Tastes & Temples

Along the Chao Phraya

Cuisine Experience

A mix of local, traditional Thai food and drink, plus the majesty of Bangkok’s temples.

Neighborhood

The historic Bangrak area and Bangkok’s Old City, locally known as “Koh Rattanakosin”.

Availability

Departs daily at 8:30am

Get ready for a combination of food, culture and adventure! Meet your professional licensed guide, down by the riverfront and begin your tour in the friendly, historic neighbourhood of Bangrak, where you will taste some local food and drink specialties. Then jump into a water taxi to enjoy a boat ride along the Chao Phraya River to Bangkok’s old city, Rattanakosin, where you will visit some of our favourite, must-see temples. Along the way, you will be entertained with insider stories of Bangkok’s landmarks. After a lovely Thai lunch, you will be happily full of tasty local food, culture and history! Your guide will then return you back to the original meeting point at the end of the tour.

3,000 THB/pax

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • An amazingly delicious good time! YES
     
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    Professional and entertaining guide with an advanced level of English. YES
     
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    3 food tastings at the best spots in BangrakYES
     
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    All admission fee for visited temples.YES
     
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    Lunch.YES
     
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    Transportation to and from the tour. Tour meeting points are conveniently located. Confirmation e-mails include clear directions how to arrive to our meeting place. NOT
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    Alternate tastings/substitutions/extra food & drink NOT

Features

  • Start the adventure with a sampling of Thai food in the  Bangrak neighborhood from our favorite locals who really take pride in their creations.

  • Cool off with a refreshing Thai drink, Thai tea or Cha Yen.
  • Spice it up and breathe in the aroma of hand-made fresh curry in a half-century old shop.
  • Visit the street market and check out the rainbow of tropical fruit available and sample Thai fish cakes.
  • Give into your sweet tooth with a selection of authentic traditional Thai desserts made fresh daily.
  • Dive into Koh Rattanakosin by the Chao Phraya river via water taxi to see the highlights of the Old City of Bangkok.
  • Discover the residence of the Thai Kings, the Grand Palace, and the most sacred buddhist temple, Wat Phra Kaew.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a renowned traditional Thai restaurant
  • Visit one of Bangkok’s world famous landmarks, Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn and take a challenge to climb up the vertical staircases of the Prang (tower) to see a stunning view of the river and Bangkok.
  • Discover one of the largest temple complexes in the city famed for its stunning reclining Buddha and also the first university of Thailand and a center of traditional massage and medicine.

    **Vendors and menu items may change due to vendor schedules and other unexpected circumstances

Further Details

  • Starting Point: Saphan Taksin BTS Station

  • Ending Point: Saphan Taksin BTS Station
  • Time/Duration: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (approximately 7.5 hours)
  • Minimum 2 participants for this private tour. Single travelers will be charged the 2 person rate.
  • Dietary: Vegetarian diets can be accommodated with prior notice. We cannot currently accommodate vegan, gluten-free or halal diets on this tour.
  • Group size and dynamics: 1-10 people
  • Children: All ages are welcome. Families with children under 5 are asked contact [email protected] to inquire about family private tours for the comfort of their family and other guests.
  • What to wear: Long pants and short or long sleeve shirts are required for entry to the Royal Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Tank tops are not allowed. Proper footwear is also required.  Sandals are ok with something around the heel, but flip flops are not allowed. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are never a bad idea for Bangkok weather!
  • Cancellation/Change Policy: We understand that unexpected changes occur. Our cancellation policy allows changes to tickets per the following schedule:
    • 7+ days before original tour date, 75% refund
    • 2 to 6 days before original tour date, 50% refund
    • 48 hours or less prior to your tour, no refund is possible
    • Late arrivals: If you arrive more than 10 minutes late or after we have moved from our initial meeting spot, you may be considered a no-show.
    • No Shows: No refund without exception.
    • Date Changes: Only permitted 48 hours in advance of original tour date and subject to Taste of Thailand tour requirements.

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