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.
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Visit Bangkok’s Chinatown markets at dusk and experience a unique facet of Bangkok’s melting pot. Savour Yaowaphanit Road’s delicious cuisines and explore the vibrant night markets, and visit the world’s largest golden Buddha, a highly sacred object. Be tempted by clothing from the Saphan Phut Market, and feast your eyes on the exotic fruits and flowers of Pak Khlong; a photographer’s dream.
Tuk Tuk Experience From THB 1,283.00
Jump on a tuk-tuk for a rambling Bangkok adventure. Call into Wat Po, then weave through the streets to Phahurat Market to fill up on tasty snacks in Little India. Watch the city whiz by winding up to Wat Saket, then climb the 318 steps of the Golden Mount. These nimble vehicles are an exciting way to get around and the best way to discover Bangkok's buzzing backstreets.more...
Bangkok by Bike From THB 1,409.00
Bike through backstreets, along waterways and into Bangkok's historic heart. Cycle through suburban pockets, past traditional houses and golden temples, meeting locals along the way. Discover areas untouched by the hectic city. Peeking behind the frantic face of Bangkok, it's as easy as riding a bike.more...
Temple & River of Kings From THB 1,954.00
Discover Bangkok’s glittering heart on this grand journey along its web of canals. Glide down the Chao Phraya River on a longtail boat past a vibrant array of daily life. Admire the reclining Buddha on a walking tour through Wat Pho and marvel at the magnificence of the Grand Palace. From the fluid veins of the city, to the spiritual heart of the nation, embark on this voyage of discovery.more...
Royal Ploughing Ceremony
Place: Sanam Luang - [ 01/05/2013 - 31/05/2013 ]
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 - [ 22/11/2013 ]
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 - [ 01/10/2013 - 30/11/2013 ]
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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01 May 2013 a fun,great way to see the real Bangkok.highly recommended
04 Apr 2013 excellent tour! it was great to see a part of Bangkok that we would have likely not seen walking around ourselves
21 Mar 2013 Joe was an excellent guide, his passion and enthusiasm were infectious! I was the only person on the tour, so it was great to have the 1 on 1 interaction. The trip through the canals was great - would have been nice to see some markets). Visiting the palace and sleeping buddha was lovely, beautiful architecture and sights. Thanks for a very enjoyable day!
21 Mar 2013 Joe is a fantastic guide and he explained a lot about the culture and traditions. He is one of the best guides I have ever had and I have done many Intrepid trips. The trip through Chinatown and the flower market was great. Unfortunately the night market had not opened yet (they were setting up stalls) so did not get much out of that. The tour would have been more enjoyable if there were more people on it to encourage interaaction
15 Mar 2013 Trip exceeded my expectations. I had the opportunity to see Thailand from a Thai persepective and Pam was just wonderful. Her passion for the guide role and for her culture was astonishing
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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