4 Day Tour
Price On Request
For first time visitors to Thailand, we have crafted this unique city break to show you the best of the Bangkok’s culture and history. With its gleaming skyscrapers and historic buildings, the city is full of contrasts and our carefully selected excursions highlight the best of both old and new- the perfect introduction for a Thailand tour.
Your Bangkok holiday starts with a morning visit to one of the country’s most revered temples, Wat Po. Arriving early, we take you to a small hall nestled in the back of the temple grounds where you will witness the daily chanting ritual of the resident monks. This solemn ceremony is deeply ingrained in Thai culture and often not seen by tourists.
Continue to the Grand Palace, to explore the vast grounds and learn about the Royal Family. We take you off the beaten track with a boat ride through hidden canals, lined with teak houses and lush gardens. Stop to visit canal-side markets and ancient temples and enjoy a coconut drink with the locals.
We offer a selection of unique excursions on the third day for you to indulge your particular interests. A tour of Bangkok’s fresh markets and street stalls introduces food-lovers to the tastes of this world-renowned cuisine. Or for those seeking a bit more excitement, opt for a cycling tour through the cacophonous Chinatown and old, quiet laneways often overlooked by tourists. Culture-lovers will delight in our guided walk of the city’s diverse, historic neighborhoods which is combined with a visit to the Museum of Siam.
There is also plenty of free time, allowing you to enjoy Bangkok at your own pace. We can further tailor your Thailand tour to suit your needs with dozens of other excursions from which to choose.
DAY 1 - WELCOME TO BANGKOK, THAILAND
Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure.
Overnight in Bangkok
DAY 2 - BANGKOK SIGHTSEEING
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Wat Po in time to experience the monks early morning chanting ritual (chanting starts at 9am). One of the oldest temples in Bangkok, Wat Po is home of the famous 45 metre reclining Buddha as well as being the original school of traditional Thai massage. Continue to The Grand Palace, the most important and impressive royal palace in Thailand. Your guide will show you the palaces used for different occasions – the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and of course the mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, board a private long-tail boat taking guests onto the peaceful Klong Bang Luang. Pass by shop houses, local temples and vendors on this waterway which was once a major trading route and lined with impressive homes of aristocrats. The guide will point out local landmarks and cultural idiosyncrasies of the area. After observing this lively area, the boat stops at Baan Silapin, a 100-year old renovated house, now home to an art gallery. Here, stop for up to two hours to enjoy the gallery, take part in an art workshop or explore the local community, before experiencing a unique puppet show performed by puppeteers trained under the Joe Louis School of puppetry (no guaranteed puppet show). En route back to the city, stop to visit the Temple of Dawn – Wat Arun, arriving back early afternoon.
Overnight in Bangkok.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
DAY 3 - BANGKOK SIGHTSEEING
Option A: Half Day Back into the Past
We first take you to China Town and stroll through many interesting shops, markets, restaurants, old Chinese herbalists and a century-old-Chinese shrine, then experience the total different world at the neighboring Little India, Pahurat – one of the most distinctively colorful quarter of Sikhs, Indian descendants and the Muslims, visit Sikh temple and follow by a brief shopping for Indian and Muslim specialties such as clothes, tattoo stickers, henna for body paint and others. End the trip at the Museum Siam, a discovery museum, awarded for preserving the original architecture of the building it resides in. With signboards displaying explanations in both Thai and English, it allows both local and foreign visitors to gain a comprehensive insight into the history of Thailand, or Siam as it was previously known as. Designed with children in mind, there are many exhibits with interactive features and video presentations to engage visitors of all ages.
Option B: Half day Bangkok Tasty Treats (Lunch and snack included)
After a light breakfast at your hotel, meet up with your guide in the morning and transfer to “Samyan Market” for a Thai fresh market experience. As you stroll through the market, meet locals on their morning shopping jaunts, learn about the ingredients used in Thai cooking and sample some tropical fruits. Continue to “Century-Year Old – Nanglerng Food Market”, it was one of the most important markets in inner Bangkok a hundred years ago when this area of the city was very flourishing. The market used to be a major trade centre for all the various communities living in the city back then. It now offers a lot of historical insights in terms of both the food and the architecture. Seeing a lot of old-style wooden shop houses in the neighborhoods and pleasing your palate with local sweet and delicacies. A short ride takes you to a small but famous local restaurant near Bangkok City Hall to enjoy an authentic Thai lunch and wrap up the meal with sarim, a popular Thai dessert made up of colourful thin vermicelli served in savory coconut milk.
Overnight in Bangkok.
DAY 4 - BANGKOK DEPARTURE
Transfer to Airport with your guide.
PRICES ON REQUEST
There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the season, and any additional services added to your holiday.
Includes: 3 nights in Bangkok in your choice of category hotel.
Prices are per person based on two people travelling together and sharing a room.
Your holiday includes:
- Hotel accommodation in shared twin/double room.
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
- Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
- English speaking local guide
- All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
- Meals other than mentioned above.
- Camera/video entrance fees.
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance, tips, visa
- Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above
Bangkok City Break - 4 Days
Explore the highlights of Bangkok. (EXO)