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One Day Cycle Tour of Floating Market

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One Day Cycle Tour of Floating Market
One Day Cycle Tour of Floating Market
One Day Cycle Tour of Floating Market
One Day Cycle Tour of Floating Market
Tour Overview: We then transfer by a/c bus southwards to start our bicycle exploration of the Mae Klong Delta area at Damnoen Nam Saduak floating market, the biggest and most colourful in Thailand.
Destination: Damnoen Nam Saduak
Package Type: Interest
End City: Samut Songkram
Tour Type: Join in
Duration One Day
Tour Grade: -MODERATE-

ITINERARY

 

Seventy kilometres 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 and agricultural revolving around the colourful floating markets where the fruits of the surrounding orchards are traded.

This area is a dream to ride through. Starting with quick visit to Damnoen Saduak floating market, the biggest most colourful in Thailand, we take a longtail boat ride 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.

What do we see? Temples, canals, orchards, more temples, more canals, people but hardly any cars. Depending on the season, you will see grapes, lychee, pomelo, guava and coconuts ripe for picking. This is a fascinating area just waiting to be explored. Many temples have long been favoured by Royalty and you visit Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram, which was constructed by the princess mother of Somdet Phra Amarintharamat and birthplace of King Phra Phutta Lertla, Rama II. See Wat Bang Kung, a quirky temple held up by a huge banyan tree, where you step inside to see a Buddha image. 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.

What is the riding like? This is a gentle 32-km ride along country back roads, nice flat canal paths and plantation trails, we ride quiet back roads and jeep trails. Stopping often at points of interest, the riding is at a leisurely pace and suitable for anyone.

Anything else? A great lunch at a riverside restaurant and a chance to explore a temple complex and a local market at the end of the ride before heading back to Bangkok.

Of course, water, soft drinks and snacks are all included all day and SpiceRoads supplies a TREK mountain bike and helmet. The trip is fully supported by our air conditioned minibus, fully equipped with a two-way radio.

 

Terms & Conditions

This trip is suitable for most levels of riders and is an excellent trip for families.

TOUR INFORMATION

Total Distance

70kms.

Number of cycling days

Full day

Road Surface

This tour follows a mix of asphalt roads, vehicle-width dirt roads, and canal paths. No technical ability is required.

Support

One or two seat 8-seat air-conditioned minibuses fitted with two-way radio and specially converted to take bikes and bikers.

Group

Minimum 2. Maximum 16.

Staff

Each tour is led by at least one fully-trained SpiceRoads English speaking tour guide.

Food

Lunch is a delicious Thai lunch. Soft drinks, water and fruit are available all day.

Children

Children aged 5-12  years are welcome on this trip   get 25 % Discount

Inclusions

• Accident insurance
• Lunch
• Transport from hotel return to hotels
• Boat trip
• Support by Air conditioned Minibus
• All water and snacks whilst riding
• Bike and Helmet hire for the day
• Local English speaking guide

Exclusions

• Alcoholic beverages
• Tips for guides
• Any items not mentioned in itinerary

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One Day Cycle Tour of Floating Market
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