08 December 2016

 

Amazing things to do in
Bangkok

Bangkok

Sights and sounds of Bangkok

Customers voted these their favourites

Buddhist Alms Giving & a Visit to the Flower Market
1

Buddhist Alms Giving & a Visit to the Flower Market

An early morning visit to a Buddhist temple to offer alms to the monks
is one of the most unique rituals a tourist can experience in Thailand.
Afterwards, we also visit the famous Bangkok Flower Market – a blaze
of colour and powerful scents, where the early risers get the best native
flora, including exotic native orchids that can be purchased for a fraction
of the price back home.

fr £24pp

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Tastes of Bangkok Transport
2

Tastes of Bangkok Transport

It's getting there that counts

You never get tired of roaming around the exciting city of Bangkok and on this fun trip you certainly won't get bored with the mode of transport. On this tour you can take in so many of the wonderful sights of Thailand's colourful capital city travelling by lots of different means of public transport. And you are accompanied all the way by an experienced guide.

This is a great way to see the sights and appreciate the city from a local's perspective as you travel first on one of those fun tuk-tuks. Then you join a boat trip seeing the waterfront homes and vibrant markets before taking the Skytrain to see even more of Bangkok. Then, if you are feeling adventurous, end this Tastes of Transport tour by taking a ride on the khlong ferry.

fr £29pp

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Boran Bang Pli Market & Temple Tour
3

Boran Bang Pli Market & Temple Tour

Visit the quaint local market of Boran Bang Pli, where a wide array of fresh fruits,
vegetables are on display. Bang Pli Market still operates in a very traditional style
with an interesting array of different stalls. We also visit is Wat Bang Phi Yai Klang,
located on the northern bank of Khlong Samrong in Bang Phli Yai. The temple
contains a huge reclining Buddha image of approximately 53 metres long known
as Somdet Phra Sakayamuni Si Sumet Bophit.

fr £30pp

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Midnight Food Tour by Tuk Tuk
4

Midnight Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

Experience the fun of riding around in a Tuk Tuk to discover Bangkok’s magical
atmosphere at night. Visit famous local eateries around the city sampling the local
street foods a staple favorite is Khao Man Gai (Chicken & Rice), or a
hearty helping of the best Pad Thai (fried Rice Noodles) or the best kept-secret
Guay Tiew Kua Gai (Rice noodles with chicken in a warm broth) go behind the
scenes to see how it's made. Explore the amazing flower market with its vivid
colors this market really comes to life at night. Visit a magnificent temple for a
unique night-time perspective to see the temple spires glistening in the night light.
After our trip your Tuk Tuk driver will take you back to hotel in Bangkok by midnight

fr £98pp

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Bangkok Sunset Bike Ride with Dinner
5

Bangkok Sunset Bike Ride with Dinner

Bangkok Sunset Ride” is a very gentle 4 - 4,5 hours culinary and cultural bicycle ride through Bangkok’s Thonburi side with visits to the Klongsan market, an 8 stories Chinese pagoda on the Chao Praya River. From there continue through quiet neighborhoods and stop at the second market. Here they only sell food and is the place where we will have our “starter” tonight. There are so many food-stalls but our guide will explain to you what is offered, how it is cooked, and what’s in it A stop at the Temple of Dawn – Wat Arun, before it’s time for dinner at a local restaurant. Then we continue our ride on the Thonburi side to Wat Rakhang
Khositaram where we cross the river again to the Bangkok side. After this rivercrossing
we ride along Sanam Luang and the Royal Palace until we reach Wat Po.
From here we continue our ride until we reach the Memorial Bridge connecting
Thonburi with Phranakon district and continue our ride and will finish the Bangkok
Sunset Ride at the Royal Orchid Sheraton between 22:00 - 22:30

fr £114pp

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Afternoon Rice Barge Cruise
6

Afternoon Rice Barge Cruise

Rice and easy does it!

This fun tour is the perfect lazy afternoon introduction to Bangkok. A traditional long tail boat ride takes you along the small colourful canals on the Thonburi side of the river where local life exists as it has for
centuries. See the families preparing their meals, washing their clothes and exchange smiles with the
children as they play along the waters edge

Later leave your long tail boat and hop aboard another traditional vessel, a converted rice barge 'Wan Fah' for another leisurely cruise back down the river while enjoying soft drinks and plenty of local fruit.
Fah' for a leisurely cruise back down the river enjoying soft drinks and plenty of fruit. During this part of the trip you will have a grandstand view of some of Bangkok’s most famous sites - the Wat Arun (the ornate Temple of Dawn), the Grand Palace and the Royal Barges.

Call for Prices

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Ayutthaya Day Cruise
7

Ayutthaya Day Cruise

Water, water everywhere

While staying in Bangkok there is no better way to get a real flavour for the city than by taking an Ayutthaya Day Cruise on board either the River Sun or the Grand Pearl. You are picked up early from your hotel and taken to join your vessel for a memorable trip along the 'River of Kings' seeing the floating markets and witnessing life along the banks.

This day cruise around the waterways of the city is one of the most popular tours run by Ayutthaya and you will see all the famous sights of Bangkok from the comfort of your boat. As you pass the floating markets you will see the women in their colourful outfits bartering for goods as they have for centuries. The company also has a fantastic range of other trips at competitive prices including a popular sunset cruise.

Call for Prices

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Ayutthaya Insight
8

Ayutthaya Insight

Let the train take the strain

Meet your tour guide in the morning and travel to Bangkok’s Hualamphong Train Station to board your morning train to Ayutthaya enjoying scenic views along the way. On arrival hop onto a 'Kermit' Tuk Tuk (a special type of motorised Tuk Tuk) to discover the magnificent ruins and ancient temples in the historical park. Stop near the Muslim quarter and sample one of the delights of Ayutthaya – candy floss roti.

Then visit some local houses to see how handicrafts are produced. You will then be taken to the market for lunch and your guide can give you recommendations on which local delicacies to try. After lunch, enjoy a leisurely long-tailed boat ride to Bang Pa In summer palace and explore the majestic royal mansions and one of the area's most distinctive Buddhist temples before taking the train back to Bangkok.

Call for Prices

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Baipai Cooking School
9

Baipai Cooking School

Cook up a Thai treat

Feeling a little peckish? Then get ready for an early pick-up from your hotel for a memorable day cooking and preparing traditional Thai meals and learning all about the country’s cultural heritages which are renowned internationally. Indeed, nowadays Thai cuisine is generally considered to be one of the best in the world.

At the Baipai Cooking School you will discover a true Thai taste that you’ll be able to impress your friends with back home. Enjoy the cooking lessons with traditional and practical Thai recipes in an ideal home-style learning environment. There are two sessions a day and in each you will learn about four Thai dishes. The price includes use of cooking utensils and all fresh and dry ingredients.

Call for Prices

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Bangkok Temples Tour
10

Bangkok Temples Tour

Lots of Wats to visit

Thailand is predominantly a Buddhist country with around 95 per cent of Thai's practicing the Theravada discipline of the faith. Therefore on the streets of Bangkok it is not unusual to see monks walking along the road and it is no surprise that Thailand has more than 26,000 Wat's (the local name for temple). You cannot leave without taking this half-day tour and visiting three of the most significant ones in Bangkok.

Renowned for their cultural values and sacredness, the first is the Wat Trimit, known as the temple of the Golden Buddha, which protects the three meter tall Buddha statue crafted from 5.5 tons of solid gold. Then as you pass through Chinatown you will see the second and oldest temple called Wat Pho also known as the temple of the reclining Buddha. Third and final stop is at the marble temple of Wat Benchamabophit.

Call for Prices

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Bangkok Tasty Treats
11

Bangkok Tasty Treats

After a light breakfast at your hotel, meet up with your guide in the morning and transfer to “Samyan Market” for a Thai fresh market experience. As you stroll through the market, meet locals on their morning shopping jaunts, learn about the ingredients used in Thai cooking and sample some tropical fruits.

Continue to “Century Year Old – Nanglerng Food Market” it was one of the most important markets in inner Bangkok a hundred years ago when this area of the city was flourishing. Back then, the market was a major trade centre for all the various communities living in the city. It now offers a lot of historical insights in terms of both the food and the architecture- you will see a lot of old-style wooden shop houses in the neighborhood and please your palate with local sweet and delicacies.

A short ride takes you to a small but famous local restaurant near Bangkok City Hall to enjoy an authentic Thai lunch. After this tasty morning out in Bangkok, your guide will take you back to the hotel.

Call for Prices

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Blue Elephant Cooking School Lesson
12

Blue Elephant Cooking School Lesson

Wonders of the wok

You will be welcomed with a fresh Thai herbal drink and discuss with the chef the four course meal you will be preparing before a theory class where you will be given an introduction to Thai fruits, vegetables, herbs and typical local products. The instructor will then present a cookery demonstration of the dishes that you will have to prepare.

Each student will receive a booklet with the recipes of the day and be given the cooking utensils in the practice room along with his or her own table and wok. Helped by an instructor you will then be taught and experience the culinary technique of Thai cuisine. You will produce four dishes which you can then eat in a convivial Thai setting at the Blue Elephant Restaurant.

Call for Prices

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Bridge Over the River Kwai Day Tour
13

Bridge Over the River Kwai Day Tour

Make tracks to that famous bridge

Take a trip back into more recent history with a memorable day out to the River Kwai and its famous bridge. The river lies in Kanchanaburi province to the west of Bangkok, and the first part of the tour covers sightseeing in the provincial town itself, the bridge, and the allied war cemeteries, which is a moving experience. You may even be tempted to whistle Colonel Bogie as you walk across the bridge itself!

One of the many highlights of the tour is a train ride along the death railway up to the end of the line at Nam Tok where you see a beautiful waterfall. The train slows down at the most spectacular viewpoints en route for some great photos of the stunning jungle scenery. Lunch is taken at a local restaurant, and afterwards there is also a long tail boat ride along the Kwai Noi River to enjoy.

Call for Prices

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Chinatown Walk & Shopping
14

Chinatown Walk & Shopping

Check out Chinatown

Your guide will pick you up and drive you to Chinatown square where you start an interesting walk from the Taoist temple Wat Leng Neng Yee to Rachawong pier. Along the way you pass through one of the oldest parts of Bangkok and stop along the Yaowarat Road for a cup of Chinese tea at a very old teashop, Trok Leng Moi Eia (a small soi) and Talad Kao, an interesting local market selling fresh foods, dry fruits and Chinese herbs.


Call for Prices

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Dinner Cruise on the Manohra Rice Barge
15

Dinner Cruise on the Manohra Rice Barge

Romance is in the fare!

Experience a romantic Bangkok evening in style on the luxury Manohra rice barge cruise that has been converted into one of Bangkok's finest dining venues. While cruising along the Chao Phraya River you will pass all the glittering sights, from the stunning Temple of Dawn, the illuminated Grand Palace, magnificent temples, striking bridges and other Bangkok's landmarks.

This great cruise offers a perfectly relaxing night time experience in Bangkok that you will never forget. On board, while the boat drifts slowly along the river, you will enjoy a sumptuous five-course dinner well-presented in the way the five-star hotels do. The cruise begins and ends at Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort and is a wonderful way to end any holiday in Thailand.

Call for Prices

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Floating Market Morning Tour
16

Floating Market Morning Tour

Use your bahts to barter

There are countless lively floating markets throughout the country, many within a couple of hours of the There are countless floating markets throughout the country, many within a couple of hours’ of the capital.
The colorfully clad merchants at these lively markets paddle along congested canals in sturdy canoes laden with fresh fruit and vegetables to sell on the banks. There's lots of chatter and activity – bargaining is common, that’s all part of the fun -- but don’t expect to get the price down more than a few baht.

The most famous of the floating markets is Damnoen Saduak, about 100 kilometers southwest of the city. This buzzing market is at its best in the early morning before the crowds arrive and you will feel more in the mood to haggle before the heat of the day builds up. This tour also includes a visit to Nakorn Pathom, supposedly the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia.

Call for Prices

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Grand Palace Half Day Tour
17

Grand Palace Half Day Tour

Go green and tour the palace

The most important of all Thai monuments, the beautiful Grand Palace, has to be the one must-see item on your Bangkok agenda. The Palace was the residence of the early Chakri dynasty kings built some 210 years ago. The architecture is so stunning and breathtaking that you will need to have your camera ready at all times as you walk around.

Within the extensive palace grounds is the most sacred and important of all Thai temples, the Wat Phra Kaew, containing the most revered Buddha image in the country, the Emerald Buddha, made from one solid piece of translucent green jade. To round off the tour you call in at a local lapidary factory and showroom where you will be able to buy locally made jewellery, handicrafts and silk at competitive prices.

Call for Prices

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Muay Thai Evening Boxing Match
18

Muay Thai Evening Boxing Match

Night beside the ring

Muay Thai, also known as Thai Boxing, is the country's own national sport and is followed with real passion all over Thailand. The origin of this martial art is tied closely to the history of the Thai people. In past centuries, this gentle and peace-loving nation had to defend itself from aggressive neighbours and therefore developed a hand-to-hand combat suited to the local terrain.

It was a dangerous sport in ancient times with no safety measures with the exception of long cords bound around the fists. The first fighters confronted several companies of the Siamese army in a free for all with hardly any rules. The sport is still aggressive but it is now practiced according to international rules to reduce the risks of death and injury. Hotel pick up, ringside seats and dinner are included in this memorable trip.

Call for Prices

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

Private Temples & Grand Palace Tour
19

Private Temples & Grand Palace Tour

Take a private temple trip

Tour three of the most unusual Buddhist temples in Bangkok. Wat Traimit is known as the temple of the Golden Buddha and the three meter tall statue is made from solid gold and weighs 5.5 tons. You then pass through Chinatown on your way to Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha and home to the Chedis of the Kings. At 46 meters in length and 15 meters high this Buddha is the largest in the city.

Later visit the stunning Grand Palace, one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Siamese court, which used to be the residence of the Kings of Bangkok. Here you will see palaces which were used for different occasions - the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House and Wat Phra Keo, the beautiful Emerald Buddha Temple.

Call for Prices

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

The Silk Route of Jim Thompson
20

The Silk Route of Jim Thompson

Smooth as silk!

This tour begins with a visit to the Jim Thompson House. Located along a canal in the city centre, this beautiful teak mansion was the former residence of Jim Thompson, the charismatic American silk merchant. Made up of several traditional teak buildings amid a leafy compound, Thompson spent years filling it with priceless antiques before his mysterious disappearance in 1967.

You take a tour through the house where you learn more about the man himself, his involvement in the silk trade as well as facts about Thai culture and tradition. After the tour, cross the canal to Baan Krua, a Cham Muslim village whose artisans used to weave for Jim Thompson. Today, some of the original weaving families still remain and welcome visitors to learn about their history and traditions.

Call for Prices

Save 10% by pre-booking
call now 0844·811·4444

close x

0330·100·2220i 0330 calls are included within inclusive minutes package on mobiles, otherwise standard rates apply. X 0330 calls are included within inclusive minutes package on mobiles, otherwise standard rates apply. X
 
Close
Close