- Explore traditional Thai canal life
- Try your hand at Thai puppetry
Despite its proximity to Bangkok, the Thonburi district remains pleasantly laidback, with traditional culture that makes it a very popular day-trip. This guided tour begins with a comfortable mid-morning meeting, after which you’ll travel by private car to the Lat Mayom floating market - the market has considerable authentic charm, seeing few foreign visitors, and operates much as it has for generations. Barter with smallholders for local foodstuffs and souvenirs, before your choice of boat trips, either to a lotus farm, or to see an exotic house along the canal.
Taking a cruise along the canals of Bangkok lets you see the city at its best, with scenes of river life unfolding before you that offer plenty of photograph opportunities. After your boat trip the tour finishes at an artist's’ home, where you can watch a traditional Thai puppetry show, learn more about this ancient artform and even have a go at moving the puppets around yourself! A highly enjoyable day out from the hustle of Bangkok, this Thailand gift experience features many highlights of Thonburi.