9 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai

9 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai from

1$439Land Only from$1299*Air & Land (Mar.06 & Mar.20, 2012 Departure)

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Escorted Package Includes

Round trip flights LAX-Bangkok

Other departure cities available.

Airline fuel surcharges

7 nights First Class accommodations

4 nights Park Plaza Bangkok Soi 18, Bangkok

2 nights River Kwai Resotel, Kanchanaburi

1 night Krungsri River Hotel, Ayutthaya

All transfers

Breakfast daily

Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach

Services of English-speaking tour manager

Entrance fees per itinerary

9 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai from

$439Land Only from$1299*Air & Land (mAR.06 & Mar.20, 2012 Departure)

Escorted Package Includes

Round trip flights LAX-Bangkok

Other departure cities available.

Airline fuel surcharges

7 nights First Class accommodations

4 nights Park Plaza Bangkok Soi 18, Bangkok

2 nights River Kwai Resotel, Kanchanaburi

1 night Krungsri River Hotel, Ayutthaya

All transfers

Breakfast daily

Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach

Services of English-speaking tour manager

Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

Reclining Buddha

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Bridge over the River Kwai

ITINERARY

DAY 1, Tuesday – Depart the USADepart the USA for Thailand. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Wednesday – Arrive in Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your hotel

Overnight: Bangkok

DAY 3, Thursday – Bangkok City Tour

This afternoon, enjoy a half day city and temple tour. This tour will introduce you to Bangkok, the “City of Angels”. Drive through Chinese Town, the Indian Market, and the Wholesale Flower Market. Visit Wat Po (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), the oldest and first school for people in the olden days. See the biggest Reclining Buddha statue, 160 feet long and 40 feet high, before continuing to the Royal Avenue where most of the Government offices are located and the Palace of the Present King

Optional: Siam Niramit Show & Dinner (PM)

Overnight: Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday – Full Day in Bangkok

Full day at leisure to explore Bangkok independently

Optional: Half Day Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha(AM)

Optional: Chao Phraya River Cruise with Dinner

Overnight: Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Saturday – Travel to Kanchanaburi

This morning we will head southwest of Bangkok to explore the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. You will have the opportunity to see how local farmers and villagers trade their wares aboard small Sampan boats. The boats are loaded with all kinds of products including fruits, vegetables, dry goods, housewares, and freshly cooked food. From the Floating market, we will travel on to Kanchanaburi. In Kanchanaburi, we will visit the Bridge Over the River Kwai, the War Museum, which was built with donations from Australians and former prisoners, and the War Cemetery. The cemetery was built by the British Commonwealth War Grave Association, on a plot of land that was donated by local Thai citizens

Overnight: Kanchanaburi

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Sunday – Full Day in Kanchanaburi

Full day at leisure to explore Kanchanaburi independently

Optional: Full Day Hellfire Pass & Death Railway with lunch

Overnight: Kanchanaburi

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday – Travel to Ayutthaya

Depart for Ayutthaya, the second and most prosperous capital of Thailand, from 1350-1767. On the way, stop at Bang Pa In Royal Palace. Bang Pa In was the royal summer palace for Thai kings. Originally constructed in 1632, the complex fell into disrepair. In the mid-1800’s, King Mongkut restored the site to its former glory. Upon arrival in Ayutthaya, enjoy sunset at Chai Wattanaram Temple. This temple was built by King Prasat Tong, who was actually a commoner who overthrew the previous king and took his throne. This is a lovely place to take in the nature and peace of Siam

Optional: Ayutthaya by Night Tri-Shaw Tour

Overnight: Ayutthaya

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Tuesday – Travel to Bangkok

This morning, travel to Bangkok. Afternoon at leisure to explore Bangkok on your own

Overnight: Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Wednesday – Depart for home country

Early morning departure transfer to Bangkok airport for your flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Special Features

Reclining Buddha

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Bridge over the River Kwai

ITINERARY

DAY 1, Tuesday – Depart the USADepart the USA for Thailand. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Wednesday – Arrive in Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your hotel

Overnight: Bangkok

DAY 3, Thursday – Bangkok City Tour

This afternoon, enjoy a half day city and temple tour. This tour will introduce you to Bangkok, the “City of Angels”. Drive through Chinese Town, the Indian Market, and the Wholesale Flower Market. Visit Wat Po (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), the oldest and first school for people in the olden days. See the biggest Reclining Buddha statue, 160 feet long and 40 feet high, before continuing to the Royal Avenue where most of the Government offices are located and the Palace of the Present King

Optional: Siam Niramit Show & Dinner (PM)

Overnight: Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday – Full Day in Bangkok

Full day at leisure to explore Bangkok independently

Optional: Half Day Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha(AM)

Optional: Chao Phraya River Cruise with Dinner

Overnight: Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Saturday – Travel to Kanchanaburi

This morning we will head southwest of Bangkok to explore the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. You will have the opportunity to see how local farmers and villagers trade their wares aboard small Sampan boats. The boats are loaded with all kinds of products including fruits, vegetables, dry goods, housewares, and freshly cooked food. From the Floating market, we will travel on to Kanchanaburi. In Kanchanaburi, we will visit the Bridge Over the River Kwai, the War Museum, which was built with donations from Australians and former prisoners, and the War Cemetery. The cemetery was built by the British Commonwealth War Grave Association, on a plot of land that was donated by local Thai citizens

Overnight: Kanchanaburi

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Sunday – Full Day in Kanchanaburi

Full day at leisure to explore Kanchanaburi independently

Optional: Full Day Hellfire Pass & Death Railway with lunch

Overnight: Kanchanaburi

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday – Travel to Ayutthaya

Depart for Ayutthaya, the second and most prosperous capital of Thailand, from 1350-1767. On the way, stop at Bang Pa In Royal Palace. Bang Pa In was the royal summer palace for Thai kings. Originally constructed in 1632, the complex fell into disrepair. In the mid-1800’s, King Mongkut restored the site to its former glory. Upon arrival in Ayutthaya, enjoy sunset at Chai Wattanaram Temple. This temple was built by King Prasat Tong, who was actually a commoner who overthrew the previous king and took his throne. This is a lovely place to take in the nature and peace of Siam

Optional: Ayutthaya by Night Tri-Shaw Tour

Overnight: Ayutthaya

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Tuesday – Travel to Bangkok

This morning, travel to Bangkok. Afternoon at leisure to explore Bangkok on your own

Overnight: Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Wednesday – Depart for home country

Early morning departure transfer to Bangkok airport for your flight home

Meals: Breakfast

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