Bangkok | Khao Yai | Ayutthaya | River Kwai
6 days – 5 nights
exclusive experience of Central Thailand
An unique and exciting VIP trail that takes you from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park where we stay in luxury tents under the stars.
Visit a vineyard with Thai wine tasting.
To the old Siam capital of Ayutthaya to explore the historically beautifully decorated Thai arts and magnificent Buddha statues,
Overnight by the Riverside
To Kanchanaburi, and the famous River Kwai, with overnight in a floating hotel right on the river.
To climb the seven tiers of the natural Erawan waterfall and splash in the cooling water cascading down from the high mountains.
and The Floating Market, to return to buzzing Bangkok.
Thailand VIP Trail
Very Interested People
– for the very interested people,
Small exclusive groups of 4-8 persons traveling together with private guide in minivan.
Join a V-I-P party where you have the flexibility to get a step closer to the local environment, in a flexible program schedule.
Tour starts on Sundays with minimum 4 but maximum 8 VIP’s.
See calendar for dates.
All of a sudden your travel experience become more intimate as you engage with your experienced local guide to conduct the phase of stops & sights, road trips and insights according to your interest.
|Arrival and dinner|
|Day 2:||Khao Yai|
|Vineyard and wine tasting|
|The old capital and fine arts|
|Massage & overnight|
|Day 6:||Departure transport|
|Optional: Room upgrades|
|Optional: Beach stay|
Arrival & dinner
Upon arrival you are met by our airport representative.
Transfer to the hotel.
In the evening after settling in, we all join the local guide for short walk to a restaurant where we are treated to a Thai dinner in buffet style, accompanied by the classical tunes of Thai music with charming traditional dance performance.
Your guide will give a short brief about our exploration in the days ahead.
Overnight at The Montien Hotel, Superior room.
Wine tasting and Lux tents
Early morning breakfast and the local guide with minivan and chauffeur is ready for take off.
Approx. 09:00 am we start with a leisurely 4 hours drive out of Bangkok to Khao Yai national park.
Along the way you’ll see road side markets with fresh fruits of day coming directly from the local orchards.
Around noon time we reach the PB Valley vineyard Khao Yai.
Wine has become increasingly popular in Thailand and the wine from PB Valley is considered one of the best Thai wines.
We’ll get a tour of the winery, taste the wines and have a lunch here in the restaurant overlooking the fields.
After lunch we continue with an approx 1 hour drive to the Lala Mukha tented resort Khao Yai.
Check in and the afternoon is open to explore the surrounding nature from either the outdoor pool or nearby hiking trails.
In the evening we’ll enjoy a BBQ dinner as the sun sets over the park.
Lala Mukha is a beautifully set tented resort at the fringe of the Khao Yai national park.
We stay in the Eco Safari tents with shared facilities.
Upgrades to Deluxe Savanna Tent or Loft Tree House upon request.
Overnight Lala Mukha, Eco Safari Tent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Thai arts, World heritage.
Breakfast with freshly grounded coffee.
We spend the morning hours at Lala Mukha with some leisure time in the great outdoors.
At approx, 11:00 am we set out on about an hours drive through the country roads and local villages to the old capital of Siam, Ayutthaya.
Just before reaching Ayutthaya we stop for a local lunch.
Ayutthaya, today a world heritage site, was the capital of a Siamese kingdom that existed from 1351 to 1767.
It was described by foreign traders as one of the biggest and wealthiest cities in the East and included the Northern Shan states of present-day Myanmar, Lanna (Chiang Mai, Thailand), Yunnan & Shan Sri (China), Lan Xang (Laos), Champa (Vietnam) and some city-states in the Malay Peninsula.
We check in to our hotel at by the riverside, freshen up and set out to explore more of the city.
In an afternoon Ayutthaya tour we visit “Wat Phra Si Sangphet” the royal palace from 1350 AD.
“Wat Yai Chaimongkol” is located near the main Ayutthaya ruins, famous for an impressively large statue of the Reclining Buddha & the historical park.
Our guide will show and explain more about the cultural and religious fine arts which Ayutthaya is famous for.
Return to the hotel with the evening open for own exploration of the local markets.
Overnight Krungsri River Hotel, Standard room.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch,
Waterfall, River Kwai.
Breakfast & departing Ayutthaya early for Kanchanaburi.
Kanchanaburi is a province north of Bangkok in the Central Plains which borders to Burma (Myanmar).
Approx. 2.5 hours drive, we stop at the Erawan National park and famous Erawan waterfall cascading in 7 levels creating pools, each ready for refreshing dip.
Tip: Prepare a small back pack with swim wear and a towel in morning.
See more of Erawan Waterfall in our blog, here ..
We have a local lunch by the park before driving to our pier at the River Kwai.
By the river side we board a Thai long tail boat and sail down the River Kwai for about 20 min. until we reach to our floating Hotel.
On the river by the bank of the jungle, The River Raft floating hotel is a natural charming and very simple hotel.
Build up in pure natural materials there is no electricity, just candlelight and kerosene lamps to light up the evening.
The River Raft is operated by the Ethnic Mon-Burmese who live in the village nearby.
The Jungle Raft Floating hotel is charming, though basic and simple.
Set on the river but tied to the riverbank we still have the river movement and jungle sounds to accompany us.
The rooms are basic and the washroom do not have hot water.
Alternatively stay at Resotel upon request at no extra charge,
Resotel is located further down the river but on land, by the river side.
Dinner is served right here floating on the river to the sounds of the forest.
After dinner an optional Evening performance of the Mon-Burmese traditional dance. (chargeable)
Overnight at the River Kwai Jungle Raft. Standard room.
Incl. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Floating market & Thai massage
Breakfast while watching the mon-village elephants having their morning bath in the river.
The long tail boat is ready to take us back to the pier where our minivan is waiting.
After a short drive to Kanchanburi we stop and have a walk on the famous Bridge over the River Kwai.
No visit here is complete without a stop at the museum nearby, depicting some of the cruelties that happened here.
On the way back o Bangkok we visit the all time traditional Floating Market.
We reach the market the same ways the vendors do, by long tail boat.
A 20 min. fun cruise along the river ways in-and-out of small villages, to get to the market itself.
Here the vendors converge with fresh produce and trade boat-by-boat for the day.
We return to Bangkok in the afternoon.
Check in to the hotel, freshen up before having a 1 hour traditional soothing Thai body massage.
The evening is open and at own disposal.
Overnight at The Montien Hotel, Superior room.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch.
Departure or extend with a beach stay
Breakfast at the hotel coffee shop,
The morning is at own disposal.
Your private transfer to the airport is ready.
Schedule depending on flight schedule.
Optional: Extend with a beach stay at Hua Hin, approx. 3 hours drive south of Bangkok.
|All bookings are incl. of:|
|✓||2 nights Bangkok|
|✓||1 night Khao Yai|
|✓||1 night Ayutthaya|
|✓||1 night Kanchanaburi|
|✓||4 x lunch + wine tasting|
|✓||3 x dinner|
|✓||All local taxes.|
Level of difficulty: Easy.
The tour is joined with other travellers.
Each tour on the specific dates are operated with minimum 4 persons and maximum 8 per minivan and local guide.
The guided language is English.
Your local guide travel and guide you along the full tour from day 1 to day 6.
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, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or anywhere in Indochina.
Additional services are not included in the price and will be offered separately.
|Premium category||4 Star|
|Montien Hotel (or similar)
Eco Safari tent ( shared facilities ),
Deluxe Savanna tent ( private facilities )
|Krungsri River Hotel (or similar)
|River Kwai Junglerafts
|River Kwai Resotel
|Extra bed available for 3 person upon req.|
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.