Half-Day Bangkok Off-the-Beaten-Track Tour: Rural Villages And Khlongs

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If your hotel / hostel / guesthouse is not listed, please send us a message with pick up location.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Our journey begins as a Chao phraya river Express Boat takes you on a relaxing cruise north to the town of Nonthaburi. You take a short stroll in this village where you visit a local market. From here you board a long tail boat bringing us into a canal system unlike those found closer to the city. Peaceful scenes of rural canal life will transport you to a simpler, more innocent time, when the days passed slowly and the worries were few. After an hour, the appearance of rocket boats signals a dramatic change of pace. Instant thrills ensue as high speed manoeuvring through narrow canals will bring out the inner child in all. Another long tail boat will bring you to a local restaurant where lunch will be served. Afterwards a transfer back by local transport to your hotel in Bangkok.

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Today you will discover the real Thai life by boat. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in Bangkok and take you to the Chao phraya river by local transport, this will take roughly 10-30 minutes depending on where you're staying in the city. You 'll first head into the klongs of Bangkok with a long tail boat for about an hour. After that you'll start seeing the notorious rocket boats appear on the horizon. Time to try them out and speed through the canals for about half an hour. Following the rocket boat ride, lunch wlll be served in a local restaurant. After finishing your meal, enjoy a worry-free local transfer back to your hotel.


Private tour

Professional guide


All activities

Bottled water

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 06-Nov-2022

    Super great tour with our guide Sofia, we took 6 different means of transportation, tested marvelous street food, and experienced the canals like a local. Sofia provided lots of interesting background information. Loved it!!

  • 22-Aug-2022

    Great half day tour on the rivers and canals of Bangkok. Our guide Pam was friendly and knowledgeable. The boat travel was fun and a different way to see Bangkok and surrounds. I recommend this tour if you are looking for something a little different away from the Bangkok traffic jams.

  • 21-Apr-2020

    We took a tour with Sam, I believe (I’m horrible with names). It was excellent! He was extremely knowledgeable.

  • 12-Mar-2020

    The guide pick up us at the hotel lobby. Then we took the public ferry in north direction. Then we took a long tail boat through the canals. It was nice to see the rural life style ! We visited a small local market and a temple ( nothing special) in Nonthaburi. We also had the opportunity to take a ride on a speed boat. After we had lunch at a local market, very good and tasty food but you also can find it in BKK street food markets. After lunch we took our way back to the city.

  • 01-Mar-2020

    Been there done that in Bangkok so this trip was enjoyable because you saw and mixed with the locals in their environment. Need to say well done and thank you to our guide 'Pan'.

  • 25-Feb-2020

    Met at the hotel by tour guide Petch. Took us via taxi to first boat. This took us up the river to the long boat. Only two of us on this trip (we were very lucky) Over to the Bangkok canals. WOW!!! I mean this is stunning. The real thing (see photos) The guide went through history and the locals all waved to us as we went past. I'm sure there are not many excursions here it's so quiet. Then onto the fast Rocket boat. Smaller canals deeper into the jungle. After this back onto the long boat and out to a nice place for lunch, all organised by Petch. Following this she took us around the market and went through all the different spices, live food ect, very interesting and informative. Taxi back and we were done. A very special trip this, I can't recommend enough!!! Super organisation by the perfect tour guide.

  • 26-Jan-2020

    Annorlunda och spännande. Var open minded och häng på din guide som berättar och visar i stunden. Mimmi, var vår härliga guide denna dag. Hon var rolig, kunnig och snabb. Vi hade pick up och det var inte det enklaste men vi skrattar åt det i dag. Kaos med Bangkok trafiken. Båtturerna var härliga, vackert och så annorlunda möten med människor. Vi åt enkelt och allt fixades i stunden. Det gillade vi. Stort tack. Rekommenderar er varmt denna resa

  • 14-Aug-2019

    Notre guide Guitar, nous a retrouvé à l'heure prévue à notre hôtel, puis nous avons rejoint les navettes fluviales par le BTS. Puis nous avons pris 3 types de bateaux, sur le grand fleuve puis dans les petits canaux. Nourriture et explications bonnes, guide aux petits soins et poli. Une bonne idée d'excursion sur une demi journée.

  • 08-Apr-2019

    Only few people have discovered this tour yet. I was alone with my excellent guide for the day. It is a great way to experience rural life along the canals north west of Bangkok. We travelled on three kinds of boat and saw sights not possible in the cities. We had a delicious lunch prepared in a small local market. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting a true immersion in Thai life and landscale.

  • 18-Mar-2019

    We had an excellent tour guide, very informative.
    It was nice to see a different part of Bangkok.
    Highly recommend this tour.