Airport transfers from one of the two international airports within greater Bangkok are included and do recommend arriving in the morning as you have touring plans scheduled for the afternoon. A comfortable ride from the airport to the boutique hotel in downtown Bangkok in average takes around 45 minutes and check-in remains in line with the official check-in times of the hotel. There is absolutely no better way to dodge and divert from the hectic traffic conditions of the capital than exploring part of the green heart by bicycle. With the high risers showing not too far from the city centre, guests will be inundated with an authentic part while pedalling around the local slum houses, taking long tail boat trips (with your bike!) across the Chao Phraya River and see yourself waving to local families, children playing and cycling leisurely through plantations. A small serving of Phad Thai is included before ending your 5-hour afternoon cycling tour back the starting point before transferring back to your hotel.
You will be spending most of the morning of day 2 in the old part of the capital, bringing you back to the reign of one of the Rama Kings. Three main roads have played an immense part in the development of the city – Charoen Krung, Bamtrungmuang, and Fueng Nakorn – as the base lifting the city into its current state. A plethora of sights smells and sounds pass you by including climbing up the top of Wat Saket (Golden Mount) with panoramic views over the heart of Rattanakosin. After lunch, you move from the car into the ubiquitous Tuk Tuk, Bangkok’s transportation symbol for a fun-filled ride to Baan Bart, an original Khmer community and nowadays well-known as one of the few places in Bangkok where alms bowls are made, the traditional way. Via Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing, you end back at your Bangkok hotel for quickly freshening up before hitting the evening scene of Chinatown. With dinner included at an established restaurant, you venture through this lively part of the city by tram, passing numerous beautiful lit up sights. you end the evening at backpackers’ heaven ‘Khao San Road’ – a street, unlike its more authentic neighboring streets. It is time to make your back to your hotel for a good night rest after exploring the sounds and lights of this happening side of Bangkok.
The Klongs (Bangkok’s intricate network of narrow waterways and canals) form the decor of the morning and part of the afternoon escapade on your final day of exploring the other side of Krung Thep…and what else than using a long tail boat to circumvent a rather different route than the standard tours follow? include stops Chinese shrines, unknown temples and local communities that hold on to traditions and authenticity. Lunch at a well-known riverside restaurant is included. It is time to head back to your accommodation for your transfer to one of Bangkok’s airports to end this journey of Bangkok surprises, and a different view on its way of life.