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These are the best tours in Thailand!

These are the best tours in Thailand!

One of the best and easiest ways to explore Thailand is to take a (multi-day) tour or day trip. From the majestic temples of Bangkok, to the rolling hills of Chiang Mai and the beautiful landscapes of Khao Sok, and everywhere in between, Check out the best tours in Thailand & Book Directly!

Explore Bangkok with exciting day tours!

Are you looking for cultural sights, the most beautiful temples or special places in Bangkok, but don’t know where to start in Thailand’s immense capital? Then booking an excursion in Bangkok is an easy and quick solution. With a day tour in Bangkok, you can be sure that you won’t miss anything and that you will actually see what you want to see. Your guide knows the area like the back of his hand and speaks the language. You can choose from different types of tours and from a full or half day tour.

If you only have 1 or 2 days in Bangkok, then a tour is the best way to get the most out of your vacation. Because everything is booked in advance, you don’t waste time searching for your destination or arranging transportation. You just go see what you want to see without detours, so no obligatory stops at a clothing manufacturer or a jewelry factory, you can spend that time elsewhere in Bangkok! You just have to enjoy all the beauty Bangkok has to offer.

SAVE MONEY: When booking your tour in Bangkok, mention the code ‘ThailandMagazine.com’. You will receive a discount not only on the tours we describe, but also on many other great tours, day trips and excursions in Thailand!

Bangkok Hidden Treasures

A half-day tour that shows you a different side of Bangkok. You go to Thonburi, the ancient capital of Thailand across the Chao Phraya River. It is a hidden gem with lots of history and surprises. You will enjoy cruising through the Khlongs, which are the lifeblood of local communities.You will also cycle through the different districts known as “One district, three religions.” You’ll see the Santa Cruz Church and an old Portuguese settlement, among others. An extraordinary tour!

Tour Includes:
– High quality mountain bikes and helmets
– Boat rides through traditional ‘Khlongs’
– Traditional Thai lunch
– Traditional Thai snacks and refreshments
– Experienced English speaking guide

Places visit & tour highlights:
– Traditional Thai Buddhist temples
– Local markets
– Khlong Bang Luang community
– The house of the artist (Baan Silapin)
– Fish feeding
– Long tail boat ride through local communities
– Local Thai communities
– Traditional Thai Puppet show (only if available)

Please wear appropriate clothing for the temples.

Duration: 4-4.5 hours
Start: 8:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Price for this tour: 1,500 Baht p.p.

Bangkok Way of Life

On the Bangkok Way of life tour of The Other Side of Bangkok, you will explore Thailand’s capital city by bicycle, walking and sailing by longtail boat. You will visit an orchid farm, cruise through Bangkok canals, cycle through narrow streets, visit the famous Artist House and a Buddhist temple. Along the way, you’ll also prepare your own Thai lunch!

In short, this tour lets you experience a side of Bangkok in one day that you would never have seen otherwise! The Bangkok Way of Life tour takes about six hours and is available Monday through Friday.

Tour Includes:
– High quality mountain bikes and helmets
– Boat rides through traditional ‘Khlongs’
– Homemade traditional Thai lunch
– Traditional Thai snacks and refreshments
– Experienced English speaking guide

Tour sights and highlights:
– Traditional Thai Buddhist temples
– The house of the artist (Baan Silapin)
– Longtail boat ride through local communities
– Cooking class with a local family
– Khlong Bang Luang community
– Orchid nursery
– Thonburi railroad yard (steam locomotives)

Please wear appropriate clothing for the temples.

Available: On weekdays only
Start time: 9 a.m.
Duration: 5-6 hours

Price for this tour: 2,100 Baht p.p.

Bangkok Jungle Oasis

On this cool tour, you will explore Bang Kachao Island in Bangkok by bicycle. This island is also known as the green lung of Bangkok. During this bike tour you will cycle on paths on stilts, over mangroves and right through the jungle, plantations and past traditional Thai houses. Bang Kachao Island has been named one of the best urban oases in the world by Time Magazine!

During this bicycle tour, you will easily forget that you are in Bangkok! The tour is available daily. The tour starts at 8:30 am and ends at 1:30 pm.

Tour Includes:
– High quality mountain bikes and helmets
– Traditional Thai food
– Traditional Thai snacks and refreshments
– Experienced English speaking guide

Sights and highlights:
– Bang Num Phung Floating Market (open on weekends)
– Bangkok Tree House
– Bang Num Phung Local Host Family
– “Green-Route” bike path
– Sri Nakhon Khuean Khan Park
– Traditional Thai Buddhist temples
– Fish feeding
– Local communities
– Narrow jungle path

Please wear appropriate clothing for the temples.

Available: Every day
Start: 8:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Duration: from 4-4.5 hours

Price for this tour: 1,300 Baht p.p.

Bangkok Floating Markets

If you love good food and love being out in nature, then a bicycle tour to Bangkok’s Weekend Floating Market is a special and fun tour! This full-day tour takes you to one of the most authentic floating markets off the tourist routes. You’ll cycle through local communities, along canals (Khlongs) and right through the countryside. And from the longtailboat, you’ll get a unique view of how the locals live here. With this tour you see the highlights of Bangkok in one day! This tour is only available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tour Includes:
– High quality mountain bikes and helmets
– Boat rides through traditional ‘Khlongs’
– Traditional Thai lunch
– Traditional Thai snacks and refreshments
– Experienced English speaking guide

Places visit & tour highlights:
– Wat Saphan Floating Market
– Khlong Lad Mayom Floating Market
– Taling Chan Floating Market
– The house of the artist (Baan Silapin)
– Longtail boat ride through local communities
– Visit Orchid nursery
– Visit to traditional Thai Buddhist temples
– Thonburi railroad yard (steam locomotives)
– Khlong Bang Luang community

Please wear appropriate clothing for the temples.

Available on Saturday and Sunday only
Start time: 9 a.m.
Duration: 5-6 hours

Price of this tour: 2,100 Baht p.p.

Organize your own tour

Have you been to Thailand before or do you have more than enough time to discover Bangkok by yourself? Then you can choose to arrange your own bicycle tour. You will usually spend more time getting to your destination, but you can come and go as you please and you are often cheaper.

If you enjoy figuring things out for yourself and don’t mind if things go differently than you planned in advance, arranging your own bike tour is super fun to do!

We organized our own bicycle tour in Bangkok. We used the local bus, got stuck in traffic jams of course, but ended up cycling all by ourselves (on rickety) bicycles through Bangkok’s green lung! At the end of the day we were exhausted, but it was an experience we wouldn’t have wanted to miss. Read about our adventure here!

Longtail boat in the Klongs of Bangkok, with in the background a large Buddha statue

Tours and day trips in Khao Sok National Park

Khao Sok National Park is a destination that definitely deserves a place on your bucket list when traveling to Thailand. It is a beautiful nature reserve that has a lot to offer. You can take beautiful hikes and explore the beautiful Khao Sok Lake by longtail boat. You’ll feast your eyes! One of the highlights is sleeping in a floating cottage between the limestone rocks on the lake! An amazing experience!

Khao Sok is centrally located and combines well with a number of popular destinations in Southern Thailand, such as Phuket, Krabi, Ao Nang, Phang Nga and Khao Lak. From these destinations, Khao Sok can usually be reached within a few hours by cab or minibus.

Khao Sok Lake Day Trip

Khao Sok Lake can be visited as a day trip or as a multi-day tour. You will be picked up from your accommodation and taken to Cheow Lan Lake pier. Here you will board a longtail boat and take a beautiful boat ride across the lake to the floating cottages with a floating restaurant. After lunch you will have time to kayak and swim in the wonderfully clear waters of Khao Sok Lake.

Depending on the season you will make a trek to a cave, waterfall or viewpoint. This is followed by a beautiful trip by longtail boat across the lake back to the pier. From the pier you will be taken by minibus to your hotel or resort in Khao Sok. Click on the button for the full tour description.

Price of this tour: 1,500 Baht p.p.

Khao Sok Lake, stay overnight in floating bungalows/cottages

On the beautiful lake of Khao Sok Lake, near Khao Sok National Park, you can spend a special night in a floating hotel. The hotel has small floating houses/ bungalows in the middle of a beautiful emerald green lake, which is surrounded by limestone rocks of sometimes more than 1000 meters high!

The lake at Khao Sok Lake has a lovely temperature of 28°C year-round. You can swim, canoe, relax and take jungle tours to waterfalls, caves and viewpoints. The lake is surrounded by lush jungle that is home to unusual animals such as gibbons and hornbills. But wild elephants are also still regularly seen here! A visit to Khao Sok Lake is unforgettable and should not be missed on your trip to Thailand!

Khao Sok Lake, 2 day/ 1 night tour

On the 2 day / 1 night tour, you follow a similar itinerary to the day tour, with one major difference. You check in at your floating house before lunch and stay there while the day tour group departs. Later in the day, you take a longtail boat ride to explore the breathtaking Khao Sok area and spot birds, monkeys and elephants. As night falls, fall asleep with the soothing sounds of the jungle in the background. An experience never to be forgotten!

Wake up early the next day and board a longtail boat for a morning safari to rediscover the breathtaking nature of Khao Sok. The tour ends with a final scenic boat ride back to the pier, where you will be picked up by a bus and taken to your hotel or resort in Khao Sok National Park. Click the button for the full tour description.

Price of this tour: 2,500 Baht p.p.

Khao Sok Lake private tour

You can choose to book the day tour or the 2 day / 1 night tour as a private tour. You will then have your own longtail boat and a private guide who will stay with you throughout the tour. The trekking and boat trips on the lake will then also be made only with your own guide. In consultation with the guide it is possible to adapt the tour to your personal wishes and/or extend your stay on the lake to 2 nights/3 days or more if you wish. Click on the button for full tour descriptions options….

Price of this tour: 7,600 Baht p.p. (based on stay in standard floating cottage)

Luxe drijvende huisjes op het Cheow Lan Lake in Khao Sok National Park

Hiring your own longtail boat Khao Sok

You can rent your own longtail boat at the Ratchaprapha Marina pier. The cost is about 2,000 baht for 2 hours and 2,800 baht for 3 hours, regardless of the number of people. You do pay an additional 300 baht park fee per person. There is no guide on the boat and no jungle trekking, as this is not allowed at Khao Sok Lake without a guide. You do make a beautiful boat trip on the lake. There is a small supermarket at the pier. You can save on the cost of the boat by sharing it with other people.

It is recommended to gather people in advance, for example in our WhatsApp or Facebook group. In fact, most people at the pier come via an organized tour.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY

Limestone Cliffs In Cheow Lan Lake

Tours and day trips in and around Chiang Mai

Located 700 km north of Bangkok, Chiang Mai is the largest city in northern Thailand. The heart of this city is known for its beautiful Buddhist temples and winding alleys, with an abundance of quaint stores and particularly beautiful buildings. The weekend markets on Saturday and Sunday are known for delicious and affordable Thai cuisine and handmade souvenirs available in a variety of colors.

In Chiang Mai, you can take various day trips and tours to visit mountain tribes and temples. A popular activity in Chiang Mai is taking a cooking class. Once you have tasted Thai food, you will know why everyone wants to be able to prepare these dishes themselves.

SAVE MONEY:When booking your tour in Bangkok, mention the code ‘ThailandMagazine.com’. You will receive a discount not only on the tours we describe, but also on many other great tours, day trips and excursions Chiang Mai!

Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand, Eco Trekking

Visit Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s highest mountain. The area is known for its beautiful views, fresh air, special flora and fauna, waterfalls and mountain tribes. You will walk the Pha Dok Sieuw trail with a local guide who comes from the region himself. You will also visit a Karen mountain tribe village and a Hmong mountain tribe. The mountain tribes in this area are known for their coffee production. Of course, you won’t leave the area without tasting some of this. Visiting Thailand’s highest mountain is literally and figuratively one of the highlights of your visit to Chiang Mai.

Tour Content:

  • Pick up from your hotel between 7:00 – 7:30 AM.
  • Drive about 1.5 hours to Doi Inthanon National Park.
  • Visit the Wachirathan Waterfall.
  • Begin the 2-hour hike on the Pha Dok Siew Trail.
  • Visit the village of the White Karen mountain tribe famous for its coffee plantations.
  • Taste the local coffee and lunch.
  • Visit the highest point in Thailand.
  • Hike of 20 minutes on Angkha Nature Trail at the highest point of Thailand.
  • Drive to Twin pagoda and see the beautiful gardens and panoramic views.
  • Visit Hmong Tribal Market to buy souvenirs, locally grown fruits, coffee and local wine.
  • Drive back to Chiang Mai and return to your hotel around 6 p.m.

Included in the price: Transportation, English-speaking guide, entrance fee National Park, entrance fee Twin Pagoda, lunch, coffee and insurance.

What to bring: Wear shoes, bring a jacket, the temperature will be about 10 – 15 degrees Celsius at the summit, water, insect repellent and sunscreen.

Price for this tour: 1700 Baht p.p / Fitness level: easy

Doi Suthep and Sticky Waterfalls

Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple and the amazing Sticky Waterfalls in a one-day tour. The Doi Suthep Temple is located at the top of the mountain and overlooks the city of Chiang Mai from above. This temple is a must-see when visiting Chiang Mai. Next, you have the privilege of discovering a hidden temple, the Wat Pha Lad. This is hidden in the forest, composed of different styles of temples (Thai and Burmese), and right next to a waterfall.The day trip continues with a visit to an orchid nursery and the Sticky Bua Thong waterfalls.

Tour Contents:

  • Pick up from your hotel between 8:00 – 8:30 AM
  • Visit Doi Suthep Temple and its magnificent pagoda. Enjoy the amazing view of Chiang Mai city.Visit the hidden temple, also known as Wat Pha Lad. This beautiful temple is built right next to a waterfall and not many tourists know about this place.
  • Visit the orchid nursery
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Sticky Bua Tong waterfall where you will relax and swim
  • Return to your hotel around 4 pm

Included in the price: Transportation, all entrance fees, English speaking guide, lunch, drinking water and insurance.

What to bring: Long pants, walking shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen, swimwear, towel.

Please wear appropriate clothing for the temples.

Price for this tour: 2,000 Baht p.p.

A Taste of Chiang Mai Bike Tour

Explore Chiang Mai’s beautiful old town on this engaging half-day bicycle tour. Paddle past magnificent Buddhist temples, including the famous 14th-century Wat Phra Sing and the impressive 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang. Also discover the city’s oldest royal temple, Wat Chiang Man. During the ride, enjoy breathtaking views, local markets and the iconic Tha Phae Gate. And to top it off, sample delectable northern Thai dishes, such as Khao Soi Gai and Gaeng Hang Lay. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience!

Price for this tour: 1,750 baht p.p.

The Most Beautiful Snorkeling Tours in Thailand

Embarking on an unforgettable adventure in Thailand? Explore not only the beautiful scenery above water, but also discover the breathtaking underwater world this country has to offer! Thailand is a true paradise for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, and we have good news: thanks to our partnership, we can offer you special discounts on diving and snorkeling tours. So grab your snorkel and dive in!

Koh Chang: Snorkeling and diving near a sunken ship!

The island of Koh Chang, located in Trat province, is part of the Mu Ko Chang National Park. It is known as a paradise for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, with vibrant coral reefs teeming with colorful fish and marine life. A special attraction is the sunken ship HTMS Chang, a former Navy ship more than 100 meters long that was sunk in 2012 to create an artificial reef. What makes it even cooler is that you can also admire this ship while snorkeling. Near the coast you will also find smaller islands like Koh Rang and Koh Wai, which are perfect for snorkeling and enjoying tropical beaches

Price for this tour: from 1,000 baht per pers
For all tours, check out BB Divers’ website. Thanks to our partnership with BB Divers, we may give you a 10 percent discount on your diving or snorkeling adventure. Please note that we can only give a discount if you book via our booking form/button on this page.

Ao Nang / Railay Beach: 4 Islands Tour

This tour is an absolute must-do in the Ao Nang, Krabi or Railay area. Explore uninhabited islands with pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and unique rock formations. Choose from several types of longtail boats, including deluxe options with comfortable cushions, shower and a picnic lunch on a tropical beach, or opt for an exciting half or full day on a speedboat. Regardless of your choice, adventure and wonder are guaranteed on the area’s most popular tour.

You’ll visit these special locations within the Krabi archipelago:

Koh Poda: Known for its breathtaking beaches, clear blue waters and lush landscape, with striking limestone cliffs.
Chicken Island (Koh Gai): Famous for a rock formation resembling a chicken’s head, with a beautiful, secluded beach at the back.
Koh Tup and Koh Mor: Two small islands connected by a sandbar at low tide, perfect for relaxing and swimming in the crystal clear waters.
Hong Island: Extend the tour with a visit to Hong Island and discover the hidden lagoon,accessible only through a narrow entrance by boat.

Starting price for this tour: 3,500 bath per boat
For prices and different boats see the website of Railay Eco Tour
Thanks to our partnership with Railay Eco Tour, we can give you a 5 percent discount on your snorkeling adventure. Please note that we can only give a discount if you book via our booking form/button on this page.

Get discount!

Through our partnerships with local guides and travel agents, we are able to offer our readers discounts on quite a few tours in Thailand. We receive a small commission and you receive a nice discount! The discount varies between 40 -100 baht per person and 10 percent. We have entered into this cooperation because we ourselves have positive experiences with the respective guide or travel agency. However, we cannot give any guarantees and we are in no way responsible for the execution of these tours. In the unlikely event that you are not satisfied, please report this to the relevant guide or travel agency as soon as possible.

How can I get a discount on a tour?

Getting a discount on a tour is simple: Just mention the code ‘ThailandMagazine.com‘ when booking your tour.
You will then receive a discount not only on the tours we describe, but also on many other cool tours, day trips and excursions in Thailand offered by the tour agencies and guides we work with!

The discount you get varies per tour, for the tours in Bangkok it is 10 percent and for the tours in Chiang Mai between 40 and 100 bath per person. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a discount on the Khao Sok Tours.

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