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  • Location:Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration:9-10 hours

Bangkok in Motion: City Tour by Skytrain, Boat and Tuk Tuk

This full-day tour takes you to city highlights via public transport: skytrain, 'tuk tuk' (motorized rickshaw), public boat on the Chao Phraya River and shuttle boat via a historical ‘klong’ (canal). Visit Wat Pho, home of the reclining Buddha, and the nearby Grand Palace with its revered Emerald Buddha. Continue to Ban Batra Alley for monk’s alms bowls making and the Jim Thompson House, with the option of joining your guide for an early morning stroll in Lumpini Park. Receive personal attention on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.


  • Full-day Bangkok sightseeing by public transportation
  • Discover the bustling capital city by skytrain, tuk tuk and on foot
  • Ride a public boat on the Chao Phraya River and a commuter shuttle boat on the klong
  • Choose the option of rising earlier for a morning stroll in Lumpini Park (also known as Bangkok’s Central Park)
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 ensures a more personalized experience with your knowledgeable local guide

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What You Can Expect

Bangkok in Motion: City Tour by Skytrain, Boat and Tuk Tuk

Bangkok in Motion: City Tour by Skytrain, Boat and Tuk Tuk

Tour Bangkok exclusively by public transportation and experience the Thai capital from a different point of view!

Option 1: Early Morning Walk in Lumpini Park plus Full-Day Tour
Your guide meets you at your city hotel in the early morning for a walk to Lumpini Park. Take a stroll through Bangkok’s Central Park for an authentic glimpse of local life, and watch groups doing their morning exercises, including tai chi, yoga and aerobic dance. Enjoy the greenery, against a backdrop of skyscrapers in the heart of Thailand’s metropolis, before continuing your full-day tour by public transportation.' (See full-day tour option for details.)

Option 2: Full-Day Tour without Morning Walk
If you didn't rise extra early for your optional walk, meet your guide at your hotel in the morning. Start your day of sightseeing with a stroll to the nearest station of the Bangkok Mass Transit System, commonly known as the BTS or skytrain.

Your short ride by skytrain offers the best views of Bangkok’s downtown en route to the terminal station of Saphan Taksin, located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Here, board a public boat to Tha Thien pier where you disembark to visit Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha. Marvel at Bangkok’s largest Buddha statue, which reaches 150 feet (46 meters) in length.

Follow up with a visit to the Grand Palace, Thailand’s most famous royal monument that was once the official home of the kings of Siam. Housed within the ornate Wat Phra Kaew you’ll find the most revered Buddha image in Thailand: the Emerald Buddha.

Enjoy lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant near the palace before venturing on foot — or tuk tuk — to Soi Ban Batra, where a handicraft family is famed for the art making monk’s alms bowls and selling them. Then head back to Ratchadamnoen Avenue, a historic road referred to as the Thai Champs Elysées, where you’ll get in another tuk tuk to reach the historical klong, Saen Saeb.

Board the klong’s commuter shuttle for a boat ride across Bangkok to the west. Disembark for a short walk from the Ratchathewi boat station to visit the Jim Thompson House, a museum located in the former home of the Thai Silk Company's founder. The complex boasts six traditional Thai-style houses built of teak, and features a fine collection of arts and antiques.

After your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to stay and shop in one of the five large shopping complexes in the area — MBK, Siam Square, Siam Center, Siam Discovery and Siam Paragon — or simply return to your hotel by skytrain, accompanied by your guide.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Ken our tour guide was amazing! Gives you so much info

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent tour!!! Try to do this the first day in Bangkok. This will help you understand the public transport system Taxi, Skytrain, Boat and Tuk-Tuk which will make it easier to travel through the city for the remainder of your stay. The temples were mesmerising. The guide was very friendly and knew a lot about the history of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fabulous tour and Nat our guide was wonderful. He was a great source of information and nothing was too much trouble. Great way to see some of the sights and the city without getting too exhausted. Also gives you an idea how the city is laid out and how to get around. If you get Nat as your guide you are on to a real winner. He paced the tour to suit us and was very friendly and chatty. Would thoroughly recommend this tour. It's fun and exciting as well as informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our guide was Phanom and was excellent. My husband and I were the only two in the tour, so it was like having a private tour. Phanom took us to all of the major sites by using different modes of transportation. We ate at a small restaurant which served authentic Thai food, which was wonderful! We saw parts of Bangkok that we would not have been able to see if we had not taken this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

perfect tour if you have only 1 day to discover the most relevant place

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A very good way to see some of the points of interest in Bangkok. The trip was well organised and our guide was super. It was great to see Bangkok on the move.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Amazing tour of the major sights of bangkok with ms wan pen our tour guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great introduction to Bangkok. The tour guide was amazing, informative, profetional and so helpful. He made our day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

What can we say..............excellent from start to finish and our guide was amazing!! Jonny was very informative and tailored the tour to suit us as there was only the two of us - we wouldn't have managed to see and experience as many sights in the time available without him. This tour is well worth the money and comes highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This was a great tour. There was only two us us and Our guide changed things to custom make it for us. One guide two people great.

Should say there was a lot of walking, we were ok, but should be put on web page as many folks may not be able to walk this much in the heat.

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