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

    1. 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

    2. 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.

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

    3. 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.

  • From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak & Ayutthaya Combination Tours

    4. From Bangkok: Damnoen Saduak & Ayutthaya Combination Tours

    Day 1: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Maeklong Train Market (6 Hours) Board your air-conditioned van in downtown Bangkok by 6:30 AM and drive about 45 minutes to Ban Na Kwang train station where you take a local train to the picturesque Maeklong Railway Market. It is one of the largest fresh seafood markets in Thailand and is centered on the Maeklong Railway's track. Whenever a train approaches, the awnings and shop fronts are moved back from the rails, to be replaced once the train has passed. Continue to visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Discover the most famous floating markets in Thailand, take in the sights and sounds of the floating vendors. Don't forget to snap some shots and try some foods when you wander through the colorful boats. Get transferred back to Bangkok around 1:30 PM or 2:00 PM. Day 2: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Bus & Retu...

  • From Bangkok: Private Nonthaburi Cultural Experience & Tour

    5. From Bangkok: Private Nonthaburi Cultural Experience & Tour

    Depart Bangkok by boat and head towards Nonthaburi, admiring scenic river views, beautiful temples, bridges, and iconic landmarks along the way. Arrive at Nonthaburi Pier and hop onboard a local-style minibus to reach the next destination, a stunning temple with a small market offering seasonal products. Continue the tour with a longtail boat ride through Nonthaburi’s peaceful canals and waterways, lined with picturesque houses. Watch the locals go about their day and get a sense of what life is like here in the city. Arrive at a typical Thai waterside home and meet the resident, a friendly local who shares their story of the community. Later, enjoy a selection of activities, which vary from day to day as per availability. Activities on offer include an eco-friendly craft workshop, a cooking and tasting session of an authentic specialty, and a lesson in local planting. Finish the tour ...

  • Unseen Bangkok Electrifying E-Scooter Guided Tour

    6. Unseen Bangkok Electrifying E-Scooter Guided Tour

    This fascinating electrifying e-scooter guided Bangkok culture small group tour starts with a journey through a wonderfully rich Muslim community to the Old Customs House, right on the river. This was the first stop for ancient travellers entering Bangkok and the perfect place to start your journey. From there you’ll weave through the maze of woven streets that make up Bangkok’s vibrant and bustling Chinatown. Following your well-informed guide through the diverse cultures that make up this lively part of the city, you’ll discover all it has to offer. After taking in the culture from Chinatown, its time to move on toward the river to get some cool air and absorb the smell and sights of the Flower & Vegetable markets. Not far from here you will cross the mighty mother of all rivers, the Chao Phraya River, by ferry to dock on one of the most beautiful temples Bangkok has. Continue your ...

    A lot of fun and really easy to drive the E-Scooter. Our lovely Guide Oh was amazing!

  • Bangkok: Customized Private Long-Tail Boat Hire with a Guide

    7. Bangkok: Customized Private Long-Tail Boat Hire with a Guide

    Meet your guide at Tha Maharaj, also known as Maharaj Pier, and depart on a long-tail speedboat journey on the “River of Kings,” the Chao Phraya River. Benefit from a private guide and included travel insurance to ensure your safety is the top priority. Choose between 1, 1.5 or 2-hour tour options, and customize the itinerary based on your interests, as long as it is realistic time-wise and can be adjusted if necessary after meeting your guide. Once the tour is finished, you will be transferred back to the Tha Maharaj Pier. The places you can visit include: • Wat Arun or “Temple of Dawn,” one of Bangkok's most famous temples on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River • Wat Kalayanamit, a prominent local Thai Buddhist temple located next to the river in an area considered one of the most important in Bangkok's history • The Artist's House (Baan Silapin), a 2-floor, L-shaped wooden build...

  • From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Car & Cruise in Spanish

    8. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Day Tour by Car & Cruise in Spanish

    Explore the Ayutthaya Historical Park on a full-day tour from Bangkok with an official Spanish-speaking guide. Choose to take a shared group tour from one of two meeting points in central Bangkok, or upgrade your experience to a private tour with included hotel pickup and drop-off. Get picked up either at the meeting point at Narai Hotel at 7 AM or the meeting point at Rambuttri Village Inn & Plaza Hotel at 7:30 AM, unless you take a private tour where you'll be picked up at your hotel. Drive to Ayutthaya for about 1.5 hours to visit the famous temples in the old city, such as Wat Phra Si Sanphet temple, which was largely destroyed by the Burmese armies in 1767. Move on to Wat Mahathat, “the temple of the Great Relic,” which enshrined Buddha relics and was the seat of the Supreme Patriarch and the center of Buddhism in the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Next, explore Wat Yai Chaimongkol, “the Mona...

  • From Pattaya: Bangkok Temples Full-Day Tour

    9. From Pattaya: Bangkok Temples Full-Day Tour

    Don’t miss out on visiting some of Bangkok’s most beautiful temples from Pattaya. This full-day tour of Bangkok’s most famous temples includes six unique sites you won’t see anywhere else. Start the day nice and early before heading to the first stop, the Bangkok Flower Market. Known locally as Pak Khlong Talat, it is the city's largest wholesale flower market and is open 24/7. See the colorful displays of flowers, before cruising across the river to the next stop: Wat Arun. Situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, is a Hindu temple named after the sun god Aruna. Spend some time here exploring and admiring the colorful spires that can be seen from most viewpoints in Bangkok.  Next stop is Wot Pho, a giant 46-meter long Buddha statue on its side. Besides housing hundreds of Buddha images, Wat Pho is also considered a leading school in ...

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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.

One of the best organized tourS I have taken. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, witty and well versed in English. I had an excellent Thai history lesson.

The guide was great. The tour was informative and the return trip by ship was absolutely great. Food on board was very good and sufficient.

Our group had a nice time. There is enough time to explore every site. Water was provided and a tasty buffet lunch.

We had a lovely day and saw lots! We had a lovely Thai lunch also