Bangkok Express

Price
From USD$650 Per Person
Highlights
  • Bangkok: Wat Pho
  • Bangkok: Wat Traimit
  • Bangkok: Suvarnnaram Temple
  • Experience: Tuk Tuk Foodie Tour
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    Highlights
    • Bangkok: Wat Pho
    • Bangkok: Wat Traimit
    • Bangkok: Suvarnnaram Temple
    • Experience: Tuk Tuk Foodie Tour
    • Optional Tours available (extra cost): Select from day tours to Ayuthaya, Damnern Saduak Floating Market & River Kwai and more!
  • Details
  • Itinerary
  • Includes & Excludes
  • Travel Tips
  • GALLERY

Bangkok Express

Bangkok Express guides you through one of the most exotic cities in the world

Thailand is the perfect gateway to Southeast Asia and this 5 Day Bangkok tour is perfect for a quick stopover or on its own. See and visit famous landmarks in Bangkok – Wat Traimit and Wat Phra Kaew – just to name a few. The highlight of this tour is a Tuk Tuk experience, where you will be whisked through alleyways of Bangkok and see how the locals live their daily lives and taste some of Thailand’s exotic delights. Bangkok is one of the world’s most exciting cities, highly regarded for its trendy nightclubs, cosmopolitan dining scene, its markets, magnificent temples and palaces, offering something to everyone.   Also, a perfect add on to any Thailand or South East Asia Tours!

Itinerary

Arrive in Bangkok, where you will meet your local representative and take a join-in transfer to your hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit or similar
After breakfast, join a tour to see the city. Tour features the “Wat Traimit”, with its 5, 5-ton heavy Golden Buddha Image, and then pass through Bangkok’s China Town with its typical red-painted gold shops. Visit the Royal Grand Palace, and then go through the dazzling Wat Phra Kaew with its revered Emerald Buddha, Golden Chedi, and Pantheon of the Chakri Kings and the Eight Coloured Towers. Next on the program is the Wat Po with its Reclining Buddha image. Wat Pho is also regarded as the first centre of public education and is sometimes called ‘Thailand’s first university’. Mural paintings, inscriptions, and statues found in the temple-educated people on varied subjects such as literature, warfare, archaeology, astronomy, geology, meditation and to be considered, home of the Thai traditional massage We end the tour with a visit to the Wat Benchamaborpit (also known as the Marble Temple); a representation of an outstanding success of marriage between Italian marble and classical Thai architecture. Especially for those interested to know a bit more about Buddhism and its history, combined with the always-busy city life. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit or similar
Enjoy the morning at leisure to explore the city or join an optional tour.

No visit to Thailand is complete without experiencing a ride on a Tuk Tuk – a motor rickshaw. In the evening, make your way to the meeting point where you will meet your guide and Tuk Tuk driver, then start whizzing through Bangkok’s nightlife. You will first stop at a local market to pick up some snacks and explore the market life from a local perspective. Then continue to a local temple that is beautiful at night, for an introduction to Buddhism and Thai beliefs. Cross the river to the historic heart of Bangkok to get a night view of some of Bangkok's most famous temples, such as Wat Pho. Then walk through Bangkok’s local night markets including the 24-hour Flower market where the vivid colours come alive under the fluorescent lights. Along the way you will stop to sample some of the best food in the city, local snacks, the city’s best noodles, or a surprise dessert stop at the end. You will not go hungry so no need to eat beforehand! There are also vegetarian food options available throughout. At the end of the tour, we will return you to your hotel (within a limited distance) or help you find your way to wherever you are going next.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit or similar
Enjoy a day at leisure or join an optional tour (extra cost). Select from day tours to Ayuthaya, Damnern Saduak Floating Market & River Kwai and more! Ask one of our Destination Specialist.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Well Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit or similar
Enjoy free time before your join in transfer back to the airport for your onwards flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Price Includes

  • Return Private transfer between airport and hotel.
  • Superior 4-Star hotel accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Join-in sightseeing tours with admission*
  • Professional English Speaking local guide service
  • Private Tuk Tuk Tour
  • Daily breakfast and 1 lunch

*Guaranteed departure with 2 passengers.

Price Excludes

  • International Airfare to Thailand
  • Travel/Medical/Cancellation insurance
  • Travel Visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers, and hotel staff
  • Any items not specified as included

Travel Tips

Travel documents: Many nationalities, including the citizens of Australia, Canada, the USA and most European countries, do not need a visa for stays of up to 30 days (29 nights). A passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of entry, return ticket or onward travel arrangement needs to be presented upon request at your arrival in Thailand. These requirements are subject to change. Please check with the embassy or consulate in your home country before departure.

For Visa requirements please refer to CITB Visas.

Currency: The Thai monetary unit is the Baht (THB). There are 100 Satang to one Baht. Coins are used in denominations of 25 Satang, 50 Satang, 1 Baht, 5 Baht and 10 Baht. Bank note denominations comprise 20 Baht (green), 50 Baht (blue), 100 Baht (red), 500 Baht (purple) and 1000 Baht (grey). Notes are also scaled in size; the larger the denomination, the larger the note. Money and travelers cheques of all major currencies can be exchanged at the airports, hotels, banks, money exchange booths and mobile exchange kiosks in tourist areas. Banks usually offer the best rates. Credit cards are widely accepted in department stores, major hotels, up-market shops and restaurants.

Weather: The average annual temperature is about 28C. The northern region can be a bit cold during the cool season. Acclimatization to the sometimes-oppressive heat and humidity of Thailand can often take longer than expected. Make sure you drink lots of fluids (preferably non-alcoholic drinks) to avoid dehydrating. Thailand enjoys a tropical climate with three distinct seasons:
Hot Season: March – May
Rainy Season: June – October
Cool Season: November – February

What to Pack: It is advisable to dress in cool, non-restricting clothes made from natural fibres. Sunglasses, sunscreen and a head cover are a must at all times. Be sure to bring along a sweater or a light jacket if you intend to visit the Northern region during the cool season. During the rainy season, downpours hardly last more than a couple of hours.

Power Supply: The electric current for the whole of Thailand is 220 volts AC, 50 cycles. Dual-prong rounded plugs as well as flat-pin plugs can be used in sockets. Adaptors are provided by most of the hotels.

Tips & Gratuities: Traditionally, tipping is not a common practice in Thailand, though it is becoming more widespread as a result of foreign influence. Tipping is entirely up to your discretion. In hotels and finer restaurants, where a service charge of 10% is added to the bill, it is not necessary to tip further. Taxi fares should be rounded up to the nearest 5 or 10 Baht.

Bargaining: It is expected for you to bargain at small shops and with street vendors, but not at large department stores and most non-tourist shops. It is challenging and fun, if you keep your sense of humour.

Do’s & Don’ts :

  • The Royal Family is held in the highest reverence in Thailand. Negative remarks about the Monarchy could be considered as an offence against the Thai Law.
  • Public displays of affection between men and women are frowned upon.
  • Always dress neatly in all religious shrines – shorts, hot pats and sleeveless shirts are considered inappropriate.
  • Thais greet each other with a “wai”, a prayer-like, palms-together gesture, not a handshake. Generally, a younger person wais an elder, who then returns it.

GALLERY

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