Cycle through the Golden Triangle Visit the 'Bridge on the River Kwai' Fascinating mix of countryside and culture
Our journey takes us through the heart of the notorious Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Burma and Laos meet, along a route full of history.
We pass traditional market traders on narrow klongs (waterways), as well as cycling on quiet country roads passing farms producing tapioca, corn, sugar cane, numerous rice fields and lush tea plantations.
Around Kanchanaburi we visit sobering reminders of World War Two around the River Kwai, and also visit the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya. Chiang Mai is a green and cosmopolitan city, where we have free time to explore after surveying the city from Doi Suthep Temple.
There is time to learn about the area's historic opium trade before finishing in Bangkok to enjoy the sights and sounds of a big city, having spent most of our time in rural Thailand.
We explore by bike, boat, train on foot and even on elephant back, making this a memorable South East Asian adventure.
What makes this trip responsible?
We use local leaders who are committed to responsible tourism and helping to preserve the way of life in their area. The leaders will give a briefing on Responsible Tourism issues to help you understand how you can help reduce your impact and maximise the benefits to the local community from your visit.
Local restaurants are used for lunch stops, and shops are used to purchase items for the snacks kitty throughout the week benefitting the local community. There will be the opportunity to eat for a good cause at the Cabbages & Condoms restaurant in Chiang Rai where all proceeds go to PDA’s various charities.