Half Day Historic Bang Rak Food Tasting and
Culture Tour

Known as one of the main centres in Bangkok, Bang Rak still packs a few surprises with a strong sense of community feeling
and an amazing local cuisine. It is all this that we’ve wrapped together in a half day walking tour around the Village of Love.

WHY THIS TOUR?

The Bang Rak district may not ring a bell when talking about Bangkok and being almost the centre of it all. With its prime location along the Chao Phraya River, the lively Silom Road with ample opportunities to wine and dine the day away, or end your day for a ‘shop ‘til you drop’ evening at Patpong, there is more than meets the eye. A small part of this popular part of the capital keeps a strong and tight on centuries-old traditions and staying true to what gives its community that cool, calm and slow-paced atmosphere. This is where we come in – a morning exploration behind the shopping and swanky hotel scene for a true taste of Bang Rak’s authentic side.

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TRAIL ITINERARY

HALF DAY | Historic Bang Rak Food Tasting and Culture Tour

09:30 - 13:00

You will meet your local Bang Rak expert at around 09:30 hrs at a central meeting point right along the Skytrain, one of the more convenient means to circumvent the notorious traffic jams. We would like you to arrive well in advance to avoid any delays before we venture deep in the alleys and hidden shortcuts to hunt for the local culinary delights and unseen side of this district. We soon leave the fine-dining and romantic, riverside spots behind us and dive deep into what is often referred to as the Village of Love. Generations have lived, thrived and traded for centuries here and this part of Bangkok still breathes that well-preserved era. A small part of our journey through Bang Rak will unveil hidden sights and local attractions, more often skipped by mass tourism; this 3, 5-hour ventures take you on a taste bud tour where cherished local dishes and secret recipes turn into mouth-watering moments.

Walking is and remains the only option to get a feel of the ethnic side of Bang Rak but with a slow pace and ample moments to take pictures, let some of the district’s signature dishes sink in slowly before moving on to the next culinary stop on our way back to our meeting point. You will soon realize that with this off-the-beaten path tour, you not only have seen how much tradition an heritage still lingers in unexpected corners, but also how strong the community and social responsibility in areas such as Bang Rak still are. As we arrive back at Surasak Skytrain Station, we say thanks to our English-speaking guide before making your way back to your hotel or to another part of Bangkok on your own.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Meals and snacks as indicated in the program (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Return transfers from / to your booked accommodation from / to the indicated meeting point. Should you wish to include transfers, supplements apply
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated both on private as well as on joined / Seat-In-Coach basis only with English-speaking guide.
  • A minimum number of guests are stated for each excursion; many of our tours do not have limitations on group size, depending on the availability of seats and other factors. We regret that we are not able to communicate in advance about this.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • This excursion includes walking over unpaved roads and paths. This may not suit guests with walking issues. Bear in mind that such paths may turn slippery / muddy after a rain shower. We suggest wearing good walking shoes, preferred closed shoes, when booking this tour.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to reach the meeting point for this excursion at least 15 minutes prior to the commencement of this excursion. Failure to do so may result in missing the guide and the other participants.
  • Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for children under the age of 12. Families with children under this age may be denied participating based on the terms and conditions of this tour.

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