Warning from Tourism Authority of Thailand to online booking for guides and any other tourism related activites.

There have been many scams done by those using the internet for booking tourists wanting to visit Thailand. For this reason The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is now cracking down on these businesses with new laws.

‘Tourism Business’ refers to a business operation providing services for tourists such as sightseeing tours and tourist guide services. It does not include vehicle leasing, transportation of passengers (e.g. taxi's), hotel or restaurant reservations or arranging field trips.

Tourism Businesses (defined above) have to register with TAT.  Beginning Dec. 1, 2012 they introduced a further requirement that all registered businesses had to pay 100,000 Thai baht in escrow. This money to be held in case any of these businesses commit fraud or fail to deliver services promised to clients. The money then to be paid to the unsatisfied clients and then the company who committed such act will no longer be able to do business in the tourism industry.  Many poor tour guides could not afford to deposit this money and they widened the scheme to allow for a bond or insurance policy to be bought, and regardless of whether it actually was, TAT themselves will guarantee the liability to a tourist up to the relevant limit (100,000 Thai Baht in the case of incoming International tourists), providing the tourism business was/is TAT licenced.  One consequence of this, is that the limit is now 100,000 Thai Baht per Tourist, not per guide and shared across all his/her customers.

This is to protect the consumer so make sure before you book with a Tourism Business make sure they have a TAT license. The licensed number should be posted on their web site or in their email. The license number will be 2 numbers then a dash then 5 more numbers. The TAT now has a task force in place to monitor search engines and social web sites such as trip advisor to find those doing internet booking. If they are not registered with TAT they will be fined and shut down. 

Make sure you book only with licensed Tourism Businesses, including agencies located at airports, as you might pay now and lose the money you paid if they aren't.

 

 

 

Be safe and have fun in Thailand,

This list of tour guides has been drawn from the GENUINE recommendations of " active" trip advisor members, ( not self promoters). Thai Law states that they must have Tourism Authority of Thailand License to protect the consumer from fraud. If fraud or services in the contract are not delivered contact the local tourist police for a parcial or full refund. It is up to you to find out if they are in complience with Thai Law not TA.

You should contact any number of them by email or phone, outline what you're wanting to see/achieve (or ask for suggestions), and ask for a quote.

Each guide is offered for information purposes, be guided in your final decision by the rate they offer, the speed with which they reply, AND by putting their name into the forum search box ( in the centre of a forum page, about 6 inches from the top) and reading through what other members have had to say about them.

Each are ( to the best of available knowledge) officially licenced as Tour Guides.

There are also a small number of drivers only listed and clearly marked as such.

 

 

BANGKOK - AREA GUIDES


  TONG: ( her team - Nui, Tom, Pook, Jerry, Kung, Lily, Nina, Charlie, Get)

**NOTE: Numerous TA members have reported lengthy delays in receiving responses to their excursion enquiries from Tour with Tong** 

www.tourwithtong.com

Email:tourwithtong@yahoo.com


RATT: ( Ratt is the driver - her team members are all licensed guides)

www.ratservice.com 

Email:rat_bkk@hotmail.com


Thailand Secret Tour: (  Nan and her team)

** Thailand Secret Tour offers Off the beaten tracks tour program to travelers.

Explore the hidden paths and communities.

Not only the secret tours, but they can also arrange other tours as well.

www.thailandsecrettour.com

facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/ThailandSecr... 

Email:info@thailandsecrettour.com

Mobile : +66 83 112 6644 

License. No. 14/01409  


TEYA: ( her team - Kay, Fay, and Ron are guides, and Kawin - driver )

www.izthai.com 

Email: izthai@gmail.com

**She formerly used the nickname Tan.


OAT:

Email: oat747@yahoo.com

mobile: 6689 661 3039

 


 

CELINE: ( and her team)

Email:siritom@hotmail.com

 


 

CHERRY:

Email:magical_routes@hotmail.com


NATT:( and her team )

www.yourthaiguide.com

Email:natt@yourthaiguide.com

Mobile: +66 (0) 876 869 967

Facebook: facebook.com/YourThaiGuide

Tour Guide License No.  11-51225
TAT Business License No. 14/01427


CHOB:

www.thaitourguide.com

Email:chob@thaitourguide.com


JAN:

Email:noobo@yahoo.com


SIDDHI:

Email:siddhided@gmail.com


WANDEE:

www.wandeetoursforyou.com

Email: cin1133@yahoo.com


IRENE:

Email:klugcat@gmail.com


JOSEPH:

Email:caroljoseph83@gmail.com


GIFT:

www.privatetourthailand.com

Email:guidegift@gmail.com


ANN:

www.absolutebangkoktour.com/

Email: info@AbsoluteBangkokTour.com  or     

absolutebangkok@yahoo.com


ASIAN TRAILS:

Email: res@asiantrails.org


YOTHIN SISON (YO)

Email: guideyothin@hotmail.com

Tel:  +66(0)84 703 9411


NOOM

Email:  ratthapoom007@hotmail.com


Sasha

Email: krungthep.guide@gmail.com


NOK

www.nokthaitour.com 

http://www.facebook.com/nokthaitour

Email:hylatourism@gmail.com


MANA T

(Area ofOperation includes Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai as well as Bangkok)

www.thailanddriverguide.com

Email: mana.t@windowslive.com


Miss Nok

https://treasuretravelthailand.com 

Email:sales@treasuretravelthailand.com

 ** Services include: Private tour guide, car rental , taxi service.


Pualine

Read Her profile
http://www.lets-tour-bangkok.com/tour...

TAT License 11-3638 and Member of ATTA and Tourism Coucil of Thailand


Guide Nui :

Facebook Page :  www.facebook.com/guidenuibkk

Tourist Guide Licence No.: 11-40673

Email : nuireizen@gmail.com


BKK Tours: (Air and husband Michiel)

Half day, full day, overnight and photographic tours

www.bkktours.com

Email: info@bkktours.com

License 14/00596


South Wave Co.,Ltd. : TAT License No. 14/00555.

Can help you arrange tours through Bangkok and around Thailand.

English; Italian; and French speaking guide.

Tel : +66 (0)2 391 4891   Fax. : +66 (0)2 714 4493

Email address : swcafetravel@gmail.com : Website : http://www.swcafetravel.com/ 

Instragram : sw_cafe_for_the_travelers

 facebook : www.facebook.com/SWcafeforthetravelers

 


NOOK:

Licensed Personal and Private Tour Guide for Families and small groups. Tailored to experience true Thai culture, lifestyle and food.

Email : cnnchinlawan@hotmail.com

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/nook.tourguide

Tour Guide License Number : 11-28860

 


Local Alike

www.localalike.com

Responsible tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Contact Pin for Bangkok tours

Contact Arnon for Chiang Mai tours

License number: 12-02143


 

CHIANG MAI - AREA GUIDES


Nathlada Boonthueng (Timmy)

Chiang Mai Destination Travel Service 

www.chiangmaidestioation.com

email: nathlada@hotmail.com 


Paew & Jimmy

Gems Excursion Advisor 

www.chiangmaionstyle.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/paew.chan.1 

Email: paew.gemsexcursion@gmail.com / csukritta@yahoo.com

Mobile No. +66 (0) 83 763 8212 

Tour Guide License No. 21-06465


PAUL COLLINS: ( Thailands only "farang" accredited guide)

www.facebook.com/besttuktuktours

Email:besttuktuktours@yahoo.com

mobile: 084 948 3315

TAT Tour Guide License # 21-07047 

TAT Business License # 24/00091

http://besttuktuktours.wix.com/besttu...

https://www.facebook.com/besttuktuktours


KENG:

Email:sworachon@yahoo.com

mobile: 081 883 7923


JOY (and Sunny):

www.thailand-private-drivers.com

Email: onecoolsoda@hotmail.com

mobile Joy: 081 960 5775 or 089 853 1720  TAT - 23-00733

mobile Sunny: 085 7149123 TAT - 21-00797


SERGEANT KAI:

www.chiangmaitours.com

Email:catts@chiangmaitours.com TAT 23-0391


SIPOHN:

www.untouchedthailand.com

Email:sipohn_c@hotmail.com TAT 23-1071


BEN

www.benstaxiserviceandtours.com

Email: benjirak@yahoo.com

Mobile:  08 9853 7527


PETER:

Email:kantalee9@hotmail.com


JACK TAMRONG:   (Driver & Licenced Guide)

http://www.lannafocus.net/

Email: jacktamrong@yahoo.com 

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/chiangmaimin...

Mobile : 081 8663344

T.A.T. Tour Guide Licence :  23/01370


BIRD:

www.asianplustravel.com

Email:birdvacation@yahoo.com  TAT 24-00089

mobile: 08 1883 1297


MONGKOL:

Email:pee_love_pee@hotmail.com

Mobile: 081 764 5016


SAM:

Email:gowithmetours@yahoo.com

Mobile: 086 737 8176


NONG-BENITO:

www.thaiaccesstours.com

Email:thaiaccesstours@gmail.com TAT 24-00093

Mobile: 081 885 3108  or  081 885 3108


NIKORN (DRAGON):

Email: drag1971@yahoo.com 


BEE:

Email:unique_bee@hotmail.com


* (added by a member named "lannakingdomtours")

Mr. Pop’s  Lanna Kingndom Day Tours  &  His team

www.lannakingdomtours.com

Email : lannakingdomtours@gmail.com

Mobile : +66 87 5805292 ( International ), 087 5805292 ( Thailand )

TAT Tour Guide License # 21-07095 

TAT Business License # 23/01845


MR THANAWAT AND MR JOE

thanawat30@gmail.com

 info@chiangmaiexpertdriver.com

Web page -  http://chiangmaiexpertdriver.com

Contact:+66 80501 3943, +66 89 556 0720

TAT Tour Guide License #21-8067


 Tina

  http://www.lets-tour-bangkok.com/chia...


CHIANG RAI - AREA GUIDES

 

SUDA (Mrs. Suda Prai):

Fluent in French & English

Email: suda_prai@yahoo.com

Mobile: 084-045-9842

TAT License: 21-00183


NOP:

http://www.chiangraithailandtravel.com

Email: nopadol_57@hotmail.com

ctt@chiangraithailandtravel.com


JERMSAK: 

Email:   jermsakltc@gmail.com

Mobile: 0846154459

TAT License - 21-00785


MR CHA/CHARLIE (friend of Jermsak):

Email:  Asianwaytours@hotmail.co
            Chaleechiangrai@hotmail.com

Mobile:  +66 81 992 1982

TAT License - 21-05456


NOK:

Email:ninetravel@hotmail.com


PAM:  

Email:pamela_angle@hotmail.com

Mobile: 0871770878


PANTIWA: ( Mekhong Travel

Email:kratai-02009@hotmail.com

Office: 053752536


NUCH (Natalie):

Email:gdnext@hotmail.com

mobile: 0896367247


TONY: ( Tony Smile Travel)

Email:tonysmiletravel2009@hotmail.com

mobile: 081-9985769

TAT License - 21-06198


KOCHAPORN TRAVEL & SERVICE:

Email: kptour@hotmail.com


MR. SING (SINGKOL POLKLANG)

Mobile:  (+66) 898525660


KHEN  (KHENWIT)   ( SI LA LANG TOUR & SERVICE )

Guide,   Driver ,   Car  (4WD)

Email:  khenwit@hotmail.com, silalangtour@gmail.com

Mobile:   +66 89 954 8660

Office:  +66 53 752 219


NAN (ANAN KODO)

Tour Guide; Guest House; Mountain and Hill Tribe Trek; 4WD Jeep; Rafting

www.mydreamguesthouse.com

Email: mydreamguesthouse@hotmail.com

Tel: +66 5316 3320, +66 823 880 705


MAE HONG SON - AREA GUIDES


PAT:

www.thailandhilltribeholidays.com

Email: mja1906@hotmail.com

mobile: 0899 569 897

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MR LA TONGKHAM:

Email: <sunflowercafetourmhs@yahoo.com>

Mobile:  089-9501798

www.sunflowercafetour.com

T.A.T. License 23-01783

 


PHUKET - AREA GUIDES

 


 

Mr.Aek (Driver)

TEL: 66 878820102

E-Mail:piyapong-aek@hotmail.com


TIP and TON:

Email: tonmai_nina@hotmail.com


JOHN:

Email:  john_potchakit@hotmail.com


SAM:

Email: siam_intouch@yahoo.com

Mobile: 084 630 9334


MR PANYA KAMMAN: 

Mobile: 087 800 2705

Email: ppkktour@hotmail.com

http://panyaktour.com


DAJ:   ( Driver )

Email:kanidash@hotmail.com

Mobile: 0862749195 


JACK: ( Driver and City Tours)

Email:  jack@phukettravelandtours.com

Mobile :081 594 4594


KOY: ( Driver)

Email:koyphuketdriver@hotmail.com


MANOP: ( Driver )

http://showmephuket.com/

Email:  m_pukpaya@hotmail.com

Mobile: 0840612933


MR YAMAI : ( Driver)

Email: yamai2900@hotmail.com

Mobile: 0878987642


TUK: (Driver)

Mobile: 0878891488

Hourly rate - 200฿


PHUKET ADVENTURES:

www.phuket-adventures.com


JC TOURS:

www.jctour-phuket.com


MR CHAI; (Driver) 081-569-535


INTRODUCING PRIVATE DRIVER CHAI

Mr. Chai Bawsrisawat  TAT  License : 34/01260

Mobile : 0884484592

Email : yok_ktb@hotmail.com , info@chaidriverinphuket.com 

http://www.chaidriverinphuket.com/

www.driverinphuket.com 


Phuket personal guide!

Area: Phuket, Krabi, Khao Lak.

Tours around Phuket. Shopping Tour. Evening and daytime programm.

Mobile: +66 920 702 633 

http://phuketgid.com/

Email: rus_thai_info@mail.ru


lek Landen ( Taxi and Tour Driver Western Speaking )

Phuket, Krabi & Khao Lak

TEL +66(0)815 520 934

EMAIL: leklanden@hotmail.com

 


 

KRABI REGION - AREA GUIDES


  ELIZABETH & SUN:

www.andamancampandcruise.com

Phone: +66 87 885 1125



 

KHAO LAK - AREA GUIDES



GREEN ANDAMAN TRAVEL

http://greenandamantravel.com/

Email:  info@greenandamantravel.com

Phone: +66 (0) 76 485 598
Mobile: +66 (0) 89 731 6228


DIOR Travel

Email Manager Lora at diorkhaolak@yahoo.co.th

                                       or k_lora1974@yahoo.com

Phone: +66 0872677485

  or   +66 0819684299


KHAO LAK LAND DISCOVERY:

www.khaolaklanddiscovery.com

Email:info@khaolaklanddiscovery.com

Mobile: 0831040684



KHAO SOK - AREA GUIDES



KHAO SOK EXPLORER

http://khao-sok-explorer.e-monsite.com/

Contact MATHILDE

Email: khaosokexplorer@gmail.com
 


LIMESTONE LAKE TOURS:

www.limestonelaketours.com/khaosok.html

Email:info@limestonelaketours.com

Mobile: 0872688017 



KHON KAEN / ISAAN - AREA GUIDES



ISAN EXPLORER

 ** Isan Explorer does slow travel tours across the whole of Northeastern Thailand with a strong focus on local culture. All tours visit villages, markets, temples, and other places that few visitors ever go.

www.isanexplorer.com

Email: info@isanexplorer.com

Mobile: +66 (0) 87-6439018

TAT License. No.: 54/00028.