Expert Leader - Rit Aphiwatthanakul
Introducing Rit Aphiwatthanakul
Born and raised in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, Saowarit – Rit for short – is one of our most experienced and revered cycling guides in Southeast Asia. He’s been expertly leading Exodus clients on two wheels since 2013, but was previously a Buddhist monk for 12 years while also receiving his education.
With a curious nature and desire to explore, he left the monkhood to work in tourism; first as a cycling guide in Chiang Mai, before venturing further afield to cycle and lead tours across Thailand and Southeast Asia. Consistently receiving wonderful feedback and admired for his gentle and kind nature, Rit is passionate about sharing his love and knowledge of Southeast Asian culture and connecting Exodus clients with locals and people from all walks of life along the way.
Expert Knowledge in:
- Southeast Asian culture
- Leading cycling adventures in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam
- Cycling and leading clients around Angkor temple complex
What you say:
“Saowarit, better known as Rit, is a total superstar and contributed in an enormous way to the enjoyment of the trip. He exuded calmness and control, and was always on hand to assist, advise and suggest. Above and beyond in terms of his commitment to ensuring we all got the best out of the experience. I can’t speak highly enough of him” – Richard
“Rit is a great guy. Professionally – Everything ran so smoothly you almost didn’t notice all of the work behind the scenes. Personally – Very warm, engaging, caring. A happy man who was truly part of the experience. We always felt safe in his hands” – Mike
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