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Adventurous Thailand

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Adventurous Thailand

During your trip, it is possible to participate in 'single' excursions offered locally by the tour leader. These excursions are optional. To allow you to plan a budget for your trip we have provided you with an idea of the cost of these excursions. The price can change due to currency fluctuations. The amounts are therefore only meant to give you an indication of the cost. Entrance fees will often change and therefore are excluded from the prices displayed (unless explicitly stated). We display the prices in Euros/GB Pounds/US Dollars. When you are in your destination, it is possible to pay for the excursions in local currency.

Single excursions

Below is a list of locally offered excursions. The prices are based on the participation of at least 4 participants, unless otherwise stated. The price is based on prices in US Dollars and Thai baht (due to exchange rates the price can sometimes change). Entry fees are exclusive (unless explicitly stated). During holidays (like New Year or Songkran) prices can be increased.
€ 38

Bangkok - By bicycle and boat

You start riding your bike from Banglampoo, leading through the "back streets" and winding alleys of Bangkok, through historic Rattanakosin Island and crossing to the first settlements of “Old Bangkok”. In an old Portuguese bakery, you can try a cupcake before looking at the beautiful temples. Your bike tour continues along the border of the urban area interspersed with fascinating tropical greenery. This is the way to discover "the other Bangkok" as you cycle through nature!

After a 'Thai-style' snack, go to the 'Artist's House', where you may be able to attend a puppet show. Together with your bike, board a long tail boat and cruise the maze of Klongs (channels) and the Chao Phraya River. You will see why Bangkok is sometimes called the "Venice of the East '. Houses on stilts, women doing laundry on the banks, children playing ...

Note: there is no minimum number of participants for this excursion. It is run as a 'join in' excursion (meaning other people from outside your Shoestring group, can join). The transfer to/from the starting point is not included; the price of this depends on the number of participants.

Tour schedule (subject to change and in consultation with the tour leader):

08:30 am: Departure from Banglampoo

13:00 pm: Back at Banglampoo

or

13:30 pm: Departure from Banglampoo

17:00 pm: Back at Banglampoo

Included: English speaking guide, bike rental, boat transfers, entrance fees, Thai snack

Not included: drinks, tips

€ 13

Bangkok - Morning walk in 'Old Bangkok'

Take a walk through Old Bangkok with an English-speaking guide. You walk through alleys, passing wooden houses, produce markets and more. You visit the famous 'Giant Swing' next to the 200-year-old temple of Wat Suthat Thepwararam. Saranrom Park and the 'Corrections Museum' (formerly serving as a prison) are also included in your program.

Note: The transfer to/from the starting point is not included; the price of this depends on the number of participants.

Tour schedule (subject to change and in consultation with the tour leader):

07:00 am: Departure from Banglampoo

10:30 am: Back at Banglampoo

Included: English speaking guide, entrance fees, Thai snack

Not included: drinks, tips

€ 29

Chiang Mai - By bike

In the afternoon you take the bike out for a reconnaissance of the area of Chiang Mai. In the beginning of the trip you follow the Ping river southward. The journey leads through a wooded area. You stop at different places, such as a former leper colony from the beginning of the last century. The road leads further along country roads full of surrounding greenery allowing you to taste the rural Thailand! To conclude the tour you will stop at the temple ruins of the Lanna kingdom (1259-1588), before you drive back to Chiang Mai.

Note: the minimum number of participants for this tour is 2. You should tell your tour leader as much in advance as possible whether you want to participate in this excursion. He / she must know your height so that you have the correct sized bicycle.

Tour schedule (subject to change and in consultation with the tour leader):
8-8.30 am: Departure from the hotel
11-11.30 am: Back at the hotel

Included: English speaking guide, bike rental, transfers
Not included: drinks, tips

€ 29

Chiang Mai - Cookery 'Chiang Mai cuisine "

A nice 'join in' cooking class led by dedicated, friendly teachers in English. A great opportunity to learn to prepare Thai dishes in a traditional setting. You are picked up from your hotel and taken to the Ban Thai Cookery School. Before you actually go to make the Thai food you first visit the local market with the 'chef'. Here you will purchase the necessary ingredients to make your own spicy Thai shrimp soup or spicy noodle dish. Once back at the cooking school, you begin with the lesson. You prepare your own Thai lunch in a cozy atmosphere! After completing the course you will be returned to your hotel.

Note: there is no minimum number of participants for this excursion. It is run as a 'join in' excursion (meaning other people from outside your Shoestring group, can join). 

Tour schedule (subject to change and in consultation with the tour leader):
09:30 am: Departure from the hotel
16:00 pm: Back at the hotel

Included: 'Join in' cooking course in English, self-made lunch, cookbook, transfers
Not included: drinks, tips

€ 50

Chiang Mai - Gliding through the treetops

You will be picked up from your hotel and brought to Baan Nam Khong, in the middle of the jungle about 50 km from Chiang Mai. Here you experience from a big height the 'Treetop Eco Adventure'. During the adventure you will discover a unique way to negotiate the virgin rainforest. Down cables connected with trees whizz through the treetops from platform to platform. You get to view the jungle from a completely different perspective. Throughout the 2 km trail which includes 22 platforms in the trees and two hanging bridges you will be supervised by an experienced team. After this jungle adventure you'll be driven back to your hotel.

Note: there is no minimum number of participants for this excursion. It is run as a 'join in' excursion (meaning other people from outside your Shoestring group, can join). 

Tour schedule (subject to change and in consultation with the tour leader):
08:30 hrs: Departure from the hotel
12:30 to 1:30 p.m: Back at the hotel

Included: English speaking guide, transfers, lunch
Not included: drinks, tips

€ 53

Chiang Mai - Thai Elephant Care Center (book before departure)

You will be picked up from your hotel and driven through scenic countryside to the ‘’Thai Elephant Care Center’’. This place is a natural home for older elephants – one of only a few of its kind in Thailand. By visiting the park, you lend your support to local projects and help participate in the conservation of the elephant.

At the Thai Elephant Care Center, you can observe elephants in their natural habitat and you have the opportunity to prepare food and feed the elephants. Watch the elephants while they play and wash themselves in the river. Get closer, grab a brush and help with the washing of these friendly animals. If you do not want to get into the water, you can also admire the elephants from the banks of the river. After that, it is time to say goodbye to the elephants and drive back to the hotel in Chiang Mai.

Tour Time (subject to change and in consultation with the tour leader):

08:30-12:00

Or:

13:30-17:00

Included: transfers, entrance fee, local guide

Not included: drinks, tip

The price mentioned is for adults. The price for children up to 9 years is € 32.

For more info, please check here: http://www.thaielephantcarecenter.com/

€ 96

Chiang Mai - Two-day trek (book before departure)

This two-day trek takes you through beautiful landscapes and picturesque villages of various tribes. As well as some stunning hiking you can also sail along the river on a bamboo raft. The circumstances are somewhat primitive, but for the overnight stay, beds and mosquito nets are provided. You'll need sleeping bags and backpacks for the trip but there is also the possibility of hiring them there. Luggage that you don't need during the trek, can be stored at our hotel in Chiang Mai. A towel is handy. During the hike you carry yourself the things that you need.

Please specify at the time of booking whether you want to go along with this trek. Note: If there are only 1 to 4 participants for this optional hike, it will be performed on a 'join in' basis. That means that other people (outside your group) can participate in the excursion. From 5 participants +, you will have your 'own' group.

First walking day, Chiang Mai - Karen village: Between 09:00 and 09:15 you'll be picked up from your hotel by pick-up truck . The ' back to basics' adventure begins! In the village of Mae Malai you stop at the local market, where your guide does some last minute shopping before dinner. Continue to the Mork Fah waterfall, here you can swim and relax. We use a local restaurant to take lunch, then continue to drive to the Pong Deuad hot springs for a short stop. Here starts the trek. You walk for about four hours over the wooded hills and rice paddies. After arriving in a village of the Karen minority, where you overnight, you can explore the village and its surrounding area. Your guide focuses on the preparation of a tasty but simple dinner. After dinner it's time for a social gathering with stories, jokes and dance around the campfire.
Included meals are lunch and dinner today.

Second walking day, Karen village - Chiang Mai: Probably you will wake up to the noise of the village roosters! Rise early and experience the first happenings within the village. After breakfast we say goodbye to our hosts and continue the trek. You walk to a village of the Red Lahu minority where the bamboo rafts already lie waiting for you (depending on the water!). You make a leisurely rafting trip of approximately two hours to Sob Kai, a village of the Shan minority. Here you have lunch before the pickup truck drives you back to Chiang Mai. At around 17:00 you'll be back at your hotel.
Included meals are breakfast and lunch today.

Note: This trek can be run in different ways. The trek is easy to do for people with a good condition. Realize, however, that in case of heavy rain the walking route may be slippery and therefore a lot heavier than under normal conditions. Depending on the season and weather, the route is sometimes adjusted. It may be that you visit alternate villages. Your tour leader looks at the situation on the ground and makes the judgements. The above-mentioned timings are of course approximate.

Tour schedule (subject to change and in consultation with the tour leader):
Day 1 at 09:00 am: Departure from the hotel
Day 2 at 17:00 pm: Back at the hotel

Included: Experienced English speaking guide / cook, entrance fee Huay Nam Dang National Park, 1x breakfast, 2x lunch, 1x dinner, transfers by pickup truck, simple accommodation, bamboo rafting (approximately 2 hours)
Not included: drinks, tips

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