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Board a longtail boat for a journey along the Chao Phraya River (River of Kings) and explore the canals of Bangkok. Your half-day tour includes cultural highlights of the Thai capital such as the majestic Grand Palace where you can view the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew. You’ll also visit Wat Pho, a temple that houses the Reclining Buddha. Numbers are limited to 12 for a small-group experience.


  • Explore the canals and the inspiring temples of Bangkok on this majestic tour
  • Visit the Grand Palace and see the Reclining Buddha at Wat Po
  • Travel by longtail boat through the canals of Bangkok, also known as the "Venice of the East"
  • Traveling in a small-group, maximum 12 passengers, allowing a unique and intimate experience

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What You Can Expect

Bangkok Grand Palace and River of Kings Canal Cruise Small-Group Tour

Bangkok Grand Palace and River of Kings Canal Cruise Small Group Tour

After meeting your guide you’ll board a longtail boat for a trip down the Chao Phraya River, translated as the River of Kings. Explore the khlongs (canals) of Bangkok and get a glimpse into the past as you learn about what was once a vast network providing transport throughout the city once known as the ‘'Venice of the East.’

After the boat journey, continue on with a walk to Wat Pho for a guided tour of this impressive temple complex, which lies at the heart of Buddhism in Thailand. Home to the Reclining Buddha, the largest reclining Buddha image in Bangkok, Wat Pho was the country’s first public university and still functions as a center of learning for traditional Thai massage and medicines.

Your half-day tour concludes at the Grand Palace, which formerly served as the official residence of the King of Siam. Follow your guide on foot through the complex, built in 1782, and stand in awe before the revered Emerald Buddha — Thailand’s holiest religious statue carved from jade — housed in Wat Phra Kaew.

Afterward, you can continue exploring on your own, or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Camilla G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We were lucky to get a private tour - great guide. Can recommend

Melissa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was great! Tour guide was great!

Mimmo l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour guide and wonderful experience!!! Her name was PAM and she was so informative!!

SmokeLeez Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A lot of Fun!
Excellent Tour and Tour Guide/Staff. So informative, friendly, and passionate. Worth Every Penny!!
A must do when visiting Bangkok. Great way to get your bearings.

Graham F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great guide, she made everything very easy and very interesting. A lot of walking.....

eric p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The guide was very good

Ruth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The guide was fantastic. He took me soo many pictures and very knowledgeable about Buddhism . The Palace was a dream! Highly recomended

salawatiwong Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

4 things we love about this tour! 1 The guide - Our guide arrived promptly at meeting point and i asked if we could take a tuk tuk to the grand palace as my husband has never taken one and he was very kind in obliging. 2 The grand palace is gorgeously magnificent! i have been to Bangkok like over 5 times and never once thought something so beautiful was hiding in the midst of this city. 3 The reclining Buddha was huge and beautiful! 4 Loved the long-tail canal ride - it was so fun! The overall experience was just fantastic and well-worth the money.

Dieter W H USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This entire tour was great, so much to see in so little time, you need 3 days to see it, but the experience with our guide was great, she did not rush, was patient and explained and answered all of our questions, again love the idea of small group and feel it was personable for us. Great job and tour

Andre M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great tour!

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