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KANP5 RIVER KWAI BIKE RIDE

Trip for Challenging Rider & Nature Lovers

TOUR DURATION:            5 Day 4 Nights Trip

BIKE DISTANCE:              220-260 Kms.

TOUR ACTIVITIES:           Biking

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY:    Challenging  

TERRAIN:     20% Flat, 70% Ascending – Descending, Some Off road

SEASON:                           May to January

 "The name of River Kwai evokes wrenching memories of World War II. But it has much more to offer than gruesome reminders of the losses and sufferings. Much of the province is covered by explored forest ideal for adventurous cyclists and nature lovers."

TOUR HIGHLIGHT:

Observe a beautiful nature along the green ring of Bangkok, the famous fruit orchards of Thailand, 3 national parks of Kanchanaburi (Sri Nakarin, Thong Pha Phum and Sai Yok National Park), Thung Yai Naraysuan Wild Life Sanctuary (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site), the River Kwai and the death railway. Experience a real rural life of gardener in Thailand Central. Enjoy riding in an amazing cycling route along fruit orchards, mixed forests, canals, rivers, and the death railway from World War II.  Visit Thailand famous places as; Damnoern Saduak Floating Market, the historic River Kwai Bridge, Hell Fire Pass Museum and Phra Pathom Chedi including a hidden beauty places inside the three national parks of Kanchanaburi. Taste a famous dainty food of Thailand Central and spicy jungle food of West.

 

ITINEARY

Day 1:  Bangkok – Samut Songkram – Kanchanaburi
Ride 30-40 km

7.00 a.m. Depart form Bangkok by van to Samut Songkram, the smallest province in Central Thailand, known since the Ayutthaya Period as the outer garden of the capital. Begin ride on meandering scenic road in a pleasant and shady trail that have fruit orchards line the canals and the main river past typical Thai houses and temples to the Damnoern Saduak Floating Market to observe and participate in the delightful water-borne bazzar. Here! We will get an experience of traditional market life style where traders meets on the narrow “klongs” to trade produce and wares, sampan to sampan by take a paddle boat to wonder around the market. Ride further to a cozy riverside restaurant to enjoy a wholesome Samut Songkram lunch. After lunch transfer to Kanchanaburi, the largest of the central provinces and the third largest of the country. See the beautiful view of sunset at the world famous, “the bridge of River Kwai” before having a dinner.

Overnight at Hotel in Kanchanaburi  

Meal: L, D


Day 2: Kanchanaburi (Sri Nakarin National Park)
Ride 45 km

Ride from Sri Nakarin Dam to Huai Mae Khamin Waterfall, one of Thailand’s beautiful waterfall. Enjoy cycling on meandering rolling road above the Sri Nakarin Dam past farmer villages, grove and bamboo forest to the highland of Sri Nakarin National Park. Afternoon is free to walk to wonder around the park area and swim in natural swimming pool of the Huai Mae Khamin Waterfall. Dinner tonight is simple cooked by local farmer but its taste absolutely delicious and it might make you return.

Overnight at the National Park Lodge

Meal: M, L, D

 

Day 3: Kanchanaburi (Thong Pha Phum National Park)                       Ride 50-60 km

After breakfast, begin a challenge ride from the park on rolling jungle road among a stunning view of mixed forests of Sri Nakarin National Park and Thung Yai Naraysuan Wild Life Sanctuary (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site) through agricultural villages in Lin Tin district. During cycling in the wild life sanctuary area, if you’re lucky, you may come across some rare wildlife, such as wild boars and wild fowl. Reward your challenge ride by bath on a natural swimming pool of warm mineral hot spring in the national park.  Afternoon, travel to Thong Pha Phum Dam and stop en route to visit the local open markets of Thong Pha Phum. Relax your body and mind at the small resort sites in a beautiful location above the Khao Leam dam. Tonight we will have a dinner among a stunning sunset view above the lake.

Overnight at resort in Thong Pha Phum

Meal: M, L, D

 

Day 4:  Kanchanaburi (Sai Yok National Park)
Ride 50-60 km

Fresh get up among beautiful scenery of frost rise above a gigantic lake of Thong Pha Phum, a border district of Thailand and Myanmar, a hidden paradise of nature lovers. Begin to ride on a zigzag rolling road that follow along the River Kwai past agricultural villages and bamboo forest to Sai Yok district. After lunch, travel by van to visit the Hell Fire Pass Museum and take a short walk to explore the hell fire cliff, the most harder point of working for prisoner of war to construct an old World War II railway. Afternoon, relax on resort’s swimming pool.

Overnight at resort in Sai Yok

Meal: M, L, D


Day 5:  Kanchanaburi - Bangkok
Ride 50-60 Km

Continue a half-day ride on zigzag rolling road follow along the River Kwai and the death railway past teak forest, elephant camp and grove through Krasae Cave. After lunch we travel to Nakhon Pathom province, an ancient town used for centuries as an overland route to link India to Thailand and a birthplace of Buddhism in Thailand to visit “Phra Pathom chedi”, the tallest pagoda in the world (127 meters tall) and the most venerated Buddhist monument in Thailand. We’ll arrive in Bangkok at about 17.00 p.m.

Meal: M, L
 

Remark: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

 

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

Group of 1 person             =    47,000  Baht per person

Group of 2-3 persons        =    27,000  Baht per person  

Group of 4-7 persons        =    24,000  Baht per person

Group of 8 persons up       =    22,000  Baht per person

Single room supplement =      3,000  Baht per person


INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM ARE:

- Travel by 4X4 wheels drive (4 doors) with Thule Roof Rack

- 24-gears mountain bike with front suspension, helmet, and water bottle

- 4 night accommodation (twin share)

- 13 Meals from lunch on day 1 until lunch on day 5 (4 B, 5 L and 4 D)

- Admission fee for entrance as mentioned in this program

- Snacks and drinking water during riding

- First aid kit

- Travel insurance

- Bicycle Trailed Leader (English speaking)

 

EXCLUDED: 

Personal drink and alcohol  

 

THINGS TO BE PREPARED:

1. Swimming suit      2.Small backpack         3.Hat   

4. Sun block Lotion   5.Slippers Shoe            6.Sunglasses     

7. Trainers and Shorts for cycling                  8.Personal Medicines

 

FACT FILE:

We provide good 24 gear mountain bike 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 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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