This is who we are, where we came from and what we stand for

who we are

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Rooted in small-town family values and a simple desire to please, Co van Kessel's concept transformed what was once an eccentric diversion into one of Thailand's most unique and inspirational travel experiences.

Led by co-founder, Chanmanee Phonphakdee (Nong) and former silicon valley tech geek, Henry Hsu, we devote every day to the simple, but amazing task of showing the REAL Bangkok to astute visitors from around the world.

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our philosophy

Our mission at Co van Kessel is to provide our guests with a singularly unique travel experience in Thailand. All our tours use Co’s extensive topographical knowledge as well as his keen eye for the interesting to take you where nobody else can or will.

" We aim not to bore you with talk, but to immerse you in an experience where your individual fascinations emerge. "

Bicycles, boats, and our feet become the tools we use to gain access to the previously inaccessible, behind-the-scenes lifestyle of the Thai.
Here the roots of an ancient culture will become evident in a way you never could have imagined..




Ever since the beginning, social responsibility and including local communities have been one of our main pillars of operation.

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Operating for more than 30 years, we have build up and documented quite some memories.



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