Thai Tour Guide & Benefits

Jul 17, 2014

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Why you need a Thai Tour guide ?

Many people are unsure of whether a Thai tour guide is worth it when they go on vacation. They think that they’ll be able to get around on their own with no problem and be able to explore. However, when you don’t know an area, you don’t know where to explore. It will feel overwhelming for you and you’ll end up stuck in the tourist trap of merely staying in the tourist areas when really there’s so much more to see. A good Thai tour guide can be the solution for your problems.

Local language and local tour guide

A big benefit of using a tour guide right off the top is that your tour guide will speak the language of the country, an invaluable tool to have at your disposal. You won’t have to awkwardly try to get your message across to whomever you’re speaking to as your tour guide can do it for you. There is a chance that the tour guide you get doesn’t speak your language or doesn’t communicate well whatsoever, or is unfriendly, but as long as you go through reliable tour operator in advance and specifically tell them that a high quality tour is what you’re looking for, you’ll be just fine and your trip will not be ruined.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”3412″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” title=”China town” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]Bangkok is not an easy place to navigate, either. There are many modes of transportations and routes that can cause confusion to a newcomer. A Thai tour guide knows all of these methods inside and out so that you can get around with ease and because they know the local area they will most likely have great recommendations for different places for you to shop, eat, and experience. A downside could be that your tour guide brings you somewhere that you don’t want to shop at or be. Simply telling your tour guide this, however, will solve the problem and he will bring you somewhere else – it’s just as simple as communicating honestly with him.

A Thai tour guide will also know the history so that you can properly learn the culture and its background. You won’t get that by simply wandering around on your own![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_single_image image=”3411″ css_animation=”fadeInUp” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” title=”Bangkok Tour Guide visit temple” img_size=”full”][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]However, it’s not all upsides. If you go with a large group, the tour guide won’t be able to tailor for your specific wants. He also may rush you, but if you tell him that you want to stay longer it shouldn’t be a problem.

If you decide that the benefits outweigh the potential downsides, make sure that you go through a local tour operator with TAT licence. You want to avoid freelancers as they may drop you at the last moment for a better location or longer work. A good way to check out Thai tour guides is by going to (LJ biz is one of the list , see our tour guide listing) and looking up reviews to make sure that you’re getting a tour guide that is highly recommended and will work with what you have in mind for your trip. A good tip is to book in advance to make sure that you’ll get a good Thai tour guide! They’re great for really getting to know Bangkok and making sure that you get the most out of your vacation.

Guideline to find a good Thai tour guide

  1. That person must obtain Thai tour guide license which issue by ministry of tourism and sport
  2. If he or she is a freelance Thai tour guide, make sure that she has good references.
  3. If you book a tour with tour operator or oversea travel agent, inform them that you need a good and experienced Thai tour guide. If you do not get along with them , you can report directly to the land operator.
  4. If you travel during peak period or high season (November – February), please book tour guide in advance
  5. Third language speaking Thai tour guide such as Spanish , France, German, and Portuguese for examples, it is better to make direct booking to local travel company which expert in each language. Freelance Thai tour guide may drop your booking if they get better potential customers.
  6. If you travel by car from central to the northern or to the southern of Thailand, we recommend to reserve the tour with local company. You will stay with the Thai tour guide for 5-6 days. Just make sure there are some one to support you rather that just one Thai tour guide.

We hope this is useful to find Thai tour guide which is one of key issue to make your vacation happy ending.


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