• Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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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.

Note that the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple will be closed from October 1 to October 30, to prepare for the royal funeral of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. During this time, we will replace these stops with a visit to Wat Arun and lunch (included in tour price).


  • 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'
  • Enjoy an intimate experience with a small group limited to 12 people

What You Can Expect

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

River of Kings Canal Cruise

After meeting your guide you’ll board a local bus to 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.

Continue on with a walk to Wat Pho for a guided tour of this impressive temple complex. 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.

Next up is 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, your half-day tour concludes at the pier. From here, you can continue exploring on your own or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Karen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was amazing!

Merlyn D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Good tour! Great Guide! Thank you Pam !


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Truly amazing sights , temples and monuments and one of the highlights of our trip


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was so incredible! There were only 3 of us on the tour it was so delightful. This was our first day in Bangkok and it felt like we had a personal tour guide telling us everything we needed to know. The knowledge of the temples were exceptional and overall just a wonderful experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Great Tour

Amber N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I absolutely loved this tour. We were met at a hotel near the hostel enclave by our guide, Pam, who is energetic, enthusiastic, and a real sweetheart. She took us by public bus to the pier where we toured the klongs on a longtail boat and fed the fish in front of a local wat. She handled all the transactions bus, boat, and the TukTuk ride we later took from the front of the Grand Palace back to Wat Pho, and it was very useful to witness a local navigating the city's transportation options--I lost my fear of using the bus and TukTuks thanks to her, and could probably successfully lead a friend on a klong tour the next time I make it to Bangkok. She also introduced me to the owner of a food stand/restaurant right next to my hotel that she happened to know. The tour was great, and this particular guide enriched my trip to Bangkok 100. Many thanks!

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!!

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