Thailand & River Kwai Tour

Price
$1099 per person
Duration
8 days
Destination
Thailand

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This tour is top notch for inclusions, quality hotels and the service of experienced tour guides. Explore Bangkok, walk across the famous bridge over the River Kwai and marvel at the impressive remaining monuments of Ayutthaya.
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If you want a perfect introduction to Thailand, this is it! You'll be looked after all the way on this highly-rated tour that's packed with inclusions. Start in Bangkok and get your bearings in this buzzing city, then visit the colourful floating markets for another view of Thai life. Walk across the famous bridge over the River Kwai and experience the powerful war museum. Discover the rich history of Ayutthaya and visit its amazing palaces and temples. You'll be astounded at how much you can see, do and experience in a week on this escorted coach tour!

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Bangkok, Thailand
Return Location
Bangkok, Thailand
Tour Start Date & Time
August 16, 2024 3:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Departs in 2024 & 2025: Contact us for available dates & current prices Booking Code: TLRKG8M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Daily breakfast
  • Entrance tickets to sites on tour
  • Escorted tour
  • Expert local guides
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Porterage (up to two bags per person)
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights from Australia
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Solo Travellers: Single supplement from $450 includes private rooms Pre & Post Tour Accommodation: Ask us about extended hotel stays in Thailand. Flights from Australia: Please request a quote for special international airfares. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask for a quote.

Thailand tour overview

Thailand is a firm favourite with travellers, thanks to its lively cities, scenic natural beauty, historic sites, rich culture and welcoming people!

This escorted coach tour starts in Bangkok and travels southwest to Kanchanaburi and the renowned River Kwai which gained international fame in the book and film, ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’. Walk the bridge and visit the touching War Museum, before travelling to Ayutthaya. Once the second Siamese capital after Sukhotai, today Ayutthaya is a World Heritage-listed site that gives you a memorable impression of the grandeur and splendour of the former kingdom.

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Inclusions at a glance

  • Accommodation – 7 nights hotel accommodation, twin rooms with private facilities
    • 4 nights Bangkok
    • 2 nights Kanchanaburi
    • 1 night Ayutthaya
    • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
    • Hotel porterage
  • Meals – 11 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Tour – Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
    • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
    • Entrance fees per itinerary
    • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Please note: Flight to Thailand are not included and can be added on request. Departures are subject to availability and prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Special features

  • This tour is top notch for inclusions, quality hotels & the service of experienced tour guides
  • In Bangkok, visit serene Wat Po, home of the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha
  • Visit the buzzing and vividly colourful Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Walk the Bridge over the River Kwai & explore the War Museum
  • Visit Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, used as a summer palace by the Siamese royalty
  • Marvel at Chai Wattanaram Temple, one of Ayutthaya’s impressive monuments

 

River Kwai, Thailand
So much history to discover on Thailand’s famous River Kwai
  • DAY 1
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  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
  • DAY 8
DAY 1

Tour Starts in Bangkok

Welcome to Thailand! Arrive in exotic Bangkok and make your own way to your hotel; remainder of the day is at leisure. Time to rest, relax and acclimate.
Overnight: Bangkok

DAY 2

Bangkok City Tour

This morning, take a tour that introduces you to Bangkok, the "City of Angels." Drive through Indian Market with hundreds of market stalls, street-side restaurants, and gold shops. On to colourful "Little India" with its bright hanging walls of glistening fabrics and the fragrant wholesale Flower Market. Visit serene Wat Po, (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) the oldest and largest temple in the city, with its astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long and almost 40 feet high. Drive via Royal Avenue where most of the Government offices are located and the King's Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure before tonight's orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 5 PM, followed by dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3

Full Day in Bangkok

Today is yours to explore Bangkok independently. Or, take the optional tour to the elaborate 18th century Grand Palace, symbol and ceremonial heart of the kingdom, and to Wat Phra Kaew, (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), with its brightly colored buildings, golden spires and gorgeous mosaics. You'll see the distinct contrast in style between the Thai-inspired Wat Phra Kaew and the European design of the Grand Palace. In the afternoon, embark on the optional canal tour along the Chao Phraya River passing by Wat Arun and other iconic landmarks as well as a scenic view of local life along the river. Then travel on a tuk-tuk to dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel
Optional: Half Day Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha (AM)
Optional: Bangkok Canal Tour with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4

Travel to Kanchanaburi, Visit Bridge over River Kwai & War Museum

Travel southwest this morning to the vibrant Damnoen Saduak Floating Market; observe how the ancient trading of wares is conducted between hundreds of local farmers and villagers aboard 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 and beautiful rivers. Walk over the steel 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 memorialised the dead. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a hotel restaurant.
Overnight: Kanchanaburi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5

Full Day in Kanchanaburi

Today is at leisure to explore Kanchanaburi independently. Or, take the optional full day Hellfire Pass and Death Railway tour. Hellfire Pass derives its name from Allied POWs forced to work day and night in the jungle to complete the bridge and rail line using only simple tools; more than 12,000 soldiers and 80,000 Thais perished during the construction. Lunch en-route before returning to hotel.
Optional: Full Day Hellfire Pass & Death Railway with lunch
Overnight: Kanchanaburi
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6

Travel to Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya City Tour

Depart Kanchanaburi and 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 Thong, a commoner who overthrew the previous king and took his throne. Here, you can enjoy the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of Siam before dinner.
Overnight: Ayutthaya
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7

Travel to Bangkok

This morning, time permitting, meet children at a local school* then travel back to Bangkok. En route stop at a gem gallery, to watch jewellery being made and learn more about the gems used. Time on your own in Bangkok to revisit some of the city's fabulous sites, or, indulge in a last-minute shopping spree. Enjoy a night out on the town as you bid farewell to Thailand
*School visit is subject to changes due to school scheduling
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8

Depart Thailand

Your tour ends after breakfast this morning. Please make your own way to the airport if you are flying out today.

Meals: Breakfast

More about Thailand

If you want a perfect introduction to Thailand, this is it! You'll be looked after all the way on this highly-rated tour that's packed with inclusions. Start in Bangkok and get your bearings in this buzzing city, then visit the colourful floating markets for another view of Thai life. Walk across the famous bridge over the River Kwai and experience the powerful war museum. Discover the rich history of Ayutthaya and visit its amazing palaces and temples. You'll be astounded at how much you can see, do and experience in a week on this escorted coach tour!

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Tour departures

Regular departures in 2024 and 2025.

Price will vary depending on your travel date.
Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and cost.

Tour start time

The start time listed for this tour is 3:00pm but this is just a guide and details will be confirmed upon confirmation.

If you book international flights, you will be advised of the flight details and check-in times when your reservation is confirmed.

Is this tour right for you?

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days. The pace is fast, where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, sea or river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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      Thailand & River Kwai Tour

      Price
      $1099 per person
      Duration
      8 days
      Destination
      Thailand

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