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Bangkok: Thonburi Canals Cruise with Orchid Farm Visit

Bangkok: Thonburi Canals Cruise with Orchid Farm Visit

From $69 per person

Explore the Chao Phraya river basin on a boat tour. Cruise through the small canals of Thonburi and stop to experience the local life along the waterways.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a boat ride along the canals of Bangkok
  • See how the local Thai people live along the canals
  • Visit a local orchid farm
  • Learn about Thai culture from a professional guide
  • Choose between a shared or private experience
Full description
Meet your guide at the meeting point for a short introduction to the canals of Thonburi. You will then board a traditional wooden longtail boat that will take you on the canals. See the interesting sights along the canals. Your guide will help explain the history of Bangkok and Thailand, as well as dive into the customs of Thai people. In the old days, Bangkok was comprised of hundreds of small canals or “khlong” in Thai and local people mainly traveled by water. They relied heavily on the waterways as this mode of transportation was faster and more convenient than the land route. Today, most canals in Bangkok have been filled in and converted into streets. However, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River in the old capital Thonburi, many of the larger khlongs still exist. On this side of the city, it is still possible to see fields, small family-run farms, and orchid nurseries from the canals. You will make a stop to visit one of these orchid farms. A canal tour is a must-do for people who like to see the traditional Thai ways of living. It offers a fun way to look at the old Siam, with a few stops to let you experience the lives of the local people.
Includes
  • Drinking water
  • Entrance fee to the orchid farm
  • Fish feeding experience
  • Use of life jacket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet at the Wutthakat BTS station, at the ticket machine near exit #5.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please avoid wearing a mini skirt or shorts as you will be visiting a temple
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Product ID: 394444