- This tour was everything we hoped it would be and so much more. Explore's organisation was commendable, with so many excursions and transport arrangements to make on a daily basis, everything ran like clockwork. We were treated like VIPs and the tour was seamless. The highlights were numerous but to select just a few, the trek was fabulous with informative guides and beautiful countryside, well off the beaten track; the villages were amazing and it was a real experience for the family staying there with the pigs and cockerels underneath! The elephant ride and visit to the sanctuary were magical and the cookery course with the enthusiastic chef was a treat, even for the children. Pok was in every way a credit to Explore. He was knowledgeable, informative, patient, totally unflappable, flexible and friendly. He appeared to enjoy being with us whilst continually planning trips and reservations for us. He not only led us but cooked for us, made elephant dung for us, built bamboo tables and cups etc. He taught us so much about Thai culture, life in the villages, how resourceful they are with the nature around them and we felt privileged to have been able to see some local ordinations of monks and village life. I'd happily recommend Pok for future tours.
Published on: 12 March 2016