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River Kwai & Jungle Adventure FOT
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River Kwai and Jungle Adventure
What Was The Highlight Or Most Memorable Moment Of Your Tour
It's impossible to pinpoint one highlight. Everyday was filled with different exciting experiences which widened our eyes in wonderment. The temples were beautiful and fasinating, the street markets were hot, humid and busling and crazy driving tuk tuk's were fantastic fun, Bangkok was electrifying. The professional cookery class we attended means I can whip up a Pad Thai like a local now! Moving on to the beauty and serenity of the River Kwai. The raft lodges were stunning and to my 16 daughter's delight the local elephants came down to the river each morning to bathe, and she got to feed them! On to the homestay, I want to adopt my homestay family! Welcoming, discreet and waited on our every need, not to mention cooking endless supplies of delicious food, it was sad to leave. The night train was comfortable, safe and you wake to a view of the rainforest, quite something! Khoh Sok NP just stunning. Jungle lodges were clean, comfy and the cocktails here were out of this world! Koh Samui was the tropical paradise you hope for. The snorkelling and boat trips stunning! The tour is perfectly balanced, I wouldn't want to miss any of it.
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How Was Your Explore Tour Leader
Sharky was exceptional, he went above and beyond his job description making a great holiday, unforgettable. Everything was perfectly organised. He made sure all restaurants and homestay family knew of my chilli allergy (not the best allergy to have in Thailand), and any issue we had he sorted it. Sharky's local knowledge was endless, without it we would have just been sightseeing. He is patient, professional and now a great friend. The kids loved him as did we all. He has a great sense of humour and his impersonations are hilarious! Sharky even had a full breakdown of the "tip kitty" and what it was spent on, which he gave us to check and sign off. Thanks for everything Sharky!
What Tips Would You Give To Someone Else Booking This Tour
Go on this holiday! Don't expect 5* luxury but accomodation exceeded my expectation everywhere we stayed. Don't pack a water bottle, you wont need it. We were supplied with water all the time, or stopped to buy it. There were 19 on our tour - 6 families. We got on fantastically. Nobody was overbearing or demanding even with 10 children some as young as 9, despite the heat and travelling involved. So go willing and with patience. If you are worried about Homestay - as we all were - don't be. The people are lovely. You will be housed with others from you group. We split into 3 families at one and 3 at another. So you have people you know to talk to, we were sad to leave. We stuggled to get ATM's to work sometimes, but exchange rates were better out there so take some Sterling and change there. The most we spent was in the first 4-5 days. Take a big memory card for your camera, we took over 1100 photos and wished we took more!
Do You Have Anything Else To Add
I feel Explore have provided the best tour possible for Thailand. My experiences in the culture are overflowing. I really could go on and on, but your boxes don't allow me too!! This is my first Explore tour, but it definately won't be the last.