Experience the river’s bounty

Just west of Bangkok’s urban sprawl, the Tha-Jeen River snakes through centuries-old farming communities, ancient temples and riverside markets that burst with local produce. Sun-soaked fields of lotus, orchid, rice and pomelo stretch for miles, cared for by weathered farmers who are dedicated to the traditional ways of Thai life. It’s an enchanting area, and you are most welcome.

The Markets & Farms of the Tha-Jeen tour takes you to the heart of rural Thai life. It’s an especially great choice for flower enthusiasts, couples and families. Click here for photos of this tour.

Itinerary:

  1. 9:00: Meet at Wutthakat BTS Station, Exit 2, and drive for around 45 minutes to a century-old market along the Tha-Jeen.
  2. 9:45 – 11:45: Explore the market and sample a range of local specialties, then drive to Jesada Car Museum.
  3. 12:00 – 12:30: Check out Thailand’s largest vintage car museum, located in an unlikely spot surrounded by farms. Along with dozens of decades-old roadsters and a Delorean, the collection includes countless examples of tiny Asian-inspired vehicles that look more like overgrown insects.
  4. 12:45 – 14:00: Enjoy lunch at one of our all-time favorite restaurants: a no-frills countryside eatery serving exceptional Central Thai fare that relies heavily on locally caught fish and is made from scratch by the resident family.
  5. 14:15 – 15:00: Paddle a boat through a large lotus pond.
  6. 15:15 – 16:15: Visit an elderly farming couple and take a spin through their fruit orchards on the back of a Thai-style tractor. Here you’ll also sample fresh and dried fruit that’s produced on site.
  7. 17:00: Return to the SkyTrain in Bangkok.

*These times are estimates, and we don’t normally stick to a rigid schedule unless the customer requests to be back at a certain time.

Examples of foods you’ll try:

  • Shrimp and banana flower salad
  • Grilled mushroom chili paste
  • Salty mackerel fish salad
  • Steamed duck (a local specialty)
  • Deep fried frog (if you’re so inclined)
  • Steamed snakehead fish with local-style chili sauce
  • Squid sauteed in fiery chili paste
  • Sweet and spicy curry with piper leaf and morning glory
  • Thai style sweets
  • The area’s famous fruits
  • Thai coffee or tea

*Food samples are subject to changes/additions and can be adapted to your tastes. Vegetarians and those with allergies are welcome.

Days offered:
Every day.

Meeting point and time:
9:00 AM at Wutthakat BTS Skytrain Station, Exit 2.
For a map of the BTS sky train and MRT subway systems, click here.

For this tour we can offer pick-up at most locations in Bangkok — the exact price will depend on the number of people and location of hotel. For this, we usually use public transport as Bangkok’s traffic can be a nightmare. We can also provide detailed directions on how to reach the meeting point from your hotel.

Price:
2,900 Baht per person for groups of 2 of more.
4,500 Baht for 1 person.
Half price for children aged 12 and under.

*These prices are for private tours. We do not offer public group tours.

To reserve a day, please email us directly at chilipastetour@gmail.com.

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***When inquiring, please answer the following:

  1. What is the date (or range of dates) that you would like to do the tour?
  2. Number of people in your group?
  3. If you would like to be covered by our insurance for free, what are the full names, ages and nationalities of every person in your group?
  4. Are you okay to meet at the meeting point or would like pick up at your hotel?
  5. Any special eating requirements — allergies, vegetarian, no pork, no spicy food, etc.?