Update: September 2019
We are putting together some new walks and revising some older walks. In the process we are slowly re-designing our website.
Where do we go?
Our walks are developed to satisfy the curiosity and passion of our guides. We hope what interests us about Bangkok interests you. Most walks explore urban environments but we hope to include walks in more natural settings over time. We build walks carefully as we research and trial each excursion many times. Our walks are generally urban explorations and so are suitable for most people – however they are not suitable for those unable to manage stairs or uneven pathways. Note, your guide will use English to talk about the features of the walks.
When do we go?
By October 2019 we will have walks on most days – see Booking Calendar page for details.
In general, walks start reasonably early in the morning.
Walk 1: Street art in Banglamphu – the alleyway tour
Leaves the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC) …. opposite MBK at 9am (2 hours). We will be catching a khlong ferry.
Walk 2: Street art, ghost buildings, places of worship and heavy metal
Leaves Saphan Taksin BTS (Exit 3) at 9am (2 – 3 hours)
Walk 3: Chatuchak Art Tour (weekends only)
Leaves the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (BACC) …. opposite MBK at 8.30 am (90 minute walk + time at markets). This is a walk for people staying downtown who want both the market experience and some early morning walking. Most of the walk is in morning shade.
Walk 4: Faith and Flowers
Leaves National Stadium BTS (Exit 2) at 9am. This is one of the longer walks (3 hours) and one of our favourites.
Please go to the Calendar Booking page on this site and check for available spaces. When you see a time that suits please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your choices and we will respond within 24 hours. Dodgy Detours will keep the calendar updated to help you select.
What to bring?
Curiosity, a sense of humour, walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and water. It might also be a good idea to bring a snack / fruit although both can be bought along the way.
How many people on each walk?
We like to make our walks friendly, personal experiences where you get a chance to chat with your fellow walkers. For this reason we limit group numbers. We have an upper limit of 8 walkers – however our preferred number is 6.
Can children come along?
The short answer is yes, but the walks are really only suitable for children 12 and over.
How much does it cost?
Nothing is the short answer. It’s a free walk. No tips or donations will be accepted.
Can I request a private walk?
If you are a single traveller or a couple and you would like to do an advertised walk privately please email us at Dodgy Detours to discuss your request. We can also arrange walks based upon your interests – but best give us at least a month’s notice. These walks can be designed with your particular focus in mind – anything from street art, food, fresh markets, coffee, history, architecture, famous crime spots and so on. Also, if you would like to see early morning fresh markets (around 5 or 6am) that can be arranged as well.
“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” ― Steven Wright