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Royal Serenity Observed on Koh Si Chang

Pattaya, Thailand
Royal Serenity Observed on Koh Si Chang

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icon9 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Experience a slice of traditional Thai island life during this full-day visit to Koh Si Chang from Pattaya. Step back in time to the 19th century island retreat of Thailand’s King Rama V, visiting the ‘Chao Por Khao Yai’ Buddha image and discovering Vimarnmek Palace, now a museum. Lunch and round-trip transport to the island are covered. An optional private tour upgrade is also available.
  • Discover the history of Koh Si Chang island on a day trip from Pattaya
  • Learn about the island's role as a former royal retreat for King Rama V and his family
  • Visit island landmarks such as Vimarnmek Palace and the 'Chao Por Khao Yai' Buddha image
  • Optional private tour upgrade is also available
  • Includes lunch, round-trip hotel transport, and site entrance fees
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A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking assistance.
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
Ferry tickets from and to Koh Si Chang
Local transportation on the island
Lunch at local restaurant (food only)
All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
All applicable taxes and service charges
Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees
Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable
Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
Transfers from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from your downtown Pattaya hotel (Condition apply for transfers outside Pattaya city centre; this includes any cruise port, Jomtien, Na-Jomtien, Chonburi, Si Racha, the Sattahip region as well as the airport)

Departure Time

7:30 AM
Receive a morning pickup from your Pattaya hotel and transfer north to the city of Si Racha, where you’ll board a ferry to Koh Si Chang island. The travel time to this scenic island (not to be confused with the similarly-named Koh Chang) is approximately one hour, or 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) by boat.

As soon as you set foot on this tropical island, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the era of Thai King Rama V. The former monarch once used its sandy shores as an island retreat, constructing a series of residential and ceremonial facilities for use by his family and guests. Stop by the “Chao Por Khao Yai” Buddha image for example, a religious icon that is well-known among both the Thai and Chinese visitors that still come to pay homage on public holidays and weekends.

Around midday, you’ll take a break to enjoy an included lunch on the island. Following your meal, head to Vimarnmek Palace. Originally built for the King’s “Lady of the Court,” today this former royal residence houses a variety of artifacts and antiquities. After visiting the palace, climb back aboard your ferry for the trip back to Si Racha, after which you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in Pattaya.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ko Si Chang Island
We will pick you up in the early morning from your downtown Pattaya hotel and head in the northern direction to Si Racha, one of the industrial regions of the Chonburi province. Located within easy reach of the shores of the Gulf of Thailand, our guide and driver for the day will head straight for the boat pier, offering regular ferry services to our destination for the day – Koh Si Chang (not to be confused with Koh Chang). The sailing distance from the commercially developed mainland to the scenic landscape of this historical pearl is a mere 12 kilometres, but the differences between both destinations look like worlds apart.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Chao Pho Khao Yai Shrine
Once arriving on the island, venturing over the island by motorcycle trishaw is the only way to get a feeling of what it was like during the reign of King Rama V (1868 – 1910). His love for the island has resulted in the construction of various residential buildings for himself and his children when seeking respite for his daily duties in serving and ruling Thailand. One of the most recognisable sites is the Chao Por Khao Yai; this Buddha image is famous among Thai and Chinese people who live on the island and Si Racha Province and still draws many visitors from other parts of the country.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ko Si Chang
Before we head out for our lunch at a local restaurant, we visit the Vimarnmek Palace. This palace was initially constructed exclusively for the Lady of the Court in providing her with this exclusive retreat. Nowadays, the palace serves as a museum with artefacts and memorabilia of times gone by. Koh Si Chang may not have the best and softest sandy beaches in the region it still is a nice escape for an afternoon of sun, sand and sea, with little foreign tourism developments and plenty of local flavours to be found. We head back to the boat pier, catching the ferry back to the mainland and ending up back at Pattaya at around 5 pm.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis, with English speaking guide only. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply.
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Pattaya and Naklua areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Jomtien, Sattahip, Rayong, Chonburi, Koh Samet, any surrounding islands resort outside the Pattaya city borders and U-Tapao International Airport are excluded and supplementary charges apply.
  • According to regulations set by the Port Authority of Thailand, we are unable to pick-up and drop off customers from main cruise ports such as the Laem Chabang Cruise Terminal in Chonburi. Special permits are required to enter the cruise terminal premises.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • For Seat-in-Coach tours; a minimum number (8) of guests are required for this excursion to operate; many of our tours do not have limitations on group size, depending on the availability of seats and other factors. We regret that we are not able to communicate in advance about this
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • This tour includes driving over uneven paths, surfaces and off-road bumpy roads, unsuitable for pregnant women, people with neck and back problems and those with limited mobility.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Asian Trails LTD
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Royal Serenity Observed on Koh Si Chang?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Royal Serenity Observed on Koh Si Chang.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Royal Serenity Observed on Koh Si Chang?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Royal Serenity Observed on Koh Si Chang.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Royal Serenity Observed on Koh Si Chang?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Royal Serenity Observed on Koh Si Chang.

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