Half-Day Tour in Bangkok By Public Transports & Walking
This tour typically takes around five to six hours. Due to the limited time, it is suitable for a visit to only one (at most two) cultural neighbourhood(s) within Bangkok. Please see “Bangkok Excursions” under “Trips & Destinations” for ideas. The tour can start any time of the day, but the best is early in the morning when the temperature is still comfortable (particularly during Thailand’s hottest season in March, April and May). Included in the price of this tour is one meal (lunch or dinner) at a local eatery that serves authentic Thai favourites frequented by neighbourhood clientele.
The means of travel is by public transports* (BTS Skytrain / MRT subway systems, public buses, canal/river ferries, taxis) and walking (in fact, quite a bit of walking*). I most prefer this means of traversing through Bangkok’s inner city because it is a great way to avoid this city’s notorious traffic congestions. However, the tour can reach only the areas that are serviced by the public transport systems which means the inner-city areas of Bangkok and some nearby provinces (such as Samut Prakan and Nonthaburi). Another limitation is the maximum number of guests that I can manage – four is the maximum number of people that would fit in a taxi (should we need to take one).
*Note: This tour involves a fair bit of walking and so is not recommended for those who are physically challenged
Duration of tour:
Approximately five to six hours
Maximum no. of guests:
Four persons (not counting children eight years old or under)
Means of travel:
Public transportation, walking and taxis (when necessary)
THB 2,500 per adult guest
50% discount for accompanying youths who are nine to 17 years old
No charge for accompanying children eight years old or under
One licensed tour guide who is fluent in English and well-versed in Thailand's culture and history
All public transport fares, e.g. taxi, BTS, MRT, public buses, Chao Phraya River Express, etc.
Bottled water and soft drinks
One meal (lunch or dinner)
Wi-Fi Hot Spot Service (4G)
Entrance fees to attractions (if any)
Additional vehicular rental(s)/charter(s) and all associated costs (if any), e.g. long-tail boat and tuk-tuk