We are passionate about crafting creative, offbeat and meaningful Thailand experiences that bring together locals and travelers through a shared passion for exploration, culture, sports and social innovation .
We believe that travel should empower, inspire and enrich people and foster deeper understanding and passion for our planet, our cultures and communities to help build a happier and more sustainable global society.
To build a sustainable network of communities, individuals and organizations supported by an innovative range of Thailand experiences that benefit locals and visitors through fun, exchange, learning, and innovation.
"Bangkok Vanguards builds cultural appreciation making close connections to local communities"
Sawyer L., Chicago, Illinois, United States
Tired of seeing the same Bangkok city tours all over the place?
The diversity of Thailand is reflected in the diversity of our travelers. Since not many things in life are as valuable, personal and enriching as travel our mission is to make your vacation time in Thailand count. Our passion and expertise lies in crafting all the available possibilities into an experience completely tailored to your needs and tastes.
Enjoy an awesome combination of our signature experiences in a multiple-day Thailand program, including accommodation in unique homestays, guesthouses or boutique hotels. Pick-up service from the airport and customized elements can be integrated.
As passionate Thailand explorers, cyclists, archeologists and foodies we are out and about on foot and bikes to design our experiences and learn from and build relationships with urban and rural communities. To join us in our ventures and to be part of the Vanguard story, simply join our Vanguards Actiongroup on Facebook or find us on Meetup.com.
We are more than a tour operator. We are a purpose driven community of Thailand fans and social innovators striving to innovate tourism to be an agent of positive change in our society
It began in 2011 during Thailand's flood crisis when we first met Khun Preeda. Now nearly three years later, he has been a source of inspiration for our team through his hard work, his dedication to the plight of farmers and disadvantaged groups in society and humbleness.
Born to a Thai mother and a German father allowed him to Michael to up between two cultures. At age 17 he drew maps of Bangkok by heart as a remedy against his Thailand withdrawal symptoms. Now 18 years on he's the managing director, experience designer and social entrepreneurial force behind bangkokvanguards and ready to push the cause of responsible tourism and social entrepreneurship .
Mighty D is our half Thai - half German powerhouse whose passion for Bangkok and love for sports, travel and outdoor adventures makes bangkokvanguards the perfect date for him. In Germany his background was in finance, media and marketing communications but he followed his heart to Thailand to bring in his insatiable hunger for challenges and drive to make a positive difference while living life to the fullest.
Christin is our Speedy Conzales chameleon and analytic meta-perspective bird. Her life is traveling, trying to feel the world, crossing physical and mental borders. As a university lecturer, travel journalist and as a social networker she shares her visions of travelers and sociological perspectives and spreads the ideas of those support sustainable travel in Thailand.
An archeologist by trade and explorer by nature, he is Michael's wingman deep in the bowels of Bangkok. He's a human wikipedia on everything Thailand who stamps the awe-effects on people's face where ever the opportunity arises. Though slightly shorter than George Clooney, Mu's charm is definitely on par with Clooney's, making him a perfect match for every traveler seeking meticulous service or simply a great friend to spend an awesome time in Bangkok with.
Ohm is our fun and energetic off-the-beaten-track expert who gets fair skinned Japanese shopping girls out of the malls and onto motorcycle sidecars cruising through plantations and jumping into canals. His passion for offbeat Thailand adventures fueled by his unconventional ways of having fun turns grey into colorful and tourists into locals. When Vanguards and Ohm mix then brace for the extra-ordinary and be prepared to experience Thailand inside out and outside in.
If you're a licensed TOUR GUIDE or looking for an INTERNSHIP, if you're self-driven, able to think out of the box, have a passion for Thailand and your heart in the right place like our intern, friend and supporter Florian Rehm then get on board and help us build innovate Thailand's travel industry.