Floating Markets Cycling and Boat Tour

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Floating Markets Cycling and Boat Tour

Seventy kilometers south-west of Bangkok the Mae Klong River spreads into a sprawling delta before reaching the Gulf of Thailand. This low-lying land is extremely fertile and over hundreds of years the Thai people have constructed an extensive network of canals to aid irrigation and navigation. The local way-of life has remained traditional, agricultural and revolves around the colourful floating markets where the fruits of the surrounding orchards are traded.

Starting in Bangkok we drive south to start our bicycle exploration at Klong Lad Pli Floating market. Walking through Klong Lad Pli gives us a chance to see wooden houses perched on the edge of the canal including one that once was an opium den. We arrive at Damneon Saduak floating market, the biggest and most colourful in Thailand and a must for any visitor. Purchase just about anything from the vast array of “shops” on the river. We then embark on a long tail boat and cruise through a maze of canals cutting through various plantations. This eye-opening boat ride offers a glimpse of Thailand of old with the canal as the focal point.

We get on the bikes and start a short ride to Wat Bang Kae Noi, a temple famous for its teakwood carving. The magnificent interior of the Ubosot, coronation room, is delicately carved to portray the story of Lord Buddha.

Our ride takes us further into coconut plantations and fruit orchards along quiet back roads. We stop to visit a quirky temple held up by a huge banyan tree. After lunch at a riverside restaurant we continue cycling on picturesque trails. After some refreshments, explore a temple complex and a local market before starting our journey back to Bangkok to beat rush hour.

Price Includes

  • Transfers from/ to hotels (major hotel in Bangkok)
  • Mountain bike
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch
  • English speaking guide
  • Accident insurance
  • Boat rides
  • Entrance fees

Price Excludes

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activity costs

Transfer Service

  • Transfer service operates according to pre-assigned and route only. Please let us know your hotel name during your booking process. We will confirm you the pick up time by email.
  • Extra charge will be applied for transfer in some Bangkok area. (To be advised)

Remark

  • Distance: 30-35 kilometres
  • Level: Intermediate (easy)
  • What to bring: Sport shoes, Light T-shirt, Shorts or long pants, Sunglasses, Sun block, Personal medicine, Swimming suit, Camera
  • Tour and program can be flexible depending on time and weather condition.
  • Group size : Minimum 2 pax , Maximum 16 pax
  • This tour is not recommended for pregnant ladies, infants or people with back or neck problems.
  • Please make sure you supply the heights of all passengers when booking. This information will be used to supply the correct sized bicycles
  • This tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 adults
  • You must be able to ride a bicycle on your own.
  • Child seats are available for small children; please request upon reservation confirmation.
  • This tour will visit temples, please show respect at these sacred places by wearing a shirt with sleeves and knee-length shorts.

Highlights

  • Experience the energy of the floating markets at Damnoen Saduak and Amphawa.
  • Enjoy an exciting long tail boat ride through a maze of canals.
  • Cycle on quiet back roads through lush plantations and fruit orchards.
  • Visit the unique temple of Wat Bang Kung.
  • See the exquisite interior of the Wat Bang Kae Noi temple.

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