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  2. Bangkok
  3. Sanam Luang

Bangkok’s Past with Local Taste Tour by Bike & Boat

Product ID: 53842
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Experience Bangkok by boat and bike on a 5-hour tour with lunch. Cruise along the Chao Phraya River and its canals. Then, cycle through Bangkok’s old communities to see local markets and the monuments of the Old City, such as the Grand Palace.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience Bangkok by boat and bike
  • Learn about the traditional art of Thai puppetry at a 200-year-old house
  • Enjoy a delicious Thai lunch at a restaurant on the banks of a canal
  • Visit an old heritage market
  • Cruise down the back canals of Bangkok, and pedal the back streets
  • See the Grand Palace and the ceremonial grounds of Sanam Luang
  • Discover the 1st Chinatown of Bangkok
Full description
Enjoy a half-day, combined canal boat and bike tour of Bangkok, and experience the city in all its diversity. Your tour begins with a morning bike fitting and briefing. Then, pedal off to experience the soul of Bangkok along the city’s small lanes and alleyways. Ride through Rattanakosin Island to reach the Chao Phraya River. Board a boat to cruise down the river and through the back canals to Wat Kuhasawan.

Back on dry land, cycle to an old market community to visit an ancient temple. See evidence of the former wealth of the trading communities that, centuries ago, gathered along the canals to buy goods from the outlying farms and orchards. Admire the elegant temples they left behind. Next, enjoy a simple Thai lunch by the canal, before going to a 200-year-old house on the banks of the Bang Luang Canal to see snippets of traditional Thai puppetry from ancient epics by Hoon Lek puppeteers using khon dance. Continue to Wat Hongrattanaram to discover a shrine dedicated to the 1st king of Bangkok.

Pedal on to the community of Wat Kalyanamit to explore the mixed, Chinese-Thai temple. Discover the site of Bangkok’s original Chinatown on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, before crossing the river by ferry to ride past the Grand Palace. Admire the ceremonial grounds of Sanam Luang, before cycling back to Sam Yot area.
Includes
  • Bike and helmet
  • Safety equipment
  • English-speaking guide
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Insurance
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please make your own way to the start point. If coming from the downtown area, allow at least 1-hour as you will be travelling in peak hour traffic by taxi to Sam Yot junction. By MRT is recommended from downtown. It is only 100 meters from MRT Sam Yot station. 25 Minutes walking from Khaosan Road to the meeting point. The Bangkok shop is located on the next block to Miramar Hotel, the last building next to the canal. Contact the local partner for assistance through mobile or WhatsApp: +66 87 929 5208

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Closed-toe shoes
Not allowed
  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by parent(s) or guardian(s)
• Please allow at least 1 hour to travel to the local partner's location
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 14 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
4.9/5
Safety
4.6/5

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