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Pattaya: Alcazar Cabaret Discounted Admission Ticket

1. Pattaya: Alcazar Cabaret Discounted Admission Ticket

Enjoy one of the best cabaret performances in Thailand at the Alcazar Cabaret show, which has been delighting audiences from around the world since 1981. The Alcazar Show one of the most renowned and longest-running transgender cabaret shows in Thailand featuring great theater facilities, flamboyant costumes, and 400 talented performers. See traditional acts inspired by countries from all over the world including the Korean fan dance. Join a vibrant celebration of diversity, inclusiveness, and empowerment that symbolizes Thai culture. Appreciate the perfect blend of acting, stage design, costumes, and powerful performances that audiences of all ages can enjoy. Choose from 3 seating options, a standard seat on the 2nd floor, a deluxe seat on the 1st floor, or a VIP seat on the 1st floor. Find more information on the seating map in the image gallery.

Pattaya: Go-Karting Experience

2. Pattaya: Go-Karting Experience

Experience an adrenaline rush like no other as you challenge your buddies to a go-karting race in Pattaya. Satisfy your need for speed and race around the challenging outdoor go-kart tracks surrounded by breathtaking views of tropical greenery. Try and test different kart models with 100cc to 270cc engines with maximum speeds of 70 kilometers per hour (43.5 miles per hour). Before you start your exciting go-karting race, receive full safety training to ensure you have a safe experience. Choose to ride the Kid Kart, Regular Kart, Double Seater Kart, or the Fast Kart depending on your track, engine, speed preferences, and age and height.  Unleash your competitive side and race against other participants or have a friendly battle with your friends and family. The modern digital timing system will keep track of every lap time and a timing sheet will be printed for you. The panoramic terrace offers an amazing view of both tracks.

Pattaya: Ethical Elephant Sanctuary Interactive Tour

3. 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. 

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.

Tiffany's Show Pattaya: Cabaret Show Entry Ticket

5. Tiffany's Show Pattaya: Cabaret Show Entry Ticket

Treat yourself to something special and witness Tiffany's Show Pattaya in all its glory. Watch dazzling performances and listen to exciting musical numbers. Bring the whole family along for the highly regarded performance. Tiffany’s Show Pattaya is the world's first transgender cabaret show. With five decades of experience, the family-oriented show was voted among the top 10 world's best shows and has received the Prime Minister's Creative Award. See the show awarded the People's Choice Award and Thailand Tourism Awards: Award of Excellence, as well as Thailand's most coveted tourism award, the Hall Of Fame. Tiffany’s Show Pattaya has organized the well-known Miss Tiffany’s Universe since 1998 and Miss International Queen since 2004 with the aim to raise human rights and equality for all. Witness spectacular performances, impressive costumes, and out-of-this-world set design. Choose from a variety of seating, whether it's the mezzanine or VIP seating closer to the stage.

From Bangkok: 10-Hour Pattaya Private Car Hire

6. From Bangkok: 10-Hour Pattaya Private Car Hire

Escape the busy Bangkok and head to the beach city, Pattaya. Get conveniently picked up from your hotel in Bangkok and then drive 2.5 hours to the east coast of Thailand where the famous Pattaya City is located. Enjoy the 10-hour service to explore what the holiday city has to offer at at your own pace. Get an option to have a guide joining your trip if you wish to dig deeper on the historical and culture sides. Explore one of the most visited cities in Thailand on your own schedule or with the guidance of an English-speaking guide. Whether you would like to marvel at unique shows like KAAN Show, Tiffany's Show or Alcazar Show, relax on the beach and sunbath, see the breathtaking Sanctuary of Truth or explore 3D museums or theme parks, you can plan them all out on this journey. This 10-hour service is perfect for those who are staying in Bangkok and would want to see Pattaya in a day on a short day trip. It is ideal for couples or families traveling in a party. This will give you a hassle-free experience indeed.

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

7. 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 Pattaya: Tandem Skydive

8. From Pattaya: Tandem Skydive

Get the ultimate rush of adrenaline on this tandem skydive with pickup from Pattaya. Fall to earth at high velocity whilst secured by your expert instructor for the ultimate thrill ride. After pickup from your accommodation in Pattaya, arrive at the skydiving center and get checked in. Watch a safety training video before meeting your skydiving instructor. Before you jump, have some photos taken with your friends before you take off into the air. Feel the anticipation as you get set for your jump from a cruising altitude of 15,000 feet. Admire the fantastic views of the Gulf of Thailand, Lake Nong Kho, and vast mountain ranges. Next, hear the door open and feel your heart palpitate as you get ready to jump. Securely fastened to your instructor, leap out of the airplane, and plummet to the ground at high speed. As you accelerate to terminal velocity try to catch a glimpse of the earth coming closer towards you. Once the parachute opens, glide back down to the ground as you take in the fantastic views. Afterward, you can choose to purchase photos of your experience.

From Bangkok: Pattaya Beach & Coral Island Small Group Tour

9. 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.

Pattaya: The Sanctuary of Truth Discounted Admission Ticket

10. Pattaya: The Sanctuary of Truth Discounted Admission Ticket

Start the tour by making your own way to The Sanctuary of Truth Museum in Pattaya. From the base to the top, the Sanctuary is made entirely of wood with spectacular woodcarving sculptures in every corner. Marvel at the construction made by Thai craftsmen and artisans without a single nail. Discover this wonder built around the religious philosophy of impermanence. Explore the complex which has 4 wings dedicated to Thai, Khmer, Chinese, and Indian iconography. Take photos of the beautiful and unique architecture that is characteristic of Thai culture.  Then, watch a free cultural show which takes place at 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM daily. Watch an impressive Thai sword fight being performed. If you are lucky enough to be picked to perform the fight, be ready to win! Upgrade your tour by including a 20-minute sightseeing rowing boat or speed boat tour by picking the relevant option upon checkout.

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What people are saying about Pattaya

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 920 reviews

We had a wonderful experience visiting the island. All the more had an amazing guide - Tum Tum. She was very helpful and pro-active in planning and explaining us everything about the island & arranging us activities etc to do there.

The guide Tum Tum is friendly and informative to give the background of Pattaya and Koh Lan. Her sense of humor made the whole journey pleasant and fun. She is also good at taking pictures for the guests.

Worth it if you plan your itinerary right. I squeezed 11 sites in 3 days and the value is certainly more if we get it ala carte.

Captain A and Tum Tum were absolutely amazing 10/10 couldn’t recommend this tour more! Such a perfect day!

actor/actress are beautiful, show is better than my expectation