To Bangkok Morning depart from London Heathrow on direct Thai Airways flight to Bangkok.
Also participate in the Bai Sii (sacred thread) ceremony performed by the village elders. Late afternoon visit Prasat Sikhoraphum, a beautifully restored 12th C.
Thonburi Klongs, Grand Palace Tour and Lunch After breakfast, discover the fascinating canals (Klongs) of Bangkok with their colour, vivacity and exotic aromas! Later, in the Bar Car there will be a welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Train Manager. A pianist tinkles the ivories playing nostalgic melodies in the Bar Car. Visits in the village include the local Temple, school, watch women weaving "matmee" cloth (silk or cotton) or bamboo mats on home looms and learn about the complex system of rice cultivation.
Eastern & Oriental Express Journey Board the gleaming green carriages of the Eastern & Oriental Express. Phanom Rung and Village visit, Morning excursion to Phanom Rung, a majestic and highly revered 12th C. Visit a nearby village famous for its silk weavers. This fascinating region pre-dates the Siamese settlements further south, including Sukhothai and Bangkok by several hundred years. Gran Monte bottles its own wine under the direction of Thailand’s first female oenologist, Ms. The tour includes a leisurely lunch, wine tasting and a walk through the vineyard.
Chiang Mai – choice of excursions with Lanna style lunch Today discover the northern province of Chiang Mai, the ancient Lanna Kingdom. All excursions include a memorable Lanna-style lunch. The leisurely carriage ride concludes at Ban Sao Nak (House of Many Pillars). After touring the house and gardens take morning tea on the lawn before returning to the Eastern & Oriental Express. Continue the tour by coach to the celebrated Monte Vineyard.
Tour one of Chiang Mai's most revered Buddhist Temples. Spend the afternoon shopping at some of the city's best boutiques: Chiang Mai is renowned for its crafts. Lampang After breakfast arrive in Lampang, another northern Thai city rich in history and culture. These delightful carts originally were imported from England for use by Thai nobility in Bangkok, but, with the introduction of the automobile, were sent to the provinces. Take a fascinating hike along one of the park's leafy walking trails for a close up view of unique plants and flowers. To Koh Samui via Bangkok Morning arrival in Bangkok. Life is as quiet or as lively as you desire, dip in the glorious crystal clear waters, relax in the spa or simply...
A naturalist will explain the habitats and wildlife. Nestling besides a beautiful sandy beach with a backdrop of lush tropical gardens and turquoise seas. To London via Bangkok Morning transfer to the airport to board Thai Airways flight back to London via Bangkok.
High plateaus and forested mountains are located to the west of the province, while there are low basins in the center and along the eastern coast.
This topography has created 14 river basins including Tapee, Pum Duang, Tha Thong, Tha Krajai, Chaiya, Tha Chang which are the most important basins.All rivers in Surat Thani flow east of the province to the Gulf of Thailand. Khao Yai National Park and Gran Monte Vineyard Early morning excursion to Khao Yai National Park, Thailand’s oldest reserve. At Leisure Set in a grove of cashew trees, Napasai is a true Orient-Express paradise on the north coast of Thailand’s Koh Samui.General Information The largest province of the South located 685 kilometers from Bangkok is Surat Thani the province with a name that literally means "City of the Good People.A former capital of the Srivijaya Empire, the province covers an area of approximately 12,891 square kilometers.Surat Thani Province borders the Gulf of Thailand to the north and east, Chumphon Province to the north, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Krabi Provinces to the south, Phangnga and Ranong Provinces to the west and Nakhon Si Thammarat Province to the east.