Day 1: Bangkok - Floating Market - Ayutthaya - Lopburi (-/L/D)
Pick up from your hotel in Bangkok after breakfast and drive to Damnoen Saduak to visit its famous floating market, one of the few remaining markets of its kind in Thailand. Here, paddling along in a sampan you will have the opportunity to experience, up close with the local people, its hustle and bustle; a colorful and unique experience. This floating market was established about 130 years and was once one of the main trading hubs for fresh goods in this area.
After the market, the tour continues to Ayutthaya, the former capital of the Kingdom of Siam, which was destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. All across the Historical Park are scattered numerous ruins of temples and palaces, each exuding its own mysterious charm. Among the monuments you will visit are Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya, a famous temple in the Khmer style, Wat Si Sanpeth with its three picturesque white stupas and Wat Yai Chai Mongkol with its 80 metre-high chedi.
Have lunch at a local restaurant in Ayutthaya before continuing for about an hour to Lopburi. This is one of the oldest cities in Thailand and is famous for its monkey shrine, where hundreds of monkeys are still found capering around today. After a short stop here you will then continue to Jaifa Farm for dinner and then overnight in a lakeview bungalow.
Day 2: Jaifa Farm - Ang Thong - Bangkok (B/L/)
Start the day with a wholesome and healthy breakfast at Jaifa Organic Farm.
Jaifa Farm is a Social Enterprise of the highly revered Phra Alongkot Dikkapanyo, Abbot of Wat Phrabat Namphu in Lopburi Province.
After breakfast, take a tour of this very extensive farm and learn all about the organic farming of salad and other vegetables, the production of organic fertilizer and the overall concept of self-sufficiency. Jaifa farm also houses livestock, consisting of chickens, sheep, goats and cows, all of which are fed organically and are kept only for the production of fertilizer and eggs. Many of the animals were donated to Jaifa Farm through Wat Phrabat Namphu, and here they can live out their lives happily. After the farm tour you will have the opportunity to explore the scenic surroundings on a 20-minute tour by ATV.
After lunch at Jaifa farm head back to Bangkok with a stop in Ang Thong province on the way. Here you will visit the giant Buddha statue at Wat Muang. Towering 95 meters high, this sitting golden Buddha is the highest of its kind in Thailand.
Continue to Bangkok and end of the tour at your hotel or residence.
• Private air-conditioned transport and transfers
• Accommodation as mentioned in the programme
• Local English-speaking guide
• Meals as mentioned in the programme
• All entrance fees for visits included in the programme
Services not included:
• Additional soft drinks/alcohol
• Personal expenses
• Tips for guide and driver
• Domestic and international flights
• Travel insurance
Please be advised:
In some villages you may not be allowed take pictures of people and some places may be out of bounds to visitors. If you wish to take photographs or are unsure whether an action is appropriate, please ask your local guide for advice.
The villagers’ income from tourists is to help support the community and preserve its way of life. We have designed our tours to provide them with job opportunities and a sustainable way of maintaining their cultural heritage and to offer an alternative to illegal activities like mineral exploration, deforestation and hunting wildlife.
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