Bangkok Canals Tour

Bangkok City Discovery Tours

Bangkok's charming riverside is brimming with stories to tell. On this morning tour, a long-tailed speedboat whisks you down the Chao Phraya River and canals (khlongs) of Thonburi – the original site where Bangkok was founded, before King Rama I moved the capital's epicentre across the river to the Rattanakosin Island.

Immerse yourself in the picturesque riverside scenery, as you drift past stilted wooden homes, 'floating kitchens', mobile shops, colonial mansions and all kinds of colourful culture along the riverfront, before stopping at the enchanting Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun).

The trip passes the Royal Barges Museum, housing the eight elaborately decked longboats used in the highly ceremonial and rare Royal Barge Procession. With the combined tour, experience the above plus a trip to the Grand Palace, which reveals the splendour of early Rattanakosin architecture as well as Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew).


 
Klongs Tour
08:30 - 11:00

One of the best ways to explore Bangkok is by boat. A cruise along the Chao Phraya River and the canals of Thonburi on the west side of the river reveal scenes at odds with the bustling, modern inner city.

Visitors get a glimpse of the serene and simple lifestyle of riverbank dwellers. This picturesque view is what earned Bangkok the title "Venice of the East." En route, stop at Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), one of the most attractive temples in Thailand where you can climb the steps to enjoy the view.  

Special Rates
Thonburi Klongs Tour
Rates per person in Thai Baht
Joining Tour Price Private Groups Price
1,110 1 Pax 2-3 Pax 4-6 Pax 7-9 Pax
4,335 2,240 1,550 1,105
Restriction:
  • Minimum 2 Pax
  • Rates are valid until 31 March 2015 and beyond unless stated otherwise.
  • A minimum of two people are required to join the tour.
  • Tour transfers are only offered within central Bangkok. Hotels outside of the city are not covered by a transfer service and guests will be required to find their own way to the meeting point.
  • Child rates are applicable for 2 children between 2 - 11 years if accompanied by 2 full paying passengers.
 
Klongs Tour & Grand Palace
07:00-12:30

If you're short on time, you might consider combining a temple visit with the Grand Palace. Bangkok's most famous landmark – and the spiritual heart of Thai people – the Grand Palace is a former residence of the Kings of Thailand. You will see a number of elaborate buildings and structures inside, including the Reception Palace, the Funeral Palace, The Throne Hall and the beautiful revered Temple of the Emerald Buddha.

Special Rates
Thonburi Klongs plus Grand Palace
Rates per person in Thai Baht
Joining Tour Price Private Groups Price
2,435 1 Pax 2 Pax 3-5 Pax 6-14 Pax
4,775 2,930 2,088 1,800
Restriction:
  • Minimum 2 Pax
  • Rates are valid until 31 October 2015 and beyond unless stated otherwise.
  • Grand Palace will close on Nov 08 2014
  • A minimum of two people are required to join the tour.
  • Tour transfers are only offered within central Bangkok. Hotels outside of the city are not covered by a transfer service and guests will be required to find their own way to the meeting point.
  • Child rates are applicable for 2 children between 2 - 11 years if accompanied by 2 full paying passengers.
Time

Klong Tour - 08:30 - 11:00
Klong Tour & Grand Palace - 07:00-12:30

Additional Information

Includes

- Air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking guide 
- Admission fee as mentioned on this program 
- Transfers from/to hotel

Excludes

- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, insurance, etc
- Other services not mentioned on this programme
- Meal

Remarks

- Child fares are applicable for a child between 2 and 11 years old only if accompanied by two adults
- Join-in tour requires a minimum of two persons to depart 
- As palaces and temples are sacred places, please dress politely. No Shorts or sleeveless shirts. A hat, cap and an umbrella may be helpful. Certain buildings may be closed on public holidays and during royal ceremonies. Camera may not used inside the buildings. Wear any comfortable walking shoes (easy to put on and take off).

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