Discover Bangkok's Temples and Travel by Longtail Boat on River of Kings

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Bangkok, Bangkok

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Feel like a king on the River of Kings, gliding through the waters of the Chao Phraya River on a longtail boat. Experience famous sights and hidden gems through the eyes of a local. Prepare to be wowed by Bangkok’s Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho. Marvel at the dazzling Grand Palace and revered Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew. Discover secret Thai communities that live amongst the ‘khlongs’ or canals.

What's Included

Board a longtail boat down the River of Kings and relax on your ‘Venice of the East ride

Experience famous sights and hidden gems through the eyes of a local

Explore Bangkok by boat and on foot

Friendly local English Speaking Guide

Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay

Marvel the Grand Palace

Visit the most spiritual centre of the nation - revered Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew

Visit Wat Pho, temple that is integral to the Buddhist religion in Thailand

What's Not Included


Hotel Transfers

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Closure of sites: The order of touring and route of the khlong (canal) tour may change depending on the water levels in the river and individual khlongs.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Urban Adventures tour.
  • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures have received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygien
  • Dress standard: Dress requirements to enter the Grand Palace are very strict. Please ensure your clothes cover your shoulders and waist (scarves or shawls worn over sleeveless tops are not permitted). Trousers must be ankle-length, and skirts below the kn
  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: This tour hires local longtail boatmen who own their own boats directly. These boatmen rely on tourism to supplement their income as modern transport routes mean fewer locals need t
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Forget your guidebook — the real stuff comes from the mouths of the locals! Explore some famous landmarks as well as hidden gems on this Bangkok day tour that takes you through the city by boat and on foot.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chao Phraya River
You’ll begin this Bangkok tour by walking to the pier, where you’ll board a longtail boat down the Chao Phraya River, also known as the River of Kings. The name of the river perfectly reflects this part of the tour; you’ll feel like royalty on your relaxing journey! This river is also the reason why Bangkok is known as the ‘Venice of the East,’ and you’ll explore this nickname further as you glide through the network of khlongs, or canals. Many of the khlongs have been filled in over the years and converted into roads. These roads have turned into little Thai communities, and as you swoop through the waters you’ll discover insights into these neighbourhoods. This area of Bangkok feels like a world away from the busy streets and chaos, and a welcome break from the bustling city centre!

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Grand Palace
You’ll continue by heading over to the Grand Palace. Strolling through the palace grounds feels like walking through an Asian version of Alice in Wonderland — the buildings are so beautiful they almost don’t feel real. But bet your bottom dollar, they’re real alright! Your local guide will tell you all about the history behind the palace and the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, Wat Phra Kaew. This place is considered to be the spiritual centre of the nation, making it a visit that you cannot afford to miss.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Excellent tour, a must do in Bangkok
WeeLyn_H, 01-10-2022
The tour guide Nine was excellent- knowledgeable and friendly. The tour progressed smoothly despite the on and off drizzle. The Grand Palace was large and required a bit of a walk, but Nine was able to tell us stories about the history and buildings. The river cruise on the Chao Praya was an eye opener, the river locks were fascinating. Wat Pho was awe inspiring. We had a good time and felt we covered a lot of ground despite the rain.
Grand palace tour
JoAnne_N, 19-03-2020
Our guide A was very informative and interacted with us the whole time. Very helpful as i have a bad knee and was most concerned with our safety at all times. Lots of fun. An excellent guide we would recommend him as a guide for anyone
Excellent and fun tour.
tschoenberg, 14-03-2020
We had a great time on this city tour with our super-informative and enthusiastic guide, Pam. We walked around the beautiful Wat Pho, took a ride on a city bus, had a boat ride in the river, and walked around the stunning Grand Palace. Our guide Pam was a wealth of knowledge, and she had boundless energy. Lots of fun.
Real Local Experience
C K, 04-07-2022
I came across this tour after a recommendation from a fellow traveller and I was thoroughly surprised on an area of the city I haven't yet come across in the time I have been in Bangkok.
A much more relaxing way to explore the city on a traditional longtail boat, which is owned by a local, and with the help of the guide, they shared their own stories which helped to provide a real local experience. After the boat, we were taken to the enchanting Grand Palace and learnt more about the Buddhism.
As a solo traveler, I really enjoyed seeing an alternative area of the city, away from all the crowds, with real local people.
Fun and meaningful - must see!
sf5q57mpzx, 26-08-2022
Wonderful guide and tour! Incredibly knowledgeable about Thai culture and history. Helped me see the context and the beauty — plus great fun!

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