Tours & Excursions

Arrangements for optional tours during the Congress are being handled by Lucky Orient Travel Co., Ltd. These tours are not included in the registration fee for the Congress, but can be arranged for an addition fee.

Tours that can be arranged include:

Prices quoted are in Thai Baht and subject to change.

Reservations can be made:


Tours :

BTC-INB01: Half Day Grand Palace & the Temple of the Emerald Buddha Tour

Grand Palace

This city landmark which used to be the residence of the Kings of Thailand should be the first place on any visitor's itinerary. The Palace built in 1782 by King Rama I consists of several buildings with highly decorated architectural details. The Grand Palace complex which is an eccentric blend of English Victorian, French, colonial and traditional Thai architecture was commissioned by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), the first Thai monarch to visit Europe. The palace was designed by a British architect in a purely Victorian style but when the king's counselors strenuously objected to its western facade, a Thai roof was added.

The Palace is now used for royal ceremonies and state functions.

Also within this compound is the magnificent royal chapel, Wat Pra Kaew, where the most sacred Buddha image in Thailand is enshrined - the Emerald Buddha, carved entirely from a single piece of jade. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha - built in the outer compound of the Grand Palace by King Rama I, the temple is one of the oldest buildings constructed in the new capital and a site of much veneration by the Thai people.

Remark: When visiting The Grand Palace, please be aware that appropriate attire is required. No shorts, no short skirts and no sleeveless attire are permitted within the grounds of the palace.

No. of passengers 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Tour Cost (THB) 3,100 2,100 1,800 1,700 1,600

BTC-INB02: Half Day Klong (Canal) Tour

Wat Arun

Set off on a private boat to explore the Klongs (canals), crisscrossing the face of Bangkok, the network of klongs (canals) highlights the traditional Thai way of life that once gave Bangkok the title of "The Venice of the East", on the mighty Chao Phraya River (the River of Kings). The trip provides a glimpse of the still-active waterborne life of the residents of Nonthaburi, from their stilted homes to floating embankments.

Pass the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), embedded with pieces of multi-colored porcelain which catch the rays of the morning sun. Wat Arun once housed the Emerald Buddha before it was moved across the river by Rama I.


No. of passengers 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Tour Cost (THB) 3,700 2,200 1,700 1,500 1,400

BTC-INB03: Half Day Temples and City Tour

Reclining Bhudda

This is the ideal introductory programme to Thailand, Buddhism and the Thai people. Visit to three of the most popular temples in the capital.

  • Temple of the Golden Buddha - features a three meter high solid Buddha, weighing 5.5 tons. The temple is located right in the heart of Chinatown in Bangkok.
  • Temple of the Reclining Buddha - the oldest and largest temple of Bangkok was built nearly 200 years ago and houses the enormous Reclining Buddha. The temple was regarded as Thailand's first university Thai traditional medicine and traditional massage sessions are available within the compound of this temple.
  • The Marble Temple - famous for its traditional architecture built in marble from Italy. The temple houses the most beautiful bronze Buddha's image (the facial expression of perfect tranquillity and inner peace). The visitor can be observing bronze Buddha images in different positions displayed within the temple compound.

No. of passengers 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Tour Cost (THB) 2,900 1,900 1,600 1,400 1,400

BTC-INB04: Half Day Tour - Jim Thompson's House

Jim Thompson's House

The late Jim Thompson, a famous American World War 2 veteran, was the founder of the Thai silk and cotton industry. He made the fabric world renowned as a fashion fabric for haute couture, and settled down to live as a native. He built his famous Thai home with genuine parts taken from several old country houses. The traditional layout of the interior and the overall compound had been meticulously followed, down to the freely growing tropical garden plants on the ground. Having travelled widely in Asia, Thompson had built an outstanding collection of rare artefacts of Asia in general and Thailand in particular. Thompson disappeared without a trace in Malaysia during the 70s. His home, where he used to entertain the likes of Somerset Maughm, is now administered by a foundation.


No. of passengers 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Tour Cost (THB) 2,800 1,800 1,500 1,400 1,300

BTC-INB05: Half Day Vimanmek Palace (Golden Teakwood Palace)

Vimanmek

The largest teakwood building in existence, the four stories high Vimanmek Palace was built by King Rama V (the grandfather of the present King) as a suburban palace around the end of the 19th century. The tall wooden building overlooking a beautiful pool is airy and spacious. Here is where King Rama V, one of Thailand's most beloved monarchs and the first Thai King to go on state visits to Europe, came to relax from the arduous tasks of building the national infrastructures, and the stress of protecting the country from colonial powers.

The palace was restored by the royal command of Her Majesty the Queen and opened to public viewing. Besides the fully furnished palace in the style of those days on exhibits, there are several collections of rare paintings, jewellery sets and exquisite chinaware, some by famous artists and master craftsmen of Europe in the late 19th century.


No. of passengers 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Tour Cost (THB) 2,800 1,800 1,500 1,400 1,300

BTC-INB06: Half Day Sam Pran Crocodile Farm & Elephant Shows

Crocodile Farm

A short drive out of Bangkok takes guests to Sam Pran near to the Rose Garden - the home of the largest crocodile farm in the world. Get up close and watch a daredevil show between man and beast. You will be able to view over 30,000 of these fascinating creatures, from tiny babies to giant reptiles. This is a spectacular half-day trip. njoy the amazing Elephant Show and Crocodile wrestling shows


No. of passengers 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Tour Cost (THB) 4,500 2,900 2,200 1,900 1,800

Floating Market

BTC-INB07: Half Day Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

The tour starts early in the morning with a one and a half hour drive along the southern highway passing through the major salt production area of the country. (80km from Bangkok on the southern route) Here is the venue of the world famous floating market of Thailand. From dawn till mid-morning, a multitude of farmwives paddle in with fruit, vegetables, and other products for bartering or selling until the main canal is choked full of sampans carrying every edible plant imaginable. En route, you will visit a coconut plantation and see how coconut sugar is being made.

The visitors will enjoy the boat trip and very unique scenery along both sides of the canal. All kinds of food, vegetables and fruit are available.


No. of passengers 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Tour Cost (THB) 5,000 3,200 2,300 1,900 1,700

BTC-INB08: Kanchanaburi Full Day Tour including Lunch

Rive Kwai

Located 130km southwest of Bangkok, it was during the mid 50s when the World War 2 movie "Bridge over the Rive Kwai" came upon the world that Kanchanaburi gained the dubious distinction as being the locality of the infamous Death Railway. This Bridge and Railway built through the rugged Kanchanaburi jungles to Bruma by the Japanese Army claimed the lives of over 16,000 Allied prisoners-of-war.

Kanchanaburi is a province of lush, green jungle, and beautiful river, apart from the very well known Bridge over the River Kwai. Other attractions include historical ruins, temples and archaeological site, rafting trip along the rivers Kwai Yai and Kwai Noi, and a scenic ride along the original Death Railway crossing the Bridge over the River Kwai.

Take the train ride along the historical rail road track pass by the viaduct, lunch at the restaurant by the Kwai River, then visit Hell Fire Pass, the place where the mountain was cut through by hand by the forced labourers to lay the rail road track, and visit the Museum.

Return back to Bangkok in late afternoon.


No. of passengers 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Tour Cost (THB) 6,300 4,100 3,200 2,700 2,500

BTC-INB09: Full Day Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Rose Garden including Lunch

The tour starts early in the morning with a one and a half hour drive along the southern highway passing through the major salt production area of the country. (80 km from Bangkok on the southern route) Here is the venue of the world famous floating market of Thailand. From dawn till mid-morning, a multitude of farmwives paddle in with fruit, vegetables, and other products for bartering or selling until the main canal is choked full of sampans carrying every edible plant imaginable. En route, you will visit a coconut plantation and see how coconut sugar is being made.

Phra Pathom Chedi

Visitors will enjoy the boat trip and very unique scenery along both sides of the canal. All kinds of food, egetables and fruit are available. After the floating market proceed to Nakorn Pathom to visit the Phra Pathom Chedi, the country's oldest and largest Buddhist pagoda.

Phra Pathom Chedi, the Nakorn Pathom chedi is 127m high, the highest Buddhist monument in the world. The pagoda marks the first center of Buddhist learning in the Thai peninsular, which started about one thousand years ago. The monastery also houses a museum containing many Davarati artifacts. There is also the former country palace of King Rama VI, an interesting complex of teak castle, built in the style of an English country house.

Rose Garden

After Pathom Chedi, drive further to the Rose Garden. The Rose Garden Cultural Center comprises a large area of the resort that has been developed into a typical Thai village. Here you will see villagers in their natural habitat, working to create traditional village handicrafts. Silk-weaving, pottery making, umbrella painting, khon mask making, mat weaving, doll making, fruit carving, garland making, rice pounding, even the intricate crafting of silver and lacquerware. You will also see impressive displays of Thai period costumes and the busy everyday activities of a typical Thai market as well as different styles of Thai houses from the North to the South and an intriguing display of antiques from various parts of Thailand. These and many more fascinating aspects of Thai village life are depicted and a wide range of gifts and souvenirs are available to remind you of your visit.


No. of passengers 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Tour Cost (THB) 6,000 4,000 3,200 2,900 2,600

BTC-INB10: Ayuthaya Full Day Tour - The Old Capital

Ayuthaya

Ayuthaya was the capital from 1350 to 1767, when it fell to the invading Burmese army. Total destruction was wrought on Ayuthaya to prevent a resurrection. The Thai, however, regrouped outside Ayuthaya and in a short time drove off the Brumese occupation force. Fifteen years later, the new capital of Bangkok was built with Ayuthayay as model. The red brick ruins of Ayuthaya Grand Palace and principal temples have been restored so that outstanding architectural features can be discerned. The main stop will be Wat Mongkhol Bopit, which houses the largest bronze Buddha image in Thailand. The image was partially destroyed during the sacking of Ayuthaya, and was recently restored and venerated as the symbol of the unconquerable fighting spirit of the Thai. The ruin on the right side entrance into Wat Mongkol Bopit is Wat Phra Si Samphet the principal royal temple. Later generation architectures had reconstructed the design of the temple from historical records and built the replica at the Ancient City outside Bangkok.

The museum houses collections of various artifacts, gathered from the ruins around the old capital. The artifacts have been methodically categorized into the various periods to which each piece of artifact belongs. The periods range back as far as the first Sukhothai period with Davarati influence. There are also gold and silver Ayuthaya ornaments of superior workmanship on display.

Bang pa-in

The tour programme includes a visit to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. Located on the banks of the Pahsak River downstream from Ayuthaya the summer palace was built in the reign of King Rama IV. A cluster of buildings, in Thai, Italian, Victorian and Chinese architectural styles stand around a palatial pond. The palace was a favourite summer resort of King Rama V. The Chinese imperial buildings is said to be of the same design as the in the Chinese Imperial court with all the prefabricated parts custom-made from China. The Thai pavilion on the island in the middle of the pond has been copied as a Thai entry in many international expositions.

Bangsai Support Centre: A center set up under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen to provide training acilities for farming families to develop handicraft skills to earn supplementary income. The products from the center are sold in Royal Project shops.


No. of passengers 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Tour Cost (THB) 5,700 3,900 3,100 2,700 2,500

Dinner Cruise

BTC-INB11: Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise Manohra Barge

A cruise along the legendary Chao Phraya River and some canals on the Thon Buri side is the most pleasant way to explore the city once dubbed "Venice of the East" The majestic charm of the Chao Phraya adds perspective to your exploration of the city's premier attractions.


No. of passengers 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Tour Cost (THB) 4,600 3,900 3,500 3,400 3,300

Siam Niramit

BTC-INB12: Siam Niramit Show with Dinner

Buffet dinner at the Sawaddee restaurant then enjoy a world class spectacular show at Ratchada Grand Theater, one of the biggest stages in the world. Travel back through time into the history and culture of the kingdom of Siam. Be amazed and captivated by Journey Back into History Journey Beyond Imagination.


No. of passengers 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Tour Cost (THB) 3,500 2,900 2,500 2,400 2,300

BTC-INB13: Classical Thai Dance & Dinner at Silom Village

Classical Thai Dance

Delicious Thai food prepared in traditionally decorated Thai restaurant. While having dinner enjoy the performances of various classical dances, mask dance and many kinds of folk dances with sword and bamboo fighting.


No. of passengers 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Tour Cost (THB) 3,5000 2,300 1,900 1,800 1,700

BTC-INB14: Chao Phraya Dinner Cruise by Chao Phraya Princess

Classical Thai Dance

A cruise along the legendary Chao Phraya River and some canals on the Thon Buri side is the most pleasant way to explore the city once dubbed "Venice of the East" The majestic charm of the Chao Phraya adds perspective to your exploration of the city's premier attractions.


No. of passengers 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Tour Cost (THB) 3,2000 2,600 2,200 2,100 2,000

Classical Thai Dance

BTC-INB15: Thai Boxing

Thai boxing, which originated in the Ayuthaya period, differs from Western style boxing in that contestants are allowed to use all parts of the body in defence and attack. Traditional music played during the bout heightens the excitement. Thai boxing can be seen at Rajadamnoen Stadium and Lumpini Stadium.


No. of passengers 1 pax 2-3 pax 4-5 pax 6-7 pax 8-9 pax
Tour Cost (THB) 5,1000 4,200 3,900 3,700 3,500