Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Bangkok Central Thailand by Tour Guide Michai (M) (Guide #2779)


Kimberly Griffin

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 23/18

Michai was an amazing tour guide. He is extremely knowledgable of the city and took us on an off the beaten path tour of Bangkok at night. It was exactly what we were looking for. We were able to taste some amazing food that we normally would not have known to try! It was a pleasure exploring the city with him.

Peter Horst

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 8/18

Michai was a fantastic guide. He had a great knowledge of the city and society. He was personable, fun and great to spend time with. He takes you off the beaten path to see the "real" side of Bangkok, away from the typical tourist locations. I highly recommend him and his tours.

Anthony Manning

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 5/18

An excellent evening with a great guide who introduced us to the real Bangkok at night from Chinatown to Old Town with a secret gem thrown in for good measure.

Frank Cannon

United States
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Tour: #16140, Private Twilight Floating, Samut Songkhram, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 4/18

Our tour to and of the Ampawa floating market was a pleasant stroll later in the afternoon and early evening. We avoided the daytime HEAT for the most part. The parade of long-tail boats was spectacular. Even as Americans, we would rate the activity level as pretty light.

Karla Mahler

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 20/18

Michai was a super guide- completely knowledgeable about areas we would never have seen without him. Happy to highly recommend him!

Julie Warwick Brewer

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 17/18

A very enjoyable and informative tour, covering many aspects and areas of Bangkok in a short space of time. Would highly recommend

Corazon Medina

United States
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 13/18

At first, I was about to tell Michai to just change the trip to floral market trip. Glad we did not! This trip brings you to the other side of Bangkok and you can really appreciate the monarchy and its origin in the area. Simply amazing and Michai is efficient, knowledgeable , courteous and fun! Highly recommend this one

Peter Smith

READING, BERKSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok Illuminated, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 3/18

"M" was a super tour guide. He custom made our tour to meet our particular needs perfectly. A very friendly disposition combined with excellent local knowledge, we would recommend him to anyone. Many thanks Michai.

Amanda Bywater

Australia
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Tour: #16140, Private Twilight Floating, Samut Songkhram, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 20/18

Thank you Michai for a fantastic afternoon/evening at the floating markets. Everything was just perfect. The children really enjoyed the train market, to see the train come through so closely to the stalls was nothing like they had experienced. Then the private boat to the floating markets, with a highlight of chicken and spicy papaya salad as well as the many snacks along the way. Would definitely recommend this tour for those that want to see a different side to Bangkok.

Linda Hirsch

Bethesda, MD, United States
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 18/18

Pleasant, informative, knowledgeable and helpful

Kimberly Ball

United States
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 7/18

Awesome day!! Thank you Michai!! Day was planned out perfectly!! Ayuthaya temples are a must see - There was planty of time to visit. Michai answered all of my questions and explained the history well. I really enjoyed the boat ride - it helped one gain insight into how the river was previously used and still used today. Lunch was the best food I have had in Thailand!! A great addition to visiting the Bangkok area!!!

Daniel Oran

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 15/17

Michai did exactly what he said he'd do in his trip description, so everything went well. It's a perfect followup to the usual big city tourist routine.

Robert Messih

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 27/17

Wonderful day in Bangkok! We were able to see a side of the city that we never would have found on our own. Michai was very easy going and an excellent communicator. Would highly recommend.

Tim E.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #21556, Local Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 15/17

We chose Michai's tour because we wanted to experience a local floating market and not a big tourist one selling souvenirs and he really delivered. His expert guidance also got us the best position at the train market and he also threw in some unexpected (but welcome stuff) - a short Thai massage, making of coconut sugar, some street food etc. Michai speaks perfect English so is easily understood and he clearly knows how to get the best experience out of any situation. Thank You Michai!

Paul Gerarts

Belgium
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 13/17

Michai has a very good relaxed evening tour and takes you to places that are not on the regular tourist spots. Using different transport modes like the locals do, make it interesting, Especially using the canal boats takes a bit of adventure at first! Nice is also that he will respond to what your interests are. In my case, bringing me to a Chinese mansion, that he usually does not visit... . It's like visiting Bangkok with a friend. Highly recommended.

David Dobbins

United Kingdom
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

Sally Mabaquiao

Philippines
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Sep 1/17

We enjoyed the entire tour specially M's additional info on the sights. Very much willing to recommend this.

Jen Bradford

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Aug 7/17

Michai was great! This tour was the highlight of our time in Bangkok. It was interesting to get away from the tourists spots and get an experience of Bangkok from a different perspective. We saw things we would not have without Michai and definitely would recommend anyone coming to Bangkok to take this tour.

Philippe Kridelka

Belgium
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Aug 6/17

Michai gave us a very good introduction to the "other Bangkok", far from the usual tourist tracks. My friends and I enjoyed the tour a lot. Thank you very much to Michai, who is an excellent guide and know how to make visitors love his hometown!!

Susan Blase

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jul 19/17

Jason Tredgett

New Zealand
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jul 6/17

The highlight of our time in Bangkok! Michai was great, engaged and involved our children (11 and 13) in all aspects of the tour, very knowledgable, and showed us a side of the amazing city would would never have seen on our own - highly recommended!

John Parker

Canada
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

M was great guide, the water transport and lunch was our highlight and we loved seeing the alley ways in Chinatown and hearing the stories. A great way to spend the day

Stuart King

United States
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Tour: #21556, Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Apr 16/17

Excellent guide - highly recommend

Dana Bowden

United States
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Tour: Daily Guide Service, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Apr 15/17

Michai was a great guide! He was a wonderful addition to my project while in Bangkok, and, he went way beyond what was asked of him. He knows his facts and is a fantastic people person. Highly recommended :-)

Anna Zarechnaya

United States
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Apr 10/17

This was one of the best days we ever had in Thailand, the tour was just perfect as well as the lunch. Highly recommended.

David A.

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok Illuminated, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 11/17

One of the best tours of my life. Michai shows you places and things most tourists do not see. Definitely do this tour if at all possible. I am so sorry it took me almost a year to post this

David Baird

Christchurch, New Zealand
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Tour: #21556, Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 4/17

Michai was fluent and knowledgable and we enjoyed his commentary. The transportation was good, and we had a lovely lunch. Good trip. Thanks.

Gao Pronove

Philippines
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Tour: #21556, Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 22/17

Amazing Thailand. Small but authentic floating market and coconut and salt farms. Very much worth the hour long drive. This tour coupled with the train market where the train squeezes through a moving market is amazing. Perfect for a half day tour! Great food destinations along the way.

Gao Pronove

Philippines
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 21/17

Michai is an authentic Thai guide. By that I mean that he shows you Thailand the way it is. Really enjoyed this tour, and going around Bangkok using various public transport. We rode the BTS, a canal boat, a few tuk-tuks, and of course walked. His itinerary is simple but an eye opener. Michai is open minded and will adjust to your taste and interests.

Elizabeth Shany

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another Floating Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 12/17

M was great! We loved the floating market and the train market. M as very responsive and easy to book. He was also fun to hang out with as we toured. His English is great and he is full of great information. We really felt like he understood our pace an quickly could see what we were drawn to. He even had great recommendations for when we were out at night for dinner or drinks. I'd definitely call on him again if we make it back to Bangkok!

Dorothy Bendix

Australia
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 7/17

Michai was great to deal with, he had no problem answering our endless questions and making the tour fun he also was able to modify the tour due to the knee injury I have. His tour was showing us how thai people live. this tour is great for insight and if takes your away for the tourist side of things into the real culture. highly recommend if you want to see thai culture and interact with the locals.

Jan Magnusson

Sweden
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

Excellent and laidback tour with Michai striking the perfect balance between being a guide and a friend to hang out with. All the lights of new Bangkok, drinks at Cloud 47 and street food dinner in Chinatown. Seamless.

Jan Magnusson

Sweden
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 5/17

We combined this excellent and laidback tour with Michai's night tour which worked well. Going around Bangkok with him, walking and ising public transportation, felt like hanging out all day with a friend. We got to see many sides of the city, the contrasts between old and new, traditional and modern. Can't disclose too much as it would take the edge of the experience.

Marina Aznar Gracia

Spain
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 1/17

Not a good guide. The whole day he seemed tired, unmotivated and wanted to go home. First two hours were interesting, the following four kind of boring. We have traveled all over the world and recently have done several TBL, always good but this one disappointing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your feedback Marina and my apologies that the tour is a disappointment to you.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals are committed to quality customer experiences and take all feedback seriously. We appreciate any learning opportunity to improve tour experiences and have attempted to clarify what went wrong during this tour so that we can work with Michai to make his tours even better. Compensation has also been provided to apologize for the customer's disappointment.

Robyn Cardone

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another Floating Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 30/16

"M" was just what we wanted. Super cool guy the whole family loved. Perfect English. Prompt, friendly, knowledgeable about Bangkok. I would highly recommend him for your trip!

Luis Chia

United States
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 21/16

M was an amazing guide! Would definitely recommend a tour with M!

Jennifer Henson

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 19/16

Ive toured the world and love seeing stuff off the beaten tourist paths and M provided us with one of the best tours I've ever been on. Absolutely fun traveling on the different types of transport with the locals all over Bangkok and trying different foods. Michai gives you a locals taste of Thailand that most don't see. He has a wonderful knowledge of Thailand and great English. I'd highly recommend booking a tour with M.

Angela Whiting

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 4/16

Absolutely brilliant great fun travelling on many different types of transport with the locals. Michai gives you a locals taste of Thailand. The time just flew buy. Visiting Bangkok book with Michai for a wonderful tout

Vicki Tsang

Canada
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Tour: #16201, ์ฺฺBangkok and Floating market, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Oct 31/16

Michai's tour is one of the kind. It is very different from what we had experience and we loved it!!! If you are honestly looking for 100% authentic local tours, he is your guide. From his 3 days tour, we had learned much about Thailand and it is very different from what we expected. Michai is very street smart and generous and my bf and I had an awesome and unique thailand experience.

Chloe Zale

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Sep 1/16

I had a fantastic time on M's tour, "Another side of Bangkok". His English is fantastic, he is very knowledgable, and he strikes a great balance between professionalism and making you feel like you're hanging out with a friend. As a solo female traveller I felt very safe with him. The tour was fascinating, and I certainly found myself in areas of Bangkok I never would have known to visit, and I am so glad I did visit them. I feel like I have a much better understanding of the city than I would otherwise.

Susan Broadhurst

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Aug 17/16

We took the tour with Michai, what a friendly guy professional full of information, Michai took us to places we would have never seen we found the tour excellent we got some great pictures taste some good street food a great day out would definitely recommend Michai thanks for a great tour Susan and Mark from England UK

Grant Niven

United Arab Emirates
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Aug 6/16

If you want a non tourist-like day out in Bangkok, adventuring round some of the most authentic parts of the city. This is for you. By foot, tuk tuk, taxi, underground and boat...with lots of little outs stops to sample local delights. Can't recommend M enough. Great guide

Rosemarie M.

United States
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Tour: #21556, Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 25/16

My family had a fabulous time on Michal's tour. We saw the train market which was fascinating and then Michai took us by boat to the floating market, where we had a delicious dinner. Michai keeps everything interesting by providing background information and humorous stories. We especially appreciated how he kept our teenager engaged the entire time! Michai knows what people like and has plenty of knowledge to share about the Thai culture. Thanks for a great tour!

George K.

Australia
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 21/16

Michai was excellent as a guide for an evening tour of Chinatown and surrounding area. Great company and we both enjoyed the meal together at T&K Seafood. Took me down some areas and lane-ways that I would never have tried on my own and showed sights from points like the top floor bar area of one of the budget hotels. Good command of English. Will definitely use Michai again when visiting Bangkok in future.

Helen Oon

United Kingdom
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Tour: #21556, Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 12/16

We have fun and adventure with Michai who is a great guide with his knowledge and enthusiasm. Travelling with him is more like going out with a friend rather than a guide. He takes us to places that we really enjoy mingling with the locals at the amazing markets eating our way through the food stalls.

Rolene Davey

South Africa
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 5/16

This was the best experience ever. We enjoyed every minute with Michai. We would recommend him if you want to see how people in Bangkok enjoy their free time. Thanks for all your info and insight Michai. Your the best.

Helen Oon

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: May 31/16

Michai takes us to hidden Bangkok away from the usual tourist trap. It is a great experience delving into the authentic sub culture of Bangkok in the narrow back lanes of the goldsmith and blacksmith areas, Chinatown, Little India , markets and less touristy temples. A great way to discover the real Bangkok.

Denise R.

Thailand
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: May 13/16

Michai was alot of fun to be with...easy going and adept with many topics! Great English, considerate and accommodating in every way. We would definitely enjoy having him as a guide again in the future when visiting the Bangkok area.

Cecil Peters

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Apr 18/16

An excellent insight to the real heart of bangkok. The tour provides a remarkable insight into the sights, sounds, tastes and the yes the smells of the city. We enjoyed the opportunity to see so much more of Bangkok than simply visiting the "must see" places in Bangkok. Throughout the tour we experienced sights that would have passed most tourists by and allowed us to really enjoy the city. I would recommend this tour to anyone who would like to know Bangkok better.

Tomyal Emptage

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Apr 7/16

TAKE THIS TOUR! This is one of the best tours we have ever done in all of our travels. Many people told us that we would not like Bangkok. Thank you to M for his beautifully thought out and planned tour. We love Bangkok! Be prepared to walk for a long time, hope taxis, trains, subs and see a side of Bangkok most tourist are not privileged to. We can't thank M and his kind sweet soul enough. The things we learned about the Thia people and culture are priceless!

Cathi Wallis

Canada
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Tour: #16140, Twilight Floating, Samut Songkhram, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 18/16

Loved this tour!!!!! If anyone is looking for something special to do in the evening in Bangkok I would highly recommend this tour. It's only possible on the weekends but boy is it worth it!!!!! And Michai is a treat to go with!!!! A very good guide who went above and beyond!! Thanks Michai!!

Brad Kardatzke

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 28/16

The guide really knew his way around Bangkok. We were able to take public transportation and save money. He took us places that really made our first trip to Thailand and wonderful experience.

Margaret Hennessey

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 21/16

This was a wonderful, fun, and informative all-day tour of Bangkok. Michai is knowledgeable and happy to answer questions about life in Bangkok. We saw many parts of Bangkok I could never have found on my own. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and highly recommend Michai as a tour guide.

William Davis

United States
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Tour: Hidden gems, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Jan 27/16

We had a blast. Our tour guide knew his stuff. Made it easy to get around. Taught us how to use Sky train and water taxi. You can't get around on your own this fast and ease. A must for first timers.

Wayne Hoover

Scottsdale, AZ, United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 21/16

Michai, provided us a great night tour of Bangkok. Great street food sampling, canal boat taxi, and other forms of local transport. Visits to temples at night with no one around, night flower market and China Town were key highlights. For a nice night our of Bangkok, book Michai's "Illuminated Bangkok."

Linda Hirsch

Bethesda, MD, United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 18/16

I have been to Bangkok many times. This is the most interesting tour I have taken. Michai's English is excellent and without this day, there are many interesting things about the city I would never have known. Hats off to M for thinking of putting this tour together. It's a "gem of a day" with a delightful guide. He took care of everything--canal ride, taxis, a coffee stop. It was all included.

Rosemarie M.

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 23/15

I loved the illuminated Bangkok tour! I was traveling by myself and wanted so much to be out and about in the city at night exploring the nooks and crannies, but didn't know how to do that alone. Michai easily made that happen. He taught me how to eat my favorite dish: Pad Thai. We explored Chinatown and saw beautifully lit shrines, city streets, and canals. He is an excellent photographer and he'll show you how to get the best shot. MIchai made my night in Bangkok very special, indeed!

Rosemarie M.

United States
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Tour: #16201, Another side of Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 23/15

Michai was an excellent tour guide. I thoroughly enjoyed my day experiencing "another side of Bangkok" with him. I saw so many fascinating places in that one day! Tourists could never the find the places that Michai brings you.. He knows how to easily make his way around Bangkok and understands what makes his city an interesting and vibrant place to locals and tourists. Michai explains the culture of Bangkok extremely well. I can't thank him enough for his positive outlook and attention to detail.

Martha Rosas acosta

Mexico
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Tour: #21556, Canal and Palace, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 20/15

Never disappointed with tours by locals. We have great time with Michai. Definitly we recommend this tour. We ate the best pad thai. Enjoy the tuktuk rides, the floating market. The rota palace. The padres thai. The food over the river on the speed boat.thank you michai.

George Lyon

United Kingdom
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Oct 28/15

Our tour guide Michai was informative, engaging, and not only showed us around the temples but explained the history of Thailand up to the modern day. The tour was great value for money and our tour guide was excellent.

Mauricio Guajardo

Mexico
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Tour: The eve of the Old Town, Ayuthaya, Thailand
Date: Jul 9/15

Very nice tour, almost no tourist around at this time of the day to ruin your pictures, and the tour guide is great, very entreteining and good knowledge of the sites, highly recommended

Susan Blase

United States
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Tour: Daily Guide Service, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Jun 9/15

Michai was fantastic! He took us away from the tourist traps of Bangkok and showed us the wonders of old town. We saw exquisite Buddhist temples with not a single other tourist present, markets where real Thai people buy their food and flowers, and even the first Chinese temple. Then we ate some delicious northern Thai cuisine where the celebrities and royals go. We even got to visit a Muay Thai boxing gym and see the boys train. Truly a once in a life time, unforgettable experience.

Michelle Millerd

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: May 9/15

We had a great time! We are 3 women, mom and her 2 adult daughters in their early twenties. Michai adjusted our tour a bit since we had already visited one of the places. We completely enjoyed walking side streets and getting local perspective and insights of Thai culture. Doing at your in evening was so enjoyable given the heat was more bearable and the crowds diminished.

Karyn Kenny

United States
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Tour: #21556, Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: May 2/15

Mr. M is an outstanding guide. The Canal cruise tour was one of the best I have ever taken with TBL. Mr. M, with his endearing glass jar filled with coins, was a pleasure to spend the day touring with - he immediately feels like a friend. Mr. M goes the extra mile and keeps his eyes open. For example, While we were walking, he stopped, listened and then led me to a tent where a Thai traditional dance group was having a dress rehearsal - it was an unexpected highlight of the day! Highly recommend him!

Benjamin Z.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16201, We are the Isolator, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Apr 30/15

Thank you to Michai who was very informative, flexible and relaxed and truly and easily takes you to hidden Bangkok that would be almost impossible to find as a non local. This is the one and only off the beaten track tour that shows the contrast between the rich and the poor. The tour provides an excellent insight into how the Thai communities live, travel, eat and drink and Michai throws in a few welcome surprises along the way. Experience the metro, taxis, tuck tuk and river ferry as the locals do. 5/5

Colleen Waterston

United States
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Tour: Daily Guide Service, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Apr 16/15

Our bike tour remains a highlight of my entire global travels. We went to so many cool places thanks to the ease of getting around. Michai was super flexible in helping me spend the time interacting with locals as I was traveling on a research project type thing. Just an overall very knowledgeable, adaptable, friendly guy. We finished the tour and even met up with a friend for dinner. This is why I love tours by locals - you get awesome guides, but overall just good people. Book him - and go by bike!!

Lori Bruhns

United States
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Tour: #21556, Canal and Palace, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 31/15

My husband and I traveled to Bangkok in March of this year. Michai was our AMAZING tour guide. The wonderful thing about Michai was that we told him what we liked in our initial email and he handled everything. When we got there he told us where we would go and what we would do. He planned everything for us and did an AWSOME job. My husband and I are foodies and so is Michai so, he took us off the beaten path and where the local goes. It was AMAZING! I highly recommend Michai as a great Bangkok guide!

Kevin Hagerty

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 21/15

M helped us to tour like locals. He managed to cart us around very efficiently through both traditional sites (the tour of Chinatown was a highlight) and current hot-spots, while maintaining an ongoing conversation about the current Bangkok scene. M's touring style exposes tourists to a wide range of current scenes that coexist simultaneously in Bangkok. This guide and this tour are highly recommended if you want to really experience the city.

Kevin Hagerty

United States
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Tour: #16201, We are the Isolator, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 20/15

M managed to convey a broad view of the current scene in Bangkok, emphasizing the contrast between the cutting-edge boom in Bangkok and the effect of economic and environmental changes upon the displaced persons from outlying farming communities and urban renewal, giving a status report as to how the government and other agencies are acting to address problems. This is definitely an off-the tour-bus tour, and M is both a great tour guide and a well-rounded teacher. Highly recommended!

Derrick Berger

United States
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Tour: #16201, We are the Isolator, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 17/15

This tour was simply amazing. I didn't fully understand the tour name until halfway through the tour but you will too once you're on the tour. Michai immerses you in the dichotomy of Thai culture. He has researched his tours and connected with the locals so you can interact with them as well. You'll see the proud Thai people in their humble environment with a smile on their face. I don't want to give too much away of the tour but it's really an experience you won't forget. Highly recommend this tour!!!!

Derrick Berger

United States
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Tour: Hidden gems, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Mar 14/15

This was my first tour in Bangkok. We started out at my hotel & in less than two blocks we hit our first spot for nice refreshing tea. We stopped at places I never would have thought to stop at & ate things I never would have. It was a four hour tour but felt like one since it was so much fun & so interesting. Michai really has a way to help you connect to Thai via the food/history. I'm not sure why his English is rated as only advanced. He's clearly fluent & very professional! Highly recommend!

Jason Perkins

United States
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Tour: Rick Perkins' trails, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand
Date: Mar 13/15

What a fantastic day spent with 'M'. We really took in a ton of Bangkok and he had some great things to share. From a private longtail boat to bouncing around in tuk tuk's and more, we really got an experience that you just can't get from a big tour group. I highly recommend M and Tours by Locals.

Catherine N.

Singapore
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 18/15

helpful and cheerful guide. most of the time he's quite funny! His spoken English is fairly good.

Gloria Ekelchik

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 14/15

It was awesome to see the city by night. It's a different feeling enjoying the temples without the crowds of the day surrounding us. We walked a lot too. One of the highlights was driving around in the Tuk Tuks. It was like being in the 'Amazing Race.' Michai was a nice young man that took care to make sure our son had a nice time as well. The Pad Thai on the street resturant was great.

Bob Quinn

United States
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Tour: #22335, Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 22/15

Machai was very accommodating and really went out of his way to make our tour interstesing and very educational - he knew we were interested in more of the behind the scenes view of the old and new capital of Thailand and that is what we got and it was great. His English was good and easy to understand. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone and especially to anyone looking to wonder off the beaten path. Thanks again Michai for a wonderful day and a great job!

Tracey Laszloffy

United States
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Tour: #21556, Canal and Palace, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 9/15

Michai toured us for two days and both tours were excellent. He was knowledgable, professional, engaging, attuned to and concerned about our interests and needs. We truly felt comfortable and well taken care of with Michai. We especially appreciated how much he shared with us about Thai culture and ways that he adapted our tours to accomodate things that came up that were interested in experiencing. Additionally his command of the English language greatly enhanced the quality of our experience.

Jesse Yamanouchi

Japan
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 12/14

I loved my tour with Michai. He is knowledgable, friendly and fun. Traveling alone, it felt like I had a local friend. The conversation never stopped. The tour was at the beginning of my holiday. He gave me inspiration to see everything beyond appearance. There's a story behind everything and he surely knows it. I highly recommend this tour. It's blended with the top tourist attractions and things you wouldn't think to look at. If l could book him for other tours, I'd be happier.

Alan Stoker

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 25/14

One of two trips taken with Michai with both being a great experience.As a guide he was caring to both our needs and I was delighted by the way he made sure the tour was taken at our pace. We would have no hesitation in recommending Michai as a personal guide.

Alan Stoker

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16201, We are the Isolator, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 24/14

Great tour-great guide !! Book him & this tour !!!!

Carol Ann Kilburn

United States
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Tour: Old Town Illumiated, Ayuthaya, Thailand
Date: Nov 2/14

This was a very interesting and unusual tour since it was at night. We got to see the ruins of several temples in the old Capitol. Michai gave us a nice perspective, since he is much younger than we are. It was very enjoyable.

Dorota Lagida-Ostling

Australia
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Tour: Daily Guide Service, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Oct 7/14

A wonderful tour! Michai had to wait for me at the airport for my flight was an hour late, but he alter his original tour idea to fit the remaining time and he managed to show me two breathtaking temples - Temple of the Reclining Buddha, and after a charming boat trip - Temple of Dawn. Michai proved to be a very knowledgeable guide, he answered my numerous questions about the history and religion of Thailand, its customs and many more. I tasted traditional Thai dishes, rode tut-tut and had lots of fun.

Judith Gavranich

Australia
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Tour: Daily Private Tour Guide Service without Transportation, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Sep 20/14

Michai was very good. He was able to accommodate us, by meeting us at the airport, and taking us to see a selection of sights in the available time and starting mid afternoon. We especially liked the walk through the canal districts and the street food. His English is very good too. I was pleased that he contacted us before our departure from Australia, and included a map of the airport, indicating the meeting point.

Ariane Audet

Canada
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Aug 29/14

We had an amazing time with Michai. From the delicious pad thai to the visit of Chinatown, everything was perfect. Michai is very nice and has a lot of knowledge. He answered every single one of our many questions about Thai culture. Definitely recommend this tour.

Hin Wah Lee

Singapore
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Tour: At the eve of the Old Town, Ayuthaya, Thailand
Date: Aug 28/14

Had one of the best experience of my life on this tour! Michai was professional, humorous and full of interesting nuggets of information! I've been to Ayutthaya twice before with the big tour companies but they always seemed to lack that personal touch. With this evening tour, we were able to see the grounds in a different light and it did feel that the sites were opened "just for us"! Keep up the good work, M! And we'll see you soon in the near future!

Kenny Porush

United States
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Tour: Hidden gems, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Aug 6/14

Our tour was absolutely amazing! Em took us all around the city, using every possible means of transportation (except motorbike for safety purposes, of course), giving us a chance to see and taste everything from the 5-star to the hole-in-the-wall hidden gems and eccentricities of Bangkok and surrounding areas. Michai went above and beyond for our tours, exceeding all expectations. He was casual but professional, giving us background information and interesting quirks. We loved it and had the best time!

Kenny Porush

United States
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Tour: #21556, Canal Cruise, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Aug 5/14

Our first tour with him was something we had no idea what to expect but were more than pleasantly surprised. We were given the chance to escape the busy streets of Bangkok and explore the outskirts of a local village--something most tourists wouldn't expect to do or even have an interest in doing. We loved it. From the traditional floating market, to a drizzling boat ride, to an exciting Maeklong train market, an exceptional lunch and a view of the rural landscape, Michai gave us a glimpse of the beauty!

Dana deLaski

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jul 31/14

What a great tour! While all the sites were amazing, Michai as a guide is really what makes this tour so great! His English is perfect and he is incredibly friendly and easy to hang out with. The tour is very flexible and Michai did an amazing job at altering it to what I wanted. He's prompt, efficient, and even if you've been to Bangkok before he shows you it in a way you have never seen. I didn't want the tour to be over! Amazing!

Andrew Hall

United States
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Tour: Andrew's off beaten tracks, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand
Date: Jul 21/14

Prior to the trip, I contacted Michai and asked for two full days of off-the-beaten-track sights around BKK. I sent him a link to photos that I'd taken on a previous trip, so he made a point of tailoring my tours to see new sights. Thoughtfully, he crafted one evening/night tour that included a few things I'd seen before in a new light. He's bright, thoughtful, organized, well-spoken, a meticulous planner and flexible during the tour. It was a quality, customized experience for a very reasonable fee.

Paul Kropatsch

United States
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Tour: #22335, Mr.Paul Kropatsch's package, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 10/14

My family (mom and dad, plus 3 kids 14, 11 & 7) recently traveled with Michai in Bangkok area for 5 days. He was fantastic at engaging our kids in our daily activities, was always early for our daily meeting times, added items to our itinerary based upon getting to know us and what we enjoy, was always prepared and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to arrange for a tour and engage you into understanding both today's real life in Bangkok and the history of Thailand.

Joy Marshall

United States
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 8/14

We had a fantastic tour with "M" in Bangkok. He was pleasant, informative, helpful, and he made our tour of Bangkok very enjoyable. I would highly recommend him as a tour guide for Bangkok.

Gordon Gielis

Australia
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Tour: The Local's trail, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand
Date: Jun 6/14

Michai was very friendly and helpful and took us to many interesting places around Bangkok using a variety of transport. We particularly liked the local restaurant he chose for lunch. A great day. We highly recommend Michai.

Haydon Higgins

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16140, Twilight Floating, Samut Songkhram, Thailand    view tour
Date: May 10/14

We had a great afternoon/evening with "M"(as he asked to be called..)The guy selling his Take-Away food on the jetty by the Train track Market was a real treat.

Susan Marsh

United Kingdom
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Tour: The Local's trail, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand
Date: Apr 6/14

This is an excellent tour, showing all the great sights of Bangkok. Michai is a great, considerate guide who loves to show people his city.

Susan Marsh

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16140, Twilight Floating, Samut Songkhram, Thailand    view tour
Date: Apr 5/14

This was an amazing chance to see an area where the locals shop, eat and enjoy themselves. The ride on the boat was really interesting, seeing life along the river, as was the market along the train rack. An excellent trip.

Jill Bauer

Fernandina Beach, FL, United States
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Tour: #22335, The Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 30/14

We had a nice outing to the old capital with Michai. He is very personable. The driver and car were excellent.

Tom Bole

United States
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Tour: #16140, Twilight Floating, Samut Songkhram, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 23/14

Linsey Buttler

United Kingdom
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Tour: #16135, Illuminated Bangkok, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 19/14

Michai had a relaxed and informal style. He was clear and able to answer all our questions. The tour was interesting, varied and enjoyable, and being able to walk around the beautifully lit grounds of Wat Pho at night was a real highlight for me.

Brian Flint

Germany
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Tour: The Local's trail, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand
Date: Mar 10/14

I enjoyed the day with Michai, it was like touring Bangkok with an old friend. I would recommend him to anyone visiting Bangkok. Regards, Brian

Nick Parsons

United Kingdom
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Tour: The Local's trail, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand
Date: Mar 7/14

We were delighted with Michai. He was courteous, kind and very good company. His knowledge and excellent English made the day a special treat. We would have no hesitation in recommending him to other visitors. Many thanks, Nick and Angela Parsons

Len Petch

Australia
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Tour: Combined tour for Mr. Len Petch, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand
Date: Mar 5/14

We have used Tours by Locals all over the world and "M" is the best yet. Such a wonderful young man whose knowledge of Bangkok is so diverse and he is so proud of his people and his country. We did one and a half days of tours with him from the night flower markets to the bustle of China Town at night but the highlight was the tour to the railway line slums which he calls his "Isolator Tour", not to belittle these people but to show that they are proud and happy in this environment. Thank you "M"