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Bangkok Extension

Discover the Beautiful Cultural Monuments of Bangkok


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 Pho 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). Continue with a walk to a nearby pier, and enjoy a one-hour long-tailed boat ride on the “klongs” (canals) of the Thonburi District, along the Chao Phraya River. Next, stop at Wat Arun, once the grand royal temple of King Rama II. After lunch at a local restaurant, cross the river and drive to 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. 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):

  • 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.



Length: 3 days
Cost From: $995  
Arrive: Bangkok, Thailand
Depart: Bangkok, Thailand
Lodging: 2 nights hotel (First Class or Deluxe option)
Meals: Meals as indicated
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.