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5 DAYS UNSEEN BANGKOK AND RURAL CRUISE

Ayutthaya, Pathumthani & Bangkok

Cruise, History & Culture

Highlights

  • Insights into the history of Ayutthaya Kingdom (UNESCO) which lasted 417 years
  • Overnight boutique cruise to discover rural villages and temples
  • Off-the-beaten Bangkok through its spiritual trails, unseen canals or lush urban jungles
  • Optional unique dining with celebrity chef or at a futuristic platinum airplane

Discover the UNESCO historic site of Ayutthaya, a testament legacy into the country’s legendary past, before cruising through rural villages and islands into the glittering skyscrapers of Bangkok.

Despite its evergreen popularity, Bangkok is a city of hidden surprises. Our insider’s guide will bring you into rural villages hidden by jungle, unseen network of klongs or canals, or follow through spiritual trails where traditional monks lives still exist.

From

SGD 3,480 Per Person

5 Days 4 Nights

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Bangkok / Ayutthaya

Arrival in Bangkok / Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya
Nil

Arriving in Bangkok, we transfer to Ayutthaya. Depending on your arrival time, you can enjoy lunch at The Wine Ayutthaya, a contemporary restaurant with unique design, at own expense.

Enjoy a tour of Ayutthaya Historical Park (UNESCO), visiting Wat Mahathat famed for a tree growing around the stone carving of Buddha’s face, Wat Phra Si Sanphet which represents the finest example of Ayutthaya architecture, and Wat Yai Chaimongkhol’s impressive collection of seated Buddha images. Continue to local market and walk through the Muslim Quarter where if you’d like, you can purchase unusual local delicacies such as candy floss roti.

Day 02 Ayutthaya / Embark Chao Phraya River Cruise to Pathumtani

Ayutthaya / Embark Chao Phraya River Cruise to Pathumtani
Onboard
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Start with a morning tour of Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, built by King Rama IV with Italian-inspired influence. After visiting the gothic-inspired Wat Niwet Thammaprawat, at noon we embark on your luxury river barge as you sail pass various landmarks and rural sceneries. A stop will be made at a local river temple before reaching your overnight stop.

Day 03 Pathumtani / Disembark in Bangkok

Pathumtani / Disembark in Bangkok
Bangkok
Breakfast & Lunch included

As your cruise further downstream, we make a stop at Mon village of Ko Kret to partake in pottery workshop and if time permits, visit Wat Chalermprakiat in Nonthaburi area. You will disembark around 5pm at the Oriental Pier.

The evening is free at leisure or you can partake in optional unique dining:

  • Futuristic Airplane Dining (4-10pm, 6-11pm except Wed). Modelled after Noah’s Ark, Na-Oh Bangkok not only showcases great gastronomy but also features private antique and art collectibles.
  • Bespoke 9-Crouse Dining at Celebrity Chef’s Table (6.30-10pm; 4-16 pax). Meet and greet with Chef Pam who brought New York’s 3 Michelin stars experience into Bangkok’s private dining scene.

Day 04 Bangkok

Bangkok
Bangkok
Breakfast included

Choose from one of the following half-day morning Unseen Bangkok tours:

Option A: On the Blessing Trails. Start 7.30am to witness resident monks chanting their morning prayers at Wat Saket. After offering alms for health and safety blessings, take a short walk up to the temple’s golden hills with bell chimes and fantastic views of Rattanakosin neighbourhood. Make a stop at a small market to purchase sangkatan offering for donation at Wat Ratchabophit, before finishing at Tiger God Shrine, one of the oldest Taoist temples in Bangkok.

Option B: Unseen Khlong Thonburi. Board a longtail boat and admire Bangkok skyline from a unique viewpoint where glittering skyscrapers stand alongside traditional wooden and colonial houses. Pass the iconic Wat Arun into the intricate canal network of teak houses and modern mansions. Explore Wat Khun Chan, Wat Paknam and stop for a snack at Luang Prasit Canal Home.

Option C: Cycle Bangkok’s Jungle. After a short boat trip to Bang Kra Jao, set off 2h into a peaceful network of tropical plants, mangrove forests, traditional houses, golden temples and local markets with fresh produce. Enjoy delicious Thai dishes while learning about the friendly community life. On Sat or Sun, we also make a stop at Bang Nam Phueng’s large weekend market popular among the residents.

In the afternoon, visit Jim Thompson House. The charismatic American silk merchant’s leafy compound exhibits priceless antiques narrating Thai heritage and tradition. If time permits, continue to Ban Krua Nua, a local community with Thai silk shop and factory whom supplies for Jim Thompson House. Conclude with evening stroll at Wat Pho with its glittering chedi (please note that Reclining Buddha is not open at night).

Day 05 Departure from Bangkok

Departure from Bangkok
Nil
Breakfast included

Free day at leisure or you can enjoy one of the other unseen Bangkok tours at additional cost.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (Apr-Oct) • High Season (Nov-Mar)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$5,780
High Season: S$5,980
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$3,480
High Season: S$3,680
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$520
High Season: S$580

SALA Ayutthaya • Namthip CruiseSALA Rattanakosin Bangkok

Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya

SALA Ayutthaya (Deluxe River VIew)

Charming boutique hotel just across Chao Phraya River to the UNESCO-listed ancient capital of Thailand.

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Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya River

Namthip Cruise

A former Thai rice barge used to transport rice and sugar from Bangkok to remote riverside towns, luxuriously refurbished with a handsome hull of solid wood, timber, rattan and bamboo grass roof.

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Bangkok

Bangkok

SALA Rattanakosin (Wat Arun River View Deluxe)

Intimate riverside boutique hotel with award-winning restaurant and strategic location just a short walk to the Grand Palace.

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Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (Apr-Oct) • High Season (Nov-Mar)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$6,680
High Season: S$6,980
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$4,280
High Season: S$4,580
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$1,130
High Season: S$1,280

SALA Ayutthaya • Namthip Cruise • The Siam Bangkok

Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya

SALA Ayutthaya (One Bedroom Pool Suite)

Charming boutique hotel just across Chao Phraya River to the UNESCO-listed ancient capital of Thailand.

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Chao Phraya River

Chao Phraya River

Namthip Cruise

A former Thai rice barge used to transport rice and sugar from Bangkok to remote riverside towns, luxuriously refurbished with a handsome hull of solid wood, timber, rattan and bamboo grass roof.

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Bangkok

Bangkok

The Siam (Siam Suite)

An urban luxury masterpiece courtesy of the renowned architect Bill Bensley, set at the historic Dusit district amongst historical palaces, temples and museums.

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OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Futuristic Airplane Dining

Futuristic Airplane Dining

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD)

Minimum 2 Pax S$350
Minimum 4 Pax S$290
Bespoke 9-Course Dining at Celebrity Chef's Table

Bespoke 9-Course Dining at Celebrity Chef's Table

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD)

Minimum 2 Pax S$650
Minimum 4 Pax S$580

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • Meals as stated
  • All transportation & transfer
  • Local English-speaking expert guide
  • All entrance fees in sights stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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