Thailand Rice Farm Thailand Lifestyle

Thai Lifestyle

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Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom, River Kwai, Chiang Mai, Lampang

Starting From $2,540.00 Land Only

Duration 11 Days

THA-11

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Thailand Nakhon Pathom
Charming Travel Destinations, Travel Agencies & Bureaus, El Monte, CA

Thailand is a destination rich in cultural experiences and mesmerizing sights. Whether you are interacting with local tribes or gazing into the marvelous nature of Thailand, you are sure to create everlasting memories throughout the trip. Immerse yourself and experience massages, rice farming, local cuisine cooking, Thai boxing, elephant bathing and more. Take a Thai Lifestyle tour today!

This Tour Package Includes:

  • Land Only
  • 10 Nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals per itinerary
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Tour Highlights:

  • Organic Farm Tour
  • Thai Village Cultural Center
  • Maeklong Railway Market
  • Amphawa Floating Market
  • Thailand- Burma Railway
  • Boat Ride up Saiyoke Yai Waterfall & National Park
  • Mon Tribal Village
  • Aromatherapy Massage
  • Lampang Elephant Conservation Center
  • Thai Cooking Class
  • Biking Trip via San Kwang Village
  • Interact with Rice Farmers
  • Herbal Steam Bath & Massage
  • and More

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees, passport fees, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal purchases
  • Meals/admission not in itinerary
  • Optional Tours (If applicable)

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Meals: B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  • Day 1: Bangkok ~ Nakhon Pathom
    Upon arrival in Bangkok, transfer to the hotel in Nakhon Pathom and check in. In the afternoon, take a Organic Farm Tour. Begin the adventure with a short boat ride across the river to the organic farm which is certified organic to IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements), EU and COR (Canada Organic Regime) standards. In the tranquil grounds of the farm, take a guided tour around the herbal and vegetable garden and learn about organic agriculture through displays of natural fertilizers, composts and insect repellents. After, sample homemade herbal teas and seasonal fresh fruits before returning back by boat. Return to the hotel and the remainder of the day will be at your own leisure to enjoy.
  • Day 2: Nakhon Pathom ~ Bangkok
    This morning, head to the Thai Village Cultural Center where you can take part in over ten arts and crafts workshops dotted around the village. You are free to roam around and try out these activities, each one in their own pavilion stations such as traditional weaving, rice farming, traditional Thai games, bamboo dancing, Thai martial arts, garland making, traditional pottery, traditional Thai kitchen, umbrella painting, Thai herbal compress making, Thai boxing and much more. There are villagers at each station to demonstrate the activity and provide information so you are able to obtain a full hands-on experience. Also, take home self made souvenirs from the weaving station, garland station and pottery station.

    Afterwards, depart from the hotel and head to the Maeklong Railway Market. This is a unique market that is held every day literally on the rail tracks. The action at the railway market begins several minutes before the train is due to pass through the market. As soon as the siren signals the arrival of the train, everything stops. Shoppers will hop off the tracks, and vendors will quickly pack their goods and prepare to close/retract their awnings from the train track as the train passes by. Continue to the Amphawa Floating Market. Here you can enjoy a cosy atmosphere and music broadcast by the community members, explore the market and local food. Return back to Bangkok and check in at the hotel upon arrival. (B)

  • Day 3: Bangkok ~ River Kwai
    This morning, early departure from your hotel in Bangkok to Kanchanaburi. Visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre dedicated to presenting the history of the railway. Visit Allied War Cemetery, resting place for more than 6,000 Allied prisoners of war. Visit the world famous Bridge over the River Kwai, a part of Death Railway constructed by Allied POWs. Arrive at River Camp and check in. After lunch on the property, visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum which is dedicated to those Australians and other Allied Prisoners of War and Asian laborers who suffered and died at Helfire Pass and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region during WW2. Treking along the Helfire Pass Walking Trails and return to the camp in the late afternoon. Get on a mountain bike to visit a village nearby the camp. Enjoy dinner at the camp tonight. (B, L, D)
  • Day 4: River Kwai
    This morning, take a Long-Tailed Boat upstream to Saiyoke Yai Waterfall & National Park. Its landscape is one of the most beautiful places in Thailand where once the Death Railway was passing. It is famous for its idyllic beauty which was once visited by King Rama V. Return to the camp for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Lawa Cave. It has not been fully explored yet due to its gigantic size under the earth. The cave is beautifully designed by nature with stalactites and stalagmites in many unique formations. In the evening, enjoy a Thai Cooking Class. (B, L, D)
  • Day 5: River Kwai ~ Bangkok
    In the morning, bike across a hanging bridge to the temple for Food Offering to the Monks. (Optional) Return to camp for breakfast. After checking out, take a long-tailed boat to visit the ethnic Mon Tribal Village. Depart the village and transfer to lunch at local restaurant. Afterward, take a historic ride on Death Railway Train passing over original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied POWs. Return back to Bangkok and check in at the hotel upon arrival. Tonight, enjoy a 60 Mins Aromatherapy Massage. (B, L)
  • Day 6: Bangkok ~ Chiang Mai
    Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and check in. The remainder of the day will be at your own leisure to enjoy. (B)
  • Day 7: Chiang Mai ~ Lampang
    In the early morning, transfer to Lampang Elephant Conservation Center. Upon arrival, you will receive information and learn about the elephants. Have a Elephant bathing session and demonstration session after. Visit the Elephant Hospital which brings live-saving medical care and also includes sophisticated scientific research. After lunch, enjoy an Elephant ride through the jungle. Participate an Elephant training session after. Take the elephant to the jungle then enjoy a Thai cooking session. (B, L, D)
  • Day 8: Lampang
    In the early morning, round up the elephants from the forest. Return back and have breakfast. Participate an Elephant training session at the show ground and a bathing session after. Watch an Elephant show and bid the Conservation Center farewell. Proceed to Lampang. After lunch, visit the city by Horse Carriage. Transfer to the your accommodation and check in. (B, L, D)
  • Day 9: Lampang ~ Chiang Mai
    In the morning, visit a Home Handicraft Ceramics Village and Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. Wat Phra That is also a historical place of Lampang. So apart from going there to make merit and all holy things, you can go there to see historical building and learn history. Return to Chiang Mai and stop to visit Wat Haripoonchai. It is one of the most sacred monuments in the north, with intricately lacquered doors, one of the great bronze gongs in the world, and two fine Buddha images in bronze. Arrive at the resort and you will be given a briefing and propose a choice of activities for the next day (B, D)
  • Day 10: Chiang Mai
    In the early morning, go on a Sunrise Biking Trip along the rural country road via San Kwang Village to Phrao to visit an early morning local market where local coffee is available. With the help of your guide, you may buy local cookies and flower garlands for the temple offering on the way back. Walk to visit a Farmer's Rice & Traditional Tools Shop, chat with the owner, and learn more about the rice legends and differences & properties of the varieties of rice. Cycles back to the resort with a stop to visit Wat Pa Pay and respect the Buddha image under the sacred tree. Continue biking back along the local canal with a stop in the rice fields to get more information about the rice-growing process and the place of rice in Thai life. Upon return, refreshment and a shower before a local Lanna-style breakfast which is set on the riverside. Try your cooking skills out by steaming the Thai sticky rice and following this, take a casual walk to the organic garden where we have a variety of produce including the different rice harvesting stages. You will also have the opportunity to collect herbs and vegetables from the garden and use these in your cooking class. Lunch will include a country style Barbecue, sticky rice that you prepared earlier, and all the scrumptious dishes to complement. In the afternoon, you have the option to choose to enjoy a local herbal steam bath to relax and rejuvenate your body, or a therapeutic hot-pressed herbal massage. Depart from the resort and transfer to back to your city hotel accommodation for the night.  (B, L)
  • Day 11: Chiang Mai ~ Home
    Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)
  • Sampran Riverside Resort – Nakornpathom, Bangkok *
    21 Moo2, Km., 32 Pet Kasem Road, Sampran, 73110 Sam Phran, Thailand

    Sampran Riverside is a family-run eco cultural destination since 1962 in Nakornpathom just an hour from Bangkok. Throughout the years and 3 generations of family management, we have always been true to our philosophy of the traditional Thai ways. Visitors can experience authentic Thai hospitality, sample traditional Thai cuisine with organic ingredients from our farm, stay in an antique Thai house, relax in our Patom Organic Spa, enjoy cultural workshops in our Thai Village and perhaps visit our local farmers who supply organic produces to our property. Located on a 70 acre plot by the Tachine river, Sampran Riverside is ideal for a relaxing getaway from the city with eco cultural activities for families or groups.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

    Website: http://sampranriverside.com/

     

  • Centara Watergate Pavilion – Bangkok, Thailand *
    567 Rachaprarop Rd., Makkasan

    Located in Bangkok City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pratunam Market, Siam Paragon Mall, and Suan Pakkard Palace. Siam Square and MBK Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Along with 2 restaurants, this hotel has a full-service spa and 2 bars/lounges. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and a conference center are onsite.

    All 281 rooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, rainfall showerheads, and coffee makers.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.centarahotelsresorts.com/

  • Hintok River Camp – River Kwai, Thailand *
    109 Moo 9, Ban Had Ngew, T. Thasao, A.Sai Yoke, 70150 Sai Yok, Thailand

    Stay at Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass – Thailand’s awarded tented camp – and relax in the most beautiful and iconic location, Hellfire Pass. 2 must-visit World War II sites, Hellfire Pass trekking trails and Hellfire Pass Memorials, are closed by.

    Located on a gigantic cliff overlooking the River Kwai, Hintok River Camp at Hellfire Pass is set by Kwai Noi river and surrounded by the local village and temples near Hellfire Pass. It is the great holiday destination in the abundant green nature of Kanchanaburi near Saiyok National Park with the hidden historical stories of WW 2. There is also a museum right at the camp site called Hintok Story Museum. The gallery museum of the cave underneath the campground and the story of this camp site back in WW2.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

    Website: https://www.hintokrivercamp.com/

  • Khum Phaya Resort & Spa – Chiang Mai, Thailand *
    137 Moo 5 T.Nong Pa Klang A. Muang

    Situated near the airport, this luxury resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bangkok Hospital Chiang Mai and Central Festival Chiangmai. Mae Malai Elephant Training Camp and Wat Bupharam are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    This resort features a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas is provided, as well as free self parking, a free area shuttle, and a free shopping center shuttle. Additionally, a health club, a poolside bar, and a spa tub are onsite

    All 85 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests can enjoy jetted tubs, and other standard amenities include balconies, dining areas, and LCD TVs.

    Check In Time:      03:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm
    Website:                  www.centarahotelsresorts.com/boutique/kpc

  • Elephant Conservation Center – Lampang, Thailand *
    Km. 28-29 Lampang-Chiang Mai Highway Hang Chat, Lampang 52190, Thailand

    The Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC), founded in 1993 under Royal Patronage, cares for more than 50 Asian elephants in a beautiful forest conveniently located near the famous city of Chiang Mai. Beyond being an exciting tourist experience, the TECC is also known for its pioneering work in conservation and science. The TECC also proudly houses six of HM King Bhumibol's ten white elephants in the Royal Elephant Stables.

    Active in Conservation, the TECC operates an onsite Hospital and manages Thailand's first mobile clinic, treating needy elephants free of charge. The TECC has an excellent natural breeding rate, usually producing at least two baby elephants a year.

    The Thai Elephant Conservation Center's Chang Thai Resort, nestled in a beautiful and quiet valley, has twenty rustic but comfortable bungalows, each with a verandah and a central social area. Sixteen bungalows have one bedroom, and four have two bedrooms. All units have a Western-style bathroom and hot water. A large restaurant provides truly excellent Thai food. The Resort can host individual visitors, but it is best suited to receive groups.

    Website: http://www.thailandelephant.org

  • Lampang River Lodge – Lampang, Thailand *
    330 Moo 11, Tambol Chompoo, Amphur Muang, Lampang, 52100, Thailand

    Set in the more than 25 rai of outstanding cultural beauty with fertile nature, Lampang’s most pleasant resort hotel aside the Wang river, Thailand – Lampang River Lodge Hotel. Lampang is a small town but full of fascinating & important stories near Chiang Mai. Lampang River Lodge Hotel creatively develops the Lanna styled resort that exudes a sense of tranquility and tradition. This sense of culture and peace is enriched by the Lanna interior, large natural green garden, wooden furnishing throughout and the great views of the enormous natural pond surrounded by lush green garden.

    Check-In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

    Website: https://www.lampangriverlodge.com

  • Khum Lanna Resort – Chiang Mai, Thailand *
    36 Moo 2 Tambol Khuan Phak, Amphur Phrao, Chiang Mai 50180, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand

    Khum Lanna is a very special place whose motto is “Rice for Life”.

    Nestled in a valley ringed by mountains on three sides and surrounded by orchards and rice fields, it is a tranquil, off-the-beaten-track country resort that harkens back to an earlier time. This is Thai country living in traditional northern Thailand.

    It is a low-impact, no pollution site that practices genuine ecotourism and permaculture. In short, Khum Lanna is a celebration of nature, food and wellness. The culinary and wellness packages range from day visits with a day tour to multiple day programs with a variety of activities such as village tour, cycling, cooking, herbal steam bath and massage.

    Check In Time:      02:00pm
    Check Out Time:   12:00pm

    Website: http://www.khumlanna.com/

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