Pick up from the hotel in the early morning and drive to Kanchanaburi Province, which is located 129 kilometers west of Bangkok. Visit the 1942-built ♦ Bridge over the River Kwai. 90,000 workmen from Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Indonesia died during construction, along with over 16,000 POWs from England, Australia, Holland, and the United States. Then, travel to the Thailand-Burma Railway
Center and the ♦ Donrak War Cemetery, where 6,982 POWs’ remains are interred. Then get on the well- known “Death Railway” and travel the thrilling path while looking out over the Kwai Noi River.
Enjoy a three-hour trip to ♦ Elephant Home and Nature after lunch. All of the elephants at this unique sanctuary for them have been rescued from zoos, circuses, taxi elephant camps, and the logging industry. It is situated exactly near to the Kwai Noi River. To housing and providing rehabilitation for elephants, the 22.5-acre Elephant Home and Nature was established. Learn everything there is to know about elephants for three hours as you explore their behaviors, nature, emotional signs, and mahouts’ way of life. Make sticky rice balls with a blend of banana, pumpkin, and vitamin B to feed them. Enjoy a river Kwai bath with the elephants.
Early morning, drive to Ratchaburi Province. Visit the famous ♦ Damnoen Saduak Floating Market where farmers and merchants load their goods on small “Sampan” boats to meet and trade.
Then further to Nakhon Pathom to visit the temple ♦ Wat Phra Pathom Chedi with its upside-down bell shape sacred Chedi (Lankan style), which was built by King Rama IV and completed in the reign of King Rama V in 1870 AD to house the3 Lord Buddha’s relics. The height from the ground to the top crown is some 120.45 meters, and the total diameter at the base is 233.50 meters.
After lunch at a local restaurant, drive to Ayutthaya, one of Thailand’s historical world heritage and majestic highlights. Serving as the capital for 417 years (1350-1767), it was once glorified as one of the biggest cities in the world, a Southeast Asia center for civilizations. During the 17th century, most foreign visitors to Ayutthaya, traders, or diplomats alike, claimed Ayutthaya to be the most illustrious and glittering city that they had ever visited.
After breakfast, explore some of the numerous magnificent structures and ruins concentrated in and around the Historical Park of Ayuthaya, surrounded by the Chao Phraya, the Pasak, and the Lopburi Rivers.
Visit the important historical sites of ♦ Wat Phra Si Sanphet, ♦ Wat Mahatat, and ♦ Wat Chai Wattanaram, located in the historical park which has been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
Then continue your trip to Khao Yai National Park, which covers an area of 2,168 square kilometers in the Phanom Dong Rak mountain range, stretches over 4 provinces including Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi, and Prachin Buri. Khao Yai became Thailand’s first national park on 18th September 1962 and is also originally recognized as the National Park Heritage of Asian Group Countries. The park is comprised of mixed forests and rainforests with some wide plains and grasslands interspersed with verdant forests. There are many valuable plants, including commercial plants, scented plants, and herbs. In addition, there are several mountains with peaks ranging from 800 to 3,000 meters above sea level making Khao Yai a cool climate area, even in summer.
After breakfast, visit ♦ Haew Suwat Waterfalls and enjoy 2 hours trekking on one of nature trails to explore fauna and flora of the national park with a park ranger.
Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch visit ♦ the biggest vineyard in Khao Yai. Enjoy a guided tour of the vineyards with an explanation about the various wine grapes on the estate. The tour also includes other fruit orchards such as dragon fruit, passion fruit and others as this is a point of interest to many visitors. A tour of the Winery includes a wine tasting at the wine tasting and education center.
Drive back to Bangkok and transfer to your hotel.