‘Once as a River Boy’ will bring you to journey through the important river route of Rayong province called Prasae river and the ancient village living with the sufficient economy concept named Thale Noi village. Grab your once-in-a-lifetime moment to be a river boy by participating many local activities relating to river lifestyle just as a river boy do!
Meals as listed in the itinerary (Breakfast 1 / Lunch 2 / Dinner 1)
Transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
Accommodations as listed in the itinerary
Activities as listed in the itinerary
Learn the history of Ban Thale Noi, the ancient village
Travel by tram to Wat Ratchabanlang Pradittawararam
Learn how to make baked banana
Sail along Prasae River
Visit Remembrance Lhuang Prasae Battleship
Visit Pak Nam Prasae Museum
Learn how to Yok Yor or catching krill with net
Jaeng Lon cooking class
Pluchea tea workshop
This is a join tour minimum 4 persons for this tour, it may not run if there are not enough people registered
Meet at the meeting point. Get ready to experience Rayong river lifestyle.
Starting at Thale Noi village, an ancient village believed to settled since late Ayuthaya period.
Learn the history of the community at Ban Thale Noi Knowledge Centre.
Traveling by tram to Wat Ratchabanlang Pradittawararam, an ancient temple of the community with long history. It once served as lodging for King Taksin’s army during the siege of Chantaboon. Pay respect to Luang Phor Onk Wai situated in the over-300-year-old chapel.
Lunch with dishes cooked with rough cocklebur, local vegetable used in many dishes.
Learn how to make baked banana, the famous local product. Learn how to grow rough cocklebur, local vegetable used in many local dishes. Learn how to make a model of a castle from bamboo.
Sail along Prasae River. See river lifestyle.
Leave for Prasae, Rayong Province.
Arrive at Prasae, Rayong Province. Learn about the mangrove forest, home of various animals, living proofs of the forest fertility.
See Sunset on Prasae Sin Bridge surrounded by lush green forest where you get the best view of Prasae river mouth.
Travel to lodging.
Wake up to see river lifestyle. See the village’s morning market and give alms to monks.
Travel to Remembrance Lhuang Prasae Battleship. See WWII battleship.
Rake for clams. Learn fisherman lifestyle.
Back to lodging. Shower.
Visit Pak Nam Prasae Museum, showcasing the lifestyle and traditions of ancient Prasae people that has been lost in time.
Enjoy Yok Yor activity. Learn how to Yok Yor or catching krill with net to be made into Prasae’s famous krill paste.
Cook Jaeng Lon, delicious local dish similar to fired patty, but the patty was grilled instead of frying resulting in an oil-free dish for heathy foodies.
Indian pluchea tea activity. Learn about the history and nature of tea. Learn how to make Indian pluchea tea.
Leave the village.
Journey safely home.
Support community-based tourism in Thailand
Tourism Authority of Thailand has created a campaign "Once as a Tourist" for promoting 23 travel routes, included 42 communities, in 15 provinces. By expecting to push up community-based Tourism in Thailand.