This tour of Bangkok's famous waterways allows for a truly different look at the city's vibrant character. Transferring from the pier to the boat landing, you will board a local river boat for an enlightening cruise along the bustling Chao Phya River and through the complex network of klongs (canals) in the Thonburi district. Along the way, you will enjoy picturesque scenes of traditional Thai canal life, including floating grocery stores, speeding water taxis, teakwood houses built on stilts and hidden temples.
Your first stop is at the Royal Barge Museum which houses the ornately decorated longboats that were once used for royal functions. Here, you can see the lavish Suphanahonge, a gold encrusted swan-shaped barge used solely by the king. In addition to Suphanahong, there are many other fascinating and unique barges on display, each revealing a remarkable degree of exquisite craftsmanship. Leaving the Museum, you'll next travel to Wat Arun, or the Temple of Dawn. The Temple is one of the most well-known and popular tourist attractions in Bangkok and you'll have some time to stroll around the lovely temple grounds and view the various decorative murals. Before returning to the pier, you'll be given time to shop at a local store specializing in quality souvenirs, local Thai handicrafts, textiles and jewelry.
Please note: This tour consists of some moderate walking and it is necessary to cross some pontoons. Therefore, it is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Comfortable, flat-heeled, closed-toe walking shoes are recommended. The actual tour duration may vary due to traffic conditions in Bangkok.