Explore Bangkok's historic districts on 2 wheels and its winding canals by boat on this journey into the heart and soul of the city. Catch a traditional puppet show, dine on Thai cuisine at a waterfront eatery, and visit ancient temples along the way.
Meet up at a shop near Khao San Road to get fitted for a bike and listen to a short safety briefing. Once you're all set, ride off behind your guide down small lanes and alleys, cycling through Rattanakosin Island to a pier on the banks of the Chao Phraya. Board a canal boat to drift down the river and into the waterways that lead to Wat Kuhasawan, where you disembark and jump back on your bike.
Pedal to an ancient trading community as your guide shares the history of these riverside settlements, which formed where merchants gathered to buy goods coming to market from outlying farms, and admire the elegant ruins of still-standing temples. Refuel over lunch at an eatery near the Bang Luang Canal, and then make your way to a 200-year-old wooden house, where a group of artists perform a show that combines traditional Khon dance and unique puppeteering to tell stories from ancient epics.
From there, bike to Wat Hongrattanaram, a shrine devoted to the first king of Bangkok. Your next stop is at the Chinese-Thai temple of Wat Kalayanamit, where you can see Bangkok's first Chinatown as well as the largest Buddhist image in the city. Cross back over the Chao Phraya by ferry, ride past the Grand Palace into the royal ceremonial grounds at Sanam Luang, and wind up at the shop to drop off your bike and continue your evening's adventures on your own.