Validity: 01 November 2018 – 31 October 2019
Orientation meeting this morning with your Tour Manager highlights the exciting journey that awaits you. You will have a Muay Thai Trainning Class at “Baan Chang Thai Muay Boran”. Visit serene Wat Po, the oldest and largest temple in the city, with the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha. Enjoy with a Muay Thai Training Class at “Poptheeratham Gym by Samart Payakaroon” on Day 4. In the evening, attend the optional Buffet Dinner and stunning performance of the “Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Siam”.
DAY 1 : Depart for Thailand
Depart for Thailand
DAY 2 : Arrive in Bangkok
Arrive in exotic Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the new time zone.
DAY 3 : Bangkok Muay Thai Training & City Tour (B / L / D)
Orientation meeting this morning with your Tour Manager highlights the exciting journey that awaits you. Then, you will have a Muay Thai Trainning Class at “Baan Chang Thai Muay Boran”. Afterwards, continue on a city and temple tour of Bangkok, a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. Begin the tour at Chinatown and then on to the colorful Indian Market. Visit serene Wat Po, the oldest and largest temple in the city, with the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long and almost 40 feet high. Drive to Royal Avenue where most of the Government offices are located and the King’s Palace before returning to your hotel. Tonight, dinner at a local restaurant with entertainment, including a performance of Khon-traditional Thai dance.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4 : Bangkok Muay Thai Training & Half Day in Bangkok (B / L / -)
Morning you will enjoy with a Muay Thai Training Class at “Poptheeratham Gym by Samart Payakaroon”. Afterward, half day at leisure to explore Bangkok on your own. Or, don’t miss the optional afternoon tour of Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the elaborate 18th century Grand Palace, symbol and ceremonial heart of the kingdom – together they form the most impressive sights in Bangkok. Despite the proximity of the two, there’s a distinct contrast in style between the Thai-inspired Wat Phra Kaew and the European design of the Grand Palace. In the evening, attend the optional Buffet Dinner and stunning performance of the “Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Siam”. Boasting over 150 performers, this lavish production delves into Siam’s history and culture
Optional: Half Day Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha (PM)
Optional: Siam Niramit Show & Dinner (PM)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 05: BANGKOK / KANCHANABURI/ RIVER KWAI / WAR MUSEUM (B/-/-)
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, spectacular waterfalls and beautiful rivers. Walk over the stone 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 memorialized the dead
DAY 06: FULL DAY IN KANCHANABURI (B/-/-)
Day 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. A boat trip on the River Kwai and a ride on the Death Railway is included in the tour. Lunch en route before returning to Kanchanaburi.
Optional: Full Day Hellfire Pass & Death Railway with lunch
DAY 07: KANCHANABURI / AYUTTHAYA (B/L/D)
Depart Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya, the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai for over 400 years, once glorified as the largest city in Southeast Asia. In the center 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 splendor that was once the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. After lunch, continue to the Chai Wattanaram Temple, built by King Prasat Tong, a commoner who overthrew the previous king and took his throne. Here, you can enjoy the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of Siam before dinner
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 08: AYUTTHAYA / BANGKOK (B/-/-)
Start your morning with a visit to Bang Pa-In Palace, a collection of beautiful buildings in various architectural styles, surrounded by a lake. Originally built by King Prasat Tong in 1632, this served as the Royal Summer Palace for the Thai Kings. If time permits, there may be a visit to a local school before traveling to Bangkok. En route stop at a gem gallery, to watch while jewelry is 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.
DAY 09: BANGKOK / DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.