Hassle free day trips out of Bangkok

Many of us have been hit by the mid year slump where we feel sluggish and can’t wait to escape from work! The only solution to that is a quick getaway to rest and recharge! While most of us don’t take long holidays during this slump period, the upcoming national day holiday just might be the best time for a quick escape!

While many of us head to Bangkok Thailand for a quick getaway, there’s so much more beyond the city waiting to be discovered. Klook offers private car charters to most of these cities so don’t stress over planning your own itinerary. Better yet, let the Klook private car charter drivers take you around their town. If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, read on to find out some hassle free options to get your mid year refresh!

Bangkok essentials

Bangkok is still a city that we all love returning to for its cheap night markets, beautiful Grand Palace, floating markets and river cruises. Most of us will fly into the Bangkok airport first so be sure to pick up your trip essentials before heading off on your holiday. Be sure to Klook your BTS pass to avoid having to purchase single trip tickets every time you take the trains. You’ll also be needing your 4G SIM Card for all those instagram worthy moments.

Check out other Bangkok essentials you can pick up from the airport!

1. Chiang Mai

Located just a 1 hour flight away from Bangkok, Chiang Mai is one of our favorite Thai cities to explore. Watch the world go by with a cup of coffee and these hipster Chiang Mai cafes that are too beautiful to miss.  Otherwise, head to the beautiful gold plated temple, the Wat Phra Thad Doi Suthep! After climbing 307 steps, we promise the panoramic views you’ll enjoy up top are definitely worth every step.

The scenic Doi Inthanon National Park is perfect for getting in touch with nature. If you’re up for it, take a hike up the Angkha Nature Trail and arrive at Thailand’s highest peak and catch a glimpse of the Royal Chedi (kingdom).

If you want to conquer the best of Chiang Mai hassle free, be sure to Klook yourselves a private car charter.  Let the local driver take you around the best spots in the ultimate comfort. Check out our budget Chiang Mai guide for more inspiration on places to visit!

2. Kanchanaburi

Just a little over 2 hours drive from Bangkok, Klook yourselves a private transfer from Bangkok to arrive in Kanchanaburi in comfort! From there, go forth and explore the city starting with a visit to the elephant sanctuary! Spend a day with the gentle giants of the wild at Elephants World, a daycare centre for these beautiful creatives. Prepare their meals and even bathe these animals while you’re at it!

History buffs will definitely need to make a stop at the iconic Death Railway and War Cemetery that were significant in the wars Thailand played a part in. Let a local guide share with you about the stories behind these monuments as well as other highlights in Kanchanaburi on a private day tour!

3. Pattaya

Just a two hour drive away from Bangkok, Pattaya makes for a quick escape from the hustle of the city. Escape to the charming Coral Island with clear blue waters and white sand beaches! From snorkeling, banana boating to parachuting and even jet skiing, try your hand on all these on your Coral Island tour.

P.S. Klook your tour and enjoy a complimentary CD with all your memories,lunch and even 2 way transfer.

Another highlight of Pattaya is the Sanctuary of Truth, a 105-metre tall structure made entirely out of wood! This is probably the most iconic structure in Pattaya due to the intricate detailing on all the wood carvings inside the temple.

If you’re traveling with family, the Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park is a must visit! With over 150 attractions, our favorites are the Humungaslide and the Goop Loop! The anticipation of standing over a trapdoor of the Goop Loop is definitely not for the faint hearted.

Klook your open-dated tickets to Cartoon Network Amazone and you won’t have to worry about wet weather foiling your plans. Plus, with mobile e-vouchers, you can skip the lines and enter the park directly!

Check out our Pattaya guide for more inspiration on places to visit!

4. Ayutthaya

Located just a short one hour drive away from Bangkok, the ancient town of Ayutthaya is great for those who are looking to explore the undiscovered side of Thailand. Klook your private car charter from Bangkok and let the driver take you from Bangkok in comfort and show you the best sights of the city.

The ruins of the Siamese capital is bursting with stories to tell it is no wonder the Ayutthaya Historical Park was claimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Visit the famous reclining Buddha statue or stop by the local floating markets to grab a bite or two before heading to the restored monasteries and temples on a historical day tour.

5. Khao Yai

Located three hours away from Bangkok, this extremely picturesque town of Khao Yai is just what you need to unwind. Klook your custom Khao Yai tour from Bangkok and let the driver take you around the city. Afterall, you won’t want to be fussing over transportation and getting lost on your holiday

If you’re looking to unwind, we’d recommend sipping on wine in the PB Valley Khao Yai Winery, the largest vineyard in the city. With a huge array of whites, reds and even rose, you might even find your favorite bottle!

After which, head over to Primo Piazza, a little “Italy” if you might call it. The warm terracotta hued streets make for photo opportunities at every corner. Drop by the barn and try your hand at feeding the friendly alpacas and llamas before leaving!

Check out some of the Khao Yai highlights you won’t wanna miss.

6. Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is hidden gem sleepy province with lots to explore. It is great for those who love visiting beautiful temples, national parks as well as indigenous tribes. Just a one hour flight away from Bangkok, upon landing, be sure to Klook your private car charter to let the local driver take you around. Afterall, unless you’re an experienced driver you probably would not want to be navigating the unmarked roads alone.

The must visit is definitely the Wat Rong Khun, more commonly known as the White Temple. As you stroll along the temple, the carvings are said to resemble one’s journey from heaven to hell. You might even spot familiar motifs from the likes of Michael Jackson and strangely, even some minions from Despicable Me!

The Union Hill of Tribe Villages is also worth a visit! These hill tribes are some of the most unique cultures that definitely open up your eyes to a whole new world. Learn more about these indigenous mountain people and their way of life on a visit to this village.

Check out more things you can do in Chiang Rai!

7. Hua Hin

A three hour drive from Bangkok would take you to the beautiful beachside city Hua Hin. Whether you’re looking to trek some national parks or visit quirky night markets, you’ll be needing a private car charter to take you from place to place!

The Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park which translates into the mountain with three hundred peaks is one of the best places to visit for nature lovers. The main attraction of the place is the Phraya Nakhon Cave which hides a royal pavilion. This can be reached through a steep and slippery trail but we’re sure it’s worth the hike!

The Plearnwan Market is a designed to resemble a vintage village with shops selling souvenirs, childhood snacks and even old records! There is even an outdoor cinema screen for you to catch a movie under the stars. Don’t forget to pick up some street food to munch on as well!

Head to a little version of Greece in the Santorini Park in Cha-Am. This beautiful greek village with white walls, vibrant pops of blue and stone alleys screams insta-worthy.
Find out what else you can do in Hua Hin!