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  • Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

    1. Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

    Depart from your hotel in Bangkok city in the early morning and journey about 2.5 hours to Pattaya City, which is situated 150 km Southeast of Bangkok. Once arrived Pattaya city, you will take a speedboat ride for 40 minutes directly to Tien Beach on Koh Larn, also known as Coral Island. On this peaceful beach, you can choose from a variety of activities depending on your interests for the day. Go snorkeling, or relax and sunbathe on the beach. If you'd like a faster pace, try some water activities like jet skiing, banana boat riding, sea walking or parasailing. Then, enjoy lunch on the beach with a gorgeous view. Journey back to the mainland by late afternoon to visit Pattaya viewpoint located in Khao Phra Tam Nak, which is a small hill on the south of Pattaya Beach. This place is the best spot to enjoy the panoramic view of Pattaya City and Pattaya Bay from above. This spot is perfec...

    Driver was polite, quiet and very helpful. Had a pleasant day, beach was not crowded. I will recommend for a nice getaway.

  • Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

    2. Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak Market and Maeklong Railway Market

    Choose from either a shared group or private guided experience to see 2 iconic markets on a day trip from Bangkok. See a market located on the railway tracks, the Maeklong Railway Market, and a market that floats on the canals at the Damnoen Saduak Market. After pickup, board a local train to travel to the Maeklong Railway Market, also known as Talad Rom Hup (“Umbrella Pulldown Market”). Observe rice fields, salt farms and traditional houses pass by as you travel with the locals. Maeklong is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand and hugs the track of the Maeklong Railway. Gain fascinating insights into how the market is run and what products are sold here from your local guide. Marvel how market stalls and awnings are pulled back from the tracks every time a train approaches to let the train pass through. Next, head to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, one of the mos...

    Our guide, Khun Tee, was immensely kind and patient and above all very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour - totally worth the money!

  • From Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Ayothaya Floating Market Day Trip

    3. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya & Ayothaya Floating Market Day Trip

    After meeting in Bangkok in the morning, start the 2-hour drive to Ayutthaya. The ancient city of Ayutthaya was founded around 1350, and became the second capital of Siam after Sukhothai. On this full-day trip, you will explore the ruins of the old city, in the UNESCO listed Ayutthaya Historical Park. The park is an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries, and statues. Stop at the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace. The palace was originally built in 1632 by King Prasat Thong. At this spot, you can find a number of impressive buildings built in different architectural styles from Thai, Chinese and European design. Continue your tour with a visit to Ayothaya floating market and enjoy some free time for lunch. After lunch, you will visit 2 more historical sites, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wat Mahathat, to discover the historical ruins of the great temple sites. You wi...

    The guide was super friendly. It was angreat way to know more about Thailand history and culture.

  • Bangkok in a Day: Must-Visit Highlights Tour with a Guide

    4. Bangkok in a Day: Must-Visit Highlights Tour with a Guide

    Begin your 7-hour tour with a pick-up from the main lobby of your hotel in Bangkok at 08:00 AM. Then, visit the Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha, the former residence of the kings of Thailand since 1782, by local public transport. En route stop to visit the flower market to observe the local way of life of Thai people at the market. Learn about Thai history and culture from your personal tour guide. After the Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha, continue to Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha where you can marvel the great Reclining Buddha. Cross the magnificent Chao Phraya River by public boat to visit Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn. It is one of the must-visit landmarks in Bangkok where you can spot its famous giant tower, standing 70 meters high. Have an optional Thai lunch at the local restaurant before transferring to Chinatown by public boat. ...

    It was good to use the 'public transport' option as got to go on sky train, boat, tuk tuk etc. VERY hot on day of visit so take enough water! We didn't stop for lunch as we had a flight deadline The title of the tour is an indicator but personally we felt we saw a few too many Buddhas. Flower market was amazing and boat trip to venues gave a different perspective

  • From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Bus & Boat

    5. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Bus & Boat

    Depart Bangkok at 7:30 am and head to Ayutthaya by coach. Your first stop at 9:00 am is the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, which is beautifully decorated in both Chinese and European styles. Next, visit Wat Mahathat, Wat Na Phra Mane and Wat Lokayasutharam to explore the ruins of ancient palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues. Wat Mahatat is known for its Head of the Buddha, which has a tree trunk and roots growing around it, while the temple at Wat Lokayasutharam hosts the biggest reclining Buddha in Ayutthaya at a length of 42 meters and height of 8 meters.  At around 1.00 pm, board the White Orchid River Cruise at Wat Chong Lom Pier. On board, enjoy a delicious Thai or European lunch with desserts, seasonal fruits, coffee and tea. Sit back and relax as you cruise past the Chao Phraya River banks, enjoying views of famous Thai attractions such as Wat Arun, the Royal Grand Pal...

    the guide picked us up from our hotel right on time.on the way to the first attraction he was informative and very funny. we enjoyed the bus trip seeing a different side of Thailand.all the temples we visited were a wondaful insight into thai history and thoughly enjoyed our trip.the lunch cruise back to Bangkok was a perfect way to enjor another side of this amazing country.the food was lovely and lots of it.

  • From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Full-Day Trip with Driver

    6. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Full-Day Trip with Driver

    Explore the former capital of Siam on a full-day tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ayutthaya is one of Thailand's most important historic sites. At 07:00 AM you’ll be met by a private driver and head off to Ayutthaya province. Stop at Bang Pa-in Palace, a complex of royal residences first built in around the 17th century. Continue to Wat Mahathat, thought to have been built before the Ayutthaya Period, in the 14th century. Visit Wat Phrasrisanphet, the former royal monastery. The last stop is Viharn Pra Mongkolborpit, where a stunning bronze Buddha image is located. Around 4:00 PM you’ll make the return trip to Bangkok.

    Our driver was punctual, polite and attentive. As other commenters have said, they are not a guide but he was able to point out the most popular spots. Always easy to find when we were ready for the next stop. Car was very clean and came with water bottles.

  • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 6-Hour Tour

    7. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 6-Hour Tour

    Depart from Bangkok at 7:30 am, and head to Ratchaburi Province, home of the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Along the way, make a quick stop to visit a traditional Thai house, where you can see locals making brown coconut sugar. Explore the house and its surrounding area, which is home to many different animals living on the coconut plantation. Continue your trip by boarding a longtail boat for a ride along narrow canals to the floating market. See the local houses lining the canals and take a quick glance at their way of living, while you pass by. When you arrive at the market, see the amazing array of vendors in their boats, selling fresh products, from fruits and vegetables to prepared dishes. Explore the floating market at your leisure for about an hour and take time to try some authentic Thai foods, such as Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice, Boat Noodles or Coconut Ice Cream sol...

    Amazing trip and a great tour guide. Dui showed around the markets and explained some interesting Thai history. Definitely worth a trip!

  • From Bangkok: Kanchanaburi Highlights 1-Day Small Group Tour

    8. From Bangkok: Kanchanaburi Highlights 1-Day Small Group Tour

    Learn about the construction of the Burma Railway, also known as the “Death Railway,” on this 10-hour historical tour to Kanchanaburi, approximately 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of Bangkok. Upon arrival, you will tour the well-kept War Cemetery, where the graves of an estimated 9,000 Allied soldiers are tended. They perished while constructing the notorious "Death Railway,” which the Japanese had hoped would stretch all the way to the Burmese border. Uncover the terrible history of the railway at the JEATH Museum, which takes its name from the first letters of the words Japan, England, America/Australia, Thailand and Holland. See the past recreated and relived with pictures and artefacts. You will also ride a train along the original Death Railway track, with a sumptuous lunch awaiting at the disembarkation station. Return to Bangkok in the late afternoon for your hotel drop-off.

    Due to concerns over coronavirus my wife and I were the only two people on the trip. We were however still given the full tour and received excellent treatment.

  • From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

    9. From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

    Get picked up from your hotel in Bangkok at around 7:30 AM and ride about 2 hours to Pattaya City. Visit the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden structure constructed in 1981 by the sea at Laem Ratchawet. It was conceived from the concept that human civilization owes its existence to the religious and philosophical truth. You’ll learn how the grand castle has been built by ancient wood-joining techniques you can’t see elsewhere in the world including tongue and groove techniques, butt joint, dovetails, sapped spurs, and more. It’ll be your once-in-a-lifetime experience to participate in the construction of the miraculous national and world heritage. Continue your journey to Pattaya viewpoint which is located on Khao Phra Tam Nak which is a small hill on the South of Pattaya Beach. The location is the best spot to see the panoramic view of Pattaya City and its bay from above. On the hil...

    Breathtaking experience. Sanctuary of truth is definitely unique and a must see if you are traveling to Thailand. It was amazing seeing the 'workers' sculpting wood with so much passion and patience. Our guide's name was 'King kong'. He was punctual, nice, and very friendly. He gave us great tips and was an excellent guide/ personal driver. The car was really nice, clean and comfortable. Thank you King Kong for this lovely day around Pattaya and for taking us to sightseeing and for all your great tips. I highly recommend this trip.

  • Best Of Bangkok: Temples & Long-tail Boat Tour with Lunch

    10. Best Of Bangkok: Temples & Long-tail Boat Tour with Lunch

    Start your tour with a visit to the Emerald Buddha Temple. Pass by the amulet market, one of the most famous historical community markets of Rattanakosin Island. Discover the first stop of Wat Phra Kaew, regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Explore the Grand Palace, the official residence of the Kings of Thailand, now used for official events. Pass Tha Thien Market, a cultural food market. Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho, considered the earliest center for medical public education, recognized by UNESCO in its Memory of the World Programme. Learn about the history of the temple from your guide.  Rest and try Bangkok's local street food in Tha Tien. Sample Thai street food for a taste of Thai cooking traditions. Continue your journey to Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), one of Bangkok’s most famous landmarks known for its giant tower, standing 70 meters...

    The itinerary was good and our guide was good. We enjoyed the lunch and then the long tail boat ride through some canals.

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What people are saying about Bangkok

Overall rating

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based on 5,244 reviews

I booked this tour last minute in December and I was not disappointed. The guide, Bimp, was very friendly and taught the group all about Thai and Buddhist culture. I was a solo traveller and I found the tour to be interesting, and I met some lovely people. 100% recommend booking this tour!

My taxi driver was having a hard time finding the meeting place, so I called my guide and she met us at a place the driver knew. My guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and knew many of the vendors at both locations. She was able to get me some good deals.

The tour guide (Chan) was great. He had a good foundation of knowledge of the area and also helped me try some different food that I never would have tried on my own.

Our guide, Khun Tee, was immensely kind and patient and above all very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour - totally worth the money!

We loved this tour especially alone with the guide. Excellent organization. To recommend