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National Parks and culture of Central Thailand
National Parks and culture of Central Thailand
  4 days / 3 nights
  Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya - Khao Yai - Bangkok


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This short central Thailand round trip focuses on the outstanding national parks of the region. They extend from the border area of Myanmar - Thailand in Kanchanaburi to the high plateau of Khao Yai. Explore their abundant wildlife and scenic waterfalls. On the way visit the highlights of the ancient royal city Ayutthaya.

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 – Ayutthaya

After breakfast explore the nearby Mon village. Return to the resort. Enjoy a swim in the Kwae Noi River. Boat ride back to the car. After visit the 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 3 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 4 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 Jungle Rafts
River Kwai Resotel

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



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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