Bangkok, Thailand

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Time3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English

Overview

Experience a half-day Bangkok canal tour along the Chao Phraya River, the city’s aquatic roadway, including stops at two of the city’s most famous sights and a chance to observe daily life of residents living near the Thai capital’s many canals (also called 'khlongs'). Admire the gorgeous decadence of Bangkok’s Grand Palace, home of the revered Emerald Buddha, and take in the incredible Wat Arun, one of Bangkok’s most iconic temples. The tour includes pick-up at select hotels, air-conditioned transport, river cruise, local guide and entrance fees.
  • Cruise along the Chao Phraya River admiring the family homes and temples dotted along the waterways
  • Stroll through the grounds of the Grand Palace and have an opportunity to see the most holy and revered Emerald Buddha
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Hotel pickup included (selected hotels only)
The Bangkok canal tour is perfect introduction to the daily rituals, Buddhist temples and cultural monuments that form the heart of this Southeast Asian capital. Start your Bangkok canal tour with pick-up from most centrally-located hotels, after which you’ll meet the other participants at a central departure point. 
Your cruising tour begins with a riverside stop at Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of the Dawn, perhaps the most famous of Bangkok’s many Buddhist temples and monasteries. Many visitors remark that the temple gives off a sublime iridescent glow as it reflects the early morning sunlight.
Hop back on your river boat as you make your way to the next stop, using the transit time to observe daily life on the Bangkok river system that some describe as the “Venice of the East.” Check out the cozy wood houses lining the intricate network of canals, and watch Thai locals as they ferry a cornucopia of goods like rice along the waterway. 
Your next stop is at the Thai capital’s Grand Palace complex. Meander through the Palace’s stunning grounds, admiring the intricate gold-covered buildings that dot the complex, and visit the temple housing the sacred Emerald Buddha, carved from a single piece of jade. Conclude your river excursion at Bangkok’s Gems Gallery, one of the world’s largest jewelry shopping centers, where you can shop for exquisite custom made items.

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l
, Feb 2018

OUR EXPERIENCE IN BANGKOK WAS MAGNIFICENT!! FROM THE CANAL CRUISE TOUR TO THE GRAND PALACE and WAT ARUN TOUR IS A MUST EXPERIENCE WHEN VISITING BANGKOK, THAILAND. WE HAVE ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH. THE TOUR GUIDE WAS VERY INFORMATIVE and PROFESSIONAL.

R
, Dec 2016

Great trip with a fantastic tour guide. Khun Yelly was very knowledgable and incredibly sweet. She knew all of the good spots for photos, and even took time to teach our kids about everything, to include folding the lotus flowers for offerings. This tour included all of the highlights, and Yelly's expertise helped us navigate the temple entrances with ease. So much better than trying to do it ourselves. And glad we went in the morning, before it got too hot.

M
, Dec 2016

This was a great tour. Was picked up on time and taken to the dock for boat cruise. The cruise was interesting in the sense that it showed me the reality of the day-to-day lives that people in Bangkok live. My tour guide was nice and I saw the Temple of the Emerald Buddha as well as the most important rooms in the Grand Palace. Wat Arun was a little steep to climb especially for a person with size 13 shoes going up was fine, but coming down I had to slide down on my butt since that was the most effective way. The tour guide was great at relaying to me the history of Bangkok and the cultural significance of the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Overall, not to be missed!

D
, Sep 2016

This tour was amazing!

K
, Jun 2016

This tour was fantastic the canal trip was great our guide was very knowledgeable, about
bangkok and the palace. A must if it is your first time in Bangkok

C
, Jun 2016

Have taken the tours with Viator while in Italy and this one was as expected, great guide and pickup and dropoff was easy. It was nice to have a personal guide going through the Grand Palace. He stood in line to purchase both tickets to each venue and was very informative. The canal cruise was a nice added touch to arriving at each of the venues. I would definitely recommend this tour. For the Grand Palace, check to make sure that there is no holiday the day after your tour, because they close the palace where the Emerald Buddha is located and we missed seeing it,

D
, Mar 2016

The palace was great, but we had a real problem understanding our guide's English. The canal cruise part of the tour was OK, but nothing special.

K
, Feb 2016

The guide made us all to wait for half an hour in the Palace before taking the entry tickets which he could have arranged earlier to avoid the waiting.

K
, Jan 2016

An exhilarating trip on the canal with some interesting sights. The temples were wonderful, but very crowded although our guide did exceptionally well

S
, Jan 2016

Very good.


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