The beautiful canals of Thonburi; Grand Palace; Wat Phra Kaew; Wat Pho; Wat Arun Temple of dawn; Pak Klong Talad Flowermarket & Spice Market;
We pick you up directly at the port of Laem Chabang, Klong Toey directly at the terminal or from our contracted hotels in Bangkok at the hotel lobby. Our tour schedule is managed by our licensed tour guide depending on the traffic situation so that you don't have to wait much. Our tour for cruisers starts either with the express boat or with our longtail boat tour.
We also offer this tour for arriving and departing guests, just ask and we will make you an offer.
Dear guests, please note that the piers in the Chao Praya River are all designed for large express boats and hotel shuttle boats. The traditional longtail boats are smaller and therefore there is a height difference to the pier that has to be overcome when boarding and disembarking. This can be up to approx. 50 - 80 cm. This problem is common to all operators operating in the Klongs.
We are not liable for any damage during the tour, if you cannot manage the height difference safely, there is the possibility to wait in the van for the other guests to come back from the Klong tour.
Experience a beautiful longtail boat tour in the canals of Thonburi, we do not drive the so "popular short tourist routes" but our own route of approx. 18 km length with approx. 90 minutes travel time, experience with us a time travel into a "different world". Beautiful temples, typical old Thai huts, life at the Klong, fauna and flora. Storks, herons and monitor lizards cavort along the Klong and go hunting there. When we spot a monitor lizard, we stop if possible so that you can see it up close. From time to time you may see small boats offering goods in the klong. As the Klong used to be the waterway of the locals, many temples were built directly at the Klong so that they could reach them with the boats, many goods were transported via these waterways and the supply of the citizens was ensured.
After this beautiful canal tour, we reach Ta Chang Pier from where we take a short walk to the Grand Palace, built on the east bank of the Chao Praya River. Please note the smoking ban, the police impose heavy fines.It is especially important to wear the prescribed type of clothing to get into the palace at all. The Emerald Buddha in the royal temple Wat Phra Kaew is unique, and many Buddhists from all over the world flock to this place to pay homage to Buddha. As soon as you enter, you will be amazed by the colourful and oversized guards, the yaks and the gilded prangs. Three times a year, the king or his representative changes the garments of the Emerald Buddha, depending on the season. Afterwards, we take a short tuk-tuk ride and visit the Wat Po temple as the next highlight.
In the temple area you will also see 4 chedis, some of which contain the mortal remains or Buddha relics. The first Chedi was built during the reign of King Rama I and contains the remains of the Buddha statue Phra Si Sanphet which was destroyed by the Burmese during their raid on Ayutthaya in 1767. The reclining Buddha with its 46 m length is something unique in Bangkok and a must for every visitor. The soles of the Buddha's feet are decorated with mother-of-pearl and embedded with 108 images referring to Buddhism. After visiting Wat Po, we take the van to a restaurant serving typical Thai food for lunch. The tour guide will order the food for you, and we will also take vegetarians into consideration, but you should let us know in advance.
After visiting Wat Po, we take you back in time, to the old Talad Tha Tian Market, you wouldn't expect to find it here, many tourists walk past it as it is behind a row of beautifully restored facades painted yellow. You can smell it as soon as you enter the old halls, the aroma is in the air. The dried sea products, some of which you don't know, are stored and sold here in large quantities. Here you can still see the old traders selling their goods to local shops, here you get a first-hand insight into the storage and sale of dried goods. In the past, fish was delivered and unloaded by boats at Tha Tian. Immerse yourself in another world and admire the many types of dried goods.
Our journey takes us to one of the most magnificent temples in Thonburi, Wat Arun, also called the Temple of Dawn. We first go to the area of Wat Arun that is decorated with colourful porcelain shards to climb the Prang and enjoy the view. From the top you have a beautiful view of the Chao Praya River with its meanders and of course the Grand Palace which is on the other side of the river. The climb is very steep and you should wear sturdy shoes, if you are not free from giddiness and insecure we strongly advise against the climb. Our next destination is the ordination hall with its beautiful wall paintings reflecting life at that time. Afterwards we leave the temple and go to the next destination.
The journey continues to the traditional Pak Klong Talad Market, also known as the Flower Market, where you will see a wide variety of flowers being woven together or put together into artistic shapes by many busy Thais. The market is open 24 hours a day and especially at night you can see the goods being delivered. We turn our attention to the warehouse where flowers and flower bouquets for the temples are produced, sold and delivered Bangkok-wide. In particular, all kinds of spices and fruit are sold here on a large scale, bought and resold by smaller businesses. You will be amazed at how many spices there are, ask the tour guide questions as often as you like, it adds to an interesting tour.
After this beautiful tour we will bring you back to the berth of your cruise ship.
Optional evening tour when the cruise ship departs the other day.
Tour guests who have also booked the evening programme continue the tour with a walking tour and traditional dinner in China Town.
Dinner is served on the Chao Praya River in Thai Restaurant. Enjoy the view of the sea of lights on the River. The pictures on the right show typical Thai dishes as an example to give you an idea. You can express your wishes to the guide and he can check which dishes the restaurant can prepare. The kitchens usually specialise in certain dishes.
After dinner, the tour continues to ASIATIQUE the new night market in Bangkok.
Once at ASIATIQUE, the tour guide will introduce you to the night market and take you for a walk through the market and along the waterfront before we visit the shows that have been booked.
Guests who have not booked a show can either explore the market with the guide or go shopping independently.
Afterwards, we will meet at a central square at around 21:15 for the return journey to the harbour. The return journey to the harbour will then take place at around 21:30.
ASIATIQUE the Riverfront is the new night market on the Chao Praya River. The market offers not only international food but also many small shops where you can buy either clothing or accessories. Especially the promenade directly at the river with its sculptures are a magnet for many guests. Take a ride on the giant bike that shows you Bangkok from above in its glow of lights.
Calypso Cabaret is an international show that not only thrills with its performances, but also with its sets and lighting effects. Drama and fun, accompanied by music and dance make this show an experience. Some of the "Gateus" are indistinguishable from women. Not only in Thailand does the opinion prevail that ladyboys are sometimes prettier than women.
Muay Thai Show a journey through the past and the origins of today's popular Muay Thai boxing tradition in Thailand. With a huge stage show accompanied by a video sound system, fights are impressively and perfectly re-enacted and the techniques of Muay Thai are demonstrated. Afterwards, a boxing ring is set up and live Muay Thai boxing takes place.
Please note that the trip to Bangkok and back to the port is a transfer trip, the tour with guide starts in Bangkok. If there is a guide on board he will of course answer your questions.
The tour itinerary and the individual sightseeing objects may possibly differ due to weather or traffic conditions, large-scale closures, lighting shutdowns at the buildings, airline departure times or closures of the sights. The decision then rests with the tour guide responsible in consultation with the person who has contractually booked the tour. If the tour continues in a different way, with other sights, the tour is considered to have been carried out.
Please note that clothing must be appropriate for visits to temples. Click here for the chart! Skirts must fully cover the knees, trousers must be ankle length and shoes must be closed (no flip - flops).
Before entering the ordination hall or Viharn Noi, please remove your shoes and enter barefoot. We recommend that you wear socks for hygienic reasons. Please do not sit on Buddha or Chinese statues for photo opportunities. Please observe the rules of the temple, especially the Buddhist faith. Women are not allowed to touch monks, so keep a respectful distance. Greet The Thais with a friendly wai and they will get a smile back.
We look forward to your visit to Bangkok and we warmly welcome you.
Your team from Green Bangkok Tours TSB day tours