburi. Following breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up along with other passengers before leaving Bangkok for River Kwai. Our first stop in Kanchanaburi will be at the Railway Museum which will give you a good overall view concerning this portion of the track.
After visit the War Cemetery and the famous bridge over the River Kwai before proceeding by long tail boats for the River Kwai Jungle Rafts for check-in and lunch. In the afternoon visit the Hell Fire Pass. Dinner at the hotel followed by a Mon cultural dance and song. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 5: Kanchanaburi. Wake up to the sounds of nature. Breakfast at the rafts, followed by a stroll to the Mon tribal village. The remainder of the day is at leisure for personal activities. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 6: Kanchanaburi - Cha Am. Breakfast at the resort. Just before lunch we head down stream to take a ride along the infamous Death Railway as we pass hanging cliffs and river scenery. After transfer to Cha Am, a quiet beach resort town located on the West Coast. Includes: (B, L).
Days 7-10: Cha Am. Breakfast followed by a full day at leisure for personal activities or optional tours. Includes: (B).
Day 11: Depart Cha Am. Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out time is at 12 noon. Pick-up for Bangkok International Airport will be approximately 5 hours prior to your flight departure time. Includes: (B).
Note: Some portions of the itinerary will be provided on seat-in-coach basis.
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