Location: Bangkok, Koh Kret
Price: 1000 - 1600 BAHT
TOUR KOH – ON PRIVATE BASIS –
ABOUT KOH KRET. Koh Kret island is the only island located inside the Bangkok’s metropolitan area and dates only to 1722, when a canal was constructed as a shortcut to bypass a bend in the Om Kret branch of the Chao Phraya river. As the canal was widened several times, the section cut off eventually became a separate island. The island continues to serve as a refuge to the Mon tribes who dominated central Thailand between the 6th and 10th centuries and have retained a distinct identity in their version of Buddhism and, particularly at Ko Kret, their pottery.
Ko Kret is another world compared to Bangkok and much of it retains the air of a rustic village, with wooden shacks propped against palm trees and the occasional dilapidated temple slowly crumbling.
09:00 – Pick up from hotel.
We’ll pick you up from your hotel. Please wait in the lobby.
10:00 – Ferry Crossing Chao Phraya River
Your driver will take you to the ferry where you’ll need to cross the river.
10:15 – Long-tail Boat Ride to Koh Kret
Once across the river we’ll take a long-tail boat ride up the Chao Phraya River the Koh Kret. The river is nice and clean here and much wider than in Bangkok.
11:00 – Koh Kret Walking Tour First Half
There is a footpath which runs around the island in a loose square so you can wander at you leisure, stopping along the way to observe the local Mon people at work crafting their distinctive pottery. More…
12:00 – Lunch in Thai Restaurant
Lunch will be served in a Thai restaurant famous for it ‘kanom’ or Thai sweets.
13:00 – Koh Kret Walking Tour Second Half
This will give you a chance to see the difference in Mon Temple design, as well as give a glimpse into Mon living conditions.
14:00 – Return to your hotel
Around 2:00pm we’ll head back to your hotel in Bangkok.
15:00 – Arrive back at your hotel in Bangkok.
This tour includes:
– Licensed tour guide
– Private transport by air con minibus
– All listed activities
– Pick up and drop off at your hotel
– Entrance fees.
This tour excludes:
TOUR KOH KRET
PRICE WITH TOUR GUIDE ENGLISH SPEAKING:
PRICES LISTED ARE PER PERSON.
PRICE WITH TOUR GUIDE CHINESE (MANDARIN OR CANTONESE), RUSSIAN, FRENCH, SPANISH, GERMAN, KOREAN, JAPANESE OR ITALIAN SPEAKING:
PRICES LISTED ARE PER PERSON.
We only employ safe and careful drivers and use the most modern and comfortable air conditioned minivan and coach. We will provide transport dependent on your group size as follows:
Group size 1-9 persons:
Modern minibus with air-conditioner – 9 passenger seat format
Group size 10-13 persons:
Modern minibus with air-conditioner- 13 passenger seat format
Group size 13 + persons:
We can either use multiple minibuses or a full sized passenger coach in a 24, 32 or 40 seat format.
For the boat trip on the river and Thonburi canals you will ride on a long tail river boat (Private charter).
A Tourist Authority of Thailand licensed and English, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Korean, Japanese, Thai or Italian speaking guide will be provided. We provide separate drivers and your guide will not be driving the vehicle.
If you feel this itinerary does not quite suit then we can customize it to suit your own interests and length of time in Bangkok please contact us with you suggestions.
Pick up and drop off.
Included with all our tours are both pick up and drop off to and from any Bangkok city hotel. There may be an extra charged levied for pick up and drop off at outlying hotels and hotels in the Suvaranbhumi Airport area. We can notify you of any extra charges before we request any payments.