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AMP1 # AMPHAWA BIKE RIDE: Hidden Thailand Paradise

TOUR DURATION:            Day Trip

BIKE DISTANCE:             20-40 km

TOUR ACTIVITIES:          Biking / Cruising

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY:   Easy going

TERRAIN:                         Flat

SEASON:                          All Seasons

  “Discover real local Thai Life among the Greenery River

 in incredible places hidden from tourist eyes.”

TOUR HIGHLIGHT:

This cycling tour put you in close touch with peaceful and simple life of planters in an amazing place hardly visited by tourists. Ride in agricultural areas of Amphoe Amphawa and Bang Khonthi in Samut Songkhram, the smallest province of Thailand sites between the Mea Klong River and the Gulf of Thailand Coast that have a long been recognized as the “green ring” surrounding the Bangkok capital where famous fruits such as pomelo, mangoes, grape, guava, jackfruit, rose apple coconut, banana, and lychee are grown in. This area is crisscrossed by water channels and canals making their way to the Mae Klong River, the main waterway of the province.

 

This cycling route bring you through small backstreets, alleys, temples, schools, typical style of Thai houses, coconut plantations, lush green tropical fruits orchards and gardener villages so you will discover real local Thais life. No modern-day western life, people living from the products on their lands with typical style of Thailand smiles.

 

After morning cycling trip you will get experience with local tasty Thai lunch at a canal restaurant sites among an oasis of green landscape scattered by fruit plantations and typical Thai style houses. Taste many kinds of Amphawa food recipes made from coconuts, lotus and fresh water fishes of the Mae Klong River cooked with various Thai herbs. After lunch we take a boat trip on   crisscross canals out to the Mae Klong River. The cruise route are delightful with amazing canal view, the peaceful river, gentle breezes, and lush green banks adorned with tropical fruits interspersed with fine old typical Thai houses and temples that mixed with a background of frolicking children are swimming in front of waterfront pavilion and the elderly take theirs afternoon rest inside.

 

ITINERARY:    

Bangkok – Samut Songkram– Bangkok
Ride 20-40 km

7.00 a.m. Leave Bangkok by air-con van to Ratchaburi province. Arrive to the “Damnoern Saduak Floating Market” Here! We will get an experience of a traditional market life style where traders meets on the narrow “klong” to trade products and wares by sampan boat before begin cycling on village road past tropical fruit orchards, coconut plantations, temples and agricultural villages to canal-side restaurant. During cycling you can choose to stop en route to chat with locals about theirs working OR find an answer how locals living and anything it might on your interested OR visit an interesting places along the route side as; gardener house, school, temple or etc., (This is depend on your request). Just let’s us know before we pass. After lunch take a boat trip along crisscross to the Amphawa market before travel back to Bangkok.  Arrive to Bangkok at about 17.00 p.m.

 

PRICE PER PERSON IN THAI CURRENCY
(NOW – OCTOBER 31, 2012)

Group of 2 persons       =    3,500  Baht per person  

Group of 3-5 persons    =    3,000  Baht per person

Group of 6 persons up   =    2,600  Baht per person

 

INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM ARE:

Travel by air-conditioned van or 4WD truck with Thule Roof Rack

24-gears bicycle, water bottle, bike helmet

Lunch (Thai Food)

Boat Trip on the afternoon

Admission fee for enter that mention in this program.

Drinking water during riding

First aid kit

Bicycle Trail Leader (English speaking)


EXCLUDED:
 

Personal drink and alcohol
Paddle Boat at the Damnoern Saduak Floating Market

 

THINGS TO BE PREPARED:
1. Hat                       2. Small backpack   
3. Sunglasses            4. Shoes and Shorts for cycling           


FACT FILE:

We provide good 24 gear hybrid Trek model 7300 with difference frame size. Just inform us about your height in advance before departure date, our staff will prepare the one that match for your height for make you fell comfortable while cycling.

 

Our well-stocked van OR 4WD truck will drive follow the riding group for carry supplies, drinking water, hot coffee & tea, snacks, fruits, bike tools and accessories, first aid kits and things you might need to use. This accompany van provide a welcome break when you have had enough peddling for the day OR for snacks, storage OR succor.

 

Our staff use two way radios for communicate each other while they’re working for help us have a smooth operation and can make a quick work in case it have any emergency.  

Daily cycling route and distance on each trip are flexible. It can be adjusted or changed to match your tasted OR level of your physical ability.   

For vegetarian OR fruitarian OR any special requirements can be catered for with advance notice. We’ll do our very best to accommodate you. Just let’s us know…

 

     
 

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