The Other Side of Bangkok
The Other Side of Bangkok
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The Other Side of Bangkok is a specialty bike tour operator offering customers a unique experience to discover areas in and around Bangkok which are largely unexplored and off the beaten tourist tracks, where a different style of life still exists. Some of our tours are a combination of by bike and boat tours. We operate seven days a week and also are happy to offer customized tours.
Bangkok, Thailand

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Scott K
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Couples
We loved the trip! Our guide named Suger was really nice and funny. He knows some words in Dutch. And we were with a nice group of 5 Dutch people. 😇🫶🌴
Written January 27, 2023
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Natalie
5 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
The Other Side of Bangkok with tour with our guide Sugar was one of our highlights from the trip. Sugar was very knowledgeable of the area, attentive, and kept jokes going the whole way.
A peaceful and relaxing day away from the hustle and bustle of the city - not to be missed!!
Written January 19, 2023
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Andrew murray
Glasgow, UK1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing experience today on The Other Side of Bangkok tour. Peach took us to some hidden gems around the city that we would never have seen if it wasn't for this tour. Everything was organised flawlessly which allowed us to relax and enjoy the tour. Peach was extremely knowledgeable about each of the sites we visited and had an answer to all of our questions.

A highlight of our tour was riding in a longtail boat down the canals and trying some delicious food at a local floating market. The tour allowed us to see how the local people live and get away from the busy tourist attractions. Would recommend this tour to everyone!
Written December 11, 2022
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Stan
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Sugar was our guide and he did a fantastic job! He told is a lot of new things about the city and the small streets. We would really recommend this biking tour to anyone who wants to have an extraordinary experience!
Written November 16, 2022
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Rob V
Lienden, The Netherlands4 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
After reading all the raving reviews, and finding the tours offered by Peach on her website much more original than most, we booked the Way of Life tour.

However, after the tour we were quite disappointed and it felt like any of the other tours offered by the dozen other bike companies. Especially because we barely got to see/experience what was promised:

- Learning Thai cooking with a local family:
1. Apparently this was not communicated properly and therefore there was no chef available to teach us. After asking, they were quickly able to arrange a very light activity where my wife could mix some Tom Yum soup with already precut ingredients. Not really a cooking class... Rest of dishes were all prepared.
2. It was at a Cooking School restaurant, where apparently quite some people go..... Not a local family....
- Visit artists house - did not go there
- Visit Orchid farm - did not go there

We had two guides, whom were freelancers and used to do these tours for different companies. Hence it was not Peach herself.

The guides themselves where nice people and especially the morning was still great, where we took our time, stopped and many places to explore a bit, taste a bit and talk. However, after the failed cooking class at lunch it went downhill for us.

It basically became more of a pure biking exercise where we stopped nowhere and only on request had a brief stop to drink some water. Quickly driving over, no time to enjoy the scenery or ask a question about something we see.

You could clearly tell these guides are used to give the generic tour that all the other bike operators offer as well. Where I read about this problem as well. Something I exactly hoped to avoid because of all the different activities/stops that supposed to be in the Way of Life tour.

Don't get me wrong I don't blame the guides because they do what they know. But if, as a company owner, decide to hire freelancers instead of doing the tour yourself. At least make sure the tour is done according to your standards and promises...

What gave us the most bad feeling is that I shared this feedback with Peach on WhatsApp after the tour. Because we don't like to just write a bad review... mistakes happen and there are always good days and bad days. Feedback helps to learn.

However, unfortunately, she never answered anymore after I wrote her a message what we did like but also what we were disappointed in. Not even a small apology or explanation why half of the tour promised was not really offered, the things that actually would set it apart from the rest.

That for me is a bad sign and apparently business priorities changed. Hence I would not recommend The Other Side of Bangkok anymore.

(if Peach still reaches out I'll update the review accordingly)
Written October 16, 2022
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Anne
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Excellent tour of the less touristic parts of Bangkok that you otherwise wouldn’t get to see. We really appreciate that it was possible to do this tour last minute. We called in 15 minutes before the start time and they did the tour just for us! Our guide Sugar was absolutely amazing: he knows everything and everyone in Bangkok it seems. We had some really interesting conversations with him about lots of different topics. Really a funny guy and he taught us a lot about Thai culture.
Written September 14, 2022
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Holger H
1 contribution
Aug 2022
My 5th time in Bangkok an definitely my best, because of "the other side". Forget about the rest! - Very individual, very safe, very friendly, always a helping hand, many temples and markets you never would see, original and various thailand-food at its best; bikes are in a very good condition and good to handle. I can't tell what to do better. Thanks to you Peach and to your well organized team!👏👍
Written August 14, 2022
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caroline
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
Very kind and original bike tour in Bangkok. Super guide and very nice people !
Perfect pick up service and enough stops.
Written August 6, 2022
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Judith
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Family
We did the Jungle Oasis trip with a guide named Nai. Nice trip through the greenery. Everything very well organised and clear communication with Peach.
Written August 3, 2022
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KoenDo
Rotterdam, The Netherlands20 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We had an amazing bike tour with our 4 kids. The tourguides Sugar and Wen were great guys. As they expected the tour to be to heavy for our smallest kids, they put them on a scooter with them behind us.
They changed to whole plan to our needs. Really amazing. We had the best experience and laughs with them. Surely recommend them to everyone.
Written July 16, 2022
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