Thailand

3-Day Ayutthaya & Mae Klong Tour by Standard Transfer: Group Explorer

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 3 Days

tour details

07:00 Pick up from your hotel to River City Pier.
08:15 Check-in at White Orchid River Cruise Counter
08:30 Cruise depart from pier, tea and coffer served on board.
Cruising up-stream on the Chao Phraya River passing by:
- Wat Arun or the Temple of the Dawn, one of the city's most important religious sites. Before being moved to Wat Phra Kaew, the Emerald Buddha was temporarily housed here. The five-towered structure is covered in colourful porcelain and designed
as a representation of the Khmer home of the gods.
- Royal Grand Palace, The great fine art and traditional architecture with gold and red colour contrast when you watching from the cruise, it will made you to over imagine.
- Out of the city. Either view you get an amazing ling clear view of the life of the inhabitants that dwell along the river, and unforgettable scenery of children as they greet the visitors going by, making it an altogether worthwhile experience.
10:45 Delicious lunch served in the luxurious surroundings of the cruise boat. A full menu of Thai and European cuisines, desserts, seasonal fruits, coffee and tea.
11:45 Arrive at Wat Chong Lom in Nontaburi Province.
Continue by air-conditioned van to Ayutthaya. Then take a long-tailed boat around the island, you will see the ruin and elephant bathing.
The last visit today, you will take a moment to watch sunset at Wat Kudi Dao. Wat Kudi Dao, "Monastery of the Star Dormitory" was likely first constructed in the early Ayutthaya period, but the precise date is not known. The temple is located in the Hantra sub-district to the northeast of Ayutthaya city island, a strategic spot as it is one of the drier areas of ground outside of Ayutthaya city. Wat Kudi Dao is one of the two largest temples in the area.

Accommodation at Classic Kameo Hotel, Ayutthaya - Deluxe room

Meals included:Lunch on board
After breakfast, drive to Nakhon Phathom for visit Phra Phathom Chedi, this is the biggest chedi in Thailand. The current chedi was built in 1853 by the order of King Rama IV of Thailand to cover the old chedi which was believed to date back to the 4th century. Then continue to Samut Songkram and direct to Amphawa. For today's lunch, your guide will invite you to visit "Baan Bang Noi" homestay and there, introduce you to some of the essential herbs, spices and vegetable used in Thai cooking. Once acquainted with the ingredients for your lunch, you can roll up your sleeves and help to prepare and cook the different dishes. Converse in the relaxing surroundings as you take a rest and enjoy the meal you have prepared. After satisfying your hunger, you can explore the surrounding orchards on foot or, side-car. Enjoy some fresh fruits (depending on season) straight from the tree. Afterwards transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation at Baan Amphawa - Superior room

Meals included: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at Baan Bang Noi Homestay
After breakfast, visit to a small factory that produces palm sugar made from the sweet, watery sap that drips from cut flower buds. The sap is collected each morning and boiled in huge woks until a sticky sugar remains. Embark into a long-tail boat and ride from the small side canals into the Mae Klong River, passing traditional style houses on both banks and plenty of palm trees. Then you will see Khao Lam, sticky rice in bamboo tube, is not easily found at the local market in Bangkok but it's a very popular purchase from rural provinces. During a visit to a local open-air Khao Lam producer, you will learn how this famous Thai sweet dish is made and satisfy your taste buds with some freshly made Khao Lam. Continue to visit to the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market - this is the floating market you see in most Bangkok postcards. The colorfully clad merchants at these lively markets paddle along congested canals in sturdy canoes laden with fresh fruit and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks. There is lots of chatter and activity - bargaining is common - that's all part of the fun -- but don't expect to get the price down more than a few baht. Then visit Mae Klong Railway Market - a market where the stalls are laid out on both sides of the railway tracks. When the train comes through, the tents and goods are moved from the rails in lightning speed. After the train has sped by, everything is moved back within a few seconds so that no one would suspect a conduit for a train. Board the non-air-conditioned 3rd class carriage to Ban Laem Station. Lean back and enjoy the approx. 30 minutes scenic journey along the railway, upon arrival lunch at local restaurant. After lunch we will walk on foot to look around local people live, then take a ferry to Mahachai for visit Mahachai Market one of Thailand's most expansive fresh seafood exchange, there is more to Mahachai Market. Visitors can also find handicrafts such as wicker furniture, pottery, and colorful sarongs made locally.
Return to Bangkok.

Meals included: Breakfast at hotel
Lunch at local restaurant

includes

Services included:

  • All sightseeing tour and transfer services with private air conditioned car/or van as detailed in our itinerary
  • Accommodation with breakfast as specified (2-nights)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (2-Breakfast & 3-Lunch)
  • All entrance fees, boat fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • 3rd non air-con. Local train ticket from Mae Klong to Ban Laem Station
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking guide
  • Service charges, Government taxes and 7% VAT

excludes

Services excluded:

  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Optional tours
  • High/Peak Season Supplement
  • Compulsory X'mas and New Year Eve dinners
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as meals, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme.
Tour code: PKBCT3DA

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