A Bangkok Visit for a Better Existence

A Bangkok Visit
for a Better Existence

The demand for responsible tourism projects has been on the forefront of new, sustainably
conscious travel. We follow the work of a leading foundation at one of Bangkok’s
underdeveloped region and a donation to this good cause is included.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Overshadowed by the alluring landscape of shopping, luxury and comfort lies an often hardened reality overlooked by many yet never forgotten by a few; the Klong Toey district in Bangkok has long been seen where a strong community feeling thrives.

Seen as one of the poorest regions in downtown Bangkok, the work done by the volunteers of the Duang Prateep Foundation is keeping the morale high and the smile continuously brightening up the often dilapidated housing conditions. With this tour, we will take you into an underprivileged part of Bangkok where a foundation works closely with authorities to provide better living standards for its inhabitants.

TRAIL ITINERARY

A Bangkok Visit for a Better Existence

08:30 - 12:00

Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at around 8:30 am and transfer you to the starting point of a memorable journey through the hidden parts of the Klong Toey district in the heart of Bangkok. This area has been in existence for over 50 years and is home to many rural migrants from Northeast Thailand, seeking new career opportunities in the capital.

Walking through the narrow alleys and along their homes, one will immediately see that most have the basic necessities such as electricity and gas while only a few have been able to afford more modern amenities. Part of this tour is to see and get up-and-close with the work that the Duang Prateep Foundation has been initiated. The foundation has formed to provide help and support to assist the least fortunate in terms of community development and education to the children of this part of Bangkok. During this morning, you will get an overview of the projects in place and a more detailed description of the goals that this non-government organization has set itself.

Visitors will get the chance to interact with children at their local school (closed during weekends, public and school holidays). The schools are following the curriculum of the Montessori style of learning and get to know them better during their hands-on lessons. Before leaving, you will have the opportunity to help the teachers serve the children their lunch after which it will be time to bid farewell to your new-found ‘friends’.

An eye-opening experience is one not to miss and aims to counter the negative image and increase understanding of the hardship in these Bangkok communities. A donation of 500 Baht per person will be donated to the Duang Prateep Foundation in your name.

We leave Klong Toey and drive you back to your hotel, where you will return at around 12:30 pm.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • A donation to the Duang Prateep Foundation

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travellers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide only.
  • Transfers are only operated within the downtown Bangkok areas and restricted to main hotels only. Regions outside the central business district such as Khao San Road, Rattanakosin, Nonthaburi, Thonburi, Minburi, both International Airports, Ratchadapisek and upper Sukhumvit (Soi 55 and further) are excluded and supplementary charges apply/ We regret that we are unable to provide pick-up and drop-off transfer services from and to apartment complexes, local guest houses or private apartments. We advise you kindly to head on your own arrangement to the nearest hotel inside the downtown Bangkok area.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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