LOCAL BY SMILING ALBINO

trips by locals,
for locals

thailand travel without the hassle

Whether you’re a local, a long-time resident, or brand new to Thailand, we’re betting that there’s still a lot you haven’t seen – a whole lot.

At Smiling Albino, we personally scout every area, eat at each restaurant, source and train every host, sleep in every hotel bed, ride the bikes and board the boats, ensuring every experience is highly original, well thought out, oozing value, and most importantly a trip we’d take our friends and families on.

We micro-manage your trip so you don’t have to.

what do we do at Smiling Albino?

hassle-free travel

A weekend getaway without the worry? A day exploring a city without a thought on where to go? Those challenging logistics you don’t want to spend hours weaving together on the your own? Don’t want to waste time scouring the internet for the perfect fit? We’ve got you covered!

wow-worthy moments

Travel runs through our veins. We know the value of a life-changing experience (since many of us have had them) and are eager to share those moments with you! Whether it’s an over-the-top moment or something you don’t want to plan yourself. We’ve got you covered!

FROM EXPERT TRAVELERS​

We’ve been doing this for a long time! (A really long time!) With hundreds of years of collective experience, our team has been to the places, slept in the beds and eaten at the restaurants. It’s how we know exactly where you should go. Let us take away the worry so you can do the enjoying! 

SEAMLESS OPERATIONS​

Think you’ve got travel planning under control? Not all travel is created equal and we do it with expert ease.
• Driver waiting for you on arrival? ✓
• Scenic cycle route through the jungle to a boat pier with the boat on standby? ✓
• The best restaurant in town chosen for you? ✓

our most popular trips

Featured experiences

our must-do!

bangkok

bikes, boats & beer!

from 2,950 THB per person

If the name appeals, this trip is definitely for you! Are you a rebel who wants to see Bangkok differently? If so, you’re in the right place. Oh yeah, and the first beer is always on us!

Duration: 8 hours 

popular!

bangkok

liquid bangkok

from 2,500 THB per person

The ultimate alternative Bangkok longtail boat experience. Journey by boat and foot deep into the lost canals and charm of the Venice of the East. Perfect for those who’ve seen it all!

Duration: 4 hours 

brand new!

bangkok

Headlights Adventure

from 2,600 THB per person

Headlights Adventure is our signature Bangkok night experience. It takes you to local hideaways that even longtime residents have never experienced. It is the ultimate night out in Bangkok.

Duration: 4 hours 

This is just the beginning. Let us show you the rest.

What people say about us

Don’t just take our word for it that our experiences are out of this world, seamless, wow-moment worthy and easy! Read what our guests have to say instead.

We have been to Bangkok many times, but this was a totally different experience that our whole family enjoyed immensely! Our guide, the beautiful Khun Aor, was excited to impart her vast knowledge of the history and culture of Thailand. We weaved our way through the beautiful back waterways. An insight into the real City of Angels. Every turn, was something new to see. Highlight for our son was when the longtail boat driver allowed him to drive! Even if you have cruised on the river, you will find this a new and exciting experience! Highly recommended !
Chantal F.
TripAdivsor
Smiling Albino crafted and implemented a trip of a lifetime for me and my two kids (ages 15 and 13). Our two days in Chiang Rai and 3 days in Chiang Mai included: hiking in Doi Mae Salong followed by delicious tea tasting, visiting the Golden Triangle, hillside monastery for a monk's blessing, quick visit to Myanmar and the opium museum, cooking lunch with the Lahu villagers at a hillside village, hiking, swimming in the waterfall and bamboo rafting in Mae Wang National Park, a 30km bike ride through Chiang Mai's countryside and visit to the Elephant Home. This trip exceeded all my hopes and expectations and I can't wait to travel with Smiling Albino again.
Marina L.
TripAdivsor
We booked 3 private tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. They were amazing to work with from the planning stage right up to our actual tours. The guides were outstanding and so accommodating to all our needs. They couldn't do enough for us!! The tour included amazing sights, all transportation, all food and drinks and even brand new skirts for us to wear inside the temples. We even received a goodie link with family pictures taken along our tours. I highly recommend this company if you’re travelling around Thailand.

Canada1946
TripAdivsor

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About Smiling Albino

Smiling Albino challenges the convention of what travel is. We obsess over details to custom-design and deliver experiences that exceed expectations.

An award-winning travel company founded by local experts and passionate travelers, our mission is to experience a different part of Thailand, differently. Our guests include global captains of industry to longtime Thai residents, to adventurous expats. We are thrilled to host you on our customized experiences in our own back yard!

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