The canals of Bangkok hold a wealth of possibilities for exploration beyond the usual sights of the city, and this tour lets you find them all. Join a personal guide and venture deep into the culture and livelihood that frames the world of the locals who still call these waterways home.
Your guide and driver meet you in the lobby of your hotel to show you to the main boat pier along the Chao Phraya River, where a traditional long-tail boat awaits. Start the journey by crossing the river tovisit a 200-year-old Chinese shrine near Wat Anongkharam and get a look at the amazing detail in its stylish decor.
Next, sail upstream to see a memorial museum that commemorates Thailand's late Queen Mother, converted from the house where she lived. Follow the river to the Church of Santa Cruz, which dates back to the early contacts between the Portuguese and the former kingdom of Siam. Walk around the village of Kudi Chin and learn about the baking techniques used to make bread and snacks before you head back to our boat.
At Wat Rakang, you get a look at the former house of King Rama I and admire its unique, triplex scripture hall. After you visit a few more historical sites around the temple, your journey ends at the Phatravadee Theatre, a small theatre that hosts private Thai classical performances in a beautiful riverfront setting. Have lunch at the nearby Supatra River House before the boat carries you back towards your hotel.