Grand Palace & Temples Tour (Half day private tour and transfers with guide)
Visit Wat Phra Kaew and the nearby attractions first, before moving on to the Grand Palace. Wat Phra Kaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is located right next to the Grand Palace, and they probably form together the greatest spectacle for visitors in Bangkok. A visit to the Royal Grand Palace, the nation’s landmark and most praised royal monument in Thailand, is a must. The palace, which is the former royal residence of the Chakri Kings, is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Built in 1782 by the King Rama I, it was the centre of power for more than 150 years. Today, the palace is Bangkok’s major landmark and most popular tourist attraction. Indeed, the Grand Palace is an amazing place to visit, as it consists of over 100 brightly coloured buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics, that all date back to the foundation of Bangkok in 1782.
Note: Photography is permitted in the Royal Palace Grounds and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not inside the buildings.
Floating Market & River Kwai Tour (Full day tour – private transfers with guide)
This busy full day tour will take you first to the rural yet world-famous floating market of Damnern Saduak, situated about 100 kilometres west of Bangkok. It is generally known as Klong Ton Khem Floating Market or Damnern Saduak Floating Market. Damnern Saduak has officially three floating markets. A narrow canal flanked with food stalls and souvenir shops form the principal market at Ton Kem. Farther south are the rarely visited markets of Her Kui and Khun Pitak. Photographers at Ton Kem will get their best shots from the bridge which crosses over the canal and from the shed on the right. Nowadays, the market is bustling with activity from very early in the morning until about 11.00 am. We will then continue to the world famous bridge on the River Kwai, built during World War II by the prisoners of the war. The bridge is located near Kanchanaburi town, 130 kilometres west of Bangkok. You will visit the well-kept War Cemetery of Allied Prisoners, which contains the graves of an estimated 9,000 Allied soldiers. These soldiers died while building the bridge and the notorious “Death Railway” which the Japanese had hoped to stretch all the way to the Burmese border. This tour will also bring you closer to the past, as paying a visit to the JEATH Museum (the name “JEATH” is derived from Japan, England, America/Australia, Thailand and Holland), where the past has been created and relived with pictures and artefacts out of this time. We will return back to Bangkok in the late afternoon.
Grand Pearl Dinner Cruise (private transfer)
While aboard the Grand Pearl, you will be in close touch with Thai life and culture as we pass by great temples such as the Temple of Dawn and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, which banked along the beautiful and renowned River of Kings. A universal tasty buffet will be arranged elegantly from appetizers to main course and deserts for you to regal your appetite. Dinner will be enriched with live classical piano performance. You can also dance with your friends on our gigantic disco floor to ensure your greatest entertainment sailing with Grand Pearl. Spend an exciting and memorable evening cruising and dining along the Chao Phraya River amidst the enchanting atmosphere of the East.
Private transfer from hotel to Don Muang airport for travel to Phuket.
Note: Domestic flights are not included in the package
Phi Phi Island Tour by Speedboat with lunch (Full day tour – private transfer, joined tour)
In the morning, after being transferred to the pier, you will take a speedboat to reach Phi Phi islands. Sightseeing excursions include Loh Sa Mah and Phi Phi Ley cove as well as Maya Bay, where the 2000 film “The Beach” (starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tilda Swinton) was filmed. A chance to observe the majestic undersea world is also available for guests who enjoy snorkelling. If you are more an exploring type of person and Phi Phi’s natural beauty is not enough, there is plenty to do on and off the island. Phi Phi Ley is home to the Viking Cave, a large limestone cavern, where ancient rock paintings can be found. After lunch at a beachside restaurant, we will reach the Bamboo island where you can enjoy some free time to swim and snorkel or simply lie and rest on the beach. The departure in the afternoon will be from Hin Klang island. Upon arrival at the pier in Phuket, we will drive you back to your hotel.
Phuket Siam Niramit with buffet dinner (Evening show – private transfers)
International buffet dinner, followed by World-class performance of Thailand’s arts and cultural heritage.
Private transfer from your hotel to Phuket airport
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