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The great Teochew frontiers

The great Teochew frontiers takes you off the beaten path and out of Bangkok on train, boat and bikes. Our route takes you on the journey of our founder’s Teochew ancestors along forgotten routes that connected Bangkok and its western frontier regions in the 19th century. We follow the rail line and canal system built at that era and explore hidden trails in the lower Maeklong area into the hidden waterfront communities of Samut Songkhram.

Our goal is to enjoy the nature and the heritage of bygone days. We explore ancient fishing villages, floating markets and endless plantations hidden in the shadow of Bangkok’s ever expanding urban environment. Stay overnight in beautiful agricultural communities, enjoy dinner in a historic home, engage in activities with local communities and explore remote waterfront communities along incredibly scenic biking trails.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Biking and multi transport tour to Samut Sakhon and Ratchaburi

DAY 1 - Biking and multi transport tour to Samut Sakhon and Ratchaburi

Train and bike tour to Tha Chalom fishing communities and waterfront communities in Nakhon Pathom. 

DAY 2 - The Four-Floating Market bike tour from Ratchaburi to Amphawa

DAY 2 - The Four-Floating Market bike tour from Ratchaburi to Amphawa

Boat and bike tour from Ratchaburi to Amphawa, visiting a wide range of river communities and floating markets

ADD A THIRD DAY

ADD A THIRD DAY

Boat and bike tour from Ratchaburi to Amphawa, visiting a wide range of river communities and floating markets

YOUR STAY

clean and nice homestay experience
Relaxing holiday in Thailand
Coconut plantation

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DETAILS

Taking the old train line from Bangkok to Mahachai. Activities with a local fishing community. Short train ride and then bike tour to Ratchaburi. Overnight in a charming rural homestay.

The first day takes you via the Mahachai train line to the coastal TEochew Community of Tha Chalom. We also explore one of the largest fresh markets and largest Burmese community outside of Myanmar. The first part aims to learn more about the way of life of former Teochew migrants and includes activities with the local community. Later on we will take another train to our starting point and bike up to the orchards of Baan Paew and then along Damnoen Saduak Canal to the ancient trading communities of Ratchaburi. We’ll check in, refresh and prepare for a nice homey dinner in ancient Thai house.

We are waking up early. You can choose between breakfast at the homestay or wandering of to the nearby canal market to buy your breakfast from a boat. After a little tour of the community we will be gearing up for an amazing bike ride to river and canal front communities of Ratchaburi and Samut Songkhram. In the evening when we reach Amphawa, you can stroll the market before transferring back to Bangkok via private van.

The second day’s bike tour will lead to Damnoen Saduak’s Tak Lak market. From here we are going to cycle some of the most scenic and picturesque trails along the Maeklong river to the south, stopping by at various ancient water front communities where the time has stopped to snack, relax and to have lots of memorable impressions of a region rather unexplored. The tour will end at the Amphawa floating market in the late afternoon where you have the opportunity to stroll or to just relax with a cool beer and new friends. For those with more time you can opt to add another night in the peacefulness of rural Thailand.We are happy to assist.

INCLUSIONS:

  • 2 x bike and multiple transport tours
  • 1 night at a rural homestay
  • Breakfast 1x (At homestay)
  • Lunch 2x
  • Dinner 1x
  • train, boats
  • Private van back to Bangkok
  • Activities in local communities
  • Insurance

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Transfer from and to the meeting point
  • Meals other than indicated above
  • Alcoholic drinks

Please send your inquiry to:
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Whatsapp: 090-917-8727