4-Day Cycling Through Central Thailand: Group Journey

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Tour type

Tour Level: Advanced

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 4 Days

tour highlights

* Soak up the atmosphere of the amazing Damnoen Saduak floating market
* Ride in a traditional long-tail boat
* Visit the famous Bridge over the River Kwai
* Admire the tranquil Sai Yok Waterfall
* Explore Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam

    tour details

    Depart Bangkok for the Damnoen Saduak floating market, where your adventure begins with a long tail boat ride through villages and plantations. Then hop on your bike, stopping at temples including Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram, Wat Bang Kung and Wat Bang Kae Noi, before enjoying a Thai riverside lunch. On day two, you’ll transfer to Kanchanaburi to visit the war museum and the Bridge over the River Kwai. After lunch at Krasae caves, you’ll continue to Prasat Muang Singh. Day three includes a visit to the Sai Yok Waterfall, before heading to the former capital, Ayutthaya. The final day offers an opportunity to give monks food on their morning rounds. After breakfast, you’ll see the glory of Ayutthaya with a cycle around the city to see Wat Mahathat, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wat Chai Mongkol.

    Starting from Bangkok, depart by van to Samut Songkram, where you start your bicycle exploration of the Mae Klong Delta area at Damnoen Saduak floating market, the biggest and most colorful in Thailand. After discovering the sights and sounds of the floating market, embark on a long tail boat and cruise through a maze of canals cutting through local villages and various plantations. This eye-opening boat ride offers a glimpse of Thailand of old where local people are going about their daily life with the canal as the focal point. Arriving at a riverside temple, you can enjoy the surroundings of the temple while the bikes are fitted and a general briefing is given. The ride takes you through coconut, aloe vera plantations and fruit orchards. Riding quiet back roads and jeep trails stop to visit interesting temples and appreciate the countryside. Depending on the season, you will see grapes, lychee, pomelo, guava and coconuts ripe for picking. One of the temples you visit is Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram, the birth place of Rama II. Next on the tour is Wat Bang Kung: this quirky temple is held up by a huge banyan tree but you can still step inside and see the Buddha image. This temple is housed in the old Bang Kung army camp, which was used to garrison soldiers when regaining Thailand's independence from Burma. Also visit the exceptional carved temple of Wat Bang Kae Noi where the inside of the Wat has carved panels depicting the story of the enlightenment of Buddha (cycling distance about 19 km). Having enjoyed a delicious Thai lunch at a riverside restaurant, continue cycling on picturesque trails through lush vegetation towards the starting point of the floating market (cycling distance about 13 km). After loading the bikes, van transfer 1.5 hours to Kanchanaburi for your first overnight stop. Rest of the afternoon at leisure until dinner and overnight at ROYAL RIVER KWAI RESORT.
    After a leisurely breakfast, van transfer to Kanchanaburi to visit the local sites, war museum and the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. Then board the local train for a stunning ride on the Death Railway. After lunch at Krasae caves, start biking along some great trails passing by some teak plantations, small Thai villages on the way to Prasat Muang Singh. This historical site covers some 74 hectares and is believed to have been used by the Khmer empire as a trading point along the Kwai Noi River. Ride around the park and visit the museum before packing up the bikes and van transfer to the riverside hotel. Dinner and overnight at PHUNG WAN RESORT.
    After breakfast at the hotel, you have a chance to further explore this very scenic province. Start riding from the hotel and head off on quite country trails. Pass small communities and finish with a crossing over a wooden suspension bridge, on your way to Sai Yok Waterfall. After lunch at a local restaurant, van transfer via Suphanburi to the former capital city of Siam, Ayutthaya, which is located approximately 80 kilometers to the north of Bangkok. The ancient city of Ayutthaya is known as the "Venice of the East", and it lies along the Chao Phraya River, the tributary of which surrounds Ayutthaya province. Dinner is on your own account - the guide will be happy to provide recommendations. Overnight at KRUNGSRI RIVER HOTEL.
    Today we offer an optional early-hours tour (06:00 AM) to visit the morning market to buy fresh food, which you will then donate to the monks who are making their rounds to receive alms from the local people. It is the traditional practice for Thai Buddhists which is a meaningful experience for foreigners. Then return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we a have a chance to see the glory of the Ayutthaya Empire (1350-1767A.D.) which is evident in the remains of temples. Cycle around the ancient city to see Wat Mahathat, with the Buddha head entwined in the tree routes, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, the old palace and Wat Chai Mongkol. Then head into the countryside and ride the small back roads that follow the Chao Praya river to Bang Pa In for lunch and a visit to the former summer palace. Van transfer back to Bangkok, where you will arrive mid-afternoon (around 14:30 hrs.).


    Our package tour prices are inclusive of -

    • Transfers in air-conditioned van
    • Accommodation in twin shared rooms
    • Meals as specified in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • Entrance fees to museums and sites mentioned in the itinerary
    • Drinking water and snacks whilst cycling
    • Bike hire, helmet & spares
    • English speaking cycle guide
    • Accident insurance
    • Service charges and VAT


    Not included are -

    • Beverages during meals
    • Travel insurance
    • Meals other than described
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, souvenirs etc.)
    • Food donation to monks on day 4
    • Tips for guide
    Tour code: BKKSRTCJ

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