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  • Start your journey in the bustling capital, where the colourful and exhilarating Bangkok offers plenty of culture to experience.
  • Then explore the cultural gems that line the River Kwai, allowing you to see many of the breathtaking natural and historic sights of Thailand.
  • Our members can choose to extend their stay with 5-9 nights on the sun-drenched shores of Hua Hin - Its a fitting end to an impressive holiday.

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Your Destinations

Thailand is one of the most beautiful and culturally diverse countries in South-East Asia. The River Kwai, just a few hours from Bangkok, is rich with magnificent scenery, flora and bird life. It is the most picturesque of rivers, the scene and mood constantly changing.

There are two river Kwais: the Kwai Noi, which you will explore, and the Kwai Yai. Both rivers flow down from great lakes in the mountainous Burma border region. The two Kwais join in a confluence at the attractive town Kanchanaburi. They then form the Mae Khlong River that flows into the Gulf of Thailand at the bustling, colourful fishing port of Samut Songkhram.

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok
Day 2: Free time to explore Bangkok
Day 3: Bangkok - River Kwai
Day 4: Erawan Waterfall
Day 5: Kanchanaburi - Damnern - Nakhon Pathom
Day 6: Nakhon Pathom - Bangkok
Day 7: Depart Bangkok for home or for your 5-9 night stay in Hua Hin

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok
Arrive in Bangkok airport where you will be transferred to your first hotel (approx. travel time: 30 minutes). where you can unwind after your flight. 

Day 2: Free time to explore Bangkok
Exhilarating, colourful and fun, Bangkok is a city that leaves you wanting more. Discover a city of sparkling palaces and gleaming temples where visitors rub shoulders with saffron-robed monks. Hold onto your hat as you sweep along the river in a long-tailed boat admiring riverside architecture and observing everyday life for families living in stilt houses.

Hunt for bargains in the street markets where the vendors are disappointed if you won’t enter into some friendly haggling over price. Escape the noise and heat of the streets by browsing the designer shops in the dazzling, air-conditioned shopping malls.

In the late afternoon meander through the open space of Lumphini Park and watch the locals at play and then get a good view of the city, as the sun goes down, from high up in one of the many rooftop bars. Finally board a converted rice barge for a delicious Thai dinner cruise.
Day 3: Bangkok - River Kwai
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before you are transferred to Kanchanaburi province (approx. transfer time: 2 hours). Upon arrival, you will visit the Thailand–Burma Railway Centre, an interactive museum and research facility dedicated to presenting the fraught history of the Thailand–Burma Railway.

Afterwards, visit the Allied War Cemetery which is a memorial to some 6,000 allied prisoners of war (POWs) who perished along the death railway line and were moved post-war to this moving sight. You will also visit the world famous Bridge over the River Kwai, a part of Death Railway constructed by Allied POWs. Embark on a train ride along the historic railway, passing over the original wooden viaduct constructed by the Allied POWs. 

Finally, continue to your hotel and check-in. Lunch is included at a local restaurant.
Day 4: Erawan Waterfall
Drive to Erawan waterfalls (approx. travel time: 1 hour 20 minutes) and start your trek along this phenomenal nature trail discovering many splendid waterfalls within, enshrouded in lush jungle. Take some time to appreciate its natural beauty, particularly the unbelievably tall trees believed to be protected by the tree spirit. Afterwards, go for a relaxing swim in the emerald-coloured pools.

Continue to Phra Dhat Cave, this impressive cave is 720m above sea level and is noteworthy for its beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Transfer back to the hotel. Lunch is included at a local restaurant.
Day 5: Kanchanaburi - Damnern - Nakhon Pathom
Today you will travel to Ratchaburi (approx. travel time: 2 hours 30 minutes) and visit the Damnern Saduak Floating Market which is held on floating “long-tail boats” along the main canal (or “klong”) of the town. This tour includes a boat-ride along the floating market that will give you a glimpse of traditional life along Thailand’s waterways.

Drive to Nakhon Pathom (approx. travel time: 2 hours 10 minutes), stopping en-route to visit a local Thai pottery factory before checking into your hotel. Visit the local night food market at the Giant Pagoda where you will be able to feast on local street food (open between 8 pm - 11 pm).
Day 6: Nakhon Pathom - Bangkok
Today you will visit the Giant Pagoda which is a landmark of the city and towers over the low-rises of central Nakhon Pathom, at 120 meters this massive brick stupa is the largest in the world. It is also considered to be Thailand's oldest Buddhist temple as it dates back to the 6th century AD, however much of the present structure is the handiwork of King Mongkut in 1853.

Then, proceed to Salaya district (approx. travel time: 30 minutes) where you will board a longtailed boat at Mahasawat Agro-Tourism Centre and set sail for an Orchid farm, Organic Orchard and Lotus farm where you will be treated to a homemade local snack (Khao Tung Hna Tung) which is made of rice cakes covered with sugar, dried pork and sesame seeds.

On completion, drive back to Bangkok (approx. travel time: 20 minutes). Lunch is included at a local restaurant.

Day 7: Depart Bangkok for home or for your 5-9 night stay in Hua Hin
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight home (approx, travel time: 45 minutes).

Alternatively, if you have chosen to extend your stay, you will be transferred to your hotel in Hua Hin for some beachside relaxation (approx. travel time: 3 hours).

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following accommodation with this offer on a half board basis (breakfast & evening meal served in the main restaurant - drinks excluded).

Our members can choose to add dinner on the 3rd - 5th nights of their tour at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

1st Night: Superior Room at Shanghai Mansion Hotel Bangkok (pictured).
2nd Night: Superior Room at Shanghai Mansion Hotel Bangkok.
3rd Night: XFloat Cabin at X2 River Kwai Resort or Deluxe Room at Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra.
4th Night: XFloat Cabin at X2 River Kwai Resort or Deluxe Room at Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra.
5th Night: Deluxe Room at Mida Dhavaravati Grande Hotel.
6th Night: Deluxe Room at Golden Foyer Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Optional Hua Hin Stopover

You may choose to add a 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 night stay in an Ocean View Room at the Holiday Inn Vana Nava with breakfast included. 

Beaches, water sports, historical sites, golf courses, shopping opportunities and much more await visitors to this tropical resort. Less hectic and more laid-back than Pattaya, its ideal for travellers who want to take life easy while enjoying a never-to-be-forgotten holiday in the tropicsIts scenery is inspiring, dining experiences will delight your taste buds, and the hospitality of locals will charm you.

Your Hotel

This resort is connected to Vana Nava Hua Hin, a one-of-a-kind Water Park with 19 exciting rides and slides, and all guests have complimentary access to all this. There is a myriad of facilities, including signature restaurants and bars offering an exciting range of local and international cuisines. The pool on level 26, with sweeping 180° views, will be the highlight of every stay, while the Sky Deck is a great spot to capture some impressive photos.

The resort is set to be one of the best family leisure destination resorts in the region.

Please note: Some facilities may incur an additional fee, payable locally.

Your Room

These recently refurbished rooms feature a modern design that will please even the most discerning guests and large comfy beds to ensure a restful and reinvigorating stay. Guests can spend their evenings simply gazing out at the ocean with a cup of tea or simply sit out on the balcony and feel the sea breeze tickle your face. 

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Your Board Basis

Guests can enjoy all-day dining at the Plamong Restaurant which serves an array of Thai and international cuisine alongside a gorgeous view of the Gulf of Thailand. The lobby's Thalay Bar is an excellent spot to take some time out with a coffee while the Vana Nava Sky Restaurant and Bar is a destination in its own right thanks to the innovative cocktails and diving ocean views.

Whether you are cooling off in the infinity pool or basking in the sun, the pool bar is an excellent option if you are in need of a drink.

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Transfers are included as per the itinerary. 

Weather

Jan
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Feb
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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Nov
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Dec
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Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport, health and visa information click here.

Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

It is essential that all customers purchase adequate travel insurance for all countries they are travelling to or through.

In More Detail

This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • An English speaking guide as per the itinerary
  • All services charges & taxes
  • Excursions & entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Transfers included as per the itinerary

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

At Shanghai Mansion Hotel Bangkok

Hotel Facilities

  • Butler service
  • Lucky fish pond
  • Free wifi
  • Free tuk-tuk shuttle

Room Facilities

  • TV & DVD player
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Bathrobe & slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Umbrella
  • Laundry services

Restaurants

  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast room
  • Lounge

Leisure Facilities

  • Wellness area

Nearby Activities

  • Restaurants
  • Bars

At Holiday Inn Vana Nava

Hotel Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage

Room Facilities

  • Black-out blinds
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bathrobe & slippers
  • Minifridge
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Flat-screen TV with satellite channels

Restaurants

  • All day dining with sea views
  • Lobby bar
  • Sky Restaurant & Bar
  • Pool bar

Leisure Facilities

  • Water park with 19 rides
  • Spa
  • Rooftop Pool with panoramic views
  • Fitness Area

Nearby Activities

  • Beach
  • Watersports
  • Restaurants
  • Bars

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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