The Central Plains and Rivers of Thailand- A Secret Retreats journey -
Born in Bangkok, Kanyaporn has developed a passion for travel since she was an exchange student in Europe and decided to combine her interest for food and travel by joining the team of Secret Retreats. Her knowledge of the region and childhood memories motivated her to create this itinerary around Bangkok, Ampawa, Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya.
We can of course adjust according to your request.
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We have designed this itinerary so that curious travellers can better absorb true Thai culture in the Kingdom of Siam. Discover the Bangkok, the current capital of Thailand, but also Ayutthaya, the former capital, as well as the famous markets of Ampawa and historic sites of Kanchanaburi. 7 days is a good duration to explore the center of Thailand.
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Your Journey Day by Day
based on 2 people sharing the same room
A light lunch with snacks is served midday for a rest. In the afternoon we continue with the discovery of the most beautiful and most amazing area of Bangkok, the Grand Palace with its golden spiers, chedis, courtyards and painted corridors, reception halls richly decorated and of course the palladium of the kingdom, the temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keo). Return to your hotel at the end of the afternoon.
Continue to Ampawa, a few kilometres away for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we board a boat on the Maeklong River, and we stop first at the Temple Wat Bang Kung, enclosed in the creepers and roots of a banyan. Continue on the Bang Noi canal, lined with old wooden houses and gardens: we may see sometimes some locals on a boat going to their orchard, a soup seller… simple moments of daily life here. We then return to the Maeklong River and drive back Bangkok (1h30) to rest in your hotel for the evening.
Dinner at leisure.
Check in at your hotel located on the river surrounded by natureg. Free time to enjoy the hotel and the environment. Lunch and dinner at leisure.
You will participate in all kinds of activities:
- cut and replant various fruits and seasonal plants, sugar cane, banana trees...
- prepare their meal – mix of glutinous rice, fruits, leaves.
- help the mahouts to wash the elephants and bath with them in the beautiful Kwai Yai River.
Lunch will be served at the camp.
At the end of the afternoon, we will get back to your floating hotel by boat. No arrangements made for dinner.
Afternoon tea and dinner will be served at the villa, poolside, riverside or in the dining room as you prefer.
To visit the former capital, ride on a "tuk tuk kermit" (big tuk tuk up to 6 people) that will take you along the river, to the remains of the ancient town, wat Phra Si Sanphet, the symbol of Ayutthaya in the precincts of the former royal palace, Wat Mahathat with its Buddha head encircled in the roots of a banyan. Then bac to your car continue to the West of the island where the very elegant Sri Suriyothai chedi is dressed in white and gold. You will continue outside the island with the majestic Wat Chaiwatthanaram by the river. Wat Phu Khao Thong (Golden Mount) stands outside the city, surrounded by rice paddies. It will also be the very photogenic wat Yai Chai Mongkol, his reclining Buddha and his alignment of statues.
Then return to Bangkok, to the airport for your next destination or to your hotel in town. Lunch and dinner free.
The Central Plains and Rivers of Thailand
based on 2 people sharing the same room
The total price includes :
Accommodations for 6 nights
All meals as mentioned in the program
All transfers from airport, to airport and all destinations visited, as mentioned in the program (private A/C car)
Guided visit, activities and excursions mentioned in the program
English speaking guide for local sightseeing.
Government tax and service tax
The total price does not include :
International flight to and from Bangkok
Early check in or late check out
Extra activities and meals not mentioned in the program
Personal expenses, drinks, tips, etc
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