bangkok half day tour

Bangkok Half Day Tour

This Bangkok half day tour introduces you to a few of the highlights in Bangkok. If you only have a limited time in Bangkok or if you want to have a quick snapshot of the hightlights, this Bangkok half day tour if the best way to go.

In the morning your private guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. By public transport like skytrain, tuk tuk, local bus, riverboat etc. you will embark on a great journey.

Tour Style

City Tour –  Local Life –  Family – Food Tour.

Activity Level

Moderate / High due to the use of public transportation.


$ 256 Usd. for 2 persons only.
Extra traveler + $ 52 Usd. per person.


Bangkok half day tour by public transportation

About This Tour

The first stop on this Bangkok half day tour will the Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Kaew. This is the most revered palace and temple in Thailand and it houses the green Emerald Buddha statue.

This Bangkok half day tour is great for families.

After the extensive visit to the Grand Palace a private longtail boat will pick you up and your captain will take you on a spectaculair ride along the ancient waterways of Bangkok. You’ll see that the way people live nowadays hasn’t changed much if you see it from the water. Along the Chao Praya river you will see the impressive Wat Arun or the temple of the Dawn and the famous Ban Silapin artist house nested inside the local communities.

Temples and markets in Bangkok.

The last place to visit today is the Golden Mount and Wat Saket temple. If you’re lucky you will also see the last family in Thailand that still makes alms bowls for Buddhust monks by hand. This community is called Ban Bat and once was ‘the place’ in Thailand for monks to get their alms bowl. ONce you have climbed the stairs at Golden Mount you will have an amazing view over the old parts of Bangkok and the fresh wind is pretty nice on a hot day.

Stop anywhere in Bangkok and explore on your own after the tour.

Your guide can inform you where to go next if you want to explore more places in Bangkok on your own. Or your Thai guide will bring you back to your hotel by public transport.


  • At your chosen time your Thai guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel.
  • Embark on an epic 4 to 5 hour journey through Bangkok by public transportation.
  • Visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew temple.
  • Climb Golden Mount and visit Ban Bat community.
  • Make a short klong tour along the river and canals of Bangkok.
  • Back to your hotel.
local seller in bangkok



  • Visit to the Grand Palace, Wat Phra kaew and the Emerald Buddha.
  • A canal boatride along the ancient waterways of the city to explore the daily life of Bangkokians and a stunning view over Wat Arun from the river.
  • Visit and explore Golden Mount and Ban Bat community (if the family is working).


Meeting Point

  • The lobby of your hotel inside Bangkok city.


  • By many means of public transportation. Depending on the location of your hotel what transportation is used.


  • This tour is for approximately 4 hours inclusive traveling times.

Kid Friendly

  • Yes, this tour is suitable for children.

What To Bring

  • Sunscreen.
  • Comfortable/Polite clothes.
  • Local Thai money.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Sunglasses and sun hat.
  • Camera.

What's Included

  • Private English speaking and certified Thai guide.
  • Public Transportation.
  • Admission fees to the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew temple and Golden Mount.
  • Private Klongtour boat ride.
  • Water , cold towels and snacks as offered during the tour.

What's Extra

  • Personal expenses.
  • Souvenirs.
  • Food and drinks not offered.

Local Cash Needed

  • Around 1000 THB per person (approx. $ 32 Usd.)
  • This is for souvenirs, food etc. This is based on previous guests so it’s an estimate. 

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