Meet a driver at your hotel for a 7am departure, then leave the city for a landscape of quiet canals, farm fields, and villages in the Gulf of Thailand. Trade the air-conditioned vehicle for a longtail boat, and continue through winding canals that were once the primary means of transport in this area. Disembark at the Damnoen Saduak floating market, where vendors bring bright fruits and vegetables, handicrafts, and household goods to sell from small boats.
After some time to shop and take photographs, hop on a bike for an easy-going ride along country roads, covering between 18- and 22-miles (29- to 35-km) of terrain. The route’s been specially designed to avoid main roads, is almost entirely flat, and you’ll have a break for lunch in a riverside restaurant.
Stop to see some of the temples along the way, including Wat Amphawan Chetiyaram and the quirky See Wat Bang Kung temple, which is held up by a huge banyan tree. You’ll also see Wat Bang Kae Noi, whose carved panels depict the story of the Buddha’s enlightenment. Following the bike ride, meet back up with the driver for the return trip to Bangkok, where you’ll arrive back at your hotel around 5pm.