Bangkok Temples Small Group Tour with River of Kings Longtail Boat Cruise

Great experience, mostly because of the guide. We took the time to visit in depth each of the temples and the Grand Palace. Additionally, the boat ride on the river was a lot of fun . . . and also the ride in tuk-tuk to get from the river to the palace. ...Carmen F., Chile – See more reviews
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Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho Temple
Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho Temple
Face of the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho Temple
Face of the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho Temple
Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha
Wat Phra Kaew
Wat Phra Kaew

What To Expect

Explore the canals of the Chao Phraya River by longtail boat. Experience local Bangkok away from the tourist trail and wander through the Wat Pho temple complex. Marvel at the dazzling Grand Palace and see the revered Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew.


  • Explore the canals and majestic temples of Bangkok

  • Drop by the Grand Palace and admire the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho

  • Board on a long tail boat through the canals of Bangkok

  • Learn about the lives of people who live along the khlongs (canals) of Bangkok


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Nouvo City Hotel lobby
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daily at 8:30 AM
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Discover Bangkok's glittering heart on this grand journey along its web of canals. Glide down the Chao Phraya River on a longtail boat past a vibrant array of daily life. Admire the reclining Buddha on this walking tour through Wat Pho and marvel at the magnificence of the Grand Palace. From the fluid veins of the city, to the spiritual heart of the nation, embark on this voyage of discovery.

We begin our Bangkok tour by riding a local public bus to The Grand Palace Complex. Built in 1782 in time for the coronation of King Rama I, the Grand Palace served as the official residence of the King of Siam, the Royal Court and administrative seat of government until the early 1900s.

Despite no longer being the official residence of the king, the Grand Palace is still very much the spiritual center of the nation and used for various ceremonies during the year. Included in the trip will be a visit to Wat Phra Kaew, which houses the revered Emerald Buddha. Our local guide will take us through the grounds of the palace providing a fascinating insight into this majestic place.

Afterwards, we walk to the nearby magnificent temple Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) which derives its name from the original Wat Potaram, but in 1801 was renamed Wat Phra Chetuphon. The temple is the center of the Buddhist religion in Thailand, the country's first university, and is still a center of learning for traditional Thai massage and medicines. Founded in the 17th century, Wat Pho is the oldest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. Our guide will take us on a tour through the temple complex.

We continue the tour by walking down to the Chao Praya River (meaning River of Kings), where we board a long tail boat for a journey along the river and into the khlongs (canals) of Bangkok. In centuries past, Bangkok was often referred to as the "Venice of the East" due to the vast network of khlongs through the city which were then utilized as a transport network.

With the passage of time many of these khlongs have been filled in and converted to roads for more modern forms of transport. In the Thonburi area of Bangkok many of the khlongs survive, and this boat trip will provide you with an insight into the lives of people who live along the khlongs, which seems a world away from the chaotic streets of Bangkok.

At the end of our walking tour in Bangkok, you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.


  • English speaking guide

  • Entrance fees and transport as indicated


  • Drop off transfer

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Please ensure that your knees and shoulders are covered as this day tour may visit religious sites. You will also require shoes that have closed heels to visit the Grand Palace.

  • We may change the route of the khlong (canal) depending on the water levels in individual khlongs.

  • Tour takes approximately 4 to 5 hours.

  • At the end of the tour you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you in getting a taxi back to your hotel.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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