Program 6 Days 5 Nights

Day 1: Bangkok – Tambon Ban Laem Community, Suphan Buri
12.30 pm Assemble at the meeting point.
1.00 pm Travel to Tambon Ban Laem Community, Suphan Buri.
4.00 pm Arrive at Tambon Ban Laem Community where you’ll be greeeted with a welcome song and presentation of the history of the community.
Leisure time for a couple of hours.
Evening Dinner and leisure time for the rest of the evening.
Stay at Phai Ta Phut Homestay or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 2: Tambon Ban Laem Community
Morning Breakfast.
Enjoy morning activities at Phai Ta Phut Homestay:

  • Learn how to make Nam Prik Pao Boran (Thai chili paste) as well as Tom Yum Pla Ma (spicy soldier croaker soup).
12.00 pm Enjoy lunch on the boat.
1.00 pm Get ready for an afternoon of activities at Tambon Ban Laem Community. First, take a boat trip to some noteworthy places visited by King Rama V (King Chulalongkorn) and the famous royal poet, Sunthorn Phu. Explore riverside communities and traditional Thai houses built during King Rama V reign. Make a stop for learning activities, which include:

  • Cooking the Thai sweet Khanom Chao Ban Chao Ruen (Auspicious Thai desserts).
  • Learning how to make Khanom Dok Chok (Crispy lotus blossom cookies) and Thong Muan (Crispy coconut rolls).
Evening Dinner and leisure time.
Stay at Phai Ta Phut Homestay or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 3: Tambon Ban Laem Community
Morning Breakfast.
9.00 am Take part in some morning activities at Tambon Ban Laem Community, including:

  • A visit to Monthathip Farm. Here, collect duck eggs in this integrated farm which is based on the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy.
  • Learn how to make Ta Phut salted eggs.
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon More afternoon activities at Tambon Ban Laem Community, such as:

  • Sipping of sweet pandan tea and crafting flowers from the flower’s leaves.
  • Go on a boat ride to Wat Pa Pruek where you can pay your respects to the replica of Lord Buddha’s Footprint, Luang Phor Si Saeng Buddha statue and chime 88 bells for good luck.
  • Visit a museum displaying artifacts dating back to the late Ayutthaya period, such as important manuscripts and replicas of ancient Thai boats.
Evening Dinner and leisure time.
Stay at Phai Ta Phut Homestay or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 4: Tambon Ban Laem Community
Morning Breakfast.
9.00 am Some hands-on activities at Tambon Ban Laem Community:

  • Learn how to grow vegetables in your backyard.
  • Make colorful aroma incense sticks to take home.
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon Further scheduled activities at Tambon Ban Laem Community are:

  • Learning how to make coconut stalk brooms (useful for housework).
  • Making steamed bamboo shoot cakes.
Evening Dinner while watching the sunset at Monthathip Farm.
Day 5: Tambon Ban Laem Community – Banharn-Jamsai Tower – Museum of the Descendants of the Dragon – Lifestyle and Spirit of Thai Farmers Learning Center
Morning Breakfast.
9.00 am Join in with some morning CSR activities, including:

  • Bang Pla Ma riverside cleanup.
  • Collecting and drying water hyacinth under the guidance of an expert.
  • Learning how to weave using water hyacinth.
12.00 pm Lunch.
Afternoon Explore and take some photos at Banharn-Jamsai Tower and the Museum of the Descendants of the Dragon.
Head to Lifestyle and Spirit of Thai Farmers Learning Center (Nahai Chai). The center was founded to show allegiance to King Rama IX, who worked hard out of his concern for Thai people. The objective of this center is to develop high-quality rice to meet the needs of rice farmers and to provide knowledge about more efficient rice farming techniques. A look around and you’ll soon realize how important rice and rice farmers are to this region.
Evening Dinner and leisure time.
Stay at Phai Ta Phut Homestay or accommodation of a similar quality.
Day 6: Tambon Ban Laem Community – Bangkok
Morning Prepare to check out.
Breakfast.
9.00 am Head to Thai Water Buffalo Preservation Village.
10.00 am Arrive at the village, which is also known as ‘Baan Khwai’. This project was established to reflect the lifestyle of Thai peasants in the past and their important relationship with water buffaloes. The project focus is on conservative tourism, especially water buffalo and rice conservation, because Suphan Buri is one of the top 5 rice-producing provinces in Thailand.
11.00 am Enjoy a demonstration by the buffaloes and hop on a wheeled cart that’s pulled along by the buffaloes.
11.30 am Head to Sa Pan Khong Floating Market, a new tourist destination in Suphan Buri. Shop for goods being sold from boat vendors along the lengthy bamboo bridge. Enjoy stunning scenery at the top of Ban Ton Tan tower.
12.00 pm Lunch.
1.00 pm Head to back to Bangkok via highway.
4.00 pm Arrive back in Bangkok to end the trip.