Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Koh Jum

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Day 1 : ARRIVAL IN BANGKOK : SAWASDEE ! (-/-/-)

English speaking guide and private transportation


"We start our descent to Bangkok. Please return to your seat and fasten your seat belt", announces the chief cabin attendant. In less than 30 minutes, your plane will land in Bangkok, the "City of Angels" and capital of the Kingdom of Thailand.


When you leave the plane, you will be greeted by a privileged welcome: assistance and a porter will be waiting for you with a personalized sign.


At the exit of the airport, you will be directed to your private vehicle for a transfer to the hotel. As the urban landscape unfolds before your eyes, you will feel the first sensations of the "Land of smiles", as Thailand is nicknamed.


Room available from 14:00. Free dinner and night at the hotel.


 

Day 2 : BANGKOK - DISCOVER THE UNUSUAL (Breakfast/-/-)

English-speaking guide and local transportation

  • 09:30 am Departure from the hotel by taxi to Saphan Taksin pier.

  • 10:00 am Take a taxi boat trip to Pra Athit district.

  • 11:00 am Start of the electric scooter ride

  • 12:30 pm Lunch at leisure

  • 1:30 pm Visit of Wat Phra Kaew

  • 3:00 pm Visit of the Wat pho

  • 4:00 pm Visit of the flower market

  • 5:00 pm Walk in China Town

  • 6:30 pm Return to the hotel

  • Dinner at leisure


For this first day, you will start the discovery of the City of Angels by immersing yourself in the daily life of Bangkokians by local transport, bringing you closer to the inhabitants on their way to work. After a short taxi ride, you will take the popular water taxi up the Chao-Praya River to the Grand Palace, then a tuk-tuk will take you to the meeting place to start your discovery by electric e-scooter, the best kept secrets of the historic district.


An original experience that will take you where few tourists can go, closer to the communities that live in narrow and sometimes hidden streets. An easy ride accessible to all, with unexpected encounters and unusual places such as a small canal, an improbable mural fresco, or even a retro cafe... The surprise effect and smiles are guaranteed. Bangkokers are not yet used to this new way of riding! Lunch at leisure in a small local restaurant in the neighborhood.


You will embark on a tuk-tuk, which will drive you to the Grand Palais. This vibrant capital city is not finished surprising you. Here you willl visit the main temples, including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) and Wat Pho, which has an impressive 45-meter long reclining Buddha. Optional : Try a traditional foot massage of 30 min. To continue you day you will have a stop at Pak Khlong Talad, the famous flower market, then you will continue your stroll in Yaowarat. Here you will discover the historic Chinese district of Bangkok, where you will get lost in its narrow shopping streets with small hidden temples. Dinner at leisure and return to your hotel. Night at hotel.


 

Day 3 : BANGKOK – MAHACHAI – KANCHANABURI (Breakfast/-/-)

English speaking guide and a private transportation


  • 07:30 am Departure from your hotel to Mahachai

  • 09 :00 am Visit of the fish market

  • 09:30 am Crossing Thachalum by trishaws.

  • 10:10 am Train to Mae Klong

  • 11:30 am Route to Kanchanaburi

  • 12:00 pm Lunch at leisure

  • 3:00 pm Check-in at the hotel

  • Dinner at leisure


After exiting the Southern Highway, the minivan branches off to Mahachai before parking near the town hall. This fishing port is known for its large fish and shellfish market, very lively in the morning. The local specialty: squid and octopus. They are eaten in salad, grilled or even dried. You will take the ferry reserved for pedestrians and motorcycles to cross the Tachin river to Thachalum. A small village as we like it, so close to the big megalopolis and so close to the provincial life, where time passes more slowly.


Rickshaws will take you directly to the small cultural center that traces the life of the community and the local legends and customs. A little further on, at the bend of an alley, stands a temple. Among many others ? No ! This one is unique. Entirely made of wood and gilding, it is quite simply a jewel of architecture of a well hidden period. The rickshaw ride stops a few meters further, at the tiny station of Ban Laem.


The train, a bit old-fashioned, open to the wind, is about to leave for an hour ride through the salt marshes landscapes where white egrets and other waders come to feed. Mae Klong is in sight, the convoy arrives at its terminus by crossing a market where the stalls are immediately arranged to let the locomotive pass before being unpacked again. Tourists are numerous to observe this unusual ballet !

On the riverside, just a short distance away from the small trawlers glued together, you will be invited to taste the fish and seafood dishes that have made the reputation of the region.


After lunch, departure for Kanchanaburi. Arrival at your hotel and relaxation. Enjoy the swimming pool at the edge of the lake and the hot spring water jacuzzis. Dinner at leisure and night at the hotel.

 

Day 4 : KANCHANABURI – DAY AT LEISURE (Breakfast/-/Dinner)

English speaking guide and private transportation


  • 10:30 am Departure from your hotel and visit of the "Hellfire pass".

  • 12:00 pm Free lunch at the entrance of Erawan National Park

  • Stroll and swim in the park

  • 4:00 pm Back to your hotel

  • 7:30 pm Dinner at the hotel

The Hellfire Pass (or Hell Gate) is a center dedicated to the memory of the Japanese prisoners of war who built a railway during World War II through the jungle linking Thailand to Burma. A walk through the rocky passages cleared with dynamite helps to understand what the convicts endured. Lunch (at leisure) of local specialties will be taken at the foot of the Erawan National Park, a magnificent jungle setting crossed by a succession of waterfalls extending over seven levels before flowing into the Khwae Yai River. A hiking trail (700 meters of elevation) allows to reach several natural pools with turquoise waters where it is good to swim in a most refreshing water!


 

Day 5 : KANCHANABURI – MEET THE ELEPHANT OF THAILAND (Breakfast/Lunch/-)

Join-in (transfer & group excursion) with English speaking guide

• 9:00 am Departure from your hotel

• 9:45 am Start of elephant interaction activities

• 12:00 pm Lunch on site included

• 3:30 pm End of the program and return to the hotel

• 7:00 pm Dinner at the hotel included


This morning, meeting with the most emblematic animal of the kingdom. Long used by the wood industry and then in the tourist industry, the Asian elephant today benefits from a change in mentality and is now protected and cared for in sanctuaries dedicated to its well-being. Departure to the Elephant World sanctuary. Through various playful activities, you will share a privileged moment in the respect of the most sacred animal of Thailand. Local lunch on site.

Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Enjoy the facilities and the magnificent view from the restaurant. Dinner at leisure at the hotel.

 

Day 6 : KANCHANABURI – BANGKOK - KOH JUM (Breakfast/-/-)

English speaking guide and a private transportation


● Private transfer to Bangkok airport (175km, 3h00 drive)

● Transfer from Krabi airport to the pier (about 30 minutes)

● Crossing by boat (about 40 minutes)


According to the schedule, transfer to Bangkok airport for your flight___ to ___ to Krabi (Flight not included). Upon arrival, transfer to the pier and board a traditional boat for a crossing to Koh Jum Island. Transfer by local cab and check-in to the hotel. Meals at leisure.


 

Day 7 & DAY 8: KOH JUM (Breakfast /-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel. Day and meals at leisure. Night at the hotel.


 

Day 9 : CHA AM - BANGKOK (Breakfast /-/-)

Private transfer


● Transfer from Krabi airport to the pier (about 30 minutes)

● Crossing by boat (about 40 minutes)


According to the schedule, transfer from the hotel to the pier in Koh Jum and then board for a boat trip to the mainland. Board your private minivan for a transfer to Krabi airport for your flight.