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Sukhothai: Historical Park & Countryside Cycling Tour

1. Sukhothai: Historical Park & Countryside Cycling Tour

Witness many aspects of rural life in Thailand and explore the famous ruins of Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this full-day guided bike tour. Benefit from included pickup and drop-off within 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) of Sukhothai, and savor an included lunch at a local restaurant. Your experienced English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel at around 8:15 AM. The cycling tour itself starts from a small village on Sukhothai's outskirts known as Ban Khuai. From there, pedal through a quiet village to enjoy the scenery of the beautiful area, then take a dirt road passing through endless rice paddies with beautiful views of the Kao Laung Mountain. As you go, interact with local people, where possible. You may even have the chance to participate in planting next season's crops. Make a stop at the wood furniture factory to see how the local carpenter produces great works before continuing your journey along small irrigation canals (Klong Mae Lampan) that pass through rural villages. Arriving at Sukhothai's Eastern Gate, marvel at the beautiful Buddhist and Hindu architecture, and be exposed to some of the country's most stunning craftsmanship from a period known as Thailand's Golden Era. With your guide, learn about Sukhothai's history and complex architecture, as well as the story of Buddhism in Thailand. Stop for lunch at a local Thai restaurant, then continue your cycling tour to visit the south area before heading back to your hotel.

Sukhothai: 2.5-Hours Guided Countryside Sunset Bike Tour

2. Sukhothai: 2.5-Hours Guided Countryside Sunset Bike Tour

Meet your guide at your hotel and cycle out of town into the countryside. Bike along the Klong Mae Lampan irrigation canals and through a small rural village, where you will make a stop at a local wood-carving factory. At the factory, you will have the chance to learn about traditional Thai carving techniques and the materials utilized in this art form. Meet the workers and see their beautiful pieces in different stages of production. You will then continue down a dirt track surrounded by rice paddies with impressive views of the Khao Luang mountains. Witness a sunset over the rice paddies with the mountains making for a stunning backdrop. After the tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Sukhothai town.

From Chiang Mai: Customize Your Own Sukhothai Heritage Tour

3. From Chiang Mai: Customize Your Own Sukhothai Heritage Tour

Customize your own adventure as you go on a 12-hour trip from Chiang Mai to Sukothai. Take control as your driver takes you to your favourite sites, such as the giant Buddha at Wat Si Chum or the ancient temple of Wat Chang Lom. Choose to have your own guide travel alongside you. Design your own tour as you choose up to 4 attractions you want to visit and how long you wish to stay there. Benefit from a professional driver who will pick you up at your hotel. Have the option of bringing along your own personal guide who speaks English, German, or Spanish. Take your pick of hotspots in Sukhothai. Visit Sukhothai Historical Park, where you can see the display of artifacts in Ramkhamhaeng National Museum. Stare at the amazing giant Buddha statue surrounded by high stone walls in Wat Si Chum.  Gaze at the Buddha statue on a pedestal, surrounded by ponds at Wat Traphang Ngoen. Admire 134 monuments from the past at Si Satchanalai Historical Park. Explore Wat Chang Lom Ancient Remains, home to a temple where 32 elephant sculptures surround the main structure.

Sukhothai: Half-Day Countryside Bike Tour

4. Sukhothai: Half-Day Countryside Bike Tour

Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Sukhothai's city center, and set off on a half-day cycling adventure. After getting kitted out with a mountain bike with 24 gears and front suspension and your helmet, begin peddling through the spectacular rural countryside.  First, visit the quaint visit of Ban Khuai for the opportunity to see how local people live. Make stops to greet the locals and get a sense of Thai culture and traditions. Next, cycle along the irrigation canal and make a stop to visit the local wood furniture workshop and learn about how these incredible pieces are made. Then, take a dirt road that passes through beautiful rice paddies. Alongside the spectacular scenery, witness many aspects of rural life in Thailand while interacting with local people when possible. You may have the chance to participate in planting next season's crops depending on the time of your visit. Also, get the chance to see how traditional rice whiskey is produced, of course, with the chance to taste some if you so wish. Once the tour is finished, return back to your hotel in the afternoon to enjoy your leisure time. The tour is designed for those who are interested in learning about Thai culture and traditions in the rural countryside.

Sukhothai Airport: Private Transfer to/from Sukhothai City

5. Sukhothai Airport: Private Transfer to/from Sukhothai City

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer between Sukhothai Airport and your accommodation in Sukhothai city center or old town. Choose from a 1-way service to or from the airport. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrival lobby with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a delayed flight. Save yourself the trouble of negotiating taxi prices and take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 20 reviews

This was the best tour we've done while in Thailand. Jip (owner) and his staff were amazing from the beginning to the end. they picked us up at our resort, provided everyone with endless amounts of water throughout the day and pristine bikes for use. He took us to his village, explaining rice fields and the agriculture in Sukhothai. afterwards we met locals and also went to a carpentry co-op. in the neighbourhood. at the onset of the park, we had a picnic with goodies and drinks, while explaining the temple we ate at. Jip took us to the old park taking time to explain in depth the temples and their history. what stood out the most was how much he and his staff cared about everyone and everything they do. the lunch was at an amazing local restaurant. we were going to Chiang Mai the next day and Jip purchased our tickets for us to ensure we had a spot on the bus! can't say enough about how amazing him and this experience was. If I could give 10 stars, I would! a must do in sukhothai!!

I am so glad i have booked this tour instead of doing it all on my own. Not only did Meow tell us all about the history of Sukhothai, we also cycled around some villages first which was a very nice start to the tour. Meow tood us about the village life, the rice fields and we visited a wood/furniture making house in the village. Of course we also visited the sights in the historical park which made up the main tour. Great combination of cycling and learning! The food was also very delicious! And there was water for the heat. Also as a solo traveler can recommend 100%, great vibe within the group.

One of the best excursions in our Thailand trip! The guide is a person who loves his job but above all loves his land and has managed to convey his passion, giving not only information on the historical park, but also on the life of the population of Sukhothai. The whole tour was perfectly organized: from the pick-up at the hotel to the picnic, from lunch (continuous renewal of the bottles of water) to the tour of the historical park. Not to be missed!

Thank you for such a wonderful day today with Meow! She was the perfect tour guide for the temples and was great to see the village as well. It was also a very fun day! Thanks again! I will recommend you to friends and people I meet on my travels!

Exceptionally experienced Guides that care. I rate them 100+%