Pre-symposium Technical Tour

Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Khao Yai - Chanthaburi

(Minimum 20 persons and maximum 40 persons)

The 3-day-3-night tour takes participants to several tropical fruit orchards as well as cultural attractions in the Central, Northeastern and Eastern Thailand. Participants will first meet in Bangkok and then travel by air-conditioned buses to Ayutthaya, a former capital of Thailand and a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Participants will visit historic ruins of the city that preceded Bangkok as the capital of Thailand as well as enjoy an elephant ride. The tour will then travel through Khao Yai, the oldest National Park in Thailand and another UNESCO World Heritage Site.  In additional to visiting several orchards in the area, the tour will visit a renowned Pak Thong Chai Silk Village, where traditional craft of silk-making is still preserved.  Then, the tour will travel along a scenic route heading to Eastern Thailand where we will visit Mushroom Orchard in Wan Nam Kiew, an area regarded as "ozone source No. 7 in the world". From there, the tour will travel to Chanthaburi, the site of the symposium, while making stops at exotic tropical fruit orchards along the way.

The tour fee includes 3 nights of hotel room (18-19-20 May 2012), all meals and snacks during the trip, transportation by air-conditioned buses, and all entrance fees at various attractions.

The tour fee includes 3 nights hotel room (18-19-20 May 2012) with breakfast, transportation by air-conditioned bus, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, en-route snack and entrance fee.

Cost per person :

(A fee of US$ 50 will be charged for late registration- After 15 March 2012)

The tour requires at least 20 participants to go ahead and a maximum of 40 people.

The tentative tour program is given below:

Friday 18 May 2012

Participants arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on their own schedule and travel by shuttle bus to Dusit Princess Sri Nakarin Hotel  (Room provided)

53 Srinakarin Road, Nongbon, Pravet, Bangkok 10250

Telephone : 66 2 721-8400

20:30  Introduction to the tour

Saturday 19 May 2012

7:30  Departure from Dusit Princess Sri Nakarin

9:30  Visit Ayutthaya–a UNESCO World Heritage site – and elephant riding

12:00  Lunch 

14:00  Visit raised bed Oil Palm Plantation at Saraburi

15:30  Travel to Khao Yai, Pak Chong District, Nakorn Ratchasima

17:30  Check in Juldis Khao Yai Resort Hotel

Sunday 20 May 2012

7:30  Departure from Hotel

8:00  Visit Custard Apple Orchard

9:30  Travel to Pak Thong Chai

11:30  Visit Pak Thong Chai Silk Village

12:30  Lunch

14:00  Visit Mushroom Orchard, Wan Nam Kiew

16:00  Leave for Prachin Buri

18:00  Check into Tawa Ravadee Resort

Monday 21 May 2012

7:30  Departure from Hotel

8.00  Visit Pomelo Orchard

10:00  Leave for Chanthaburi

12:00  Lunch

14:00  Visit Longan Orchard

17:30  Check in at Maneechan Resort

(Room not included)

US$ 550 for single occupancy room

US$ 450 for double occupancy room