One of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia and a well-known shoppers’ paradise, Bangkok charms its visitors with its renowned hospitality, the gentle people who are always ready with a smile, vibrant nightlife, utterly modern atmosphere, its traditions, and its magnificent architectural heritage. This stopover package is a convenient way to take a break in Bangkok with a few selections of hotels, transfers and a visit to the most famous sights around.
Day 1: Arrival Bangkok
Day 2: City Tour with Temples, Grand Palace & Long Tail Boat
Day 3: Departure
English Speaking Guide
Upon your arrival, you will be met by our guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day will be free and easy at your own leisure. You can explore the city on your own or just relax at your hotel room before the excitement begins tomorrow!
Accommodation Bangkok • Airport Transfer
Rise and shine! Today, you will be visiting four of Bangkok’s finest temples and take a tour around the city’s fascinating canals.
You will start out at Wat Traimit – home to the world’s largest solid golden Buddha—before hopping across the old city streets to see an even larger Buddha statue at Wat Pho. While the Buddha statue here may not be solid gold, but it impresses even more, thanks to its sheer size and the fact that it is 'leaning' on its side—a reference to Buddha’s ’Lion Sleep’ position.
Your next stop, the magnificent Grand Palace, will be just across the road. The Grand Palace is another sprawling temple complex boasting some of the finest Thai-Buddhist architecture in the entire country. Explore the vast grounds and numerous magnificent buildings, including the highly revered Wat Phra Kaew—home to the prized Emerald Buddha statue that dates back to the 14th century.
After lunch, you will get to spend the better part of the afternoon on the water, meandering through the quaint canals and taking in the quieter side of life from the seat of a traditional 'long tail' boat. Of course, a tour of Bangkok’s Thonburi side will not be complete without the spectacular and iconic Wat Arun. Take the time to explore the iconic temple towering 79 meters over the Chao Phraya River.
Please note: To show respect, temple visitors should wear long skirts or long pants. Your shoes should cover your heels. Sleeveless tops are not allowed, and your upper arms (no vests) must be covered.
Accommodation Bangkok • Tours & Entrances as described • English Speaking Guide
Breakfast • Lunch
Today, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Bangkok and transfer you to the Bangkok Airport for your flight to your next destination. Do let us know should you be interested to continue with any one of our other tour packages.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia, Bangkok charms its visitors with its renowned hospitality, its gentle people who are always ready with a smile, its vibrant nightlife, its cosmopolitan atmosphere, its traditions, and its magnificent palaces and temples. It is home to about 11 million residents.
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and is known locally as Krung Thep, a shortened version of its full name that is composed of 16 words or 169 characters. All the temples stamped on the backs of baht coins, the local currency, are found in Bangkok. While Thai is the official language, English is widely spoken in Bangkok. The city has numerous temples, and visitors should be dressed conservatively when visiting them.
If you only have limited time, do not miss a visit to the Grand Palace, the royal residence. On its ground is the Wat Phra Kaeo, a temple that houses the Emerald (Jade) Buddha.
With a bit of walking from the Grand Palace, you'll reach Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. It is the oldest among the temples in Bangkok and was built during the time of King Rama I. The golden Reclining Buddha is 15 meters high and 45 meters long.
Directly opposite the Wat Pho across the Chao Phraya River is Wat Arun (Wat Chaeng) or the Temple of the Dawn. It is one of the most stunning temples in the city and a great place to watch the sunrise as well as the sunset.
The Wat Traimit houses a truly priceless treasure, the 5.5 ton, solid gold statue of a seated 3.5-meter high Buddha. Its origin is yet to be known but it had been hidden in plaster for probably several centuries.
One of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in Bangkok is the Wat Suthat, which was built in the 18th century right after the coronation of King Rama I. In front of the temple is a red-painted teak frame called the Giant Swing. It rises to a height of 27 meters and is central to the rice harvest ceremony in December.
Guided tours in English are available at the National Museum & Wang Na Palace where you can trace the history of Thailand and see various ceremonial and religious artifacts, royal regalia and a number of Buddha figures displayed according to the periods of his life.
For another look at Thai history as well as the country's silk industry, visit the Jim Thompson House. He is an American entrepreneur who made it big in the country. His former residence is now a museum.
Aside from with wonderful cuisine, Bangkok is truly a shopper's mecca. There's the impressive and dizzying Chatuchak Market (15,000 stalls) that is open every weekend.
For fresh food and tropical fruits, check out the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. For more (bargain) shopping, head off to Pratunam and Sukhumvit. If you prefer to shop at malls, there's the Silom, Siam and Chidlom shopping areas. You might also want to check out Terminal 21 where each floor has a different theme.
Of course you should visit Yaowarat or the Chinatown, where you can buy gold jewelry, shop at Sampang Lane, have photo ops at the China Gate, visit the Wat Mangkol Kamalawat (Chinese-Buddhist temple), watch a Khon performance at the Sala Chalermkrung or have a feast when the streets of Chinatown turns into one huge street food place at night.
We have especially tailor-made our tours to suit the independent travelers who are not inclined to follow big groups – you are free to select the starting date of your tour based on your preference. We are also able to customize your tour packages and accommodate your special requests accordingly.
02. Child Policy:
– The child is 2-11 years old. If another age applies to your booking, we will let you know before confirmation of booking.
– A 1st child with extra bed/mattress/day bed. The 2nd child will share a bed with parents. In other configuration, we will let you know before booking is confirmed.
03. Additional Charges and fees
– Additional High Season Surcharge might apply during special events and festive seasons.
– Many resorts and hotels have compulsive Christmas & New Year’s dinners, which are not included. Often the price and details are only available 1 months before the event.
– Flight tickets are not included. Please advise if you like us to quote and include flight tickets.
– Visas and other fees and taxes related to your air ticket and border clearance.
– Camera fees at attractions.
– Items not mentioned
04. Booking Terms & Conditions
– For certain transfers and modes of transport e.g. boats, flights etc. private transfers will not be available (even if a private transfer is mentioned).
– Maximum occupancy for standard rooms is normally 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children.
– Prices are based on minimum 2 adults traveling and sharing a room.
– If you are 6 people or more we can quote you a special group price
– Program changes can happen during festive seasons or due to weather conditions
– All room requests e.g. connecting doors, bed configuration etc. is based on request only and cannot be guaranteed
– Prices can change without prior notice
– Subject to availability at the time of booking
This tour can be extended or changed according to your preferences – Valid until 31 October 2019