Just across the Chao Phraya River, a short hop from busy Sukhumvit, is an extraordinary place known to the locals as Bang Kra Jao. This amazing wilderness in Bangkok can only be reached by boat as no bridges span this part of the river, and incredibly it has been left untouched by developers.
Crossing the river is like taking a journey back in time. You will find a peaceful place with lush vegetation, a maze of waterways, small villages, temples and real tropical jungle. If it wasn't for Bangkok's skyline, you would never believe you were so close to the city. And, there is no traffic!
What do we see? We ride through the local communities, temples and schools. We continue on to a delightful floating market (open weekends only) and have a snack break at a river pier across from Thailand's naval academy. Next we visit a fascinating temple, built in the Ayutthaya period, that is more than 250 years old. It has a unique roof made of teak wood and windows and shutters are painted in ancient Mon-style, and the grand Buddha image was brought to the site by the Mons. We then cycle on to the relaxing Sri Narkon park and feed the fish in the pavilion that was built for Princess Sirinthorn's visit.
What is the riding like? We ride about 25 kilometres in total. The ride starts on Sukhumvit Road and there is a short section in the city before we cross the river. We then ride along very minor roads, pathways, through alleys, temples, gardens and tropical jungle. There are no hills. Some of the canal paths are elevated and quite narrow and we advise caution on these sections. If you are terrified of heights or otherwise unstable while riding a bike you might want to reconsider before booking this tour. Otherwise, it is a nice and easy ride!
Of course, water, soft drinks and snacks are all included all day and SpiceRoads supplies a city bike and helmet.
Watch a video of the tour here
We meet outside Flow House in A-Square between Sukhumvit Soi 24 and 26. If taking the BTS you need to get off at Phromphong, use exit 4 and walk straight to Sukhumvit Soi 26. Here you can take a motorcycle taxi or a regular taxi to A-Square. We don't recommend walking from the BTS as it is 1.5 kilometre to Flow House. For a meeting point map - click here.
Pick up from and drop off at Bangkok hotels by minivan is available only for private tour. Please e-mail email@example.com if you wish to arrange a private departure.
Please note: there is no vehicle support on this ride.
Flow House is offering a discount for SpiceRoads riders for the FlowRider wave machine. Inquire at the information desk to receive your discount.
|Tour Cost||THB 1,250||Bike Hire||A city bike and helmet are included in the tour price. Child bikes are also available.|
|Total Cycling Distance||25 kilometres||Tour Grade||out of 5|
|Number of Days||Half day||Tour Meets||08:15 for a 08:30 departure and 12:45 for a 13:00 departure, at Flow House at A-Square on Sukhumvit Soi 26. Closest BTS is Phromphong.|
|Tour Ends||Around 11:30 for the morning tour and 16:30 for the afternoon tour at meeting point.||Countries Visited||Thailand|
|Group Size||Minimum 1. Maximum 16.||Minimum age on scheduled departures||No minimum age|
|Child Price||Under 12 = THB 1,000|
Guaranteed departures at 08:30 and at 13:00 everyday.
Child Prices: Under 12 = THB 1,000
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Very nice way to visit Bangkok. You get to see the city on a totally different way. We've been to places where we've never went before.
Tom Van den Borg - December 2015
Nick did a great job on our 4 hour ride around Bangkok. A nice mix to Thai neighborhoods. Nice ride and quickly arranged at the last minute.
Andrew Barnes - December 2015
You wouldn't believe that you were still in Bangkok, so peaceful and tranquil.
Martyn Smith - December 2015
Flawless organization, professional guide, modern bicycles
Benjamin Marco Fink - October 2015
Excellent guide who was very knowledgeable about the Bangkok jungle and took his time showing us the sites. Highly recommended for visitors to Bangkok.
Lee Harrison - October 2015
Amazing value for money - we saw a very real and very beautiful part of Bangkok. Eye opening and inspiring! We will be using Spice Roads again!
Marnie Norton - November 2015
Our guide was great! Super laid back, assessed the skills of the group and then took us on a great ride. Super fun!
Jolynn Mitchell - November 2015
This was a spontaneous booking while we were in Bangkok. Jik was a fantastic tour guide. We were so happy to experience a different side of Bangkok via bicycle and so appreciative to see the "jungle" and communities right outside of Bangkok! We were so lucky to happen upon a "floating market" along our bike route, and had a great time at the park feeding the fish. We absolutely had a blast and would recommend this to anyone looking for a different way to experience Bangkok, away from the frenzy.
Carol Kay Wong - November 2015