Explore the bustling city of Bangkok, from the delicious street food and top class restaurants to the temples and shrines of the Grand Palace.
Experience a half day tour of the Grand Palace and Wat Pho before exploring the city. Take in the narrow lanes of Chinatown and the bobbing longtail boats along the river before ending your time in a rooftop bar overlooking the twinkling city.
Upon arrival in Bangkok you’ll be met by your guide and transported to your hotel in a private air conditioned vehicle. The evening is yours to explore, whether you head out into the city or relax in your hotel enjoying a quiet night in before a day of exploring tomorrow.
After an early start you’ll head to Bangkok’s most famous temple, Wat Pho, for a half day tour. In the mornings the monks begin their ritual of chanting, an uplifting and private experience within the temple grounds before marvelling at the 45 metre long Reclining Buddha, with intricate mother of pearl feet and stunning golden skin.
Next you’ll explore the Grand Palace, where the majestic buildings are encrusted with golden tiles and ruby mosaics, with spiky roofs pointing into the sky. Here you’ll enter the holy sanctuary of the Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in the country, where many local people come every day to worship.
Grab a quick lunch of pad thai and spend the afternoon exploring the rest of the city, from shopping for Thai silk scarves at Jim Thompsons to the street markets of Sukhumvit. This evening, why not head into the city and enjoy a traditional Thai meal of garlic rice, som tam and the famous Thai green curry.
Today is yours to explore the bustling metropolis of Bangkok. If it’s a weekend why not head to Chatuchak Weekend Market, where you can buy jewellery, furniture and food – and everything in between! Another option is to hop on a boat and enjoy the journey upriver through the city, stopping off to try dumplings in the alleys of Chinatown, enjoying the air conditioning of the enormous Central World shopping mall and lizard-spotting in the haven of green space that is Lumpini Park.
Later, why not head to Silom and hop between the busy bars and night market, where you can buy clothes and souvenirs, as well as taste the delicious street food from the stalls that line the pavements. Finish the night at rooftop bar where you can drink in the spectacular views of the city as well as one of the many cocktails on the menu.
This morning you’ll be met by a driver, ready to transfer you to the airport in an air conditioned private vehicle for your onwards flight.
Monsoon season in Bangkok goes from May to July and lasts into November. This is then followed by a dry period from November to May which provides lower temperatures until mid-Feb followed by much higher temperatures until May. August and September are the rainiest months with chances of flooding.
All of our itineraries are tailor-made to give you an idea of just some of what is possible; this means we can adjust as necessary to completely suit your needs! Let your travel consultant know how long you plan to spend away, what you like to do, what properties you like to stay in and an idea of your budget and we will do the rest!
3 nights in 3* style accommodation.
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