Half Day Biking through Bangkok’s Green Lung

Biking through
Bangkok’s Green Lung

Although cycling through Bangkok may not be the first thing that springs to your mind, but when we bring
you on our Bangkok half day relaxing bicycle experience, we give you a brand new
perspective of the city that you never knew even existed.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Proof that Bangkok is more than just a beehive of cars, construction and casual eating wherever you look lies only a couple of kilometres away. Suited for all ages, biking through the green lung of Bangkok fulfils the need when one clearly seeks the local, tranquil side of the City of Angels.

Morning or afternoon, we will ensure that the exchange, from traffic jams and modernisation to the authentic side of Bangkok, will a very pleasant ride.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Biking through Bangkok’s Green Lung

07:30 - 13:00
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13:30 - 18:30

Early morning (or afternoon), we will pick you up from your hotel in Bangkok and transfer you to the meeting point where our comfortable bikes await our presence. Before we head into parts of Bangkok which you never knew they even existed, a proper fitting of your means of transport for the coming 4 – 4.5 hours is a requirement. Equipped with helmet and a good spirit, we head off through small alleys, backyards and local communities. Part of the morning will be primarily dominated with the modern side of the Thai capital – ranging from town houses to stand-alone apartment complexes.

Our first stop will be at one of the hidden communities among all this modern development; although designated as a ‘slum’, the people here call it home for many years and thrive on local trading and working at one of the nearby factories. One of the highlights (closed on school and public holidays) will be a stop at the community kindergarten.

Before we reach the local boat pier, we stop at a sweat shop to move into the green part of the city. After a quick refreshing drink, we board the awaiting long tail boat and cross the mighty Chao Phraya River and the Jungle of Bangkok will doom up upon us. This is the greenest area of Bangkok and elevated concrete paths will be our guidance through the lush vegetation, local stilted homes where the residents thrive from working on coconut palm plantations and the cultivation of bananas. En route, we stop for a small, typical Thai meal.

Before we reach the boat ferry to head back to the other side of Bangkok, we make a stop at a very old, non-touristic Buddhist temple. But we unfortunately have to catch the boat to head back to the starting point. From the boat jetty to the office, we pass a Muay Thai training school. With its origins dating back more than hundreds of years, it is an additional added-value to an already wonderful experience.

After 4 – 4.5 hours, we reach the starting point of our tour and our driver will bring you back in comfort to your hotel.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver
  • Local boat and ferry tickets during the tour
  • Use of a well-maintained bicycle during the tour, complete with helmet
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • One bottle of drinking water and refreshing towels during the day
  • A small local meal at a local restaurant is included (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 both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis.
  • Joint tours are operated with an English-speaking guide only. Other languages for private tours are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Customers booking this this leisurely bicycle tour may expect some unequal terrain and/or some bike carrying along the way. A minimal degree of fitness may be needed to enjoy this excursion to the fullest.
  • To respect local customs and respecting the religious sites and temples on this tour, it is customary for guests to take off their shoes before allowed entrance. Your guide will inform you in advance for which of these sites this is applicable.
  • 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 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.
  • 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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