This is our second tour with Geng, who is a marvelous Bangkok city guide. We corresponded in advance to plan the itinerary for the day which included: The Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha temple, Wat Pho, long tail boat ride in Thornburi canals, Wat Suthat temple, flower market, lunch along the Chao Phrya river, and the Jim Thompson house. The Palace is truly amazing and we were fortunate to arrive there early before the large crowds. Geng has a vast amount of knowledge and is a very passionate tour guide. He takes his client's requests and tailors the entire tour around your wishes and itinerary, unlike other package tours where you simply get what they offer. Geng also made arrangements for a minivan and driver which greatly facilitated our tour group of 3 getting around the city. The driver dropped us very close to the sights, picked us up shortly after we had seen each location, and kept the AC going to cool us off after our walks. Geng coordinated with the boat driver so upon our arrival the at the pier, the boat ride was ready to commence. We had a delicious lunch while overlooking the river and Wat Arun. Geng operates his company with the highest degree of integrity as exemplified by his making a special arrangement made for our boat ride. I highly recommend this tour format and particularly our guide Geng who is a simply outstanding guide.
A wonderful day.. Nina was fabulous ..full of information about the sites as well as life in Bangkok
Excellent way of looking around .. used Sky Rail, Boat , Long boat, taxi, our feet and all went very smoothly
Would definitely recommend especially when the traffic is so bad hence difficult to get around efficiently
I would recommend this tour company to all of my friends who wish to learn about Bangkok! From the start, Joy was very quick with emails. She answered a lot of my questions beforehand and helped set up an itinerary. Geng picked us up right on time and was very knowledgeable and friendly. His English was great, and he was very funny too.
The places we included on our 8 hour tour were:
- Train Market
- Floating Market Damnoen Saduak
- Floating Cafe
- Grand Palace
- Wat Pho
- Wat Arun
The tour ran a little over 8 hours, but we paid the driver off while Geng stayed a little longer with us. He even took a cab with us back to our hotel to make sure we got back safely. You can tell he's very passionate about the city and the culture. He answered all of the questions we had, while teaching us about Thai history and culture. He also offered to take photos of us often.
Very affordable, definitely worth it!
Geng was an amazing tour guide!! He remembered it was our 1 year wedding anniversary and surprised us by taking us to a cool rooftop bar to get a drink. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about Thailand. He managed the tour effectively by keeping us on time but also made sure we were having fun
What is special about this tour? The ability for you to request which activities and sights you wish to see. The tour company guide then takes care of all the planning to accomplish your requested itinerary. Prior to the tour we exchanged e-mails to scope out what I wished to see, and the company advised me as to which Palaces were closed for renovation. On the day of the tour, my guide Geng arrived at my hotel ahead of time. We reviewed the day's activities and then set off to see Wat Pho and another temple. Then came the private longboat tour spent cruising a canal in Thonburi. Following that lunch along the river, then off to visit two museums. Geng was very articulate, full of information, and passionate about passing along the history and culture of Bangkok. He efficiently took care of all logistical details for transportation and entrance to the sights. He explained the Sky Train operation so that I could subsequently navigate the system on my own. I very highly recommend this tour.
Our tour with Geng was amazing. We wanted to explore sights less seen in Bangkok, so he took us to an amulet market, a food market, some less-known temples and churches, backstreets, parks and the Portuguese neighborhood, and we ended up in Chinatown. Geng was very informative and engaging, inspiring us and the kids aged 10 and 12 with his stories, jokes and dialogues. He was happy to learn from us about our experiences, and kids were very excited to share. He highlighted nuances that we couldn't have seens, and he had answers for all our questions. We warmly recommend his custom tour, it was a highlight of our stay in Bangkok.
If you truly want to see and experience Thailand not wait in big vans and buses and be herded like cattle from site to site then this explorique private tour is the only way to go. We saw all the usual sights but had a knowledgeable guide to give us historical background and local insight.
We were only in BK for the weekend and wanted a guide to take us to the sights we wanted to see on our schedule. Our tour guide Keng was absolutely amazing. We had complete control of our day and it was tailored to us, from transport to food. I cannot recommend this enough! Best day out. Try this!