Bangkok Sightseeing on Public Transport
The Bangkok sightseeing by public transport full day tour visits the city’s hot spots by sky train, boat, tuk tuk and on foot. It is a gentle, accompanied introduction to city orientation and could be a good track addition for those new to or less familiar with Bangkok.
Bangkok Sightseeing on Public Transport is a full day city safari that visits the city’s most exciting areas by sky-train, boat, tuk tuk & on-foot. Featuring Wat Pho & the Reclining Buddha, Baan Bat, Wat Saket & the Golden Mount, the Giant Swing, local cuisine & Jim Thompson’s house, this is a diverse, “at-ground-level” itinerary.
Chao Phraya River & Wat Pho – The Bangkok city safari starts by Sky train from your hotel and travels to Saphan Taksin before transferring to an express boat to cruise up the Chao Phraya River to Tha Chang Pier. From here it is a short walk to Wat Pho to see the famous Golden Reclining Buddha and, with an early start, participants should also be treated to experiencing the monk’s early morning chant ritual.
Baan Wat by Tuk Tuk & The Golden Mount – The group then boards Tuk Tuk’s to visit Baan Rat where locals have been crafting monks alms bowls since the 1700’s. On wards to Wat Saket & the Golden Mount where participants can climb the 400 steps to the summit and the large golden Chedi which is home to another cherished Buddhist relic. This is a great photo opportunity with panoramic views of the city.
Giant Swing & Local Lunch – Descending from the Golden Mount, participants will visit the Giant Swing. Long since decommissioned (you will understand why), it is nevertheless a fascinating and historic monument of Bangkok’s bygone days. Thence to lunch at a local restaurant with an authentic menu featuring all the local favourites and afterwards a quick detour to savour the taste of homemade coconut ice cream; masterfully created by a vendor who has been doing so for the last 50 years at the same location.
Klong Ferry & Jim Thompson’s House – Cooled with coconut ice cream, participants venture to Phanfa Lilat Pier to board a klong (canal) ferry that will whisk them along Bangkok’s Saen Saeb Klong to Jim Thompson’s house; a stunning example of Lanna architecture and a legacy to the man that brought Thai silk to the world market before he mysteriously disappeared whilst trekking in Malaysia. Afterwards participants return to the hotel by sky train.
- Program is based on English speaking guides. For other languages a supplement charge will apply.
- Lunch is included.
- Tour is private basis.
- Tour starts 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM.
- Duration depends on the hotel location and traffic situation.
- Hotel must be located in downtown area, otherwise the surcharges may be applied.
- Guide price excludes all relevant service charges and government taxes