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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 6-Hour Tour

1. Damnoen Saduak Floating Market 6-Hour Tour

Depart from Bangkok at 7:30 am, and head to Ratchaburi Province, home of the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Along the way, make a quick stop to visit a traditional Thai house, where you can see locals making brown coconut sugar. Explore the house and its surrounding area, which is home to many different animals living on the coconut plantation. Continue your trip by boarding a paddle boat for a ride along narrow canals to the floating market. See the local houses lining the canals and take a quick glance at their way of living, while you pass by. When you arrive at the market, see the amazing array of vendors in their boats, selling fresh products, from fruits and vegetables to prepared dishes. Explore the floating market at your leisure for about an hour and take time to try some authentic Thai foods, such as Pad Thai, Mango Sticky Rice, Boat Noodles or Coconut Ice Cream sold along the canal. Meet up with your guide to head back to the meeting point in Bangkok, where you will arrive around 1:30 - 2.00 pm. 

Bangkok: Elephant Sanctuary & Erawan Waterfall Tour

2. Bangkok: Elephant Sanctuary & Erawan Waterfall Tour

You’ll start your adventure with an early pickup before heading to the elephant sanctuary. ElephantsWorld is a conservation organization dedicated to helping these intelligent and proud creatures. Once there, you’ll listen to an introduction and safety briefing before preparing food for the elephants. Get down and dirty and give the elephants a mud bath before heading to the river to rinse them off. There will be some time to shower before you tuck in to a delicious buffet lunch. After helping yourself to delicious Thai dishes, feed the elephants the food you prepared earlier. At Erawan National Park, you’ll trek through the lush forests and caves before arriving at Erawan Waterfall. This famous seven-tiered beauty with its emerald pools is a great place to take a dip or simply relax and enjoy the scenery.

Hop On Hop Off: Tuk Tuk & Tourist Boat on Chao Phraya River

3. Hop On Hop Off: Tuk Tuk & Tourist Boat on Chao Phraya River

Make the most out of your time in Bangkok by getting a 1-day unlimited Hop on Hop off on pass for both Tuk Tuk Hop and Tourist Boat. Jump on the iconic Tuk Tuk and explore the Rattanakosin Island area which is the old Town of Bangkok. Hop on the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat for an exclusive experience along Chao Phraya River, the longest and most important river in Thailand. Travel around Bangkok’s Old Town area in a Tuk Tuk with this unique, fun and flexible hop-on, hop-off tour. These three-wheeled motorized vehicles are the most convenient way of traveling around the city as it zips through the traffic and takes tourists to their favorite attractions such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Khaosan Road, China Town, and many more. Together with a Hop-on Hop-off Pass for the Chao Phraya Tourist Boat, you will get to experience the scenery from both sides of the river and can easily hop on to ride along the lifeblood of Bangkok, formally known as the Chao Phraya River. Experience a number of tourist attractions scattered around numerous piers along the river from the old Town to the busy central business district of Sathorn. For instance, the National Museum of Royal Barges, Wat Arun, Asiatique The Riverfront, Lhong 1910, and River City. By selecting this tour, you can skip the hassle by avoiding traffic jams and expensive Tuk Tuk prices offered on the streets.

Khao Yai National Park Jungle Trekking Day Trip From Bangkok

4. Khao Yai National Park Jungle Trekking Day Trip From Bangkok

After hotel pick-up in the early hours, head to the first stop on the trek at the Kilometer 30 viewing point at Thanarat Road. Capture the scenery of the Northern part of Khao Yai National Park, great for photo opportunities. Trek onward to Kilometer 33, known as Nong Park Chi to the locals. Walk for around 2 hours, passing an observation tower and many different species of wildlife. There is a salt lick close to the tower to attract wildlife, along with a lake, open grassland and forest. Savor a traditional Thai lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, head to the Khao Yai National Park Visitor Center in the park headquarters, a useful starting point for visitors with information and interpretive facilities to enhance your appreciation of the park. See exhibits on the natural environment and wildlife of Khao Yai, and get information about day hiking trails. Finally, stop at the splendid Haew Suwat Waterfall, with plenty of shady tree spots to sit under and many large rocks to lie down on and relax. This stunning waterfall was made famous in The Beach, but is unfortunately off limits to swim in. After your full day trekking in the forest, transfer back to Bangkok at approximately 6:00 PM.

Kanchanaburi: Elephant Sanctuary & Erawan Waterfall Tour

5. Kanchanaburi: Elephant Sanctuary & Erawan Waterfall Tour

Take a relaxing break in the peaceful and natural surroundings of Elephants World. Visit the Erawan National Park and swim in the clear pools. Start your adventure by heading to the elephant sanctuary. Elephants World is an environmental conservation organization and animal rescue facility dedicated to helping ill, old and abused elephants. Listen to an introduction and safety briefing before preparing to feed the elephants. Get down and dirty and give the elephants a mud bath before heading to the river to rinse them off. There will be some time to shower before you tuck into a delicious buffet lunch. After helping yourself to delicious Thai dishes, feed the elephants the food you prepared earlier. At Erawan National Park, trek through lush forests and caves before arriving at Erawan Waterfall. Enjoy the impressive 7-tiered waterfall and emerald pools. Take a dip or simply relax and enjoy the abundance of native flora and fauna around you.

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

6. 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

7. 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: Coconut Farm, Floating Market & Train Market Tour

8. Bangkok: Coconut Farm, Floating Market & Train Market Tour

Depart Bangkok and journey southwest for about an hour past the sea salt farms and local villages on the side of the road. Arrive at Maeklong Railway Market and learn how the stalls of fresh seafood built on the train tracks respond every time a train passes through. Continue to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, via a coconut farm if time permits. Immerse yourself in the everyday hustle and bustle as the locals buy their food and household goods. Ride through the market by boat, and try your hand at haggling for a bargain. Select the private option to also have an experience at a local farm. Learn how to harvest coconut and take a rewarding drink from it.

Bangkok: Khao Yai National Park Full-Day Tour

9. Bangkok: Khao Yai National Park Full-Day Tour

Start your adventure with an early pickup before beginning the 3-hour journey north-east. You’ll have a quick stop at the famous The Birder’s Lodge to grab some coffee before arriving at Khao Yai National Park. Khao Yai Naitional Park is one of the largest national parks in Thailand and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll head down one of the many nature trails, admiring the local flora and fauna. As one of the oldest national parks in the country, you’ll find all kinds of animals living in the area, from mammals and reptiles to birds and insects. If you’re really lucky, you may just spot a herd of wild elephants nearby. After lunch, you’ll trek to Haew Suwat Waterfall and Haew Narok Waterfall, two of the park’s most picturesque bodies of water. Marvel at the majestic cascades, snap photos of the lush scenery, and take a quick respite before making your way back to Bangkok.

Unseen Bangkok Electrifying E-Scooter Guided Tour

10. Unseen Bangkok Electrifying E-Scooter Guided Tour

This fascinating electrifying e-scooter guided Bangkok culture small group tour starts with a journey through a wonderfully rich Muslim community to the Old Customs House, right on the river. This was the first stop for ancient travellers entering Bangkok and the perfect place to start your journey. From there you’ll weave through the maze of woven streets that make up Bangkok’s vibrant and bustling Chinatown. Following your well-informed guide through the diverse cultures that make up this lively part of the city, you’ll discover all it has to offer. After taking in the culture from Chinatown, its time to move on toward the river to get some cool air and absorb the smell and sights of the Flower & Vegetable markets. Not far from here you will cross the mighty mother of all rivers, the Chao Phraya River, by ferry to dock on one of the most beautiful temples Bangkok has. Continue your journey by exploring the Historic Thonburi side of the river, stopping at the incredible Princess Mother Memorial Park, with many flower gardens and exhibitions for you to leisurely enjoy. After which, you’ll also enjoy visits to Wat Prayoon, Wat Kalayanamitr and Wat Arun temples. These are all classic examples of beautiful Thai temples and culture that can’t fail to please. After you’ve taken in all the culture you can it’s a short trip back to the starting point to unwind and discuss the day’s journey with your tour group, and plenty of free soft drinks, or maybe even purchase a refreshing beer or two. With a maximum of 6 people per group and a relaxed style, you’ll always have time to ask the guides questions about the things you see. The route is quite easy and suitable for people of all ages with plenty of refreshment stops.

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What people are saying about Central Thailand

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.

Could not go to the Thai house due to COVID but instead was able to go to Maeklong train market which was really awesome. Floating market was really cool and bus tour guide was extremely nice and had a lot of good info to share. Overall amazing experience.

The support via WhatsApp from Mindy was just incredible . We were so happy with the service that we hired again the next day. It was a very convenient way to move around the city at our own pace.

Everything went without problems. We were picked up in time, got free water and overall had great experience. We did a lot of pictures and bought tasty goodies.

Great experience. Our second time. A really fun way to see Bangkok