New Biking Perspectives of Damnern Saduak

New Biking Perspectives
of Damnern Saduak

This Explore Asia follows the back roads and alleys around one of Thailand’s iconic floating markets
at Danmern Saduak. We traverse not only to see the sprawling market up close but
head out by bike to go where normally hardly any tourist goes.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Floods of euphoria await; taking a whole new route to zigzag along canals, across bridges and see the famous, colourful panorama of one of Thailand’s most visited markets in its full glory… by bicycle. New perspectives on the Danmern Saduak are offered through the power of pedalling with a keen focus on staying away from the trodden paths.

Get to see plantations, farms and quaint little villages, unbeknownst of the morning hectic where customers are taken to and fro the stalls and wooden boats, dancing on the main canal. That well-known parts can be taken differently with new perspectives confirmed is proven with this Explore Asia full day programme.

TRAIL ITINERARY

New Biking Perspectives of Damnern Saduak

07:00 - 17:00

An early rise for an exciting day trip; we leave your hotel at around 7 AM and head in southwestern direction to the mouth of the Mae Klong River before reaching the Gulf of Thailand to the main starting point of our biking trip at the Damnern Saduak Floating Market.

The Damnern Saduak Floating Market dates back to 1866 when King Rama IV ordered that a canal 32 kilometres long be dug at Damnern Saduak to connect the Mae Klong and Tacheen Rivers. With ample examples to get and close with traditional Thai houses and the way locals use boats in their everyday lives. Part of our tour for the day will include a long-tail boat trip, meandering through a maze of canals that cut through various plantations and local, canal-side villages. A mere glimpse of the authenticity that still runs through the veins of this part is taken up when following our path.

After disembarking the boat and taking photos, we hop on our bikes for a gentle 25 kilometre-long ride along country back roads, nice flat canal paths and plantation trails. We avoid main roads as much as we can so quiet back roads and jeep trails will be the followed path for most of the afternoon. Stopping often at points of interest, the riding is at a leisurely pace and suitable for anyone. Lunch is included at a local riverside restaurant.

Visits to temples is a must and we have carefully chosen that have been long favoured by the Royal Family in this region, such as Wat Bang Kae Noi and the quirky Wat Bang Kung temple, held up by a banyan tree. Famed for its carvings and a short bike ride away, Wat Bang Kae Noi has some stunning carved panels depicting the story of the enlightenment of Buddha.

Late afternoon, we are being warmly welcomed again by our driver who will bring you back in comfort to your hotel in Bangkok. We expect arrival at around 5 PM.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

×

INCLUSIONS

  • A full 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
  • Use of a well-maintained bicycle during the tour, complete with helmet
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (food only)
  • 3rd party accident insurance

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 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.
  • 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 light hills, 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.
  • This bicycle tour is a recreational one and covers approximately 25 kilometres of cycling with various stops made en route.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Start typing and press Enter to search