Wat Arun, Bangkok
Aboard a private long-tail boat, we navigate Bangkok's Chao Phraya River for a close-up look at the homes, temples, and everyday life along the river. Our stops include elaborately decorated Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn).
Photo by Kushch Dmitry / 123RF
Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Lodging:||2 nights hotel (First Class or Deluxe option)|
|Meals:||Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)|
Walking tours, river cruising, and cultural exploration
Visa RequirementsA visa is not required for U.S. citizens visiting Thailand for stays of 30 days or less.
Our Trips using this Extension
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Bhutan Private Journey
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Bhutan: The Chomolhari and Laya Trek
Burma: Wonders of the Golden Land
Everest and Annapurna Private Journey
Everest Lodge to Lodge
Everest Private Journey
Festivals of Bhutan
Hiker's Journey to Bhutan
Himalayan Mountain Kingdoms
Trek to Everest Base Camp
Trekking in Dolpo
Vietnam and Cambodia Private Journey
Choosing the Right Trip
We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.
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.
Bangkok City Sights
Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your hotel, with the remainder of the day at leisure. The following day, meet your guide and board a private longtail boat for a ride on Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, a fascinating journey through the winding klongs (waterways) that offers a close-up look at everyday life along the river. Visit the Royal Barge Museum, where eight ornately decorated royal barges, used in formal processions, are displayed, then continue to Wat Arun, Bangkok’s most well known landmark. A climb up its steep central tower (taller than a 20-story building) affords river-encompassing views. Continue to the dazzling Grand Palace and visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), with its solid jade image of the Buddha, Throne Hall, State Reception Hall, and Coronation Hall. After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll stop at Wat Pho, home to the enormous, 150-foot-long, gold-plated Reclining Buddha, and the wholesale market at Pak Klong Talad, where a vast variety of orchids and colorful flowers are sold. Overnights at hotel...Meals on your own Day 1; BL on Day 2
Bangkok / Depart
Morning at leisure until noon check out. Transfer to the Bangkok airport for departure...B
Note: We also offer a 4 day/3 night extension that includes a day trip to Ayutthaya. Please call for details.
Prices valid through Spring 2016
First Class Option (Royal Orchid Sheraton)$645 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $1065
Single supplement: $175
Deluxe Option (The Peninsula)$820 per person, double occupancy
Solo Traveler: $1440
Single supplement: $375
Prices are not guaranteed until services are confirmed.
more on pricing
Extension Cost Includes:
- Services of local English-speaking guide
- Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Activities as indicated and entrance fees for activities listed
- Ground transportation and transfers as indicated
Extension Cost Does Not Include:International airfare; any additional hotel nights that may be needed before or after your extension; airport departure taxes; any meals not specified after each itinerary day; gratuities to local guides, drivers, and transfer agents; pre-trip expenses of medical immunizations; visa fees (if applicable); travel insurance; any other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, sodas, laundry, etc.).
Hotels in Bangkok
Days 1 to 2 (2 nights), Bangkok, Thailand
In Bangkok, we stay at one of the following properties based on choice of accommodation and availability:
Note: Listed above are our signature accommodations for this trip. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.