Explore! A Day as a Rice Farmer

Explore! A Day
as a Rice Farmer

Rice is life in Thailand and the process to get this from the grounds onto your plate is an
arduous process that has been turned into a fulfilled, hands-on full day tour option.
Meet the locals for a full day of rice farming and fruit plantation visits.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Asia’s stable food is the source for many of Thailand’s flavourful dishes – we’re talking of course about rice. The country’s almost insatiable desire for this tiny grain has gazetted many Thai menus up until today and its taste, grain size and colour has made Thailand one of the world experts in rice cultivation. A good harvest depends on a lot of factors, be it weather, soil and proper nourishment by farmers where a regular twice-a-year harvest provides ample stock for national consumption and international export.

Step by step, guests are introduced in the world of rice cultivation at one of the rural regions within the vicinity of Bangkok’s metropolitan charism. Your fruit of labour on this tour may end up one day on your plate, so the challenge with a good dose of fun and educational value, is yours to explore.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Explore! A Day as a Rice Farmer

08:00 - 18:00

Right after breakfast at your hotel in Bangkok, meet your English speaking guide and other participants on this full day tour lauds in a day of fun-filled activity, built around rice. To gain access to the local wetlands and agricultural region, we have to leave the big city and move into the rural areas. Taking main and back roads, you soon will surround yourself with an overflow of local immersion, where green and local villages form the décor of your endeavours to get an insight in rice farming. Upon arrival at a local village, home of some of the country’s experts in rice planting, harvesting and drying, you will immediately become a part of the community.

See how life moves on in a steady, slow pace as you prepare yourself for a day out in the fields. It is all hands-on from now – learning to work a plough, plant the rice strain at the right depths by hand, and learn the rice growing process until harvesting comes into play. A simple lunch at the village is included – one that requires you to roll up your sleeves and assist cooking local Thai food.

After a short intro in Thai cooking by the village residence, we head out to another source of income for the region and another sample of deliciousness, frequently associated with Thailand. Thai fruits are growing in abundance around the villages and you will witness how these plantations are tended with care and respect. Finally, before making your way back to Bangkok, you learn all about the involvement of the Late King Rama 9 in pursuing a self-sustainable economic model via agriculture. Via Thailand’s longest cement dam, we make our way back into city life and your accommodation in Bangkok.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full day joint tour with a professional English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by vehicle with professional driver
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Snack, drinks and /or refreshments during the tour
  • Ox cart ride from village to rice field
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • 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 travelers, 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 joint / Seat-In-Coach basis only with English-speaking guide.
  • Depending on the number of guests on any confirmed tours, the correct type of car / mini-van/coach cannot be confirmed upon reservation. This also depends on the availability of accommodation.
  • 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 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.
  • Should you have booked a joint / Seat-In-Coach excursion, we are unable to communicate with you with accurate participation numbers, as these may change until the very last moment.
  • A minimum number of guests are required for this excursion to operate; many of our tours do not have limitations on group size, depending on the availability of seats and other factors. We regret that we are not able to communicate in advance about this.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • During this unique tour, customers may require to wade through wetlands.
  • Depending on the water levels, this can range from feet up to knee-deep and even higher. Recommend wearing good, watertight shoes or easy-to-wash shoes.
  • 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.
  • Sand, dust and water have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It 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.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • 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.

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