Bangkok - Amphawa

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DAY 1 : BANGKOK - MAHACHAI - AMPHAWA (Breakfast/ - / -)

English speaking guide and private transportation


● 7:30 am Departure from your hotel to Mahachai

● 9:00 am Visit of the fish market

● 9:30 am Crossing the small city of Thachalum by rickshaw

● 10:10 am Train to Mae Klong

● 11:10 am Visit of the railway market

● 12:15 pm Seafood lunch at leisure

● 2:00 pm Arrival at the hotel

● 2:30 pm Rest or activities on site (optional)

● 5:00 pm Departure for the Amphawa craft market (Fri, Sat and Sun only)

● 7:00 pm Dinner at leisure on site and return to the hotel.

● 8:30 pm Return to the hotel by minivan

After exiting the Southern Highway, the minivan branches off to Mahachai before parking near the town hall. This fishing port is known for its large fish and shellfish market, very lively in the morning. The local specialty: squid and octopus. They are eaten in salad, grilled or even dried. You will take the ferry reserved for pedestrians and motorcycles to cross the Tachin River to Thachalum. A small village as we like it, so close to the big megalopolis and so close to the provincial life, where time passes more slowly.


Rickshaws will take you directly to the small cultural centre that traces the life of the community and the local legends and customs. A little further on, at the bend of an alley, stands a temple. Among many others? No! This one is unique. Entirely made of wood and gilding, it is quite simply a jewel of architecture of a well-hidden period. The rickshaw ride stops a few meters further, at the tiny station of Ban Laem.


The train, a bit old-fashioned, open to the wind, is about to leave for an hour ride through the salt marshes landscapes where white egrets and other waders come to feed. Mae Klong is in sight, the convoy arrives at its terminus by crossing a market where the stalls are immediately arranged to let the locomotive pass before being unpacked again. Tourists are numerous to observe this unusual ballet!


On the riverside, just a short distance away from the small trawlers glued together, you will be invited to taste the fish and seafood dishes that have made the reputation of the region.

After lunch, transfer to Asita Eco Resort, where you will spend the night in a very comfortable bungalow, in a beautiful setting flanked by greenery on the banks of a canal. Here you can have a walk around, enjoy a Thai massage (optional), the swimming pool or participate in the activities offered by the hotel (with extra charge) such as a Thai cooking class with the resort chef or painting on umbrellas.


At the end of the day, departure from the hotel pier by motorboat (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only) for the lively Amphawa vintage night market, which is full of good places to eat and authentic art craft to grab.


NB: During the week, the Amphawa market being closed, departure by boat at dusk to observe the fireflies along the canal, then gourmet dinner included at the hotel.


 

Day 2: AMPHAWA - SUAN SAMPRAN - BANGKOK (Breakfast / Lunch / -)

English speaking guide and private transportation


● 08:30 am Departure for Suan Sampran (75 km / 1h15 drive)

● 10:00 am Visit of the organic farm of Patom

● 12:30 pm Lunch at the Patom farm restaurant

● 2:00 pm Visit and workshop activities in the village of Patom

● 4:00 pm Return to Bangkok (50 km / 1h)


Good morning, today it's a day dedicated to the discovery of Suan Sampran where depending on the season, you will be able to experience the life and work of Thai peasants on an organic farm on the outskirts of Bangkok. This is to better understand the techniques, sometimes ancestral and unchanged of rice stitching and irrigation, of banana cultivation or again that of the herbs used for tea or medicinal compresses. A beautiful day in immersion with a lunch at the farm. After lunch you will visit and participate in several activities in workshops in the village of Patom before returning to Bangkok. Rest of evening at leisure and night at the hotel.