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Bangkok Starters provided by Bangkok Vanguards

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 14/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll start at
    BTS Saphan Taksin
    Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
    BTS Skytrain Station Saphan Taksin, Exit 2 (downstairs)
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  • 1
    Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Wat Phra Chetuphon
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Chinatown - Bangkok
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
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Important Information
Departure Point
BTS Saphan Taksin, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
8–9 hours
Return Details
Lumphini, Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
  • Licensed tour guide (Vanguard)
  • All the different fun types of transport in Bangkok
  • Private boat tour through the canals on the westside of Bangkok
  • Lunch and plenty of street food, snacks and drinks
  • Insurance
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Pak Khlong Talat (Flower Market)
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Phra Chetuphon
  • Entry/Admission - Chinatown - Bangkok
  • Alcoholic drinks and drinks on the rooftop bar (Prices for soft drinks range between 100-200 THB)
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfer to the meeting point/from endpoint
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear comfortable shoes (no flip flops) as we're also visiting a rooftop bar. Culturally sensitive clothes, at least elbow and below knee length. Best is to pack a scarf. Please note that the route can vary according to weather condition, pace and interest of the group. During the rainy season we recommend to bring an umbrella or a rain-cape, just in case.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Caitlin wrote a review Feb 2020
12 contributions5 helpful votes
This was our first time in Bangkok, and we wanted to begin our stay in the city with a tourism organization that has a locally focused, sustainable mission. Bangkok Vanguards' theory of change and the story of its founder Michael distinguished this group from the rest—and our
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Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Jon W wrote a review Jan 2020
Wallingford, Pennsylvania58 contributions44 helpful votes
Exceeded my expectations. But it is expensive. Bangkok starter tour with Phiphit. Her English is perfect and she went out of her way to make our tour amazing and tailored our dining to our preferences. The air quality was poor but we managed to tour all of the places on the
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2 Helpful votes
Dove wrote a review Nov 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
One of our best tours we have done . We had 10 members in the group . We saw a different Thailand this time . We have gone to Thailand 3 times before but this time was the best tour we did
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Date of experience: October 2019
dltob1 wrote a review Nov 2019
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom43 contributions94 helpful votes
We had such a fantastic day! 9 of us (ages from 16 to 76) booked a private tour. The day was one of the highlights of our whole holiday. Mr Mo (our guide for the day) was so friendly, knowledgeable & informative. We rode on tuk tuks, sky train, local train, long boat & the local
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2 Helpful votes
Fritz wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
The tour was great! The small groupsize of only 3 people was very relaxing! Bing our guide spoke german very well and was a very fun person to be around. He showed us small roads and his favorite restaurants. A perfect mixture of tourist attractions like the lying Buddha and
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Date of experience: October 2019
About the operator

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By: Bangkok Vanguards
Get to know Thailand through the back door
I thought I had known Bangkok as I worked there for half a year. However, Bangkok Vanguards taught me better. I hav
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Bangkok 360 shows the real Bangkok behind the scenes you could never explore on your own without this local guide w
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Exploring Bangkok besides the tourist track
This was our 3rd tour with Bangkok Vanguards and it was definitely a highlight of our stay in Bangkok. While taking
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Awesome day and great welcome to a fascinating megropolice
We arrived in Bangkok as a divers group and were joined by our guide Michael, who immediately fit right in. He tail
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The best of all!!!
It was the best tour! We have so much fun and was able to experience Bangkok in a very special way! We wanted somet
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"Chinatown unplugged" a unique, quality and individual experience
Niche travel companies like this one are to be treasured. Had a fascinating walk through the past, present and fut
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Best sightseeing day we ever had - authentic Bangkok behind the scenes
Bangkok in the most authentic and fascinating way - a tour with the Bangkok Vanguards is a MUST and a total positiv
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Mind blown
Mind blown! I did the Chinatown Unplugged trip and was lucky to get Michael, the Founder of Bangkok Vanguards, as a
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Really recommendable Tour and Nice Guide
We booked a German speaking tour. The experience offered in the 360 tour is hard to describe. Smells, flavors, and
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mayra b
Highly reomended
Very good tour. It was a small group so it was very easy. The tour guide (don't remember his name) was super awes
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Franziska P
You See places you can‘t find on your own
Today we did the „Chinatown unplugged“ Tour with Guide Mu. We were in Bangkok many times before, but learnded so ma
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Jellyfish M
Chinatown we never knew...
We commissioned BKK Vanguards to organize a study tour of Bangkok Chinatown (Yaowarat) for 56 tourism students. Due
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Very enjoyable tour
Been in asia for 3 weeks and did a tour every couple of days. The vanguards nightriders tour was the best of the wh
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Chareon Chai Moon Festival and Urban Walk
I just got back home from an amazing tour with Michael Biedassek and his team. Living in Bangkok for almost 4 years
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Varied and interesting Bangkok 360!
This tour is really well-planned and a great intensive look at Bangkok. There's a lot of diversity in the day. My
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8–9 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, German
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