Days
3
Price from
£295GBP

Enter the wonderful world of Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city. It’s a heady mixture of ancient traditions and slick modernity, where bustling bazaars and world-class cuisine are only the beginning. Discover the golden stupas of some of Thailand’s most important Buddhist architecture and cruise the klongs (canals) for a perfect snapshot of local life.

Independent Experiences

Independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short ‘mini tours’ that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for 1-3 travellers, come accompanied by a local Peregrine guide and depart daily.


Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Bangkok, Thailand
Country
Thailand
Style
Peregrine
Code
PABKX
Physical rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 3

Why we love this trip

  • Uncover the stunning buildings around every corner in the marvelous Grand Palace complex, the former home of the kings of Siam

  • The chance to journey through the many different flavours and dishes of what many consider the best street food in the world

  • Draw on the knowledge of a local guide and learn the history and stories of the city’s most impressive sights

  • Enjoy ample free time for flexibility and the chance to make your own discoveries, exploring the city as you please

  • Discover a more peaceful side to this frenetic city while dining on an evening cruise down Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River

Is this trip right for you?

  • In the summer months Thailand can get very hot. Pack light cotton clothing that covers legs and shoulders to wear respectfully when walking around temples, be sure to drink lots of water, and use adequate skin protection.

  • This trip gives you the chance to travel privately, just you and/or your booking party, and discover Bangkok with an English-speaking local guide at your side. You will have free time in the evenings for your own interests, but your guide will be on hand to recommend things like activities and restaurants.

Itinerary

Welcome to Thailand. Bangkok is a heady mixture of ancient traditions and slick modernity, where bustling bazaars and world-class cuisine are only the beginning. An airport arrival transfer is included, please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or no later than 14 days prior to travel. Once you have provided your details a transfer representative will be booked to meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Your local guide will meet and greet you at the hotel upon your arrival, where they will give you some tips on how to spend your first day exploring and the best place for dinner. With your free time, perhaps acquaint yourself with this colourful and frenetic city of tuk tuks and traditional khlong boats winding down the Chao Phraya River by tucking into world famous street food.
Accommodation
  • Royal Princess Larn Luang Hotel or similiar (1 night)
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Your exploration of the Bangkok continues with a city tour today. Get in early to avoid the big crowds at one of the ‘must-sees’ – the Grand Palace. This sprawling complex houses numerous ornate structures that highlight the grand architectural traditions of Thailand. Just some of the stunning buildings are the Great Chakari Palace, Phra Mondhop, decorated with stunning glass mosaics, and an impressive miniature replica of Angkor Wat. Inside Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) are intricate murals, an exquisite solid gold statue of Buddha, and supposedly a relic of bone of the enlightened Buddha. You’ll also cross over the road to Wat Pho, one of the ‘trinity’ of Bangkok temples, with a 46-metre long gold plated Buddha reclining inside. Even the feet of this statue are incredible, three metres long and intricately decorated with mother of pearl. The temple grounds are equally fascinating, filled with beautifully decorated stupas, halls, and shrines. In your free time this afternoon you might choose to visit the chaotic tourist mecca of Khao San Road, take a riverboat to Chinatown and explore the crowded streets, or have a relaxing Thai massage. Finish the day with an evening river cruise down the famous ‘khlongs’ (canals) through the heart of Bangkok with dinner included. Life along these canals seems a world away from the chaotic streets of the capital.

Please see important information in the "packing"' section of the trip notes regarding strict dress code for the Grand Palace visit.
Accommodation
  • Royal Princess Larn Luang Hotel or similiar (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Khlong Tour Wharf Fees (Pinklao Pier & Tatien Pier)
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho Temple
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Your experience in Bangkok ends today after breakfast. There are no activities planned until your included departure transfer to the airport. Additional accommodation is available to extend your stay or you may like to add on another of our Independent Experiences or Urban Adventures in Thailand or South East Asia.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

2 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Boat, Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights)

Included Activities

  • Khlong Tour Wharf Fees (Pinklao Pier & Tatien Pier)
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace
  • Bangkok - Khlong boat (canal) tour
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho Temple

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Essential Trip Information

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