Tastes & Temples

Along the Chao Phraya

Taste of Thailand: Tastes & Temples along the Chao Phraya

Get ready for a combination of food, culture and adventure!

Tastes & Temple along the Chao Phraya is where you get ready for a combination of food, culture and adventure! Meet your licensed professional guide down by the riverfront and begin your tour in Bangrak’s friendly, historic neighbourhood, where you will taste some local food and drink specialities.

Then jump into a water taxi to enjoy a boat ride along the Chao Phraya River to Bangkok’s old city, Rattanakosin, where you will visit some of our favourite, must-see temples.

Along the way, you will be entertained with insider stories of Bangkok’s landmarks. After a lovely Thai lunch, you will be happily full of tasty local food, culture and history! What a fantastic experience during Tastes & Temple along the Chao Phraya

Your guide will return you to the original meeting point at the end of the tour.

Cuisine Experience

A mix of local, traditional Thai food and drink, plus the majesty of Bangkok’s temples.


The historic Bangrak area and Bangkok’s Old City, locally known as “Koh Rattanakosin”.


Departs daily at 8:30am

What's included?

  • Local Tour Guide
  • Food Vendors
  • Food


  • Drinks

Please note

  • Public transportation nearby
  • A mix of local, traditional Thai food and drink, plus the majesty of Bangkok’s temples.
  • It might rain, or it is hot. In both circumstances, wear the right outfit.
  • No high heels
  • Transport to the location

What do I need to bring?

  • Pleasant personality
  • Positive attitude
  • Appetite

Cancellation policy

  • Bookings are non-refundable. All sales are final.
* Requires at least 2 participants
* Requires at least 4 participants

  • Start the adventure with a sampling of Thai food in the  Bangrak neighborhood from our favorite locals who really take pride in their creations.
  • Cool off with a refreshing Thai drink, Thai tea or Cha Yen.
  • Spice it up and breathe in the aroma of hand-made fresh curry in a half-century old shop.
  • Visit the street market and check out the rainbow of tropical fruit available and sample Thai fish cakes.
  • Give into your sweet tooth with a selection of authentic traditional Thai desserts made fresh daily.
  • Dive into Koh Rattanakosin by the Chao Phraya river via water taxi to see the highlights of the Old City of Bangkok.
  • Discover the residence of the Thai Kings, the Grand Palace, and the most sacred buddhist temple, Wat Phra Kaew.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a renowned traditional Thai restaurant
  • Visit one of Bangkok’s world famous landmarks, Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn and take a challenge to climb up the vertical staircases of the Prang (tower) to see a stunning view of the river and Bangkok.
  • Discover one of the largest temple complexes in the city famed for its stunning reclining Buddha and also the first university of Thailand and a center of traditional massage and medicine.

**Vendors and menu items may change due to vendor schedules and other unexpected circumstances

  • An amazingly delicious good time!
  • Professional and entertaining guide with an advanced level of English.
  • 3 food tastings at the best spots in Bangrak.
  • All admission fee for visited temples.
  • Lunch.
  • Transportation to and from the tour. Tour meeting points are conveniently located. Confirmation e-mails include clear directions how to arrive to our meeting place.
  • Alternate tastings/substitutions/extra food & drink

Starting Point

Saphan Taksin BTS Station

Ending Point

Saphan Taksin BTS Station


8:30 am – 4:00 pm (approximately 7.5 hours)
Minimum 2 participants for this private tour. Single travelers will be charged the 2 person rate.


Vegetarian diets can be accommodated with prior notice. We cannot currently accommodate vegan, gluten-free or halal diets on this tour.

Group size and dynamics

1-10 people


All ages are welcome. Families with children under 5 are asked contact info@tasteofthailand.org to inquire about family private tours for the comfort of their family and other guests.

What to wear

Long pants and short or long sleeve shirts are required for entry to the Royal Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Tank tops are not allowed. Proper footwear is also required. Sandals are ok with something around the heel, but flip flops are not allowed. Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are never a bad idea for Bangkok weather!

Cancellation/Change Policy

We understand that unexpected changes occur. Our cancellation policy allows changes to tickets per the following schedule:

  • 48 hours prior to tour start: 100% refund
  • 48 – 24 hours prior to tour start: 50% refund
  • Less than 24 hours & No Shows: No refund
  • Date Changes: Permitted 48 hours in advance of original tour date and subject to Taste of Thailand discretion.
  • Late arrivals: If you arrive more than 10 minutes late or after we have moved from our initial meeting spot, you may be considered a no-show.