Back-Roads - Bangkok & The River Kwai

Up to 14 guests

Discover natural beauty, traditional cuisine and interesting culture as you embark on a fascinating five-day tour of some of Thailand’s highlights.
 

THE BACK-ROADS DIFFERENCE:

  • Sample delicious home-style Thai cooking prepared by a local family
  • Learn about Thailand's traditional Mon culture
  • Spend a night in a local river camp in the jungle

 

Itinerary

DAY 1 BANGKOK, THAILAND

Your journey today begins in Bangkok, where you’ll meet with your fellow travellers at dinner.

Your hotel, Vimala Suites, is named in honour of Her Highness Princess Vimalachatra, King Rama V’s granddaughter. Meet and talk with hotel owner, who is a direct descendant of King Rama V, and listen to the story of the building, concept of the hotel and history behind the beautiful antiques you will see throughout the property. (D)

 

DAY 2 BANGKOK

After breakfast, enjoy a morning at your leisure. This afternoon, we’ll be climbing aboard a long-tailed boat for a trip down Bangkok’s khlongs (canals). Witness beautiful art and a Thai puppet show at Khlong Bang Luang Artist Village before we continue our scenic ride down the Chao Phraya River, stopping off to visit the temple of Wat Arun. We’ll round off a day to remember with a street eats tour, travelling by tuk-tuk. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 3 BANGKOK – BAN NONG KHAO VILLAGE – KANCHANABURI

Our journey continues to Kanchanaburi via Ban Nong Khao Village. Step into the traditional agricultural life of rural Thailand and discover the local area before meeting with a local family to share a traditional lunch. Later in the afternoon we’ll arrive at our tented riverside camp for a charming local stay. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 4 KANCHANABURI – BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI – KANCHANABURI

Today we start at the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and the JEATH War Museum before continuing on to the Bridge on the River Kwai. Later, enjoy a transfer by boat to the River Kwai Jungle Raft – a picturesque floating hotel surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. We’ll dine here before watching an authentic Mon dance and music show as the sun sets on the day. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 5 KANCHANABURI – BANGKOK

After a morning at leisure, today we say goodbye. Your arrival transfer will take you to a city centre hotel where the tour ends around mid to late afternoon. (B)

 

Please note: prices shown are based on low season travel - season surcharges apply.

Tour departures commence from 04 Sep 2018. Contact your travel specialist for a list of departures.

Travel Dates:
Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

5 days from

$2,799*

Includes

  • 4 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader
  • Tours by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Breakfast daily (B), 3 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D)
  • Street food tour in Bangkok
  • Watch a dance and music show in Kanchanaburi
  • Boat cruises as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance included to: Golden Buddha at Wat Traimit, Grand Palace, temple of Wat Arun, JEATH War Museum, Thai puppet show at Khlong Bang Luang Artist Village

 

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