Get the fullest taste of Bangkok through this exciting 2-day Bangkok shore excursion. Explore the city’s most iconic landmarks from various perspectives as you travel by foot, boat and car. Soak up the sights and sound of the bustling night market. Get ready for a whirlwind of activities ahead!
Day 1: Bangkok’s Grand Palace, City Canals and Nightlife (L, D)
Your private driver and guide will pick you up from Laem Chabang (or Klong Toey) Port. Start your day trip with a visit to Jim Thompson House. Dedicated to the American-born Jim Thompson, the House is one of the top favorite attractions to learn about the revival of Thai silk trade after World War II. View an impressive collection of Thai paintings, Sawankalok Pottery, Benjarong porcelain and Khmer statues on display. Afterward, continue to the holy Wat Phrakaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Marvel at the impressive Thai architecture and lavish design as you stroll around the Grand Palace complex. Venture deeper into the area to see Thailand’s most revered sight – the Emerald Buddha. Visit the Royal Grand Palace, where many Thai Royal Family’s ceremonies take place.
Next, board a long tail speed boat to cruise the Bangkok Canal, passing by the Royal Barges Museum, which houses several impressive barges with excellent details in the workmanship. Once war vessels, they are now used in the royal procession. Along the way, you’ll also see the Temple of the Dawn, or Wat Arun, one of Bangkok’s most iconic landmarks. As the sun sets, hop on a boat en route to the exuberant Asiatique Night Market, one of the largest in Bangkok. Stroll through brightly lit-up shops and try your hand at bargaining. Afterward, head back to your hotel for overnight accommodation.
Day 2: Bangkok’s Floating Market and Erawan Museum (B, L)
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be taken to the garden province of Samut Songkran in the Mae Klong River delta area. Visit an authentic country market located along the railway tracks, and see locals traveling to the market by train. Continue to the fascinating Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Expect to find friendly merchants paddling along the congested canals to sell exotic tropical fruits, vegetables, and many others. Visit a local Sugar Palm factory before boarding a long-tail boat to cruise Damnern canals. Learn about teakwood carving afterward.
Before heading back to port, visit Erawan Museum which consists of three parts representing for Thai cosmos. Admire the surreal and unique architecture inside the museum with colorful glasses and delicate details. Trip ends with a drive back to port.