Experience Thailand through the passion, stories and initiatives of urban explorers, civil society, communities and changemakers aka Vanguards.
All our tours are All Inclusive
(except for your personal expenses and the final drink on a sky-bar)
Vanguards go beyond classic sightseeing and focus on urban and rural offbeat adventures to provide a wider perspective and deeper insights into the life of 21st century Thailand. As location scouts, guides and urban explorers we work with documentary film makers and also co-create specific experiences with social entrepreneurs -featured on this website as Vanguards- to advance our shared purpose in serving Thailand’s people, communities and eco-systems and provide high value for travelers. Add to that all the other fun aspects of Thailand travel from the best street-food, hidden gems, fun local transport and small group exploration and you will see, feel and breathe the DNA of Thailand like no other.
Vanguard: Unsurpassed Guides to Thailand! Having experienced Thailand travel extensively over the past twenty-five years and seen virtually everything, my wife encouraged an outing with Vanguards. With that said, we were not disappointed and quite frankly blown away by both the tours and conscientiousness of our guides.
Definitely the tour to take in Bangkok. It's pretty rare for something on Tripadvisor to have only 5 star ratings, Bangkok Vanguards has achieved this and deserves every single one of them!
The reviews they've been getting are almost suspiciously good, but we gave them a try and loved it. This is a small (2-3 guides with a few freelancers) organization. Both the main guides have German background for those of you who might care.
BEST TOUR ANYWHERE --- EVER!!!!!! When looking for a tour guide of Bangkok, STOP and, BOOK BANGKOK VANQUARDS. THIS IS THE ONE!!
We really loved their passion for the environment and resolving local issues.
If you're an explorer and don't mind the walk, I can't say this enough - Bangkok Vanguards really know how to please!
Not only the small intimate groups but the whole vibe before, during and after the tour give you the feeling you’re traveling around with friends
Prepare yourself to fall in love with Bangkok, big times!
Vanguard are positioning themselves as the small group unique off the beaten track specialists and from my experience this is fully justified.
“Very different, meaningful - outstanding”
"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."