6 Days Central Thailand Highlight

Bangkok, Ayuttaya, Kanchanaburi

Tour Code: TAT-Thailand-08

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from: US$853 Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  • Visit the capital city of Thailand, discover the highlight attractions in the city
  • Explore the cultural relics in Ayutthaya, a World Heritage on the UNESCO's list
  • Take a soft adventure to Kanchanaburi, visit the historical sites around the River Kwai

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Day 1 Arrival Bangkok

Transfer service to hotel

Meals: Now meal
Overnight: In Bangkok

 

Arrive at Bangkok Airport, meet and greet with a local guide. Then transfer to the hotel for check-in and give some more information about your trip to Bangkok. 

Day 2 Bangkok

Wat Pho, Wat Phra Kaew, Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Giant Swing Hike to Golden Mount

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: In Bangkok

 

Depart from the hotel to Rattanakosin Island, the original area of Bangkok when it was first established as the capital over 200 years ago. Visit Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), founded in the 16th century, the oldest and biggest temple with the largest number of pagodas (95 in all) in the city. Wat Pho was the first open university in Thailand that offered courses in several branches of knowledge like literature, astrology, medicine, and massage. It’s well known for its huge Reclining Buddha, 46 m. long and 15 m. high.

 

Visit Wat Phra Kaew, the most beautiful and important Buddhist temple in Thailand. It is so richly and intricately decorated that, once entering the temple, you will feel as if you are in a real city of angels. Visit the Grand Palace, an area of 218,400 sq. meters, and is surrounded by walls built-in 1782. The length of the four walls is 1,900 meters. Within these walls are situated government offices and the Chapel Royal of the Emerald Buddha besides the royal residences.

Wat Trim

 

Visit Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn is one of Bangkok’s best-known landmarks. It stands on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River in Thon Buri. Wat Arun is best seen from the opposite bank of the river; it glistens in the sunlight during the day and stands dark and noble at dawn or dusk. A visit to the beautiful, peaceful monastery complex surrounding the familiar towers is very worthwhile. These towers, the Phra Prang, although best-known, are the only part of Wat Arun. It also contains narrow lanes; elegant, old white buildings; shrines, pools of turtles; and two fine giants, Yuk Wat Jaeng, mortal enemies of the Yuk Wat Po across the river.

 

Continue to visit magnificent frescoes and Giant Swing out front. Located in front of Wat Suthat, it was formerly used in an old Brahmin ceremony. Giant Swing Hike up to the Golden Mount to pay respect to the Buddha’s relics. The platform on its top level is still a great place to enjoy a 360-degree panorama of Bangkok’s old district. 

 

The Golden Mount is part of the Wat Saket temple located just outside the old royal city precincts, next to the Pom Mahakhan fort. The Golden Mount was the tallest structure in Bangkok and it’s also used to suspect fire accidents. Continue to visit Wat Benchamabopit or Marble Temple, one of the most modern works of Thai religious architecture. Graceful and tranquil, it is famous for its main chapel built in white Carara Italian marble to house a replica of Thailand’smost beautiful Buddha image, Phra Phutthachinarat. 
Transfer back to the hotel. Free time at your leisure. Overnight in Bangkok. 

Day 3 Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

Drive Ayutthaya, Wat Yai Chaimongkon, Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Chaiwatthanaram,

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Bangkok

 

Depart for Ayutthaya, located 76 km. North of Bangkok. It was one of Indo-China's most prosperous cities and is one of Thailand's major historical attractions. The grandeur of Ayutthaya is reflected by numerous magnificent structures and ruins concentrated in and around the city island surrounded by the Chao Phraya, Pa Sak, and Lop Buri Rivers. The area, well conserved as a historical park, has been included in UNESCO's list of World Heritage since 1991.

 

Visit Wat Yai Chaimongkon. A large working wat, with ruins that appear in some of the well-known photos of temples in Thailand. It features a large reclining Buddha in saffron robes in its own ruined when, and, most spectacularly, a huge chedi swathed in golden cloth set in a courtyard which is lined by Buddha images all wearing saffron robes. Very photogenic. Continue to Ayutthaya Ancient Palace, which was originally built by King U-Thong in the 14th  century, and was expanded over the years. These pavilions were completely destroyed in 1767, leaving only brick foundations, porticos, and walls. 

Ayutthaya Historic Park

 

Visit Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit - a large bronze cast Buddha image was originally enshrined in the open area outside the Grand Palace and later covered by a building in the reign of king Songtham. During the fall of Ayutthaya, the building was badly destroyed by fire. The one currently seen was reconstructed, but does not have as beautiful craftsmanship as the previous one. The open area east of the sanctuary was where the royal cremation ceremonies took place. 


Visit Wat Phra Si Sanphet. This is the most important temple within the Royal Palace compound and the original from which the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok has been copied. Three outstanding Ceylonese-style pagodas were built during the 15th century to enshrine the ashes of three Ayutthayan kings.

 

Lunch will be provided at a riverside restaurant.

 

Across the Rivers to the south of the Island. Visit Wat Chaiwatthanaram, one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, was established by the command of King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. It is believed that the wat is located on the site of his former home. The reason for building this monastery was to make merit for his mother. Prince Damrong Rachanuphap noted that its architecture was similar to that of Angkor Wat and inferred that the wat might have been built to commemorate the king's victory over Cambodia.

 

Leave from Ayutthaya pass green paddy fields, villages, and temples then return to Bangkok.

 

Day 4 Bangkok - Kanchanaburi

Drive to Kanchanaburi, JEATH War Museum, Death Railway and Train Ride, Soi Yoke Elephant Camp, Bamboo Raft Adventure

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: In Kanchanaburi

 

Depart for Kanchanaburi, located 128 kilometers (80 miles) west of Bangkok. It is Thailand’s third-largest province with an area of 19,486 square kilometers. The provincial area is mountainous and has the west border next to Myanmar. (2.5 hours' drive).

 

Visit JEATH War Museum, a realistic depiction of prisoner of war living quarters, with photographic, pictorial, and physical memorabilia dating from World War II. Continue to Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. It contains the remains of 6,982 war prisoners (mostly the British, Dutch, Australian, and American) who lost their lives during the construction of the Bridge over the River Kwai and the railway to Burma (the Death Railway).

 

Then visit the world-famous Bridge over the River Kwai, a part of the Death Railway constructed by Allied prisoners of war. Take leisurely walks around town and pictures on the world-renowned Death Railway. Train ride on Death Railway through magnificent scenery, passing over the original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied POWs.

Death Railway

 

Visit Soi Yoke Elephant Camp. Feeding the food to elephants at Soi Yoke Elephant Camp. Then experience an exciting elephant ride into the jungle for 45 minutes past bamboo trees and hanging creepers. Continue the trip by taking a bamboo raft adventure for 30-45 minutes along River Kwai back to the camp.

 

Transfer to Resotel Pier. Take a long-tailed boat from the pier to get to the resort, passing by unspoiled mountainous jungle scenery.

Day 5 Kanchanaburi - Bangkok

Srinakarin Dam, Erawan Waterfall, Drive back to Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: In Bangkok

 

After breakfast, transfer to visit Srinakarin Dam, the country’s largest hydro-power producer of electricity. Listen to a lecture and take pictures around the reservoir.

 

Depart the dam for the largest and most beautiful waterfall in the western region, Erawan Waterfall is on the bank of Kwai Yai River in Khao Salop (Erawan) National Park. It is about 2,000 meters tall and divided into 7 levels. The atmosphere in this always-verdant national park is serene, peaceful, and rich with innumerable plant and flower species, perfectly conducive to sightseeing and trekking. Relax, swim, and enjoy natural surroundings at your own leisure

 

Lunch at a local restaurant.

 

Leave from Kanchanaburi pass green paddy fields, villages, and temples then return to Bangkok.  (2-2.5 hours' drive)

Erawan Waterfall

 

Day 6 Departure Bangkok

Transfer to airport

Meals: Breakfast

 

Free time until your private transfer to the Bangkok airport.

 

Service ends

Price Includes

  • Internal flight or train as specified
  • Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  • Private licensed English speaking guide and driver service
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  • All attraction entrance fees as specified
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary

 

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets or train tickets for arrival and departure
  • Gratuities to your tour guide and driver at your own discretion
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours, meals, activities, and services
  • Comprehensive travel insurance

 

Remarks:

-The reference prices are based on a group of 6 persons, with local 4- start superior accommodation

-The prices are not valid during the national holidays. Please feel free to contact us to ask the detailed prices based on your traveling dates and group size.

Traveler Reviews

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John McLean

5.0

We really loved Thailand and Laos, the accommodation was great and the trips excellent as were both our guides the only reason for not giving 5 stars is because when we arrived in Bangkok early morning after a sleepless flight we were told our room would not be ready till 2pm. We were exhausted but had to wait in the reception for 4-5 hrs even though the hotel was half empty due to coronavirus. We did understand that is hotel's regulation. I would just like to say that our guide Ken was exceptional. He helped us to communicate with the hotel and let us check in around 10 a.m. He also would not leave us until we were at the airport with tickets in hand. I really do hope that you recognise his dedication and professionalism.

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MichelleCarmen

5.0

Yes I would recommend TopAsiaTour and use again. Lily who helped me with my booking was friendly and efficient and took her time to sort out any queries I had. She also kept contact with us during trip to ensure we had a good time. All the guide and drivers are patient and kind. TopAsiaTour offer great holidays and we would certainly use them again.

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Daniel

5.0

Excellent
Both Jose and Nancy are very friendly, funny, responsible, trustworthy, and well-organized people, who love their job. I'm feeling lucky that exactly they were my tour guides. I strongly recommend them. Also thanks to TopAsiaTour, you really make me a lifetime trip to Asia. Definitely will travel with TopAsiaTour again. 

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Patricia Stewart

5.0

What a trip!
Thank you for arranging such a fantastic trip to Thailand. This was my first holiday since the pandemic. Our guide Linda was amazing from the minute we met to saying our goodbyes. What a great way to discover a country with someone so knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. She made sure we were all ok, healthy and happy with any suggestions she made. It was so nice to be with someone so full of energy - all week, with 9 of us! And so caring. Linda also gave us flexibility in what we wanted to do so it really felt like we were friends on a trip with someone who knew what she doing. I would highly recommend a trip like this and I will be looking to book my next tour next year. It’s nice to not have to think about every step of the trip as I usually work out my own itinerary and try to see as much as possible when I visit a country, but this was all taken care of and I definitely experienced things I wouldn’t have been able to were I alone. The quality of accommodation and transport was fantastic as well. See you next year!

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Lois Gibson

5.0

An Excellent Short Tour
Firstly, our tour guide David has provided support and comfort beyond his expectations and his role. He has bought everyone under his arm looking after each and every one. Has always been there even in odd times to finding out or arranging best of what's needed. 
The experience and transports and accomodation has been great, different and memorable, doubt we would have done this as an individual trip.

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