7-Day Kanchanaburi, River Kwai & Ayutthaya

Tour Route: Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

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  • Tour Code: ODY-TH-004
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Travel Date: Private tour with flexible travel date
  • Price Inclusions: All transportation mentioned in the itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
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Day 1: International Arrival, Bangkok

Welcome to Thailand! On arrival in Bangkok, your guide will meet you and take you to the hotel. After check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight: Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok Sightseeing

Following breakfast, set out to visit Wat Traimit, 'Temple of the Golden Buddha' famous for its 900-year-old and five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image. Continue to see Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, which is one of the most published images of Bangkok.

After that, explore Wat Po, this city's largest and oldest temple housing the largest single Buddha image - the Reclining Buddha.

After lunch, come to the highlight of today's tour - the renowned Grand Palace, one of the must-sees that adjoin Wat Phra Kaew, the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. After this, you will visit Jim Thompson House before you get back to the hotel and free at leisure. 

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Bangkok - Kanchanaburi

In the early morning, you'll visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (about 2 hours drive away from Bangkok). Then you will be escorted to Kanchanaburi. Board a train along the Burma Railway built by Japanese prisoners of war and Indonesian slave laborers. Next, visit the JEATH War Museum (World War II Museum) and take a photo at the Bridge over the River Kwai, where the famous movie The Bridge On River Kwai was filmed.

Overnight: Kanchanaburi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Kanchanaburi, Elephant Camp

In the morning, drive to the elephant camp near Kanchanaburi, where you will have chances to touch, feed the elephants. Enjoy water rafting along the river before backing to the hotel in Kanchanaburi for relaxing.

Overnight: Kanchanaburi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya

After breakfast, depart for Ayutthaya (about 2.5 hours drive), the former Capital of Thailand by private van. Today you will tour Wat Chai Wattanaram, one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, Wat Phra Sri Sanpetch, the largest temple in Ayutthaya, Viharn Mongkol Bophit, the former Royal Temple built in 1610 and restored in 1956, and Wat Mahathat, one of the 10 royal temples of the highest class in Bangkok. Nearby is Wat Ratchaburana, the most significant feature of which is the 600-year-old stupa that enshrines relics of the Buddha.

Overnight: Ayutthaya
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Ayutthaya - Bangkok

After breakfast, you will drive back to Bangkok from Ayutthaya (about 1-hour drive). Pay a visit to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace en route. Check in your hotel in Bangkok and do some shopping on your own for the rest of the day.

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Bangkok, Departure

Enjoy the free time on your own before your driver drives you to the airport for the onward flight. 

Meal: Breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of the properties we selected are either located in the downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance in accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedback from our previous clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes, and cultural backgrounds.

 

Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower, and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pickup. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Meals

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Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during the tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

Lunch

Lunches are usually set menu at the handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

 

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

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You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for the best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

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Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

 

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