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SCITS: Central Thailand

6 Days From US$999 p/p

central-thailand

Tour highlights

  • Pay a visit to Thai-Burma Death Railway
  • Bath and feed elephant in Elephant World
  • Visit Wat Pho and the Grand Palace before the crowds
  • Visit the Thai style floating markets of Damnoen Saduak

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Itinerary Details

This tour takes you to get around the central Thailand including Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, and Ayutthaya with private car and guide. You will experience the monks'fascinating early morning chanting ritual and get in touch of the local life in Bangkok; visit the unbelievable Thai-Burma Death Railway; have a close contact with Thai elephants in Elephant World. In addition, our knowledgeable guide will tell you the mysterious story of the ancient capital Ayutthaya.

Sawasdee ka (Hello in Thai)! Welcome to Thailand! On arrival in Bangkok, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall. You will be transferred to your hotel with a private car and driver.

Accommodation option:

  • U Sukhumvit Bangkok
  • (4 Ratings)

breakfast and lunch

This morning your guide will take you to visit the temple complex of Wat Pho ahead of the crowds to experience the monks' fascinating early morning chanting ritual. After this uplifting experience you will go around the temple grounds and see the famous Reclining Buddha before go to the Grand Palace, Thailand's most important landmark. In the palace complex, you will visit the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). Continue with a long-tail boat ride along the ancient canals of Thonburi to get a flavor of the local life. Stop at the iconic Wat Arun, which was once the grand royal temple of King Rama II.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you will cross the Chao Phraya River by a local ferry then you will be driven to Chinatown for a glance at Old Bangkok.

Accommodation option:

  • U Sukhumvit Bangkok
  • (4 Ratings)
Wat Arun

Wat Arun

breakfast and lunch

Depart your hotel at around 7:00am and drive for about 2 hours to the 100-year-old Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where usually packed with hundreds of sellers and buyers on their small rowing boats to sell, buy and exchange goods. Firstly, you will ride a traditional long-tail boat to get around the floating village then you will change to a small boat to entering the market and experience the daily life of the locals. 

Then drive about an hour to Kanchanaburi. You will visit the world-famous River Kwai Bridge and the Hellfire Pass of the Death Railway. The railway was built by prisoners of World War II, under the overseen by the Japanese. It is said that there were over a million of prisoners died during the construction. Then pay a visit to Jet War Museum to learn more about the World War II in Asia-Pacific region.

Accommodation option:

  • U Inchantree Kanchanaburi
  • (4 Ratings)
River Kwai Bridge

River Kwai Bridge

Death Railway

Death Railway

breakfast and lunch

Today you will have a elephant caring tour in the Elephant World to get close encounter with Thai elephants. Founded in 2008, Elephant World is a non-profit organization. Its role is to provide "retirement homes" for elephants who have served humans, whether in the logging industry, entertaining tourists in camps and circuses, or in big road begging city. The purpose of the World is to provide a place for elephants to have fun in the natural environment. At Elephants World, they are all retired and need not to work anymore. 

You will be picked up at hotel at 9:00 AM. Today's plan includes meeting and feeding elephants, observing elephants bathing, cleaning fruits/vegetables, preparing and cooking elephant glutinous rice. In the afternoon, collect and grow elephant food: banana trees, sugar cane, banana grass or prepare fruit baskets, etc., feed glutinous rice to the ancient elephants, and then take the elephants to the river to bathe and swim with them.

Accommodation option:

  • U Inchantree Kanchanaburi
  • (4 Ratings)
Elephant World

Elephant World

breakfast and lunch

Today you will leave Kanchanaburi for Ayutthaya. It was once the capital of the Kingdom of Siam and is now home to atmospheric ruins and ancient temples. Your guide will take you to explore the area by the infamous tuk-tuk. In addition to visiting the ruins, temples and the beautiful Summer Palace at Bang Pa-In. You will get to sample the local delicacy of candy floss roti and visit local houses to see how traditional handicrafts are produced.

Accommodation option:

  • Sala Ayutthaya
  • (4 Ratings)
Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya

Summer Palace at Bang Pa-In

Summer Palace at Bang Pa-In

breakfast

Transfer back to Bangkok airport for your flight home or to your next destination.

Our service includes:
  • One-to-one consultancy with our travel expert
  • Knowledgeable and helpful local guides
  • Private and comfortable van
  • All accommodations
  • Meals listed in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • In-destination transfers
  • A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling
Trip Notes

This tour is intended to give you an idea for what's possible when you travel with us. Treat them simply as inspiration, because every element of the tour can be customized individually. Please feel free to tell us your ideas and we will create a tour to match your tastes and budget.

Recommended hotels

Go Find Orient choose your accommodation based on easy accessibility to everything yet in a quiet neighborhood with the consideration of typical traditional style and modern comfort.

 Bangkok  U Sukhumvit Bangkok

  • Smart, modern, and stylish boutique property in a quiet area.
  • Convenient location a 10-minute walk to Sukhumvit Road.
  • Rooms are decorated in contemporary styles that represent one of the four regions of Thailand.
  • Rooftop pool and bar open late, with daily happy hour specials.

 Kanchanaburi  U Inchantree Kanchanaburi

  • A real charming boutique hotel that is located on the north bank of Kwai Yai River close to the famous River Kwai Bridge.
  • The overall design of the resort is a rustic river lodge style surrounded by landscaped gardens.
  • Features air-conditioned rooms, an outdoor pool and free WiFi.
  • Overlooking the pool, garden and spectacular views of the River Kwai, the restaurant specializes in Thai cuisine.

 Ayutthaya  Sala Ayutthaya

  • A boutique hotel, right across a most picturesque site of the old capital of Thailand along Chao Phraya River.
  • 1 miles from Ayutthaya Historical Park and Wat Chaiwatthanaram.
  • Offers an outdoor pool and stylish accommodation with free WiFi access.
  • Featuring river views, the restaurant features both indoor and outdoor dining areas.