Bangkok heritage private cycling tour with Siam HOHO Bus Pass
- Experience the REAL Bangkok off the beaten path of the tourists with a private guide
- Explore the narrow alleyways, markets, and backstreets of Chinatown
- Bike through Thonburi, the historic third capital of Thailand
- See the city's highlights on the Siam Hop-On Hop-Off bus
See the REAL Bangkok that most visitors do not see. By bike, you will explore the narrow alleyways, markets, and backstreets of Chinatown as well as the charming local areas of Thonburi.
Starting in the heart of Chinatown, your bike ride explores its frenetic market environment. Winding through narrow alleyways, your senses come alive with the sights, sounds, and smells of a community in motion. You’ll pass by shophouses selling everything from Buddhist amulets to recycled truck engines. Locals worshiping at hidden temples, ritual paper burnings, and the omnipresent spirit house display evidence of a culture centuries in the making.
Crossing the Chao Phraya River, also known as 'The River of Kings', the city's skyline will be behind you as you enter Thonburi, the historic third capital of Thailand. Contrasting chaotic Chinatown, peaceful elements of local Thai life abound as you cycle through diverse residential communities. Inquisitive smiles and friendly greetings reinforce the feeling we have truly left the “beaten path” and are now experiencing the REAL Bangkok. The tour will finish at the same place from which you began.
But your day is not over, as you you can continue to explore Bangkok from the double decker bus with Siam Hop-On Hop-Off along 'The Heritage Route'. Highlights along this route include many of Bangkok's fascinating historical places. Colonial style buildings are a significant part of the landscape in this area. First settled on the east side of the mighty river, this is where the Royal Grand Palace and The Emerald Buddha Temple can be found. Many other famous temples, including The Golden Buddha, The Reclining Buddha, The Giant Swing, The Metal Castel and The Marble Temple are along here, not to mention the many other interesting places you can stop and visit with your Siam Hop Pass.
After you start 'hopping' at River City, the route will continue to Hua Lamphong, China Town, the Flower Market, Museum Siam, Tiger God Shrine, Grand Palace, National Museum, Tah Pra Arthit, Khao San, Giant Swing, Wat Ratchanadda, Wat Benjamabophit, King Power and will finish at MBK, one of Bangkok's favorite shopping malls.
- Services tax
- 3 hours cycling
- Drinking water during cycling
- Snacks and finger food during cycling
- One day pass for Siam Hop Bus with audio guide available in: English, Indonesian, Malay, Thai, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish
- Mountain Bike or standard City Bike
- Helmet (if requested)
- Ferry river crossing
- Bottled water
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees to any places you choose to visit
- Personal expenses, beverages, etc.
- Other optional excursions or meals not mentioned in the program
- Hotel Transportation to River City or from MBK (or vv)
River City Shopping Mall, Charoen Krung Road, Bangkok 10100, TH
Meet you guide at Co Van Kessel, at River City Pier, just minutes from Bangkok's famous Silom district at 7.45am.
- This tour can be done in the reverse order. You can check in at Siam Hop at MBK, under the bridge connecting the shopping mall and the skytrain station and be at River City by 2.00pm for the cycling part of the tour
- With this tour you will receive a one day pass for Siam Hop Bus with audio guide available in: English, Indonesian, Malay, Thai, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish
- The Hop on Hop Off Pass is very important as you need it to show it when you get on and get off the bus so please make sure that you keep it with you and it is not lost
- Along hop on hop off you may find special discounts at restaurants, spas, shops etc., by showing hop on hop of pass (details to be advised)
- Unfortunately this tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Moderate cycling skills required
- Although children under 5 years are not permitted to ride bikes, they can sit in a baby seat or child seat with no extra charge
- Children must be accompanied by a paying adult
- Women are required to bring a sarong or scarf should you wish to enter a temple
- It is not compulsory to wear a helmet in Thailand, customers must make a specific request for this item
- Daily at 8.00am
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tours departure
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