Travel like a local to discover the highlights of Bangkok and its hidden gems. Use public boats, the skytrain and iconic tuk-tuks to see the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Venture through Lumpini Park, stop at a family-run workshop to see the production of monk’s bowls and explore the famous Jim Thompson House.
Bangkok City Safari - Eco Friendly - Full Day
You will be picked up at 08:00. Look beyond the crowded streets of the metropolis and discover a more local side of Bangkok. Take advantage of the city’s network of public transportation for a full day excursion of the capital, seeing the main sites but also getting a closer look at the traditions and lifestyles of the Thai people.
For the early riser, start the Bangkok full day tour with an (optional) early morning walk through Lumpini Park. This green oasis in the heart of the city is filled with locals taking their morning tai chi, yoga and aerobics classes.
Then the day’s adventure begins with a ride on the city’s Skytrain. This elevated train line is busy in the morning with business people and school kids who avoid the traffic of the streets for a faster, air-conditioned commute. Disembark near the Chao Phraya River and board a public boat, another popular commuter option. Enjoy the views of the city’s skyline as it passes by and see houses precariously balanced on stilts along the river’s edge.
The boat stops near the iconic Wat Pho and Grand Palace. Spend the remainder of the morning exploring these two remarkable sites, learning about the country’s regal history and of the deep-rooted spiritual traditions of its people.
Then hop aboard a Tuk-tuk, Thailand’s famous three-wheeled vehicles used by locals throughout the country. Zip through quieter city streets to Soi Ban Batra. Visit a family-run workshop that produces monks’ alms bowls. Witness the artisans at work and learn about the daily lives of the Buddhist monks, who wake early to collect alms offerings from the city’s residents.
The last leg of today’s Bangkok full day tour is on a ‘bus boat’ through the city’s canals. Rarely used by tourists, this ride provides an up-close look at the ways of life of the local people who live alongside the canals. Then it’s a short walk to the Jim Thompson House. Take an insightful tour of the compound’s tranquil gardens and traditional buildings, which showcases the history of the famous and mysterious American silk merchant. Afterwards stroll to the nearby modern shopping malls for some retail therapy then return to the hotel via Skytrain.
- All services by public transportation, lunch is not included.
- If breakfast is included at your hotel, and depending on the location of that latter, a breakfast box might be requested to bring along.
- Maximum 15 Guests.
- Appropriate dress is required for a visit to palaces and temples. Shorts, mini-skirts, tight fitting trousers, sleeveless shirts or vests, and sandals are NOT allowed.
- The handicraft family making the alms bowls can have a day off, but alms bowls will be on display and the guide can explain the story while there.
- Grand Palace consists of three parts:
The Temple, the main grounds will be open every day year-round from 08:30 - 15:30 hr
The Palace, covering the museum and exhibitions, will be closed on certain dates, normally Thai public holidays
The Chapel, the chapel housing the Emerald Buddha statue, will be closed on certain dates, normally Thai public holidays
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