This tour was the highlight of our trip to Bangkok! The sights were wonderful but the best part of our tour was our guide and companion P.A. P.A. speaks perfect English and is well educated which allowed us to truly communicate and understand each other. He was kind and welcoming. He was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the places we went and the best ways to navigate them. We learned so much during the tour that really helped us get a much better sense of what we were seeing. We experienced the culture, got some basic insight into Buddhism, and learned about the history of the country and it’s people. He took lots of pictures of us and videos as well so if we didn’t capture the best shots- no worries. He shared several hundred photos with us.
The communication from the company was terrific. Very clear, frequent, and responsive. I would definitely book with this company again, especially if I could get P.A. as a guide.
This tour in particular was a lot of fun. Highlights we the Railway Market, Floating Market, and the Dragon Temple at Wat Samphran (17 story tower with a giant dragon wrapped around the outside of it).
We loved the personal experience of not being in a group. We did a small group tour the day before with a different company and while it was ok my husband and I both agreed we would have gladly paid the difference for a private tour with P.A. had we known how much better an experience it would be. We learned more from P.A. talking with him about the things we had seen the day before than we had learned from the small group tour guide when we were on the tour. Again, the quality of his communication made a tremendous difference in our enjoyment of the tour. You miss so much with tour guides who are only ok speakers of the language.