This is a great trip for those wanting to uncover a variety of Thailand's highlights whilst encountering a number of authentic experiences. Take in the capital of Bangkok, learn about the history of the Bridge on the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi, trek in Thailand's oldest national park and enjoy a few days relaxing on one of country's quieter islands.
Visit some of Thailand's greatest attractions within easy reach of Bangkok.
Relax on a converted rice barge whilst cruising the Chao Phraya River to the historic city of Ayuthaya.
Take in the beauty of the Kanchanaburi region made infamous by the events of the WWII.
Trek through Khao Yai, the country's oldest national park.
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- Kanchanaburi and The River Kwai
- Khao Yai National Park
- Koh Lanta
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Includes international flights from Ireland.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Bangkok.
Day 2 Bangkok
Day 3 Bangkok
Today you will have a private guided tour of Bangkok visiting the capital's key attractions: the Grand Palace, Wat Po (home to the reclining Buddha) and Jim Thompson's house. You will get to use Bangkok's different forms of public transport - the Skytrain which winds its way through the skyscrapers and shopping malls, the public taxi boat, a long-tail boat and of course the infamous Thai tuk tuk! This is a fun excursion that will give you a fantastic insight into the capital as well as the people that call Bangkok home.
Day 4 Bangkok
Today you will have the unique experience of a two day cruise on a converted rice barge along the Chao Phraya River. The cruise is a great way to observe rural life and traditions along the river. In the afternoon you will stop to visit a local market and will moor for the night by a Buddhist temple in a tranquil village.
Day 5 Kanchanaburi and The River Kwai
After visiting a traditional village, home to a Mon community who moved to the area from Burma in the 19th Century, the barge will continue onto Ayuthaya where you will disembark near the impressive Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. Your driver and guide will be waiting for you and you will have a two hour private road transfer to your comfortable safari-style camp located by the River Kwai near Kanchanaburi. During your stay both breakfast and dinner is included.
Day 6 Kanchanaburi and The River Kwai
This area is renowned for its time during the 2nd World War when Allied POWs were used by the Japanese to build the Burma-Thailand Railway. You will gain an insight into this history with a private guided tour of the main points of interest: the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai and Hell Fire Pass. The tour includes a boat journey up the River Kwai and a train journey on the infamous Death Railway.
Day 7 Khao Yai National Park
Day 8 Khao Yai National Park
Day 9 Koh Lanta
The beach part of your holiday starts today. You will return to Bangkok for your internal flight to Krabi. Staff from your resort will be waiting to greet you and will transfer you and other guests to your resort by road and then by speedboat. The Layana Resort & Spa is an exclusive adults-only beach resort located on the island of Koh Lanta.
Day 10 Koh Lanta
Day 11 Koh Lanta
Day 12 Koh Lanta
Today will be your last day to enjoy your lovely setting by the beach before heading home.
Day 13 International return flight
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