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Kanchanaburi - Sangkhlaburi
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4 nights

FIT 11

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A getaway exploring spectacular natural sites in one of the most beautiful regions of the kingdom. A program of visits between omissible sites and others that are not very popular, to meet the local people who will welcome you with their usual smile.

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Highlights

  • ​The discovery of the floating market of Damnoen Saduak 

  • The picturesque train ride to Mae Klong and its amazing market on the railway tracks.

  • Discovery of the Wat Wiwekaram temple, better known as Wat Uttama.

  • Visit of Wat Phuttakhaya, a surprising synthesis of Indian, Burmese and Thai architecture.

  • Excursion by motorboat on the lake and discovery of the sunken temple according to the season and the height of the lake waters.

  • Transport by 4x4 wheeled vehicle to reach a small Karen minority village in the forest to meet villagers (men, women and children) who will receive your donations of basic necessities.      

  • Erawan National Park and its famous waterfalls.

  • Meeting with the Asian Elephan​​

Day 1: BANGKOK – MAE KLONG - DAMNOEN SADUAK - KANCHANABURI (Breakfast/-/-)

English-speaking guide and private transportation

•    7:00 am Departure from your hotel 
•    8:30 am Visit of the market on Mae Khlong's rails 
•    9:30 am Long-tail boat trip  
•    10:10 am Visit of the floating market of Damnoen Saduak
•    10:45 am Road to Kanchanaburi. (110km, 2h drive)
•    1:00 pm Lunch at leisure by the river Kwai
•    Kanchanaburi - Namtok (40 min) 
•    3:30 pm Journey on the twist train 
•    4:30 pm Transfer to your hotel (40 min)
•    8:00 pm Dinner at your own expense and overnight at the hotel

Breakfast at the Hotel. Meet with your guide at 7:00 am. Departure to discover Mae Khlong Market, also known as the train market by road with a distance of 1 hour 30 minutes down the south of Bangkok. 

This market is unique, as the merchants of the area have set up their stalls on the rails, and each time the train passes by, they have to pack up their stalls to unpack their goods again just after the train passes by! 

From the market you will board a long-tail boat on the canals that irrigate the plantations of the region towards the floating market of Damnoen Saduak you will discover the original way to trade good and good from boat to boat, as the merchants boats are loaded with fruits and vegetables that they sell to the local residents.

Lunch at leisure on a flowered terrace, passage on the famous Kwai river bridge. Road to Kancahaburi where stands the River Kwai Bridge. Upon arrival, you will be transfer to Namtok station, to board on the death railways train for a ride for a ride through rugged landscapes. Stop at Tha Kilen station, get off and you will be transferred to your hotel.  Rest of evening and dinner at leisure. Night at the hotel.
 

Day 2: KANCHANABURI – SANGKHLABURI (Breakfast/-/-)

English-speaking guide and private transportation

•    8:00 am Departure from the hotel to the Burmese border (2h30 drive)
•    10:30 am Visits to Wat Wiwekaram temple and Wat Phuttakhaya
•    12:00 pm Lunch at leisure at the hotel 
•    1:30 pm Excursion on the lake and discovery of the sunken temple
•    5:00 pm Check-in to the hotel
•    7:00 pm Dinner at the hotel

Departure for the Burmese border, crossing varied and colorful vegetation, alternating fields of rubber trees, teak forests, grapefruit and cassava crops.


This morning you will begin with the discovery of the Wat Wiwekaram temple, better known as Wat Uttama, a venerable monk who is highly respected for having contributed to the relocation of the Mon tribes in the village of Baan Waeng Ka. Then you will visit Wat Phuttakhaya, a surprising synthesis of Indian, Burmese and Thai architecture, unique in Thailand.

Lunch will be at leisure. After lunch you will have an excursion by long tail boat on the lake, huge reservoir that engulfed, in 1983, temples and villages of the Mon tribes, one of the first Sino-Burmese minorities to settle in Thailand.  You will also be able to discover the sunken temple. This will depend on the season and the level of the lake waters. Late afternoon, you will be transported by 4x4 private wheeler vehicle to reach a small Karen minority village in the forest to meet women and children who will receive your donations of basic necessities. Return to your hotel. Rest of evening and meals at leisure. Night at the hotel.

Day 3: SANGKHLABURI – KANCHANABURI (Breakfast/-/-)

English-speaking guide and private transportation

6:00 am Early departure from the hotel  
6:30 am Offering Ceremony to the Monks
8:00 am Breakfast at the hotel
9:30 am Departure for Kanchanaburi
12:00 pm Lunch at leisure at the entrance of Erawan National Park
4:00 pm Free time at your hotel
8:00 pm Free dinner

Early morning departure to attend the offering ceremony to the monks via the wooden footbridge over the Khao Laem Lake: a magnificent panorama of floating houses and green hills. 


Return to the hotel for breakfast. Departure to Kanchanaburi. Local lunch. Discovery of the Erawan Park. A short hike will allow you to go up to several levels of basins in which a succession of waterfalls on a difference in level of more than 700 meters. Swimming recommended, don't forget your swimsuit. Transfer and installation at your hotel. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the proposed activities or to rest. Dinner at leisure and night at the hotel.
 

Day 4 : KANCHANABURI – MEET THE ELEPHANT OF THAILAND (Breakfast/Lunch/-)

Join-in (transfer & group excursion) with English speaking guide

•    9:00 am Departure from your hotel
•    9:45 am Start of elephant interaction activities 
•    12:00 pm Lunch on site included
•    3:30 pm End of the program and return to the hotel 
•    7:00 pm Dinner at the hotel included


This morning, meeting with the most emblematic animal of the kingdom. Long used by the wood industry and then in the tourist industry, the Asian elephant today benefits from a change in mentality and is now protected and cared for in sanctuaries dedicated to its well-being. Departure to the Elephant World sanctuary. Through various playful activities, you will share a privileged moment in the respect of the most sacred animal of Thailand. Local lunch on site.


Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Enjoy the facilities and the magnificent view from the restaurant. Dinner at leisure at the hotel.
 

Day 5: KANCHANABURI – BANGKOK (Breakfast/-/-)

English-speaking guide and private transportation

8:30 am Departure from your hotel to Bangkok (3h drive) 
11:20 am Arrival at your hotel

 Breakfast at the hotel. You have your room until 12:00 (noon). Meet your guide in your hotel lobby and transfer by private vehicle to the airport or to your hotel.

Included

  • During the tour, private air-conditioned vehicle (except boats – Local taxi - etc)

  • Accommodation in double rooms in the indicated hotels.

  • The meals specified in the program

  • Your local English speaking guide according to your program.

  • Visits mentioned in the program and entrance fees to tourist sites and national parks.

  • Hotel taxes and service

  • Our 24-hour English-speaking hotline in case of emergency during your trip

Not included

  • Visa fees (If necessary)

  • Beverages and personal expenses

  • International flights

  • Domestic flights

  • Regional flights

  • The tips for the guides are about 5 USD per night per person.

  • Repatriation and Health Insurance

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