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2 Days / 1 Night
General Description

The first stop of this 2 days-1 night historic and cultural tour is Bang Pa In, the Summer Palace of the Kings of Thailand, followed by the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand, now an historical park and ruin complex. You will visit some of the most important temples like the Wat Maha That and Wat Mongkhon Bophit. After lunch in a local restaurant, it’s time to check in and relax at the hotel or explore the area on your own. The following morning you will leave Ayutthaya and head to the City of Monkeys, Lopburi. Around noon, have a delicious Thai and Western buffet lunch on board while the boat cruises on the Chao Phraya River all the way to Bangkok: relax and enjoy the fascinating scenery of marvellous temples and everyday life on the river of the kings. After the arrival in Bangkok, you will be transferred to your hotel by A/C vehicle.

 

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SHL_CNT_001

Itinerary

Day 1

Bangkok - Bang Pa In - Ayutthaya

(-/L/-)

07.30 am Meet your guide at hotel (please wait at the lobby)
09:00 am Visit Bang Pa In, the Summer Palace of the Kings of Thailand, dating back to the Seventeenth century. The Palace was renovated and made even more splendid by King Mongkut (Rama IV) in the Nineteenth century. Looking European in design, the building has been used by the former King, Rama IX, and Queen Sirikit as summer residence and for state receptions and banquets until recently.
11:30 am Visit Ayutthaya Historical Park. Ayutthaya was the second capital of the Siam Kingdom following Sukhothai. From the 14th to the 18th century it was one of the largest and most beautiful cities in the world and a centre of trade. In 1767 Ayutthaya was abandoned after being invaded and destroyed by the Burmese army, never to be rebuilt. The city is listed as one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites as it portrays one of the greatest kingdoms in South Asian history. You will visit some of the most important temples, including Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Phra Mahathat, by walk or by bicycle.

12:30 / 01:00 pm Lunch in a local restaurant.

03.30 / 04:00 pm Check in at the hotel and free time to rest.

Accommodation:

hotel in Ayutthaya

Day 2

Ayutthaya - Lopburi - Bangkok

(B/L/-)

08:30 am Meet the guide in the Hotel lobby, check out and departure.

09:30 am Arrive in Lopburi, the City of Monkeys. Lopburi became a large city during the reign of Dvaravati (6th-11th century) when Indian culture was very influential in the region. Visit the Phra Prang Sam Yot, the symbol of Lop Buri. A former Hindu shrine built in the 13th century in classic Khmer architecture, the complex includes three Prangs (towers) connected by corridors.

During the reign of King Narai, the Hindu shrine was transformed into a Buddhist temple and a brick hall was built to the east to house a large Thong-style Buddha. Buddha images were later added to the two towers.

01:00 pm Cruise with Lunch. Get on board cruise at the pier and start navigating towards Bangkok while enjoying some delicious buffet lunch with a choice of Thai and Western food and admiring the river scenery.

03:00 pm Coffee will be served while you enjoy the fascinating views along the banks such as the colourful Royal Barges House, the Thammasath University, the Siriraj hospital, the Royal Grand Palace and the magnificent spires of the Temple of Dawn, next to Wat Kallayanamitr.

4:00 pm. The cruise ends at the pier of the River City shopping complex. Disembark and transfer to the hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle.

Accommodation:

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The program may also be subject to changes based on traffic, weather or other events beyond our control. In this case we will take care of evaluating the necessary changes together with the travelers. 

Highlights

A trip to Ayutthaya is a rewarding cultural experience for those who wish to learn about Thai history and glorious past:the Ayutthaya complex and historic park bursts with magnificent temples and palaces as well as stories and legends to be told. The cruise back to Bangkok will surprise you with close-up views of the temples and historic sites and buildings along the River of the Kings, while you feast on a buffet lunch that combines the best of Oriental and Western cuisine.

What you need to know
  • Wear comfort shoes to walk among the temples and historic buildings of Ayutthaya, and drink plenty of water.
  • Since you will be visiting temples and palaces, please dress conservatively: no shorts, sleeveless shirt of see-trough shirts and tops.
Included
Not included
  • Licensed English speaking local guide
  • All the transfers in any destination as specified in the itinerary on a private basis
  • Cruise as per program in join basis
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Admission fees
  • Any VISA (which must be arranged for Non-ASEAN citizens)
  • Domestic and International Air tickets
  • Domestic and International Insurance Surcharge
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as drinks at meals
  • All other accounts which are not mentioned in the above inclusion.
  • Optional tour available on spot
Pricing

As the hotels have different seasons that vary from hotel to hotel, the tour price will be on request, and the final amount will be calculated at the time of booking, according to the travel dates chosen.

 

Prices are per person on request in local currency (THB)

Private tour
Join tour

01 pax  price on request

02 pax  price on request

03 pax  price on request

04 pax  price on request

05 pax  price on request

06 pax  price on request

07 pax  price on request

08 pax  price on request 

 

Not available

 

Policy

Travelers can cancel the tour before the deadline of cancellation; charges will be applied according to the cancellation deadline. The date of cancellation is the date in which the written communication od cancellation is received by the company.  Charges are a percentage of the total tour price per person, including surcharges but excluding any amendment charges and any insurance payment.

Cancellation Fee
Children

15 to No show 100 % charge

24 to 16 days 50 % of the tour price

29 to 25 days up 10 % of the tour price

30 days up no charge

Child from 1 – 5 year: Free of charge if sharing bed with parents

Child from 6 – 7 year: charge 50% of adult price if sharing bed with parents

Child from 8 – 9 year: charge 90% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents ‘room 

Child from 10 year up: adult rate

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