We are adventurous and have never experienced Bangkok as such.. we loved the different types of transport, food and markets.. we enjoyed the interaction with locals and michai made it really interesting for our 10years old daughter.. a tour not to be missed.. michai is great and gave us excellent information on all our questions.. highly recommend this guide.
Rebecca CartwrightUnited Kingdom
Fantastic tour, seeing the real side of Bangkok. M was a great guide and highly recommended... couldn't have been better. 5 stars all the way!
Thomas HanUnited States
We saw first hand why M has so many amazing reviews. He provides an amazing insight into the history, culture and food of Thailand. Not the glossy modern part, but the rich, authentic flavors that you can only experience if your close friend was from Thailand. We went with our two boys, 12 and 13, we will never forget the truly amazing experience M provided. This is a once in a life time experience. Don't pass it up, you will not regret it. Thank you M.
Steven ZikeliUnited States
We have used M two days in a row. M is an outstanding tour guide. Once again he was early and awaiting us in the lobby. He took us to places that we NEVER would have seen on our own. His in depth explanation and description of the areas allow so much better understanding and appreciation. We came hoping to immerse ourselves in the culture and M definitely provided that opportunity. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to fully appreciate Thailsnd culture. Thank you Steve and Cathy
Kenneth MccaffertyUnited Kingdom
An excellent tour. All the positive reviews you have read are accurate. Highly recommended. Great day out. Great experience. Great guy. Fabulous value for money. Thanks " M "
Michai was a fantastic guide. We had a group tour booked for southeast Asia, but had one day free time to explore Bangkok on our own. Michai came through with a tour of Bangkok we could never have seen with a large group on a tour bus. We rode in a tuk-tuk, a public taxi, a public transit bus and took a canal boat ride, all costs included in the tour price. Also street food and a lunch with local family. You couldn't ask for a better itinerary and a friendly and knowledgeable guide.
This was really a great experience My family had such a fabulous time thank you!!
Deborah WozniakUnited States
M was a wonderful guide and showed us lifestyle and scenes of Bangkok we had not seen on previous trips. The food was amazing including a lunch in a local home setting. It was great to take different forms of transportation. When my husband got a small tear in his shirt during the tour, M knew just where to go to get it repaired professionally in minutes. This is a trip not to be missed! It was the highlight of our visit!
Ellen W.United States
Michai's "Another Side of Bangkok" tour is a remarkable insight into the everyday lives of the Thai people living and working in Bangkok. His English is superb, his personality is warm and friendly. We explored back alleys, Chinatown's colorful market, took many modes of public transport. We were cordially welcomed into the home of a Thai family for lunch. Finally we took a private, longtail boat through the canals to our hotel. Many kudos to Michai for his warmth and this tour. He's awesome.Do this!!
Joseph RosadoUnited States
Michai or "M" as he prefers was an absolute gem as both a tour guide and human being. My wife took ill during our trip and he re-arranged his schedule to comply with our originally planned tours-I strongly recommend everyone purchase the trip protection! On the last night together, concerned for my wife's health, I asked M for a hospital recommendation, which he did so and then stated, "If an emergency comes up, please call me, I am only 20 minutes away, I will help." THAT is a compassionate human being!
Hayley SookTrinidad and Tobago
Michai took us through areas we definitely would not venture on our own - a delish home cooked meal, feeding crazy masses of fish near a temple on the canal, and karaoke with some fun locals in a Chinatown alley, to mention a few. We got all of this along with historical background and current day insight into Bangkok. I would Definitely recommend this for those wanting the local experience!
This is the second tour I have taken with Michai who is very companionable and very informed about the areas that he took me into. I particularly enjoyed the walk around Old Chinatown especially access into one of the old upstairs living areas. The tour of some of the klongs in a longtail boat was interesting as was the walk along the side of what I think was called the Kings Canal. A special part of the tour was the lunch provided in a private house that operates as a Community Restaurant.
Michai was a superb tour guide--knowledgeable, friendly, fun--and this was the best money we have spent on any activity in Bangkok. A well organized tour that resulted in my family enjoying real experiences, in real places and with real people in Bangkok. Wonderful! Thank you M!
Ute BusseUnited States
One of the best tour guides I have ever met and one of the best tours we as a family have ever done ! If you are interested to get away from the touristic part of Bangkok and would like to get an authentic experience you will absolutely love this tour ! We even had a home cooked lunch in the family room of one of the families who lives by the canal in Bangkok! The entire tour was truly a highlight! Michai is very knowledgeable, pleasure to be around, his English is exceptional! Can't rave enough about him
Definitely one of the best guides to have in Thailand. One of my favorite tours.
Peter HorstUnited States
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.
Karla MahlerUnited States
Michai was a super guide- completely knowledgeable about areas we would never have seen without him. Happy to highly recommend him!
Peter SmithREADING, BERKSHIRE, United Kingdom
"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.
Daniel OranUnited States
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 MessihUnited States
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.
Jen BradfordUnited States
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.
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 BlaseUnited States
Jason T.New Zealand
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!
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
David A.United States
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
Elizabeth ShanyUnited States
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!
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.
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 GraciaSpain
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 CardoneUnited States
"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!
Angela WhitingUnited Kingdom
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
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 ZaleUnited States
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 BroadhurstUnited Kingdom
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 NivenUnited Arab Emirates
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
Helen OonUnited Kingdom
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.
Cecil PetersUnited Kingdom
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 EmptageUnited States
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!
Margaret HennesseyUnited States
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.
Linda H.Bethesda, MD, United States
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
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.
Benjamin Z.United Kingdom
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
Kevin HagertyUnited States
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 BergerUnited States
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!!!!
Alan StokerUnited Kingdom
Great tour-great guide !! Book him & this tour !!!!
Jorge L.United States
We took 3 individual day tours with Michai, so this will be copy-and-paste for all 3. Michai is an extraordinary young mind with great insight into Bangkok, the city in which he lives. He deftly accommodated his tours to our interests and needs as a good private guide should do. His love of the city comes through with an understanding of how its past, present, arts, politics, etc. He has also personally tried each of his recommended places (restaurants, spas.) Prompt & responsible - perfect English
Thérèse von RosenSweden
Interesting tour, we really got to see other, "non-touristic" sides of Bangkok. Local bus-boat on the canals. Michai was a very initiated guide.The tour was quite a bit shorter than advertised, but maybe that was just due to misunderstandings between us.
Jac LahavUnited States
This tour was excellent and M was a great host! We arrived in Bangkok from Ny and the isolator tour was an awesome introduction to the reality of Bangkok. We went through multiple poor areas. I was a little intimidate by the description, but everyone we met was super friendly. I would even recommend this tour to my mom it was so interesting and safe. We also took multiple methods of transport (water taxi, taxi, tuk tuk) which was a great intro to getting around bkk. Thanks M
We (3 ladies) truly enjoyed our outing with Michai, the tour is exactly what it described. we like the variety of transport methods, like the biking tour at the island, like our coffer break, the Eco friendly hotel. Michai is caring and knowledgeable, he looked after us very well. I would recommend this tour to all our friends.
Ute BusseUnited States
We enjoyed our tour with M. Very much. He took us to places you normally don't see as a tourist. Amazing eye opening experience! M. Knows the peolpe who live in the slums very well so we felt very safe with him! Thanks for this very unique experience!
Robyn BarnettNew Zealand
We took the "We are the Isolator" tour with Michai yesterday, which was the highlight of our time in Bangkok. This proved to be an insightful and well organised way to see parts of Bangkok that you wouldn't know existed. There were stark contrasts between the frenetic pace of the city and serene tranquil areas; as well as between the way people are living. Michai's fluent English enabled him to answer all our queries, expanding our knowledge of the history of Thailand and its bordering nations.Unsurpassed
Michael FeinsteinUnited States
Michai or M as he likes to be referred to was a great host for our first Bangkok visit. Although I am a tourist, i often like to go to places where i can immerse myself into the local culture and get a feel for the realness of a place. M was able to show us places that not many tourists go. While he was not limited to that, he was also able to show us the typical tourist spots too. What I liked most about M was that he thought outside the box, and was not your typical tour guide. He showed me sights
An interesting insight into the huge socio-economic divide here in Bangkok. Most interesting for me was the railway community and seeing how people live there.
An excellent tour of some of the non-touristic areas of Bangkok!!
MIchai was a great guide, spoke fluent English and definitely showed me another side of Bangkok which I wouldn't have found on my own. Highly recommended tour and guide!
Big thanks to Michai for the fantastic day. If you like to see Bangkok from the viewpoint of a local we ran only recommend this tour. We have been several times in Bangkok and all over Asia but this tour was one of the best we have ever done.
Trey SmithMelbourne, VIC, Australia
This is a MUST DO Tour & takes you off the usual tourist track giving a glimpse into Thailand as the locals live it. Local markets,slum areas,long boats & back streets where you are the only tourist; welcomed enthusiastically by the people you meet on the way - Michai lets you set the pace of the tour and is there to explain, answer & interpret any question you ask and directs your attention to the fascinating you might otherwise miss. For the photography fanatic, this is the tour of your dreams! MUST SEE