Tour:

Bangkok Canal Boat & Bike (full day)

Bangkok | 1 day | from $ 78,-
Travel through the backwaters of old Bangkok by boat and bike! Starting from "New Bangkok" you and your guide will take a ride through the back lanes and twisting alleys of Bangkok, through historic Rattanakosin Island to cross to the first settlements of "Old Bangkok".
Meet at the meeting point near Khao San Road at 09:30 am. The tour will depart at 10 am sharp. Make sure you allow plenty of time to get here, taking into account the heavy Bangkok traffic. After a quick bike fitting and briefing you head out. Staying off the roads you use small lanes, alleyways and canal boats to immerse you into the soul of Bangkok.

Cycle and Boat to Wat Kuhaswan
Riding through Rattanakosin Island to a Chao Phraya River pier from where you will take a boat down the river and through the canals to Wat Kuhasawan. Cycle to the old market and visit an ancient community temple. Centuries ago trading communities formed along the canals on the outskirts of Bangkok to buy the goods coming to market from the outlying farms and orchards. The former wealth of these trading communities can be seen in the elegant architecture of the temples they left behind. A local Thai lunch by Bang Luang Canal, enjoy a simple tasty Thai lunch in a local eatery by the canal.

Traditional Thai Puppet Show
A group of Artists have taken up residence in a 200 year old traditional wooden house a the bank of Bang Luang Canal. Inside the Artist's House is an art gallery and gift shop. But most interesting of all is the performance of snippets from ancient epics by Hoon Lek puppeteers. Combining traditional Khon dance makes for probably the most unique form of puppetry you may ever see. There is a performance almost every day, except when the puppet troupe is away.

Cycle to Wat Hongrattanaram
Here you will stop briefly to see a shrine devoted to the first king of Bangkok, Taksin. The Chapel of Wat Hongrattanaram is the largest in Thonburi and according to some the most beautiful in Bangkok.

Cycle to the Community of Wat Kalyanamit
Here along the banks of the Chao Phraya River visit the mixed Chinese Thai temple of Wat Kalayanamit and the site of Bangkok's first Chinatown. Wat Kalyanamit houses Bangkok's largest Buddhist image.

Return to the Grasshopper Shop
Crossing back over the Chao Phraya river by ferry, then riding on past the Grand Palace, you'll find yourself in Sanam Luang, the royal ceremonial grounds. From here you finish back at the Grashopper shop in the Khao San Road area.

Price (2 people)
$ 78,- p.p.
Price (3-5 people)
$ 78,- p.p.
Departure
Daily
Transfer from/to hotel
no
Included
  • joining group tour
  • max. 10 pax.
  • quality mountain bike and helmet
  • water and snacks
  • local English speaking guide
  • ferry
Meals included
local lunch
Duration
09:30am - 16:00pm
Note: Private tour is available upon request. Please ask for more information.