Bangkok Day Tours:

FD103 Full Day Grand Palace, Temples & Thonburi Canals Tour




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Bangkok's highlights in a single day! If you have little time to see sites in the capital then this will be a great opportunity to capture all the various aspects that this city has to offer. Grandiose temples, quiet and hidden backwaters and a vibrant and hectic street life.


This tour is a fantastic way to start exploring Bangkok by visiting this huge city’s true heart and soul! During this one-day trip you will be collected from your hotel in Bangkok and escorted to your first visit of the tour which is the most important temple and palace complex in the city, 'The Grand Palace'. This remarkable and sprawling structure was constructed as the main royal residence and several additions have been completed over the years including the breathtaking Wat Prah Kaew temple, which houses the iconic Emerald Buddha, a famous Buddha image carved from only one piece of jade! After your Grand Palace visit, we will proceed to the adjacent Wat Po, known through out Thailand for its Thai massage school as well as its immense reclining Buddha. We will break for lunch before resuming the tour and exploring some of Bangkok’s notorious waterways; starting with the mighty Chao Phraya River. We will reach the docks and board a long tail boat that will give you a scenic ride along the Chao Phraya. From this vantage point we will experience the river life of Bangkok and see the city from a completely different perspective. At one point, your boat will leave the Chao Phraya and travel through some of the backwater narrow canals in Thonburi. You will witness a more sedate and traditional lifestyle still persisting away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.

After returning to the docks and disembarking the long tail boat, we will board a river ferry and cross the Chao Phraya to reach Wat Arun, one of Thailand’s most iconic temples. Get close to this magnificent structure and even climb part way up the stupa and take in the panoramic view over the surrounding area and the Chao Phraya. The final destination of the tour will be the hectic district of Yaworat; you will visit Bangkok’s China Town by foot and see Wat Traimit which features a solid gold Buddha. After the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel in Bangkok.


• Pickup from your Bangkok hotel - 08:00
• Drive to the Grand Palace
• Grand Palace
• Wat Prah Kaew (see the Emerald Buddha)
• Wat Po
• Lunch
• Board a long tail boat and visit the Chao Phraya River and Thonburi Canals (private charter boat)
• Wat Arun
• Visit China Town - walking tour
• Wat Traimit
• Return to your Bangkok Hotel - 17:30

PRICES - Private tour

Privately Escorted Tour

Your Group Size (Persons)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 9+

Price per person (Thai Baht)

6,00 3950 2950 2550 2450 2300 2150 2050 2000 POA

Child Discounts

Child below 130cm tall

300 baht discount for each child

Infant (24 months and below)


This tour includes:
• Licensed English speaking tour guide
• Transport by air con minibus/car
• Driver
• All listed activities
• All entrance fees
• Pick up and drop off at your hotel

This tour excludes:
• No exclusions

departure icon Departures
This tour can depart on any day to suit your own schedule and convenience
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This tour is available as a private tour. We can run this tour exclusively for yourself and your group of family or friends
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This tour is operated by Curious Gecko. Curious Gecko is Blugecko's own tour operation subsiduary. Blugecko is the parent company of Curious Gecko


This tour is conducted as either a group tour or a privately escorted tour. For a group tour to depart we need a minimum of 2 persons booked on the tour. On a group tour you will join a group of up to 14 persons, for a privately escorted tour you will be supplied with your own tour guide for yourself and your group of family or friends

For 1-2 persons transport will be a modern comfortable air-conditioned car or minibus
For 3-14 persons transport will be a modern comfortable air-conditioned minibus

This tour includes transfer to and from your Bangkok Hotel. Please be ready and waiting in the lobby of your hotel before the pick up time specified on your booking confirmation. Please specify your hotel and its address on the booking form. If you do not have a hotel booked we can still process your booking but please inform us of your hotel at least 3 days prior to departure. For private tours we can arrange transfers to and from all hotels (an extra charge will usually be incurred for outlying hotels). If there are any issues with your specified hotel we will inform you before we ask for payment and process your booking.

This is a full day tour and no accommodation is provided. Blugecko can arrange your bangkok hotel if required

This tour is conducted with an English speaking guide. The guides will be TAT licensed (Tourist Authority of Thailand)

A limited amount of accident insurance is provided to cover some medical bills in case of an injury but it is advised that you have your own comprehensive accident insurance.

Dress Codes and what to wear

• The Bangkok climate is hot all year round. Wear light, cool clothes but please bare in mind the dress code for the Grand Palace below (you may want to bring a change of clothes)

• Grand Palace Dress Code: Visitors are required to dress appropriately. These following clothes are strictly not allowed as outer garments for both ladies and gentlemen:

1.Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, tight fitting trousers, tight leggings and tights, (Long skirts lower than your knees are allowed.)
2.See-through shirts and blouses, as well as culottes or quarter length trousers
3.Sleeveless shirts or vests (T shirts are allowed)
4.Sandals (without ankle or heel straps)
5.Rolled-up-sleeved shirts
6.Sweatshirts and sweatpants, wind-cheaters, pajamas and fisherman trousers

Further Grand Palace dress code notes:
Long Trousers, pants are required, not just only the knee-leveled ones. Quarter length trousers cannot be worn.
No hole in any part of jeans, skirts, pants and trousers should be seen.
Scarves or shawl cannot be worn to cover your shoulders, a t-shirt or long sleeved shirt must be worn

• Please be prepared for the occasional shower, luckily in Bangkok rainfall is mostly confined to short showers rather than prolonged rainfall. a lightweight easily packable raincoat is an ideal precaution

• No swim wear is be required on this tour

Exertion levels are light on this tour with a few short walks between attractions. There are steps and slopes as well as alighting to and from small boats.

Lunch is provided and included in the tour price

There is no compulsory tipping. Tipping is at your own discretion and choice, but if you felt that you were served by the guide and driver well during your trip any extra income is gratefully received.