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RIVER RUN TO OLD TOWN PRIVATE TOUR – 15K

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Run, River, Run. Experience the Bangkok Chao Phraya River, Venice of the East - and all the Old Town Must See sights.
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    15 km / 9.3 mi
  • Tour Duration

    2h15min
  • Level of Difficulty

    easy
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    7:00 AM
  • Tour Language

    English, Thai (optional)

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Details

Experience the Chao Phraya River on a running tourthat guides us through the centre of the city and along the canals (Klong). Its waterways are the true symbols of a city that was known as the “Venice of the East”.

Exploring Bangkok on the run is a great way to get into the thick of this steamy city. The running tour will consist of 15 km and start from the most popular shopping area in Bangkok. We run along Klong Phadung Krung Kasem, one of the original canals around the Grand Palace. Then its time to go uphill on the Rama VIII Bridge that crosses the Chao Phraya River. The River of Kings is the major river in Thailand and there are many small canals (klong) that split off from this main river. The waters of the Chao Phraya River have shaped the history of the modern Thai capital and you will breathing in years of history as you make your way through the city.

On this running tour, you will see some of the best river views from the Santi Chai Prakan park at Phra Sumen Fort. Located at the northern tip of Rattanakosin Island right next to the main river, this park is a precious, intimate green jewel.

Running away from the riverside to Sanam Luang we reach a wide open royal field and the site of many ceremonies and festivals associated with the royal family. We aim for one of the Old town Islands (Rattankosin Island) where ancient streets are surrounded by impressive architecture. There are traditional Buddhist temples (Wat), Colonial buildings and the old community. A trip to Bangkok is not complete without a visit to some of Rattanakosin's prime sights. The most important of which is the Grand Palace. The running tour continues to Ratchadamnoen road, where you will experience of several government offices including the Government House and the Democracy Monument.

Before running back to modern society, we will visit the Mahakan Fort community where we are exposed to the authentic way the locals live in a unique and natural setting.

This running tour is the perfect opportunity to see the main sights of Bangkok Old Town such as the Grand Palace and Wat Pra Kaew. Enjoy the spectaculars views of the ancients’ temples.

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    It may be possible when staying in the city center, depending on the tour route. Please enquire at booking stage. Alternatively, please, meet at the standard meeting point.

    Standard meeting point:
    Mc Donald’s at Holiday Inn Express Bangkok
    Entrance of National Stadium BTS Sky
    Train Station (W1) Exit 1
    889 Rama I Road, Pathumwan. Bangkok 10330

    Google Maps link: Mc Donald’s at Holiday Inn Express Bangkok

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Tour route
    • Pick-up service
    • Water supply
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    It is rare to have heavy raining in the morning. We consider only a cancellation if we expect a heavy thunderstorm. If this happens we will let participants know in advance either via email or by phone. If you do not hear from us, then the tour will run according to plan.

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    Road running shoes are recommended and whatever you are comfortable running in. Bangkok weather is very warm. We recommend our runners to apply sun block and wear light apparel. Use of sunscreen is highly recommended.

    IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
    Yes, we will provide you with a 600 ml bottle of water.

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    Not at all! Our private tours are customised to suit your running pace and we take all the time you need.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    Unfortunately there is no storage for bags. Please, travel light.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    Of course! You can bring your camera and snap away. The running guide will also take pictures along the route and if you want to take pictures at a certain place just ask your guide for a “photo stop”. Your guide will send photos to you via e-mail after the tour.

    DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL PICK-UP SERVICE?
    We can arrange an optional pick-up service at your hotel with an additional cost, if it is not near to the tour route.

    Please let us know your complete hotel or apartment address during the tour reservation process and we will check if we can meet you at your hotel/apartment or at the optional standard meeting point. 

    HOW DO I BOOK AND PAY FOR A TOUR?
    All tours are booked and paid for through our online booking system on our website. Cash/credit card payment at the meeting point is not possible!

    HOW LONG DO THE TOURS TAKE?
    This depends on the length of the tour (how many kilometres / miles) you choose and your preferred pace. This information is available in the tour description.

    IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT/RESTRICTION FOR THE TOURS?
    This is at your discretion. It is the responsibility of you as a participant to ensure that you are healthy and able to participate in the tour. Children under the age of 18 are the responsibility of their parents or guardians.

    IN WHAT LANGUAGES WILL THE TOUR BE?
    Right now the tours will be in English (optional in Thai)

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
tip  BOOKING TIP:
BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 1. Click on "Book Now"
  • 2. Select date/start time, # of runners
  • 3. Fill in personal data plus additional info

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  • 4. Accept T&S and click on "Continue"
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  • 6. Pay with your credit card
  • NOTE: Cash payment is not possible!

email CONFIRMATION

  • 7. Check your email inbox for pre-confirmation
  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

guarantee GUARANTEE

  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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