Experience the famous local Thai waterways by travelling on boats through a maze of canals and rivers. This is how the Thai preople commuted in days of old. However unlike the usual over crowded canal tours of Bangkok, our exclusively designed tour will take you to a neighbouring province where it's uncrowded, unhurried and undisturbed. Here the canals are cleaner, people friendlier and the experience unforgetable. This tour will reveal to you what a big role the canals and waterways played in the developement of Bangkok, as we wind our way past stilted houses over the water's edge, floating vendors selling anything from fruit to souviners to household appliences. In this part of the world the people still use the canals to bathe, wash dishes and clothes, even the postal service use the canals to deliver mail.
This is a day on the authentic local side of life in Thialand as we mingle exclusively with the locals travelling by Tuk Tuk and three different types of boats - the large River taxi, smaller Long tail boat and also the tiny Rocket boat. Not only are the sights amazing but even the atmosphere and attitude of the people is charming and welcoming.
We meet at 8.45 at the Just Nok shop where we’ll go over the day's program, before taking our first local form of transport - the famous Bangkok Tuk Tuk, to the pier. From here we'll catch the river taxi heading north up the Chao Phraya river to the province of Nonthaburi - a charming provincial town with an old fashioned clock tower, cyclos (bicycle taxis), a fresh market and early 20th Century European-style civic buildings.
After spending some time wandering around in the market, we hop into a long tail boat for an explosive ride into the residential side of Nonthaburi where we'll visit a temple with a reclining buddha nearly as big as the famous one in Bangkok. From here we take the small rocket boat to zip through the narrower canals and back into time, with lots of commentary from the boat driver about life on the canals. Back on dry land we break for a local Thai lunch, after which the long tail boat again takes us futher on our journey through the maze of canals before finally exitting next to the famous Siriraj hospital and back to our home base.
This tour is available everyday. Bookings can be made via
this site by clicking on "Book this tour" or by calling
We meet at 8.30a.m. at the Just Nok shop and leave as soon as everyone arrives.
If all goes well, we should get back at about 3.30 p.m.
2650 Baht per person. A deposit of 500 Baht is required and the remainder can be paid in cash at the start of the tour. The deposit payment can be made from this website via PayPal.
Facts and Information
Style : Non cycling
Inclusions : Local guide, lunch, snacks and water, all transport costs, insurance
Group Size : Minimum 2 - Maximum 8.
Duration : About 7 Hours.
Attractions : Boat rides, Chao Phraya river, Local fresh market, Canal communites, Large Buddah image at temple
Starting point of the tour
We meet and start at the Just Nok shop in Prachatipatai road - near the Democracy monument.
Please refer to the map on the "Contact us" page or check with your hotel or guest house staff on the easiest/quickest way to get to our shop, or give us a call.
Please print this map for directions or to show the Taxi/Tuk Tuk driver.