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From Kanchanaburi: Thai Village Tour Half Day by Song Taew (Small Truck)

From Kanchanaburi: Thai Village Tour Half Day by Song Taew (Small Truck)

By Amazing Asia Tours
If you are one of those who are interested in observing a rural way of life, this programme should not be missed. At first glance, Nong Khao, 12 kms. from Kanchanaburi, may not look much different from other Thai villages you come across, but with a closer touch, you will get impressed with the way it has always been. Appreciate a modest lifestyle of those in an agricultural society in which most members still earn their modest living by plating rice, raising cattle and weaving cloths. Enjoy E-Taen Farmer truck through the village, where its members always show signs of welcoming foreign visitors, and a panoramic view of the rice paddy fields dotted with patches of fan palm trees. Learn how important rice means to Thai people through a cultural practice of the ritual for the Rice Goddess. Observation of their seasonal activities related to rice plantation will enable you to appreciate their simple way of life.

Ages 0-99
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Transfer by local truck between Kanchanaburi town and the village
  • Expenses for all activities prepared by villagers
  • Entry/Admission - Thai Lue Village Ban Nong Bua

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 52374P53

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 52374P53

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        • Amazing Asia Tours
          Bangkok, Thailand
          Joined in September 2014
        • Expedition776671
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful guide and unforgettable Ayutthaya
          I had a wonderful day with my guide, Jil (hope I spelled it right), in Ayutthaya. She is professional and warm, and she shared many Thai traditions and interesting anecdotes about every place we visited. We also had great local food for lunch.
          Written May 20, 2024
        • 887erniew
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour and history lesson
          An excellent way to learn a bit about the history of Thailand and Siam and the first capital city. The tour was excellent with a knowledgeable tour guide and fantastic driver.
          Written May 7, 2024
        • shauna723
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          great 2 day trip
          this was a fantastic historical trip we done the bridge the museum hell fire pass and train ride and to add a few extras the fantastic guides took us to tiger temple and the fish farm fantastic 2 days. the guides were outstanding from knowledge to making it a all round great trip the lodge we stayed in was spot on lovely rooms great food and amazing staff would highly reccomend this trip and the guides just fantastic
          Written April 29, 2024
        • Sherpa00641527253
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          “Amazing Asia Tours” was awesome, took great care with us. “A” the tour guide and “Golf” the driver,safe,Knowledgeable.
          The Company “Amazing Asia Tours” were wonderful. Our tour guide“A” was very knowledgeable. He stayed with us all the time, showing the history of River Kwai and Hellfire Pass. The whole tour was very thought provoking. One should read and watch articles of Hellfire Pass and the Japanese interment camps, to get the full scope of the tour. The visit to the Don Rak War Cemetery in Kanchanaburi is a place of reflection of the sacrifices, of those who were there. Places you will see and experience are gently placed into the tour, that only you can make judgment of those terrible years of the war. We were cared for, well fed and watered. And the driver “Gulf” was very knowledgeable of the area with safety in mind. The large Van was new and very clean. Thank you again.
          Written April 24, 2024
        • Meander45757286302
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hellfire Pass
          What a great experience, an incredible day. So much history. The whole day was very well run, we fitted so much in. Our guide was informative and friendly.
          Written April 20, 2024
        • O9678PVmarkk
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          River Kwai and Hellfire pass
          Great trip.very comfortable drive and exactly as advertised. A was a great guide. Very informative but not talking all the time which was great.
          Written April 17, 2024
        • Martin H
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          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Slightly tired
          My expectations from the name "Alpine" were not met by a long way. This is a fairly flat course with a reasonable amount of water. There are hills in the distance but nothing which can be described as alpine. The course is a little tired at the edges. Management needs to invest a bit more in its maintenance. That said, it's still a reasonable course to play. The club house areas felt rather souless and vacant. The caddies spoke reasonable English and were entertaining. The course is about 45 minutes from central Chiang Mai. Getting away proved a bit tricky as we couldn't get a taxi.
          Written April 16, 2024
        • vernd2016
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          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Terrible - rent a scooter or hire a Tuk Tuk driver
          Terrible!! Seriously rent a scooter or hire a Tuk Tuk to drive you from place to place. The private tour we had included an English speaking guide & a driver. The guide picked us up at the hotel & took us to the 3 sites. 2 are free & the JEATH war museum admission is 30bht. We received no information from the guide & the total time spent = 2 hours and that’s because we spent time reading about each site as we googled and read more on Wikipedia. For a tour costing us $175.00 this tour provided nothing other than a ride in the back of a pickup truck. Totally worthless tour. Disclaimer: This was the 1st of 2 back to back private tours that I booked with Amazing Asia Tours who subcontracted with Good Times Travel. If I could have cancelled the next day without penalty after this tour we would have. FOLLOW-UP/SUPPLEMENT: After my initial posting on the 2 back to back tours, I received a call from an Amazing Asia Tours representative apologizing and indicating that this is not how they operate tours. He indicated that my tours they had subcontracted & was clear that this is not how they operate. He offered to refund me 50% if I posted a follow-up letting others know this was an exception and not how they conduct tours or to remove my 1 star. I have still not received a refund, but trust they will honor their word and their 1/2 day tour of Kanchanaburi will be outstanding to future travelers.
          Written March 10, 2024
        • Alisonfrancis-812
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Time
          I booked this for my parents and they also had 2 other trips with Amazing Asia tours and had a brilliant experience and highly recommend them. Well looked after and delivered the complete package from pick up to drop off. Private tours and they would like to thank all the drivers and guides for making their first time to Thailand a special time. Thankyou 😊
          Written March 10, 2024
        • vernd2016
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Terrible - hire a taxi or rent a car
          Unlike a previous review: You Do Not Need A Private Guide!! Rent a car, scooter or hire a taxi. Hellfire Pass provides an excellent audio headset and our guide did nothing more than say here we are & paid the admission fee. They provided water, so that’s a positive, and we could stay as long as we wanted to learn the history thru the audio & walking the pass. Same goes for going to the waterfalls. No guide needed, no extra ‘information’ provided about the history of either location. Did provide a nice lunch, but that’s easy to do. We paid $350 for 2 people for the day. No value provided by hiring a private guide. Positive: Guide (Joy) was a nice person, but expectation was if in a van for 3.5 hrs (total between locations and return) then at least provide some information about the area, very disappointed and other private tours we’ve hired are typically worth the added expense. This one definitely was not. Disclaimer: we booked 2 back to back tours thru Amazing Asia who subcontracted tours to Good Times Travel. This was 2nd day, if we could have cancelled after the 1st 1/2 day Kanchanaburi city tour without penalty we would have. FOLLOW-UP/SUPPLEMENT: After posting these comments I received a call from a representative of Amazing Asia Tours apologizing & informing me that this is not how they operate their tours. He indicated in my case they used a local operator in Kanchanaburi but would reevaluate this relationship because this is not how they conduct business. Offered to reimburse me 50% for both tours, if I added follow-up comments or deleted my 1 star review. I am still waiting for the refund, but trust they will honor the agreement and future private tours to these sites are ‘value add’ as we expected and he indicated they expect as well.
          Written March 10, 2024
        • totoramm
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing private tour experience
          The tour guide Thanya and Driver were amazing. Very helpful and informative. The private van was superb, comfortable and luxurious. Thanya took great care of us and helped us take amazing photos. The views are beautiful and we learnt a lot about Thai Culture and Cuisine. The weather was very hot but the air conditioning and chilled water inside the van made us feel so relaxed and comfortable. We had a wonderful family trip.
          Written February 28, 2024
        • mariedrosslerova
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great trip
          Amazing tour with great guide, spacious car. We enjoyed all stops that we made, especially train ride and helfire pass were top.
          Written February 28, 2024
        • RickRock1983
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A perfect tour for British Commonwealth Tourists with an interest in the WWII history of the Death Railway
          A fabulous day excursion which we would recommend to anyone, particularly to anyone with interest in the Second World War in the Far East. Our Driver and Guide were excellent; knowledgeable and helpful, and importantly always ready with cold water or a cooling towel when returning to the minibus. To travel some of the track laid by the allied servicemen and civilians was very moving, and gave spectacular views of the river and an insight into the hardships suffered during its build. The stop at the CWGC cemetery in Kanchanburi made one realise that the many who died on the railway were real people with families and regional contacts from all the many services, and regionally based regiments who fought in World War Two. The tour also gave us the opportunity to get out of the Bangkok bright lights and get a feel for the Thai countryside and its people. We would recommend though, one significant change to the itinerary. While the trip to the JEATH Museum was interesting (a reconstruction of an accommodation hut with many photos) it really should be replaced by a visit to theThailand-Burma Railway Centre, more commonly known as the 'Death Railway Museum and Research Centre', adjacent to the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Kanchanburi which was part of the tour. This is a very well presented and informative museum with many more times the information and artefacts than the JEATH. We were lucky in that we were the only two on the trip and thus were allowed to briefly visit this Museum (at our own small expense) and contact with the curator who could tell us more of the personal history of my wife's father, who worked on the railway, absolutely made our entire holiday to Bangkok.
          Written February 26, 2024
        • madeleine O
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Personalised, informative and friendly
          Our full day personal trip to the war museum, the bridge over the River Kwai and then to Erawan national park and waterfalls was outstanding. Our tour guide, Ken, and our driver were excellent. Very friendly and informative. They couldn't do enough to help us and made our trip very memorable. I would 100% recommend this luxurious way of travelling.
          Written February 20, 2024
        • Tram N
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Ayutthaya with Jill was #1
          What a great tour! Jill was our guide and she was absolutely wonderful. So kind and knowledgeable. We learned so much history while on this tour. She was very attentive and was able to read social cues. The lunch spot was so good! Definitely recommend the shrimp and chicken pineapple fried rice. We were picked up from our hotel at 8:30am and dropped off by 3:00pm. We stopped at the stops and were relieved it didn’t take 8-9 hours since it was so hot and humid. Absolutely enjoyed our day on this tour with Jill. Thank you so much!
          Written February 17, 2024
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