10 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai & Pattaya

3 Bangkok, 2 Kanchanaburi, 1 Ayutthaya, 2 Pattaya
Round trip airfare from Los Angeles, 8 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Round trip flights Los Angeles-Bangkok, Bangkok-Los Angeles
  • Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for ion and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 3 nights at the [Century Park Hotel ], Bangkok
  • 2 nights at the Mida Resort Kanchanaburi, Kanchanaburi
  • 1 night at the Kantary Hotel, Ayutthaya
  • 2 nights at the Dusit Thani Pattaya, Pattaya
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
  • In Bangkok, visit serene Wat Po, home of the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long
  • In Bangkok, visit serene Wat Po, home of the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long
  • Walk the Bridge over the River Kwai & explore the War Museum
  • Visit Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, used as a summer palace by the Siamese royalty
  • Marvel at Chai Wattanaram Temple, one of Ayutthaya’s most impressive remaining monuments
  • Pattaya, a seaside resort town with beautiful beaches and sparkling azure waters
  • Flights from the USA may arrive early on DAY 3. Sightseeing commences in the morning of Day 3
  • Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Depart for Thailand

  • Depart for Thailand
DAY 2: Arrive in Bangkok

  • Welcome to Thailand Arrive in exotic Bangkok and transfer to your hotel remainder of the day is at leisure. Time to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone
  • Overnight: Bangkok
DAY 3: Bangkok City Tour

  • This morning, take a tour that introduces you to Bangkok, the "City of Angels". Drive through Chinatown packed with hundreds of market stalls, street-side restaurants, and gold shops. On to colorful "Little India" with its bright hanging walls of glistening fabrics and the fragrant wholesale Flower Market. Visit serene Wat Po, (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) the oldest and largest temple in the city, with its astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long and almost 40 feet high. Drive via Royal Avenue where most of the Government offices are located and the Kings Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure before tonights orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 5:00 PM, followed by dinner at the hotel
  • Overnight: Bangkok
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 4: Full Day in Bangkok

  • Today we spend Half Day Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha, Morning tour of Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the adjoining Grand Palace. Together they form the most impressive sights for visitors to Bangkok. Wat Phra Kaew consists of over 100 brightly colored buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics, dating back to 1782, when Bangkok was founded. From Wat Phra Kaew continue to the Grand Palace. Despite the proximity of the two, theres a distinct contrast in style between the Thai-inspired Wat Phra Kaew and the European designs of the Grand Palace. It is important to note that this palace is used now only for occasional ceremonial purposes and is no longer the royal residence. countinued with Bangkok Canal Tour with Dinner, This afternoon, embark on a long tail boat ride along the Chao Phraya River. Pass by Wat Arun, "Temple of Dawn" and other iconic landmarks. Take in scenic views of both banks of the river as you glide through the water and observe the simple life of the locals living along the river. Afterwards, travel to dinner on a tuk-tuk, Thailands popular three-wheeled motorized taxi, to a local restaurant before returning to your hotel.
  • Overnight: Bangkok
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5: Travel to Kanchanaburi, Visit Bridge over River Kwai & War Museum

  • Travel southwest this morning to the vibrant Damnoen Saduak Floating Market observe how the ancient trading of wares is conducted between hundreds of local farmers and villagers aboard small sampan boats. The boats are fully loaded with all kinds of products including fruits, vegetables, dry goods, and freshly cooked food. From the Floating market, continue to the quiet provincial capital of Kanchanaburi, with its stunning natural beauty and beautiful rivers. Walk over the stone bridge at the River Kwai, one of the most famous rivers in the world, which gained international fame in the book and film, "Bridge on the River Kwai". The bridge, several museums, and cemeteries have respectfully preserved the history and memorialized the dead. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a hotel restaurant
  • Overnight: Kanchanaburi
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6: Full Day in Kanchanaburi

  • Today we spend Full Day Hellfire Pass & Death Railway with lunch, Depart early in the morning from Kanchanaburi to visit Hellfire Pass and the Death Railway. En route, stop at nearby Sai Yok National Park, known for its waterfalls, caves and rare wildlife. Here, visit the Sai Yok Noi Waterfall, the most popular attraction in the park. After lunch, continue to Hellfire Pass that derives its name from Allied Prisoners of War ordered by the Japanese authorities to complete the bridge and rail line earlier than scheduled. All POWs were forced to work day and night in the jungle, digging through the mountain with simple tools. More than 12,000 soldiers and 80,000 Thais perished during construction. Conclude the tour with a train ride that crosses the Bridge over River Kwai. 
  • Overnight: Kanchanaburi
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7: Travel to Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya City Tour

  • Depart Kanchanaburi and travel to Ayutthaya, the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai for over 400 years, once glorified as the largest city in Southeast Asia. In the center of the city lies Ayutthaya Historical Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can see the ruins of the former capital and its remaining palaces, monasteries, and towers - one can envision the grandeur and splendor that was once the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. After lunch, continue to the Chai Wattanaram Temple, built by King Prasat Thong, a commoner who overthrew the previous king and took his throne. Here, you can enjoy the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of Siam before dinner
  • Overnight: Ayutthaya
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8: Travel to Pattaya

  • Start your morning with a visit to Bang Pa-In Palace, a collection of beautiful buildings in various architectural styles, surrounded by a lake. Originally built by King Prasat Thong in 1632, this served as the Royal Summer Palace for the Thai Kings. Continue to Pattaya, a seaside resort on the East Coast of the Gulf of Thailand, with its beautiful beaches and sparkling azure waters. En route stop at a gem gallery to watch jewelry being made and learn more about the gems used. Arrive at the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure
  • Overnight: Pattaya
  • Meals: Breakfast
DAY 9: Full Day in Pattaya

  • Today is at leisure to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Perhaps, escape by speedboat to the stunning Coral island, brimming with an abundance of coral formations and underwater life or, visit the idyllic island of Koh Larn. Unwind at the beach or, try out some water sports, including waterskiing, parasailing, and windsurfing. Choose to visit the Pattaya Floating market, one of the biggest in the world. Separated into four sections, with each offering and representing items from the four major regions of Thailand. Here, you will find food and fruit stalls as well as souvenir shops. Tonight, time on your own to savor a delicious dinner at a seaside restaurant or enjoy the vibrant nightlife that the town is known for
  • Overnight: Pattaya
  • Meals: Breakfast
DAY 10: Depart Thailand

  • Transfer to the airport in Bangkok for your departure flight. The ride from your hotel to the airport will take about 2 hours
  • Meal: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Flights from the USA may arrive on DAY 3. Included sightseeing commences in the afternoon on Day 3.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Not Included
  • Optional tours and gratuities
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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