EXPERIENCE THAILAND ON A DEEPER LEVEL
CONNECTING TO THAILAND
HAPPINESS IS A JOURNEY NOT A DESTINATION
THE BEST EDUCATION YOU CAN GIVE TO YOURSELF IS: TRAVEL
WE CREATE NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THAILAND
IMMERSING WITH YOU IN THE DIVERSITY OF BANGKOK
REINVENTING ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK
LIVE AND LEARN THE LOCAL WAY
FOR MANY THE FOCUS IS ON THE SIGHTS FOR US THE FOCUS IS ON HOW TO CONNECT THESE SIGHTS
TRAVEL IS A CULTURE, IT'S HUMAN CENTERED. IT CONNECTS AND ENRICHES TRAVELERS AND LOCALS ALIKE
We are passionate about crafting creative, offbeat and meaningful Thailand experiences that bridge locals and travelers through a shared passion for exploration, cultures, sports and social innovation.
We believe that travel should enrich our minds, foster deeper understanding and appreciation for our planet and its people and empower us to build a happier and more sustainable global society.
We aim to build a network of sustainable communities and education hubs across all Vanguard destinations to empower the youth to facilitate experiences and initiatives that foster deeper understanding of Thailand and protect our cultural and environmental resources.
"Bangkok Vanguards builds cultural appreciation making close connections to local communities"
Sawyer L., Chicago, Illinois, United States
BANGKOK THREE SIXTY
Tired of seeing the same Bangkok city tours all over the place? ...You’re looking for THE DIFFERENCE? ...You’re at the right spot.
ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK REINVENTED! All aspects of local Bangkok in one amazing night!
Where the passion for cycling and local life meet. Explore some of Thailand's most stunning cycling trails
First of all, this is not your regular 'tour'. This is basically not a tour. This is one of the only ways to see the true Bangkok - the local Bangkok.
Kristian S., Denmark
BANGKOK LEGACIES WALK
"This is the best tour we have ever been on in Asia (and we have done many). If you want the real Bangkok without the typical 'tour guide stuff', right from the heart: This is for you."
Thomas B., Cologne, Germany
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. LEARN MORE
MULTIPLE DAY EXPERIENCES
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. LEARN MORE
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
ENGLISH FOR YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
Our upcoming education initiative in Thailand's urban and rural communities
PRESERVING THE ESSENCE
Raising awareness on how economic development is threatening Thailand's cultural heritage.
STAY LOCAL • LIVE LOCAL • SUPORT LOCAL
Your base, your experiences far from mainstream
CONNECTING PASSION AND PURPOSE
Bridging passion and purpose to amplify social good
CREATIVE THAILAND IMMERSION
Where the passion for art and music, meets the love for Thailand and travel
YOU MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT YOU GET YOU MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT YOU GIVE
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE
IT IS EASIER TO BUILD STRONG CHILDREN THAN TO REPAIR BROKEN MEN
NOBODY CAN DO EVERYTHING BUT EVERYBODY CAN DO SOMETHING
FOR EVIL TO PREVAIL IT TAKES GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING
IF YOU ALWAYS STAY IN YOUR COMFORT ZONE, ONE DAY YOU'LL WONDER WHERE YOU WERE WHEN LIFE HAPPENED
VANGUARD OF THE MONTH
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.
MEET THE TEAM
Born to a Thai mother and a German father allowed him to grow 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.
JOIN THE TEAM
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. FIND OUT MORE
BANGKOKVANGUARDS AIMS TO DRIVE SOCIAL INNOVATION IN TOURISM AND ENJOYS SUPPORT BY STRONG LOCAL AND GLOBAL NETWORKS AND PARTNERSHIPS TO ACHIEVE ITS MISSION
GLOBAL NETWORK FOR SOCIAL GOOD
DRIVING INNOVATION ON THE CIVIL SOCIETY LEVEL
CHECK OUT OUR REVIEWS ON TRIP ADVISOR
SUPPORTING COMMUNITY BASED TOURISM
CHILD SAFE CERTIFIED
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