gateway to asia
Bangkok is an inspirational Gateway to Thailand and open up Indochina-Asia.
You instantly feel the buzz, the charm and the famous smiles, though there is much more to the Thai capital than this.
Underneath a modern city breathe Old traditions & a way of life that time and international influence can’t push aside.
A stroll in the old part of town or a river cruise into the narrow canals, peel a layer of the City and display a hidden charm.
Extravagant malls, street markets, old mystery, traditional Thai massage and mouthwatering local kitchen.
Great handpicked hotels.
Capture it all on a 4 day Brilliant Bangkok starter.
Experience the Bangkok buzz
4 days / 3 nights
Brilliant Bangkok includes:
|✓||The Brilliant world renowned Thai Massage.|
|✓||The Brilliant mouthwatering Thai Food and Classic dance.|
|✓||Private Half day City Tour with River Cruise.|
|✓||Private return Airport transfers.|
|✓||Selective Hotel in the heart of town with breakfast.|
A brilliant experience of the mysterious and charming City.
A city of unexpected surprises.
- Open Rooftop Dinner @Sofitel So Hi-So Cabana Restaurant
- Walking tour of the old town
- Cycling Sightseeing off the beaten track
$ 335 per pers.
Superior category, ( see Spec’s )
Travel period: 01. Apr. 2017 – 31. Mar. 2018
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival to Bangkok
Approx. 18:00hrs, walk to the Silom Village. A delicious thai buffet with all the local specialities and sweets are nicely set up adjacent to a stage where Thai dancers are performing the classical dance in their glittering costumes. After dinner, take a 10min stroll back to the hotel. DIY: You will be provided with a map and dinner voucher from us. Transfer: Private
Arriving in Bangkok international airport, you’ll be greeted with a bright Thai smile by our representative and a private transport to your hotel.
After checking into the hotel, some rest & relax time before this evening’s dinner.
The Silom Village is made up to resemble the traditional old Thai style. Spacious and charming in old wood with pillars and small houses. The houses has been turned into shops selling handicraft and silk.
Now the Silom area is buzzing with street markets and open for own exploration.
Within the Silom Area you can easily stroll to restaurant Silom Village having fun getting close up to buzzing streets along the way.
We make your reservation, just present your voucher to restaurant staff which function as your pre-made reservation and payment.
Meals: Dinner, excl. drinks.
Approx. 18:00hrs, walk to the Silom Village.
A delicious thai buffet with all the local specialities and sweets are nicely set up adjacent to a stage where Thai dancers are performing the classical dance in their glittering costumes.
After dinner, take a 10min stroll back to the hotel.
DIY: You will be provided with a map and dinner voucher from us.
Day 2: Bangkok inside - out!
Tour: Grand Palace, River Cruise & Massage
After a hearty breakfast we set out to catch Bangkok,
With our private van and local guide we takes a drive through town to the old part: “Rattanacosin”.
The Grand Palace & Wat Pho. ( 1 hr )
A magnificent place of cultural art, myth and Thai history which also houses the Jade Buddha statue, properly the most revered and sacred Buddha relic in Thailand.
Not far from the Grand Palace is oldest temple called ‘Wat Pho’ also known as the temple of the reclining Buddha.
Wat Pho is also an authentic therapeutic Thai massage school and home to the Chedis of the Kings.
At 46 meters in length and 15 meters high the Buddha is the largest in Bangkok and illustrates the passing of the Buddha into nirvana.
River Cruise. ( 45min )
From here we set out on the Chao Praya River and cruise through the charming canals where the local life and markets still thrives in small enclaves all along it’s meandering way.
We pass Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn along and many of the impressive buildings along the river,
Lunch a served at a local restaurant by the riverside.
Massage ( 1 hr )
On the way back to our hotel we stop at ‘Health Land’ which has professional well trained Thai massage therapists waiting for us.
In a beautiful soothing ambiance you have the choice of either one hour refreshing foot-massage or a one hour classic thai body-massage.
(massage in included)
From Health land to the hotel, transport is not included.
DIY: We will provide map details and your hotel is within walking distance.
The late afternoon with the remains of the day open for own exploration.
Tour: 1/2 day City Tour. Private. Approx. 3.5 hrs.
Massage: 1 hour Foot massage or 1 hour Thai body-massage.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch.
Day 3: Optional tours
Bangkok’s fun optionals
The day is free and easy at own disposal, Or join one or more of the fun optional tours:
- Walking tour of Chinatown,
- Cycle sightseeing, and/or
- RoofTop dinner at Sofitel So..
Walking Tour Chinatown: approx 3 hours.
We start early morning around 9:00 Hrs where your local guide will meet you at the hotel lobby.
Together we go by taxi to ‘Yaowarat’ or Bangkok’s Chinatown.
Starting point in the heart of Chinatown at temple: ‘Wat Trimit’ known as the temple of the Golden Buddha due to it’s 3 meter tall Buddha statue crafted from 5.5 tons of solid gold.
A fine example of the Thai Sukhothai era style religious art.
From here the trials takes us though busy streets, frenetic street markets, winding through narrow alleyways passing traditional old shop houses selling everything from Buddhist amulets to recycled truck engines.
Along the way we get up close with culture differences of local Thai, Chinese & Muslim communities living in harmony.
If traffic & time allows it we catch a local street-side ‘Tuk Tuk’ for short fun ride.
Obs: We do no recommend unguided ‘Tuk Tuk’ rides over longer distances due to poor safety standards.
If you wish to continue exploration on your own, your local guide can help with tips and advise.
Transport back to the hotel with local taxi.
Tour: Optional. Walking tour Chinatown. Private. Approx. 3 hrs. $38 p.p. ( min. 2 pers. )
Half day Cycle Sightseeing:
Cycle sightseeing is a fun a popular way to get really of the beaten track and explore of the local environment.
Together with Arne, Bangkok-by-bike, you can explore the ‘other side’ of Bangkok, known as Thonburi.
Starting point is close to ‘Khao San Road’ where the good bikes are ready for a spin.
Along the way Arne will guide you and tell more about the areas and surrounding.
On the way back, we load the bikes on to a Long Tail boat and cruise back to the starting point.
Morning 08-12:30 or afternoon tour, 13.-17:30.
Tour: Optional. Cycle Sightseeing. Joined. Approx. 4.5 hrs. $37 p.p.
Hi-So RoofTop dinner, high up in Bangkok’s skyline:
As the sun sets and the city turn on her glittering lights, the skyline comes alive.
Park society @The cool 5 star Sofitel So Hotel has a unique rooftop restaurant on the 29th floor with a stunning view of the Bangkok skyline.
Treat your love one to a nice dinner in a SO cool dining ambiance.
With our special offer, we make all the arrangement for you only to present a voucher to the restaurant staff.
Tour: Optional. Hi-So RoofTop Dinner. $75 ( 2 pers. )
Meals: Set Western Dinner. Excl. drinks.
Day 4: Departure
Depending on your flight schedule, or onwards plan, your private car is ready in due time for a safe transport to Bangkok’s international airport.
Continue to either south of Thailand and pearly white sandy beaches, or travel up north to Chiang Mai for another fantastic cultural experience.
We are happy to help and assist in any way possible,
Go for A Brilliant extension
From Bangkok, Thailand is open for the Explorer,
Venture out to the north of Thailand and into the Golden Triangle where Thailand meet Myanmar and Laos.
Or Cruise the Mekong river to Luang Prabang in Laos
Catch a palm fringed pearly withe sand beach surrounded with clear blue water.
We always extend a 10% discount on any additional package for our Explorers.
- 4 days / 3 nights itinerary
- Hotel with breakfast
- Private return airport transfers
- Buffet Thai dinner @ Silom Village
- 1/2 day private city tour, incl. lunch
- 1 Hours foot or thai body massage
- Local English speaking local guide
- All entrance fees, local taxes and service charges
Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate
The program starts in Bangkok and ends in Bangkok.
Besides the inclusions already in the program, we are happy always to help with international and domestic connections either by train or flight from and to, any destination in Thailand, Laos or Indochina.
Additional services are not included in the price and will be offered separately.
The Montien ( or similar )
Holiday Inn Silom ( or similar )
Sofitel So ( or similar )
So Cosy Room.
All accommodation is in a central location.
Room type upgrades are possible and are quoted ad hoc.
Accommodation can be arranged according to a specific request, preference, standard or wish.
All traveler with Indochina Explorers travel are covered under our local travel agent operator insurance which in case of accidents cover hospitalization or medical expenses.
Local insurances do not cover indemnity of theft, third-party indemnity, delays or loss of flights, repatriation, legal fees and other liabilities of personal loss or lost vacation time.
We encourage all travelers to have proper travel insurance coverage.