The Best Central Thailand

Trip code: VLTL-02(THO02)
Trip duration: 5Days / 4 Nights
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Bangkok-Chacheongsao -Prachinburi -Sa Kaew – Aranyaprathet-Bangkok
Starts/Ends trip: Bangkok/Aranyaprathet
Trip type’: Natural, historical & cultural.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok - Chacheongsao
Day 2: Chacheongsao - Prachinburi
Day 3: Prachinburi
Day 4: Prachinburi – Sa Kaew - Aranyaprathet
Day 5:Aranyaprathet – Departure (Border / Bangkok)

Morning, pick-up from your hotel in Bangkok and take a journey back through time, heading to the lesser known and peaceful town of Chacheongsao you will stop en route at a 100-year old canal side market called Talad Klong Suan, a traditional market on the banks of Prawetburirom Canal which has being going for more than a century spreading over Samut Prakhan and Chachoengsao, you will be impressed by the simple lifestyle. Visit Wat Sothorn Wararam with its dramatic ordination hall housing one of the most sacred Buddha Images in Thailand. Then take a leisure boat trip along Banpakong River. Disembark at Talad Baan Mai, another hundred-year-old market filled with beautiful old shop houses, where you will have time to enjoy a wide variety of Thai food and desserts with a recommendation from our guide for delicious local dishes. Take a walk to visit a nearby ancient Chinese Temple, Wat Leng Hok Yee, a sibling temple to Wat Leng Nei Yi in Bangkok China Town. Afternoon, drive to visit Muban Namtan Sot, the palm sap village and the sole production source of ready-to-drink palm sap in the East. See the procedures of making palm sap from a palm tree and witness the lifestyle of farmers who make palm sap.
Continue to visit Wat Po Bangkla with its remarkable flying foxes. The trees within this peaceful temple are the home for thousands of fruit bats. During the day, they cling upside down off the branches of the trees, but at night they wake and leave to search for food. Then take a late afternoon cruise around Koh Lad, an agriculture homeland of Chacherngsao. Continue to the resort for check-in and rest of the day free at leisure.
Overnight at Wangtara Resort.

Breakfast at the resort. Depart for a visit of Murrah Farm (buffalo farm), the first and only buffalo milking farm in Thailand producing dairy products from buffalo milk such as ready to drink milk, ice cream, yogurt and mozzarella cheese. These buffaloes have unique characteristics such as black skin, curly horns and large udder. The buffalo milk is widely popular especially in Italy where buffalo milk will be specifically used to produce Mozzarella cheese. The two main factors that distinguish buffalo milk from other animal milk are its higher percentage of protein/fat and its lower cholesterol concentration. (If it is the right season and if the timing allows it, we will visit Mango Orchards or a Hydroponic vegetable plantation, both famous products of Chacheongsao) Enjoy lunch at Murrah Farm and try some fresh cheese from the farm. Afterwards depart for Prachin Buri, with a stop en route to visit Sa Morakot Ancient Site located in Wat Morakot, these are gigantic Buddhist sites and the most fascinating attraction is the largest and oldest Buddha footprints which were carved on the natural laterite floor dated between 13th to 15th centuries B.E. Another interesting thing to see is Sa Morakot which is a rectangular pool, with the total area of about 25 Rai. It is assumed that this pool was dug as a reservoir. Then if time allows it, visit Si Mahosot Ancient Towns constructed in the Davaravati Period. There are moats, earth walls and more than 100 interesting ancient venues, most of the archeological materials are related to Hinduism. Arrive at the hotel and check-in for the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Tawa Ravadee Hotel

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, depart for a visit of Ban Dongbang a village with flourishing rice fields and fruit rchards as well as a mid-size trees growing site suitable for landscape gardening. Ban Dongbang has supplied a wide variety of organic herbs to the province’s Chao Phraya Abhaibhubej Hospital - the country’s largest producer of herbal products. Continue to visit Chao Phraya Abhai bhubate building, an ancient monument which is located in the Hospital and was constructed in 1909 as a residence for King Rama V for his royal visit to Prachin Buri. Its architecture is a 2-storey Renaissance building with the front porch featuring a central dome, floral designs ornate the outside walls, doors and windows while the inside is decorated in western style. It is now a Thai Traditional Medicine Museum, the centre for collection of Thai traditional books, herbs, medicine, and local medicine. It is also a study centre for research and dissemination of knowledge on the local lifestyle related to herbs and medicine. You will also have the opportunity to try a traditional Thai massage at this place. Lunch at a local restaurant. Then visit Wat Kaeo Phichit located on the right coast of Bang Pakong River, an old and major temple, which was built in 1879 by a Prachin Buri millionaire. Continue to Yusuksuwan Museum, exhibiting a collection of lamps and other old items of various uses such as wares, toys, books and household appliances. The museum is surrounded by a superb well-arranged garden. Before returning to the hotel, stop to visit Phan Hin Ancient Monument, a large square ancient monument made solely of laterite, 15.50 metres wide on each side. It is a shrine for the Hindu God, Vishnu, built between the 7th - 9th Centuries in the reign of King Jayavarman I of Chenla. Arrive at the hotel for the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Tawa Ravadee Hotel

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning, depart for a visit of Pang Sida National Park, featuring beautiful steep undulating mountain ranges, evergreen forests, deciduous dipterocarp forest and savanna. It is also one of the rare remaining sources of freshwater crocodiles and place of origin of many rivers and streams. Visit Pang Sida Waterfall and the View Point, then visit Tha Krabak Reservoir, a large reservoir under the Royal Initiative of H.M. the King to improve the irrigation system on the plain in the valley. Continue to Chong Klam Bon Wildlife Captive Breeding Centre under the Royal Initiative of H.M the Queen, to be a breeding station for rare and endangered animal species. It is also a research station on wildlife, providing knowledge and understanding on wild animals. Picnic lunch will be served. Continue to Sadok Kok Thom and en route visit La-Lu historical site, which means “penetrated” in Khmer language, it describes a natural phenomenon caused by the erosion of rainwater and the subsidence or collapse of soil. The condition of some parts of the soil at this place is hard and durable, however the wind has eroded it into many shapes similar to a city wall or cliffs, while some are pillars. Then, visit Sadok Kok Thom, another important historic site in Sa Kaeo, this Khmer style sandstone castle was established to house idols and to be the site for conducting Hindu rituals, the castle comprises three towers.
Check-in at the hotel for free time at leisure.
Overnight at Aran Mermaid Hotel

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning, visit Talat Rong Kluea, renowned for selling secondhand brand garments at very cheap prices. Originally, brand clothes in good condition were donated to Cambodian people through the United Nations. Cambodian people then brought the clothes back and sold them at the Thai border. At present, there are no more donated clothes; nevertheless, the market is still popular because of its former business.
After the visit, transfer to Aranyaprathet border and cross to Poipet, Cambodia (Clients will cross border and arrange visa formalities by their own). Otherwise, transfer back to your hotel in Bangkok or Bangkok Airport for the departure flight to next destination.

Price Include:

Services of local drivers and private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers
Services of local English speaking guides during all tours and transfers .(other language guides available on request with additional fee)
Twin/double share accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels. For the single traveler must add the single supplement price.
Admission fees for all sights visited
Meals as indicated in itinerary with B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner (all meal are set menu with Thai food & service at local restaurants) If you have any specific food requirements: vegetarian, vegan, food allergies…please inform us in advance so that we can provide & notice to our restaurant.
Services charge & government taxes

Price Excludes:

All airfares and airport taxes to & from Thailand
Hotels before & after trip in Bangkok
Optional visits to sights not mentioned in the program
Early check in ( before 2PM) & late check out ( after 12:00)
Surcharge fees in peak season ,national holidays & weekend
Compulsory meal at hotels
Admission fees during free time
Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, etc
All alcoholic and drinks at mealtimes
Camera and video cameras fees if applicable
Compulsory Personal Travel Insurance (It should cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation, in the event of accident of illness, client must buy before departure day)
Tips for guide, driver, boat crew & hotels' porters
Meals other than those mentioned above
Other services not clearly indicated in the Inclusion Package above.
Bank fees

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