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Bangkok by Private Guide: Full Day Tour In and Around
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Bangkok by Private Guide: Full Day Tour In and Around

By Your Thai Guide
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Explore Bangkok just the way you want to on a private, totally customizable tour. You set the pace and tell your personal guide what you’d like to see, choosing from sights like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Chatuchak Market, and more. Follow an itinerary tailored to your interests, get help navigating the sprawling city via public transit or taxi, and take time to ask all the questions you might have.
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Ages 1-99
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Customizable full-day tour of Bangkok with a private guide
  • See only the sites that interest you following a personalized itinerary
  • Break away from the big tour groups and buses by taking public transit
  • Avoid tourist traps and find authentic Thai food (own expense)
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2024

  • Professional licensed English speaking tour guide
  • Starting from your hotel and return (if desired)
What's not included
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Transportation fees (you are required to cover guide's transport costs while together)
  • Food and drinks (you are required to cover guide's meals if eating together)
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Phra Chetuphon
  • Entry/Admission - BTS Skytrain
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun)
  • Entry/Admission - Jim Thompson House
  • Entry/Admission - The Grand Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Pak Nam
  • Entry/Admission - The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat)
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Bowonniwet Vihara
  • Entry/Admission - Muangboran (Ancient City)
  • Entry/Admission - The Golden Mount (Wat Saket)
  • Entry/Admission - King Rama IX Park
  • Entry/Admission - Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit)
  • Entry/Admission - Train Night Market Ratchada
  • Entry/Admission - MRT
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Ratchanatdaram Woravihara (Loha Prasat)
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Benchamabophit (The Marble Temple)
  • Entry/Admission - Art in Paradise Bangkok
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Suthat
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Pathum Wanaram
  • Entry/Admission - Rajadamnern Thai Boxing Stadium
  • Entry/Admission - Khlong Bang Luang Artist House
  • Entry/Admission - Khlong Lat Mayom
  • Entry/Admission - Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market
  • Entry/Admission - Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine)
  • Entry/Admission - Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC)
  • Entry/Admission - Chao Phraya Tourist Boat
  • Entry/Admission - Khlong Saen Saep Boat Service
  • Entry/Admission - Suan Pakkad Palace Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Siriraj Medical Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Madame Tussauds Bangkok
  • Entry/Admission - Sukhumvit
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of Siam
  • Entry/Admission - Khlong Dan
  • Entry/Admission - Lumpinee Boxing Stadium
  • Entry/Admission - Sri Mariam Man Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Central Rama 9
  • Entry/Admission - Koh Kred
  • Entry/Admission - The National Museum Bangkok
  • Entry/Admission - Baiyoke Sky Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Tha Maharaj
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Hua Lumphong
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Kalayanamit Varamahavihara
  • Entry/Admission - The Bangkokian Museum
  • Entry/Admission - W Market
  • Entry/Admission - Khlong Saen Saep Boat Service
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Thai Air Force Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Wang Lang Market
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Barges National Museum
  • Entry/Admission - The Prasart Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Ratchabophit
  • Entry/Admission - Assumption Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Rakang Kositaram
  • Entry/Admission - Phra Sumen Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Holy Redeemer Church
  • Entry/Admission - Bangkok City Pillar Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Mangkon Kamalawat
  • Entry/Admission - Bangrak Bazaar
  • Entry/Admission - Mini Angkor Wat
  • Entry/Admission - Kamthieng House Museum at The Siam Society
  • Entry/Admission - M.R. Kukrit's Heritage Home
  • Entry/Admission - Taling Chan Floating Market
  • Entry/Admission - Sanam Luang
  • Entry/Admission - Bangkok Bobble Football
  • Entry/Admission - Science Center for Education and Planetarium
  • Entry/Admission - National Science Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Trimurti Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Floral Culture
  • Entry/Admission - Bangkok Seashell Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Democracy Monument
  • Entry/Admission - Art Box Thailand
  • Entry/Admission - King Prajadhipok Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Pipit Banglamphu History Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Gurudwara Siri Guru Singh Sabha (Sikh Temple)
  • Entry/Admission - Bank of Thailand Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Queen Sirikit Art Gallery
  • Entry/Admission - Baan Silapin
  • Entry/Admission - The Jam Factory Gallery
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Maha But Temple - Mae Nak Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Phra Si Ratana Chedi
  • Entry/Admission - TCDC Thailand Creative & Design Center
  • Entry/Admission - Bangkok Folk Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Queen Savang Vadhana Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Tiger God Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Thai Labour Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Calypso Cabaret
  • Entry/Admission - Che Chin Khor Temple and Pagoda
  • Entry/Admission - Khlong Bang Luang Floating Market
  • Entry/Admission - King Rama VI Monument
  • Entry/Admission - Coin Museum Treasury Department Thailand
  • Entry/Admission - PTT Green in the City
  • Entry/Admission - Shrine of the Goddess Tubtim
  • Entry/Admission - The National Gallery Bangkok
  • Entry/Admission - Devasathan (Brahmin Temple)
  • Entry/Admission - Wat Mahannapharam
  • Entry/Admission - Giant Swing
  • Entry/Admission - Ratchademnoen Contemporary Art Center
  • Entry/Admission - Dhammamongkol Temple
  • Entry/Admission - The Human Body Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Khlong Phra Khanong
  • Entry/Admission - Siam Gypsy Junction
  • Entry/Admission - Maha Pruettharam Worawihan Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Tiger God Shrine

Connect with a private guide at your hotel in the morning, and share your ideas and interests so he or she can come up with a customized plan for the day. Bangkok is a huge, sprawling city, but you gain confidence following your guide’s lead as you walk, ride a taxi, cruise on a commuter boat down the Chao Phraya River, or take the public BTS Skytrain (transportation costs are at your own expense). Gain local insight into Thai culture as you visit the city's top sights like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Chatuchak Weekend Market, and Khao San Road. Get recommendations on the best spots to eat for gourmet or street food, learn about the city’s history, and visit tucked-away places that most tourists miss during the full-day tour.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • As long as your hotel is within a reasonable distance to a BTS Skytrain or MRT Subway stop, our guides can meet you there. Thank you!
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8371P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.
        • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
        • Most travelers can participate
        • Please inform us of your desired start time at time of booking.
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8371P1

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        Caitlin
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        Tour guide May spent two days with us—one day in Bangkok and one in Ayutthaya and Lopburi. The first day, we spent the morning at Wat Suthat and the Giant Swing, and throughout the day traveled by tuk tuk, canal boat and skytrain to the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Wat Saket. The next day, we visited Prang Sam Yod (the famous monkey temple in Lopburi) and numerous locations within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya Historical Park.

        Throughout these two days, May's extensive knowledge of the city where she grew up and studied Art History truly enriched our time in Bangkok and the former capital. The opportunity to learn from her was one of the highlights of our trip, and we're grateful that despite our busy itinerary, May took care to ensure we tried amazing food, took beautiful photos and she gave us tips for the rest of our time in Thailand.

        We can't imagine our visit without this experience and highly recommend May and YourThaiGuide to all those travelers who want to get the most out of their trip!
        Written February 17, 2020
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        Amy S
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        Dec 2019
        What a great experience! If you are considering booking a guide, do it! Our time in Bangkok was limited, less than 48 hours while being jetlagged. We wanted to maximize our time, seeing a much as possible without the stress of navigating on our own. Oil was efficient, informative, and fun! I highly recommend her. She was able to provide lots of facts that we would have never learned on our own. Her knowledge and navigation skills regarding Bangkok are top notch. She had our best interests in mind the entire time keeping us safe and happy and making our tour so much fun. I love that she customized it to what we wanted to do and our personality and ability. She's one in a million. It wasn't awkward, it was like she was a local friend showing us around. We went to Wat Arun and Wat Pho. We enjoyed seeing some of Bangkok via the river. We also went to the weekend market. We squeezed in some of the local things along the way too. We are now all in love with Thai Ice Tea. One note prior to tour do not expect a detail itinerary only just general ideas of what you want to do per the direction you share in advance as the guide will discuss and customize with you in person. Trust them. They know their stuff! Ask for Oil!
        Written January 9, 2020
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        marias001
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        Dec 2019
        We had one day to visit Bangkok on December 9, 2019 & Yut made sure we saw as many attractions as possible. We originally had him for 8 hours & we ended up booking him for an additional two. He was super patient, made sure we did everything we wished to do and did an excellent job of providing history & information of the places we visited. He took us to an amazing Thai restaurant upon our request for local food & we had were able to enjoy some of the tastiest local cuisine. Highly recommend Yut for your Bangkok tour!
        Written January 6, 2020
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        Cailin Y
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        Feb 2020 • Couples
        Our tour guide, Elena, was very welcoming and kind! We began by sitting down and discussing all the options for the tour, including the floating market which we ended up visiting (would recommend). She took care of booking all transportation and planned out the trip to fit in as much as possible. When we would visit each location she would give us a lot of information about the history of said location, which was amazing! She also brought us to unique locations we had no idea existed before the tour. At the end of the day my boyfriend and I asked her for a recommendation for a massage place, and she not only recommended one, she brought us there and translated what we wanted for us before leaving, staying longer than she had to!

        Overall, amazing service and great tips and tricks for touring around Thailand. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, thank you to Elena!
        Written February 4, 2020
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        travelbug44
        Austin, TX281 contributions
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        Unfortunately, we (a family of three with a college-age daughter) were pretty disappointed with this tour, which seems to be different than most people’s experiences. Obviously, so much will depend on your particular guide. We had Note, who was a very nice and friendly guy, but we had to work hard to understand his English and his explanations consisted of very simple sentence constructions that didn’t add a lot to what we could figure out on our own. In the end, we let him leave us an hour and half earlier than scheduled because we simply weren’t getting much out of the experience.

        But beyond this, there were a few things we weren’t happy about. First, one of our few advance requests was to get massages in Wat Pho (there is a massage school in the temple complex, and it is a cool thing to do). He knew this, but rather than getting our names on the wait list when we first arrived there and exploring the temple during the wait, he took us there at the end of our visit when there was an hour-long wait and we had to forego this experience.

        Also, he suggested we spend the afternoon at a less visited floating market (Khlong Lat Mayom), which sounded like it would be fun but was mostly a waste of time and money, with a lot of effort to get there and very little to see. He encouraged us to hire a private boat for one hour at an additional cost of 1500 Baht, which we agreed to, but when we got to the dock we found that we could join a small group 40-min tour for 100 Baht each (and that the private hire should have cost 1200—what was the extra 300 for???). We then said we would prefer to join with two other tourists we met there to do the small group tour, but he insisted the private tour would be much better and that we would visit an orchid farm. So we asked if the other two tourists could join us on the private boat (to help cut the costs), and he refused to allow that. As it turned out, our “much better” private boat tour was over and done in 30 minutes, of which more than half the time was spent at a pretty rundown and small orchid “farm”. We couldn’t believe what that had cost us and how little we got for our money, not to mention the cost of taxis to get out there. And there was nothing “floating” about this market—it was a bunch of food stalls and vendors alongside a canal.

        What we had been hoping for—a culturally immersive experience that oriented us to Bangkok—definitely didn’t happen. We felt like we wasted at least half a day and spent a lot more money than we expected or than was necessary to spend. We'll give two stars because the visit to the temples was OK, and he did show up on time and seemed to know his way around, which is helpful.
        Written January 1, 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your time with Guide Note, unfortunately matching tour guides to clients is a little like a blind date. If our only redeeming feature was we arrive on time, then we have really let our client down, and that is obviously not what gets us so many five star reviews. I cannot comment on why Guide Note went about he did the Wat Pho massage school, from your description it does sounds like massive oversight, I wish I could give you more details about his reasoning. As for the canal tour, there are many options around the water ways, there are public ferries on the rivers, both private and public ferries that go into deeper into the waterways. For anyone wanting to know the difference, please feel free to contact us directly or visit our website which has outlines of various different iterations. Finally not all floating markets are the same, basically in Thai it is 'Salad Naam', which is Water Market, and it refers to to a market that can be on, next to, around, or in a canal. Basically means that is accessible by the waterways, some place you arrive by boat, some places you walk around and the boats come to you and finally you are in the boat and the market is on the sides of canal. In Bangkok city the most popular Water Market/Floating Market is deep in the canal and takes 30-40 minutes to reach depending on the weirs and boat traffic. Now you're at the market you can walk around the boardwalk, and also buy food and goods from boats floating in the market. Depending on the time of day they can be moored against the walkway. The cost for taxi to return is considerably cheaper than cost to have your boat wait for your to return to pier on the main river. I can only assume this client expectation was the famously photographed Damnoen Saduak floating market which is around 100km west of Bangkok city, something that would take about 4 hours and private transport services to visit. If you like to discuss guides, floating markets or anything in between please contact us thru our website and we'll be happy to answer and questions before you book our services. It is possible to book our product thru 3rd party websites, but talking to us directly about your expectation before your tour will give everyone the best possible chance to have the best possible tour.
        Written August 19, 2022
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        Pilgrim1
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Solo
        This review was due a year ago. I had to transit in Bangkok on the way to Bhutan. I was glad that Peach was my guide. We met at the airport at noon when my flight arrived, then she helped me to have my luggage stored at the airport and got a money exchanged with a terrific rate at the airport. We then took the metro to my hotel in town. She taught me the details how to buy the tickets, used the machine etc so the next day I can independently used the metro to get back to the airport to continue my journey.
        After check in at the hotel we head to the Grand Palace, Wat Po, and we watched a cultural performance. She let me sat and rest while she stood on the line and got the VIP seat for us. Afterward she took my picture with the performance too.
        While we were in a tour not only she took my pictures ( no need for selfie) but also she helped me with best location for memorable photos.
        As it was then dark, instead of going to Wat Arun, she was able to reserved a spot for dinner in a restaurant across the river to watch and take pictures of Wat Arun at sunset.
        I enjoyed my short stay in Bangkok, thanks to Peach.
        Written December 26, 2020
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        kkenward
        Chicago, IL33 contributions
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        Jan 2020 • Couples
        By booking just a guide with no driver we saved money and time (Bangkok traffic is terrible) while getting a highly experienced, informative guide. Oil, our guide, spoke great English, knew her city and how to efficiently pack in all my big wish list must sees. Since it was just our group of 4 we could go at our own pace and see what we wanted. She gave us plenty of historical as well as social info. So much better than going it alone, hustling with a big group or paying a premium for a private guide and driver together.
        Written January 26, 2020
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        Jill
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        Nina was pleasant, skillful, patient and very attentive to our needs. By the time the day was over we felt we had seen all of Bangkok without feeling rushed...we would all highly recommend Nina when looking for a great tour of Bangkok. We experienced every mode of transportation and were able to see sights from our trip along the canal as well as visiting sites in and around the city, ending our day with the Skywalk! Wonderful host😊
        Written January 30, 2020
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        Zubin
        6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Solo
        My guide Yuut was amazing! He took me around all the different temples and explained so much of the history and significance of various things. I got to travel like a local as we took the water taxi through the canals and got to see many different things about Bangkok. He negotiated all the tuk tuk rides so we always paid a good price. He knew his way around the city very well. After finishing up all the temples I wanted to see we had some time left and he recommended Golden Mount to see. It was my favorite! Great walk up to the temple and phenomenal views of Bangkok from the top. I very much enjoyed my experience with Yuut and so glad he was my guide! I highly recommend him to anyone visiting Bangkok. Thanks Yuut!
        Written January 6, 2020
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        Dean
        San Francisco, CA5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        Our experience with Your Thai Guide was excellent. Booking was straightforward- the crew at YTG was quick to reply to requests, everything was well organized and clearly communicated.

        Our guide was Peach, and she was terrific. Peach reached out to our hotel the day prior to our scheduled tour date confirming our meeting time and location. The day of our tour she arrived right on time at our hotel. We spent 10 mins or so going over our plan for the day. Peach made some suggestions on how to spend the day, but ultimately we stuck with our preferred locations. Peach helped out with arranging taxi from our hotel to a local market, and that’s where we kicked off our day. Having an experienced local guide with us allowed for us to be relaxed all day, there was never those stressful moments of trying to navigate around a new city, nor was there any wasted time figuring out how to get to the next place. Peach knew the quickest ways to get around the city, she knew exactly how to avoid the long queues for tickets at the popular attractions, and she provided insightful commentary throughout the day no matter where we were. Taxi rides were an opportunity to learn about the city as we moved around town. I noticed our taxi drivers listening in on the tour too! We enjoyed time at two local markets, walking around sampling food, and seeing a more local side of the city before visiting the grand palace and reclining buddha, we ended our day at the flower market. Peach seemed genuinely excited to show us around even tough I’m positive she’s seen the same places a million times. Peach had a thermos of ice water and even had little towels that she soaked in the cold water- these little refreshing breaks were a welcomed reprieve from the hot humid day. I could see the look of envy from all the other travelers as they walked past. Not only was peach a terrific host, but she was our photojournalist that day too. She took so many wonderful photos of my wife and I. This is our first trip where we have wonderful photographs to share with family and friends, not just photos of where we went and what we saw. Peach and YTG- Thanks for a wonderful first day in Bangkok your professionalism and warm hospitality couldn’t have been any better.
        Written January 21, 2020
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