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Old Siam & The River Kwai + Koh Samet Extension OSK

Visiting: Thailand
Tour Duration 15 Days

Thailand Cultural Adventure with Koh Samet

Discover the cultural side to Thailand as we explore hilltop temples, cruise on a converted rice barge and unwind on the island of Koh Samet. We discover the ruined temples of the former royal capital Ayutthaya and visit the renowned 'Bridge over the River Kwai'. We take a longtail boat along the Kwai Noi River to jungle raft houses from where we ride elephants through the jungle, visit a Mon village and try bamboo rafting. Finally we travel to the tropical beaches of Koh Samet, an unspoilt National Park, where we can relax on the pristine beaches, snorkel in the clear waters or enjoy a boat trip around secluded bays.

Tour Highlights

  • Bangkok - Explore the glittering Grand Palace complex and Wat Po, the beautiful temple of the Reclining Buddha
  • Chiang Mai - Bustling walled old town and the serene hillside Doi Suthep Temple
  • Sukhothai - Cycle around the historic park housing the remains of this ancient capital
  • Kanchanaburi - Jungle rafts, minority villages and the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Koh Samet - Golden sand beaches and warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Bangkok

  • 2
    In Bangkok; train to Chiang Mai

  • 3
    Arrive Chiang Mai; visit Doi Suthep

  • 4
    In Chiang Mai

  • 5
    Drive to Sukhothai

  • 6
    Exploring Sukothai, Drive to Phayuha Khiri; rice barge on Chao Phraya River to Uthai Thani

  • 7
    Rice barge on Chao Phraya River; drive to Ayutthaya

  • 8
    Drive to Kanchanaburi; train and boat to River Kwai

  • 9
    On the River Kwai

  • 10
    Boat and drive back to Bangkok

  • 11
    Early morning transfer by minibus and ferry to Koh Samet

  • 12
    On Koh Samet

  • 13
    On Koh Samet

  • 14
    Return to Bangkok; Free afternoon

  • 15
    Tour ends Bangkok

Tour notes

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Old Siam & The River Kwai + Koh Samet Extension
4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. Read reviews
Included meals 13 3 3
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Train, Boat
3 nights Comfortable Hotel
1 night Basic Overnight Train
8 nights Standard Hotel
2 nights Simple Raft House
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16