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This is an excellent family friendly tour but has an early start! After breakfast, we 2 adults 1 baby were greeted at our hotel lobby by Ms Dana who is by the way a very warm, friendly and helpful tour guide. She speaks excellent English and bonded immediately with our little baby. We were escorted to a mini van and we were the only guests on this tour so it was like a private VIP tour. Our driver was very pleasant and quiet and followed Ms Dana's instructions in Thai. After leaving the hotel, we drove for an hour until we reached the Orchid Farm. It is more of a conservatory rather than a farm. There are quite a few shops and a food court. We spent half an hour here and had our photos taken and made on orchid plates. We then headed to the Elephant Farm. We were asked if we wanted to go on the Elephant Ride to the Jungle and back but as the prices were quite steep, we decided not to go ahead. We returned to the van and drove on. We were asked if we wanted to stop at the Handicraft market but decided not to as it was getting rather hot. We then drove on until we reached the Rose Garden. It takes about 2.5 hours to drive there from our hotel on the Chao Phraya River. The Rose Garden itself was a little bit of a disappointment as there were no roses in sight. However, the buffet lunch at the restaurant was scrumptious and Ms Dana had reserved a table overlooking the river. The lunch options are quite good however not many vegetarian options. We then went to the spa next door for a 30 minutes massage as we had some time to kill before the elephant show and cultural show. The massages were excellent and very relaxing. Ms Dana then came to meet us and escort us to the elephant show. Our little one loved the elephant show and was so excited. We then moved onto the cultural show in the theatre and again, our little one was delighted. The cultural show was authentic and traditional. After the shows, we were driven back to our hotel. It was a very safe and comfy trip. 5s
The floating markets were really something else. This was my favorite tour in Bangkok
Despite an early start, it is a worthwhile trip, it is about 1hr outside the city but such an action packed day it was so worth it.x
A fun tour. The best parts were the canal boat ride through a tropical area both very quiet and so peaceful and then viewing the floating market. Also, a top site was the chedi at Nakhom Pathom and also the shows at the Rose Garden Cultural Center were interesting. We had a great buffet lunch at the Rose Garden.
A great full day of cultural highlights and wonderful experiences. Had a wonderful time :-)
excellent the guide was very good. The meal at the restaurant offered a variety of food all very good. The show was interesting.
Experience culture, food and people......what could be better!?
This was a great full day tour with lots of stops and included lunch. Our guide and driver were excellent and very jolly. The lunch at the rise gardens was really good too. The floating market was fab and we spent a fortune on lots of goodies.
Worth seeing. Floating market is really nice and interesting experience. Very nice guide. This is must see in Thailand.
The floating markets were amazing. Full of life and vibrant. The cultural center seemed a little "forced" and the show a little manufactured but I would certainly recommend visiting the floating markets
Excellent tour! Floating markets and cultural center were both worth it!
The floating market was one of the best experience of our 5 day trip in Bangkok.The pick up in early morning was prompt and the guide was fluent in English and quite amiable. The Thai cultural center is also a very entertaining spot geared toward tourists (no rose garden though).
Enjoyable day trip from Bangkok. Gudie was really informative about the countryside as we were driving along. It was a really good day
Great day tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. Floating Markets were GREAT! Included ride in long tale boat just like on the James Bond movie! Rose Garden Cultural Center also provided great overview of Thai culture on beautiful grounds. I would highly recommend.
My friend and I were the only two people on the tour for the day. It was a very good tour including more places than mentioned in itinerary. My highlight was riding an elephant at the Rose Garden Cultural Centre and the floating markets which were an enjoyable experience.
Another beautiful tour, my only criticism is that the tour guide, who was lovely, gave us too much information and I got to the point where I just switched off and looked at the scenery. Other than that it was a fantastic day and I highly recommend it.
The floating market is a must to visit in Bangkok. Though it is very touristy - you hardly see locals shopping there, it is a good way to immerse oneself in their culture. The cultural show at Rose Garden Cultural Centre is an interesting and relaxing way to watch how Thai festivals and ceremonies of different events are carried out. I was tickled in some parts of the show. Try this out!
Fantastic. The lunch at Rose Garden is superb. The elephant show is very interesting.