We ride along side the Chao Phraya and Mae Klong, the major rivers of central Thailand and many of the canals that caused old Siam to be dubbed "Venice of the East". There we see all the main sites and learn about the unique heritage of Siam and its people. But perhaps more importantly, we will get to experience the unique spirit of Thailand out in the central plains. Traveling by bicycle we slow down to see the pace of life in the villages and rice fields and experience the real Thailand.
We visit Damnoen Saduak, the famous and rather touristy floating market before boating and riding into the very untouristy backwater canals to see fruit plantations and traditional Thai markets. In Kanchanaburi we stop to see the Bridge over the River Kwai, Wat Prasat Muang Singh, the Death Railway and the Kraset Caves are visited in between riding through the countryside and teak plantations. We drive towards Ayutthaya via the scenic rice fields of Suphanburi and discover temples of this ancient capital such as Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet.
On our final day we wake up early and visit the morning market to buy fresh food to join the local people making merit by giving alms to the monk. After returning to the hotel for breakfast, we enjoy a really nice ride through paddy fields and countryside to Bang pa-in, the summer palace of King Chulalongkorn, before driving back to Bangkok.
We spend a night on the river at the magical Cliff View Resort, close to Kanchaburi and one night at the comfortable and well located Kruang Si river Hotel in Ayuthaya. All the hotels have great riverside locations, are nice and comfortable and have swimming pools.
Single Supplements: $105 USD.
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