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Sign up for this tour! We whizzed along the streets in tuk tuks to a night market where the locals shop for colored contact lenses and yellow t-shirts for the Kings' birthday. We tried come unusual looking fish and a couple other items. Then back to the tuk tuks for stops at a temple, the night flower and vegetable markets and a popular local restaurant with a line down the block. The highlight of the tour was the night visit to Wat Pho which was very quiet and mysterious under the night lights.
Margaret D USA
Excellent tour. I have recommended it highly to fellow travelers. Using the tuk-tuks saved a lot of walking. I was even given the option of getting back to my hotel after the tour by one, which I did. We sampled some street food and also restaurant food and saw Wat Pho by night--a great sight. It was a chance to see Bangkok at night.
Excellent tour.....great fun with lovely people and an excellent guide. We experienced Bangkok in a way that we would never have done on our own. The food was delicious and spending time at Wat Pho at night without hundreds of other tourists made the whole experience just perfect. The evening went much too quickly. Highly recommend it.
It was so wonderful seeing Bangkok by night. We enjoyed being with our small group. The guides were very personable and spoke English very well. The food we had on the tour was excellent. It was wonderful going into Wat Pho without the crowds. We were very glad we took this tour.
This tour is a must-do for the first-timer in Bangkok! We began with an early morning stroll through Lumphini Park where we saw locals engaged in a variety of activities from tai chi to paddle boats to traditional dance. From there my guide Noom and I traveled across Bangkok by means of bus, meter-taxi river boat, tuk-tuk, canal boat and sky train stopping for a detailed tour of The Grand Palace, Wat Pho and The Jim Thompson House. Nooms passion and pride for this city and the knowledge of its history and inner workings was self evident. I got a taste of Bangkok, picked up travel tips and gained the confidence to explore more aggressively on my own and navigate with ease. My expectations were far exceeded in this compliment to an amazing vacation.
Naples, FL, US
This is a fantastic tour! Easy meeting point, the tour guide, Nat, was on time and friendly. The tour takes you all over Bangkok, great food and seeing Wat Pho by night was an incredible experience. Nat is well versed in Bangkok History and culture. Don't eat before this trip- we were fed constantly! The Pad Thai is incredible! If I return to Bangkok I would do this tour again!
For those who prefer a smaller group tour, this tour is a good option! There were about 8 of us and our tour guide was great! He gave us so much information about each temple we visited. The reclining Buddha at Wat Pho is definitely a sight to see!
Both tours were great, I would recommend it to all my friends and family.
the tour guide to the Bankok temples Recling Buddha at Wat Pho was excellient .
Joe was extremely knowledgeable about the Grand Palace and shared many insights that we hadn't gotten in previous tours. Also, having been a monk at Wat Pho for 5 years, he was intimately familiar with the temple complex and its workings. Fabulous and would highly recommend his tour!
Dearne M Australia
We found this was a great tour. We felt there was enough time spent at the Grand Palace and Wat Pho to have a good look around and it was also interesting to see how some live along the river. Being on the water was also a nice break from the heat slightly!. We also had an absolutely fantastic guide Joe who made it a great day. He was so friendly and informative. We were lucky enough to be the only ones on the tour that day and Joe gladly answered all of our questions. We would definitely go on another tour like this.
Very fun evening experience. Our favorite part was seeing the Wat Pho temples all lit up at night without the day-time crowds. The tuk-tuk drivers were friendly and knew how to navigate the streets. It's always fun to be part of a small group since you meet some interesting people. The food was tasty too!
Kenneth C United States of ...
So much fun riding in the Tuk-Tuk's at nite! Bangkok really comes alive after dark and you will get to see it all on this tour. Wat Pho was magical in the moonlight. A big thanks to Esso--so knowledgeable and kind!
A fantastic trip and a really good way to see Bangkok. Our favourite was the chance to see the Wat Pho at night, no other tourists except our little group, very special.
It was OK, but could have been better.
Traveling in a small group did allow for a unique and intimate experience
English-speaking local guide was great
Traveling the streets of Bangkok by our own personal Tuk Tuk was very convenient
The tour did not include pickup. While we were the only one's who were booked for the day, we had to spend a portion of the morning traveling by cab to the pickup as that side of Bangkok was not completely accessible by public transportation.
The guide, while very polite, seemed to be in a slight rush. We almost missed the bulk of the flower market as she walked right by it.
The Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho the flower market at Dheves are must-sees, however, the Phra Sumera Fortress, Amulet Market and Thieves Market were good, but not great stops.
Another stop that we would've preferred visiting was the Carpenter's market where a lot of woodworking shops were located.
In summation, while we were happy we booked the tour, we do feel that:
1. You don't need a guide for all of this.
2. You can see most of these sites using normal transport.
If convenience is a factor, definitely book, however, if you're like me and like to explore, i may save my monies for an alternative excursion
Doing what: Bangkok Tuk Tuk Small Group Adventure Tour
This trip was a total disaster! The guide said that it will be a half day trip-well, we started at 8:30am and were done by 10:30h. The guide spoke very poor English; it was difficult to understand him; he rushed us through all the temples, saying "go, take picture, go". He didn't explain anything. When we visited the first temple with the Golden Buddha, he left the car without telling us what to do. We thought he went to pick up the tickets; 20 mins later, he came and asked us if we had entered the building...this is totally unacceptable.
I was so unsatisfied with the tour, that the next day, I went on my own to Wat Pho, where the Reclining Buddha is, bought myslef a ticket and hired a guide.
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