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Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

1. Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

On the morning of your visit, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Pattaya and will be driven for approximately 30 minutes through scenic agricultural areas before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants. After being handed bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, walk with your guide through the sanctuary, discovering free-roaming elephants in a safe, sustainable and ethical environment, and hearing their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you have met all the elephants, accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin. Next, walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friend and change into some dry clothes. Finally, enjoy eating some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits. End your journey with a hotel drop-off at your place in Pattaya. 

Pattaya: Full-Day Instagram City Tour

2. Pattaya: Full-Day Instagram City Tour

Snap Insta-impressive photos in some of the most picture-worthy spots in Pattaya on this full-day Instagram tour. Start the day at 9 AM and head to the first stop at Mini Siam, a site filled with miniature-sized replicas of famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and small-scale versions of the most famous Bangkok temples Wat Arun and Wat Phra Kaew. Spend time strolling through the gardens and delighting in the colorful world landmarks. Next head to the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden Buddhist-Hindu temple that also serves as a museum. Take a look at the immensely detailed designs and carvings of elephants, gods, and other creatures before stopping for lunch. Continue to the Pattaya View Point for an unparalleled view of the cityscape against the crescent-shaped shoreline. After taking in the amazing scenery, head to Khao Chi Chan. Also known as the Buddha Mountain because of the golden etching of a Buddha figure on the side of the mountain, Khao Chi Chan is the last stop of the day. Take in the views of the 109-meter Buddha figure and the beauty of the surroundings before finishing the tour

Pattaya: 2-Hour Beginner ATV/Buggy Offroad Tour with Meal

3. Pattaya: 2-Hour Beginner ATV/Buggy Offroad Tour with Meal

Enjoy an amazing offroad tour, dedicated to having fun while riding through the unique Thai countryside. Explore the off-road trails on an awesome 330cc to 570cc ATV quad bike or a 660cc Monster Buggy.  Begin your 2-hour trip with a hotel pick up either at 9 - 9.30 am or 1.30 - 2 pm, depending on the option you choose. On arrival, receive a quick welcome briefing before gearing up and going for a practice drive.  The tour is a safe and action-packed adventure for the young and old, families, couples and groups of friends. The trip takes you along a 28 km long track, riding through a massive array of off-road terrains and scenic locations. You can enjoy the journey off the beaten track discovering adventures paths, whether in the sunshine or splashing through mud in the rain. During the tour, you will ride through pineapple, tapioca, palm oil, eucalyptus and rubber tree tropical plantations, as well as coconut jungles, beautiful farmlands and hillside tracks with amazing views. Experience riding over sand trails, mud trails and rutted dirt roads. After the tour, a complimentary deluxe beef, chicken or veggie burger with french fries and a salad will be waiting for you, along with a fresh fruit platter and free soft drinks.

Bangkok: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

4. Bangkok: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 30+ Attractions

Experience over 30 Bangkok attractions and save up to 50% compared to purchasing individual tickets. Your all-inclusive pass gives you 2, 3, 4, or 5 consecutive days (depending on the option selected) to sightsee and experience as much of this vibrant city as you want. Master recipes with a Thai cooking class at Go! Thai Cooking School, explore a private outdoor museum at Ancient City, and ride a Tuk Tuk Hop around town. Explore the city on two wheels with a Temple and Royal Palace e-scooter tour, relax with a 90-minute Thai massage, and more. Simply download your digital pass to your mobile device or print it at home before you go. Show it at each attraction or tour to gain access. It's that simple. You'll also receive a digital guide with attraction information and instructions. Attractions and tours included with your Bangkok All-Inclusive Pass: Museums and Historical Sites • Ayutthaya Day Tour (4 temples) • Bangkok Temples Guided Tour • Ancient City • Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Guided Tour • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour • The Erawan Museum • Patpong Museum • Art in Paradise Pattaya • Rural Canal and Wat Arun Guided Tour Tours and Cruises • 2-Hour Meridian Dinner Cruise (international buffet) • Chao Phraya River Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off Boat • Temple and Royal Palace E-Scooter Tour • Bangkok Culture Cycling Guided Tour • Bangkok Landmark E-Scooter Tour • Koh Kred Island E-Scooter Tour • 3-Hour Electric Scooter Guided Tour • Tuk Tuk Hop Experiences and Leisure • Go! Thai Cooking School (cooking class with 5 dishes) • 90-Minute Authentic Thai Massage Treatment at Let’s Relax Spa • Safari World Bangkok • Siam Amazing Park • Go Bangkok Bicycle Rental • Chinatown Michelin Guide Street Food Tour • The Bangkok Pub Crawl Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go.

Bangkok Airports: Transfer Pattaya, Hua Hin, and More

5. Bangkok Airports: Transfer Pattaya, Hua Hin, and More

Travel between the Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang Airport or your hotel in Bangkok to other nearby cities. Enjoy a private transfer in a comfortable van or car. Journey from the airport or your Bangkok hotel to major vacation destinations such as Pattaya, Hua Hin, Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi, Koh Samet, Koh Chang or Laem Chabang. Avoid the inconvenience of navigating public transit with heavy bags. Instead, travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle straight to your desired destination. Once you arrive at the airport you’ll be greeted by a professional driver who will help you with your luggage. This service includes expressway fees, insurance, and free on-board bottled water.

Pattaya: Half-Day Guided Enduro Tour with Meal

6. Pattaya: Half-Day Guided Enduro Tour with Meal

Your guided enduro tour adventure begins with an initial assessment to split riders into groups of similar ability. Once your group is determined, head onto the terrain suited to your riding ability. Routes range from relatively flat open dirt roads and simple hill climbs, right up to gnarly steep rutted hill ascents, tight jungle mountain tracks, and deep sand trails. Ride through various pineapple, tapioca, rubber tree, palm oil, and eucalyptus plantations and admire the natural beauty of the landscape. After your tour, you will definitely be hungry and a complimentary meal will be waiting for you. Choose between a delicious beef, chicken, or veggie burger, fries, salad, and fruit platter. Conclude your adventure by sharing your experiences during your meal.

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

7. 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 perfect for photos, so don't forget your camera! Arrive back at your hotel in Bangkok around 6-7:00 PM.

From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

8. From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

Choose between heading straight to the meeting point or being picked up from your accommodation in central Bangkok. Sit back and enjoy the air-conditioned ride as you’re taken on a full-day trip to Ko Lan (Coral Island), a dreamy island just off the coast of Pattaya. Spend 4 leisurely hours on the island of Koh Lan. Swim and snorkel in the warm, clear waters, try some beach sports, or simply relax on the white sands. Once you’ve soaked up the sun, you’ll head back to Pattaya Pier. Explore Pattaya Viewpoint and take in panoramic views of the area. Visit the incredible Sanctuary of Truth temple. Although still under construction, it’s a striking piece of architecture with detailed woodworking. Take one last glimpse of the sea before being transferred back to Bangkok.

Bangkok: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

9. Bangkok: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 3 to 7 Attractions

Choose freedom with the Bangkok Explorer Pass. Simply pick which option is best for you and gain access to some of the top attractions in Bangkok. Select the 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 choice pass and have access to these attractions over the course of 60 days. Discover 30 hand-picked experiences, including a guided tour of The Royal Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, walking in the sky at the King Power Mahanakhon, a day trip to 4 temples in Ayutthaya, and a traditional Thai massage. It’s all up to you. Save the digital pass to your phone and you’re ready to go, just show the pass at each attraction. Benefit from the digital guide, which lists all of the attractions and tours that you can choose, helping you plan your itinerary and get to the next great spot. Choose your attractions and tours from the following things to do in Bangkok: Tours and Experiences • Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha English-speaking Guided Tour • Temple and Royal Palace E-Scooter Tour • Bangkok Temples Guided Tour • 90-Minute Authentic Thai Massage Treatment at Let’s Relax Spa • Go! Thai Cooking School (Cooking Class With 5 Dishes) • Bangkok Culture Cycling Guided Tour (With Gear, Snacks & Drinks) • Bangkok Landmark E-Scooter Tour • Ayutthaya Day Tour (4 Temples) • Chinatown Michelin Guide Street Food Tour • Chao Phraya River Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off Boat with English-speaking Guide • Siam Hop Bus • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour • And more! Places of Interest • Ancient City • The Erawan Museum • Dream World Visa Admission Ticket plus Snow Town • Patpong Museum • King Power Mahanakhon Skywalk • Siam Amazing Park • Safari World Bangkok • And more! Please note attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go.

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

10. 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 hilltop, it’s also the site of Naval Radio Station where the monument of Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak, the Father of Royal Thai Navy, is situated alongside a sacred Buddha image. Enjoy your free time at Pattaya Beach, the half-moon-shaped Pattaya Beach that is 4 kilometers long with a road running parallel to the beach. There is a variety of restaurants, hotels, bars, department stores, and souvenir stores as well as other places of entertainment. Depart from Pattaya at about 3:00 PM and arrive at your hotel in Bangkok at around 6:00 PM.

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based on 741 reviews

This tour was only available as a private tour. We were picked up at the hotel. It was all wonderful. Our driver was a great driver and Nancy a great guide. She fully responded to our wishes and always explained everything to us in detail. She made our day an unforgettable experience. We were able to swim in the beautiful sea, rode speedboats and jet skis and visited the very special Monument of Truth temple. Definitely worth seeing. Thank you Nancy for a great day.

Great experience!! Being passionate and professional, the host would elaborate everything you could be interested about elephants, their cause and so on. Definitely recommended as a family day-trip!

From Start to finish, lovely people and elephants. Very hands on with the elephants . An experience to remember. Perhaps take a towel for the showers with you.

It was truly beautiful and it’s worth a visit while you are in Bangkok, we were amazed at the detailed woodcarving and beautiful sea side view!

Very good experience. Car was clean Person who came was nice driver. He helped us drop near the location we requested