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Central Thailand Tour

11 days from £4,140pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Explore the huge sprawling city of Bangkok.

  • Journey to Kanchanaburi, home to the River Kwai, beautiful waterfalls and forgotten temples.

  • Cruise to the ancient capital of Ayuthaya on board the charming Anantara Song.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In-destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
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  • Bangkok
  • Amphawa
  • Kanchanaburi & The River Kwai
  • Bangkok

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Bangkok.

Day 2 Bangkok


On arrival in to Bangkok you will be met by your driver and guide and chauffeured to your accommodation for check-in. Evening at your own leisure to relax after your long haul flight.

Day 3 Bangkok


Spend the day exploring Thailand's capital on a unique city safari. Visit Lumpini Park where locals practice Tai Chi in the morning, marvel at the opulence of the Grand Palace and traverse the backwater klongs (canals) to see the very heart of the city at work. Using long-tail boats to the ultra-slick Skytrain to the ubiquitous tuk-tuk you will explore areas of the city that most visitors never get to see.

Day 4 Amphawa

Bangkok , Amphawa

Head out of Bangkok by train to Amphawa for an insight into the rural provinces. Visit authentic century-old floating markets set by the lunar calendar, cycle around the villages and fruit plantations and rise early to give alms to the monks. Time your visit to coincide with the lively Amphawa weekend market and spend your evening enjoying delicious, freshly cooked food amongst the locals before retiring to charming waterfront accommodation.


Day 5 On-board ship (Bangkok)

Amphawa , On-board ship

Travel to Kanchanaburi province and board your boat for a cruise along the River Kwai.

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Day 6 On-board ship (Bangkok)

On-board ship

Today you will visit Prasat Muang Singh historical park before having a leisurely afternoon on board.

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Day 7 On-board ship (Bangkok)

On-board ship

Spend the day exploring the Hell Fire Pass and Sai Yok Yai waterfalls.

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Day 8 Bangkok

Kanchanaburi & The River Kwai , Bangkok

Complete your cruise by visiting the Death Railway Museum and the Bridge on the River Kwai before returning to Bangkok. Upon returning to Bangkok you will transfer to your riverside hotel where you will have the afternoon free to explore at your own leisure.

Day 9 On-board ship (Bangkok)

On-board ship

Board the Anantara Dream and head towards Ayuthaya via Wat Arun and the Royal Barges Museum.

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Day 10 On-board ship (Bangkok)

On-board ship

A further day of cruising visiting the temples of Ayutthaya and the Summer Palace.

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Day 11 International return flight

Bangkok , International return flight

Return to Bangkok where you disembark your cruise and head to the airport for your onward flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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The specialist who designs your trip to Thailand will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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Kanchanaburi & The River Kwai