Get the fullest taste of Bangkok through this exciting 2-day shore excursion. Explore the city’s most iconic landmarks from various perspectives as you travel by foot, boat and car. Soak up the sights and sound of the bustling night market. Get ready for a whirlwind of activities ahead!
 

Tour Code: TSB04
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Start/End: Laem Chabang (or Klong Toey)/Laem Chabang (or Klong Toey)
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Small Group – Big Deal
Cruise: Norwegian Jewel
Date: 13 – 14 Mar 2018
4 Booked, ONLY 6 left
Best Deal: US$ 135.00 per person

Group 2 4 6 8 10
Price per person $295 $195 $165 $145 $135
 
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Day 1: Bangkok’s Grand Palace, City Canals and Nightlife (L, D)
Your private driver and guide will pick you up from Laem Chabang (or Klong Toey) Port. Start your day trip with a visit to Jim Thompson House. Dedicated to the American-born Jim Thompson, the House is one of the top favorite attractions to learn about the revival of Thai silk trade after World War II. View an impressive collection of Thai paintings, Sawankalok Pottery, Benjarong porcelain and Khmer statues on display. Afterwards, continue to the holy Wat Phrakaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Marvel at the impressive Thai architecture and lavish design as you stroll around the Grand Palace complex. Venture deeper into the area to see Thailand’s most revered sight – the Emerald Buddha. Visit the Royal Grand Palace, where many Thai Royal Family’s ceremonies take place.

Emerald Buddha Image in Bangkok

Emerald Buddha Image in Wat Phrakaew, Bangkok.

Next, board a long tail speed boat to cruise the Bangkok Canal, passing by the Royal Barges Museum, which houses several impressive barges with excellent details in the workmanship. Once war vessels, they are now used in royal procession. Along the way, you’ll also see the Temple of the Dawn, or Wat Arun, one of the Bangkok’s most iconic landmarks.

As the sun sets, hop on a boat en route to the exuberant Asiatique Night Market, one of the largest in Bangkok. Stroll through brightly lit-up shops and try your hand at bargaining. Sample various Bangkok street foods that will be enough for your dinner, including savoury desserts in Chinatown. Afterwards, head back to your hotel for overnight accommodation.

The stunning temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) at night

The stunning temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) at night

Day 2: Bangkok’s Floating Market and Rose Garden (B, L)
After breakfast at hotel, you’ll be taken to the garden province of Samut Songhkhram in the Mae Klong River delta area. Visit an authentic country market located along the railway tracks, and see locals travelling to the market by train. Continue to the fascinating Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Expect to find friendly merchants paddling along the congested cannels to sell exotic tropical fruits, vegetables and many others. Visit a local Sugar Palm factory before boarding a long-tail boat to cruise Damnern canals. Learn about teakwood carving afterwards.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.

Next up is the Rose Garden, where you’ll have lunch and enjoy a series of captivating cultural shows. Rather than a botanic garden as its name suggests (although there are beautifully manicured rose gardens), the Garden houses an extensive display of Thai traditional arts and crafts. Stand in awe of impressive cultural performances such as Thai boxing, fingernail dance, hill tribe dance, sword fighting, elephants at work and folk dancing. See Thai traditional handicraft skills on display including silk-weaving, fruit-carving, and pottery-making. After the show, you’ll be sent back to the port in good time for your cruise departure. Trip ends.

What’s included?

  • Round trip transfer from the ports to Bangkok in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Breakfast and accommodation in Bangkok in double/twin sharing room
  • Lunch and dinner as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee and port fee
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded?

  • Pre & After accommodation
  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses

Optional Hotel:
• Phachara Suite Sukhumvit -4* (Deluxe Studio) or similar: USD 90 per room per night
Included: Transfer as private air-con vehicles, Meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch), English Speaking Guide, Entrance fee, Boat in floating market, Service charge & Government tax, One water bottle on tour days
Excluded: Hotel (Optional) Tips and personal expenses

Hotel List:

Hotel Category Type of room
Bangkok Boutique Hotel – 3* Deluxe room
Eastin Grand Hotel – 4* Superior room
Sheraton Bangkok Hotel – 5* Deluxe room