Bangkok Canals Cruise Including Grand Palace And Wat Arun

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    07:10 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Return Details :
    • Tour East Thailand will contact you at your hotel the evening prior to your tour/transfer service to advise the exact pick-up time and location. If you have not received these details, please con.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

On this sightseeing tour of Bangkok's canals (or khlongs, as they are known locally) you will travel by a motorized boat on the Chao phraya river to see the serene family homes and temples dotted along the waterways which inspired Bangkok's reference as the "Venice of the East". The canals around Bangkok serve as a natural highway for many local Thai people going about their everyday business, such as transporting their merchandise, in particular rice, to and from the rice fields.

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Wat Arunstately & iridescent Khmer-style temple
A trip to the majestic Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha
Peaceful cruise along the serene Chao Phraya River into Thonburi
Visit the Upper Terrace grand palace
Finish tour

Itinerary:


Wat Arun—stately & iridescent Khmer-style temple
A trip to the majestic Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha
Peaceful cruise along the serene Chao Phraya River into Thonburi
Visit the Upper Terrace grand palace
Finish tour

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Restroom facilities available

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the unlikely event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

You must provide your hotel details at time of booking, failure to do so may result in cancellation

Dress Code: There are strict dress codes for visiting the Grand Palace. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha is Thailand's most sacred site. Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the temple. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves - no sleeveless tops. If you're wearing sandals or flip-flops you must wear socks (in other words, no bare feet.) Women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Oct-2018

    Si vous voulez sentir la vie des gens sur les canaux allez y vous garderez en mémoire des odeurs des couleurs et le sourires des habitants. Très bon rapport qualité prix.

  • 11-Jul-2018

    We were a family of 4 with 2 teenagers. Pick up from our hotel was on time in a comfortable minivan with AC. Taken to the boat dock where we met up with another family of 4 and our guide Pui. Pui was very friendly and knowledgeable and did a great job of looking after both families throughout the tour. Make sure that you take water with you, although you will get chances to buy bottles during the tour, as none are provided. We boarded a long tail boat for the tour of the river and Khlongs canals. This was great fun racing along the river on these traditional Thai boats. If it had been raining you would have needed a waterproof jacket of some kind. After the canals, we docked at the Temple of Dawn. This was one of our favourite of all the ones we saw. Because it was still early we were able to walk around leisurely without the crowds. Then we took the boat on to the Grand Palace. In contrast the Grand Palace was very hectic and crowded, not really suitable for younger children I would say. Thankfully Pui negotiated her way around sorting out our entry tickets for us etc. She then provided us with a very informative tour of the Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha ( where she watched our shoes whilst we went inside!). With regards to clothes you must ensure that shoulders and knees are covered & no jeans with holes in to enter these places. We were all pretty hot and tired by the end, so were glad we had arranged for the transport back to our hotel. We particularly enjoyed the first part of the trip on the boat, and found having a guide around the Palace and temple was vital. Pui was excellent throughout and made it all the more enjoyable.

  • 11-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.

  • 30-Jan-2018

    good day ,make sure you have a hat and sit well back in the boat. when the driver open up the motor you fly through the water

  • 30-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.

  • 30-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.

  • 05-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!

  • 05-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!

  • 27-Sep-2016

    This tour was amazing!

  • 02-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,

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