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Central Thailand & a cruise on the River Kwai

11 days from £4,140pp

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Tour 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 Ayutthaya on board the charming Anantara Song.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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

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

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

  • Spend the day exploring Thailand's capital on a unique city safari. Visit Lumpini Park where locals practise t'ai 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.

  • 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 among the locals before retiring to charming waterfront accommodation.

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

  • Today you will visit Prasat Muang Singh Historical Park before having a leisurely afternoon on board.

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

  • 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.

  • Board the Anantara Dream and head toward Ayutthaya via Wat Arun and the Royal Barges Museum.

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

  • 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.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Bangkok
 
Amphawa
 
Kanchanaburi & The River Kwai
 

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