Breakfast at the hotel.
Stroll the Old Quarter on Foot
Pick-up Time: 07:00 - 07:30 am
Set off on a morning walk with an expert insider to explore the city's Old Quarter, uncovering hidden sights, encountering local artisans, exploring intriguing Buddhist temples, and taking in the views from Bangkok's only hill.
Listen to stories of this vibrant city, both past and present, shared by the knowledgeable guide. Being at the Giant Swing and learning about its original use in Brahmanic ceremonies. Visit the Prison Park, once the location of an old and overcrowded penal facility, now actively utilized by local residents for exercise. Admire the City Pillar Shrine, erected when the capital shifted to Bangkok.
Meander through small alleys, pass through an authentic fresh market, discover wooden houses, and observe guardian spirit signs. Learn about the ancient Thai superstitions and beliefs that are deeply woven into Thai culture as you engage with the stallholders selling trinkets and good luck charms at the captivating Amulet market.
A Taste of Chinatown (Not available on Monday)
Pick-up time: 16.30 hrs.
Enjoy a mouth-watering exploration of Bangkok's 200-year-old Chinatown district by visiting various tasty eateries, ranging from sidewalk vendors to charming restaurants. Depart from the hotel and be guided through some of Chinatown's most distinctive alleys. Then, relish the breathtaking River views from a local riverside bar. Here, a short briefing by the guide is offered, and a drink (beer or soft drink) is served as you watch the setting sun. Then hop on board a tuk-tuk to venture deep into Chinatown and commence a captivating tour. You'll have the opportunity to sample over 14 delicacies, including dim sum, dumplings, fresh seafood, and local desserts.
Throughout the evening, the knowledgeable guide provided insights into the background of all the different food and beverages you'll taste, along with their own perspectives on the local area. At approximately 20:00, conclude the journey with a drink in a delightful open-air bar, where you can comfortably observe the bustling activity of Chinatown. Return to the hotel.