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7 Bangkok River Cruise Tours - For the Explorer at Heart

River cruises are a hit in Bangkok, mainly due to the breathtaking scenery and the imposing attractions along famous rivers. Here's a list of river cruise tours that you must try when in the city.


Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour

This is an experience of a lifetime as you glide your way through the serene canals amid the glorious countryside of Thailand. You will receive a first-hand experience of the lifestyle of the locals in the area. The market is stocked with tiny river side stalls selling fresh fruits, vegetables and local snacks and sweets.


Chao Phraya River cruise

This is the most popular of all Bangkok River Cruises and usually includes an extravagant boat cruise along the iconic Chao Phraya. The banks of the river are stocked with amazing attractions such as the Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Keaw, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, the Lebua State Tower, the royal barge museum and many more. There are also a collection of luxury resorts in the river bank including Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort.


Chao Phraya River dinner cruise

You may embark on a luxurious dinner cruise in an extravagant boat restaurant along the most picturesque river in Thailand. You will be welcomed in Thai style with a hostess in traditional Thai costume. This similar to most of these cruises should be booked prior to arrival in the country.


Small-group Temples and rivers of kings' tour

This is a cultural trip down Chao Phraya to discover the riverside communities. You may be able to visit the amazing sights alone the river including the Wat Po palace complex, Wat Phra Kaew the temple of the emerald Buddha, one of the most scared temples in Thailand.


Countryside Agor-tourism canal full-day tour

This is a wonderful journey down the narrow canals in the countryside of Thailand. You will glide along amid the serene bliss of nature as you collect lilies and lotuses. The trip includes a visit to an organic farm and several local shops where you may make your own rice crackers. It is the ultimate agro-tourism experience.


Private full day canals and city highlights tour

This is a unique tour along the canals of Bangkok in search of the many hidden attractions beyond the glamorous views of the city. You may explore the busy lifestyles of the locals who earn a living in these water ways. You will be given a guide in order to facilitate the best possible experience. The journey will begin with a visit to the ancient Chinese Shrine near Wat Anongkhara.


Art, Puppetry & Temple Tour with Cruise

This is the best cruise adventure for the artists. The cruise takes you to Klong Bang Luang to observe the wonder of the puppetry performances at the historic Baan Silapin. The shows are conducted by the Joe Louis School puppeteers. You can also pay a visit to Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn. This is a magnificent Buddhist temple where the sun rays reflects off the surface of the Pagoda creating a remarkably colourful sight.

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