Fixed departures subject to Confirmation
Guaranteed Departures on Sundays.

ITINERARY – Tour Ref CIA/AAE 13

Day: 01 Bangkok – Arrival  (no meals)Arrive Bangkok by
Transfer from Bangkok international airport to The Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok by private airconditioned car or minibus with English speaking guide and all baggage handlings.
Accommodation at The Rembrandt Hotel (Superior room)

Day. 02 Bangkok (B/L/D) Breakfast at hotel
0730-1230 Thonburi Klong tour with Grand Palace and The Emerald Buddha :-
Thonburi is the western part of Bangkok, situated on the right side of the Chao Phya River.  Its many canals had originally given Bangkok the name “Venice of the East.”  Passing by boat along the canals gives you a first hand impression of the scenic life along Bangkok’s waterways.  Also visit the Royal Barges and the Temple of Dawn.  The Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful samples of an ancient Siamese court.  It used to be the residence of the Kings of Thailand.  Here you will see palaces which were used for different occasions: the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the beautiful Emerald Buddha Temple. Lunch at local restaurant
1330- 1700      City and Temples tour :-
This tour includes three of the most unusual Buddhist temples in Bangkok:  Wat Trimitr with its invaluable Golden Buddha (5 ½ tons of solid gold) – Wat Po, the most extensive temple in Bangkok, with its colossal Reclining Buddha and the Chedis of the Kings – Wat Benjamaborpitr, the White Marble Temple, one of the finest examples of Thai architecture.
Accommodation at The Rembrandt Hotel
Day. 03 2-DAY RIVER KWAI JUNGLE RAFTS TOUR
(Guaranteed daily departure/ SIC)
Bangkok—Kanchanaburi—River Kwai Jungle Rafts (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel

06:00                Pick up passengers from The Rembrand Hotel
07:00                Depart from Bangkok by air-conditioned car/minibus or coach.
09:00                Arrive at Kanchanaburi.
Visit War Museum, a realistic depiction of POW living quarters, with photographic, pictorial and physical memorabilia dating from World War II.
Visit Allied War Cemetery, resting-place for more than 6,000 Allied prisoners of war (POWs). Visit world-famous BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KWAI, a part of Death Railway constructed by Allied POWs.
12:00                 Take a long-tailed boat from pier to get to the Jungle Rafts, passing by unspoiled mountainous jungle scenery.  Check-in on arrival.
Lunch at Jungle Rafts.
14:45                 Visit to the nearby ethnic MON VILLAGE.

RECOMMENDED OPTION
ELEPHANT RIDE. Travel by elephant back into the jungle.
Extra: Baht 1,000.- per hour (2 persons)

19:00                 Dinner, followed by Traditional Mon & Burmese dances (45-minute presentation of dance and songs with original Mon and Burmese musical instruments).
Accommodations at FLOATEL RIVER KWAI JUNGLE RAFTS.

Bangkok Golden Palace
Thailand - dragon feature on rooftop
Bangkok Floating Market
Thailand - Chiang Mai Flower Festival
Thailand - jugle Rafts Lodge, River Kwai

 

Day. 04 River Kwai Jungle Rafts-Bangkok (B/L)
Breakfast
08:00                Take an exciting boat ride downstream to Resotel Pier and continue to visit to the Hell Fire Pass Memorial. Then, return to the raft.
11:30                 Check-out and depart by boat to Pakseng Pier for lunch.
13:00                 Take a historic ride on “Death Railway” through magnificent scenery, passing over original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied POWs.
14:20                 Continue by air-conditioned car/minibus or coach to Bangkok.
18:00                 Arrive Bangkok with transfers to  The Rembrandt Hotel
Accommodation at The Rembrandt Hotel (Superior room)
Day. 05 Bangkok – Chiang Mai (B/D)
Breakfast at hotel Transfer from The Rembrandt Hotel to Bangkok domestic airport for flight
to Chiang Mai Depart Bangkok by Arrive Chiang Mai by Transfer from Chiang Mai airport to The Empress Hotel by private airconditioned car or minibus with English speaking guide and all baggage handling.1330-1700
Handicraft Villages Tour :-
Handicraft Villages Tour.Tour of the Handicraft villages to see the manufacturing of lacquerware, the spinning and weaving of Thai Silk and how paper umbrellas are made.  Also visit a famous Thai woodcarving factory with possibility to buy Burmese antiques.1930-2230
Kantoke dinner :-
Typical Thai Dinner with presentation of dances from northern Thailand, followed by a performance of dance and songs of various hilltribes.Accommodation at The Empress Hotel (Superior room)
Day. 06 Chiang Mai  (B/L) Breakfast at hotel  0800-1700    Fullday Elephant Safari and bamboo rafting :-
Drive to the north of Chiang Mai to visit the Mae Ping Elephant Camp.  Watch the elephants taking their daily bath in the stream before beginning to haul timber in the forest.  You will be amazed by their strength and clever teamwork.   Afterwards ride on elephant back for one hour through the forest and continue by 30 min. of rafting along the Ping River.  Lunch will be provided at the Royal Ping Garden Resort.   Also visit Meo village on the way back to Chiang Mai. Accommodation at The Empress Hotel
Day. 07 Chiang Mai – Bangkok – Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel

.Pick up at The Empress Hotel and transfer to Chiang Mai airport for flight to Bangkok
.Arrive Bangkok domestic airport by  Connect your flight at Bangkok international airport Depart Bangkok by ..

HOTEL ADDRESS:

  • The Rembrandt Hotel , Sukhumvit Soi 18, Klong Toey , Bangkok, Thailand
  • Tel no. 66 2 261 7100 , Fax no. 66 2 261 7017
  • Floatel River Kwai Jungle Rafts, 55 Moo 5, Wang Kachae, Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi 71150.
  • Tel.: (01) 2124341
  • The Empress Hotel,  199/42 , Changklan Road, Chiang Mai Tel no. 66 53 270 240 , Fax no. 66 53 272 467

TOUR COST

All Tours are subject to an Acceptance Payment/Deposit of £200 per person on Booking

Cost per person on twin share basis as per itinerary

Tour Cost in THB per person (based on twin share basis as per itinerary): PLUS £200 per person Acceptance Fee

1 Person2 Persons3Persons4 Persons5 Persons6 PersonsSingle Supplement
n/a      Prices on application   

Price Validity: March 01 until October 31

Payment.

1.On acceptance – £200 per person Acceptance Payment (non refundable) by Bank Transfer  to “S W & M Miller”


Your Contract for all tour arrangements is directly with Asian Trails, Thailand to whom payment for the tour is made.

2. Twelve weeks prior to arrival in Thailand, or on Acceptance  -100% payable in Thai Baht$, by  International Bank Transfer, direct to Asian Trails, Thailand.

Cancellation Charges

35 days prior to arrival a cancellation fee of US$200 per person will be applicable.
30 days notice of cancellation a fee of 25% of the total amount will be applicable.
25 days notice of cancellation a fee of 50% of the total amount will be applicable
Less than 25 days notice incurs the full amount.
Acceptance Payment non refundable

Included in the tour prices are:

  • Accommodation in air conditioned room with bath and meals as mentioned in the programme
  • Accommodation at Floatel with shower (but no electricity)
  • Transfers, entrance fees, and tours by air conditioned car/minibus  with English speaking guide
  • Boat trip
  • 2nd class air conditioned sleeper berth train ticket Chiang Mai-Bangkok
  • Service charges, room tax, VAT and baggage handling

Not included in the tour prices are:

  • Optional tours
  • International Flights
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry etc.
  • Other tours & meals than mentioned in the programme

Remarks:

    • Minor program changes are sometimes necessary, depending on road conditions and room availability.
    • Prices are subject to change in case of VAT or other tax increases.