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Float House & National Park A


Nature Lover - 5 days and overnight at a new spot every day

Enjoy elephant trekking, bamboo rafting, scenic educational hikes and well prepared food

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Length of trip:
5 days / 4 nights.
Floathouse 3n, Guesthouse 1n.
Starting point:
Bangkok / Kanchanaburi.
Finish point:
Bangkok / Sangkhlaburi / Kanchanaburi.
Physical rating:
Self-reliant moderate. (3 point of 5).
Cultural substance:
Moderate (3 point of 5).
Minivan, boat.
Mondays & *Thursdays.
The price includes:
3 nights at houseboat in standard room or dormitory
following your choice, 1 night at local Guest House in
Sangklaburi, 3 breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 dinner, admission
fee to the national park. Transport & activities by
minivan, modified pickup truck, long tailed boat,
houseboat, elephant, bamboo rafting and hiking. Tour
will be accompanied by English speaking tour leader /
Group Size:
Minimum 4 persons / maximum 24 persons.
Usually only in the high season from 01DEC to
29FEB and 01JUL to 31JUL. With +4 persons in low
season a Thursday departure will take place.
Lakehouse facilities:
Separate sleeping section, restaurant and bar, free use of kayaks, sun deck
with lounge chairs, comfortable chairs, hammocks, free access to coffee / tea
and regular serving of fresh fruit, fishing equipment, life jackets, tubes for

Shared toilets and shower facilities. 5 double / tipple rooms, 2 family rooms
and 1 dormitory with 6 beds. Double / tipple rooms and family rooms are
equipped with mosquito nets. All rooms come with French balconies and
attractive views.

Guesthouse in Sangkhlaburi:
Accommodation in private room with air conditioning with toilet / shower.
If the tour was booked with dormitory accommodation - a standard room with
electric fan and shared bath / toilet will be provided.
The Guesthouse restaurant has panoramic views over the lake.

NB: This program is subject to change due to water level in the lake, orders
from authorities and extreme weather conditions.
Day by Day:
B = breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner
Day 1: Bangkok to Khao Laem Lake / D
09:00 leaving Bangkok by join in minivan. We are driving onwards heading west
until the mountain ranges that form the border line with Myanmar (Burma), will
be visible. In the afternoon we arrived at Khao Leam Lake, which is actually part
of a reservoir and dam project, which became operational in 1984. Subsequently
1,500 km2 of virgin land was floated creating the lake and proclaimed national
park in 1987. The area is home to various ethnic groups such as Mon and
Jump aboard your charming and comfortable houseboat for check in and get to
know your fellow travelers, in the bar or during dinner. Relax for a breathtaking
sunset with a drink in hand, while the tugboat gently pulls the houseboat to a
new area, that you will wake up to.
Day 2: Waterfalls & the island with the valuable coconuts / B, L, D
07:00 to 09:00 a.m. Wake up and the healthy breakfast will be served.
Afterwards we do a short hike excursion through the jungle until we reach the
beautiful waterfall, where a refreshing swim is possible.
Back on the boat lunch is served while we tugboat pulls us toward Coconut
Island. Here we will see and learn about tropical fruits such as Jackfruit, cocoa
and cashews. In addition, we get the chance to taste the juice from a very
special coconut, which is only grown a few places in Thailand. In the afternoon,
we return to the boat, there will be on the move until our anchorage place for the
night is reached. There will be time to swim in the crystal clear lake water, try
your self out as an angler, explore the coast by kayak or just relax and read a
book.Dinner will be served while the daylight soon will subside.
Day 3: Wiwakaram Temple and the local market / B, L, D
After breakfast we silently will approach Sangkhlaburi. On the way, enjoy
fascinating views from a hammock or deck chairs on the upper deck or you can
follow the boathouse from one of the kayaks. Around noon lunch is ready on
board before rolling anchor near the town. We head to shore and visit the
Golden Temple - Wiwakaram. Behind the temple is a small local market,
offering various groceries. Buy a sarong or a Burmese cigar as a souvenir to
your neighbor back home.
Once on board again, you can observe the local fishermen setting their nets and
enjoy the sun set across the mountains. The stars are close and bright on the
evening sky and when you see a shooting star make a wish.
Day 4: Elephant Safari and Bamboo Rafting / B, L
Get ready to disembark the houseboat after breakfast and to say goodbye to
the staff on board. Luggage will be transported directly to the guesthouse where
the on coming night is spent. We however will pack a small backpack or should
bag for necessities during the day. Back on the shore we continue by
Songthaew (a pickup vehicle with benches on top of the wheel cases and a
weather protecting tarpaulin), to the elephant camp. An exciting safari through
streams and hilly terrain in the jungle, gives a good impression of the
performance of this large mammal and agility on even the narrowest paths.
Wearing life jackets and lightweight clothing, we are now ready Bamboo rafting
down stream. Particularly during the rainy season this requires a good balance
and strength staying aboard when passing the rapids. If you donít like this
challenge, it can be disclaimed. Lunch at a selected location along the river
after rafting is completed. We continue to our Guesthouse for check in - meals
during the staying here at your own expenses.
The afternoon is leisure time at your own choice. It is obvious however to
explore the charming village Sangklaburi. Here you will meet colorful tribes
emigrated from Burma and the highlight is a walk on Thailand's longest wooden
bridge, where the Mon-people village Wang Kha is found on the opposite side of
the river. The women of the Mon Tribe is characterized by decorating there face
with turmeric powder. This is believed to keep the skin young and beautiful. The
men ware a special sarong called the longyi.
It is also advisable to rent a bike or a songthaew, if you wish to visit the Three
Pagodas 24 km away on the border with Myanmar (Burma). This pass has
historically constituted the symbolic border between alternating kingdoms on
both sides. Even today it is a strategic point for cross-border trade with
particular timber and precious stones.
Day 5: Sangklaburi - Bangkok
HIf you can get up early - around 05:30, you can witness a unique experience.
Orange-clad monks from the nearby temples walk quietly through the town with
a bowl in there hands. At the same time the locals donate food and receive
10:00 is time for leaving this unique area of Thailand and we will return to
Bangkok passing amazing landscapes that already will make you wish, that
you were back on the lake house.
If you plan to continue to Hua Hin, transport can be arranged from
Kanchanaburi. Around 17:30 we are back in the Metropolis of Bangkok, which
undoubtedly will be the starting point for the next leg of your journey. If you got
a flight to catch the same day, departure time from Bangkok should be no
earlier than 20:00.
Monday & *Thursday
*Usually only in the high season from 01DEC to 29FEB
and 01JUL to 31JUL. With +4 persons in low season a
Thursday departure will take place..
River Kwai Adventure 3 days / 2 nights - ad before or after Houseboat
1. day - River Kwai / Night on Guesthouse / L, D
Guesthouse check in Kanchanaburi town, Longtailboat trip on the River Kwai,
visit Khao Poon Cave, War Museum and Memorial, the famous Bridge over the
River Kwai and a half hour's pleasant and relaxing foot massage following by
leisure time for a swim or activity at your own choice.
2. day - River Kwai / Nat pŚ Guesthouse / B, L, D
Erawan National Park and a change to swim at the seven leveled waterfall, visit
Hellfire Pass, exciting train ride with the Railway of Death. - Evening at leisure.
3. day - River Kwai / B, L
Morning at your own interests - Rent a bike, swim in the river, explore or do
shopping until lunch time. Hereafter continue to the houseboat or Bangkok.
Houseboat to "Utopia" 5 days / 4 nights
Backpack Kit
Number of
per person
15AUG - 30NOV
1 - 6
(max 6 persons)
Room with
French balcony
Number of
per adult
THB per child
2-11 years
01AUG - 30NOV
01MAR - 30JUN
01AUG - 30NOV
01AUG - 30NOV
01MAR - 30JUN
01AUG - 30NOV
01DEC - 28FEB
01JUL - 31JUL
01DEC - 28FEB
01JUL - 31JUL
Child price - valid for min. 2 paying adults. However not dormitory.
Surin Island - National Marine Park
Prices valid SEP15. 
Subject to change without notice
River Kwai & Houseboat to "Utopia" 7 days
Departs from Bangkok Tuesday & Saturday - starts with River Kwai
Departs from Bangkok Monday & Thursday - starts with Houseboat
Backpack Kit
Number of
per person
15AUG - 31DEC
15AUG - 31DEC
Child: 19.400
Room onboard
and on shore
Number of
per adult
THB per child
2-11 years
01AUG - 30NOV
01MAR - 30JUN
01AUG - 30NOV
01AUG - 30NOV
01MAR - 30JUN
01AUG - 30NOV
01DEC - 28FEB
01JUL - 31JUL
01DEC - 28FEB
01JUL - 31JUL
Child price - valid for min. 2 paying adults. However not dormitory.

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