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Old Siam and the River Kwai + Koh Samet Extension

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Old Siam and the River Kwai + Koh Samet Extension - Explore!
Old Siam and the River Kwai + Koh Samet Extension - Explore!
Excellent
7 reviews
Starts
Bangkok
Destinations
+11
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, Beach, Wildlife
Operator
Explore!
Start and end in Bangkok! With the discovery tour Old Siam and the River Kwai + Koh Samet Extension, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through Bangkok, Thailand and 9 other destinations in Thailand. Old Siam and the River Kwai + Koh Samet Extension includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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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 en route to Sukhothai
  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
  10. Day 10: Return to Bangkok by boat and bus
  11. Day 11: Early morning transfer by minibus and ferry to Koh Samet
  12. Day 12: On Koh Samet; free time
  13. Day 13: On Koh Samet; free time
  14. Day 14: Return to Bangkok
  15. Day 15: 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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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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7 Reviews

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Good
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  • R
    Written on May 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Overall, it was a very good trip with a good group of people that got on well with an excellent tour guide. I will look at other Explore holiday's in the future for 2019.

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  • S
    Written on May 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    The number of Chinese tourists seems to grow exponentially. By European standards they are noisy and can make hotel experiences rather fraught.

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  • A
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    A great trip, well-organised. A great mixture of culture, beautiful scenery and good food (cooking class was great).

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  • D
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    It has prepared me to go back on my own and look at Thailand in more detail.

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  • A
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    Le Charme resort was lovely but the following hotel was poor.

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  • P
    Written on May 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    A brilliant experience superbly delivered - thank you

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  • D
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Great trip with a good variety of experiences.

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Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Thailand. Ideally 10 days before travel.
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Location
Start and end in Bangkok.
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Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 16 September 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 16 September 2019, a minimum payment of $99 is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,696 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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