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Old Siam and the River Kwai - Explore!
Old Siam and the River Kwai - Explore!
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Starts
Bangkok
Destinations
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Ends
Bangkok
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Highlights

  • Explore the glittering Grand Palace complex in Bangkok
  • Gaze in awe at the temple of the Reclining Buddha
  • Visit the serene hillside Doi Suthep Temple of Chang Mai
  • Bathe the elephants at the Lampang Sanctuary
Age range
14 to 85 year olds
Max Group Size
18
Travel style
Discovery, Wildlife, Christmas & New Year
Start and end in Bangkok! With the discovery tour Old Siam and the River Kwai, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through Bangkok, Thailand and 8 other destinations in Thailand. Old Siam and the River Kwai includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • V
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.3 - Excellent

    This was on the whole an excellent trip and I consider we were lucky with the Explore team I was paired with except the lady in charge of our airport transfer.

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  • S
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    Could have been a day or two longer (eg in Chaingmai) but overall accomodauquakiru was better than on some trips

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  • S
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Highlights elephant sanctuary, rice barge, train journey river Kwai and raft hotel.

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  • S
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    My first trip with explore - excellent, would recommend to others.

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  • R
    Written on April 26, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Yes we really liked the tour and there were 6 other great people in our group.

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  • Old Siam and the River Kwai reviewer 6
    Written on February 28, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very well organized from start to finish.. Woody was great. I have been doing such trips for 33 years with Intrepid and Perigrine all similar but your Accomodations better

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  • Old Siam and the River Kwai reviewer 7
    Written on December 2, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Amazing tour with a lot of cultural insights!

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join tour in Bangkok
    Start point Royal Rattankosin Hotel, Hotel reception, 2 Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand 13:00
  2. Day 2: In Bangkok, visit Grand Palace; sleeper train to Chiang Mai
  3. Day 3: Arrive in Chiang Mai; visit Doi Suthep temple; walking tour of Old Town
  4. Day 4: In Chiang Mai, included visit to Elephant Nature Park
  5. Day 5: Drive to Si Satchanalai temple ruins and continue to homestay in Nathon Chan village
  6. Day 6: In Sukothai, explore old city ruins by bicycle; drive to Uthai Thani via UNESCO site of Kamphaengphet
  7. Day 7: Visit morning market; travel by boat and bus to Ayutthaya; visit Royal Palace
  8. Day 8: Drive to Kanchanaburi; journey on Death Railway and by boat on River Kwai; overnight in raft houses
  9. Day 9: - In Kanchanburi, take bamboo rafts on River Kwai; visit Mon minority village or Lawa Cave
  10. Day 10: Return to Bangkok via Maeklong railway market
  11. Day 11: Tour ends in Bangkok
    End point Royal Rattankosin Hotel, Hotel reception, 2 Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand 09:00

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    Good selection of different tours to different destinations available online. Online chat available (with transcript) online. Knowledgeable agents ready to answer questions. Accumulate credits when you book and can spend them when booking another tour through TourRadar.

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Location
Start and end in Bangkok.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Explore! booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 24 July 2019 the full payment of $1,588 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1588 for Old Siam and the River Kwai, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,359 km.
  • Bangkok (Thailand)
  • 582 km
  • Chiang Mai (Thailand)
  • 11 km
  • Doi Suthep Pui National Park (Thailand)
  • 11 km
  • Chiang Mai (Thailand)
  • 2 km
  • Elephant Nature Park (Thailand)
  • 172 km
  • Si Satchanalai Historical Park (Thailand)
  • 47 km
  • Sukhothai (Thailand)
  • 182 km
  • Uthai Thani (Thailand)
  • 128 km
  • Ayutthaya (Thailand)
  • 119 km
  • Kanchanaburi (Thailand)
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