Bangkok Encounter

Frenetic Bangkok will arouse your senses like no other place in the world. Its is a fascinating blend of east meets west where ancient and modern sit side by side. This energetic city continues to rapidly modernise without losing sight of it’s traditional culture.

Many travel to Bangkok for the shopping, world-class cuisine, and thriving travel scene. There’s more to this famous Asian city than can be seen in a short stopover. Bangkok’s origins are in the low-lying Chao Phraya Delta which gave rise to the distinctive klongs – this network of canals was the primary way to get around until the late 19th century and gave the steamy city its moniker: “Venice of the East”. Fight it out with the tuk-tuks in the street-level cacophony, or let the ultra-modern metro and elevated Skytrain whisk you around its many grand shopping malls. However you like to travel, Bangkok will keep you enthralled.

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Day 1: Arrive Bangkok

On arrival at the Bangkok International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel: Pathumwan Princess Hotel, 4 nights

Day 2: Bangkok

An interesting introduction to Bangkok which combines two of the city’s must-see attractions, both located within a tranquil walled compound, close to the Chao Phaya River. This royal oasis encloses Thailand’s most revered temple of Wat Phra Kaew, home to the unique, centuries-old, gold-clad Buddha figurine: “The Emerald Buddha” and the wonderfully impressive Royal Grand Palace, more stunning in real life than photography can convey. The whole area occupies almost one square mile, and would represent a lifetime of study for a serious historian. The 66-centimetre tall Emerald Buddha, carved from a single piece of jade, has a compelling history of its own, and is so sacred that only the Thai King may touch it. This happens three times a year during a devout ceremony when the statue is clothed in different gold and jewelled attire, according to the changing seasons. The spectacular Grand Palace dates back to 1782 and was home to Thai royalty until 1925. Today, it still houses some important royal offices, but mostly serves as a museum reflecting unique and glorious testament to the architectural genius and creativity of the Thai people. The entirety of its stunning beauty is difficult for the human eye to encompass, and the effect can be overwhelming.

Day 3: Bangkok

Today is free at leisure to explore Bangkok on your own.

Day 4: Bangkok

Day free at leisure. This evening transfer to the Loy Nava. Guests are welcomed aboard the Tahsaneeya Nava by one of our traditionally attired hostesses with a rose-water sprinkling ceremony and jasmine garland presentation. Scented cool towels are offered to our guests to refresh themselves. During our candle-lit romantic and sedate cruise along the Chao Phraya River, traditional kim music (Thai xylophone) is played gently in the background. Several non-intrusive short sets of Thai classical dancing are interspersed through the meal. Our boat is noted for its floral appearance, featuring fresh and cut flowers from all over Thailand. Safety on board is of major importance. Our safety equipment is inspected and maintained regularly, and a life jacket is provided under every seat. Traditional Local Cuisine. Enjoy the subtle spices of our superlative range of traditional Thai dishes, using only the freshest top-quality products, on any of our 6-course Thai Traditional, Thai Seafood or Thai Vegetarian set menus. Each menu is carefully designed to satisfy all palates, drawing upon dishes from each of Thailand’s distinct gastronomic regions – the North, the Northeast (Isaan), the South and the Central Plains.

Day 5: Depart Bangkok

Depending on your flight, you may have time at leisure before you will be transferred to Bangkok International Airport.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Bangkok:Price on ApplicationPrice on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Transport: Airport Transfers & private air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation:4 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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