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Kanchanaburi River Kwai & Hellfire Pass Private Tour

1. Kanchanaburi River Kwai & Hellfire Pass Private Tour

Meet and greet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Bangkok at 7 AM. Start your full day private tour to the highlights of Kanchanaburi province and the most important WW2 memorial sites. The drive to Kanchanaburi province will take about 2 hours. First, visit the JEATH war museum, war cemetery and the Bridge over the River Kwai. Learn about how the notorious Burma-Siam railway, built by Commonwealth, Dutch and American prisoners of war, was a Japanese project driven by the need for improved communications to support the large Japanese army in Burma. Discover all of the bridge's history at the museum. Afterward, take a train ride on the Death Railway. After lunch and another 45min drive, see and learn more about the history at the Hell Fire Pass and Memorial. End the day with a visit to one of the most beautiful waterfalls of the country, Saiyoke Noi. Enjoy time to relax and take in the beautiful environment. Finally, head back to your accommodation in Bangkok.

Bangkok: Canal Boat Tour with Riverside Highlights

2. Bangkok: Canal Boat Tour with Riverside Highlights

Spend the day exploring many of Bangkok's highlights on a guided tour. Navigate its canals on a boat ride, visit the National Museum of Royal Barges, discover The Artists' House, and wander through Chinatown. Start your tour by heading to the Pak Klong Talad flower market. Wander around the colorful market before boarding a long tail boat and traversing through the city’s canals. Explore the National Museum of Royal Barges. Converted from an old shipyard, today it exhibits intricately ornamented royal barges used in ceremonial processions by both royalty and locals. Visit The Artist’s House, a centuries-old house-turned-art gallery that features local art, photography exhibits, and a puppet show. Next, head to Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen, a temple with a beautiful green stupa and the city’s tallest Buddha statue. Finally, check out Chinatown, famous for its bustling atmosphere, foodie spots, and shopping. Get some shopping done, grab a bite to eat, or simply explore the area before your guide drops you off at the Wat Mangkon MRT Station.

Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun: Guided Tour in Spanish

3. Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun: Guided Tour in Spanish

Set off on one of the most popular and spectacular Spanish-guided tours in Bangkok, thoughtfully designed to allow guests to see all the most important and well-known attractions in one day. Travel on foot and with all kinds of transport such as tuk tuk, boat, air train, and subway, avoiding the infamous traffic problems of Bangkok. Learn about the history of Thailand, its monarchy, and the most important temples of the great capital, Bangkok. Immerse yourself in this great city, full of secrets and contrasts. The first stop is at the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), which is famous for being the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok and boasts impressive enclosures and an area of almost 20 acres. The Grand Palace, one of the homes of the King of Thailand, is a must-visit site and is known worldwide. Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keo) is the most important Buddha in Thailand. Visit the temple where religious ceremonies continue to be held today. Afterwards, cross the river on a fun, sightseeing tour by boat. Take in beautiful, panoramic views of the city before arriving to the next stop of the tour, Wat Arun, better known as the temple of dawn. Marvel at its silhouette made of Chinese porcelain and climb to the top of its pagoda to hear about its history. Choose the tour option that best suits your needs and benefit from the service of a Spanish-speaking guide.

From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Private Full-Day UNESCO Trip

4. From Bangkok: Ayutthaya Private Full-Day UNESCO Trip

Choose to meet your guide at the meeting point or take advantage of hotel transfer services from your accommodation in Bangkok. Drive towards the Ancient city of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. Make your first stop at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet which was for a long time considered to be the spiritual center of Thailand. Situated within the royal palace grounds, the temple is the royal monastery and is a model of the royal temple of the Emerald Buddha or Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok. Then, head to Wat Mahathat Ayutthaya which is one of the oldest and most significant temples in the history of Ayutthaya as it housed the Buddha's holy relic. The temple is most famous for the Buddha head situated in a Bodhi tree root. Next, stop at Wat Ratchaburana which houses a large number of Buddha images and gold artifacts. Enjoy lunch that will be served at Krungsri River Hotel. In the afternoon, continue on to the Chao Samphraya National Museum. Admire the most important objects here including the Buddha relics found inside the crypt of Wat Mahathat and other golden treasures like the golden sword, the golden headgear (hat), the miniature royal regalia, golden sculptures, and more. Then, visit Wat Lokaya Sutharam to see the 42-meter-long reclining white Buddha. Last but not least, finish the trip at Wat Chaiwattanaram which rests on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. Learn about how the temple was ordered to built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong to honor his mother featuring the architectural style influenced by the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia. Arrive back in Bangkok at around 5 PM.

Bangkok: Jim Thompson House and Baan Krua Community Tour

5. Bangkok: Jim Thompson House and Baan Krua Community Tour

Around 08:30 AM, your English-speaking guide will meet you at your hotel in Bangkok and will take you, in an air-conditioned car, to visit the legendary Jim Thompson House museum. On arrival, the guide will provide you with some information about the place before entering the house. After entering the traditional house, the Jim Thompson guide will escort you to see different sections inside. The house consists of a complex of six traditional Thai-style houses, teak structures that were purchased from several owners and brought to the present location from various parts of Thailand. Construction of the Thai house was completed in 1959. Since his disappearance in 1967, little has changed in the home that was the city's most celebrated social center.  After visiting the house, your guide will take you to the Baan Krua Nhua community, located on the bank of the Klong Saen Saeb River. It has been the area of the Cham people since the reign of King Rama I. The Cham people usually work as fisherman and silk weavers. From this folk wisdom came Jim Thompson, the famous proprietor, fascinated by Thai silk. He supported the silk weaving in this community and bought it into his own company. The brand Jim Thompson was popular all over the world. Nowadays, the people in this community still keep the silk weaving profession. The silk is unique due to its high-quality texture, beautiful color and durability.  You will get to visit the house of Uncle Aood, the last family of the Baan Krua community who still continue the silk business for a living today. Also, you will have an opportunity to buy the quality silk products directly from the original place. At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Bangkok: Full-Day Private Customized Tour with Transport

6. Bangkok: Full-Day Private Customized Tour with Transport

Begin your 8-hour customized private journey of Bangkok by meeting your friendly guide and your private driver at the hotel lobby. Benefit from an itinerary that can be altered and adjusted according to your interests. Your licensed tour guide will make sure your tour of Bangkok is tailored exactly to your needs and desires. Sit back and relax in your very own air-conditioned vehicle as you travel around the city. Enjoy full flexibility and decide whether you want to visit major sightseeing attractions, eat great street food, explore the flower market, take a little canal boat tour, or simply bargain better at the shopping malls like MBK Center or Platinum. Explore Rattanakosin Island to see the Grand Palace, Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho or Wat Arun. Check out the famous Khao San Road or Chatuchak Weekend Market. Feel hassle-free and let the guide arrange things for you to enjoy the fascinating city at its best.

Bangkok: Kanchanaburi and Erawan Waterfall Private Tour

7. Bangkok: Kanchanaburi and Erawan Waterfall Private Tour

Explore western Thailand on a private tour from Bangkok. Starting with pickup at 7:00 AM, travel 2.5 hours to Kanchanaburi, learning about the history of this area and life under Japanese occupation in WWII from your English-speaking guide as you go.   The first stop will be at the Allied Cemetery and the JEATH (Japanese-English-American-Australian-Thai-Holland) War Museum. Learn about the poor circumstances of the Asian convicts and European POWs during the construction of the Myanmar railway. Next, you will visit the iconic bridge over the River Kwai, the main landmark of Kanchanaburi. Wait until the local train passes and enjoy the view of the picturesque river. After a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, you will proceed to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Thailand, the Erawan Waterfalls. The waterfall consists of 7 plateaus and has many caves hidden behind the walls of water. If you wish, you can take a dip in the crystal-clear pools.  At the end of the tour, hotel drop-off will be provided. You will reach your hotel in Bangkok at around 6:00 PM.

Bangkok: Jim Thompson House Guided Tour with Transfers

8. Bangkok: Jim Thompson House Guided Tour with Transfers

Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel either in the morning or in the afternoon, depending on your time chosen. Drive from your hotel through the city center to arrive at Jim Thompson’s House. Jim Thompson was the legendary American architect-entrepreneur who settled in Thailand after WWII and almost single-handedly revived the Thai silk industry. Thompson's achievements during his 25-year stay in the Kingdom of Thailand have won him much fame as the "Legendary American of Thailand". Since his mysterious disappearance in 1967 in the jungle of Malaysia, little has changed in the home that was the 'talk of the town'. Even today, this iconic Thai-style house, which contains extensive collections of art and antique objects, continues to be a key stop for visitors to Bangkok. Jim's maze of seven Thai-style teak houses has since been converted into a small private museum filled with his priceless collection of Asian antiques, pottery, and curiosities. After touring all the corners of this spectacular house and the lush gardens, your guide and driver will safely bring you back to your hotel.

Bangkok: Kanchanaburi, River Kwai & Death Railway Tour

9. Bangkok: Kanchanaburi, River Kwai & Death Railway Tour

Make the most of your day of adventure and start early with a smooth pickup from Bangkok. Catch up on sleep in the comfy air-conditioned van on the way to your first stop, the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Walk along the perfectly kept grounds as you honor the fallen soldiers and prisoners of war and civilians who died while working on the infamous Death Railway (Siam-Burma Railway) under the Japanese Empire. Head to the JEATH Museum, built to commemorate those who lost their lives while working on the railway during World War II. The JEATH War Museum was named after the nationalities of those that worked on the railway: Japanese, English, Australian, American, Thai, and Hollander. Examine exhibits from the war such as weapons, tools, uniforms, medals, and replicas of the living conditions the prisoners of war lived in. Make a quick stop at the Bridge over the River Kwai, where you’ll experience the subject of your earlier history lessons. At Tham Krasae Station, a picturesque railway section that snakes around a cliff, admire the views, see the trains pass by, and fill up on some tasty lunch. Enjoy a quick coffee break before stopping at Wat Tham Suea, otherwise known as the Tiger Cave Temple. Don’t miss the tiger paw prints on its cave walls and the large, gleaming, 18-meter-tall Buddha statue at the top. Make the steep hike and be rewarded with a close-up view of the statue as well as the impressive scenery of the surrounding landscape. After exploring and taking photos at Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave Temple), begin your journey back to Bangkok, with some of Thailand’s unforgettable history engraved in your mind.

Bangkok: Ultimate Shopping Experience with Private Driver

10. Bangkok: Ultimate Shopping Experience with Private Driver

If you love shopping, then this tour is designed for you. Get picked up conveniently from your hotel in Bangkok and board an air-conditioned vehicle to begin your 8-hour shopping experience. Visit all the different shopping destinations that you desire. Enjoy a shopping trip in Bangkok without having to worry about carrying your bags around. If you are looking for medium to high-end brands, it is recommended that you visit malls such as CentralWorld, Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery, EmQuartier, Emporium, Gaysorn Village, Jim Thompson or Erawan. Alternatively, if you are looking for souvenirs, IT gadgets or cheaper clothes you can visit independent shops in MBK, Terminal 21, Platinum Mall, Asiatique, Pantip Plaza, Chatuchak Weekend Market or Union Mall. As well as the services of a driver and private vehicle, you can choose the option including an English-speaking guide. Your guide will help you to find the best deals and bargain with merchants to get lower prices. Forget carrying heavy bags, the struggle of looking for directions, and choosing from many transport options. Shop until you drop.

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Our driver Mr.Boeing and our driver MrSakka made sure that we had a memorable trip to Ayutthaya. They reached the hotel lobby dot on time and drove us safely to Ayutthaya. Right from the start they showed genuine interest in helping us with anything we might need often going above and beyond. They patiently answered our queries, explained tje detailed history of all the sites. The lunch arranged was very tasty !They looked after us very well during th trip. Thank you to their hard work - we had a memorable stay in Bangkok

Before we set off, our guide DaDa discussed the places which we wanted to go and provided options on those which could not be cover within the allocated time. The plan was great and well carried out. We are able to cover what we wanted to see on the day. DaDa also took good care of our food preference and brought us to a good Thai + Western lunch, After You toast and Koi bubble tea! We had a very good and enjoyable meal!

Amazing day, well worth the price! Boeing was an informative and animated guide, natural born storyteller who brought history to life. Sam was a friendly and safe driver. We didn’t get to the museum but every other experience was remarkable and we managed to avoid crowds by altering the order of events, smart move! A personalised and very special experience. Highly recommended.

This is the best tour you can take in Bangkok. The guides are very knowledgeable and you get to see the real people, neighborhoods and historic sites plus flower market and street food places plus a "Long" boat trip. I am going to do this in several places as I go to Vietnam, Cambodia and Malasia.

Totally awesome tour more than expected our tour guide Golf was well educated informed and great sense of humour. Thoroughly enjoyed only improvement would be add lunch in Chinatown at end of trip Thanks Mike Canada