Discover the Beautiful Cultural Monuments of Bangkok

Overview

Discover the wealth of beautiful cultural monuments of Bangkok, one of Asia’s most exciting cities. With a private guide, journey by private longtail boat through the winding klongs (waterways) of the Chao Phraya River, then spend the day visiting the city’s ornate and beautiful sites, including Wat Arun, Bangkok’s most well known landmark, the dazzling Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the enormous gold-plated Reclining Buddha, and the vibrant market at Pak Klong Talad, where a vast variety of orchids and colorful flowers are sold.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Bangkok, Thailand

Arrive and transfer to your hotel...meals on your own

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Day 2
Bangkok City Sights

This morning you'll meet your guide and drive to Wat Pho in time to experience the monks' morning chanting ritual. Wat Pro is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok and houses the famous 148-foot reclining gold-plated Buddha as well as the original school of traditional Thai massage. From here, a tuk-tuk ride brings you to Pak Klong Taland Flower Market then onward to the spectacular Grand Palace, home to the most revered Buddha image in Thailand, and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (which is actually made of jade or jasper). After a visit to Wat Arun, once the grand royal temple of King Rama II, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then take a one-hour boat ride on the klongs of the Chao Phraya River. In Chinatown, which offers a first-hand look at Old Bangkok, walk along Yaowarat Road, with its shops selling everything from gold and garments to antiques and musical instruments. In this colorful neighborhood, have a cup of Chinese tea with the locals at a very old teaship (it dates to 1782). Explore the bustling Talad Kao Market, where a variety of food, fresh fruits, and Chinese herbs are on display. Overnight at hotel...BL

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Day 3
Bangkok / Depart

Morning at leisure until noon check out. Transfer to the Bangkok airport for departure...B

Special Note(s):
-Airline flights (to/from Bangkok) are not included in the Tour Cost. Wilderness Travel can book these flights for you at additional cost, or you can book them on your own.
-If you are interested in a longer stay in Bangkok, please call us for details and pricing.
-For religious reasons, all visitors must cover their shoulders and remove their shoes before entering temples. Long pants are necessary, as shorts and short skirts are not permitted.

Details

Length: 3 days
Cost From: $675  
Arrive: Bangkok, Thailand
Depart: Bangkok, Thailand
Lodging: 2 nights hotel (First Class or Deluxe option)
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Cultural Adventures
Trip Level:

Walking tours, river cruising, and cultural exploration

Visa Requirements

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens visiting Thailand for stays of 30 days or less.