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5-Day Essential Bangkok Tour

Bangkok & Beyond: Temples, Markets & Ancient City

You will cover the Bangkok City highlights: Wat Pho, Grand Palace, Wat Arun and China Town. Extend to Ayutthaya for its historic splendor and deep into Maeklong Railway Market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market for the local lifestyle experience.

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  • Best for: first-timers
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample price:US$989 each (2 per room)*

*The price is based on a private tour of 2 people. The cost for a customized private SE Asia tour from US$200/person/day

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Tour Highlights

Soak up the exotic charm of Thailand's capital city-Bangkok.

bangkok city tour

Explore Ayutthaya's historic sites & take a long-tail boat ride spotting riverside life.

discover Ayutthaya

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Thailand's local markets.

the floating market

Itinerary in Detail

Day 1
Bangkok Arrival
  • Welcome to Bangkok! Your guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to the hotel.
  • Take the rest of the day for jetlag adjustment or wander around your hotel.
Day 2
Bangkok City Highlights Exploration
  • Start your day by visiting the grand Wat Pho, where is the home of the most renown Reclining Buddha. A holy ceremony is held here every day, and you will have an opportunity to witness it if you happen to arrive early enough.
  • Move on to visit the iconic Grand Palace, then hop on a long-tail boat and cruise to Wat Arun for its fascinating sight.
  • Spend the rest of day by wandering around the bustling China Town at your own pace.
Take a long-tail boat to Wat Arun
Take a ride on a long-tail boat to Wat Arun
Day 3
A Day Tour to Ayutthaya: Modern to Ancient World
  • We'll pick you up from your hotel in Bangkok and drive for an hour to Ayutthaya.
  • Immerse yourself in Thai architecture at Bang Pa In, the former Royal Summer Residence.
  • Explore the representative sights of Ayutthaya Historical Park including Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon and Wat Phanan Choeng.
  • Take a scenic long-tail boat ride, spotting local life & interacting with gentle elephants (feeding included!).
  • Savor an authentic Thai culinary experience at a Michelin restaurant in Ayutthaya, boasting stunning river views.
  • Immerse yourself in history at Wat Phra Si Sanphet, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • After a day filled with architecture, culture, history, and delicious Thai cuisine, depart Ayutthaya and head back to Bangkok.
Ayutthaya Historical Park
The Ayutthaya Historical Park
Day 4
A Market Tour to Experience Local Lifestyle
  • Rise early and head out to Mahachai Market, the largest seafood market in Thailand.
  • Embark on a local 3-wheeled bicycle trip to Bangkok's first train station where you will board a train to Maeklong Railway Market. Experience the market from a unique perspective: onboard the train! Avoid the crowds and observe the daily routine of locals as the train moves slowly through the market.
  • Proceed to another market highlight — Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Climb aboard a long-tail boat and navigate through the canals, passing fruit plantations, seasonal produce, flowers, and local residences.
  • After these incredible experiences, your guide will accompany you back to Bangkok.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Day 5
Bangkok Departure
  • Your unforgettable Bangkok tour comes to an end. Your guide will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight back home.
  • Thanks for traveling with Global Highlights and we hope to help you again soon.

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Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Let us know your preferences and we'll find your ideal hotel.

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Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn (4-star)

Tour Price:

6 days from
US$989 p/p(based on a private tour for 2 people)
  • The price is based on a private tour during the low season with 4-star hotel options.
  • The price varies based on program, travel date, number of people.
  • We could also price a tour including both 4-star and 5-star hotels for you.
  • The price for a child younger than 8 is approximately 80% of the adult's price.
  • We accept payments in multiple currencies (GBP, AUD, CAD, EUR...).

Price Includes:

  • Privately-driven air-conditioned vehicle with ample space (except where stated)
  • English-speaking local guide for the sightseeing
  • Attraction tickets and itinerary activities
  • Accommodation for all nights
  • Hotel breakfasts and itinerary lunches/dinners
  • 24/7 helpline while touring
  • Governmental taxes

Price Excludes:

  • International flights not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overweight luggage more than 20 kg per person
  • Visa fee, if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses

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