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“The best to explore the real Bangkok!”

Co Van Kessel Bangkok Tours
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Owner description: We are Bangkok's original award-winning bicycle tour (including walking & boat tours). Our mission at Co van Kessel Bangkok Bike Tours and Boat tours is to provide our guests with a singularly unique and rewarding travel experience in Thailand. All our tours use Co's extensive topographical knowledge of the greater Bangkok area as well as his keen eye for the interesting to take you where nobody else can or will. We aim not to bore you with talk, but to immerse you in an experience where your individual fascinations emerge. Bicycles, boats, and our feet are our tools to gain access to the inaccessible (by car), behind-the-scenes lifestyle of the Thai. Here the roots of an ancient culture will become evident in a way you never could have imagined. Tours: Bangkok bike tour, Bangkok bicycle tour, Bangkok boat tour, Night tour
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 5 hour bike/boat tour and it was amazing. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The bikes were of good quality and the lunch was delicious. Next time we will visit the city, we will take the same tour again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice and fun tour. We got to see a lot of Bangkok and we came to places we would not have seen without this tour.

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CovanKesselBKKTours, Guest Relations Manager at Co Van Kessel Bangkok Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear jessieschoenaker,

Thank you so much. Woohoo, happy to hear that you loved it and saw the "real" Bangkok!
Have a nice holiday.

Co van Kessel team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review actually covers 2 tours - which we did on consecutive days. As we only had 2 days in Bangkok, we wanted to maximise what we saw. And as we stayed in the Royal Orchid Sheraton we were a 90 second walk away from the Co Van Kessel office. Both tours barely overlap - so you can do both and see completely different things. They are the #1 rated tour company on TripAdvisor for Bangkok - this is not by accident.

We did the 6 to 9 pm night tour first, and it was really great. Narrow and sometimes tiny streets and lanes, way off the beaten track and seeing things that you simply would not see, or places that you would not go without a guide. As this tour also covers the outside some of the main 'big' sites like the Grand Palace (outside the walls), and Wat Pho with the giant reclining budda (though that piece is closed in the evening), you actually cover a lot of the big ticket tourist sights without having to do them all separately. Chinatown was great too - we got to cycle along the main street and get a feel for the layout of the restaurants etc for the next evenings food.

The second tour was the 5 hour boat and bike combo one from 1pm to 6pm, with a full sit down dinner stop included at about 4pm. Again, we saw places way off the beaten path, and without a tour like this you would simply never see them. The boat ride out into the countryside / suburbs was great, with the bikes in the back, and we cycled around tiny raised pathways and saw a number of smaller temples and made multiple stops and breaks. Then we had the boat back again to the Chao Phraya river.

Sandra was our lead guide on both tours, and we also had Peanut and Ling Ling (i think). She was really great, full of knowledge and insight, and great with my 11 year old daughter. The cycling was never hard, even in the daytime sun, and we had plenty of stops for water and street nibbles.

We have seen a lot of bike tours worldwide - i cannot recommend these tours enough - a must do in Bangkok.

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CovanKesselBKKTours, Guest Relations Manager at Co Van Kessel Bangkok Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear mx5ire,

Thank you so much for sharing you thoughts with us and writing this amazing review.
Wauw, amazing that you joined 2 tours with us!
Sounds like you had a wonderful time, we are really happy to hear that you loved our tours.
As I can read, you have seen and learned a lot of new things about Bangkok! Glad we could take you off the beaten path.
Thank you so much for your compliments, we really appreciated it.

Join us for the full day tour, next time you're in Bangkok (;

Co van Kessel team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the tour!! However, during my tour, my bike was too high for me, so it was hard for me to balance. Maybe the tour should provide smaller bikes for shorter people.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bicycle tour was very interesting and well organized. Helmet and water were provided. The guide was very attentive and took care of all members of the tour.

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