Your foodie walk starts in a neighbourhood that dates back to the foundations of the city. We’ll pass by small canals, local market stalls and heritage buildings, some of which still have signs of their original residents.
As you walk, you’ll get to sample at least 6 different Thai dishes at a selection of small local restaurants and street food carts chosen by our expert local guides, based on their own experience and recommendations from friends, family, and old city locals. Exactly which dishes you’ll taste on the day will depend on which vendors are open and which dishes are available.
Since you can try Pad Thai in every tourist restaurant in the city, so instead we’ll introduce you to different noodle dishes that are more commonly eaten by Bangkok locals such as kuay chap nam sai (rolled rice noodles in soup), rad na (noodles in gravy) or ba mi moo daeng (egg noodle soup with wontons).
Other savory dishes we might sample include Thai sausages or typical everyday dishes such as pad krapow (spicy basil stir-fry), khao man gai (chicken rice) or gai/moo bing (grilled chicken or pork skewers).
Whichever dishes are available on the day, you can be sure they’re fresh, homemade and delicious – otherwise, the locals wouldn’t keep coming back for them. Your expert local guide will share their knowledge of local life, history, and Thai culture and even help you learn a few words of Thai to communicate with the vendors if you wish.
With full stomachs, we’ll then walk back towards our starting point, passing some of the Old City’s most impressive historic buildings that are beautifully lit up at night. Before we say goodnight, we’ll divert into the grounds of Wat Pho, also known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. This temple is packed with visitors every day, but after dark, very few people enter. We won’t be able to see the golden reclining Buddha, but the temple’s spectacular buildings are lit up at night making it a magical experience – and such a pleasure to see without the crowds.
The tour ends where we began at Sanam Chai MRT station – your local guide can give you suggestions on where to head if you’re looking for a night out, or direct you back to your accommodation using the MRT (subway) or local taxis.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 6 different street food items, one non-alcoholic drink.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: This tour visits religious sites. To respect this and for your own comfort, please wear clothing that covers your shoulders, waist and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot and humid Bangkok climate.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
This is a walking tour of approx. 3.5km. It can still feel hot and humid in Bangkok after dark, but we’ll rest when we sit down to eat at some of the food stops, although some will require standing.
The tour will still operate as scheduled if it rains, but at least it will feel cooler! Please bring an umbrella or raincoat if the sky looks grey.
The famous golden reclining Buddha at Wat Pho is not accessible or visible at night.
Closure of sites: This tour visits independent family-run businesses so schedules and menus may change. Fortunately, there are many of them in the area so your guide will make any adjustments necessary on the spot.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.