3 Days Highlights of Bangkok and Beyond

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    Bangkok Beyond

    Our mission is to make you love Thailand and to make you want to come back again and again.

    Through our intimate knowledge of the country, the culture and the people we will show you aspects that you probably won’t see traveling on your own or through travel companies based in other countries. At the same time half of the management staff in Bangkok Beyond are Norwegians so we also know about what western tourists expect, and what they like and dislike.

    • 3 Days
    • Private Tour
    • Bangkok, Thailand

    Get the full Bangkok experience in only 3 days. You will visit the must sees in and around Bangkok with a professional and safe driver and a knowledgeable licensed English speaking tour guide.


    • Spend a day visiting Bangkok’s most famous temples and the Royal Palace plus do a canal tour and experience Chinatown
    • Take a trip to one of the most unique markets in the world, Maeklong Railway Market and the popular and picturesque Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
    • Journey to the ancient kingdom of Ayutthaya and see the most famous sights such as Bang Pa In Palace and the Buddha Head in the Tree in Wat Mahathat


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    Price Includes

    • Pick up the first day (at your hotel or at the airport depending on where you stay)
    • 2 x breakfast
    • 3 x lunch
    • 2 nights hotel (your choice between 3 or 5 star) in the centre of Bangkok
    • All entrance fees as specified
    • Canal tour
    • Boat ride at floating market
    • Private transport by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Knowledgeable, licensed English speaking tour guide
    • Drop off the last day (anywhere in Bangkok or at the airport)

    Day 1Temple and City tour (Lunch)

    The pick up place can be wherever you want inside Bangkok or at the airport. However, since you spend the entire day sightseeing, starting from the airport is only possible if you arrive early in the morning. 

    On your first day, the guide will take you to the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. After exploring the Palace grounds, your tour continues on to Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), one of the oldest and largest temples in the Thai capital. 

    After lunch at a local Thai restaurant, you will escape the heat and noise of the city, and climb aboard a longtail boat and venture on the River of Kings (Chao Phraya River). You will glide through canals and see another side of Bangkok that you have never seen before. At the end of the canal tour you will visit Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks. 

    Last stop of the day is Yaowarat, one of the largest Chinatowns in the world and one of Bangkok’s most vibrant neighborhoods. You will also visit the Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market), Thailand’s largest wholesale flower market. 

    At the end of the tour, we will take you to your hotel and get you checked in.

    Day 2Local markets outside Bangkok (Breakfast & Lunch)

    The second day, you will visit Maeklong Railway Market which is probably the most unique market in the world. In Thai the market is known as “Talad Rom Hub”, which means ‘folding umbrella market’. Shops shaded by umbrellas or awnings line the narrow track on both sides. When a train approaches and the driver blows the horn, chaos happens: vendors rush to close their umbrellas and awnings, along with clearing all goods that will obstruct the coming train. Once the train has passed, everything is put back in place and it’s business as usual.

    Then it is time to continue to Damnoen Saduak, the most popular and picturesque floating market selling colorful handicrafts and fresh produce. Take an unforgettable long-tail boat ride through the canals and experience the lifestyle of the locals who live and work on these interconnected waterways.

    Have lunch at a local restaurant before we drive to Wat Bang Kung. This temple dates from the Ayutthaya period. It is often overlooked by tourists and Thais alike, the temple appears to be emerging from within a banyan tree and is set in beautiful natural surroundings.

    On the way back to Bangkok, depending on the season, you will stop at a salt field or a coconut plantation for some photos.

    Day 3Temple ruins and the Summer Palace (Breakfast & Lunch)

    On this last day of the tour, on the way to Ayutthaya, you will visit Bang Pa In Palace, built during the reign of King Rama IV. Inside the palace, you can see a perfect blend of oriental and western architectural styles in a well maintained garden and a large pond surrounded by elegant royal residential buildings. 

    We continue to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand. It was once one of the biggest and most prosperous cities in the world. A visit to Ayutthaya is a journey back in time and here you will explore some of the most famous temple ruins.

    The architectural style of Wat Chaiwatthanaram is influenced by the world-renowned Angkor temples in Cambodia. Its most unique feature is a large central prang (Khmer-style pagoda) surrounded by smaller prangs.

    After the visit to the temple you will have lunch at a local riverside restaurant.

    Now it is time to go to Wat Phra Si Sanphet. The distinctive three chedis of the temple is one of the most famous sights in the ancient capital. It was the holiest temple on the site of the old Royal Palace in Ayutthaya until the city was completely destroyed by the Burmese in 1767.

    Wat Phra Mongkhon Bophit is situated next to Wat Phra Si Sanphet and is the next stop. Its large bronze seated Buddha image is one of the largest bronze Buddha images in Thailand. 

    A visit to Ayutthaya is not complete without a stop at Wat Mahathat, where you can find one of Thailand’s most recognisable images: the Buddha head entwined within the roots of the tree. 

    Your 3 Days Highlights of Bangkok and Beyond has come to an end and it is time to say goodbye. Our driver will drop you off within Bangkok area or at the airport in time for your flight.