This trip’s a good fit for independent sorts, as most of the day’s yours to plan as you please. After the coach plants you in the heart of Bangkok, you’ll have free rein to explore whichever part of the city takes your fancy. The drop-off point, CentralWorld, is a good place to start. This shopping plaza’s one of the biggest on the planet, and lines up a cinema and an indoor ice rink alongside hundreds of stores. Take a cab across town, and you can cast an eye over one of Bangkok’s architectural gems – the Grand Palace. It’s just around the corner from the Wat Pho temple, which is home to the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand – including a 150-foot gold reclining statue. Head to the Chinatown neighbourhood, meanwhile, for some of the best street food in the city. At the end of the day, the coach will take you back to port.
The journey time is approximately 2 hours each way.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.