NORTHERN THAILAND CYCLING ADVENTURE

Jackcyclesfar

‘NORTHERN THAILAND CYCLING ADVENTURE’ 

-With a strong focus on the local coffee scene-

 

Having spent a large portion of my time throughout the early part of the 2018 season in Thailand working closely with the Tourism Authority of Thailand I am incredibly proud to offer the very first of my Thai Adventures, in the picturesque mountain township of Chiang Rai in Thailand’s North. Prathet Thai or ‘Land of the Free’ as Thailand translates, is the perfect description for this seven-day tour with open forest landscapes and small mountain roads weaving in and around the famous Mekong River.  With six days of varying terrain taking in the best that Northern Thailand has to offer, this is a tour that will not easily be forgotten.

 

Non-Cycling Option

In addition to the cycling aspect of this tour, non-cycling partners are invited to join and will be well catered for as part of the Thai Adventure. Daily activities are listed below and will showcase the very best of the Chiang Rai region from a different perspective than those exploring by bike. Re-united with their cycling partners at day’s end, this is a truly attractive option for those that want to holiday with their partner but share in different interests throughout the day.

 

Non cycling activities include:

– Visits to the Black Temple, White Temple and Blue Temple

– A traditional Boat Trip including a visit to elephant camps and local hill side villages

– Swanbondin tea tasting and ceramic pottery making

– Saturday & Sunday Chiang Rai Markets and ‘Walk Street’

– The Queens Garden Canopy Walk

– Traditional Coffee farming and coffee making at the Doi Chang factory

– Golden Triangle and Opium Museum (The border of Thailand, Burma and Myanmar)

 

EXCLUSIONS

– Airfares

– Travel Insurance (Required)

– Off bike snacks and Alcohol

– Tips

 

RECOMMENDED AIRPORTS

Arrival Chiang Rai | Departure Chiang Rai

 

COST

Single Supplement (1 Rider/room) – $3,400AUD/Person

Twin Share (2 Riders/room) – $3,200 AUD/rider

Non Rider (Sharing Twin Share Room) – $2,500 AUD/Person

The things you’ll love

  • World Class Cycling
  • Professional Cycling Guides
  • Local Thai Cuisine
  • Cultural Immersion in one of Thailand’s most historical locations
  • Memories that will last a lifetime

Accommodation Type

Cycling tour

Guests

1 People

7 Days 1 Person

From$3400 AUD/Package

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Contact Details

Jack Thompson

jack@567.com.au

+61 403 604 797

www.jackcyclesfar.com

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Airport Pickup & Drop-off
  • 6 Nights Accommodation (4 star)
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • On-bike snacks & drinks
  • Local Guide & Australian Guide
  • Support Vehicle with Mechanic
  • 2 x Massage
  • Live tracking for friends and family
  • Complimentary @jackcyclesfar Cycling kit (Jersey, Kicks, Socks)
  • Non-Riders as above with the inclusion of daily guided activities

Itinerary

Day 1: Day1

Day One | 17th Feb 2019 | Arrival & Welcome
Group transfer from Chiang Rai International Airport, late afternoon, to Tong Siam House, our Hotel in the heart of Chiang Rai. The transfer will take approximately 30 minutes. Following check-in at the hotel, the local mechanic will assist in the assembly of the bikes. Group guides will then transport guests for their first taste of fresh Thai cuisine.

Day 2: Day2

Day Two | 18th Feb 2019 | Doi Tung Loop
Following coffee made from locally grown beans at the famous family run Bechegu café in Chiang Rai, we will depart for the Doi Tung climb and the King’s private flower garden. The Doi Tung Climb is spectacular and guests will climb through mountain fields that were once home to the worlds capital of opium farming. As we broach the mountain peak, there are fantastic photo opportunities along the mountain ridge that separates Thailand from Myanmar and Laos below.
DISTANCE 100km | 62 miles
ELEVATION 1,200m | 3,937 feet

Day 3: Day3

Day Three | 19th Feb 2019 | Doi Chang Loop
Departing South towards the Doi Luang National Park, Day three has a strong focus on coffee. Visiting various local growers en route for lunch overlooking the valleys below, guests will learn about the rich coffee scene of Chiang Rai and visit Northern Thailand’s largest coffee producer before enjoying a spectacular descent down through the small hillside villages scattered amongst the rich pine plantations. A day rich in Thai cultural and world class cycling terrain, guests will be treated to a serving of local delicacy, mango sticky rice, upon completion of the day’s riding once back in Chiang Rai.
DISTANCE 110km | 68 miles
ELEVATION 1,560m | 5,120 feet

Day 4: Day4

Day Four | 20th Feb 2019 | Phu Chi Fa Loop
Collected by our local transport provider, guests will be whisked away to the mountain side village of Thoeng. Following a serving of the regions famous breakfast noodles and local coffee, the day will commence as we set off North East en route for the Phu Chi Fa National Park. A tough but incredibly beautiful climb, riders will navigate around a small ridge side bowl, overlooking the forest below. What goes up, must come down, and the descent that follows lunch will have guests wanting to re-climb the initial ascent so that they can do it all again. A rollercoaster on two wheels, and a day full of climbing and rolling terrain, guests will be rewarded with fresh coconut ice cream and local delicacy’s before settling in for a hearty Thai dinner.
DISTANCE 130km | 80 miles
ELEVATION 2,300m | 7,545 feet

Day 5: Day5

Day 5 | 21st Feb 2019 | Rest Day
Following three epic days on the bike, the legs will enjoy a sleep in and a day of exploring the city of Chiang Rai. With various high-end bike shops, local markets offering fresh Thai cuisine and hand-crafted souvenirs, it will be a challenge to actually enjoy the rest, with a raft of different activities on offer. For those that wish to sit back, relax and enjoy a massage, there are various traditional Thai massage options that will prepare the legs for the final day of riding.

Day 6: Day6

Day 6 | 22nd Feb 2019 | Natural Hot Spring & Elephant Camp
Fresh legged and ready for the final day of riding, Day 6 will see riders embark on an adventure through the Thai forest and along the Kok River. With a mix of both tarmac and very light gravel, riders will get to experience the natural hot springs and meet the local Thai elephants. Like any good ride should, the day will be capped off with coffee, sweets and freshly squeezed, local juice.
DISTANCE 77km | 47 miles
ELEVATION 666m | 2,185ft

Day 7: Day7

Day 7 | 23rd Feb 2019 | Departure & Goodbyes
Time to say farewell, until next time! Group transfer to Chiang Rai airport early morning.

From Sea to Table: Mangrove Forest and Salt Farm

TakeMeTour

Spend a day at a peaceful seashore place with no road and enjoy organic seafood in hidden jewel of Bangkok, Sean Tor Community.

Enjoy a first-hand experience as a fisherman. Cook an organic seafood, walk with your bare feet in a salt farm located in local community and marvel at the panoramic view of the Gulf of Thailand at a mangrove forest.

The things you’ll love

Enjoy cockle picking, cooking Thai local seafood and kayaking surround by the peacful view of mangrove forest and seasalt farm with flexible time and vegetarian food available.

Accommodation Type

1 Day tour

Guests

1 People

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Free local tourist sim card (airport pickup)
  • Pick-up and drop off with private transportation from meeting point
  • boat transfer fee
  • Local guide
  • Meals

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1

9:00 Meet up at Wutthakat BTS Station

10:00 Arrive at the mangrove forest. Enjoy the view of the Gulf of Thailand and the mangroce forest's ecology.

11:00 Arrive at the salt farm. Take a walk in the salt farm, learn how salt is made and take pictures with a traditional salt storage. Enjoy herbal drinks and an organic young sea salt from its origin.

12:00 advance to pier and take a boat ride to Sean Tor Community to enjoy a marvelous view of the mangrove forest.

12:30 Visit Auntie Sim's place and experience cooking workshop, kayaking, and cockie picking.

15:30 Leave Sean Tor Community for the pier./ 16:30 Back to Wutthakat BTS Station.

Place visited : Mangrove forest in Samut Songkram, Sea salt farm, Sean Tor Community in Bang Khuntien district and Auntie Sim's house at Sean Tor

***Physical strength is required and the activity may up to season. A booking have to make at least 3 day in advance prior GMT+7. Base on availability calendar.

Kanchanaburi Historical Route -River Kwai

TakeMeTour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok on a full-day tour explore WWII historical route in Kanchanaburi.

Cross the Brigde over the River Kwai on a full-day tour to Kanchanaburi. Ride the Death Railway, buit by POW force under Japan Empire to support its forces in Burna during WWII. This trip is included all historical route which full with stories and nice view along the way

The things you’ll love

Discover the world war II historical route with a perspective view and knowledge of local guide.

Accommodation Type

1 Day tour

Guests

1 People

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Free local tourist sim card (airport pickup)
  • Private transportation with pick-up and drop off service from hotel in Bangkok Area
  • Admission fees and a local guide are included

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1

7:00 Meet up at hotel lobby in Bangkok area

9:00 visit the JEATH War Museum. An old WWII museum since 1977. There are many antiques, aircraft and other wartime relics inside the museum.

10:00 Visit the Death Railway which was built in 1943 by POW under Japanese force who fought with Englanf in Burna.

11:00 See the historical bridge over the River Kwai.

12:00 Grab Local Lunch./ 13:00 Visit Thai-Burma Railway Centre contributed by Australia Embassy to Australian soldiers who pass away here.

14:30 Visit Kanchanaburi War Cemetary, the main prisoner of war cemetary under Japanese force while building the Death Railway.

16:30 Head back to Bangkok/ 19:00 Drop back at the meeting point

Place visited : The JEATH War Museum, the Death Railway, the River Kwai Bridge, Thai-Burma Railway Centre and Kanchaburi War Cemetery.

***A booking have to make at least 2 day in advance (GMT+7). Based on availability calendar

Cafe Hopping Experience at Chinatown

TakeMeTour

The perfect combination of traditional, cultural and local hipster lifestyles. Visit the cafes with not only mouthwatering menu but also instagram-worthy decor, along with 2 stunningly unique temples; Dragon temple and Wat Traimit.

Discover a specialty coffee cafe selected and imported from Northern Thailand and around the world by a local roster for the perfect cup, a lovely handmade pottery store used vaired clays from Thailand, homemade ice-cream and hidden cafe behind the flower shop while also experience and learn the history of the temple and the district.

The things you’ll love

Stop at four different cafes and try signature drinks, snacks and sweets while share and learning every aspect of Chinatown in the exception way with flexible time and places.

Accommodation Type

1 Day tour

Guests

1 People

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Free local tourist sim card (airport pickup)
  • Admission fees
  • Meals and signature drinks from each cafe during the trip are included.

EXPERIENCES

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1

9:00 Meet up at MRT Hua Lumphong, Sukhumvit Station or BTS Asok

9:15 Start the day at Wat Traimit, the temple with the world's largest solid gold Buddha. Then head to a few hidden cafes that are quaint and stylish with history behind selections of coffee beans.

11:30 Walk along Chinatown during the day. Feel the original market vibes and learn about the Chinese heritage in Thailand. Visit the Dragon Temple, the most important Chinese temple in Bangkok

12:30 Have selected local lunch

13:30 Continue walking to the most hyped up local area. Discover art galleries, and beautiful hidden cafes with the most instagram spots.

15:30 Bring back to MRT or BTS station.

9:00 Meet up at MRT Hua Lumphong, Sukhumvit Station or BTS Asok

9:15 Start the day at Wat Traimit, the temple with the world's largest solid gold Buddha. Then head to a few hidden cafes that are quaint and stylish with history behind selections of coffee beans.

11:30 Walk along Chinatown during the day. Feel the original market vibes and learn about the Chinese heritage in Thailand. Visit the Dragon Temple, the most important Chinese temple in Bangkok

12:30 Have selected local lunch

13:30 Continue walking to the most hyped up local area. Discover art galleries, and beautiful hidden cafes with the most instagram spots.

15:30 Bring back to MRT or BTS station.

Places visit : Wat Traimit, Chata x Specialty Coffee Cafe, Aoon Pottery, the Drangon Temple (Wat Mangorn), Jing Jing Ice-cream cafe and Nana Coffee Roaster

***A booking have to make at least 1 day in advance (GMT+7). Based on availability calendar.

Explore the temples of Thai Baht coins

TakeMeTour

Have you ever noticed what appear on Thai coins? Those places are the historic temples around Bangkok must-visit places. Inspired your way of traveling by following what appeared on Thai Baht coin.

Flip the coins and join the journey to following the trace of Thai coin to discover more of what you see on the coins. Gaining wide perspective and experience with famous tourist attraction of Bangkok with local guide who well-known everything about the history of places on Thai coins.

The things you’ll love

Inspired the new way of traveling famous attraction in Bangkok by following what appeared in Thai Baht coin in private car, flexible time and places.

Accommodation Type

1 Day tour

Guests

1 People

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Admission fees to every temples,
  • Meals,
  • Private Transportation with pick-up and drop off from hotel in Bangkok Area
  • Private local guide

EXPERIENCES

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1

8:30 Meet up at hotel lobby in Bangkok Area

9:00 Explore the captivating marble temple on 5 Baht Coins

9:30 Climb to the top of the golden stupa on 2 Baht coin, then enjoy the scenery from the top/

11:00 Have lunch

12:00 Admire the Emerald Buddha and see the world's longest murals at The temple of Emerald Buddha and Grand Palace appeared on 1 Baht coin

14:00 Enjoy the breath taking scenery along the Chao Phraya River at Wat Arun of 10 Baht coin.

Place to visit : Marble temple, The Golden Mount, The Temple of Emerald Buddha, the Grand Palace and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn)

***Guests must wear in smart casual. The time is flexible and children friendly. A booking have to make at least 1 day in advance (GMT+7). Based on availability calendar.

1905 Heritage Corner Bangkok

1905 Heritage Corner Bangkok

Stay in the heart of historic Bangkok nearby iconic temples and absorb the culture of a traditional Sino-Thai neighbourhood. Experience Siam’s past in our small colonial-period shophouse, providing modern luxury and individual hospitality.

Tucked away in a quiet residential square, away from noisy traffic, in the historic quarter of this oriental city, two century-old shophouses have been meticulously restored, lovingly transformed and traditionally furnished as an exclusive boutique guesthouse. Here in genuine comfort, you will experience the everyday surroundings of a real local community. You don’t just get a delightful and convenient place to stay, you experience Thai culture and history!

1905 Heritage Corner’s Special deals.

1) 3 nights for the price of 2!! (i.e. 610 AUD per package, all inclusive, max. 2 persons)

2) 30% off for 1 night stay (i.e. 214 AUD per package, all inclusive, max. 2 persons)

The things you’ll love

Experience the historic local community with luxuriousness and style

Experiences :

  • Densely historic area of Siam
  • Shino-Thai neighbourhood
  • Small family-run restaurants
  • Famous street food area
  • Morning and the famous flower markets
  • Local activities such as merit making to passing monks, early morning yoga at Wat Pho, and, bamboo ball game of takraw with locals
  • A short stroll away from iconic temples such as the exotic Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun
  • Less-known delights, including markets, museums and parks

Accommodation Type

Luxurious Guesthouse

Room Type

Superior

Guests

2 People

1 Night 2 Persons

From$214 AUD/Package

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Contact Details

Ms. Natgrita Phongthananikorn (Nan)

info@1905heritagecorner.com

+6602 041 0102

www.1905heritagecorner.com

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Room with 5-feet-queen-sized bed for 2 people
  • Breakfast

The Printing House Poshtel Bangkok

The Printing House Poshtel Bangkok

Nestled within a quaint neighborhood on Dinso Road, The Printing House Poshtel is an industrial Loft – style boutique poshtel in Bangkok’s prestigious, historical center.

The poshtel offers a choice of room styles suit all for a couple, a small family, or a large group of friends who Travel together. Accommodations range from double rooms to spacions bunk – bed dorm that can accommodates guest from four to eight persons.

The things you’ll love

Good value

Accommodation Type

Poshtel

Room Type

Bunk bed

Guests

1 People

1 Night 1 Person

From$26 AUD/Package

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PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Breakfast

The Printing House Poshtel Bangkok

The Printing House Poshtel

Nestled within a quaint neighborhood on Dinso Road, The Pringint House Poshtel is an industrial Loft – style boutique poshtel in Bangkok’s prestigious, historical center.

The poshtel offers a choice of room styles suit all for a couple, a small family, or a large group of frinds who Travel together. Accommodations range from double rooms to spacions bunk – bed dorm that can accommodates guest from four to eight persons.

The things you’ll love

Good value

Accommodation Type

Poshtel

Room Type

Private Deluxe room

Guests

2 People

1 Night 2 Persons

From$99 AUD/Package

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PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Breakfast

Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui

Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui

Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui is the ultimate serene and peaceful luxury beach resort destination where privacy, chic design, delectable cuisine, and Nikki Beach’s signature brand of music and entertainment all seamlessly combine

The resort is situated on the sunset side of Lipa Noi beach in Thailand , located 45 minutes from Koh Samui Airport & 10 minutes from Ferry Pier. This luxury property boasts 48 villas and suites, including Beachfront Villa offering. The resort also features facilities:-Nikki Beach Club – Sapphire blue infinity pool at Nikki Beach Club – Outdoor Swimming Pool 75 meter “Longest swimming pool in Samui” – Bakery Cafe – Fitness Center – Ocean Kayak, Snorkeling gear, bicycle available onsite – Car Park

The things you’ll love

Good value

Accommodation Type

Resort

Room Type

Garden Villa

Guests

2 People

3 Nights 2 Persons

From$699 AUD/Package

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Contact Details

Ms. Areerat Moosican

rm@nikkibeach.com

+66 77 914 500

www.nikkibeachhotels.com/