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Chao Phraya Backwaters Morning Excursion (Half-Day)

by Go Beyond Asia
per traveller Price is AU$70
Pricing based on group of 3 travellers
Duration: {0} Duration: 4h Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

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Meet at New Road Guest House lobby at 8.30AM, where you will meet up with the guide, who takes you to the nearby pier to board our long tail boat. From here you move down the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, with amazing backdrop views of the Bangkok skyline, before making a turn to enter the klongs.

You will pass a range of local wooden stilt houses with clothes hanging to be dried in the sun, a local “7-eleven”, klong style. Feel the atmosphere of having entered the klongs and hear Thai music being played from the houses. You will see birds and if you are lucky, you will spot one of the sunbathing lizards.

The first stop is at the temple - Wat Khun Chan - where you will be inspired by the post-modern temples on one side of the klongs and old days feeling on the other side through the landscape. From there, it’s onwards to the Artist Village, with old wooden walkways with artists, an old barber shop, an old grocery, vintage posters, colours of freedom, and a small stupa licking the sunlight. A stop will be made where you can feed the holy catfish. It’s a remarkable sight when hundreds of fish come to the surface seemingly out of nowhere!

Upon leaving the klongs you will see several houses on stilts and how locals live in small houses on the river. Then we leave the quietness and get back to noisy, Chao Phraya river and the majestic grand palace. The tour ends at the Chao Phraya River, Pier 9 around 12:30 noon. From here you can visit the temples on your own, continue to the shopping centres or take the public ferry and sail to your next destination.

Meet at New Road Guest House lobby at 8.30AM, where you will meet up with the guide, who takes you to the nearby pier to board our long tail boat. From here you move down the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, with amazing backdrop views of the Bangkok skyline, before making a turn to enter the klongs.

You will pass a range of local wooden stilt houses with clothes hanging to be dried in the sun, a local “7-eleven”, klong style. Feel the atmosphere of having entered the klongs and hear Thai music being played from the houses. You will see birds and if you are lucky, you will spot one of the sunbathing lizards.

The first stop is at the temple - Wat Khun Chan - where you will be inspired by the post-modern temples on one side of the klongs and old days feeling on the other side through the landscape. From there, it’s onwards to the Artist Village, with old wooden walkways with artists, an old barber shop, an old grocery, vintage posters, colours of freedom, and a small stupa licking the sunlight. A stop will be made where you can feed the holy catfish. It’s a remarkable sight when hundreds of fish come to the surface seemingly out of nowhere!

Upon leaving the klongs you will see several houses on stilts and how locals live in small houses on the river. Then we leave the quietness and get back to noisy, Chao Phraya river and the majestic grand palace. The tour ends at the Chao Phraya River, Pier 9 around 12:30 noon. From here you can visit the temples on your own, continue to the shopping centres or take the public ferry and sail to your next destination.

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8:30 AM, Tour in English

Duration 4h Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per traveller
AU$69.86

Total price is AU$209.58, taxes included

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Chao Phraya Backwaters Morning Excursion (Half-Day)

Activity Location

Talat Phlu

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • New Road Guest House

    1216/1 Charoen Krung Rd Bangrak

    Bangkok


Highlights

  • Calm cruise along the river in a traditional long-tail boat

  • Post-modern architecture & design of the Wat Khun Chan pagoda

  • Chance to feed hundreds of catfish & witness the river life

  • Charming artist quarter with vintage posters & old walkways

  • Experience the wooden houses and local life in the klongs.


Inclusions

  • Guided long-tail boat tour of Bangkok

  • Admission to Wat Khun Chan and Orchid Farm

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Drinks, bottled water and snacks

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • At least 3 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Maximum group size is 9 people.

  • Your tour ends at Chao Phraya River Pier No. 9.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Chao Phraya Backwaters Morning Excursion (Half-Day) ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

4.3 out of 5

3/5 12 Jul. 2018

The trip provided a good opportunity to learn about life along the Bangkok canals. Visiting an artist community was very interesting. Would have been a better trip if guide had a little more energy. Overall very worthwhile.

3/5 16 Jan. 2018

They got 3 stars because the tour started late because they waited over 30 minutes for a person to arrive. The tour itself was very good and the guide was excellent. The highlight was the temple tour, but cruising around the backwater was very nice.

5/5 13 Jan. 2018

This tour was a great way to get away from the bustling busy city and to see another way if life in Bangkok. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of history as well