Meet a driver at your Bangkok hotel for 10am departure, then travel to the Chao Phraya River, stopping at Pak Khlong Talat, a market that overflows with fresh flowers and hand-strung garlands of blooms.
Board a long-tail motorboat on the Chao Phraya River, then find a comfortable seat as the guide steers into the current—you’ll see local ferries, fishing boats, and yachts on the river, as well as houses built on wooden stilts.
Keep your camera ready as you pass the distinctive rooflines of the Grand Palace, and spot the gleaming stupa at the heart of the Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun. See a quieter side of Bangkok’s waterways in the Thonburi Canals, remnants of Bangkok’s long history as a canal city carved from low-lying swamps.
Following your time on the water, stretch your legs on a short walking tour of Ratchadamnoen Road, passing the Parliament House of Thailand, the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, and Chitralada Palace. The walking tour concludes at roughly 2pm, when a driver will meet you for return transfer to your hotel.