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Bangkok Explorer

4 Days 1 Country 1 City

Explore this vibrant capital of Thailand on this four day pre or post trip extension.

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About this trip

The complete Bangkok experience: from tuk tuks to a Thai massage, this riverside city stay takes you beyond the iconic sights and into the soul of Thailand's capital.


Trip type: Mini Stay

Trip code: BANG

3 Nights

accommodation

3 Meals
  • 3 buffets breakfasts.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City Tour of Bangkok

    • Visit Wat Pho and the Grand Palace in Bangkok and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market


What's Included

Dining

    • 3 buffets breakfasts.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Bangkok Explorer

Your Itinerary

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  • 2 of 4
  • 3 of 4
  • 4 of 4

Day 1

Arrive Bangkok (3 Nights)

Day 2

Bangkok Sightseeing

Day 3

Bangkok and Damnoen Saduak

Day 4

Depart Bangkok

Day 1

Arrive Bangkok (3 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Bangkok (3 Nights)

Upon arrival in Bangkok, transfer to your centrally located riverside hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure. This evening you may choose to take part in an Optional Experience.

Hotel

Royal Orchid Sheraton

Meals

Hotel

Royal Orchid Sheraton

Meals

Optional Experiences

SIAM NIRAMIT CULTURAL SHOW WITH DINNER

Siam Niramit combines an authentic Thai meal with a world class stage show depicting Thailand's historical and spiritual heritage. Travel back through time into the history and culture of the Kingdom of Siam. With over 150 dazzling performers and state-of-the-art special effects, it's a captivating journey. In addition to the dinner and show there will also be time to stroll through the replica villages from the country's rural regions where Thai handicrafts may be purchased or simply just soak up the atmosphere.

Adult Price: US$61.00

Day 1

Day 2

Bangkok Sightseeing Day 2 - Bangkok Sightseeing

Start the day with a trip to Bangkok's most well known fruit and flower market, Pak Klong Talad. Continue by local Tuk Tuk to Wat Pho, Bangkok's oldest temple which features the largest reclining Buddha in Thailand. Wat Pho is also famous as Thailand's first University, and is a centre for traditional Thai massage. Enjoy a Thai massage in the grounds of the temple, a Cultural Insight. Continue on to visit the Grand Palace, formerly the seat of the King, his court and the entire government administration. The architecture is vibrantly Thai though there are some European elements as well. Brilliantly coloured and decorated with intricate detail, the overall effect is dazzling. The palace served as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand from the 18th to the mid-20th century. The most famous building on the palace grounds is Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

DINNER CRUISE ON THE MANOHRA

Experience Bangkok at its best while cruising along the historic Chao Phraya River, aboard the "Manohra" or "Manohra Moon". The 50-year-old rice barges have been completely re-built and beautifully restored for dining and cocktail cruising. Savour Thailand’s finest regional specialties, whilst passing some of Bangkok’s most famous cultural and majestic landmarks. Seating is set for only 40 guests to ensure an intimate experience. The cruise departs from Sathorn Pier adjacent to Saphan Taksin BTS station. Take the Royal Orchid Sheraton’s complimentary boat shuttle service to Sathorn pier where you will embark on your glorious evening cruise.

Adult Price: US$98.00

Day 2

Day 3

Bangkok and Damnoen Saduak Day 3 - Bangkok and Damnoen Saduak

Make an early start this morning to visit the famous floating fruit and vegetable market at Damnoen Saduak and arrive there at the best time of the day before the crowds. The colourfully clad merchants at this lively market paddle along the congested canals in sturdy canoes, laden with fresh fruit and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks. There is a lot of chatter and bargaining is common which is all part of the fun. En route to the market make a short stop at a coconut palm sugar plantation and discover how the farmer extracts the sap from the palm trees to eventually be turned into sugar, a Cultural Insight. Return to Bangkok for an afternoon at leisure. This evening consider an optional Farewell Dinner at a traditional Thai restaurant housed in a beautiful century old building.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

AUTHENTIC THAI DINNER

Enjoy a Farewell Dinner on the final night of the trip at the famous Blue Elephant restaurant which has been serving Royal Thai cuisine since 1980. With a reputation of authenticity and excellence, the Blue Elephant stays true to the culinary culture and influences of Thailand. The restaurant is housed in a charming century old building in a unique atmosphere where every wall has its own history and character.

Adult Price: US$80.00

JIM THOMPSON HOUSE

Jim Thompson House is one of the best examples of traditional Thai residential architecture and houses a breath-taking collection of Southeast Asian art. Jim Thompson, born in Delaware in 1906, fell in love with Thailand while posted as an intelligence agent in Bangkok during WWII. He later made it his permanent home and started a business supplying fine Thai silk to overseas fashion houses, single-handedly saving what had been a dying cottage industry. His silk company continues to flourish today. With the proceeds of his success, Thompson collected an impressive range of art works, and sections of teak houses, assembling them into a museum complex set in a lush garden alongside central Bangkok’s Saen Saep Canal. The main house is full of tastefully displayed Asian art and curios including Buddha images, paintings, ceramics and antique furniture. The living areas have been preserved as they were when Thompson lived there before his mysterious disappearance. There is also a Thai restaurant and bar plus, a sizeable boutique selling quality silk items, books and prints.

Adult Price: US$35.00

Day 3

Day 4

Depart Bangkok Day 4 - Depart Bangkok

Transfer to Bangkok International Airport for your onward flight.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 4

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City Tour of Bangkok

    • Visit Wat Pho and the Grand Palace in Bangkok and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market


What's Included

Dining

    • 3 buffets breakfasts.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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    • Flights to and from Bangkok are not included.
    • Bangkok is a convenient gateway to many destinations in South East Asia. A visit to Bangkok can be combined with any Trafalgar Asia itinerary, for example: Secrets of Cambodia with Laos + Bangkok, Highlights of Vietnam + Bangkok, Secrets of Myanmar + Bangkok. The possibilities are endless and it's a great way to see more of Asia! Bangkok is also a convenient stopover when travelling to Europe providing a much needed break from a long haul flight. This Bangkok programme can also be booked in conjunction with any Trafalgar Europe itinerary.
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  • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
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