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Thailand's Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok

Combine a visit from Bangkok to Ayutthaya — the UNESCO-listed ancient capital of Siam — with a riverboat trip on the Chao Phraya River. An informative guide highlights Thailand’s fascinating history as you explore Ayutthaya temples, stone ruins and Buddha statues in the old capital of Thailand, which was ransacked by invading Burmese in the 18th century. This full-day tour includes lunch and returns you to Bangkok by boat.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$59.59 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Phang Nga Bay Day Trip from Phuket by Speedboat

Your Phang Nga Bay Day Trip from Phuket by Speedboat takes you through the emerald waters of this epic bay, past hundreds of limestone islands. Make stops at James Bond Island and the secluded lagoons of Talu Island on an scenic canoe ride and trek through quiet caves for an up close look at these limestone wonders. This memorable full-day tour includes local lunch and plenty of time to soak up the sunshine on the shores of Naka Island.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Phang Nga Bay Sea Cave Tour from Phuket Including Lunch and Dinner

Travel by motorboat and kayak to less-visited parts of Phang Nga Bay where your guide takes you into stunning sea caves and secret lagoons. You'll visit several small islands in the famously beautiful landscape of turquoise waters and limestone karst, hopping aboard kayaks piloted by an expert guide who shares informative commentary on the wildlife, plants and geology of the region. This tour from Phuket is suitable for adventurous adults and kids and includes all necessary equipment, light lunch, fresh-cooked dinner, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$127.80 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Excursion to MaeKlong and Damnoensaduak Floating Markets

Experience the daily goings-on of the Damnoensaduak and MaeKlong floating markets with a dedicated guide on this private tour from Bangkok. Learn about the markets' history, origins, and current iterations through insightful commentary and take a long-tail boat tour on the canal. Taste some traditional Thai desserts and get free time to shop. Round-trip private transportation from Bangkok hotels.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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Canoe Cave Explorer Phang Nga Bay Tour from Phuket

Paddle off for a day of adventure on this 7-hour kayaking tour of the caves, cliffs and islands in Phang Nga Bay. This surreal landscape, made famous by the James Bond film ‘Man With a Golden Gun,’ offers a wealth of fascinating geology and stunning scenery. Feel like an island castaway as you navigate your kayak inside some of the area’s ‘Hongs’ (enclosed tidal lagoons) and stop to cool off with a swim at a secluded local beach. Your Phang Nga Bay Tour also includes a guide, lunch and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$121.68 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Floating Markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok

Get two for one on this floating markets and Bridge on River Kwai Tour from Bangkok. Spend a full-day following your expert guide on this tour that showcases the best of Thailand’s Kanchanaburi region and offers up the perfect escape from the energy of urban streets.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$83.63 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Phuket to Phi Phi Islands by Speedboat

On this Phi Phi Island tour, ride a speedboat from Phuket to Koh Phi Phi and have more time to spend at the beach. Enjoy a full-day guided tour of what is widely considered the most beautiful islands in the Andaman Sea. Discover the tropical landscape of Maya Bay (the beach is closed until the end of September), enjoy a beachside lunch, and spend your free time snorkeling and swimming at a secluded spot. Just don’t forget your camera!
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle Day Tour from Chiang Mai

Take a day trip to Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle to see where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos converge. With a knowledgeable guide, you’ll drive through scenic countryside, visit local hill tribe villages and soak at the Mae Ka Chan hot springs. Marvel at the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun) and enjoy views over the Mekong River as you learn about this region, notorious for its opium trade. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport from Chiang Mai are included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$84.68 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private Tour: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Bangkok City Temples

Let a local Thai guide introduce you to some of the most captivating sights in Bangkok and beyond on his private, full-day tour. First, depart the bustle of the city for the serene rice paddies of the countryside on a visit to the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market, where local merchants sell fresh produce from traditional wooden boats. Back in the capital, visit three of Thailand’s most distinctive temples and see highlights of the magnificent Grand Palace complex.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$90.95 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Damnern Saduak Floating Market, Grand Palace and Wat Phra Keo Tour from Bangkok

Experience vibrant Damnern Saduak floating market on this day-long private tour of Bangkok’s most memorable sights.  Pass through dramatic rice paddies and salt fields, and meet traditional artisans on your way to the market, where vendors in wooden boats sell the fruits and vegetables they’ve brought from the countryside. After dining in this atmospheric setting, immerse yourself in Bangkok’s vivid history.  Step aboard a river boat into the heart of the city, then explore the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, considered the most sacred in Thailand.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$98.79 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Excursion to MaeKlong railway and Amphawa Floating Markets

Watch trains roll through the centre of this famers’ market during this full-day, guided tour to the unique MaeKlong Railway Market that includes a trip to the Amphawa Floating Markets. Travel from Bangkok to where vendors pullback their stall covers and fresh fruits and vegetables to allow trains to pass within inches of their goods. At the floating market ride a longtail boat to visit food vendors lining the river.
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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$65.86 USD
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  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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White-Water Rafting and ATV Adventure from Phuket

Explore the rivers and jungle of Phuket on a full-day tour that includes a fun-filled combination of white-water rafting on Khlong Song Phraek River, an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) ride through Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary and time to relax and swim at a secluded waterfall. Sample several different outdoor adventures and learn from your experienced guide about the region's plants, animals and local villages. Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle are included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full-Day Local Countryside Experience from Bangkok

Leave the bustling capital behind for a full-day tour of the bucolic countryside outside of Bangkok. A professional guide takes you to a morning market before an ox-cart ride through the rice fields. Learn the art of rice cultivation and stroll through a fruit orchard before preparing lunch like a local. Then sit down for a home-cooked meal.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$74.64 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Bangkok Tour by Boat and Bike

Escape the tourist trail and immerse yourself in local life on this full-day tour of Bangkok by boat and bike. Glide through the suburbs of Bangkok on a scenic bike tour, stopping to browse the stalls and sample Thai specialties at a local market. Next, hop aboard a traditional longtail boat and sail down the canals of southern Bangkok, past banana plantations, orchid farms and Buddhist temples. After a delicious Thai lunch at a local restaurant, continue by bike to visit a flower farm and an incense factory.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$83.11 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Provincial Discovery Tour from Bangkok

Experience Thai daily life in Chachoengsao Province on this day trip from Bangkok. Stroll past vendors at Klong Suan Market, see the huge reclining statue of Lord Ganesha at Wat Saman Rattanaram, take a boat ride on the Bang Pakong River, and visit Wat Po Bangkla and Wat Paknam. A Thai set lunch is included along with hotel pickup and drop-off by your guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$117.29 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Exploring Historic Ayutthaya by Bike

Pedal through Thailand’s past on a full-day bicycle tour that explores the ancient city of Ayutthaya. Join a guide for a gentle, 15.5-mile (25-kilometer) ride to spectacular ruins, historic sites and the Siamese Kings’ grandiose summer palace, a rambling expanse of elaborate architecture and manicured gardens. Explore quiet roads that flank the Chao Phraya River, pause for lunch at a tranquil riverside restaurant and explore the rural farms and villages that surround the ruined capital of old Siam.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$119.17 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Tour: Kanchanaburi Erawan Waterfall, Bamboo Rafting with Thai-Burma Death Railway Tour from Bangkok

Explore the Kanchanaburi region with a full-day private tour from Bangkok. Visit the beautiful Erawan National Park and enjoy a day in the jungle while you relax and swim near the waterfalls. Sit down to a delicious Thai lunch before heading out on a bamboo rafting adventure on the Kwai River, and end the tour with a death-defying trip through the jungle on the Death Railway.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$113.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Best of Bangkok

Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Bangkok. Get a comprehensive overview of the highlights of Thailand's capital with a dedicated guide providing insightful commentary as you travel. Visit hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path attractions that you might not find on your own, traveling on foot and via motorized tuk-tuk.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$53.31 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Koh Larn Trip from Pattaya including Seafood Lunch

Embark on this popular excursion from Pattaya by speedboat. Spend the day relaxing on the scenic shores of this lovely island, where you’ll be able to swim in crystal blue waters, soak up the sun and savor a seafood lunch prepared with the local catch!
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$32.62 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Hill Tribe Village Tour and River Cruise including Lunch from Chiang Mai

Encounter northern Thailand’s extraordinary cultures on a full-day river cruise to the hill tribe villages in the ancient Mon kingdom. Visit a community of Hmong-speakers as you drive the scenic roads to Thaton, dine at a village restaurant and travel the Mae Kok River to Baan Mai. Explore villages that are home to Akha, Palong and Karen peoples, whose diverse costumes, languages and traditions are among Thailand’s most vivid cultural heritage. Climb to the hilltop temple of Wat Thaton, and gaze at panoramic views of the densely forested mountain landscape.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Ayutthaya Temples and River Cruise from Bangkok

Luxury and relaxing to Ayutthaya by Cruise. Visit Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, Wat Phrasrisanphet and Wat Chai Wattanaram, the most beautiful temple in Ayutthaya. In afternoon, sailing along the Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok. Enjoy the fascinating sights along the river banks as the wonderful Grand Palace and the Wat Phra Keo (The Emerald Buddha Temple), the graceful Wat Arun.
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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$73.18 USD
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  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
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Coral Island Half-day Trip from Chalong Pier, Phuket

One of the most well-known destinations from the southern end of Phuket Island, 30 minutes away from Chalong Pier-an island well known to Thai and foreign visitors for its tranquil surroundings, beautiful beaches, glass-clear waters and extensive coral. Coral Island caters to both island adventurers and those looking to relax. Take a glass-bottom boat ride to marvel at colorful fish, sea urchins, parrotfish, and sea sponges in the underwater world; kick things up a notch with a banana boat ride or parasailing experience; or simply sink your toes into the sand, enjoy a snacks serve with fruits and work on getting the perfect sun tan.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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Krabi to Phi Phi Islands by Speedboat

Pack your swimsuit for a speedboat ride from Krabi to Koh Phi Phi for a tour of Thailand’s most beautiful and well-known islands, and spend the day relaxing at this popular destination. In one hour you’re whisked away to the Phi Phi islands so you have more time to relax on some of the finest beaches in the Andaman Sea. This guided day trip takes you to Maya Bay for a beachside lunch plus a secluded spot with plenty of free time for snorkeling and swimming.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$78.40 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Ayutthaya Day Trip from Bangkok Including River Cruise and Lunch

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ayutthaya on this day trip from Bangkok. Explore the ruins of this former Thai capital, marveling at sites like Bang Pa-In Royal Palace and Wat Maha Tat, a temple complex. Then hop aboard a riverboat for a cruise down the Chao Phraya River.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$58.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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