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Central Provinces and Thailand’s western gulf coast
Central Provinces and Thailand’s western gulf coast
  4 days / 3 nights
  Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Kachanaburi - Hua Hin - Chumphon

 

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This tour takes you along the Chao Phraya River to the magnificent temples of Ayutthaya. Discover the impressive landscapes of Kanchanaburi with its picturesque waterfalls. On the way along the Gulf Coast visit the seaside town of Hua Hin. Explore the nearby Sam Roi Yot National Park, beautiful temples and tranquil beaches. Chumphon is an ideal place for a beach vacation or an island hopping trip to Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui.

Location Information
DAY 1 Bangkok – Ayutthaya

In the morning pick up at your hotel in Bangkok. Drive north to Pak Kret and visit the local market on the river banks of the Chao Phraya. Boat ride with a traditional longtail boat to Koh Kret. The small island is home to the Mon people. Explore the island with a bicycle, passing through orchards and small villages. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the royal summer palace at Bang Pa In. Board a longtail boat and drive along small river communities to Ayutthaya. After arrival in Thailand’s old capital visit the huge seated Buddha at Wat Phanang Choen. Continue to Wat Yai Chai-Mongkol with its large chedi. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. In the evening visit the lively night market.

DAY 2 Ayutthaya – Kanchanaburi

After breakfast in the hotel visit to the former Royal Palace Wat Mahathat and Wat Phra Mongkonbophit. On the way to Kanchanaburi lunch in a local restaurant. Afterwards explore the Erawan National Park with the impressive seven-tier waterfall. Drive to the historical Hellfire Pass where during World War II a railway line was built to Burma by prisoners of war. Continue the tour by long tail boat on the Kwai River along the virgin jungle to the floating hotel. Overnight at the unique raft hotel, surrounded by dense rainforest. After dinner enjoy a performance of traditional Mon dances.

DAY 3 Kanchanaburi – Hua Hin

After breakfast visit a Mon village and then elephant trek through the picturesque mountain landscape. Return by boat to the waiting car and visit the Sai Yok Noi Waterfall. Lunch at a local restaurant. Train ride on the famous Death Railway route to Kanchanaburi. Visit the historic railway bridge over the River Kwai. Drive south to the Phetchaburi Province. Visit the former summer residence of King Rama 4 atop the Khao Wang Mountain and enjoy the splendid view. Continue along the coast to Hua Hin and visit to the old train station. Transfer and check-in at the hotel for overnight stay. In the evening explore the colorful night market.

DAY 4 Hua Hin – Chumphon

Breakfast at the hotel and then drive south along the coast to the Sam Roi Yot National Park. Stop on the way at a shrimp farm. Afterwards boat ride to a secluded beach in the National Park. During the following hike to Phraya Nakhon cave are several vantage points. The huge cave is open at the top and for a certain time of the day sunlight falls on the little pavilion. Back to the beach and by boat to the waiting car. Lunch at a local restaurant. Drive further along the west coast to the province of Prachuap Khiri Khan. Visit the Khao Chong Krajok, known as the Mirror Mountain. Afterwards stop at the Ban Krut temple with the giant golden Buddha on the hill. Transfer to your booked hotel in Chumphon.

With a surcharge, the tour can end on the island of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan or Koh Samui.

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Accommodation
Destination Hotel Rating Category Nights
Hua Hin Thipurai City Hotel Standard Room 1
Kanchanaburi River Kwai Jungle Rafts
River Kwai Resotel

Raft Room (Half Board)
Standard Chalet
1
Ayutthaya Krungsri River Hotel Luxury Room 1
Services Included

Air-conditioned car /van and driver

English speaking guide (French and German speaking guides available upon request)

Rates include all entrance fees as per program.

Accommodation as listed on twin sharing basis

Daily breakfast in the hotel (B)

Other meals as per itinerary (L/D)

Services Excluded

Personal expenses

Tips

Remarks

Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults with extra bed 70% of adult rate.

Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults without extra bed 50% of adult rate.

Valid only if child travels with two paying adults.

 

 

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