Wat Po & Time on Your Own in Bangkok

9.5 hours | Bangkok (Laem Chabang) | L C 1 - 1 8 0
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  • Wat Po
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your full-day tour begins as you board your motorcoach for a scenic, two and a half hour drive to Bangkok, considered the "Venice of the East." En route, you'll travel through tropical countryside offering picturesque views of tapioca fields and small rural towns. Keep your camera ready for a myriad of photo opportunities.

Your first destination is the awe-inspiring Wat Po, one of the largest and oldest wats (temples) in Bangkok. Founded in the 17th century, Wat Po is home to more than one thousand Buddha images, as well as the Reclining Buddha, one of the largest single Buddha images. In 1832, King Rama III enlarged the temple and turned it into a center of learning, making it Thailand's first university. The temple is also considered the pre-eminent place of learning for the ancient Thai medicinal art of massage.

You're free to browse for souvenirs in the small local gift shop inside the temple before boarding your motorcoach for a short drive to a drop-off point in Bangkok (Asia Hotel), which provides easy access to taxis, skytrain, river cruises, shopping and restaurants. Enjoy ample free time for independent sightseeing and shopping. The local currency is the Thai Baht and it is required for entrance fees to most venues. Currency exchange is available in the city at major hotels and various local banks within the vicinity of Asia Hotel.

At the end of your day, meet the motorcoach at the designated time at Asia Hotel and enjoy a relaxing journey back to port.

Special Notes:

The drive between Laem Chabang and Bangkok is approximately 2.5-hours each way. Due to local traffic conditions, motorcoaches are not allowed to park and wait for guests to get back on in the area of old inner city (Grand Palace, Reclining Buddha Temple, and nearby places) of Bangkok. Asia Hotel is the best location utilized for a 'drop-off' and 'pick-up' point.

Suitable attire is required for palace and temple visits. Shorts are not permitted. Women must have their shoulders and knees covered. Turtleneck shirts for men are not allowed. Wear comfortable low-heeled, closed-toe (no open toes or heels) walking shoes. Footwear must be removed before entering temples.

Local currency is required for entrance fees to most venues. (The local currency is the Thai Baht.) Currency exchange is available in the city at major hotels and numerous local banks.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship and drive to Reclining Buddha Temple

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
02:30
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
7
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Motorcoach transfer to drop-off & pick-up point in Bangkok

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
03:00
Free time at site:
180
Inside visit:
No
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
36
Travel time:
02:30
Wheelchair accessible:
No