Silversea Luxury Cruises A Bangkok (Klong Toey)

Bangkok (Klong Toey)

Bangkok, also known as the City of Angels and Venice of the East thrills with energy. There's such a vast array of sightseeing, shopping, and eating possibilities that you'll have little time to rest. When you do find a moment, pamper yourself with spa treatments, skyline-view bars, luxurious hotels, and excellent restaurants. The city is a mesmerizing blend of old and new, East and West, and dizzying contradictions. View more

Temples and red-light districts, languid canals and permanent gridlock, streetside vendors and chic upscale eateries, all make their home together, all at the same time. Bangkok rarely fails to make an impression, and yes, you might need to go spend a few days on the beach to recover from it all. Although Bangkok is not known for jaw-dropping tourist attractions, it does have an endless supply of worthwhile pilgrimages. The Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, and the Emerald Buddha are tops on every visitor's itinerary, and lesser-known temples, such as Wat Benjamabophit, the golden stupa of Wat Sakhet, and Wat Suthat, are all worthy of a stop. Besides temples, there are plenty of other interesting niches and touring possibilities to fit just about every interest. Take in a venom extraction and python feeding show at the Queen Saowapha Snake Farm, or go to the nearby Jim Thompson House to learn all about the famed Thai silk industry. If architecture is your forte, there is the Suan Pakkard Palace with its antique teak house collection, and the even more astounding Vimanmek Palace, which contains the world's largest golden teak building. Bangkok's Chinatown merits at least a day on every travel itinerary—be sure to check out the sprawling labyrinthine Flower and Thieves markets. Thai food is unrivaled for spice, taste, and variation. From multicourse meals to small street vendors, the one constant here is fresh and delicious at every level. You can have superlative roast duck or wonton noodles on a street corner for lunch and then be dining on world-class chef creations in the Oriental or Shangri-La hotels for supper. It doesn't have to be all spicy Thai either, as Bangkok is home to excellent French, Italian, and other world cuisines, and you need a few years just to make a dent in all the options that are available. The Old City is a major destination for travelers, as it's home to opulent temples like Wat Po and Wat Phra Kaew. Across the river is Thonburi, a mostly residential neighborhood, where you can find Wat Arun. At the northern tip of the Old City is Banglamphu, one of Bangkok's older residential neighborhoods. It's best known now for Khao San Road, a backpacker hangout, though the neighborhood has much more to offer, especially when it comes to street food. North of Banglamphu is Dusit, the royal district since the days of Rama V. East of the Old City is Chinatown, a labyrinth of streets with restaurants, shops, and warehouses. Farther down the Chao Phraya River is bustling Silom Road, one of the city's major commercial districts. Patpong, the city's most famous of several red-light districts, is also here. Bang Rak is home to some of the city's leading hotels: the Mandarin Oriental, the Peninsula, the Royal Orchid Sheraton, and the Shangri-La. To the north of Rama IV Road is Bangkok's largest green area, Lumphini Park. Continue north and you reach Sukhumvit Road, once a residential area. More recently, Thong Lor, farther east along Sukhumvit, has become the "in" neighborhood for those want to see and be seen. The Nana and Asok areas of Sukhumvit are now home to the even busier red-light entertainment districts (Nana and Soi Cowboy) than Patpong.

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cruises visiting Bangkok (Klong Toey)

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    mar 20, 2018
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Ho Chi Minh City A Singapore
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    mar 27, 2018
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    abr 14, 2018
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Bangkok (Klong Toey) A Hong Kong
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    abr 18, 2018
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    nov 24, 2018
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    nov 30, 2018
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    dez 08, 2018
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    dez 22, 2018
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    jan 05, 2019
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    jan 11, 2019
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    fev 08, 2019
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    fev 14, 2019
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    mar 08, 2019
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Excursões em Bangkok (Klong Toey)

Ancient City park by tram

Explore the history of Thailand in a single location during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion to the Ancient City.

Ancient City

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 75-minute drive to the Ancient City. Built to encourage the Thai people to learn about their nation's history, this vast outdoor museum spans approximately 230 acres (about 93 hectares) and is shaped in the form of Thailand. It comprises more than 100 sites of replicated and reconstructed monuments and works of art depicting the Thai legacy and culture throughout its history.


Ancient City Tram Tour

Upon arrival, board a tram for a sightseeing tour of the Ancient City. Along the way, view numerous palace halls, temples, stupas, stone sanctuaries, and traditional houses that were duplicated from the originals and/or recreated from historical evidence. In addition, see several reconstructed historical buildings that were relocated from their original sites, authentic communities with their daily chores and representative villages from all regions of the country.


Notable Landmarks, Floating Village and Refreshments

Due to the expansive size of this venue, most of the sites are observed from the local tram, with inside visits to three highlighted sites. Notable sites within the Ancient City include the Dusit Maha Prasat (the Throne Hall in the Grand Palace in Bangkok), Sanphet Prasat Palace (Ayutthaya), Wat Mahatat (Sukhothai), Prasart Phra Viharn or Preah Vihear (Sri Saket), Old Market Town, and Northern Thai Village. Following your tour, a refreshment stop is made at the Floating Village. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 75-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves walking from the ship to the bus parking of approximately 656 yards (about 600 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and to the tram.This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility but not for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing nd sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least four years old to participate on this tour. Shoes must be removed when entering into the rooms; wear slip-on shoes and bring a pair of socks for comfort.

Bangkok’s Hidden Treasures

Discover some of Bangkok's most renowned and historic landmarks during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Bangkok, Suan Pakkad Palace Museum and Traditional Thai Houses

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 40-minute drive into the heart of Bangkok City. Upon arrival, your first stop is at the Suan Pakkad Palace Museum. During your guided walking tour, see the well-tended tropical garden with serene ponds surrounding eight traditional Thai houses owned by Prince and Princess Chumbhot. Some of the houses belonged to the prince's family, and all are more than a century old.


Ancestral Artefacts and Lacquer Pavilion

Most of the art objects on display in the houses belonged to Prince Chumbhot's ancestor, and depict the daily life of royalty. Included are food containers decorated with mother-of-pearl and silver, betel nut boxes, clothing and ecclesiastical fans. Other noteworthy artefacts include archaeological finds from Ban Chieng, rocks and mineral collections, shells, Benjarong pottery, and other Thai ceramics. The significant house is the 17th-century Lacquer Pavilion, which was originally located at a temple near Ayutthaya. Now fully-restored, it's an exquisite example of Thai architecture, with richly-carved gilded wood walls and an interior filled with lively Ramayana and Buddha mural paintings drawn in gold on black lacquer.

Wat Ratchanadda, Loha Prasart and Gold Buddha

Next, re-board your coach and drive towards Bangkok's Old City. En route, a visit is made to Wat Ratchanadda, a royal temple best known for the Loha Prasart, or 'Metal Castle', which was built in 1846 at the request of King Rama III, and inspired by two other similar temples found in India and Sri Lanka. Loha Prasat is an approximately 118-foot-high (about 36-metre-high) structure supporting 37 metal spires, which represent the 37 virtues toward enlightenment. The main chapel of the temple also houses a beautiful golden seated Buddha image, along with murals, paintings and door carvings. Afterward, re-board your coach and proceed for a brief shopping and comfort stop at a local store (time permitting). At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and comment the short drive back to the pier.

Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 60 steps to negotiate at the sites visited (30 steps at each stop). . This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair-accessible. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Floating Market & Railway Market

Learn about the traditional ways of local Thai life from a unique perspective during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion via minivan, train and boat.


Scenic Drive and Damnernsaduak Canal

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to Damnernsaduak, a provincial district of the Rajburi Province. In this locality, most people live along both sides of the densely-populated canal, and the majority of them are agriculturists due to the fertile land in this area. Fruits and vegetables grown here include oranges, grapes, papayas, cabbage, beans, onions, and more. In addition to serving as a means of transportation, the Damnernsaduak Canal also provides farmers with water for agricultural purposes throughout the year.


Damnernsaduak Canal Cruise and Floating Market

Upon arrival in Damnernsaduak, a comfort stop is made before embarking a local boat for a scenic cruise along the Damnernsaduak Canal. En route, pass by orchards and traditional houses, and view local people going about their everyday lives. Your boat-ride ends at the Floating Market, a popular hub for locals and tourists alike. Here, see hundreds of vendors and purchasers floating in their small rowboats, and selling, buying or exchanging their produce from their own orchards. Local food and drinks, as well as souvenir and handicrafts shops, can be found on the platform around the Floating Market.


Mae Klong Railway Market

Next, re-board your van for the drive to the nearby Mae Klong Railway Market, a unique market that is held literally on the railroad tracks. As soon as the siren signals the approaching train, the shoppers hop off the tracks. When the train arrives, the vendors quickly remove their produce from the tracks and pull back their awnings. Once the train is gone, everything returns to normal. Each morning to late-afternoon, this market springs to life, selling a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, snacks, and clothes and accessories. Following your exciting train-ride, market visit and a comfort stop, re-board your van and commence the approximately 75-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 547 yards (about 500 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and train, and embark/disembark the boat. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least four years old to participate on this tour. The old railway cars are air-cooled, and the ride is quite bumpy and noisy. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Bangkok at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 3-6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.Selling price of private cars and vans are based for touring within Bangkok City only. Rates for trip beyond Bangkok City, for example Ayutthaya, Pattaya, Kanchanaburi, Damnernsaduak (floating market) are subject to destination and available upon request. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to know the exact extra cost

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Bangkok at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 3-6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.Selling price of private cars and vans are based for touring within Bangkok City only. Rates for trip beyond Bangkok City, for example Ayutthaya, Pattaya, Kanchanaburi, Damnernsaduak (floating market) are subject to destination and available upon request. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to know the exact extra cost

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full Day)

Explore Bangkok at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.Selling price of private cars and vans are based for touring within Bangkok City only. Rates for trip beyond Bangkok City, for example Ayutthaya, Pattaya, Kanchanaburi, Damnernsaduak (floating market) are subject to destination and available upon request. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to know the exact extra cost

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Bangkok at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.Selling price of private cars and vans are based for touring within Bangkok City only. Rates for trip beyond Bangkok City, for example Ayutthaya, Pattaya, Kanchanaburi, Damnernsaduak (floating market) are subject to destination and available upon request. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to know the exact extra cost.

Jim Thompson's House & Thai Cuisine

Indulge your senses as you explore Jim Thompson's Thai house with its renowned silks before enjoying a Thai cooking demonstration on this half-day tour.


Depart the ship by mini-van for the 30-minute drive to Jim Thompson's world famous Thai house. Built in old Thai style, this rambling house was the work of the legendary American adventurer, Jim Thompson, who came to Thailand at the end of World War II and revitalised the Thai silk industry. His disappearance into the Malaysian jungle still remains a mystery today. The house, now a museum, displays Mr. Thompson's extensive collection of Thai paintings, pottery, Benjarong porcelain, and exquisite furniture. One part of the complex includes show rooms and a store where bolts of beautiful silk fabric and finished items are on display.


Re-board your mini-van and drive to the Bussaracum Restaurant (or similar), Thailand's first restaurant to specialise in royal household dishes, which are known for their distinctive ingredients, decorations and flavours. It is a spacious renovated home compound surrounded by the gardens where many of the herbs and spices used by the restaurant's skilled kitchen staff are grown. Here you are invited to practise on a cooking demonstration, followed by a sampling of Thai refreshments.


Afterwards, your mini-van returns you to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking, approximately 1,300 feet (425 metres), with about 30 steps to climb. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Transportation is via mini-vans as the road to Jim Thompson's House is too narrow for coaches. Shoes must be taken off before entering the Thai Houses at Jim Thompson's House; wear slip-on shoes and bring socks for comfort. There is limited space on this tour; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Ayutthaya - A World Heritage Site

This full-day excursion offers a visit to one of Thailand's most majestic historical sites, included on UNESCO's World Heritage list since 1991. Begin your outing with a 90-minute drive north to Ayutthaya, considered one of Thailand's major attractions. Then, enjoy visiting the following highlights:


Bang Pa-In Summer Palace

En route to Ayutthaya wall, make a visit at the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. The palace comprises a collection of buildings of various ages and various architectural styles surrounded by a lake. Built in the 17th century and left unoccupied when Bangkok became the capital, the palace gained importance again in 1851 when King Mongkut restored it and resumed residence there. Enjoy a visit and marvel at the richly decorated turn-of-the-century European aristocratic style, interspersed with whimsical Thai touches.


Ayutthaya Historical Park

Continue drive to the ruined city of Ayutthaya was once the ancient capital of Siam for four centuries and in its heyday was said to be more beautiful than either London or Paris. Located on a 2.5-mile (four kilometre) island at the confluence of three rivers, Ayutthaya was once encircled by a seven-mile (11-kilometre) wall. After the destruction of the city by the Burmese in 1767, a new dynasty was established and the capital was moved to Thonburi. Today, much of the ancient fabled city is contained within a Historical Park, where archaeological studies are still carried out.


While many of the buildings are in ruins, those drawn to relics of the past still find a visit to the remaining temple compounds and numerous structures awe-inspiring and a memorable experience. Begin the historical park tour with a noteworthy visit at the spectacular Wat Chai Wattanram, reminiscent of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.


Take a break from sightseeing and enjoy lunch at the Krungsri River Hotel (or similar).


Wat Na Phra Meru

Another good example of typical Ayutthaya-style temple, it was not destroyed by the Burmese. Constructed during the late 14th- and early 15th-centuries, the name suggests it was a royal cremation site. Of special note are the Buddha images - one fully decorated in regal attire and the other of black stone.


Following your visit, re-join your coach for the trip back to Bangkok and the ship.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking, for approximately 1 mile (1.6 km), with about 50 steps to climb. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Anticipate hot and humid weather. Wear comfortable shoes and light-weight clothing; however, shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted and guests must dress modestly. Shoes must be removed to enter the buildings visited. We suggest you wear slip-on shoes and bring a pair of socks for comfort. Order of sites may vary and traffic can affect the tour duration. The drive between the pier and Ayutthaya is approximately 90 minutes in each direction.

River Cruise & Royal Barge Museum

This half-day tour offers a visit to the Flower Market followed by a boat trip on the bustling Chao Phraya River makes for a fascinating experience. In addition, take in two of Bangkok's major attractions, the 'Temple of Dawn' (Wat Arun) and the Royal Barge Museum.


Flower Market & Boat Cruise

A coach drive of 45 minutes takes you to the Flower Market, where you can stroll amongst the colourful display of the country's exotic flowers. Then, board a private boat for a cruise on the Chao Phraya River and through some of the more peaceful canals. Here you have the opportunity to observe the busy river traffic as well as the traditional way of the local people living and working along the water.


Wat Arun

At the 'Temple of Dawn', Wat Arun, the boat pauses to allow you a closer look at this magnificent temple, which is among Bangkok's most recognised landmarks. While the temple is best seen from the river, its curious decorations and statues of mythical figures are well worth a visit.


Royal Barge Museum

Leaving Wat Arun, resume your cruise through the klongs (canals) and head toward the Dockyard, home to the ceremonial royal barges. Once a year, the king would proceed down the river to Wat Arun in a flotilla of royal barges. Today, these elaborately decorated boats are preserved in this specially constructed museum and are a rare treat to visit.


Your cruise ends at the boat landing where the coach stands ready for the transfer back to the port.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking with few steps to climb. Guests must be able to manoeuvre in and out of the boat and cross over pontoons, requiring some agility. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Rubber-soled shoes and light-weight clothing are recommended. Bring local currency for any purchases.

Highlights of Bangkok

Experience the spectacular highlights of Bangkok during this unforgettable, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Bangkok City, Flower Market and Tuk Tuk Ride

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 40-minute drive through the bustling streets of the city centre. Your first stop is at the Flower Market for a stroll amongst the colourful display of the country's exotic flowers. From here, board a three-wheeled, motorised rickshaw, or tuk tuk, for a sightseeing ride around the Old City, Bangkok's historic area. Along the way, a photo stop is made at the Royal Reception Pavilion.


Grand Palace and Royal Palace Grounds

Next, head to Bangkok's greatest treasure, the Grand Palace. Upon arrival, take a 1.5-hour guided walking tour through the Royal Palace Grounds and Grand Palace. The vast grounds encompass over 100 buildings, and extensive murals line the inside walls of the compound. The colourful temple structures feature gilded stupas, polished orange and green tiled roofs, mosaic-encrusted pillars, and rich marble pediments. Visit the late-18th-century Grand Palace, one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Siam Court and former residence of the Kings of Thailand. Stop by the Audience Hall, and marvel at its exquisite interior.


Wat Phra Kaew, Lunch and River Cruise

Your tour continues with a visit to the Wat Phra Kaew, the 'Temple of the Emerald Buddha', which adjoins the Grand Palace and houses the revered image of the 23-inch-high (58-centimetre-high) Emerald Buddha. This jade statue is enshrined in a glass case, and perched on a pedestal high above the worshippers. Following your visit, proceed for lunch at the Sala Rim Naam restaurant. After lunch, embark a private boat for a cruise on the Chao Phraya River and through some of the more peaceful canals. En route, observe local residents living and working along the water, and stop to visit Wat Arun, or 'Temple of Dawn', a magnificent temple and one of Bangkok's most recognised landmarks.


Royal Barge Museum

Leaving Wat Arun, resume your cruise through the klongs (canals) and head toward the Dockyard, home to the ceremonial Royal Barges. Today, these elaborately-decorated boats are preserved in this specially-constructed museum. Following your visit, cruise to the boat landing, re-board your minivan and commence the approximately 40-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.1 miles (1.8 kilometres), at times on uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and embark/disembark the boat, and 30 steps at the Emerald Buddha Temple and 20 steps at Wat Arun. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Proper attire is required to enter the Grand Palace; shorts, bare shoulders, tight-fitting trousers and leggings are not permitted, and trousers must be full-length to cover the ankles. Shoes must be removed prior to entering some of the sites visited. Video and still cameras are allowed within the grounds of the Grand Palace, but no photography is permitted inside the buildings. Camera fees may be assessed at the Royal Barge Museum. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. On the 17th and 18th October there could be the possibility that the visit of the Grand Palace will be substituted with the Ananta Samakom Throne Hall which houses Arts of Kingom Museum.

Bangkok Temples with Tuk Tuk Ride

Visit three of the most impressive temples in Bangkok: Wat Po, known as the 'Temple of the Reclining Buddha', Wat Suthat, and Wat Benchamabophit, the 'Marble Temple'. A short Tuk Tuk ride compliments your half-day outing.


Wat Po

As 95% of Thailand's population is Buddhist, there are around 400 wats (temples) in Bangkok. Begin your outing with a 45-minute drive from the pier to the 'Temple of the Reclining Buddha', or Wat Pho, one of the largest and oldest wats in Bangkok. Home to more than one thousand Buddha images, it is named after the largest single Buddha image, that of a reclining Buddha, 150 feet (46 metres) long and 50 feet (15 metres) high. It is decorated with gold plating on the body and mother of pearl on the eyes and the soles of his feet.


Tuk Tuk Ride

Next, board a Tuk Tuk for a sightseeing ride to Wat Suthat. Tuk Tuks are three-wheeled, motorised taxis or 'auto rickshaws', named after the noise they make. Covered, with room for two, these quaint scooters are nimble at navigating the congested city streets.


Wat Suthat

Arrive at Wat Suthat, famous for its old and stunning murals inside the main building from the reign of King Rama III (1824-1851). The Viharn should be seen for its collection of gilded Buddha images. In front of the temple is the famous Giant Swing. Re-join the coach for a drive to the 'Marble Temple'.


Wat Benchamabophit

Your last visit is to Wat Benchamabophit, the 'Marble Temple', built of Italian marble with unique European ecclesiastic details. Complemented by stained-glass windows housing a Sukhothai-style Buddha statue, a superb cloister-collection of bronze Buddha images are housed here.


The coach then takes you back to the port and your awaiting ship.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking, for approximately one mile (1.6 kilometres), with many steps to climb. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended. Two guests occupy each Tuk Tuk. Order of sites may vary.

Exclusive Dinner Cruise & Classical Thai Dance

Experience the splendid landmarks, culture and cuisine of Bangkok during this exclusive, half-day dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River.


Chao Phraya River Cruise

Depart the pier for the scenic drive to the Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa. Upon arrival, embark the Manohra, a restored ancient rice barge, for an exclusive dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River. Along the way, pass by the Temple of Dawn, Grand Palace, striking bridges and glittering temples.


Thai Dinner and Dance Performance

During your leisurely cruise, dine on a culinary trove consisting of 12 Thai delicacies, including appetizers, soups, seafood marinated in Thai herbs, stir fries, curries, and a traditional Thai dessert accompanied by a classical Thai dance performance. Following your memorable dinner cruise.


After the cruise and performance re-board the coach and transfer back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and stairs to embark/disembark the barge. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Smart-casual clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes is recommended. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Grand Palace & Scenic Old Bangkok

Explore the Imperial treasures of Bangkok, the Grand Palace and its Emerald Buddha, on this half-day orientation tour. A sightseeing drive through the old city completes your outing.


Following a 45-minute coach trip from the Port of Bangkok through the bustling streets of the city centre, arrive at Bangkok's greatest treasure,The Grand Palace. During a 1.5-hour guided walking tour, visit or view some of its most important highlights:


Royal Palace Grounds

These vast grounds encompass over 100 buildings, representing 200 years of history and architectural experimentation. Most of the architecture, royal or sacred, can be classified as old Bangkok style. Extensive murals line the inside walls of the compound. The temple structures are colourful, comprising gilded stupas, polished orange and green tiled roofs, mosaic-encrusted pillars, and rich marble pediments.


Grand Palace

The main building is the Grand Palace, one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Siam Court. Built in 1782 by King Rama I at the beginning of the Chakkri Dynasty, the palace was at one time the residence of the Kings of Thailand. Today, royal ceremonies and state events take place here. Visit the audience hall and marvel at its splendid interior.


Wat Phra Kaew

Known also as the 'Temple of the Emerald Buddha', Wat Phra Kaew adjoins the Grand Palace and houses the revered image of the 23- inch-high (58-cm-high) Emerald Buddha. The jade statue is enshrined in a glass case, sitting on a pedestal high above the worshippers. This mystical figure and its legendary spiritual power draw pilgrims from all over.


At the end of your visit, re-join the coach for a sightseeing drive through Old Bangkok.


Sights of Old Bangkok

Enjoy viewing major highlights from your coach as it passes the City Pillar Shrine, Chitraladarahotarn Palace (official residence of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit), the Democracy Monument (built in commemoration of the change of government from absolute monarchy to democracy with the king as head of state), and the City Pavilion, primarily used today for royal ceremonies and official events.


Ananta Samakom Throne Hall

Stop for exterior photos of the majestic the Ananta Samakom Throne Hall, the ornate grey-marble Italian renaissance-style building, built by King Chulalongkorn in 1907 to receive guests and foreign dignitaries. Currently, the Royal Throne Hall is only used for the ceremonial opening of the first session of Parliament, royal receptions, and private functions.


Following your tour, time permitting, a brief stop will be made at a local store that offers a range of vibrant Thai silks, local souvenirs and superb jewelry before being transferred back to the ship.


Conclude your tour with the return to the ship.


Please Note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking with approximately 50 steps to climb. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. There is a strict dress code for visiting the Grand Palace. No sleeveless shirts or blouses are allowed. Tight or see-through blouses are not permitted, even if a jacket is worn over them. Guests may not wear shorts of any kind, and skirts must cover the knees. Tight-fitting trousers or leggings are not permitted, and trousers must be full length to cover the ankles. Shoes must be removed when entering into the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Video and still cameras are allowed within the Palace grounds, but no photography is permitted inside buildings. The Grand Palace can become crowded; your patience is appreciated. Traffic conditions can affect tour duration. A minimum number of guests per guide is required for operation of this tour.

The Prasart Museum

Explore one of the most spectacular private home, garden and antique collections in Asia during this picturesque, half-day excursion to the Prasart Museum.


Prasart Museum and Garden of Serenity

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to the Prasart Museum, an enchanting enclave of unique homes and gardens set amidst beautifully landscaped grounds. Its open-air exhibition of traditional Asian buildings was designed to perpetuate the architectural excellence of an earlier era, and provide a classical setting for the owner's priceless art collection. The 'Garden of Serenity' is a horticultural treasure with an exceptional variety of rare and unusual trees and shrubs, many of them selected for their association with Thai literature. Upon arrival, begin your guided walking tour


Prasart Art Collection

The Prasart Museum's owner, Mr. Prasart Vongsakul, began acquiring antiques when he was only 12 years old. Today, his extensive art collection is displayed in several buildings of great architectural interest. The buildings were designed by Khun Prasart himself, either as direct replicas or playful combinations of his favourite palaces and pavilions from around the country. The Prasart Art Collection is an array of exhibits from prehistoric times to the late-19th-century Rattanakosin period. It includes Buddha images from several different eras, gold pieces, and a collection of fine Thai and Chinese furniture.


Reception Area and Refreshments

Following your guided walking tour of the gardens and buildings, proceed to the reception area for light refreshments. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 525 yards (about 480 metres), at times over uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 30 steps at the buildings of the Prasart Museum. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least six years old to participate on this tour. Photography inside the buildings of the Prasart Museum is prohibited. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Bangkok's Oldest Temples & Tuk Tuk Ride

Discover two of Bangkok's oldest temples, experience a Tuk Tuk ride in Bangkok's Old City and participate in a Thai Buddhist custom during this memorable, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Wat Saket Temple

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 40-minute drive to Wat Saket. One of Bangkok's oldest temples, Wat Saket dates from the Ayutthaya era. Wat Saket is best-known for its approximately 197-foot-high (about 60-metre-high) manmade hill, the 'Golden Mount', once the highest point in Bangkok. On the top of this landmark is a huge, gilded chedi enshrining the Buddha relics that welcome worshippers to Wat Saket.


Golden Mount, Tuk Tuk-Ride and Old City

To reach the top of the Golden Mount requires a walk up approximately 300 steps encircling the hill. The wide, well-paved steps make the ascent less strenuous. Along the walk are a series of bells that can be rung for good luck, and some benches to relax and catch your breath. Approaching the top of the hill, take in spectacular panoramic views over Bangkok in all directions. Following your visit, board a Tuk Tuk, an open-air, motorised tricycle, for a ride around Bangkok's Old City before arriving at the Wat Po Temple.


Wat Po Temple, Reclining Buddha Image and Alms Presentation

Wat Po, the 'Temple of the Reclining Buddha', is one of the largest and oldest temples in Bangkok. Although home to more than 1,000 Buddha images, Wat Po is named after the largest single Buddha image, that of a reclining Buddha, approximately 151-foot-long (about 46 metres long) and approximately 49-foot-high (about 15-metre-high). He is decorated with gold plating on his body, and mother-of-pearl on his eyes and the soles of his feet. Your visit to the Buddhist temples concludes with a unique experience; you can participate in a very special Thai custom by presenting alms to the monk at temple, and receiving the monk's blessing. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your van and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 656 yards (about 600 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 10 steps at Wat Po and 340 steps at the Golden Mount. This tour is not suitable for guests with motion sickness, guests with a fear of heights, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended; Proper attire is required to enter the temples; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted. Shoes must be removed before entering the temples. Guests must be at least eight years old to participate on this tour. Photography inside the temples is prohibited. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Programas em terra em Bangkok (Klong Toey)

Mid-Voyage Adventure: The Dragon Kingdom - Bhutan (In-Transit Guests Only)

Venture into one of the most isolated countries in the world, aptly referred to as the 'Last Shangri-La', and discover the extraordinary Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan at the 'Roof of the World'. Bhutan is truly an unspoiled preserve with a cultural heritage that has largely remained intact due to its isolation from the rest of the world until the early 1960s. Stay in Thimphu, the capital of the tiny Himalayan kingdom, with a two-night stay at the luxurious Amankora Resort. The climb to the Tiger's Nest completes your adventure.



04MIDBKK-O The Dragon Kingdom - Bhutan

Departure: March 31, 2018 from Bangkok

Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights

Re-join ship: April 4, 2018 in Singapore

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing

This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the start of your cruise. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this programme.


Please Note: Guests need to bring two passport photos with them. Thimpu is at an elevation of 7,656 ft (2,334 m), therefore guests should be prepared for the effects that may result from the altitude.


IMPORTANT: Silversea will contact you 4-6 weeks prior to departing to Bhutan to complete the necessary paperwork for the group visa required for your participation.


Located in the Himalayas between China and India, visitors find not only stunning natural scenery but also unique architecture that, by law, must conform to traditional design. Historically and culturally the mountain kingdom is linked with Tibet, but politically and economically the country today is drawn much closer to India. The nation is a bastion of Vajrayana Buddhism, which influences all aspects of life in the kingdom.


Bhutan has been a monarchy since 1907, and in April of 2007, King Jigme Singye Wangchuk abdicated in favour of his son, Jigme Khesa Namgyal Wangchuck. This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure focuses on two areas:


THIMPHU

The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and many monks, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style.


PARO

The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan's oldest temples and monasteries, the National Museum and the country's only airport. Mount Chomolhari (7,314m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley and its glacial waters plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (Paro river). Paro is also one of the most fertile valleys in the Kingdom producing the bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields.


Tourism in this landlocked country is still relatively slow and regulated by the government in an effort to sustain the current culture and traditions. There are some rules that need to be remembered: When visiting temples, hats and shoes must be removed; modest dress is required for visits to sacred sites, and smoking in public is a fineable offence. The outlined programme may require adjustments due to local conditions beyond Silversea's control. We invite you to join us on this adventure!


DAY ONE - Bangkok / Paro / Thimphu

A very early start (approximately 4:30AM) is necessary to begin your fascinating trip to The Dragon Kingdom, Bhutan. Your guide awaits pierside to transfer you to Bangkok's airport for your Druk Air flight to Paro, Bhutan's only international airport. The total travel time is approximately 3.5 - 4 hours with a 30-minute stop in Guwahiti. The flight to Paro in itself will be a thrilling experience as it passes over the green wall of hills known as the gateways into Bhutan and then gradually ascends into the Himalayas.


Upon arrival at Paro airport, proceed through the necessary final visa formalities where your visa stamp is issued. All foreign nationals require a visa for Bhutan and Silversea will apply for this visa several weeks before your departure. Once completed, you are met by your Amankora guide and begin the 1.5 hour scenic drive to Thimphu, the capital of the tiny Himalayan kingdom. Check-in and enjoy lunch at the luxury Amankora Resort.


This afternoon there are plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the rich culture this kingdom has to offer. Your first stop is the Chorten Memorial; a beautiful stupa built in the memory of Bhutans third King "The father of Bhutan" which serves both as a memorial to the late king and a monument to peace.


From here, move on to the Folk Heritage and National Textile Museums. Both of these museums opened in 2001 and provide a fascinating insight into Bhutanese material culture and way of life. Though the country has modernized in recent decades, most citizens continue to rely upon the traditional medicines of their ancestors. You will visit the Institute of Traditional Medicines where today's practitioners are trained to uphold this rich tradition.


Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight accommodations - Amankora Resort, Thimphu

DAY TWO - Thimphu / Paro

Following breakfast, check-out of the hotel and start the day with a visit of Trashichhodong, an impressive fortress/monastery which houses the Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and various government offices.


Then, depart Thimpu and start your travel to Paru. Along the way stop for a visit of the Pangri Zampa, a monastic training school for astrologers. If time permits, make another stop at Tachugang and take a short walk to the riverside bridge to see the prayer flags. Check-in at the Amankora Resort and enjoy lunch.


This afternoon, try your hand at Bhutan's national sport, archery. Each village has its own archery range and high spirited competitions are regularly held. Dinner is served this evening at the hotel followed by a traditional cultural performance.


Overnight accommodations - Amankor Resort, Paru



DAY THREE - Paro

This morning will begin with a hike up to view one of Bhutan's most revered monuments, the Taktshang Goemba, more commonly referred to as the 'Tiger's Nest'. Please ensure you have a hearty breakfast.


The Monastery is built on a 3,000-foot (914-metre) cliff and is the country's most famous and sacred site. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff and was devastated in a fire in 1998. The government took immediate steps to restore the complex to its original structure. The climb to the viewpoint will take you past small settlements and through pine forests. The four to five hour return trek offers spectacular views of this sacred monastery and its surrounds, high above the valley floor. (Horses or mules will be provided to take guests up to the viewpoint and thereafter guests need to walk to the monastery, another 45-60 minute walk up and down steps.)


Return to the hotel for lunch. Time permitting, your afternoon in Paro will include a visit to the Kyichu Lahkhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan or time for browsing among the shops in town. If you prefer, just enjoy the ambience that only the Amankora can offer. Dinner will be served at the hotel.


Overnight accommodation is at the hotel, the Amankora Resort - Paro



DAY FOUR - Paro / Bangkok

Enjoy breakfast this morning before returning to the airport. As of 01 June, 2018 there are no flights directly between Paro and Singapore. The ship is at sea today so you will fly to Bangkok, arriving there in the late afternoon. Because you have an early flight tomorrow, stay at the Novotel Airport Hotel where dinner will be included.


DAY FIVE - Bangkok / Singapore

An early flight will have you in Singapore before noon. Once there, return to Silver Whisper where the staff and crew are eager to welcome you back.



Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking and climbing of many steps at most sites. The hike to the Tiger's Nest is about 5 hours in total and is taken at a slow pace. Altitude sickness may be a problem for guests suffering from palpitations, shortness of breath or severe headaches. This programme is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable shoes and dressing in layers is recommended. Due to a wide range of temperature (approx. 27-29c during the day/18c at night / 80-84F days, 65F nights ) and climate conditions, it is recommended to bring appropriate clothing for protection against the changing conditions. Shorts, hats, sleeveless blouses are not permitted to wear in the monasteries. Dress code throughout the trip is modest casual with sturdy walking shoes. It is recommended to leave jewellery and valuables on board. The order of the itinerary may be amended due to flight schedule changes or other unforeseen factors. In case of flight changes, the tour sequence may be reversed or amended. Remember to bring your camera. There are baggage restrictions as follows: hand baggage gross weight is limited to 5 kg (11 lb.) and size is limited to 23*36*56 cm. One checked bag must be less than 20 kg (44 pounds). Guests must be aware that Bhutan's infrastructure is still very limited and touring in the country requires some 'roughing it'. As travel within the Kingdom needs to be flexible, your understanding and a sense of adventure is necessary. This description is a general overview of the programme only and changes may be made if local conditions require. Guests need to bring two passport photos with them.



Programme Includes:

- One-night stay at Amankora Resort - Thimphu

- Two-night stay at Amankora Resort - Paro

- One-night stay at the Novotel Airport Hotel - Bangkok

- Four breakfasts, three lunches, four dinners (lunches and dinners in restaurants include choice of two glasses of local beer, house wine, soft drinks, water)

- Flights (Economy Class) - Bangkok / Paro and Paro / Bangkok / Singapore. At an additional charge, an upgrade to First or Business Class may be requested, subject to availability. Requests must be submitted at the time of booking this programme. Each flight is quoted separately and is non-refundable once confirmed.

- Visa for Bhutan

- All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation and/or medical insurance and other personal items.



All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years of age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays, changes made by airlines, government/citizens' activities, and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Discover Laos

Discover one of Southeast Asia's almost forgotten countries, which recently started to attract ever more savvy and adventurous travellers. Thanks to Laos' breathtakingly beautiful landscape, long history, rich Buddhist culture, and laid back lifestyle the country's isolation is now quickly changing and becoming a popular destination for those in the know. Visit the country's capital, Vientiane and temple-filled Luang Prabang, a World Heritage Site situated 2,296 feet (700 metres) above sea level amid a backdrop of scenic mountains.

02MIDBKK-P Discover Laos

Departure: From Bangkok on Day 2

Duration: 2.5 Days/2 Nights

Rejoin ship: In Ho Chi Minh City on Day 1    

Reserve: A minimum of 90 days prior to sailing

This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days before your cruise begins. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis and the programme price is subject to change. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing.  Although space is very limited, a minimum number of participants is required to operate this excursion.


Guests must bring two passport-sized photos (2"X2") with them.

Discover Laos, one of Southeast Asia's almost forgotten countries. Officially called Lao People's Democratic Republic, the country has only recently begun to attract the attention of savvy and adventurous travelers due to Laos' breathtakingly beautiful nature, long history, rich Buddhist culture, and laid back lifestyle. The country's isolation is now quickly changing and the number of visitors is ever more increasing. On this Mid-Voyage Land Adventure you will have the opportunity for a brief visit to Laos' capital, Vientiane and to Luang Prabang, the country's showpiece and a World Heritage Site.

DAY ONE - Bangkok/ Luang Prabang

After a full breakfast, leave the ship and begin the hour's drive to Bangkok Airport.  After check-in and security, board your two-hour flight to Laos, arriving in Luang Prabang.  Visa formalities are handled on arrival and your guide will be there to assist you to your transfer to the hotel. After check-in, your guide takes you to Prabath Tai to admire the beautiful sunset view of the Mekong River.  Next, explore the Street Night Market, home to a lovely collection of textiles, handmade by the local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.   Take advantage of this stop to acquire a few local souvenirs, if you wish.

Return to the hotel where dinner is served before retiring for the evening.

Overnight accommodations are at Vicctoria Xienthong Palace  - Luang Prabang

DAY TWO - Luang Prabang/ Vientiane  

Optional: For early risers a special treat awaits. Near the hotel you can watch one of Luang Prabang's most fascinating rituals as hundreds of orange-robed monks begin their walk at dawn to collect alms from faithful residents. It is a great opportunity for some very unusual and memorable photographs.

After breakfast and check-out, discover the major sites of Luang Prabang. The beautiful setting, splendid scenery and blend of foreign influences have earned the town top billing as the country's showpiece. Located at an elevation of 2,296 feet (700 metres) above sea level, Luang Prabang is encircled by impressive mountains and wedged between the Mekong and Khan Rivers. As the former royal capital of the Lan Xang Kingdom, Luang Prabang has long been a centre of culture and preserved heritage.

The main attractions of this World Heritage Site can be seen within a short period of time and include ornate temples of and charming colonial architecture.  A stop at Wat Mai lets you admire the most richly decorated of all the temples in Luang Prabang. Visit the nearby Royal Palace Museum. Once the residence of the kings of Luang Prabang, exhibits feature a collection of personal memorabilia of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments and numerous gifts received from dignitaries of foreign countries. Many of the rooms have been preserved since the day of the revolution when the royal family was forced into exile. (Shoes have to be removed at the entrance to the museum.)

From here proceed to Wat Xieng Thong, the Temple of the Golden City and one of the most important temples in Laos. The temple's rear wall is adorned with one of the best known artworks in Laos - the exquisite Tree of Life mosaic. Next, make your way to the airport for your 40-minute flight to Vientiane.

Upon arrival in Laos' capital city, you are met and taken to the Settha Palace Hotel for lunch and check-in. Built in the 1930s, this Vientiane landmark hotel underwent extensive restoration and now serves once again as a testament to classical elegance and gracious service.  After lunch, enjoy an overview of Southeast Asia's 'biggest village'.  An interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French and American influences makes Vientiane a charming and fascinating capital.  An afternoon tour of the city will show you the major highlights. Most of the sites are in relatively close proximity of each other.  

Begin with a visit to the most important national monument in Laos, Pha That Luang. This impressive gold-covered stupa is a symbol of both the Buddhist religion and Lao sovereignty. The exterior of the 'Great Stupa' resembles a fortress surrounded by high walls. The main stupa stands 148 feet (44 metres) tall and is covered with gold leaf. Legend has it that Ashokan missionaries from India erected a thâat or reliquary stupa here to enclose a piece of the Buddha's breastbone as early as the 3rd century BC. Excavations have found no trace of this, but did find suggestion of a Khmer monastery that might have been built near here between the 11th and 13th centuries AD.  Continue for a photo stop at the imposing Patuxai Monument, or 'Victory Gate', touted as Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph. It was built in the 1960s to commemorate those who fought in the struggle for independence from the French.

Dinner this evening is at the Khua Lao Restaurant where you are treated to a traditional dance show.

Overnight accommodation at the Settha Palace Hotel - Vientiane.

DAY THREE - Vientiane/ Ho Chi Minh City  

Following an early breakfast and check-out, visit Wat Sisaket, the temple famous for its cloister wall with thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Vientiane's oldest surviving monastery, it was built by King Anouvong in 1818, in the Siamese style.  Its grounds are richly planted with a variety of vegetation that is lovingly tended, so it becomes a restful retreat as well.  Next, visit Ho Phra Keo, 'Altar of the Emerald Buddha'. Built as a royal chapel and repository for the celebrated Emerald Buddha which Loatians took from northern Thailand in the 16th century (it was taken back to Bangkok two centuries later), this temple was restored to its former glory in 1993.

Conclude your Laos Discovery with a lunch-time flight to Ho Chi Minh City, via Phnom Penh. A light meal is served in-flight. Upon arrival in Vietnam, you are met and assisted with arrival visa formalities. Then board your transfer coach that returns you to your awaiting ship.

Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking and climbing of steps at all sites visited, making the tour unsuitable for guests with limited mobility or those utilising a wheelchair. Visas for both Laos and Vietnam are included and will be issued upon arrival at the airports. Guests will need to bring two passport-sized photos (2"X2") with them. This Land Adventure involves touring outdoors and guests may be exposed to warm/hot, humid and/or wet weather and insects; please pack accordingly. Lightweight clothing, a sunhat, sun block, insect repellent and sunglasses are imperative. Bring a jacket or shawl for the cooler region of Luang Prabang.  Comfortable walking shoes that are easy to slip on and off are essential.  Out of respect, dress modestly, with any skirts or pants well below the knee and shoulders must be covered for visits to Buddhist shrines. Some temples and the Royal Palace Museum require shoes be removed at the entrance.  Remember to bring your camera. Monks may be at the sites; their picture may only be taken after obtaining their permission and women may not touch monks. US dollars are well accepted by most vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited however you should carry small change. Bargaining is common at markets. Airlines restrict baggage to 44 lb (20 kg) per person; hand luggage cannot exceed 11 lb (5 kg) in weight, should smaller aircraft be utilised (at the discretion of the airline). The tour sequence may vary in the event of flight changes; order of sites and/or the itinerary may change.  The tour sequence may vary in the event of flight changes; order of sites and/or the itinerary may change.

Programme Includes:

·        One-night stay at Victoria Xienthong Palace  - Luang Prabang  

·        One-night stay at Settha Palace Hotel (or similar) - Vientiane  

·        Two breakfasts, one lunch, one in-flight lunch and two dinners  (Lunch includes choice of two local beers, soft drinks, bottled water; dinner includes also house wine as an additional choice)

·        Flights in Economy Class: Bangkok/Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang/Vientiane, Vientiane/Phnom Penh/Ho Chi Minh City

·        Laos and Vietnamese visas      

·        All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guide, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance and other personal items.

All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described.  If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure.  Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect.  All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea.   All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing.  This description is a general overview of this programme.  Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require.  The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Angkor Wat!

Once the capital of the Khmer Empire from 800 AD to approximately 1200, Angkor spreads out over an area of about 40 miles (63 km). The city and its famous temples were abandoned in the early 15th century and remained unknown to the outside world until 1860, when a French botanist stumbled upon them in the jungle overgrowth. Today, travellers flock to Angkor to see this spectacular temple city, rated among the world's premier architectural sites and since 1992 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


BKK-K Angkor Wat!

Duration: 2.5 Days / 2 Nights

Depart Ship: Bangkok, Thailand

Re-join Ship: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Reserve no later than 90 days prior to sailing


This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires advance booking no later than 90 days prior to sailing. Payment in full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. This programme is non-refundable if cancelled within 90 days of sailing.


IMPORTANT: Guests must bring two passport-sized photos (2"X2") with them.



DAY ONE - Bangkok / Siem Reap

Depart the ship after lunch and transfer to the airport for your early evening flight to Siem Reap, gateway to the Angkor temple city.


Following Immigration formalities, a transfer coach will take you to the luxurious Sokha Angkor Resort Hotel in downtown Siem Reap. Following check-in, gather in the hotel's restaurant for dinner.


Overnight accommodation at the Sokha Angkor Hotel - Siem Reap.


DAY TWO - Siem Reap

Following breakfast at the hotel, begin your exploration of Angkor Thom, the former capital of the Khmer Empire. King Jayavarman VII established Angkor Thom in the late-12th century. It spans 3.5 square miles (90.65 square km), and features 25-foot-high (7.6-metres-high) gates at each of the cardinal points.


After entering via the narrow South Gate, continue to Angkor Thom's most significant sites, including Bayon, a temple known for its 49 towers and a terrace full of colossal heads with smiling faces. The stunning architecture and unusual décor makes Bayon one of the most visited sites at Angkor Thom. Other highlights include the Terrace of Elephants and the Leper King, representing one of Angkor's many mysteries.


At the end of your visit, proceed to Ta Phrom. The temple is reached via a footpath through the forest and your first glimpse is of an extraordinary sight. The invading jungle-like growth has been left in place. Serpentine trunks of towering fig trees wind around the temple ruins, across walls and through doorways, creating an incredible atmosphere. Ta Phrom is also featured in scenes of Angelina Jolie's movie, Tomb Raider.


Depart the temple complex and head to a local hotel for a buffet-style lunch.


Start your afternoon with a visit to the Angkor National Museum. Through interactive exhibits you will be able to gain a deeper understanding of tradition and different beliefs of the ancient empire. Statues, remnants from the great temples themselves as well as artifacts depict all manner of social customs throughout the evolution of the unique Khmer civilization. (Please note that photography is prohibited in some sections of the museum.)


Leaving the museum, drive to Angkor Wat, the most famous of the Angkor sites and the largest Buddhist monument ever built. It spans an area of 500 acres (202 hectares), and is surrounded by a 660-foot-wide (201-meter-wide) moat. The construction required some 385,000 workers and 40,000 elephants over a 35-year period. The site remained covered by dense jungle growth until the late-19th century, when French archaeologists began a long restoration process. While some sections are still in ruins, others are used for worship and are occupied by Buddhist monks.


Entrance to this majestic and vast complex is via a long causeway across the moat. Then begin your exploration with a guided walking tour through corridors and courtyards. The walls are covered with bas-reliefs featuring battle scenes, dancing deities and visions of punishment in hell and rewards in paradise. The temple's central building is three stories high and accessible via a steep staircase (only recommended for very fit and agile guests).


After an extensive visit of approximately two hours, return to the hotel. Freshen up and enjoy dinner this evening enhanced by a performance of lovely Apsara dancers. Depending on the number of guests at the Sokkha Hotel, the dinner/entertainment may be at a local club outside of the hotel and not within the hotel grounds.


Overnight at Sokha Angkor Resort Hotel - Siem Reap.


DAY THREE - Siem Reap/Bangkok

Following breakfast and check out, you are transferred to the airport for a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival there, and following Immigration formalities, a transfer coach will take you to the pier where you re-embark Silver Shadow.


Please note: Passports must be valid for 6 months following the date of your entry into both Cambodia & Vietnam. Guests must have 2 blank pages for local visas. There is an extensive amount of walking and climbing steps required at all sites visited, making the tour unsuitable for guests with limited mobility or utilising a wheelchair. A Cambodian visa is included and will be issued upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport. Guests will need to bring one passport photo with them. Lightweight clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended. Proper dress is required for the visit to the Grand Palace: no sleeveless blouses or tight tops; skirts must cover knees and trousers must be full length. At some buildings, shoes have to be left at the entrance. The tour sequence may vary in the event of flight changes.


Programme Includes:

· Two night-stay at the Sokha Angkor Resort Hotel (or similar) - Siem Reap

· Scheduled flights: Bangkok / Siem Reap / Ho Chi Minh City (Economy Class). Business Class upon request at an additional charge and subject to availability

· Two breakfasts, one lunch and two dinners (lunch includes choice of two local beers, soft drinks, bottled water; beverage at dinner also includes house wine)

· Apsara dance performance with dinner at the Sokha Angkor Resort Hotel or at a local restaurant/club.

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

· Angkor Temple Pass

· Cambodian & Vietnamese visas


Not Included:

Any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance and other personal items.


All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. The programme described in this brochure is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.