Bangkok- kanchanaburi - cha-am
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A great family experience for a deliciously authentic adventure. After discovering the kept secrets of Bangkok, you will discover the exceptional region of Kanchanaburi in the middle of a luxuriant jungle. A well deserved rest on the beautiful long beach of Cha Am.
The discovery of Bangkok as close as possible to the Thai way of life. Visit of the Royal Palace and Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, and Chinatown.
The night stroll in Chinatown, the most vibrant part of Bangkok and the most famous for its street food.
The discovery of the fish market of Mahachai
The scenic train ride to Mae Klong and its amazing market on the railway tracks
Erawan National Park and its famous waterfalls.
The meeting with the sacred Asian elephant.
Day 1: ARRIVAL TO BANGKOK: SAWASDEE! (-/-/-)
Arrival in Bangkok by flight.
"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. Dinner at leisure and night at the hotel.
Day 2: BANGKOK (Breakfast/-/-)
English-speaking guide and the use of local transportations
09:30 am Departure from the hotel by cab to Saphan Taksin pier.
10:00 am Taxi boat trip to Pra Athit district.
11:00 am Electric scooter ride
12:30 pm Lunch at leisure
1:30 pm Visit of Wat Phra Kaew
3:00 pm Visit of 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 of discovery of the City of Angels (the name of Bangkok in Thai), immerse yourself in the daily life of Bangkok by local transport, close to the inhabitants on their way to work. After a short cab ride, you will take the popular cab boat up the Chao-Praya River to the Royal Palace, then a tuk-tuk will take you to the meeting place to discover by Segway electric scooter the best kept secrets of the historic district. An original experience to go where few tourists can go, closer to the communities that live in narrow and sometimes hidden streets. An easy ride accessible to all, with the liking of encounters and unusual places - here a small canal, there an improbable mural fresco, they’re again a retro café... Effect of surprise and smiles guaranteed, Bangkokians are not yet used to this new way of riding!
Lunch at leisure in a small local restaurant in the neighborhood.
You will then tu-tuk your way to the Grand Palais. This vibrant capital city will never stop surprising you. 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. You can (optional) try a traditional foot massage of 30 min.
After a stop at Pak Khlong Talad, the famous flower market, you will continue your stroll in Yaowarat, the historic Chinese district of Bangkok where you will get lost in its narrow shopping streets with small hidden temples. Back to your hotel.
Day 3: BANGKOK – MAHACHAI – KANCHANABURI (Breakfast/-/-)
English-speaking guide and private transportation
7:30 am Departure from your hotel in Bangkok to Mahachai
9:00 am Visit of the fish market
9:30 am Crossing Thachalum by Rickshaws
10:10 am Train to Mae Klong
11:10 am Visit of the railway market
11:30 am Route to the River Kwai
12:00 pm Lunch at leisure
3:00 pm Check-in at the hotel
7:30 pm Dinner at the hotel
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!
Departure for the river Kwai. Lunch at leisure along the way in a fish and shellfish restaurant, a local specialty. Arrival at your hotel and rest of day at leisure.
Day 4: KANCHANABURI – DAY AT LEISURE (Breakfast/-/Dinner)
English-Speaking guide and private vehicle
• 10:30 am Departure from your hotel and visit of the "Hellfire pass".
• 12:00 pm Lunch at leisure at the entrance of the national
• Stroll 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 – MEETING WITH THE ELEPHANTS (Breakfast/Lunch/-)
Group excursion with English-speaking accompaniment
09:00 am Departure from your hotel.
3:30 pm End of the program.
7:00 pm Dinner at leisure at the hotel.
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 kept in sanctuaries dedicated to its well being. Departure to the Elephant World sanctuary. Through various playful activities, you will share a privileged moment with your family 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.
Day 6: KANCHANABURI – CHA AM (Breakfast/-/-)
English-speaking guide and a private vehicle
• 11:00 am Departure from your hotel.
• 12:00 pm Lunch at leisure by the river.
• Private transfer to your hotel in Cha Am (189km, 2h45 drive).
Morning at leisure and departure from your hotel around 11:00 am. Drive to the city of Kanchanaburi and lunch will be at leisure upon arrival by the river. After lunch, departure to Cha Am. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel at rest of day at leisure.
Day 7 & DAY 8: CHA AM (Breakfast/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Day and meals at leisure. Night at the hotel.
Day 9: CHA AM – BANGKOK <RETURN FLIGHT> (Breakfast/-/-)
According to the schedule, transfer from your hotel to the Bangkok airport
During the tour, private air-conditioned vehicle (except boats – Local taxi - etc)
Accommodation in double rooms in the indicated hotels.
The meals specified in the program
Your local English speaking guide according to your program.
Visits mentioned in the program and entrance fees to tourist sites and national parks.
Hotel taxes and service
Our 24-hour English-speaking hotline in case of emergency during your trip
Visa fees (If necessary)
Beverages and personal expenses
The tips for the guides are about 5 USD per night per person.
Repatriation and Health Insurance