車に踏みしだかれた道を離れて、サムイ島のジャングルの中を走るのがこの日のアドベンチャー ツアーです。 この島の本物のジャングルを、オープン トップの4WDジープの後部座席からご覧下さい。 道は未舗装で凹凸があるため、驚かないようご注意下さい。
Overall we both enjoyed this trip as it took us to places we would not have seen otherwise. The only downside was that of our party of 12 we were the only Brits. Our fellow travellers were all German and, not unreasonably, our guide provided a great deal of time to giving explanations in german with little time for explanations in english. What would have added to our enjoyment would have been a wider mix of nationalities. Viator knows the make up of its groups so would suggest this is taken into account. It would also,have been helpful if there had been clearer information about the need for good trainers as the path alongside one of the waterfalls was impossible to do in walking saddles, which we were both wearing. Nevertheless we enjoyed the day.
Picked up promptly at our hotel, vechicle was clean with seat belts. Lunch at the tree top restaurant was lovely. The tour was everything it says. My only moan was our guides English was poor, we were the only English tourist on the tour the other eight being German. However he was fun and did go that bit extra when I dropped my sunglasses in the waterfall and he found them
All German speaking. we were left out. The guide speak more german and does not speak english well.
And when we ask what time should we be back and he gave us an angry face saying we did not listen to instructions. But hey, he's english is terrible....in the end, there is still no time line given on what time and where to meet.
Also, 2 german ladies went missing for an hour all because in my opinion the instructions given was not clear.
Book this tour at your own risk.
This was a decent tour of the island all though a bit hokey. The itinerary included:
8:30am pick up. There were 8 in our Hilux and 6 in the other car.
9-11am: Waterfall 1 and 2, both were large and pretty, but they were in adventure parks or in a row of shops near elephant trekking. Not exactly remote. We apparently could swim but it didn't look very inviting so we did not. We were given 50 minutes at each spot, but it only took 10 minutes, and there was plenty of time to shop...
Mummified Monk Temple: very unique temple with a mummified monk in a display case
Magic Garden: a hokey garden of concrete figures. Took about 10 minutes to walk through, but we were given 50 minutes so we could again buy things...
12:30-1:30 was lunch which was actually nice. It was remote and up a mountain with a view of the forest. Lunch included soup and 2 main dishes with rice.
1:30-3pm: jeeping up in the hills. This part was actually fun. Ride was bumpy, but our car was not as bumpy as the other car, which seemed to be hitting each and every bump with ferocity. We had a view points which were really nice.
3-430pm: Drive around the island back to the hotel. While up on the mountain they made a point of asking about tips and passing around a tip box - it honestly felt more like a bribe to take us back to our hotels and was pretty tacky.
- Honestly, it was really nice to have a tour of the island which we would not have done otherwise, but it was a bit tacky/hokey overall with a tourist-attraction feel to each of the stops.
- Our group was 10 German speaking people and 4 English speakers. The guide was much more comfortable in German and spent most of the time talking to them. We were separated into two lunch tables, one with just 4 settings for the English speakers away from everyone else. It was a bit secluding and would be better to either let us all be together or make 2 separate tours for different languages.
Actual driving over rougher terrain in jeep was good fun, but there was a lot of stopping off at places without any explanation of where we were or what we were looking at. Our driver was friendly and talkative, and one of the other drivers tried to explain a bit about the farm that we stopped at, but the actual guide really did not tell us anything at all, and might as well of not been there!
Very nice trip, professional drivers, good overwie of all most famous places in samui, real off-road through jungles, nice diner in local cafe deep in jungles. The only thing - we were rather surprised for asking additional tips for drivers, it is no characteristic for Thailand, ussually price include also all tips.