Day Trips from Pattaya to Wat Phra Kaew

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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. 

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

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

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

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

Depart from River City 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 boat ride for 40 minutes directly to Naban beach on Koh Larn, also known as Coral Island. Then, take local transport to Tawan 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, arriving back in Bangkok in the early evening.

From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

5. 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.

From Bangkok: Pattaya City Day Trip with Private Driver

6. From Bangkok: Pattaya City Day Trip with Private Driver

Get conveniently picked up in the early morning from your hotel in Bangkok and then drive 2.5 hours to the east coast of Thailand where the famous Pattaya City is located. First, visit Khao Chi Chan the famous place which features a giant sculptural image of Lord Buddha erected on the giant cliff. It was built 1995 as an initiative from the Supreme Patriarch who felt it was such a waste to leave the marble mountains which were already destroyed so he ordered to create the giant Buddha image on the cliff that was cut half already. It was also built to honor His Majesty King Bhumibol on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee. Then, make a visit to Pattaya viewpoint 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, 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.

Pattaya: Half-Day Guided Enduro Tour with Meal

7. Pattaya: Half-Day Guided Enduro Tour with Meal

Your guided enduro tour adventure begins with an initial assessment to split riders into groups of similar ability. Once your group is determined, head onto the terrain suited to your riding ability. Routes range from relatively flat open dirt roads and simple hill climbs, right up to gnarly steep rutted hill ascents, tight jungle mountain tracks, and deep sand trails. Ride through various pineapple, tapioca, rubber tree, palm oil, and eucalyptus plantations and admire the natural beauty of the landscape. After your tour, you will definitely be hungry and a complimentary meal will be waiting for you. Choose between a delicious beef, chicken, or veggie burger, fries, salad, and fruit platter. Conclude your adventure by sharing your experiences during your meal.

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

8. Pattaya: 2-Hour Advanced ATV/Buggy Offroad Tour with Meal

This Ultimate offroad tour is quite technical and consists of varied off-road terrains with segments of deep ruts, big rocks, high hillside climbs and steep gradients, all of which have to be navigated with skill.  Begin your tour with hotel pickup in the morning or afternoon, depending on the option chosen. On arrival, receive a quick welcome briefing before gearing up and going for a practice drive.  Experience greater views as you climb high up into the hills. See some spectacular Thai countryside on a Polaris ATV quad bike or a CF Moto buggy kart, and enjoy the real Thailand, away from the concrete Jungle of downtown Pattaya City.  Enjoy amazing views and seize the chance to take incredible photos during one of the breaks for water refreshments. 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. Once you have eaten, you will be transferred back to your hotel in the Pattaya area.

Pattaya: 20-Minute Flyboard Adventure

9. Pattaya: 20-Minute Flyboard Adventure

Enjoy a 20-minute flyboard experience on a unique device created in France in 2012, and experience first hand why it is now one of the most popular watersports activities in the world. Feel like Superman as you hover above the water at heights of up to 15 minutes, and then dive back to the surface like a dolphin. Thanks to its ease of control on the one hand, and incredible one-of-a-kind sensations on the other, flyboarding has captured the imagination of all those looking for extreme fun. The creator of this fantastic machine received a lot of orders around the world after he patented the machine, and now you can discover why it is so popular in the exciting setting of the Gulf of Thailand. Benefit from a 5-minute training session before your flight. Then, fly for 15 minutes on an incredible experience that will stay with you for life. Master the art of the flyboard within 2 to 3 minutes of training! Unlike other extreme activities, the flyboard requires no special skills. Its principle is very simple; all your movements are carried out at an intuitive level, like walking, while a professional coach takes control of the water supply from an accompanying jet ski.

From Pattaya: Bangkok Temples Full-Day Tour

10. From Pattaya: Bangkok Temples Full-Day Tour

Don’t miss out on visiting some of Bangkok’s most beautiful temples from Pattaya. This full-day tour of Bangkok’s most famous temples includes six unique sites you won’t see anywhere else. Start the day nice and early before heading to the first stop, the Bangkok Flower Market. Known locally as Pak Khlong Talat, it is the city's largest wholesale flower market and is open 24/7. See the colorful displays of flowers, before cruising across the river to the next stop: Wat Arun. Situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, is a Hindu temple named after the sun god Aruna. Spend some time here exploring and admiring the colorful spires that can be seen from most viewpoints in Bangkok.  Next stop is Wot Pho, a giant 46-meter long Buddha statue on its side. Besides housing hundreds of Buddha images, Wat Pho is also considered a leading school in Thai massage.  After wandering around Wat Pho, stop to buy lunch at a local restaurant, before heading to the Grand Palace. Once home to the Thai royal family and the seat of government, the Grand Palace still maintains many of its dazzling buildings and structures. Within the huge complex of the Grand Palace is Wat Phra Kaew, which is famous for its Buddha statue made entirely from jade. The last stop is Wat Traimit or "Temple of the Golden Buddha". See the grand 5.5-ton golden statue of a seated Buddha and take in the beautiful white and gold facade, before making your way back to Pattaya.

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What people are saying about Pattaya

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 268 reviews

Calm and relaxing day spent with elephants. The guides were very knowledgeable and attentive. We fed the elephants with bananas and pineapples provided. Later we joined them in a mud pool and washed the mud off in a clear pool. The elephants appeared relaxed and not stressed by our interaction with them. A very generous lunch was provided. I will go again. All the information is provided on Facebook.

What an amazing experience. Jackie was such a great tour guide and showed us a great time. We went on speed boat rides, scenic views, beach activities and finally a tour to the Sanctuary of Truth all in Pattaya. Jackie also answered all our questions and all in all was a wonderful experience. Can’t recommend this enough! Thanks Jackie!

The trip is one of the memorable of my life. I enjoyed the sanctuary of truth temple very much. The wooden sculpture s are magnificent. Our trip guide Jockey was a very nich person. He takes care of ourselves a lot. We enjoyed coral island, Pattaya view point, sanctuary of truth in this trip.

An amazing experience!! Jacky was a great tour guide during the excursion. We have a lot of fun but we also learns a lot about the Thai history.

Jackie was a fantastic tour guide! Knowledgeable and accommodating