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ferry crossing chao phraya river.Bangkok, Thailand.

Bangkok, Thailand's vibrant capital, is a dazzling metropolis filled with cultural treasures, delectable street food, and lively markets. But beyond the busy streets, a variety of captivating sights are waiting to be explored. Day tours from Bangkok offer a chance to escape the urban jungle. They allow you to delve into Thailand's rich history, breathtaking natural landscapes, and unique cultural experiences.

Whether you love history or nature, Bangkok day tours have something for everyone. If you simply crave a day of relaxation on pristine beaches, there's a tour for you too. Imagine yourself exploring the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya, a former Siamese capital famed for its architectural grandeur.

Cruise the Chao Phraya River, admiring Wat Arun's spires and the Grand Palace's glory. Perhaps a thrilling adventure awaits through the dense jungles of Kanchanaburi. Here, you can visit the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai and pay respects at Allied War cemeteries.

From famous landmarks to offbeat adventures, our day trips in Bangkok offer everything you need to create lasting memories. Day tours in Bangkok, Thailand, offer the perfect escape from the city's electrifying rhythm. They provide a chance to unwind amidst tranquil natural settings or delve into the fascinating stories of Thailand's past.

With a plethora of options available, you can craft your ideal day trip, be it a historical odyssey, a nature retreat, or a cultural immersion. So, pack your sense of adventure, strap on your walking shoes, and get ready to discover the hidden gems surrounding Bangkok!

Tour Highlights

Ancient Siam park, Royal Water-Course Procession, decorated wooden thai boats on pond closeup.Bangkok, Thailand.

Full-Day Trip to Nonthaburi & Koh Kret Island 

A charming province near Bangkok boasts a blend of tradition and modernity. Visitors can explore Koh Kret, an island known for its pottery and quaint atmosphere. The majestic Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat temple offers serene views. Take a boat ride along the Chao Phraya River for a scenic journey.

Don't miss the Nonthaburi Market, bustling with local flavours and crafts. Experience Thai culture through traditional performances and delectable street food. Nonthaburi promises a delightful day trip for those seeking cultural immersion and relaxation.

Trip to Samut Prakarn 

Embark on a day trip south of Bangkok to Samut Prakarn, just 30 minutes away from Bangkok. Visit Erawan Museum, a three-headed elephant sculpture showcasing an eclectic collection of religious artifacts. Explore the Ancient City or unwind at Bang Pu Beach, a popular spot for swimming and seafood restaurants.

A Day Trip to Dream World Theme Park 

Dream World, often hailed as the Disneyland of Bangkok, is an enchanting theme park filled with magical experiences. Visitors can enjoy rides like Fantasy Land and Adventure Land, with thrilling rides and family entertainment. Don't miss the iconic Dream World Parade featuring beloved characters.

Enjoy exciting rides such as the Tornado and Sky Coaster, catering to adrenaline junkies of all ages. Facilities include restaurants serving delectable cuisine, souvenir shops, and convenient rest areas. Dream World offers captivating attractions and exciting rides for a magical escape from reality.

A Day Trip to Nakhon Pathom 

Nakhon Pathom is famous for its world's tallest golden stupa, the largest pagoda in Thailand. Visitors can explore these iconic landmarks, marvelling at the impressive architecture and rich religious history. Climb the chedi for panoramic views, explore the surrounding ancient Buddhist monastery, and immerse yourself in Thailand's rich heritage.

A guided Tour to Ayutthaya 

Journey back in time to Ayutthaya, the once-grand capital of Siam, just a day trip from Bangkok. Explore the Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the ruins of temples like Wat Mahathat and Wat Phra Si Sanphet. Climb the prang (tower) at Wat Chai Wattanaram for panoramic views.

Beyond the temples, wander Ayutthaya's lively local markets, or take a scenic boat ride on the Chao Phraya River. This day trip offers a glimpse into Thailand's rich history and cultural heritage.

Half-Day Trip to Ratchaburi Town 

Ratchaburi, just 1.5 hours from Bangkok, is famous for its scenic caves and historical sites. Explore scenic caves like Wat Chong Lom or Tham Phu Luang, famous for the wild boar. Don't miss the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where vendors sell local goods from boats.

Additionally, Ratchaburi boasts historical spots like Bo Khlueng Hot Stream and Khao Ngu Adventure Park. Also visit AlpacaHill, Thailand's only alpaca breeding farm.

Maeklong Railway Market & Kanchanaburi Combined Tour

Combine heart-pounding thrills with wartime history on this unique day trip. First, witness the lively Maeklong Railway Market, where vendors pull back their awnings as trains zip through!

Then, head to Kanchanaburi, known for the Death Railway, built by POWs during WWII. Explore the War Museum, Bridge on the River Kwai, and the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery to learn about the history.

Short Trip to Nakhon Nayok 

Nakhon Nayok, located 120 kilometers northeast of Bangkok, offers its natural wonders. Marvel at the majestic Sarika Waterfall, cascading down nine tiers from a towering cliff. Explore the serene Chulabhorn Wanaram Temple, famous for its beautiful bamboo grove walkway. Don't miss the opportunity to catch a stunning sunset from the Khun Dan Prakarn Chon Dam.

Full-day Trip to Pattaya & Coral Island 

Experience the vibrant resort city of Pattaya, 140 kilometers southeast of Bangkok. Relax on the sandy beaches, explore bustling markets, or try exciting water sports like parasailing and jet skiing. Take a boat trip to nearby Coral Island for snorkeling adventures amidst colorful coral reefs and diverse marine life. While Pattaya offers nightlife and entertainment, this trip can also be tailored for relaxation.

Khao Yai National Park & Town Trip 

Just a few hours from Bangkok, Khao Yai National Park bursts with life. Thailand's oldest national park, boasts lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and sprawling grasslands. Hike through the jungle canopy, keeping an eye out for elephants, gibbons, and hornbills.

Take a refreshing dip at Haew Narok waterfall, the park's tallest. Khao Yai is a nature lover's paradise, offering adventure and relaxation. This place is filled with scenic sights, including sunflower fields, and charming villages with European architecture.

Family-Friendly Tour Suan Phueng 

Suan Phueng, situated 160 kilometers east of Bangkok, offers a serene retreat amidst stunning landscapes. Explore Khao Sok National Park, home to diverse wildlife and majestic limestone cliffs. Cruise on Cheow Lan Lake for breathtaking views. Families can enjoy a day trip with alpaca farms, Japanese agro-tourism, and a rock sculpture park.

Visit Scenery Vintage Farm for sheep encounters or Coro Field for a Japanese-themed experience. Hike Khao Ngu Stone Park for unique rock formations.

Day Trip to Hua Hin 

South of Bangkok lies Hua Hin, a charming seaside town famous for its beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere. Unwind on pristine sands, take boat trips to nearby islands, or visit Klai Kang Won Palace, once a royal summer residence. Hua Hin offers a delightful mix of beachside bliss and cultural exploration.

Short Trip to Bang Pa-in Royal Palace 

Located 60 kilometres north of Bangkok, Bang Pa In Palace sits by the Chaopraya River. Bang Pa-in Royal Palace was a summer residence for the Thai royal family. The place is now a charming retreat from the city's hustle, perfect for photographers.

Spread across 19 hectares, the palace boasts ornate buildings and lush gardens. Originally built in the 17th century, it was revamped in the 19th century with European touches. The palace blends European and Thai architecture, with a Thai pavilion on a lake and a picturesque tower.

Today, you'll find a mix of architectural styles surrounded by well-kept lawns. Don't miss the Chinese-style Wehart Chamrun and the striking observatory Ho Withun Thasana. It's a peaceful escape for a day trip from Bangkok.

Full Day trip to Ancient City (Mueang Boran) 

Take a unique day trip to the Ancient City, a giant park shaped like Thailand. Explore miniature versions of the country's most famous landmarks, from grand palaces to temples. Journey back in time to the Ancient City (Mueang Boran).

The park is divided into five regions – East, South, Central, North, and Northeast. Each of these regions showcases its culture with buildings, gardens, and even markets.

See iconic structures from different eras, with highlights like the Grand Palace of Ayutthaya. Marvel at floating buildings, a procession of royal barges, and a mysterious fish temple.

Experience a slice of daily life with a replica of a floating market and charming old-age villages. It's a fun and unique way to see the best of Thailand in just one day!

A Half-Day Trip to Chachoengsao 

Experience a slower pace of life in Chachoengsao, 80 kilometres east of Bangkok. Explore the vibrant Bang Pla Ma Floating Market, a haven for local vendors selling fresh produce, flowers, and handicrafts. Visit Wat Sothorn Wararam Worawihan, a beautiful temple complex known for its reclining Buddha statue. Take a boat trip along the Chao Phraya River and immerse yourself in the tranquil riverside scenery.

A Short Trip to Erawan National Park

For adventure seekers, Erawan National Park promises a day trip unlike any other, 220 kilometers west of Bangkok. Hike through dense forest trails and discover seven stunning waterfalls, each with unique rock formations and clear pools for swimming. Erawan National Park offers a refreshing escape into Thailand's pristine wilderness.

Short Trips to Wat Sam Phran (Dragon Temple)

Journey to Wat Sam Phran, the captivating Dragon Temple, 80km from Bangkok. Marvel at the giant red dragon sculpture coiled around the ordination hall, its scales shimmering in the sunlight. Witness vibrant Buddhist murals and explore the grounds at Wat Sam Phran, the Dragon Temple.

Half-Day Trip Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park 

Discover the hidden gem of Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, situated 150 kilometers southwest of Bangkok. Explore a landscape of dramatic limestone cliffs, pristine beaches, and hidden caves. Hike through lush forests and kayak through mangrove channels.

Visit Tham Phraya Nakhon Cave, featuring a remarkable royal pavilion built within its depths. Relax on the white-sand beaches and soak up the beauty of this lesser-known paradise.

Night Stay Trip to Chiang Rai 

While technically achievable as a day trip, Chiang Rai is far north of Bangkok and better suited for a longer stay. However, if you're short on time, it's still worth considering. History buffs will love the dazzling architecture and stories behind ancient temples like Wat Phra Kaew, a royal gem.

For something unique, head to Wat Rong Khun, the White Temple, known for its intricate white stuccowork and shimmering mosaics. Don't miss Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple) either, with its striking cobalt buildings and artistic details.

Capture the iconic Navel City Pillar, a mesmerizing monument with over 100 Khmer-style pillars. Immerse yourself in Lanna's history at the Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park’s Museum. Explore the bamboo forests on a thrilling bamboo tour. Learn the secrets of delicious Thai cuisine at a Suwannee Thai cooking class.

Visit a Longneck Karen village and gain insights into their way of life. End your day at the lively Chiang Rai Night Bazaar, a haven for souvenirs and local eats.

Two-Day Trip to Chiang Mai 

Similar to Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai (around 700 kilometres north) is ideal for a multi-day adventure. But for the truly ambitious, a whirlwind day trip can be a taster of its magic. Seek blessings at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a stunning mountaintop temple.

Learn about Thai history at the Chiang Mai National Museum. Animal lovers can care for elephants at an ethical sanctuary. Hike majestic mountains or try bamboo rafting. Challenge yourself by climbing Bua Tong Waterfall or the unique Sticky Waterfall.

Unleash your creativity at Chiang Mai's art workshops. Craft a paper umbrella, make your doll, or design a t-shirt with natural dyes.

Explore local life in villages like Mae Taeng and Mae Kampong. Relax amidst scenic rice terraces farming or enjoy a peaceful picnic in nature. Wrap up your day at lively markets, savouring delicious bites and finding unique souvenirs.

A Family-Friendly Day Trip to Safari World Bangkok 

Safari World Bangkok is an exciting destination featuring two main attractions: Safari Park and Marine Park. In Safari Park, visitors embark on thrilling jungle safaris and cruises, encountering a diverse array of wildlife up close. Explore Safari Park on a tram or boat, spotting lions, giraffes, and zebras in themed zones.

Marine Park offers captivating shows starring dolphins, seals, and orangutans. Both children and adults can enjoy the adventurous activities and interactive experiences.

Facilities include restaurants serving delicious meals, souvenir shops, and ample parking. Exciting rides like the Jungle Cruise and thrilling jungle safaris ensure a day filled with fun and adventure for all. Safari World Bangkok promises a memorable experience for visitors of all ages.

Visitors Highlights

Aerial view of in Ayutthaya temple, Wat Phra Ram in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Historic park in Thailand.

History Whispers

Journey back in time to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam. Explore stunning temple ruins like Wat Mahathat, where a Buddha head embraced by tree roots symbolizes nature's power. Marvel at the towering prang (spire) of Wat Phra Ram and lose yourself in the intricate details of Wat Chaiwatthanaram.

A Sensory Overload

Combine the historical wonders of Ayutthaya with a unique culinary experience. Take a longtail boat ride through the scenic canals, stopping at a local market to sample exotic fruits and street food delights. In the afternoon, delve into the bustling Khao San Road, a backpacker haven with an electrifying atmosphere. Savor delicious pad thai or try a daring insect snack – the choice is yours!

Hidden Gems

Experience Bangkok like a local on a cycling tour through its backstreets. Navigate vibrant neighbourhoods, bustling flower markets like Pak Khlong Talat, and hidden temples adorned with intricate sculptures. Savor authentic Thai meals at family-run restaurants, away from the tourist crowds. This off-the-beaten-path adventure offers a glimpse into the city's soul.

Beach Bliss

Indulge in some well-deserved pampering on a day trip to Hua Hin, a charming seaside resort town. Soak up the sun on pristine beaches, take a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters, and indulge in fresh seafood by the shore. Explore Klai Kang Won Palace, a royal summer residence, or visit Hua Hin Night Market for gifts and local treats.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Trade cityscapes for verdant jungles at Khao Yai National Park. Hike through lush forests, spotting elephants, swinging gibbons, and diverse birdlife. Opt for a guided safari tour or explore cascading waterfalls like Haew Narok. In the evening, unwind by the park's serene lakes, soaking in the tranquillity of nature.

Adrenaline Rush with a Twist

Experience the thrilling Maeklong Railway Market, where vendors swiftly retract their awnings as the train passes inches away. Continue your adventure to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, a kaleidoscope of colours and aromas. Navigate the bustling waterways on a longtail boat, bargaining for souvenirs and indulging in fresh seafood delicacies.

Travel Tips

  • Dress respectfully when visiting temples and other religious sites, covering shoulders and knees.
  • Stay hydrated and carry sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Bargain when shopping at markets, but remember to do so respectfully.
  • Be cautious of scams and touts, especially around popular tourist areas.
  • Use public transportation like the BTS Skytrain or the MRT subway to avoid traffic congestion.
  • Try street food but ensure it's freshly prepared and cooked thoroughly to avoid stomach issues.
  • Learn a few basic Thai phrases to communicate with locals and show respect for their culture.

Know Before You Go

What to Bring

  • Comfortable Walking Shoes.
  • Lightweight Clothing.
  • Water Bottle.
  • Sunscreen, Hat.
  • Smartphone or Camera for capturing memories.
  • Carry smaller amounts of cash for convenience.

 What not to Bring

  • Bulky Backpacks.
  • Expensive Jewelry.
  • Heavy Guidebooks.
  • Large amounts of cash or valuable items.
  • Unnecessary electronics or gadgets.
  • Too much luggage or unnecessary items will weigh you down.

Getting There

  • Reaching the Central Meeting Point: Many tours offer pick-up at a central location in Bangkok, like a popular hotel or landmark. This is usually specified when booking your tour.
  • Public Transportation: Use the BTS Skytrain, MRT subway, or public buses, to reach the meeting point.
  • Taxi or Tuk-Tuk: Hail a taxi or tuk-tuk and provide the driver with the meeting point's name or address.
  • Ride-Hailing Services: Use Grab or similar apps, specifying your walking tour destination.
  • Walking from stay: If your staying is within walking distance of the meeting point.
  • Your Hotel: You can opt for our hotel pick-up service, offering a hassle-free start to your day trip.