Our passion is to connect travelers, citizens, civil society and communities through in-depth, personal and unconventional Thailand experiences to raise cultural, social and environmental awareness and amplify the creation of social good. In our day tours we explore in small groups with a maximum of 6-8 TRAVELERS along meticulously crafted, offbeat and unexpected routes with a focus on urban exploration and communities.
"First of all, this is not your regular 'tour'. This is basically not a tour. This is one of the only ways to see the true Bangkok - the local Bangkok."
Kristian S., Denmark
BANGKOK EXTENSIONS EXPERIENCE THE ESSENCE OF THAILAND
Our travelers value our offbeat, contrasting, dynamic and yet relaxed approach to travel. That does not only count for our Bangkok tours but also for one of Thailand's best kept secret destinations - CEO Michael's home province, located only 1.5 hours west of Bangkok. Go on a journey to the Vanguard Basecamp to experience what most other visitors do not get to experience. Famous attractions such as Amphawa, the Maeklong train market or the Damnoen Saduak floating market are within easy reach but we go far beyond that. Our holistic experience caters to those seeking a fusion of outdoor and active travel as well as relaxation by reconnecting to the simplicity, beauty and true essence of rural Thailand.
"Given my penchant to experience raw and rustic rural landscapes and culture of the country, this getaway promised to deliver just that. And oh boy, did it deliver!"
Nilofer K., Saudi Arabia
CONNECTING TRAVELERS TO THAILAND Our experiences include day-tours walking-, multiple transport and biking tours, outdoor and eco-activities, volunteer events, workshops and educational programs focusing on social entrepreneurship, innovation and cultural exchange. Our expertise lays in designing well balanced, dynamic, in-depth, offbeat, meaningful and fun programs with space for reflection, relaxation and adventure for discerning, curious, adventurous and socially conscious travelers.
TRAVEL • EDUCATION • INSPIRATION • CONSCIOUSNESS
Ignite is a TED.com inspired, educational and social event / retreat concept that connects students and aspiring professionals to innovative and purpose-driven changemakers and entrepreneurs in beautiful, offbeat settings. We aim to inspire and connect young minds to a deeper purpose and experience Thailand on a whole new level. LEARN MORE
I found the Bangkok Vanguards team to be very well organized, friendly, energetic and knowledgeable about the local culture in Thailand and the activities they planned for us was well thought, keeping the audience in mind to ensure that we had an amazing Thai experience.
Devika R, IYLA (International Young Leaders Assembly)
We are continuously supporting the cultivation and inspiration of citizen social responsibility through events and experiences that transcend all cultural, religious, social and racial paradigms.
The bankokvanguards action group is a social conscious community of Thailand fans who share the values of contributing and driving positive change and who cultivate a passion for learning, exploration and Thailand. Check out upcoming events and join the action group!
Not only was it the highlight of my 4 day vacation in Bangkok, but also one of the best cultural experiences I have ever had during my travels. It's been said in most reviews, but AGAIN, this is not a "tour"! That word does no justice in describing the experience.
Mike B., Boston, USA
Preserving the essence of Bangkok by uplifting Bangkok's forgotten communities
MEET THE TEAM
As purpose driven and die-hard Thailand fans we are known for our passion to provide intimate, in-depth and unconventional travel experiences that unwrap and reinvent "Behind the scenes Thailand" and to initiate create and dynamic social initiatives. Many in our team are Luk Kruengs with Thai - German roots as such we are also German speaking. Unser Team besteht zum Grossteil aus Luk Kruengs, jungen Menschen mit deutsch-thailaendischen Elternteilen oder Thais die in Deutschland aufgewachsen sind. Wir sprechen daher Deutsch fuer unseren deutschen Besucher. OUR VALUES
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BANGKOKVANGUARDS AIMS TO DRIVE SOCIAL INNOVATION IN TOURISM AND ENJOYS SUPPORT BY STRONG LOCAL AND GLOBAL NETWORKS AND PARTNERSHIPS TO ACHIEVE ITS PURPOSE