Half-Day Siam Boran Cultural Bike Tour of Bangkok

Tours & Sightseeing in Bangkok

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from$40.78
4.8 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

Cycle along the quiet back streets through diverse local communities and many of the hidden treasures of the city. Experience the vibrant Chinatown district, the huge and colorful vegetable and flower markets, and cross the ancient Chao Phraya River to explore the previous capital of Thailand.
After relaxing with a complimentary tea or coffee in our peaceful Clubhouse garden in the heart of the city, you will be introduced to your friendly tour guide who will show you a short safety video and then select a suitable bike for you.Cycling along the quiet back streets, through many small local communities, you will get a truly unique insight into daily local life in Bangkok. Our first stop is the Old Customs House, built in the 1890’s it was once the gateway to Thailand levying taxes on traders moving in and out of the kingdom. There are plenty of photo opportunities whilst your guide takes you on an interesting tour of this beautiful majestic building.After passing through a Muslim community and a mind-blowing maze of turns we arrive at the ancient Chow Sue Kong Chinese Shrine. Tucked away in Talat Noi this shrine is the center of the 200-year-old Chinese community that is one of the oldest in Bangkok. ‘Enter the Dragon’, the vibrant and seemingly chaotic Chinatown, the center of the 1782 Chinese settlement where it is said you can find just about anything. Cycling through the busy market streets is exhilarating; enjoy the vibrant colors and activities of the busy stalls and the fabulous scents from the famous street food vendors.At Pak Khlong Talat, the biggest fresh flower and vegetable market in Bangkok, you will be stunned at the array of dazzling fauna from across Thailand. Here you can walk among this truly amazing area and try some delicious local Thai snacks that your guide will buy for you.On the ferry across the River of Kings, the lifeblood of Bangkok, you can relax and watch the beautiful city sights unfold. On the other side you will visit Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn this is one of the most striking riverside landmarks in Bangkok. Also, not to be missed is Wat Prayoon in the Old Portuguese community; its large white chedi is the only one of this style in Bangkok. As you meander along the river cycle path you can enjoy the refreshing cool breeze and the fantastic views back across the city. Back at the Clubhouse treat yourself to a free fish foot spa, we also have a licensed bar and if time permits we will present a slide show of your tour photographs taken by your guide. Finally, when you return home, you will have received an email with a free link to download the tour photographs taken by your guide on your fantastic Bangkok bike tour.

What’s included

  • Tea and coffee at our Clubhouse
  • Internet access
  • Bicycle and safety helmet
  • Bike bag to store small items
  • English speaking Thai guide (fully accredited)
  • Ferry transfers on the tour
  • Fish foot spa (not available if raining)
  • Slide show of your tour if time permits
  • A link to download your tour album
  • Medical insurance for the tour (required by Thai law)

What’s not included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Temple entrance fees, currently only Wat Arun
  • Clothing to cover your arms and knees if you want to enter any temples
  • Drinks, food and snacks not provided by your guide
  • Transport costs if you wish to return to the Clubhouse before the end of the tour

Highlights

  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Free snacks included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
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