I feel I am misleading readers by giving this trip one-star. It is an absolutely scam and a total rip off.
Where it went wrong:
1)The “tour guides” turned up 30minutes late and then stated that as it was a holiday the queues would be very long when we reached the cable car.
2)The van we had booked for our party had broken down so we had two beat-up small saloon cars with bad air-con.
3)The “tour guides” spoke very little English and did not provide any useful information in the 20 minute drive across Langkawi. Even when I requested some commentary or asked questions they were met with monosyllabic replies. When I complained that they were effectively local drivers rather than the “advertised tour guides” it was too hard to surmount the language barrier.
4)You then get dumped at the (long) queue for the cable car by the drivers who then advise that for another USD20 each you can get a VIP pass and avoid the queue, They then disappear with the money and miraculously soon you have some badges which allow you past the locals.
5)You then are told what time your driver will take you (again silently) back to the hotel.
Everyone should avoid this tour like the plague and I’m very disappointed with Viator as my previous experiences have all been very positive.
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Great temples but bike riding was very poorly planned. Had to cycle 12km down a highway to the first temple, do some temples and the 16km back down the same highway.
Middle kms were brilliant but out-bound and in-bound freeway riding were fraught, dangerous, un-necessary and un-enjoyable
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Excellent private your with very knowledgeable English speaking guide. Only issue was my wife and I went down with very severe 24hr gastro following the lunch at the Blue Pumpkin @ Anghor Wat. Hardly Buffalo tours fault and certianly didnt ruin our trip!
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