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4-Day Thailand: Bangkok Temples, Canals, Market, Ancient Siam

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Day 1 : Arrive Bangkok

Visiting: Bangkok

Arrival in Bangkok, clear Immigration, collect your luggage and exit customs. Process to the Arrivals Hall and towards the Meeting Point, our guide will be waiting for you at “Exit B – Door 6” and transfer to the hotel (an early check in is on request and subject to availability). The rest of the day is free at your leisure.

  • Meals:
  • Standard Lodging: Riva Surya, Deluxe Riva room

Day 2 : Full Day Tour of Bangkok (Temples and Canals)

Visiting: Bangkok

Meet your guide after breakfast and head to Wat Po, one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest temples – famous for the 43 meter long reclining Buddha. Visit Lak Muang, Bangkok’s city pillar, before heading to the famous Grand Palace. See the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Pra Kaew), the most revered shrine in the Kingdom. Enjoy lunch at a riverside restaurant before boarding a longtail boat to explore the klongs, Bangkok’s maze of canals and waterways - see parts of Thai traditional life which have disappeared from most of Bangkok. End the day with a visit to Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, before returning to your hotel.

  • Meals: BL
  • Standard Lodging: Riva Surya, Deluxe Riva room

Day 3 : Full in Amphawa (floating market) OR Ayutthaya (ancient cities)

Visiting: Bangkok

Amphawa Authentic Floating Markets (Fri-Sun)

An early start, with a pick-up at 07:00, for a full day excursion to see the hidden gems around Bangkok. Board a long-tail boat up the Mae Klong River and stop at Wat Bang Kung to explore a small chapel completely enclosed within the roots of a banyan tree. Visit King Rama II Memorial Park and Museum, housing art objects of the 18th century in four buildings that feature classical Thai architecture. Next is the Amphawa floating market, which is frequented almost exclusively by Thais. Locals congregate to buy and sell everything from cooking pots to fresh flowers to wind-up toys. The area around the market features open-air restaurants and canals full of colorful boats. Afterwards we return to Bangkok arriving at your hotel around 19:00.

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Historical Bang Pa-In and Ayutthaya (Mon-Thu)

An early start, with a pick-up at 07:00, for a full day excursion to see the ancient capital of Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam from the 15th through to the 18th centuries when it was destroyed by the invading Burmese. The Thais moved their capital to Bangkok (Krung Thep) in the 1770’s. Before reaching Ayutthaya, visit Bang-Pa-In, the old royal summer residence. From here take a longtail boat to Ayuthaya and visit Wat Phanachoeng, Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and Wat Mahathat. Transfer to Wat Chong Lom in Nonthaburi to board your cruise boat back to Bangkok. On board enjoy lunch and drinks while taking in the riverside scenery. At approximately 16:00 arrive at the pier in Bangkok for a transfer back to your hotel.

  • Meals: B
  • Standard Lodging: Riva Surya, Deluxe Riva room

Day 4 : Depart Bangkok

Visiting: Bangkok

Morning free, transfer to Bangkok Airport, depart

  • Meals: B

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