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Highlights of central Thailand
Highlights of central Thailand
  6 days / 5 nights
  Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya - Khao Yai - Bangkok


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This round trip takes you to the outstanding highlights of central Thailand. The national parks with their diverse fauna, flora and beautiful waterfalls are the main focuses. They extend from the Burmese border area in the west to the high plateau of Khao Yai in the east. Various cultural and historical attractions enrich this extraordinary tour.

Location Information
DAY 1 Bangkok – Kanchanaburi

In the early morning pick up at the hotel in Bangkok and drive along the Gulf Coast to the west. Stop at the salt fields of the province Samut Sakhon. Visit of the traditional floating market in Damnoen Saduak. Lunch at 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 2 Kanchanaburi

After breakfast visit the nearby Mon Village. Elephant trek through the picturesque mountain landscape. Afterwards enjoy rafting on the river Kwae downstream. Observe the dense tropical vegetation in this tranquil environment. The tour ends by the hotel on the river banks where you check in. Bicycle ride in the afternoon along a dirt road to an impressive lava cave. After exploring the cave return to the hotel. Time to relax and swim in the river, surrounded by forest. Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 3 Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya

After breakfast in the hotel enjoy a boat ride to the beautiful Saiyok Yai Waterfall. Return by boat to the waiting car and visit the smaller, not less picturesque Sai Yok Noi Waterfall. Lunch at a local restaurant. Train ride on the famous Death Railway route to Kanchanaburi. Visit the historical railway bridge over the River Kwai. Drive to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam. Check in at the hotel. Afterwards explore the lively night market.

DAY 4 Ayutthaya – Khao Yai

After breakfast in the hotel visit the huge seated Buddha at Wat Phanang Choen. Continue to Wat Yai Chai-Mongkol with its large chedi. Drive to Khao Yai National Park and visit the 1,119m high Pha Deaw Dai plateau. Enjoy the panoramic view over nearby valleys and mountain ranges covered with evergreen forest. Lunch at a local restaurant by the National Park’s visitor center. A local ranger leads a trek along a small river surrounded by dense tropical vegetation. Chance to see some of the wildlife such as Great Hornbill birds, lizards and Gibbons. On the way you pass the Orchid Cliff Waterfall bounded by a large number of wild orchids. After visit the idyllic Haew Suwat Waterfall. Drive on the scenic road to an observation tower. Afterwards transfer to the resort with check in.

DAY 5 Khao Yai

After breakfast in the resort drive back to the national park. Trekking with a local ranger through a remote part of the park. Stop at the 30 meter high cliffs of Pong Ta Long Waterfall. During the picnic you can overlook the dense vegetation of Khao Yai. After lunch follow the small river upstream to another hidden waterfall. Relax and swim in the clear water of the cascade and enjoy the tranquil jungle environment. Walk back to the waiting car and transfer to the resort. Late afternoon visit a nearby bat cave. Millions of bats leave the cave just before sunset and fly towards the national park in search of food. Afterwards return to the resort.

DAY 6 Khao Yai – Bangkok

After breakfast relax at the resort and enjoy the fresh clean air. Early afternoon return to the airport or your hotel in Bangkok. 

With a surcharge, the tour can end on the island of Koh Chang or Koh Samed.

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Destination Hotel Rating Category Nights
Kanchanaburi River Kwai Resotel Standard Chalet 1
Kanchanaburi River Kwai Jungle Rafts
River Kwai Resotel

Raft Room (Half Board)
Standard Chalet
Ayutthaya Krungsri River Hotel Luxury Room 1
Khao Yai Greenery Resort Greenery Room 2
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



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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