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Bangkok | ‘Behind the Scenes’

Explore the famous sites plus the nooks and crannies of this fascinating Southeast Asian metropolis

A 4-day tour of the City's famous sites and hidden secrets

Our 4-day, 3-night mini-tour, or extension – Bangkok Behind the Scenes – offers an unusual look at both the famous sites and the lesser-known parts of Thailand’s celebrated capital city. We’ll stay in an award-winning heritage hotel in the City’s vibrant Banglamphu District and take you on – what we reckon is a one-of-a-kind – Bangkok city tour using only various forms of public transport! We’ll visit The Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Wat Po as well as exploring the alleys, street life, street food (and street art) of Chinatown by tuk-tuk, river taxi, Skytrain and canal boat. (For first-time or repeat visitors to Bangkok we’ll keep the precise itinerary entirely flexible.)

From here we head into Samut Songkram’s Amphawa District – where Bangkok meets the Gulf of Thailand – an area of traditional wooden stilt houses, ancient temples and leafy canals. Visits on the way include the iconic Mae Klong ‘Railway Market‘ as well as an ancient monastery and some of the traditional local industries such as palm sugar and sea salt production.

Our accommodation is another boutique-style, 100-year-old heritage hotel located right on the banks of one of Amphawa’s many canals. An evening firefly-watching boat trip and participation in the local monks’ morning alms round are some of the activities before a return the following day to downtown Bangkok at your convenience. (Drop-off at any downtown hotel while a transfer to the airport is available for a small supplement.)

This is a private, fully accompanied tour based on 2 persons while for a single traveller, the cost is £795, while reductions are available for families or larger groups.

Bangkok Behind the Scenes fits in perfectly for any tour starting, finishing or even just passing through Bangkok if you have a few more days to spare or wish to squeeze the most out of that return airfare.



Here's an idea of what you can expect to do and see day-to-day.

Behind the scenes bangkok

Day 1 - Arrival and introductory walking tour

Our tour starts with a check-in to our well-located hotel in the City’s central Banglamphu District followed by an introductory walking tour of the area’s maze of canals and alleys. In the evening a welcome local-style dinner introduces you to some of the country’s justifiably renowned cuisine.

Overnight: Bangkok Transport: Walk,  Meals: D, 

Thailand, Bangkok market

Day 2 - Bangkok; day tour of some of the famous sites and lesser-known ones

of some of the sights of Thailand’s vast and bustling capital, including famous Wat Po, the Royal Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and Chinatown. We also include behind-the-scenes views, street life and local markets as we travel around Bangkok uniquely by public transport; Skytrain, Chao Phraya River Express, canal boats and of course tuk-tuks. An evening street food tour completes the day.

Overnight: Bangkok Transport: Train, Boat, Walk, Tuk Tuk,  Meals: B, D, 

Thailand, Hidden Thailand, Amphawa sunset

Day 3 - Bangkok - the 'Railway Market' and canal life

Early departure to catch the famous Mae Klong ‘Railway Market’ and an ancient monastery before continuing to Samut Songkram District where Bangkok meets the Gulf of Thailand. From here we head to the canal district of Amphawa with stops on the way to check out palm sugar and sea salt production. Check-in to our low-key boutique resort, set in a hundred-year-old canal-side building, with some time at leisure before an evening firefly spotting boat trip.

Overnight: Amphawa Transport: Minibus, Boat,  Meals: B, 

Morning alms round

Day 4 - Amphawa - alms round and time at leisure

Optional early rise to witness the monks’ morning alms round with some free time before a return transfer to Bangkok and end of the tour.

Please note extra accommodation in Bangkok is available on request

Transport: Minibus,  Meals: B, 

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Thailand, Amphawa

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Explore the famous sites and lesser-known nooks and crannies of this birant and fascinating metropolis on a unusual 4-day Bangkok mini-tour

  • Unique Bangkok tour using various forms of public transport
  • Accommodation in boutique-style, award-winning heritage hotels
  • Expert (and fun) guiding from local residents
  • Fully flexible, private itinerary for first time or repeat visitors
  • Famous sites as well as street-life, street-food and local markets
  • Discover the traditional canal life and wooden stilt houses of Amphawa

We choose our hotels based on a combination of location, comfort and convenience. Here is a *selection of the types of hotel/rooms you can expect to stay at on this tour...

Thanicha Resort Amphawa


  • Award-winning 100 year old wooden heritage hotel
  • Delightful location overlooking one of the district's canals
  • Low-key, friendly, comfortable and beautifully situated

*This list should be considered a guide only, hotels/rooms may change (without notice) depending on availability.

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