Private Tour: Guarantee departure FRI SAT SUN from Bangkok
entral Thailand is a land of treasure with the three main rivers pass through the region. Opentour Asia is pleased to welcome you explore the hidden charm of central culture, where our original way of life become your amazing. Back to the WW II and relax on the jungle. Then end of the trip with historical site with full of our proudly present architecture. This trip will fulfill your memorable experience.
Day 1 BANGKOK – MAHACHAI – AMPHAWA (-/L/D)
08.00 Depart Bangkok in the morning to Mahachai, home to one of the biggest seafood piers in the Gulf of Thailand. Stroll along the river towards the pier at the junction where Klong Mahachai canal and the Ta Chine River converge to watch fishermen offload their catch: big and small shrimps, myriad fish, cuttlefish, shellfish and other fruits of the sea. Deckhands slide baskets of seafood down from the boat into the hands of traders who immediately auction off the catches and distribute them either to one of the many frozen seafood plants in the area or to vendors at the fresh market just behind the pier.
We board the local train for a scenic one-hour ride to Mae Klong. The train passes salt filed where traditional salt making will be explained, right through the bustling fresh market, which offers unique photo opportunities. Walk around the market for 30-minutes, then ready yourself for the hectic activities of the vendors along the railway tracks, when they raise the awnings of their stalls to clear the passage for the train on its return journey to Mahachai.
After lunch, we process to Wat Bang Kung, built during the Ayudhaya period (more than 200 years ago). This interesting temple is completely embraced by the roots of a huge Banyan Tree. Our next visit will be King Rama II Memorial Park, on 4.4 acres of land to commemorate King Rama II’s great patronage of Thai arts and culture. The park area is significant in that it was the birthplace of the King. Interesting features of the park are four Thai style buildings exhibiting art objects in the early Rattanakosin period and expressing ways of life of the Thais who lived during the reign of the King. . In the early evening, check into the resort with relax and experience the Thai way of life and stay in Ruan Thai‟ resort style.
In the evening, process to Amphawa Evening Floating market where occupied by vendors who pack thier boat with food and drinks, located in Amphawa Canal. Enjoy tasting nice dinner in the market in a cosy atmosphere and local music. After that is free time to explore the local market. Then Back to hotel for overnight.
Optional Tour ( not included in the package) Take a night boat trip to visit the “Fireflies” the nature phenomenon. Amphawa is a rarely place in Thailand where fireflies still be alive.
Day 2 AMPHAWA – KANCHANABURI – RIVER KWAI (B/L/D)
Early morning, you may attend the food offering to the monk at the resort. This is an activity which Buddhists believe make they feel afford. After breakfast, a short visit to Damnoen Saduk Floating Market then continue to Kanchaburi, Brief visit to the war cemetery and a photo stop at the famous Bridge over the River Kwai.
Then board the local train for the exciting ride on the Death Railway. After lunch at local restaurant, visit Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum. During the Second World War, thousands of forced local labourers and Allied Prisoners of War suffered and died constructing and maintaining the Burma-Thailand railway. The museum explains to visitors the story of why and how the railway was built and attempts to convey the hardships and suffering endured by so many who were forced to work in extremely harsh conditions. Transfer to your hotel located on the Kwai River by long-tail boat. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Optional activities (not included in our tour price): Mountain biking, canoeing on the Kwai River, traditional Thai massage. Dinner and overnight at resort.
Day 3 KANCHANABURI – AYUTHAYA (B/L/-)
After Breakfast, proceed to, the ancient city of Ayutthaya, lies along the Chao Phraya River, the tributaries of which surround Ayutthaya province. The glory of the Ayutthaya empire (1350-1767A.D.) is evident in the remains of temples such as Wat Chai Wattanaram, lies on the west bank of Chao Phraya River, it constructed in 1630 by the king Prasat Thong as the first temple of his reign, as a memorial of his mother’s residence in that area. It has a central 35 meter high prang in Khmer style with four smaller prangs. The whole construction stands on a rectangular platform. About halfway up there are hidden entrances, to which steep stairs lead. Then, Visdit Wat Mahathat, a part of Ayuthya Historical park, covers the ruins of the old city of Ayutthaya, Thailand. The city of Ayutthaya was founded by King Ramathibodi I in 1350 and was the capital of the country until its destruction by the Burmese army in 1767 after that, return to Bangkok.
|1. Amphawa||Baan Amphawa Resort & SPA (Superior)|
|2. Kanchanaburi||River Kwai Resotel|
Our package prices are inclusive of transfers and tours by air-conditioned car/minibus/coach with English speaking guide, baggage handling, entrance fees, meals as specified in the program, accommodation as mention in program ( twin or triple sharing ), service charges and VAT.
Not included are other meals than mentioned in the program, surcharges for compulsory gala dinners & festive season charge (will be advise upon booking), optional tours, expenditures of personal nature.
Note: Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on road conditions and availability of rooms.