Bangkok Urban Adventures
Day tours, with a local
Want to really feel the bustling and energetic soul of Bangkok? Tours that we offer get you up close with and personal with our city, all with a local expert guide. From exploring our history on a Bangkok cycling tour, to wandering the back streets of some authentic local markets, to taking in the beauty of local temples by tuk-tuk! This city is an explosion for your senses, a mix of sights, sounds and smells. A city that we love and can't wait to share with you. Take a Bangkok day tour with a difference!
Bangkok tours open up a contradicting, yet fascinating dichotomy of being a high-tech bustling metropolis, with a strong adherence to rich cultural traditions. Set on the Chao Phraya River, you can view the boats hustle, bobble and meander its people and produce along its waters, while the iconic tuk-tuks and 30,000 taxis carry others through the vibrant Bangkok streets. Be sure to check out some of the experiential Bangkok tours we have on offer.
Age old customs are maintained in stark contrast to the modern skyscrapers and futuristic overland metro system. Saffron robed monks still wander the streets of a busy morning, some still living in simple stilt houses on the river. A sprawling city, most Bangkok sightseeing tours only touch the surface of what this 1,500 square kilometre city has beneath the surface. With more than 10 million people calling it home, it is one of the worlds largest. Be sure to have your camera handy when you tour Bangkok. And, if you time things well, you could end up in Bangkok for Songkran, the Thai new year festival. It's one of the most vibrant times of year in Bangkok, and a great time to visit.
If you're short on time, here's what we recommend if you only have 24 hours in Bangkok.
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from 10 reviews
From THB 1,867.00
Had enough pad thai to last a lifetime? Join this Bangkok tour to experience the Chinese food, culture and architecture of the Chinatown area. Be bamboozled by the market scene, see shops that sell nothing but religious paraphernalia, and try foods you've never heard of before!more...
Tuk Tuk Experience
from 3 reviews
From THB 1,347.00
Try and imagine Bangkok without the tuk tuks? It's just not the same is it? Join this Bangkok tour which uses everyones favourite compact 'car' to see some of the city's best bits.more...
Bangkok by Bike
from 7 reviews
From THB 1,479.00
Do your bit to relieve traffic congestion in Thailand's capital by joining this Bangkok tour that trades in the tour bus for the humble bicycle. Cycle through Bangkok's backstreets, along canals, past temples, and houses to see a side of this city that few visitors get to see.more...
Temple & River of Kings
from 12 reviews
From THB 2,139.00
In between the skyscrapers, towers, traffic and buzz of humanity, Bangkok hides a secret: a network of waterways that you can travel on without the stress of fighting traffic. Join this Bangkok tour to ride a longtail boat along the canals to see another side of Thailand's relentless capital.more...
Royal Ploughing Ceremony
Place: Sanam Luang - [ 01/05/2014 - 31/05/2014 ]
This special Hindu-influenced event takes place to signify the start of the rice-growing season. Attended by the King, ceremonial dress is donned and Royal Plough is taken through Bangkok's Sanam Luang Park by sacred oxen, which is done to help bring an abundant crop the following season.Bangkok Marathon
Place: Bangkok - [ 22/11/2014 ]
An annual event, the Bangkok marathon takes participants down the stunning sights. Starting at Sanam Chai Road in front of the Royal Grand Palace, participants wind down the Chao Phraya River and other city landmarks.Loy Kratong
Place: Bangkok - [ 01/10/2014 - 30/11/2014 ]
Loy Kratong is a festival to dedicated to the spirit of water. Traditionally held in November, Loy Kratong is timed for the end of the rainy season when Thai's give thanks to the Phra Mae Khong Kaen (water spirit) for the use of the water and to apologies for any misuse of the water during the main rice growing season.more events...
Bangkok Bike 2013
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13 Apr 2014 'Ah' was fantastic! The most thorough introduction to equipment I've ever had on a tour. Friendly and willing to answer all of questions. Such a great day!
01 Jan 2014 Exceeded my expectations! I really enjoyed it. Bo was lovely and as it was just the two of us, it didn't feel like the typical regimented organized tour. Thanks so much!
27 Nov 2013 China Town tour Bangkok Today was "Gof"'s most number to join to this tour. 9pax. We went to back streets of China town whole seller market area, ferry to see temples and taste roti with banana condence milk and chocolate sauce. Yum. Then had seafood for dinner before went to flower market. Lots of roses and orchids. So cheap. After market we had tried get taxi. No succese for half hour. Gof had told we get bus to get hotels or somewhere we can get taxi. That was real eye opened expiereence. Cost only 8 bahts. We had leaned real Bangkok traffic role. Specialy motor cycles were so close to cars buses. We almost touched bike helmets from bus windows.Scarey!
26 Nov 2013 ride was great and leader was awesome
13 Nov 2013 Our guide was Pam and she was excellent and a lovely person also. We also did the China Town walking tour with her, which was also excellent.
02 Oct 2013 This exceeded my expectations and I got to discover and see so much more than I would have on my own. Gof is a wonderful guide that has excellent local knowledge. I would recommend this to anyone when they land in Bangkok.
10 Sep 2013 My guide, Gof, was great - very friendly and knowledge. She was also kind enough to buy me some socks at the market when my shoes started to rub and I couldn't find small change! This is a good tour if you like a bit of exercise - although it wasn't fast, we covered a lot of ground (perfect for me, having just arrived after my flight). I saw the markets, a temple and we went on a boat ride. Dinner to top it off was great!
06 Sep 2013 I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, however I did find it very long in places. The boat ride could be a little shorter perhaps. Pam was an excellent guide and looked after our large group very well.
30 Jul 2013 Jackie Chan was mint!
29 Jun 2013 a great tour for seeing some of the less touristy but just as interesting parts of Bangkok. Great to see locals in Chinatown and at the flower markets going about their business - and not harassing you like at khao San rd... our guide was friendly an knowledgeable, and keen for us to try as many tastes and experiences as possible. All in all, a very enjoyable tour.
The Bangkok Urban Adventure team are passionate about their hometown. From the food and its amazingly friendly people to its history and all those little hidden gems that few tourists get to see. Join them in on an adventure as they introduce you to the city that they lovingly call home.
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