- It was an amazing tour with a good group and an excellent tour leader. It was fascinating to see historic parts of Thailand beyond the beaches and islands. The historical sites are very interesting and bear comparison with the better-known ones in other South East Asian countries. Cycling around Sukhothai was great fun. We had a wide variety of transport from overnight train to rice barge on the River Kwai, which was lovely and peaceful, with excellent food cooked on the barge. The raft hotel was quite an experience and superceded our expectations, although a torch is essential. The Grand Palace in Bangkok was again very interesting, although there were a huge number of Chinese tourists there. The Golden Mount in Bangkok, which we visited on our own, had far fewer tourists and is worth seeing. Ko Samet is a good place to finish the tour and our hotel (Baan Supparod) is excellent and the staff are particularly friendly and helpful. The whole day snorkelling boat trip to the five islands, booked on the beach, is definitely worth doing. We found all Thai people very friendly and welcoming.
Published on: 04 March 2016