Thailand is an incredibly diverse country with rich cultural traditions at the core of its historical roots. Bangkok, its bustling capital, boasts many of its most significant heritage landmarks. Serving as the meeting point of charming tradition and modern sophistication, it is the perfect destination for a luxuriously enriching getaway. On this 7-day tour of the culturally enlightening destinations in and around Bangkok, you will uncover the marvelous history of this beloved country. From exquisitely...
Bangkok – All Things Traditional Thai
Your private transfer will meet you shortly after landing on the runway of Don Mueang International Airport. As you travel towards the city center, your articulate driver will highlight a few of the pivotal points of interest that you will soon enjoy the luxury of exploring. Sit back in comfort as you are acclimated to bustling Bangkok’s exuberant energy. On the way, you will witness the extensive city skyline that shows off its sophisticated design, marvelous golden temples that sparkle under the sun, and vibrant food vendors that serve wholesome Thai meals. Let the sights and sounds soak in before you arrive at your 5-star heritage hotel. The elegant hotel will boast a boutique experience that is complete with immaculately designed concept rooms. Your traditionally-inspired and private room will be the perfect place for an evening escape after each culturally immersive day.
Your enlightening tour of Bangkok’s historical highlights will be in full swing shortly after check-in. You will be met by your private guide in the hotel lobby and transfer to the banks of the Chao Phraya River. As you weave your way through the busy streets, your charismatic guide will keep you thoroughly enthused with stories that pertain to significant landmarks. From the riverbanks, you will board a long-tailed boat and meander through the khlongs, which is a Thai word that means canals. As you discover the city by boat, you will encounter striking views of the surrounding area. The boat will slowly glide through the khlongs. You will witness luxurious old-world houses that are perked up on teak stilts, hovering above the water. You will also see colorfully decorated lean-tos that protrude from the riverbanks, sheltering family-run businesses. On this captivating journey, you will capture the long-established riverside lifestyle as your knowledgeable guide traces its roots.
The khlongs tour will take you to Thailand’s magnificent temples. As you hop off your long-tailed boat, the towering 250-feet tall Wat Arun will welcome you. Adorned in colorful, mosaic pottery, the imposing temple will urge you to take photographs. After which, you will climb its stairs to the top of the tower. From here, you will have uninterrupted views of the city in all its glory. After a thorough exploration of the famous temple, you will journey to more of Bangkok’s coveted, Buddhist temples. Each temple with its distinct grand design epitomizes the country’s devotion to its spiritual tradition. From the last temple of the tour, you will transfer to your charming room across the Chao Phraya River.
In the evening, you will transfer to an upscale restaurant for an elaborate display of traditional Thai dancing. As the resplendent performances sweep you away, you will delight in intricately prepared Thai cuisine.
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Bangkok – The History of Thai Cuisine
Ayutthaya – Relics of the Past
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Bangkok – An Old-World on the Outskirts
Bangkok – Breakfast by the River
- Explore the magnificent temples of Bangkok after a captivating tour through the khlongs
- View enchanting and traditional Thai dance performances as well as an exuberant Cabaret Show
- Delight in Bangkok’s best dishes as you tuck into Michelin Star meals, fine-dine on a luxurious Chao Phraya River cruise, and witness panoramic views from a premier rooftop bar
- Visit leading museums and art galleries within Bangkok’s thriving creative district and heritage center
- Enjoy a private tour of the city’s renowned, authentic food and meet the chefs behind these coveted dishes
- Experience a traditional Thai floating market and high-end night market for an exhilarating shopping experience
- Discover historical Thai relics and learn more about the country’s fascinating history at the ancient cities of Ayutthaya and Samut Prakan
- Bask in a regal river cruise along the Chao Phraya River from Ayutthaya to Bangkok
The vibrant city of Bangkok boasts Thailand’s most captivating cultural sights and historical landmarks. On this 7-day tour of the bustling city and surrounding areas, you will uncover the history of Thailand with an immersive exploration of these key destinations. Begin your journey in the heart of the city, making yourself comfortable in your luxury 5-star suite. Then, transfer on an incredible temple tour via a long-tailed boat trip through the khlongs. After visiting the spectacular Buddhist temples, you will witness traditional Thai dancing that will be accompanied by an exquisite riverside dinner with sweeping cityscape views. The following day, you will continue your culturally immersive city tour with trips to leading museums and art galleries. Learn a great deal more about Thai heritage before ending the evening with a Michelin-Starred meal.
On your third day, delight in the country’s exquisite flavors. An in-depth food tour of the city will take you to renowned food vendors and first-class restaurants. You will have the opportunity to meet the master crafters of Thailand’s most coveted meals and sample their famous traditional dishes. Then, explore an authentic floating market for a unique shopping experience before enjoying a candlelit gourmet dinner on a luxury Chao Phraya River cruise. The following day, you will journey to the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Here, you will discover relics of the old-world and experience the awe-inspiring historical atmosphere of ancient Thailand. A night in your Siam-inspired boutique room will perfectly round off the heritage tour. On day 5, enjoy a regal boat cruise to Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River. Capture the riveting scenic setting while you relax and unwind. In the evening, you will visit a chic night market and view a captivating and traditional Cabaret performance.
Your sixth day of the tour will be spent further exploring Thai tradition, culture, and heritage. Your private transfer will take you to the ancient city of Samut Prakan, which is located on the outskirts of Bangkok. Here, you will spend the day learning more about the country’s diverse history and capturing the picturesque sights. In the evening, you will transfer to a premier rooftop bar for panoramic views of the city and gourmet Thai dining experience. The following day, you will visit a charming cafe on the banks of the Chao Phraya River for one last picture-perfect meal. Return to your hotel to collect your things before bidding your final adieus. Shortly after, you will depart for home, content in knowing that you have explored Thailand’s rich culture to the fullest. Make sure your perfect vacation is an unforgettable one by seeing additional Thailand travel ideas.
$1,997 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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