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BANGKOK CITY PLUS BUDDHIST MEDITATION EXPERIENCE

Per Person (Based on 2 passengers) $427 USD
Per Person (Based on 3-4 passengers) $324 USD
Per Person (Based on 5-6 passengers) $239 USD
Per Person (Based on 7-8 passengers) $269 USD
Per Person (Based on 9-10 passengers) $239 USD
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BANGKOK CITY PLUS BUDDHIST MEDITATION EXPERIENCE

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The private meditation instruction included with this tour would be worth the price alone!

After being met at the pier you will begin a 2-hour journey into Thailand's capital city and largest urban area. What started as a small trading post near the mouth of the Chao Phraya River has grown into a booming city with a population of just over 8 million residents.

Your first stop at the Grand Palace will bring you to the heart of the city and destination that represented Bangkok's first year as the capital city. Built in 1782 the Palace still plays host to several royal ceremonies every year and housed the Siam king up until 1925. Each successive reign added their unique touch to the overall structure which has created a beautiful asymmetry throughout the grounds.

The What Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha is considered the most sacred Buddhist Temple in Thailand and sits in the middle of the Grand Palace. The Emerald Buddha arrived in Bangkok at the start of the Chakri Dynasty and had a temple built in its honor upon arrival. The power of the Buddha is said to give legitimacy to the king and protect the nation. In its early days, the Buddha was paraded around the streets as a way to protect the countryside from any current or future calamities. This symbol with such a strong history is something you won't be able to replicate on any other trip!

Next, we'll visit Buddhist Temple, Wat Mahathat, for a vipassana meditation instruction. Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of the most ancient techniques of meditation. Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body. Serenity at its finest.

After a break for lunch at a local restaurant, we'll continue on for a klong (canal) tour which is a staple of Thai life. This form of transportation is a great change of pace from the usual transportation in a densely populated city. You will certainly see why some travelers are calling Bangkok the "Venice of the east."

On your return to the Laem Chabang pier, you will have plenty of time to digest your day's travel in Thailand's political, social and economic headquarters!

One day in Bangkok would never be enough but this trip does a perfect job capturing its present day energy while highlighting its storied past.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from Laem Chabang Pier
  • English speaking guide
  • Temple of the Emerald Buddha/Grand Palace
  • Meditation instruction at Wat Mahathat
  • Klong tour
  • Visit to Wat Pho
  • Time for lunch (not included in tour cost)
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French($)
  • German($)
  • Mandarin($)
  • Spanish($)
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (9 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Donations are encouraged for the meditation experience at Wat Mahathat.
• Keep in mind it's about a 2 hour drive into Bangkok.
• Food, Beverages and Gratuities not included.

Restrictions

• Please note there is surcharge pricing for all National and New Year holidays as well as peak season. You will be notified of any increased costs prior to confirmation. Contact ShoreTrips with any questions.
• You will be expected to remove your shoes at the temples. If you are averse to this, we suggest you bring socks or surgical footies.
• You will not be allowed to enter temples unless you are well covered. Shorts, sleeveless shirts, spaghetti straps, capri pants are not allowed. You will be asked to put on a sarong if your dress is unacceptable. We suggest you bring a shawl to cover those areas that need attention.
You will need to provide your passport information at the time of the booking.
• Please note there are several cruise piers in and around Bangkok. If your ship changes itinerary, there may be a change in cost. If you have questions, contact ShoreTrips.
• GRATUITIES / TIPS: Please consider your guide and/or driver (if applicable) if you are pleased with your day. A gratuity is a wonderful way to show your appreciation.
• ShoreTrips is not responsible for items left behind.