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Bangkok Private Escape

A Private Tour of the Highlights of Bangkok

DESCRIPTION

Experience the history of Bangkok by day, and witness the city come to life at night in the many bars and clubs of Silom on this 5-day city break.

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Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
Starts In: Bangkok
Ends In: Bangkok
Group Size: Min 1
Deposit: 50%
Accommodation : 5-Star
Physical Rating: 1/5
Prices: Based on double occupancy

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HIGHLIGHTS

• Lap in Luxury at the gay-welcoming Sofitel So
• Marvel in the glory of the Grand Palace
• Visit Jim Thompson's House to learn about Thai Silk
• Take a fascinating food tour in the Bangrak Bazaar
• Witness the history of Thailand on day trip to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya
• Dance the night away in one of the many Silom gay bars
• Learn about modern Thai art

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ITINERARY:

Welcome to Bangkok, the City of Angels! You'll be welcomed at the airport and transferred to the fabulous Sofitel So Hotel in the heart of Silom. After you check in, you'll be transferred through time on an epic food tour in the Bangrak neighborhood/bazaar. The rest of your evening is free to relax in luxury at your hotel, or perhaps you'd like to take a walk to some of the local gay bars.

This morning you'll have a guided visit of Grand Palace, the home of the Thai Royal family, at the Royal Palace complex, including the Queen Sirikit Textile Museum. This will be followed by Wat Phra Kaew, home to the Emerald Buddha, one of Thailand's most sacred images. You'll also visit Wat Po, the largest temple in Bangkok, housing a 46m long, 15m high gold-plated reclining Buddha. You'll enjoy a local lunch before boarding a long-tail boat for a tour of the local canals where you'll understand why Bangkok was once known as the Venice of the East. This evening you'll be free until your gay guide picks you up from the hotel for a night tour of the Silom area, including a handful of the vibrant bars and clubs.

Today you'll visit Jim Thompson's House, a lovely garden-enclosed compound sitting on the bank of the Saen Saeb Canal, left behind by a middle-aged American man named Jim Thompson. His elegant residential enclave, comprising six traditional Thai teakwood houses transported from Ayutthaya and Bangkok’s Ban Krua community, echoes his 30-year love affair with Southeast Asian art and cultural heritage. You'll have an optional lunch before visiting MOCA - the Museum of Contemporary Art - which is home to some of the finest modern art in Thailand. Your evening is free to relax.

A morning drive to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya will transport you back in time to the Kingdom of Siam. During the peak of its realm, Ayutthaya was considered one of the finest cities in the world, with palaces filled in gold, and decorative monasteries. Today only a few ruins remain, but they are well worth the excursion! Arriving back in Bangkok in the afternoon you will have time to enjoy one of the city's famous restaurants such as Issaya Siamese Club.

There are no activities planned today. You are free to depart at any time, with your airport transfer included.

• Arrival/departure transfers to/from accommodation booked through OUT Adventures
• 4 nights accommodation at the 5-star, gay-welcoming Sofitel So Bangkok Hotel
• 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
• Guided tours of Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Po, Jim Thomposon's House, Ayutthaya

• Gay Nightlife tour
• Entrance to MOCA - the Museum of Contemporary Art
• Complimentary wireless internet
• Complimentary mini bar refreshed daily
• Travel insurance package covering medical, trip interruption & baggage loss

• International Airfare
• Meals & Activities not mentioned in itinerary

• Gratuities for Tour Guides ($5-$10 USD per person, per day)
• Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, porters (approximately $30 USD)

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