How was your Explore Tour Leader?
Our Thai tour leader Ning was completely exceptional. She was prepared to go the extra mile to give us new experiences like buying fruit from the local market for us to try, and giving us advice about new foods in restaurants and cafes. Her knowledge of local cultures was profound, and she had noted my declared interest in wildlife and was able to point out birds and plants I might be interested in.
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
I would strongly recommend not travelling to this area at this time. Our stay was marred by the pollution caused by the burning of the jungle to prepare for the new rice crop. There was a constant haze over the Mekong and ash regularly fell. I have a mild asthma and needed to use my inhalers very regularly throughout northern Thailand and Laos
Do you have anything else to add?
This trip was made exceptional by our tour leader. I have been on several trips with various companies and have never had a guide with her depth of knowledge and people skills combined