Rundtur i mindre grupp till stora palatset med kryssning på ”konungarnas flod” i Bangkok
From one beautiful temple to another, you’ll move on to Wat Po, another temple that is integral to the Buddhist religion in Thailand. It’s home to the infamous golden reclining Buddha and is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. This is one of the most popular things to do in Bangkok, and with our local guide to take your through the temples, you’ll hear all the secret stories and local knowledge about the place.
You’ll continue on this tour by walking down to the Chao Phraya River, or River of Kings, where you’ll board a longtail boat. The name of the river perfectly reflects this part of the tour; you’ll feel like royalty on your relaxing journey down the River of Kings! This is the reason why Bangkok is known as the ‘Venice of the East’, and you’ll explore this nickname further on this Bangkok boat tour as you glide through the network of ‘khlongs’, or canals. Many of the khlongs have been filled in over the years and converted into roads. These roads have turned into little Thai communities, and as you swoop through the waters you’ll discover insights into these little communities. This area of Bangkok feels like a world away from the busy streets and chaos, so this Bangkok canals tour is a welcome break from the bustling city centre!
Your tour will finish up as you glide back into port, from where you can continue to explore or your local guide will be happy to give you directions back to your accommodation. This tour shows you a truly unique side of the city that you won’t find on any of the other day tours in Bangkok, and it gives you the opportunity to visit both famous sights and hidden spots, exploring them through the eyes of a local.
- Local guide
- Entrance fees
- Longtail boat ride
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and drink
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 6 years
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Dress standard: Dress requirements to enter the Grand Palace are very strict. Please ensure you wear dark colored pants or skirts that are ankle length and a dark colored t-shirt, shirt or blouse and covered shoes are suitable. A respectable black or white collared shirt is what the Thais wear. If you are unable to wear black you can pin a black bow tie on your arm which we can source and supply FOC to the passengers. Please note the authorities will likely deny the entire group entry if anyone is not dressed appropriately
- Closure of sites: The route of the klong (canal) tour may change depending on the water levels in individual klongs
- All travelers are required to show their passports to enter the Grand Palace. Note that if you do not bring your passport on the tour, you may be denied entry onto the palace grounds.
- Note that the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple will be closed from October 1 to October 30, to prepare for the royal funeral of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. During this time, we will replace these stops with a visit to Wat Arun and lunch (included in tour price).
This was not my first trip to Thailand and I have been on plenty of tours so my feedback comes from experience in Thailand. For the price of this tour, Bangkok Grand Palace and River of Kings CanaI Cruise, I expected more. Catching the local bus and walking were fine, but for the high price I am unclear as to why a Tuk-Tuk was not part of the package. Additionally, this tour lacked ‘perks’ I’ve experienced with other tour packages ( that cost less)...cold clothes to cool off with, free water at designated points, and a sampling of local food. They were not mentioned but would have made the tour more complete. There was nothing on this tour that made it especially memorable (with exception of my friendly and personable guide). Tourists-Save yourself the money and take a Tuk-Tuk to the Grand Palace and right next door to the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Additionally, you can get a canal cruise (located just opposite the Grand Palace) super cheap. Recommendations for Tour operators: Know you have stiff competition in Bangkok and give your customers an experience! Start with water and a snack!
Pam was a great guide and had much knowledge plus very friendly. This is a great way to see the Grand Palace as well as the river and canals.
Sean was a great guide, very informative and entertaining. We thouroughly enjoyed the tour.
This tour covers a lot of ground and is very tiring due to the heat and the crowds. Make sure that you take plenty of water. Our guide was very informative. Make sure that you allow plenty of time to get to the meeting point because of the Bangkok traffic.
Truly amazing sights , temples and monuments and one of the highlights of our trip
This tour was so incredible! There were only 3 of us on the tour it was so delightful. This was our first day in Bangkok and it felt like we had a personal tour guide telling us everything we needed to know. The knowledge of the temples were exceptional and overall just a wonderful experience.
This tour was amazing!