What is the best way to explore Bangkok if you don’t like doing it completely on your own? Without a doubt, it’s a trip around the city with a local. When traveling this way, you can experience Bangkok more locally and can stay safe from overcharging and other tourist scams that are not uncommon here.
What to do if you don’t have friends living in the capital of Thailand? Go on a private tour with a local expert. Wide variety of Bangkok private tours with locals can be found here: Private Tours in Bangkok.
Private Bangkok Temple Tours
If you are only planning to visit Bangkok’s top attractions, you can choose a private Half-Day Grand Palace, Wat Pho & Wat Arun Tour. When taking this private tour with a local, you will visit Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). The local guide will help you to explore these iconic historical sites of Thai capital.
You can expand your experience of visiting Bangkok’s main temples by choosing Bangkok Private Boat Tour: Temple & Local Food Market. When taking this private tour with a local, your visit to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho and Wat Arun will be expanded by a trip on a private long-tail boat along the iconic Bangkok canals. On this tour you will have a chance to see the local life and floating market before visiting the most important temples of Thailand.
The experience of touring the Grand Palace and three main temples, combined with a private long-tail boat ride along the iconic Bangkok canals can be a bit different when choosing Private Long-Tail Boat Tour: Grand Palace & 3 Must-See Royal Temples in Bangkok. This private tour also includes a short visit to a local fresh market, lunch on the river bank, Tuk-Tuk ride and even Thai Traditional Massage near Wat Pho. Sounds like a full package of Thai experience, doesn’t it?
These three historical sites are included in a must-see list by every visitor to Bangkok. However, there are many beautiful temples in Thai capital and you can see more of them when taking a private tour with a local.
When going on a private tour 5 Famous Bangkok Temples & Street Food at Wang Lang Market, you'll visit 5 beautiful temples in one day. Not only the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho and Wat Arun are visited during this tour as a visit to Wat Rakhang (Temple of Bells) and Wat Kalayanamit (temple housing 15-meter-tall golden Buddha statue) is also included in the itinerary. Lunch break at Wang Lang Market, a local market full of street food, adds up even more local taste to your experience.
If you’ve held Thai Baht coins in your hand before, you might have noticed that most of them present various temples on the reverse side. Private tour Explore the Temples on Thai Baht Coins in Bangkok gives you a chance to discover these remarkable temples. During the tour you will visit Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple) found on 5 Baht coin, Wat Saket (Golden Mountain) found on 2 Baht coin, Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of Emerald Buddha) found on 1 Baht coin and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) found on 10 Baht coin.
Private Bangkok Floating Market Tours
Visiting one of Bangkok’s floating markets is another experience not to be missed when visiting Thailand. Going there on a private tour with a local is a nice choice as it can help you better immerse into Thai shopping.
As the best floating markets are located quite far from the center of Bangkok, getting there on your own can be a bit challenging for an inexperienced traveler. Private tours normally include transportation and let you enjoy Thai floating market experience worry free.
Two easiest to reach floating markets in Bangkok are Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market and Taling Chan Floating Market. Both markets can be visited in one day by choosing a private Khlong Lat Mayom and Taling Chan Local Floating Markets, Taste Thai Food with Boat Tour. When taking this tour you will get a chance to explore Thai culture and try some of dishes you have never eaten before. This private tour also includes a boat trip between two floating markets and a visit to Wat Kho temple.
A visit to Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market can also be combined with other activities. On a private tour Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market Tour: Food & Long-Tail Boat Ride not only you will explore this local floating market but also take a long-tail boat trip along the canal and see how the locals live their life. A local temple and an orchid farm are also visited during this boat trip.
Even better local experience can be expected when going on a private tour Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market Tour and Home-Cooked Pad Thai Class as you will explore the floating market, try some local street food, see the local way of life along the canal when touring on a classic paddle boat and even will learn how to cook Pad Thai with locals.
Amphawa Floating Market is one of the best floating markets in Thailand. Even if the market is located quite far from Bangkok, going there on a day trip from Thai capital is really popular, especially when the trip to floating market can be combined with a visit to the scenic Maeklong Railway Market aka Umbrella Market. A trip to these two famous can be done independently (check our itinerary for this day trip) but getting there on a private tour with a local expert would make your day hassle-free. Private tour from Bangkok can be booked here: Amphawa Floating Market and Maeklong Railway Market Tour.
As most of floating markets in Thailand are open only on weekends, getting to the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market might be the best choice for a weekday. Private Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Maeklong Railway Market Tour from Bangkok gives you a chance to visit Thailand's 2 most famous markets in one day as a trip to Damnoen Saduak is also combined with a visit to Maeklong Railway Market (Umbrella Market).
Bangkok Private Tours at Night
Going on a private tour at night is an interesting way for exploring Bangkok and an experience that is quite different from usual tours as you might feel more like going out with your pal than a tour guide. Bangkok private tours at night offer various interesting local activities.
When going on a private Bangkok Tuk Tuk Night Tour: Food, Markets & Temples you can explore Bangkok nightlife like a local. The tour includes a visit to local night markets (Khlong San Market and Tha Din Daeng Market), Bangkok's top temples (Wat Arun and Wat Pho) and the biggest flower market in Bangkok (Pak Klong Talad) as well as dinner at a local's favorite restaurant. Al these spots in Bangkok are visited when getting around the city by a private Tuk Tuk.
Going to Chinatown at night for trying out various street foods, desserts and drinks is another popular local experience in Bangkok. You can choose a private Bangkok Chinatown Food Tour with a Local and explore the Thai-Chinese route in Bangkok. When going on this private tour you will visit Wat Traimit (Temple of Golden Buddha) with the biggest in the world golden Buddha image and few other interesting spots in Chinatown. However, the best part of this private tour is exploring the food scene of Chinatown (Yaowarat). A visit to the open-air riverside community mall Asiatique the Riverfront where you can shop, eat, and drink is left for the end of the tour.
When choosing A Local Night Trail in China Town and Khaosan Road, you not only visit Chinatown for local food experience but also chill out at Khao San Road with a local. At Khao San Road you can enjoy souvenir shopping, massage, dessert and even cocktails.
Talad Rot Fai Srinakarin, also known as Train Night Market, is our longtime favorite night market in Bangkok. As this night market is located quite far from the center of the city and getting there might be a bit complicated for first time visitor, going on a private tour with a local might be a good idea. When choosing a private tour Shopping at Talad Rot Fai (Srinakarin) with a local, you can enjoy shopping, tasting local trendy dishes, observing vintage items, and watching street shows.