Central Thailand is one of the only countries in the world where you can go from a busy metropolis to lowlands low enough to produce tons of salt from the sea to jungle lined mountains in the space of a few hours, this Floating Market and Tiger Temple tour is a prime example of a journey through all three environments.
With this being a private tour you are picked up from your Bangkok hotel in a luxury tour van with a large LCD screen and leather seats or optional limousine on the morning of the tour and you will see the huge city of Bangkok disappear behind you as we make our way out into the central Thailand lowlands.
Your first destination on this tour is the world famous floating market of Damnoen Saduak in Ratchaburi province just an hour and a half by van from Bangkok. As you head to the market along one of the main routes to the south which runs parallel to the gulf of Thailand you will pass numerous salt farms along the way that gather salt from the seawater that runs into their fields.
You will arrive at the floating market by long-tail boat which you take from a near by pier for a guided tour along the picturesque canals of the Thai countryside to reach your destination. The floating market sits on a canal that was built to connect the Thai rivers and has become famous for local Thai merchants selling fruit and vegetables from their boats. Once at the floating market you will have time for something to eat and to pick up some souvenirs before setting off to your next destination.
Kanchanaburi is the home of the world famous Bridge over the River Kwai, which is the first stop in this wonderful picturesque province just an hour and a half drive out of from the floating market. After a visit to the bridge and the allied prisoner of war cemetery you will have lunch at the home of the Tiger Temple veterinarian before heading out to the jewel of this mini tour package and one of the most popular tour destinations in Thailand, the Tiger Temple.
At the Tiger Temple you will be able to have your photo taken with wild tigers, feed wild tigers and walk these amazing animals down to the canyon for exercise and a swim in the canyon. This big cat sanctuary is in the heart of the tiger island project which is home to monkeys, deer and other wild animals for you to see.
After a nice time at the Temple you will head off to Wang Po elephant camp and mahout training ground where you can enjoy an elephant ride or go jungle trekking (not included in the price.
The are many other things you can do on this trip such as river rafting, paddling in Erawan waterfall, feed wild monkeys and visit the Kaset Buddha cave and part of the trestle bridge of the Thai-Burma Death Railway. For more information and prices or to book this tour online visit our official Tiger Temple web site.