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Bangkok and Beyond

4 days / 3 nights
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Thailand’s must-see historical sights are covered in this luxury 4-day tour that takes you from boisterous Bangkok to the lazy city of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam. This specially-crafted journey by Remote Lands also makes a stop in Kanchanaburi, location of the Bridge on the River Kwai. 

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  • Architecture: Bangkok's Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and Temple of the Dawn are all unique examples of Thai architecture and particularly stunning at sunrise and sunset.
  • Ayutthaya: The best way to arrive at the ancient palace and temple ruins of Ayutthaya is along the majestic Chao Phraya on a luxury river cruise.
  • The Death Railway: Kanchanaburi is the site of the infamous "Bridge on the River Kwai," which was built by prisoners of war during World War II.


Day 1


On Day 1 of the Bangkok and Beyond tour, we take you to Bangkok's most famous site - the Grand Palace, a sprawling complex of buildings including the revered Wat Phra Kaew, aka the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Next, buckle up for a thrilling longtail boat ride through the canals of Thonburi for a glimpse at local river life, then head to Wat Arun - the Temple of the Dawn - or visit Wat Po and the Reclining Buddha. 

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Why We Love This Hotel

Chao Phraya Views: Every guest room, suite, and villa at Capella Bangkok - as well as the dining venues and many of the facilities - boast river views. What's more, the sun sets just across the river from the property, casting gorgeous orange hues over the hotel and providing superlative evening sundowner locations from anywhere on the grounds.

A New Riviera: The Riviera theme continues in Capella Bangkok's fine dining restaurant, Côte by Mauro Colagreco, where the three-Michelin-star chef has reinterpreted French-Italian Riviera flavors, inspired by traditional recipes and culinary heritage.

Sophistication & Luxury: From contemporary design featuring custom artwork by local Thai artists, to the expansive wellness center with water therapy and locally-inspired treatments, to a desserts-and-cocktails salon bedecked in black and gold, the Capella Bangkok exudes finesse.

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Capella Bangkok Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Location: While Bangkok is home to several world-class hotels, only a handful are situated right on the Chao Phraya River. We love the Four Seasons Hotel for its amazing riverside location with easy access to the city center. This property is ideal for seclusion and relaxation and yet is still close to the action.

Design: The architects have carefully considered the blending of indoor and outdoor space to create a light and complementary blend of modern design and serene green spaces.

Spaciousness: The property stretches over 1,100 feet along the banks of the Chao Phraya River, also known as, "The Grand Duke,” leaving plenty of room for spacious suites, lush outdoor grounds and two infinity pools.

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Four Seasons Bangkok Preferred Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Positioned on the Chao Phraya River, The Siam can be reached by boat or car. Guests can travel to major sightseeing locations, such as the Grand Palace and Wat Arun, by ferry.

History: The Siam was faithfully created in vintage style, incorporating Chinese and Thai motifs in a chic Art Deco design style.

Service: This boutique property offers personalized attentive service from one of the most respected hoteliers in Thailand, the Sukosol Group.

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The Siam Hotel Preferred Hotel

Day 2


Today you unlock the secrets behind Thailand's delicious cuisine with a Thai cooking class, held in a cooking school by the river. Select fresh ingredients from the organic gardens, then prepare Thai favourites in this hands-on activity. The wonderfully fragrant and brightly-hued flower market is next on the itinerary, where garlands and bundles of fresh flowers are trucked in from the north. After that, it's onto bustling Chinatown for dinner, where the city's best Chinese seafood draws tourists and locals alike.


Day 3


In the morning we embark on a trip to nearby Kanchanaburi, just a couple of hours' drive from Bangkok. It's here the infamous Death Railway crosses the Bridge on the River Kwai, now a peaceful and solemn memorial to the POWs of World War II. Next up, its a visit to the Mon Tribal Village to enjoy cultural performances and some traditional Mon food, then to the breathtaking Erawan Waterfall. To truly appreciate the serenity of this beautiful city, guests can check into The Float House, a luxurious resort situated on the River Kwai.

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Idyllically located on a scenic stretch of the River Kwai around 15km from Kanchanaburi, the resort consists of 12 floating wooden villas along with a floating bar and restaurant, all with direct river views. All villas come with free WiFi and also boast a television and DVD player.

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Day 4


The day begins with a drive to Ayutthaya, Siam's ancient capital. After a leisurely lunch aboard the boat, we explore Ayutthaya's majestic ancient temples - Wat Chai Watthanaram, Wat Phra Si Sanphet and Wat Mahathat. In the afternoon, it's back to Bangkok for travels onward.

Why Remote Lands?

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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.


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