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Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

1. Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

On the morning of your visit, you will be picked up from your accommodation in Pattaya and will be driven for approximately 30 minutes through scenic agricultural areas before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants. After being handed bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, walk with your guide through the sanctuary, discovering free-roaming elephants in a safe, sustainable and ethical environment, and hearing their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you have met all the elephants, accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin. Next, walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friend and change into some dry clothes. Finally, enjoy eating some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits. End your journey with a hotel drop-off at your place in Pattaya. 

From Pattaya: Tandem Skydive

2. From Pattaya: Tandem Skydive

Get the ultimate rush of adrenaline on this tandem skydive with pickup from Pattaya. Fall to earth at high velocity whilst secured by your expert instructor for the ultimate thrill ride. After pickup from your accommodation in Pattaya, arrive at the skydiving center and get checked in. Watch a safety training video before meeting your skydiving instructor. Before you jump, have some photos taken with your friends before you take off into the air. Feel the anticipation as you get set for your jump from a cruising altitude of 15,000 feet. Admire the fantastic views of the Gulf of Thailand, Lake Nong Kho, and vast mountain ranges. Next, hear the door open and feel your heart palpitate as you get ready to jump. Securely fastened to your instructor, leap out of the airplane, and plummet to the ground at high speed. As you accelerate to terminal velocity try to catch a glimpse of the earth coming closer towards you. Once the parachute opens, glide back down to the ground as you take in the fantastic views. Afterward, you can choose to purchase photos of your experience.

Pattaya: Alcazar Cabaret Discounted Admission Ticket

3. Pattaya: Alcazar Cabaret Discounted Admission Ticket

Enjoy one of the best cabaret performances in Thailand at the Alcazar Cabaret show, which has been delighting audiences from around the world since 1981. The Alcazar Show one of the most renowned and longest-running transgender cabaret shows in Thailand featuring great theater facilities, flamboyant costumes, and 400 talented performers. See traditional acts inspired by countries from all over the world including the Korean fan dance. Join a vibrant celebration of diversity, inclusiveness, and empowerment that symbolizes Thai culture. Appreciate the perfect blend of acting, stage design, costumes, and powerful performances that audiences of all ages can enjoy. Choose from 3 seating options, a standard seat on the 2nd floor, a deluxe seat on the 1st floor, or a VIP seat on the 1st floor. Find more information on the seating map in the image gallery.

Pattaya: 2-Hour Beginner ATV/Buggy Offroad Tour with Meal

4. Pattaya: 2-Hour Beginner ATV/Buggy Offroad Tour with Meal

Enjoy an amazing offroad tour, dedicated to having fun while riding through the unique Thai countryside. Explore the off-road trails on an awesome 330cc to 570cc ATV quad bike or a 660cc Monster Buggy.  Begin your 2-hour trip with a hotel pick up either at 9 - 9.30 am or 1.30 - 2 pm, depending on the option you choose. On arrival, receive a quick welcome briefing before gearing up and going for a practice drive.  The tour is a safe and action-packed adventure for the young and old, families, couples and groups of friends. The trip takes you along a 28 km long track, riding through a massive array of off-road terrains and scenic locations. You can enjoy the journey off the beaten track discovering adventures paths, whether in the sunshine or splashing through mud in the rain. During the tour, you will ride through pineapple, tapioca, palm oil, eucalyptus and rubber tree tropical plantations, as well as coconut jungles, beautiful farmlands and hillside tracks with amazing views. Experience riding over sand trails, mud trails and rutted dirt roads. After the tour, a complimentary deluxe beef, chicken or veggie burger with french fries and a salad will be waiting for you, along with a fresh fruit platter and free soft drinks.

Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

5. Day Trip to Pattaya City & Koh Larn Island Tour From Bangkok

Depart from your hotel in Bangkok city in the early morning and journey about 2.5 hours to Pattaya City, which is situated 150 km Southeast of Bangkok. Once arrived Pattaya city, you will take a speedboat ride for 40 minutes directly to Tien Beach on Koh Larn, also known as Coral Island. On this peaceful beach, you can choose from a variety of activities depending on your interests for the day. Go snorkeling, or relax and sunbathe on the beach. If you'd like a faster pace, try some water activities like jet skiing, banana boat riding, sea walking or parasailing. Then, enjoy lunch on the beach with a gorgeous view. Journey back to the mainland by late afternoon to visit Pattaya viewpoint located in Khao Phra Tam Nak, which is a small hill on the south of Pattaya Beach. This place is the best spot to enjoy the panoramic view of Pattaya City and Pattaya Bay from above. This spot is perfect for photos, so don't forget your camera! Arrive back at your hotel in Bangkok around 6-7:00 PM.

From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

6. From Bangkok: Day Trip to Pattaya City & Sanctuary of Truth

Get picked up from your hotel in Bangkok at around 7:30 AM and ride about 2 hours to Pattaya City. Visit the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden structure constructed in 1981 by the sea at Laem Ratchawet. It was conceived from the concept that human civilization owes its existence to the religious and philosophical truth. You’ll learn how the grand castle has been built by ancient wood-joining techniques you can’t see elsewhere in the world including tongue and groove techniques, butt joint, dovetails, sapped spurs, and more. It’ll be your once-in-a-lifetime experience to participate in the construction of the miraculous national and world heritage. Continue your journey to Pattaya viewpoint which is located on Khao Phra Tam Nak which is a small hill on the South of Pattaya Beach. The location is the best spot to see the panoramic view of Pattaya City and its bay from above. On the hilltop, it’s also the site of Naval Radio Station where the monument of Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak, the Father of Royal Thai Navy, is situated alongside a sacred Buddha image. Enjoy your free time at Pattaya Beach, the half-moon-shaped Pattaya Beach that is 4 kilometers long with a road running parallel to the beach. There is a variety of restaurants, hotels, bars, department stores, and souvenir stores as well as other places of entertainment. Depart from Pattaya at about 3:00 PM and arrive at your hotel in Bangkok at around 6:00 PM.

Bangkok Airports: Transfer Pattaya, Hua Hin, and More

7. Bangkok Airports: Transfer Pattaya, Hua Hin, and More

Travel between the Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang Airport or your hotel in Bangkok to other nearby cities. Enjoy a private transfer in a comfortable van or car. Journey from the airport or your Bangkok hotel to major vacation destinations such as Pattaya, Hua Hin, Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi, Koh Samet, Koh Chang or Laem Chabang. Avoid the inconvenience of navigating public transit with heavy bags. Instead, travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle straight to your desired destination. Once you arrive at the airport you’ll be greeted by a professional driver who will help you with your luggage. This service includes expressway fees, insurance, and free on-board bottled water.

Pattaya: Full-Day Instagram City Tour

8. Pattaya: Full-Day Instagram City Tour

Snap Insta-impressive photos in some of the most picture-worthy spots in Pattaya on this full-day Instagram tour. Start the day at 9 AM and head to the first stop at Mini Siam, a site filled with miniature-sized replicas of famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and small-scale versions of the most famous Bangkok temples Wat Arun and Wat Phra Kaew. Spend time strolling through the gardens and delighting in the colorful world landmarks. Next head to the Sanctuary of Truth, a large wooden Buddhist-Hindu temple that also serves as a museum. Take a look at the immensely detailed designs and carvings of elephants, gods, and other creatures before stopping for lunch. Continue to the Pattaya View Point for an unparalleled view of the cityscape against the crescent-shaped shoreline. After taking in the amazing scenery, head to Khao Chi Chan. Also known as the Buddha Mountain because of the golden etching of a Buddha figure on the side of the mountain, Khao Chi Chan is the last stop of the day. Take in the views of the 109-meter Buddha figure and the beauty of the surroundings before finishing the tour

Pattaya: Full-Day Customizable City Tour

9. Pattaya: Full-Day Customizable City Tour

Take a full-day tour of the Thai resort town of Pattaya. Customize the tour to your own interests by choosing to visit 3 or 4 of the attractions listed below: Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai): Situated atop a hill, the 18-meter golden statue of Buddha is a popular feature of the Wat Phra Yai temple. Take in the beautiful mosaic walls and see the many statues of Buddha in different poses. Pattaya Viewpoint: Enjoy the dynamic cityscape with a crescent-shaped shoreline as the backdrop from the best viewpoint in the city. Take in the spectacular views from Pratumnak Hill any time of day. Pattaya Gems Gallery: See fabulous, interactive presentations on gems and jewellery and browse the extensive gem collection. Wat Yansangwararam: This majestic Buddhist temple is known for its picturesque gardens, multi-influenced architecture (Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Swiss, etc.), and its large collection of Chinese artefacts. Mini Siam: The Mini Siam park is famous for its miniature replicas of some of the world’s most beloved landmarks. Think the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, London Bridge, and more. Buddha Mountain (Khao Chi Chan): It’s called Buddha Mountain for a reason: a large 109-meter golden sketch of Buddha carved on the side of a mountain. Stand in awe of the magnificence of the mountain and its picturesque surroundings before snapping a photo of the famous Buddha image. Pattaya Floating Market: If you loved the floating markets in Bangkok, spend a few hours in the Pattaya Floating Market. Browse through the local produce and handicrafts, and do some souvenir shopping for family and friends. List of Attractions (choose 3 or 4 after booking): Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple) Pattaya Viewpoint (Khao Pattaya View Point) on Pratumnak Hill Pattaya Gems Gallery Wat Yansangwararam Mini Siam Khao Chi Chan (Buddha Mountain) Pattaya Floating Market

From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

10. From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

Choose between heading straight to the meeting point or being picked up from your accommodation in central Bangkok. Sit back and enjoy the air-conditioned ride as you’re taken on a full-day trip to Ko Lan (Coral Island), a dreamy island just off the coast of Pattaya. Spend 4 leisurely hours on the island of Koh Lan. Swim and snorkel in the warm, clear waters, try some beach sports, or simply relax on the white sands. Once you’ve soaked up the sun, you’ll head back to Pattaya Pier. Explore Pattaya Viewpoint and take in panoramic views of the area. Visit the incredible Sanctuary of Truth temple. Although still under construction, it’s a striking piece of architecture with detailed woodworking. Take one last glimpse of the sea before being transferred back to Bangkok.

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What people are saying about Pattaya

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 741 reviews

This tour was only available as a private tour. We were picked up at the hotel. It was all wonderful. Our driver was a great driver and Nancy a great guide. She fully responded to our wishes and always explained everything to us in detail. She made our day an unforgettable experience. We were able to swim in the beautiful sea, rode speedboats and jet skis and visited the very special Monument of Truth temple. Definitely worth seeing. Thank you Nancy for a great day.

absolutely amazing experience. you can feed the elephants and give them a mud bath. so great to see elephants being well looked after. a truly unique experience. I can not highly recommend this experience highly enough.

It was truly beautiful and it’s worth a visit while you are in Bangkok, we were amazed at the detailed woodcarving and beautiful sea side view!

Had a very great day tour! Our guide was prompt, courteous, and so incredibly friendly and helpful-definitely recommend!

Very good experience. Car was clean Person who came was nice driver. He helped us drop near the location we requested