We had a super day the bus was comfortable the driver and the guide T were fantastic ,pity about the traffic back to Bangkok but it was Friday tea time and that is out of your control so thank you for a day that will stay with us forever.
Decided to take up this tour since I've read that going to this place could be quite a hassle. I didn't regret my decision at all. Here's why:
1) Land journey from my hotel (Glow Pratunam) to this place is quite a distance. It took slightly more than an hour to reach to the destination.
2) Guide was very knowledgeable, speaks good English, answers your questions with a smile.
3) The mini bus was decent and comfortable.
4) HERE'S THE TRICKY PART: Boat ride TO the floating market was included in the pricing. I've read that a lot of tourists get scammed at this point if you don't take up a tour. (However, do note that boat ride pricing AT the floating market, you must pay on site. It's not included in the package).
The day before the tour, a travel agency left a note to my hotel reception stating the details of the meetup. On the morning itself, we were supposed to meet the tour guide at 6.20am in the lobby area, but we woke up late and met them at 6.45am instead. This made the tour guide unhappy, we can see it from her face (so please don't have a late night before your trip like we did!).
After they picked us up, the minibus we're in collected the rest of the tourists from different hotels. Once everyone is in, we headed to the floating market with one short pit stop/toilet break at a location where some souvenirs were being sold. Throughout the journey, the guide did a commentary on the prominent locations/monuments from time to time as we went along.
Once we reached the destination, we took a boat to the floating market, through some narrow river (or maybe canal?). The scenary was quite pretty as you pass by the houses and temples. At the floating market itself, you need to take another small boat where a peddler will peddle your boat around to the shops you wanna go.
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- whatever you do, BARGAIN! I got 90% off!!
- after that, we went to elephant village (can ride, take pic, feed)
- sent back to hotel
Well organized and pleasant, and worth the early morning departure. The guide was excellent, and made sure that everything was taken care of at all times. The tour packed a lot into the day, but it never felt rushed. The only complaint was the traffic returning in the evening, but that is beyond anybody's control. I do appreciate that the guide told us that it would save an hour to just take the Skytrain back to our hotel, rather than waiting an extra hour in the van. All told, well worth the time and money.
It was a pleasant day trip. The tour guide was knowledgeable and took very good care of us.
The best Tour EVER!!!
A very educational and amazing tour! Startled by the architectural design specially the glittering glass gem stones and gold trimmings,
Highly recommended, it was a refreshing tour, full of surprises and delightful sceneries. Was amazed by the hugeness of the elephants, enjoyed the ride!
A lively cruise, the buffet table is full of luscious and delicious asian and western foods. So much spectacular and impressive views along the cruise, the Grand Palace is awed by its majestic lighting effects.Amazingly unforgetable experience.
Doing what: Bangkok Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River
bustling tour, boat ride is thrilling, coconut candy is delicious.
Excellent! A must tour for any trip to Bangkok
The guide was very good and the tour to the waterfall, ox cart ride and lunch were good too. The elephant ride was fantastic. However, the trip to the market could have been better. We avoided the meat section and stuck with vegetables and live animals. There could have been some free time for us to explore and try some foods we cannot get in the US. Overall, this tour is recommended.
This tour is interesting, the stop at the farm is pleasant, the ox car ride is an experiment. The waterfall at the national park is impressive but more trek could be included in order to take better profit of the park. The elephant ride was amazing, great experiment
Very interesting to see the floating market. I took the optionnal boat at the market and I m glad I did, this is the best way to really appreciate the market
Great tour with a excellent guy. This one day-trip is a litlle bit too long as it took four hours drive with the bus to come back in the evening.
The tour guide's command of English was poor. It was very difficult to understand his descriptions and history of the sites we visited.
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