Breakfast at the hotel.
Colors of Bangkok by Bike - Weekend (Join-in)
On the other side of the river, one finds themselves back in the 'Jungle' or the 'Green Lung' of Bangkok, the greenest area in the city. Cycling in Bangkrachao is done on elevated pathways through lush vegetation and in the shade of coconut palms and banana trees.
After a little while, park your bicycles and continue the trip through the greenest park in Bangkok by samlor (Thai rickshaw or 'bicycle taxi'). The samlors stop at an authentic Thai market along the canal, which is only held during the weekend. Handicrafts are available for sale, but most Thai visitors frequent the market to buy and enjoy local delicacies. A stroll around this cozy market takes place, and the guide selects snacks for tasting.
Midway through the biking adventure in Bangkok, stop for lunch at a local restaurant, offering a small Thai meal, Pad Thai (Thai noodles) or Khao Pad (fried rice). After lunch, visit a very old, non-touristy Buddhist temple. The guide provides information about this temple and Buddhism in general.
Unfortunately, the time has come to return to the pier, where a short boat ride takes everyone back to the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Before arriving at the office/lounge, a final stop is made at an open-air Muay Thai school. Muay Thai, or Thai Boxing, represents the national sport and cultural martial art of Thailand, with origins dating back several hundred years.
Note: The tour starts at 09.00 AM.
Colors of Bangkok by Bike - Weekday (Join-in)
Take a cycle ride in Bang Kachao, Bangkok's green lung, glimpse a side of the city travelers rarely experience, and meet the families that call this area home.
Join fellow riders for a briefing, select your bike, and let the bicycle adventure begin. Pedal past new townhouses and get introduced to some of the people of the neighborhood. Step inside a kindergarten sponsored by a local partner and make a stop at a sweatshop for a well-deserved treat. Jump on board a lontail boat for the short journey to Bang Kachao and cycle along paths through lush vegetation, in the shade of coconut palms and banana trees. Spend time at a community Buddhist temple and gain an insight into Buddhism. Continue cycling to the pier and take a short boat ride back to the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. The total ride is approximately 30 km.
Note: The tour starts at 08.00 AM/13.00 PM