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Tour Overview

Experience a captivating 7-day family holiday in Thailand. Explore iconic temples and vibrant markets in Bangkok. Encounter elephants up close at Elephants World, forging unforgettable connections. Dive into nature at Erawan National Park's stunning waterfalls and lush forests.

Delve into history at the Maeklong Railway Market and the poignant Bridge on the River Kwai. Visit royal palaces and ancient ruins in Ayutthaya, capping off your journey with a bike ride. With a perfect blend of culture, nature, and history, this Thai vacation promises cherished family memories.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Immerse Yourself in Thai Culture: Explore the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun, and take a thrilling tuk-tuk ride through Bangkok's vibrant streets.
  • Up-Close Elephant Encounters: Spend a day at Elephants World, feeding, bathing, and walking with these majestic creatures, creating unforgettable memories.
  • Natural Beauty at Erawan: Discover Erawan Waterfalls and hike in the lush forest, surrounded by crystal-clear waters and playful wild monkeys.
  • Historical Insights: Visit the Maeklong Railway Market, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, and the Bridge on the River Kwai, delving into Thai history.
  • Ancient Ruins and Palaces: Explore Ayutthaya Historical Park, ride a bike to ancient temples, and visit Bang Pa-In Palace for a taste of Thailand's rich heritage.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to the vibrant city of Bangkok! Upon your arrival at the airport, your guide and driver will be waiting to meet you. They will then transfer you to your comfortable hotel in the city. After check-in, take some time to relax and unwind from your journey. The rest of the day is at your leisure, allowing you to explore the immediate surroundings or simply rest up for the adventures ahead.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

  2. Start your day with a visit to Wat Pho, also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Marvel at the impressive golden statue and explore the temple's serene grounds. Afterward, embark on a thrilling tuk-tuk ride through the bustling streets of Bangkok to reach the iconic Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. These landmarks are the epitome of Thai architecture and culture.

    Thailand Bangkok Wat Pho
    The impressive golden statue in Wat Pho

    Next, hop on a long-tail boat for a picturesque ride along the Chao Phraya River, making a stop at Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, with its stunning spires. Following this morning of exploration, enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to the vibrant and bustling Chinatown to immerse yourself in the local culture and flavors.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

  3. Today, you'll leave Bangkok for a day of adventure. After a scenic drive of approximately one hour, arrive at the Maeklong Railway Market, where vendors sell their goods right on the train tracks. Witness the excitement as the market stalls are temporarily moved to allow the passing train.

    Thailand Bangkok Maeklong Railway Market
    Maeklong Railway Market

    Next, continue your journey to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, a colorful and lively market where vendors sell their goods from traditional long-tail boats. You can explore the market by boat or on foot, soaking in the unique atmosphere.

    In the afternoon, head to Kanchanaburi to visit the historically significant Bridge on the River Kwai. Learn about the history surrounding this landmark and the events of World War II. Your day will be both educational and eye-opening.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Kanchanaburi

    Thailand River Kwai
    River Kwai Bridge

  4. Today's adventure takes you to Elephants World, a sanctuary where you can get up close and personal with these majestic animals. Spend the day learning about elephants, observing their behaviors, and participating in activities like cooking food for them, feeding them, and even bathing and walking with them. Enjoy a delicious lunch within the park, surrounded by these gentle giants.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Kanchanaburi

    Kanchanaburi Elephants World
    Leisurely Elephants in Elephants World

  5. Embark on a nature-filled day as you explore Erawan National Park. Discover the breathtaking Erawan Waterfalls, a series of emerald-green cascades where you can splash in the cool water and even spot wild monkeys in their natural habitat. Take a hike through the lush forest surroundings and connect with nature.

    Kanchanaburi Thailand Erawan Waterfalls
    Erawan Waterfalls

    After lunch, visit the Hell Fire Pass Memorial Museum to learn about the poignant history of World War II and the construction of the Death Railway. The museum provides valuable insights into the past and pays tribute to those who suffered during that time.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Kanchanaburi

  6. After a hearty breakfast, your journey continues with a visit to Bang Pa-In Palace, an exquisite royal residence with a mix of architectural styles set in beautifully landscaped gardens.

    Thailand Ayutthaya Bang Pa-In Palace
    The exquisite Bang Pa-In Palace

    Following this, explore the historic Ayutthaya Historical Park, home to impressive temples like Wat Mahathat and Wat Phra Si Sanphet. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride in the afternoon to explore the ancient ruins when the weather is cooler.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Ayutthaya

    Thailand Ayutthaya
    Ayutthaya Historical Park

  7. Today is your departure day. Enjoy your free time in the morning until your driver arrives to escort you to Bangkok airport for your onward flight to your next destination or back home. We hope you had a memorable and enriching experience in Thailand! Safe travels!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $1809 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price Includes

  • 6 nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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