Bangkok Canals & the Royal Barges
Duration: 8 1/2 hours
Tour Code: LCH-014
Explore daily life in Bangkok during this picturesque boat trip through the city.
Depart the pier for the 2-hour drive to Bangkok, where upon arrival you will board an air-cooled boat for a scenic cruise along the canals, or klongs, of the Chao Praya River. Along the way, you will see the small wooden houses that rise on stilts from the water. You will also encounter many long, flat boats laden with exotic produce and colorful fare plying the waterways, and carrying on trade as they did centuries ago.
Your tour along these fascinating waterways includes a stop at the beautiful Temple of Dawn, or Wat Arun, and Royal Barge Shed where the impressively ornate ceremonial barges are stored when not in use. Following your time at the Royal Barge shed, you will transfer to a local restuarant for lunch.
After lunch, you will retunr to the pier, making a brief stop for shopping en route.
Please note: This tour will operate by air-cooled express boats throughout. Although the tour does not involve extensive walking, pontoons must be crossed in order to embark the boats. As a result, this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or guests who utilize a wheelchair.