Rickshaw & Hiking The Colors Of Bangkok

Rickshaw and Hiking
Bangkok’s Green Lung

A behind-the-screen tour of authentic Bangkok: away from modern Bangkok, this exploration touches
the essence of what Bangkok truly is. From local temples to plantations, a tour where
a ‘samlor’ and your feet are the means to see what others may not see.

WHY THIS TOUR?

So close yet so far away. South of the myriad of traffic and away from its characteristic high rises, a new Bangkok presents itself, one that embraces a local lifestyle where a more laid-back mood engulfs villages and plantations. Expect a scene of incomparable experiences, a 360-degree of what one may expect when the name Bangkok falls.

Put on your walking shoes and let us guide you through the green lung of the City of Angels before guests are comfortably wheeled around without a spot of CO2 emissions. The sheer joy of seeing Bangkok from new perspectives just got a whole lot letter.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Rickshaw and Hiking Bangkok’s Green Lung

10:30 - 14:30

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Bangkok and drives to the meeting point, south of the city centre. We will meet our guide at his office from where we will head out into the authentic part of Bangkok at around 10:00 am.

After leaving the office/lounge we walk towards a typical local Thai temple with Chinese influences. Buddhism plays a very important role in the daily lives of the people who have lived here for centuries. We continue at a relaxing pace deeper into one of the poorest neighbourhoods of Bangkok. Although they may not have much, one will immediately notice the friendliness and smiles they give you when you pass by their houses.

Crossing the Chao Phaya River is our next part of the exploration. At the other side of the river, we enter a jungle of trees, bearing fruits such as banana, mango, papaya and coconut. This part of Bangkok looks like it seems out of place, but it is here, part of this vibrant metropolis we call Bangkok. You are surrounded by lush vegetation and the best way to enjoy it is to walk. Nature lovers will feel really at ease here.

We arrive at a beautiful maintained park, where we rest a while and feed the hundreds of fish and monitor lizards. After enjoying the beauty of the park, we continue our journey in a real ‘samlor’ (Thai rickshaw) on a cycling trip through the greenest part of Bangkok. The’ samlors’ make a stop at another temple, the oldest temple in this area, before heading to a riverside restaurant. Our team has prepared a simple Thai lunch overlooking the majestic River of Kings. From the restaurant it is only a short rickshaw ride to the pier where a public boat brings us back to the familiar, more modern side of busy Bangkok. You surely will return to your hotel with many new impressions of the Thai capital. After returning to our meeting point, we will bring you back to your hotel.

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
  • Transportation by samlor
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Snacks, drinks and /or refreshments during the tour
  • A small lunch at a local restaurant is included (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 both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis. Tours are operated with an 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.
  • 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./li>
  • 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.
  • On Saturdays and Sundays the samlor make an extra stop at an authentic Thai market along one of the many canals.

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