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1 Day

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About this Experience

Experience the Thai railway, take a truck-taxi, and join us on the long-tailed boat. We'll make crafts and get muddy picking cockles. Hop on a boat ride out to the Gulf and learn about the sunken village, then enjoy amazing homecooked meal.

When we think of the seaside, we might think of Pattaya, but we never learn about the actual residents who live by the sea. In this trip, we will head out to the Bang Khun Thian district to the south of central Bangkok. We're still in the City of Angels, but this where everything slows down and "the catch of the day" becomes more important than what your favorite celebrity ate last night.
  • Take local transportation to Bangkok's closest point to the Gulf
  • Enjoy the sea breeze
  • Pick sea cockles in the organic farm or take a kayak out to paddle in the canal
  • Enjoy a seafood feast cooked by our host
  • Tie dye making
  • Understand the importance of planting mangroves in the area


Uncle Sorn and the Community


This trip supports and helps keep the spirit of agro-tourism strong in their community. Local Alike supports the teachers and their apprentices who help host our workshops.


Your Itinerary

Morning

Local Alike staff will be waiting at Exit 1 of Wongwianyai BTS Station. Look for our Trip Explorers in our signature salmon colored tee.We take a local train of State Railway of Thailand from Wongwianyai Station to Bangborn Station. And arrive at the Bangborn station to get on an open-air taxi truck that will take us into Khlong Pittayalongkorn School.A local teacher from Khlong Pittayalongkorn School will be teaching us the traditional process of dying scarves using the "Taboon" fruit from a species of mangrove.Later on, we will be led through the school's mangrove stroll and learn about the importance of growing mangroves in the area.

Afternoon

We take a short walk to the pier across the school and hop on a long-tailed boat. There are lots of interesting stories along the way to the sea border of Bangkok and Samutsakorn.We will arrive at the San Taw Community where Uncle Sorn, our host, resides. His wife and family will prepare a delicious lunch made from local seafood for us. There's even a fruit platter that they always prepare! Yum!After lunch, you can either choose to get adventurous and soak yourself in the cockle pond to hand-pick some live cockles. Or, you can take one of Uncle Sorn's kayaks out for a spin in the canal surrounded by mangrove trees.Once everyone has had their fun and cleaned up, we will gather together to speak with Uncle Sorn and say our farewells. We will leave on the boat and return to the train station with the "Song Taew" truck taxi.If the train makes it on time, we should arrive at Wongwianyai BTS Station before 4:30 PM.

Package Detail

Inclusion

  • A delicious home cooked seafood feast
  • Refreshing drinks and snacks
  • Activities as listed in itinerary
  • Transfer from listed pick up and drop off point
  • Local transportation including train, Song-Taew, truck-taxi and fisherman boat
  • Local Guide and Local Alike English facilitator
  • Travel insurance by Bangkok Insurance with coverage up to 500,000 THB
  • Instructor and equipment for tie-dye making
  • School visit and development fund

Exclusion

  • Personal shopping stipend
  • Repeat of any activities
  • Additional meals
  • Bigger boat to Gulf of Thailand

Logistical Information

Starting Point

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Ending Point

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What to Expect

Stay with Host Family
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Electricity 24/7
Body Hygiene Kit
Heated Water
Air Conditioning
Seated Toilet
Wireless Internet
Cell Signal
Bicycle
Kitchen
Wheelchair Accessible
Television
Parking on Premise
Safe Deposit Box
Laundry Service

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Reviews

Reviews (2)
9.5/10

Annette Richmond ( 10.0 )

January 16, 2018 · United States

Train, Boats & Trucks: My Day as a Fisherman in Bangkok

Visiting the farm and the seafood feast.

Nuttapong Siriprom ( 9.1 )

January 16, 2018 · Thailand

Nice place to visit with amazing local atmosphere

The foods are excellent and the activity is perfect for foreigners to learn the local life.