Thailand is a country full of amazing adventure and sightseeing options. No matter what your age or interest is, you are sure to find the best-suited sightseeing tour for you. From excursions to the nearby islands and beaches, to a day trip to the famous floating markets you can enjoy all that the country has to offer. You can also witness the colorful culture of Thailand through stunning musical performances or sample the delicious street food on a midnight tour of the vibrant streets of Bangkok. There are also plenty of options for adventure sports, water sports, and other activities that will get your adrenaline flowing.
Attractions in Thailand
That you must include in your itinerary when you are planning your trip.
Day Trip to Floating Market from Bangkok
One of the most famous attractions in Thailand is the floating market in Damnoen Saduak. This has to be a must-do activity in your Thailand itinerary. It is a perfect way to experience the traditional riverine life of the Thai people. Witness the lively market with vendors selling a variety of products as you sail along the river in your own Thai style canoe.
There are colorful fruits, vegetables, and other local ingredients available for sale. You can simply observe the locals buying and selling or you can also choose to purchase something for yourself. Try the local fruits or vegetables or bargain for some colorful souvenirs for friends and family back home.
Sample the street food of Bangkok at night
Night time in Bangkok is just as lively as daytime. Some would say it is even more so. As the sun sets the city comes alive in a different way. The glittering streets are filled with interesting activities. Get a firsthand experience of Bangkok’s thriving nightlife and a taste of its delicious street food in a unique night tour through the city.
You will get to visit some of the vibrant night markets of Bangkok where you can shop and sample the tasty street food of Bangkok. Experience the party scene of the city like a local as you explore the different markets and popular areas.
Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok
The Chao Phraya River runs through the city of Bangkok, and a dinner cruise along its waters is a great way to experience the city lit up at night. Enjoy the magnificent skyline of Bangkok from your cruise boat as you relish a delicious dinner of local delicacies on board. There is also musical performance on board which gives you a glimpse into the culture of Thailand.
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There are various companies offering such cruises in Bangkok in different prices. You can book on arrival in Bangkok however, it is better to book earlier to get good deals and discounts. As you cruise slowly down the river you will pass by some of the most famous riverfront attractions of Bangkok such as the Grand Palace, the Arun Wat temple, and much more.
Day Excursion to Phi Phi Islands from Phuket or Krabi
Regarded as one of the most beautiful destinations in Thailand, the Phi Phi Islands are a must-visit for those who are staying in Krabi or Phuket. These picture-perfect islands are home to some of the most spectacular beaches that you will ever see. The islands and their iconic beaches have even found their place in many Hollywood movies, most famous of them is The Beach.
These islands can be reached by short speedboat or ferry rides from either Phuket or Krabi. For those looking to travel on a budget, the ferry is a better option. You can opt for a package tour which includes the ferry rides, some local sightseeing in the islands, lunch at a local restaurant, and island hopping by boats. You can also enjoy different water activities such as snorkeling or swimming at additional cost while at the islands.
Alcazar Cabaret Show, Pattaya
If you want to experience the rich and vibrant culture of Thailand, then the Alcazar Cabaret show in Pattaya is a must for you. Similar to the famous Moulin Rouge show in Paris, this is a delightful musical and dance performance that will keep you entertained from start to finish. The gorgeous sets, glamourous costumes, and energetic performance will keep you enthralled.
This is a seventy minutes long performance that takes place four different time slots. You can pre-book the show tickets to suit your chosen time or you can book as per availability when you reach Pattaya. This has been one of the most popular attractions for visitors to Pattaya since 1981, when it was first established with only a hundred dancers.
Day Trip to James Bond Island, Phuket
The small islet of Ko Tapu, better known as the James Bond Island, after it featured in the movie “The Man with the Golden Gun” is one of the most picturesque islands in Thailand. It is also a favorite among tourists for a day trip from Phuket. It the island is surrounded with sparkling turquoise blue waters which is perfect for snorkeling and swimming.
You can take a package tour to James Bond Island with visit to the famous Monkey Cave, and a late lunch at the island. You will also visit the Ao Phang Nga National Park where you will explore the magnificent Mangrove Forest on board a traditional long tail boat. After a full day’s activity in the midst of paradise, you will return back to your hotel in the evening.
Temple Tour in Bangkok
Bangkok is not only home to the glittering skyscrapers and glamorous shopping malls. It is also home to some of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in the world. Even if you are not particularly religious, you must visit these temples simply to witness their beauty and enjoy the peace and tranquility in the complex.
The most famous attraction in this temple tour is the Temple of the Golden Buddha, or the Wat Trimit. It is here that you can see the gigantic statue of Buddha made of 5.5 tons of solid gold. The next temple is the Temple of the Reclining Buddha locally known as Wat Pho. Here also you can see the enormous statue of the Buddha in a reclining position covered in gold leaf. The final temple that you will visit is the Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn. To reach this temple you have to take a boat ride across the Chao Phraya River.
Full-Day Gastronomic Tour of Bangkok
If you are a foodie, then this must be on your to-do list when visiting Bangkok. Thai cuisine is regarded as one of the most delicious cuisines of the world, and there is no better place to experience its true flavor than in the country’s capital. Take your taste buds on a tantalizing journey on a day-long gastronomic adventure. Taste the traditional local dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the stalls and restaurants that are famous with the local people.
Taste the delicious soups, rice and seafood noodles, and the famous sticky fried rice a favorite breakfast dish for the locals. You can also sample the Chinese Pot-Stewed Duck at one of the many Chinese food stalls. For lunch you can choose the spicy lemongrass flavored noodles available in many local stalls along the Grand Palace followed by Thai Yellow Curry with the meat of your choice. There are also a variety of dim sums, seafood preparations, and sweet dishes that you can try from the local stalls and restaurants.
Visit the Historic City of Ayutthaya
Explore the history of Thailand and get away from the maddening crowd of the city life in Bangkok on a day trip to the historic city of Ayutthaya. This was the former capital of Thailand and houses haunting remains of the glorious days of the past. There are many old palaces and temples present here which offer an incredible glimpse into the history of Thailand.
Ayutthaya is located a short drive away from bustling Bangkok and you can book a taxi with driver for a private day excursion or you can also choose to join one of the many group tours that are available for this option. Enjoy lunch of local delicacies in a local restaurant and roam around the city to explore the different ruins of temples and palaces. Learn the local stories and traditions from your guide as you discover the hidden nooks and corners of this historic city.
John Gray’s Hong by Starlight with Sea Cave Kayaking and Loy Krathong Floating
This full-day excursion from Phuket is a great way to enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty of the sea caves in Phang Nga Bay. This picturesque location is perfect for those looking to escape from the throngs of tourists and the bustle of partying in Phuket. You can enjoy the native flora and fauna in its natural habitat and interact with the local people also. Explore the limestone caves and relax in the lagoons discovered by explorer John Gray after whom the Hong is named.
You will also enjoy a kayak ride through the enigmatic limestone caves and the beautiful lagoons. Relish a sumptuous lunch of Thai delicacies before heading off for further exploration into the hidden lagoons and caves. End your day with an ethereal show of natural luminescence show as you float in the water. This is an unforgettable display of natural bio-luminescent planktons and fireflies that create an almost otherworldly atmosphere. Partake of a delectable dinner on your trip back to Phuket.
Ten Treats of Thailand
Make your visit to Thailand even more memorable by including these ten must-do sightseeing tours in your itinerary. Whether you are visiting Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket or Krabi, there is something to do from everywhere. Choose the ones that best suit your interests and book the sightseeing tours in advance from the many online vendors offering these tours at great prices. You can also book the tours when you are in the destination from local vendors. However, it is always better to have a confirmed booking well in advance of your travel as these tours are very popular and tend to get sold out fast. You can also get great deals on advance purchase from the different online portals. So, hurry up and book your sightseeing tours in Thailand today.