Bangkok & Central Thailand 8 day tour

(8 days/7 nights)

This fantastic week-long tour starts and ends in Bangkok and takes you to all of the most spectacular highlights of central Thailand.

Day 1 ( -/-/D)

Bangkok Hotel

  • Arrive at Bangkok airport
  • You will be met at the airport by your own guide and driver
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Your guide will show you the area around your hotel and advise you about how to haggle for a good price on the tuk tuks or street markets that are located close by.
  • In the evening you will enjoy a traditional khantoke dinner with Thai Dance

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Street market in Bangkok

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Tuk Tuk

traditional thai dance
Traditional Thai Dance

Day 2 (B/L/D)

Bangkok Hotel

  • Tour of famous Bangkok temples including those of the Reclining Buddha & Emerald Buddha
  • Tour of the Royal Palace
  • Walk through Amulet Market to Chao Phraya river
  • Riverside restaurant lunch
  • Tour of Bangkok canals by longboat
  • Dine and dance on an evening cruise through Bangkok along the Chao Phraya river

The Royal Palace
The Royal Palace

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Buddhas at Wat Pho

wat arun on the chao phraya river
Wat Arun on the Chao Phraya River

Day 3 ( B/L/D)

Kanchanaburi Hotel

  • Visit the world famous Damnoen Saduak floating market
  • Tour the floating market and the surrounding countryside canals by boat
  • Eat a riverside lunch before transferring to your bungalow accommodation in Kanchanaburi
  • In the afternoon you will relax in the gardens overlooking the river Kwai and enjoy an hour-long Thai massage.
  • Dinner will be cooked from local ingredients to your request

traditional thai massage
Traditional Thai massage

banana seller
Banana seller

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Day 4 ( B/L/D)

Kanchanaburi Hotel

  • Full day excursion around Kanchanaburi for a taste of the jungle and WW2 history
  • Visit the War Museum and learn about the conditions that the allies had to endure during the Second
  • World War when building the infamous Death Railway and Bridge over the River Kwai.
  • After viewing the bridge, take a train journey through the gorge, before eating lunch on the edge of the river Kwai
  • Ride elephants through the jungle
  • Float gently downriver on rafts made of bamboo, through pristine rainforest
  • Return to Kanchanaburi for dinner at your bungalow hotel

Bridge over the River Kwai
Bridge over the River Kwai

Death Railway
Death Railway

Elephant trekking
Elephant trekking

Day 5 ( B/L/D)

Kanchanaburi Hotel

  • Full-day excursion to Erawan National Park
  • The highlight of your visit will be the seven-tiered Erawan Falls, often cited as the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Thailand.
  • The first three tiers are easy to access. The higher tiers will require a more strenuous hike.
  • Bring your swimwear to enjoy the crystal clear, natural swimming pools
  • After a morning trekking and swimming, you will be served lunch in the park
  • Visit Hell Fire Pass, the notorious cutting that was dug by WW2 prisoners
  • Follow the train route on foot and visit the Hell Fire Pass museum
  • Return to Kanchanaburi for dinner at your bungalow hotel

Erawan falls, 3rd tier
Erawan falls, 3rd tier

Elephant at the falls
Elephant at the falls

Blue whistling thrush
Blue whistling thrush

Day 6 ( B/L/D)

Ayutthaya Guest House

  • Early morning transfer to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam
  • Visit the many pavilions and landscaped gardens of Bang Pa-In Summer Palace
  • Take a long-tail boat up the Chao Phraya river to Ayutthaya island
  • Catch an elephant taxi to the temple ruins of Ayutthaya including the famous three-chedi temple, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Phra Mahatat and the magnificent Wat Ratburana
  • Dinner at your guesthouse.

Bang Pa-In summer palace
Bang Pa-In summer palace

Elephant taxis, Ayutthaya
Elephant taxis, Ayutthaya

Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Wat Phra Si Sanphet

Day 7 ( B/L/D)

Ayutthaya Guest House

  • Full day excursion to Thailand’s oldest nature reserve, Khao Yai National Park
  • Drive through the park looking for wildlife and then continue on foot through the majestic rainforest
  • Swim below the wonderful Haew Suwat waterfall, made famous by the film, The Beach
  • Continue your safari throughout the day until dusk, when elephants are most likely to be seen
  • Return to your guesthouse for a late dinner

Haew Suwat waterfall
Haew Suwat waterfall

White-handed gibbon
White-handed gibbon

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Bridge into the jungle

Day 8 ( B/L/-)

  • After breakfast at your hotel, you will have the opportunity to visit other temples in Ayutthaya by pony and trap, on foot, or by bicycle.
  • Lunch en route back to Bangkok
  • Transfer to Bangkok airport or to a Bangkok location of your choice

Arrangements:

Services included in the price:

  • Tour Guide: 1 car with driver and 1 English speaking guide will be provided throughout.
  • Accommodation: All rooms have air conditioning and private facilities.
  • Meals: As specified in the program. (7 x Breakfast, 7 x Lunch, 7 x Dinner)
  • Transport: Tours and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle. 
  • Misc: All activities as specified in the itinerary, including admission fees, with instruction where necessary.

Services not included in the price:

  • International and internal flights
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips for guide and drivers / Personal expenses

 





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