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Chao Phraya Longtail Boat Ride, Grand Palace and Wat Po Temple Tour

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    Approx 4 - 5 hours

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Inside Sanam Chai MRT station at the bottom of the escalators of Exit 1 (Museum Siam). If you come by taxi please enter the MRT station in the grounds of Museum Siam and go down 2 sets of escalators.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point

Key Highlights

  • Experience Bangkok’s famous sights and hidden gems by boat and on foot
  • Feel like a Venetian in Asia as you glide through canals on a longboat
  • Discover secret Thai communities that live along the canals
  • Tour the extravagant 18th century Grand Palace, still used for royal engagements
  • Pray in front of emerald Buddha carved from single jade stone at Wat Po Temple


Amid the skyscrapers, towers and traffic, lies a Bangkok full of heritage and history. The city also hides a secret – a network of waterways that has a Venetian feel in the heart of Asia.

Your Bangkok tour will take you to these gems – by boat and on foot.

To begin with, get off the road and hop on a longtail boat down the Chao Phraya River, also known as the River of Kings. Glide through the network of canals, known as khlongs, many of which have been turned into road where native Thai communities thrive. A cruise along these canals feels like a world away from the bustling streets of the main city. Relax and take it all in. Also travelling by boat allows you to avoid traffic – bonus!

Next up is a visit to one of Bangkok’s major highlights, the Grand Palace. Stroll through the palace grounds full of splendour and see the golden tops of the building glittering under the sun. Your guide will share the fascinating history behind the construction and architecture of palace.

Last but not the least, you will head to the famous Wat Po temple, home to the golden reclining Buddha and the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. Tour around the temple and hear secret stories and legends about the place.


  • English speaking guide
  • Transport
  • Boat ride
  • Entrances


  • Hotel transfers (we’ll see you there)
  • Tips (if you feel generous!)

Please note

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

You will be a part of a small group of maximum 12 people that allows for more interaction with your guide and group members.

Dress requirements to enter the Grand Palace are very strict and may lead to cancellation of the tour for the entire group. Please ensure you wear pants or skirts that are ankle-length, and a T-shirt, shirt, or blouse, and closed-toe shoes (no thongs or flip-flops).

This activity is adults and older children only. Little ones under the age of 6 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid.

If you have booked child rates (age 6 years to 11 years) you may be asked to prove your age. Carry some photo ID just to be safe.

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Additional info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guide a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels and inspires excellent service. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

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