Bangkok – Bang Pa In – Ayutthaya
Early departure from your hotel in Bangkok to
Bang Pa In,
the former summer residence of the Chakri Royal Family. After a walk around
the large and well maintained site, you take a long tail boat ride to Ayutthaya, where you take
your lunch at a river restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit the
historic temples and rouines of the former Siamese Capital Ayutthaya, like
Wat Sri Sampeht and Wat Chai Yai Mongkol Bopith. Dinner and overnight at a
middle class hotel in Ayutthaya.
2. Day: Ayutthaya – Suphanburi - Kanchanaburi
After breakfast at the hotel you depart via Suphanburi and further to Kanchanaburi. Lunch at a
local restaurant along the route. Early afternon you reach a pier,
where you take a long tail boat for the ride on the River Kwae Noi.
Approximately a 10 minutes drive upstream
are the Jungle Rafts chained like pearls along the river banks.
The resort consists of simple rustic bamboo rafts, lovely build and
decorated only with natural materials. Every visitor immediately feels in
harmony with the nature, which is breathtakingly unfolding around the rafts
- jungle covered mountains on both sides of the river. There is no
electricity on the rafts, kerosene lamps are provided in the evening.
In the middle of the raft-chain there is an open restaurant.
Enjoy the unique atmosphere and nature while relaxing in the hammock in
front of your room or take a swim in the river. After dinner you will enjoy
a traditional dance performance of the Burmese "Mon".
3. Day: Jungle Raft Hotel – Hellfire Pass
After breakfast at the resort you start an a half day excursion by boat
/ minibus to the Hellfire Pass. Lunch will be served at the Jungle Raft. In
the afternoon you got time for own activities, like a walk to the nearby Mon
village, a traditional massage or just for enjoying the river and the
nature. Dinner and overnight.
4. Day: River
After breakfast you return by boat to the pier, where your minibus is
waiting already. After a short drive you reach the Wang Po Elephant Camp,
where you take a 45 minutes elephant ride through the jungle and the shallow
river banks, followed by a "Bamboo Rafting" trip. After the 30 minute
rafting tour you will watch a performance of the working elephants. After lunch
at Tham Krasae you will ride a short distance in the famous "Death Train"
along the spectacular Wang Po Viaduct. After you visit the historic
Phrasat Muang Sing,
which was build by the
during the early Angkor Period.
In the late afternoon you arrive at the Felix River Kwae Hotel in
Kanchanaburi, where you still have some time to enjoy the beautiful large
garden and pool area. Dinner at a river restaurant and overnight.
5. Day: River Kwae – Bangkok
After breakfast you visit the JEATH "World War II" museum, the Allied War
Cemetery and the Bridge Over The River Kwae. After lunch at a river
restaurant starting your way back to Bangkok. Arrival in Bangkok in the
Included in the price:
4 nights accommodation
English speaking tour guide
Private minibus with driver
Entrance fees for mentioned programs
Drinks during meals