Preferred Shopping Partners
The best memento from your trip has a story to tell. Be sure your purchases are unique, locally made and long lasting. And Vantage's local trip partners will steer you in the right direction. Here's how:
- All Shops are hand picked by Vantage experts, ensuring you a quality experience
- we negotiate Vantage-only discounts and special customer service assistance on your behalf
- Ease of Shopping with English-Speaking merchants so nothing gets lost in translation
- We give preference to merchants who make it easy for you to ship and receive items back home
Vantage has every confidence in the merchants we select for our Preferred Shopping Partners program. Our shops guarantee your satisfaction with any item you purchase. -- and in the very unlikely event that you have a problem with a purchase, we'll stand by that guarantee and assist you in resolving the issue.
As a tour company, it is our goal to ensure our team delivers the best buys in the best shops delivering safe and secure purchases. So come prepared with your color swatches and with carpet and clothing sizes converted to local measurements -- and your mementos will be telling their stories for years to come.
On our optional extension to Bangkok, you can visit:
Baan Thai Gems
253 Ratchawithi Road, Opt. Chitlada Palace
Baan Thai Gems has been serving the Thai tourism industry since 1976. The store offers a wide variety of choice with quality and uniquely designed products at competitive prices. Chantaburi, a province in the central part of Thailand, is one of the world’s largest sources of rubies and sapphires. A lot of mines and factories are located there to produce these precious stones for both domestic and foreign markets. To ensure that, Baan Thai Gems has an exclusive right to stone selections and the ability to purchase good quality stones at competitive prices, and Baan Thai Gems owns a mine there as well. With everything ranging from endearing diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires and pearls, to affordable gold, silver and a wide variety of beads, you’re guaranteed to find something to cater to your sparkling needs and, more importantly, fit your budget and individual style.