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Best Of Bangkok: Temples & Long-tail Boat Tour with Lunch

Best Of Bangkok: Temples & Long-tail Boat Tour with Lunch

From US$ 111.42 per person

Complete Bangkok's main highlights in only 1 day by exploring the Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha Temple, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Savor some local street food for lunch and end the journey by riding a longtail boat in the canals and main Chao Phraya River.

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Duration 7 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
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Hotels in downtown Bangkok. Sukhumvit Road (last pick-up point Sukhumvit 26 and Sukhumvit 39), Khaosan area, Silom and Sathorn Road.


  • Visit Bangkok’s must-see attractions in 1 day
  • Admire the beauty of the Reclining Buddha and learn the history of Wat Pho
  • See Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn
  • Try local Thai street food at Tha Tien Community
  • Explore Thonburi canal on a long tail boat
Full description
Start your tour with a visit to the Emerald Buddha Temple. Pass by the amulet market, one of the most famous historical community markets of Rattanakosin Island. Discover the first stop of Wat Phra Kaew, regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Explore the Grand Palace, the official residence of the Kings of Thailand, now used for official events. Pass Tha Thien Market, a cultural food market. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho, considered the earliest center for medical public education, recognized by UNESCO in its Memory of the World Programme. Learn about the history of the temple from your guide.  Rest and try Bangkok's local street food in Tha Tien. Sample Thai street food for a taste of Thai cooking traditions. Continue your journey to Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks known for its giant tower, standing 70 meters high.  Take a speedboat to Thonburi, the former capital of Thailand, less developed than the other side of the river. Many of the traditional small waterways, khlongs, still exist there.
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Entrance fees to the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun
  • Local Thai street food lunch and drinks
  • Drinking water
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at River City Bangkok. Once there, please look for a guide holding a GetYourGuide sign.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts

Know before you go

  • Please note that the chapel is a national shrine and you will be required to wear proper attire: no bare shoulders and knees, or strapless-heel shoes
  • Shoes must be removed before entering the temple buildings as a matter of respect
  • Photography is permitted in the Royal Palace Grounds and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not inside the buildings
  • It is recommended to bring sunglasses and hat as the weather can get quite warm in Bangkok
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 62 reviews

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The tour is a bit overrated and stretched, could be done in 3 hrs, it is good for those interested in buddism history of Thailand. Was a bit tiring walking in hot weather, jumping into and from boats, not many places to hide from the sun, limited toilets location, so it's not for everyone. The guide Pat was very helpful though, she also helped us to plan other activities.

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September 23, 2022

The temples are beautiful and the boat tour of the real Bangcock was my favourite part. The guide is super sweet! For the temples wear something that covers your ankles and shoulders yet breathable and light. A shawl to cover the shoulders is not allowed, must be a piece of clothing where the arm enters a sleeve. Nbd, just is what it is! Would recommend this guided tour, super fascinating!

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September 21, 2022

This was an excellent way to see the important places in Bangkok as well as experience local ways of travel and life. I reccommend everyone choose the full experience as the canal trips on the long tail boats and local lunch was a highlight for me. Mina was a terrific, attentive and knowledgeable guide who helped explain all the history and context of what we were seeing at the palace and each temple as well as facilitating the ferry and tuk-tuk rides to get from place to place. Plus the walking components were enjoyable, not too far and gave a chance to experience local colour

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September 18, 2022

Product ID: 178032