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Explore! A Day as a Fisherman

กรุงเทพมหานคร, Thailand
Explore! A Day as a Fisherman

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icon7 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Get a glimpse of Thai culture and food production on a full-day, hands-on tour of a shrimp and cockle-producing village outside of Bangkok. Learn to tie dye handkerchiefs, then eat a fresh seafood lunch, paddle a kayak through the canals, and gather cockles, a tiny clam that's prized by Thai chefs. This 7-hour food and farming tour includes transport by train and truck, lunch, and snacks. This small-group tour is limited to 8 people for a personalized experience.
  • 7-hour fishing and cockle tour from Bangkok
  • Visit a traditional community by the sea
  • Learn to tie dye and pick cockles
  • Eat a home-cooked seafood lunch
  • Travel by train and song taew
  • Small-group tour
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A full day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
Transportation as outlined in the program (train and song taews)
All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
All applicable taxes and service charges
Local seafood lunch at a host family (food only)
Use of kayaks
Return transfers from / to your booked accommodation from / to the indicated meeting point.
Personal expenses
Tips and gratuities
Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)
Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
Wongwian Yai , Khlong Ton Sai, Khlong San, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10600, Thailand

We will be meeting at meeting point Wongwianyai BTS Station Exit 1

9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet a guide at 8am at Exit 1 of Wong Wian Yai BTS Station, then head to a local train station to catch a train from Bangkok to Bang Khun Tian, a small community of fisherman and fish farmers set in a landscape of mangrove forests and canals.

Upon arrival in Bang Khun Tian, catch a song taew, or open-sided truck ,to the farm, which is just a few miles from the sea. Start by meeting a shrimp and cockle farmer who will introduce you to his work. Next, use natural dyes and materials to make a tie dyed handkerchief that you can bring home as a souvenir of your day on the farm.

Pause for a seafood lunch prepared by a local family, then head to the boat pier for a tour of the canals. Paddle a kayak through the canals, and learn the basics of cockle picking, collecting small clams at the edge of the water. If you want to fine-tune your cockle picking skills, be sure to bring a change of clothes, because finding the best clams means hopping into the waist-deep, muddy water.

After you’ve dried off and cleaned up, you’ll hop a song taew back to the train station, and continue back to Bangkok with the guide. This tour concludes when you arrive at Wong Wian Yai BTS Station.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bang Kun Tian Junction
We will pick you up in the morning from our meeting point at Exit 1 of Wong Wian Yai BTS Station at around 9 am. From here, we head out to the local train station that rails away from Bangkok and follows the coastline to Bang Khun Tian, a small community that lives and works what the sea provides. Surrounded by mangrove forests, small hidden canals and the sea just a stone’s throw away, a more authentic side of Thailand simply cannot be given. From here, we board a ‘song taew’ (local truck) to the farm, just a few kilometres away from the sea. Our day starts with a visit to a shrimp and cockle farmer who will show you how this very traditional means of labour is still very much effective. It is a delight to see each guest partaking in this maritime farming method as a very fun-filled activity when mingling with the locals. A workshop is next on the program: using only natural dye and material and under the guidance of one of the teachers and apprentices, making tie-dye handkerchiefs will be easy and something to take home with you as a souvenir. A freshly cooked seafood lunch by one of the local families will break up the day to exchange the morning experiences with your fellow travellers before Uncle Sorn, our host for the day, guides us from a local boat pier for a scenic canal tour. If you really want to get further into the cockle picking, bring an extra pair of clothes. One has to go waist-deep in the muddy waters to fine-tune your cockle-picking skills. There are also kayaks available to explore the community along the canal. Finally it is time to say goodbye as we embark on the boat, bus and train journey back to city life in Bangkok and the place where we started in the morning. Arrival at Wong Wian Yai BTS Station where we end the day.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • This tour is operated on private basis with an English-speaking guide only.
  • Customers are required to transfer on own arrangement to the start of the experience; no transfers are included.
  • This excursion does not include return transfers from and to your booked accommodation. Customers are requested to get to the meeting point well ahead in time of the starting time on own arrangement. Should customers prefer to have a pre-arranged transfer included, supplements apply.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Bear in mind that such paths may turn slippery / muddy after a rain shower. We suggest wearing good walking shoes, preferred closed shoes, when booking this tour.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Asian Trails LTD
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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