Social Program

To secure your place, bookings must be received by Friday 5 April 2019. Any bookings after this date are subject to availability and refunds will not be offered unless the ticket is re-sold.

All tours are subject to cancellation unless minimum numbers are met. In the event that a tour is cancelled you will be contacted by RACS Conferences & Events Management and offered an alternative should one be available. If an alternative is not available, a full refund will be processed.

Please advise any dietary requirements when registering.

Bookings for the social program is available via the online registration form

Monday 6 May 2019

Jim Thompson House

Commences: 8:30am – At Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre
Concludes: 1:30pm – At Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre
Duration: 5 hours
Cost: $99.00 GST not applicable
Inclusions:

  • Return transfers
  • Admission fee to Jim Thompson House
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Water and cold towel
  • Lunch at Methawalai Restaurant (set menu and choice of soft drink / juice / tea or coffee – additional beverages at own cost)

Bring: Spending money for Jim Thompson Silk Store
Clothing: Smart Casual

Jim Thompson came to Thailand at the end of World War II and revitalized the Thai silk industry. Jim Thompson House is a historical museum, filled with Asian antiques and is housed in six old teak houses built by Jim Thompson himself. After an enjoyable authentic Thai cuisine at Methawalai Restaurant, view a variety of gorgeous Thai silk products at Jim Thompson Silk Store.

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Best of Bangkok

Commences: 8:30am – At Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre
Concludes: 1:30pm – At Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre
Duration: 5 hours
Cost: $130.00 GST not applicable
Inclusions:

  • Return transfers
  • Admission fee to the Grand Palace
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Water and cold towel
  • Tuk Tuk transfer to the Old Town for sightseeing
  • Lunch at Supatra River House (set menu and choice of soft drink / juice / tea or coffee – additional beverages at own cost)

Bring: Sunglasses and hat
Clothing: Comfortable clothes and footwear. For religious reasons, knees and shoulders are to be covered.

Travel to the spectacular Grand Palace to see the most important shrine in the Kingdom of Thailand, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha Wat Phra Kaew. Carved from a single solid block of green jade, Wat Phra Kaew is a must- see on your Bangkok itinerary. Following your visit to the Grand Palace explore Bangkok’s Old Town via Tuk Tuk. The last stop of the tour will be to Supatra River House, an authentic Thai house set on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Commences: 7:30am – At Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre
Concludes: 2:30pm – At Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre
Duration: 7 hours
Cost: $110.00 GST not applicable
Inclusions:

  • Return transfers
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Water and cold towel
  • Lunch at Sampran Restaurant (buffet lunch and choice of soft drink / juice / tea or coffee – additional beverages at own cost)

Bring: Sunglasses, hat and spending money for floating market
Clothing: Comfortable clothes and footwear

Visit the iconic Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in the Ratchaburi Province, located 100km away from Bangkok. A quick stop will be made at a local farmhouse to see the preparation of coconut sugar. You will then explore Damnoen Saduak in a boat, passing vendors selling fruits, food and other commercial wares. After visiting the Floating Market, enjoy a buffet style lunch at Sampran Restaurant in the beautiful garden resort of Sampran Riverside.

Thursday 9 May 2019

Temple Delight & Chinatown Street Food

Commences: 9:00am – At Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre
Concludes: 1:30pm – At Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre
Duration: 4.5 hours
Cost: $110.00 GST not applicable
Inclusions:

  • Return transfers
  • Street food tasting along China Town
  • Admission fee to Wat Traimit
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Water and cold towel
  • Lunch at Mango Tree Restaurant (set menu and choice of soft drink / juice / tea or coffee – additional beverages at own cost)

Bring: Sunglasses, hat and spending money for souvenirs
Clothing: Comfortable clothes and footwear. For religious reasons, knees and shoulders are to be covered.

This is truly a wonderful introduction to Bangkok, where you will experience some of the most famous landmarks in this bustling city. The tour begins with a drive through the historic sites around Rattanakosin Island, followed by a visit to Bangkok’s Chinatown where you will be given the opportunity to try some street food along the way. At the end of the tour, you will visit Wat Traimit, also known as the Golden Buddha Temple. It is the largest Golden Buddha image in the world and a truly valu ble treasure of Thailand and of Buddhism.

Friday 10 May 2019

Bangkok Jungle on Two Wheels

Commences: 8:00am – At Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre
Concludes: 1:30pm – At Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre
Duration: 5.5 hours
Cost: $140.00 GST not applicable
Inclusions:

  • Return transfers
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Rental bicycle and safety helmet
  • Water and cold towel
  • Lunch at Savoey Restaurant (set menu and choice of soft drink / juice / tea or coffee – additional beverages at own cost)

Bring: Sunglasses and hat
Clothing: Enclosed shoes and comfortable clothes for riding

Take an adventure into the wilderness of Bangkok and visit the inner city oasis of Bang Krachao. Best reached by boat, this island is often referred to as the “green lung” of Bangkok and incredibly, has been left untouched by city developers. Ride through local communities and discover tropical fruits and flowers along the way as the trail leads to an ancient temple. The total ride is about 20 kilometres starting in the city before crossing the river. From there it’s a combination of minor roads and elevated pathways, through temple gardens and tropical jungle with no hills. The elevated canal pathways may not be suitable for those afraid of heights.