Discover a quieter side of bustling Bangkok with a cruise along its lesser-known canals. Step aboard a traditional long-tail boat and meander down the quiet khlongs passing floating markets and traditional stilted homes.
You will see why the Thai capital was known as “Venice of the East” as you crisscross your way through the myriad waterways. As you leave Chao Phraya River and the shimmering skyscrapers behind, the boat will ease into the quieter backwaters. Keep an eye open for locals fishing from the banks and hawkers selling grilled squid from their boats while children swim under bridges.
Accompanied by a guide, you will veer off the beaten track towards the city’s oldest riverside hamlets. On arrival at the Eurasian-heritage district of Kudi Jeen, you will have the chance to hop ashore and sample the pastries from the best bakery in the neighbourhood.
Feeling refreshed, your onward journey will take you further along the khlongs to Baan Bu. Meet the local people who have been crafting beautiful handmade alms bowls for the monks since 1700. Before a riverside lunch you will have a chance to explore the traditional stilted villages and local temples dotting the banks.
Additional notes about the tour
As this experience includes stepping aboard a traditional long-tail boat, it is not advised for clients with poor mobility or very young children. Any meals will be an additional cost.