Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kanchanaburi-Thailand by Tour Guide Swai H. (Guide #3345)


Raymond Wan

United Kingdom
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Tour: #240076, Bangkok ✧ Local Guide only - Free & Easy within the capital city, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Sep 16/18

Swai was brilliant with us 5 UK lads. Only in Bangkok for 3 days, we had a wishlist between(tailored agenda. Swai was accommadating and flexible to all our needs. Very knowledgeable and fun to have. We had the floating market, temples, canal rides to name a few and ended up in a drinking area. Very professional and reluctant to eat or drink. Finally cracked him at the food market ! Just wouldn't take his tie off in this sweltering heat! I'm sure another group will! I strongly reccomend him. Thank you

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your kind review. It was so great honored and so happy to work on the tour.

Peerapong Noomard

United States
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Tour: Bangkok Highlight Tour ✦ Top attractions in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Jul 17/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Dean Robinson

Australia
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Tour: #240076, Bangkok tour - Local Guide only - Free&Easy within the capital city, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jun 23/18

Swai was a fantastic guide. He could not have been more helpful, friendly and informative. We were a group of nine so it worked out excellent value for money too. Travelling with him on foot, by boat and sky train was infinitely better than getting caught up in the horrendous traffic. We all had a fantastic day and fitted in so much. I cannot recommend this guy highly enough. Book him right now - you will be so glad you did

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The trip was started from the route of the Sky Train to connect the daily bus ferry and visit Temple of Dawn. The cross by ferry crossing to Tha Tien for the tour to Wat Pho & the Reclining Buddha. The group wanted to go for shopping at MBK. And finally to a drinking bar at Soi Cowboy. Thank for kind review

Kathleen Allen

Carmel, CA, United States
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Tour: #240077, Bangkok tour - Local Guide & Private Car, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Apr 4/18

Very good tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your kind review

Jay Finkle

United States
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Tour: #151710, Laem Chabang or Pattaya toward Bangkok or vice versa - Local Guide & Private Car, Laem Chabang, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 21/18

Swai is probably the most professional tour guide in Bangkok. He was prompt on picking us up at the port, which approximately 2 1/2 hours from Bangkok and returned us to the ship on time. We used his services foe two days and he set up our tour on what my wife wanted to see. We felt most comfortable with his driver. There is lots of traffic in Bangkok, so Swai will make sure you arrive at your destinations on time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your review It was a great pleasure to tour for you and your wife. The trips were covered the highlight of Bangkok on the first day and the floating market on the second day.

Jason West

United States
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Tour: Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand
Date: Jan 23/18

There was a scheduling mixup with the guide I previously selected but I lucked out and was set up with Swai. Swai was great! He was so informative about the culture and history. I saw so much on my tour and he was extremely accommodating to make sure I saw what I wanted and more! I had a fantastic tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That was so great pleasure The tour was covered Bang Pa-in Summer Palace & Wat Niwesdhammaprawat; Wat Phanancherng; Wat Mahathat; boating on the river and Wat Chaiwattanaram.

Laura T.

United States
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Tour: #151710, Laem Chabang or Pattaya toward Bangkok or vice versa - Local Guide & Private Car, Laem Chabang, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 17/18

Swai did an amazing job for us! We enjoyed the indescribable Grand Palace, a local ferry ride, a market, the Emerald Buddha, the Reclining Buddha, a fun tuk tuk ride, the Golden Mount, and several ethnic treats. He even found us inexpensive and cute "modesty kits" for the temples. We were so impressed with all he was able to show us in such a short amount of time, and yet he was so careful to ensure we were back to our ship with time to spare.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a great pleasure. Tour was led to Bangkok from Laem Chabang Port. The trip was to the main highlights of Bangkok : the Royal Grand Palace & the Temple of the Emerald Buddha; the local market at "Wang Lang"; the experience of the local Took Took ride; the Temple of Dawn and Wat Pho & the Reclining Buddha.

Shanon Yang

Singapore
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Tour: #240076, Local Guide to Khao Yai National Park for the group of Shanon Yang, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 8/17

Enjoyed our tour of the national park today with Swai. We went in a big group of 14. Swai was attentive and there was ease of booking the tour. The kids enjoyed his guided tour a lot. He was also flexible to meet our needs and very personable. Will definitely book another tour with him if there's an opportunity in the future!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your kind review. It was my great please to have chance touring for your family and your group.

Sevag Kendirjian

Lebanon
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Tour: Package service for 4 days - Local Guide & Private Car for the group of Liza Sakayan (PATTERN 6 no dinner cruise), Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Sep 29/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your review

Hope W.

Canada
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Tour: #240076, Bangkok tour - Local Guide only - Easy Going within the capital city, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: May 3/17

Swai was amazing, even though I think he was as amused by our choices of things to visit. He helped us see and try all the things we had hoped for and then some! Not only is he kind and funny, but an infinite well of knowledge about the culture and history of Bangkok. Thank you Swai for taking us safely, swiftly, and without complaint on our grand albeit odd adventure!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your kind review

Paul Chassy

United States
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Tour: Tour by public transports from Bangkok ➤ the floating market & the railway market, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Mar 29/17

There was little information of value provided. We had to pay for the boat. We didn't get to see what happens at the train market when the train arrives.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Please accept my apologies that my commentary throughout the tour was not up to my usual standard - I had incorrectly assumed that you wanted some quiet time during the tour. I will try to gauge my customers' interests better in future. As per the tour description the boat ride is not compulsory, and just an optional extra. Thank you for your feedback.

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: Please accept our apologies that the tour was not more customized to your interests. Please also note that the additional cost for the boat tour was correctly detailed in the 'What's Extra' section of the booking form; this is an optional extra to allow flexibility regarding the transport.

Harold Berliner

United States
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Tour: Bangkok Highlight Tour ✦ Top attractions in Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Mar 18/17

5 stars out of 5!! Our tour guide, Swain, was outstanding! English was excellent and very accommodating! Thank you for an excellent day!!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The tour was started from the cruise ship in Bangkok at Khlong Toei Port on the route for the attractions in Bangkok with the last stop for shopping at Jatujak Weekends Market (or Chatuchak), then returned back to the cruise ship. It was so great pleasure to do the tour and very welcome to Thailand in case to revisit again in the future.

Ruth Gilbert

Canada
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Tour: #240076, Bangkok tour ★ Local Guide only ★ Free & Easy within the capital city, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 10/17

Swai was challenged to help me due to my physical disabilities, and he did his best. I did appreciate what he did for me.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: On 10th January 2017, it was unfortunately raining in the wrong season but the trip was started to meet you at Central World. Then we transferred by a taxi to the nearby attraction in Siam Paragon for Sealife Ocean World. The cruise ship was scheduled to leave from Khlong Toei Port in Bangkok at 14:00 (2 P.M.) so we had to head for the cruise ship after the visit the shopping complex. Thank for your kind review.

Ruth Gilbert

Canada
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Tour: #240077, Bangkok tour ★ Local Guide & Private Car ★, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Jan 9/17

Swai was very kind and helpful to me. He took care to show me important historical sights and to explain them to me.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The trip on 9th January 2017 was guided to Ayutthaya Province and visited to Bang Pa In Palace (the summer palace of the royal family); having a local lunch nearby the river at Saithong Restaurant; visited to Wat Mahathat (the head of a Buddha statue under the large Bhodi Tree); the elephant campus and then to the ruins at Wat Chaiwatthanaram (the temple dedicated to the mother of the king, King Prasatthong). Thank for your kind review.

Julie Zipper

United States
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Tour: Ayutthaya Kingdom ✽ the Siamese former capital city, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Dec 18/16

We booked this tour for our first day in Bangkok. Great way to ease ourselves into our trip while learning some history of Thailand. Swai was prompt, polite and very attentive to our needs. He spoke English well and very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our day! Thank you.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your kind review. The trip was covered the most highlights in Ayutthaya including the Summer Palace; the historical park; the ruins of the old capital city and also some famous Buddhist temples.

Jennifer Henson

United States
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Tour: #240077, Bangkok tour ★ Local Guide & Private Car ★, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Nov 19/16

Swai provided us with an amazing tour of Bangkok and we saw more in six hours than most would be able to see in days because Swai knows how to plan a tour to meet your request and maximize your time. He was very professional and knowledgeable of the history of Thailand so it was a great experience. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to tour Bangkok.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your kind review and comment. There are still a lot of attractions to visit and so many activities to join in Thailand. It will be very welcome to visit Thailand in the future trip.

Janice Williams

United Kingdom
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Tour: 2 Days Service in Bangkok ★ Local Guide & Private Car ★, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Aug 10/16

Swai made sure we got the most out of our time in Bangkok. A genuinely lovely man, nothing was too much trouble and he was very flexible to try and accommodate our needs. He was very knowledgable about everywhere we visited too so we learned a lot. Recommend Swai very very highly if you are coming to Bangkok. The air conditioned minibus was a godsend too! Thank you Swai - we had a great time and saw some amazing things we will never forget.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your kind review. The trip was from the published package of 2 days service. The tour was guided on the area of the old Bangkok on the first day and to the destination of the floating market on another day. We visited to experience a lot about the locals. And it will be very welcome for you and family to visit Thailand again in the future. It was really great pleasure to guide during that time.

Danielle Skittrall

United Kingdom
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Tour: #240076, Bangkok tour ★ Local Guide only ★, Bangkok, Thailand    view tour
Date: Aug 3/16

Swai was a very helpful, enthusiastic and interesting guide. He had perfect English and we managed to fit so much into the day. I would highly recommend him to anyone visiting Bangkok for the first time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your kind reputation. The trip was started by the ferry at the main pier. And continued to another side of the river. The visit was covered to 4 temples and the former royal palace. Thank you

Cynthia Holm

United States
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Tour: City Tour in Bangkok with a private transport, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: May 8/16

We had one day in Bangkok to see the Grand Palace, the canals, and Wat Pho. We had flown 24 hours, with a 15 hour time change, and were severely jet lagged. Plus it was 95 degrees and humid! Recipe for disaster. But Swai changed all that! With his good humor, deep knowledge of the city, excellent English and high energy--plus an air conditioned van--he gave us the gift of a magical and memorable first day in Thailand. This is my first tours by locals experience, and I will plan to have many more!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy to hear from your kind respond. Hope to see you again in Thailand.

Gwendolyn Wong

Mandaluyong, METRO MANILA, Philippines
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Tour: #70450, Laem Chabang Port to the provincial districts for the group of Gwendolyn Wong, Laem Chabang, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 19/16

Very knowledgaable and friendly guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my great pleasure. And it is very welcome to visit Thailand again especially for you and your family.

Elias Mizrachi

Panama
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Tour: Private tour for Elias Mizrachi, Laem Chabang, Thailand
Date: Mar 8/16

Very good, very patient and very very honest. We did not get a lunch that was covered in original schedule, he paid back without our asking for it. It is very rare & much appreciated. His English is good, he is patient with tourist and gives a good explanation as to were we were & what we were visiting. he went out of his way to accommodate our requests & stayed extra hours without complaint or charge. we liked him very much.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It is very great pleasure to hear from your kind comment and thank you very much for your former booking. Hope to see you again in the future.

Brooke Geibel

United States
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Tour: City Tour in Bangkok with a private transport, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Feb 28/16

We enjoyed our day with Swai. Swai was able to recommend a perfect day for our family based on our interest. We asked to visit local markets. Swai selected the perfect locations for us to visit to get a feel for living like locals. During our tour with Swai, we learned more about the that language and people than we did during any other of our tours with other guides. Swai was amazing with our children! He helped engage them based on their interests. This was a great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So great pleasure to hear from you. And so happy to hear from your enjoying time during the trip. See you all again in Thailand in the future trip.

Kathleen Moon

United States
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Tour: Laem Chabang Port or Pattaya City for Bangkok Highlight Tour, Laem Chabang, Thailand
Date: Jan 22/16

Our group had Swai for a tour from our cruise port into Bangkok. From the moment he picked us up, he was all about the details. He had special snacks for us and made sure that we made drink stops so that we were always comfortable. There is much traffic to manage in this trip but Swai again was the utmost host. He bought fried bananas for us to share from street vendors and shared details of Thailand while we traveled along.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy to hear from you. There are still a lot of attractions to visit in Thailand and very welcome you to visit for your future trips.

Nava Orbach

Israel
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Tour: City Tour in Bangkok with a private transport, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Dec 7/15

We had a great time Swavi our guide was warm, kind and full of knowledge The driver was a great escape from the heat with cold water and a bit of air condition :)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and hope you will visit Thailand again in near future

Judit Mandi

United States
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Tour: Highlight Bangkok for a day tour with a private transport, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Nov 5/15

We had a great time with Swai, he is very professional, knowlegable, and flexible. We had some "special requests", and he helped us without a blink of an eye. His English is eloquent and he gave us a through foundation for our 3 weeks in Thailand. We highly recommend him for anyone who is intersted in the history, culture and present affairs of Thailand.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for kind review. They are more and more attractions you can plan to visit in Thailand. And that is so great pleasure to welcome.

Nereda White

Australia
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Tour: Laem Chabang Port or Pattaya City or Cholburi Province for a nearby attraction, Laem Chabang, Thailand
Date: Sep 10/15

Swai was the best tour guide we have ever had. He was great with our grandkids, attentive to our needs and professional at all times. Our visit to the Tiger Zoo was memorable! He was very knowledgeable and made sure we got seats to all the shows we wanted. On the way back to ship stopped at shops so we could get nappies for baby and see markets. Would thoroughly recommend him. Thanks Swai from the White/Thompson family from Brisbane.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your kind review. It was so great pleasure to hear from you that the tour was memorable and happy for you and family. I was also happy to take care all of you too. Hope to see you all again in the near future. Thank you.

Anthony Andore

Italy
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Tour: #46589, Khao Yai National Park - The World Natural Heritage, Khao Yai National Park, Thailand    view tour
Date: Mar 14/15

What a great service it was. What an excellent guide he was. Swai was so fantastic. He was so gentle, friendly, smart and fun. He was so knowledgeable. I traveled all around the world and had got experienced many local guides, Swai was the best ever.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: With my pleasure. There are still more and more places to visit and you can plan your next trip. See you again in Thailand.

Gloria Ekelchik

United States
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Tour: Bangkok City Tour in a private transport, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Feb 16/15

Swai was great. He adapted the tour to the things we were interested in. He knew the ends and outs of the city very well. His driver was good as well. He related well to our 9 year old son. I thought it was interesting that he never sweated even though it was hot as heck that day. He was very professional and we enjoyed the restaurants that he took us to.

Judith Ban

United States
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Tour: Bangkok Civic Locality, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Feb 9/15

Swai was wonderful. He was extremely friendly and attentive to all of our needs. We really enjoyed touring with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your kind review. And welcome to visit Thailand any time in future.

Aleksandr Gelena Zeltser

United States
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Tour: Bangkok Walking Tour, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Jan 30/15

Gwendolyn Wong

Mandaluyong, METRO MANILA, Philippines
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Tour: Laem Chabang Port or Pattaya for Beyond the Former Kingdom, Laem Chabang, Thailand
Date: Dec 26/14

Swai is a fantastic guide! Very knowlegable, clear efficient coomunications. The van he got for us was first class, and his driver was really good... The combination of the three made our day really wonderful as we had a total of 8 hours drive that day from port to damoen sadoak floating market. We look forward to another visit with Swai in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for kind review. Very welcome to Thailand and hope to see you all again in the near future. Let's taste other choices of delicacy.

Prudence Frodsham

Australia
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Tour: The Bridge on the River Kwai from Laem Chabang Port or Pattaya, Laem Chabang, Thailand
Date: Nov 18/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

James Hodges

United States
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Tour: Follow Local Steps, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Jun 13/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much

James Hodges

United States
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Tour: Follow Local Steps, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Jun 12/14

Once again Swai did a great job. This time I had 4 college age students traveling with me. He is great. My students loved him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your kind review. It is my great pleasure of the tour service.

Carl Crome

Frilsham, BERKSHIRE, United Kingdom
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Tour: Private tour of Carl Crome for The Bridge on the River Kwai from Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: May 12/14

I arranged this tour for 2 of my customers and they received 5 star service and can't stop commenting on what a great time they had , Mr Swai English was excellent , the transportation was top quality as was the Hotel that was chosen . Pick up at airport and drop off back to Bangkok was punctual . Mr Swai's local knowledge and that of history was faultless Recommend as a 5 star tour .

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have to say thank you for your kind review and comment. That was about the tour at Kanchanaburi Province for your former customized tour to the route of the Bridge on the River Kwae, the Death Railway & the Hellfire Pass. That's also my great pleasure on the tour service.

Haydon Higgins

United Kingdom
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Tour: The Bridge on the River Kwai from Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: May 11/14

Many thanks to Swai for a fantastic day. We learnt alot during a packed tour, Hellfire pass was very humbling being able to walk through where many servicemen lost their lives creating it. Other parts of the tour were great fun such as the boat ride and trying new foods.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That's my great pleasure. The trip of Kanchanaburi Province was one of the highlight attractions of Thailand, there are still a lot for worth visit and it will be very welcome whenever revisit Thailand.

Christine Palmer

Canada
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Tour: Bangkok Civic Locality, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Mar 30/14

Swai did an excellent job in a busy and hot city! In the middle of it all, he took us to a tranquil place for lunch, then showed us a huge, busy market.

Jane Ledger

United Kingdom
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Tour: Bangkok Temples and City Tour, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Feb 26/14

Swai was punctual, polite and concerned that we saw exactly what we wanted to see whilst enabling us to see so much more. We visited palaces, temples and were able to marvel at the different Buddhas and beautiful architecture as well as learning about the history of these amazing sights. He arranged lunch at a beautiful restaurant which allowed us to experience some excellent local food.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The tour was for the highlights in Bangkok and there are much more for visit not even in Bangkok but around the country. So very welcome to revisit Thailand again in the future.

Mariano Escueta

Philippines
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Tour: #70450, Pleasant Cholburi, Cholburi, Thailand    view tour
Date: Feb 18/14

Swai was very accommodating to all our requests and made our trip to Pattaya a very memorable and enjoyable one.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That's so great pleasure. And also very welcome you all to revisit Thailand any time in the future, there are still a lot of attractions for visiting.

Catherine McMillan

Canada
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Tour: 2 days Bangkok City Tour, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Feb 10/14

We enjoyed our 2 days touring Bangkok with Swai. His English was very good and we packed a lot into the 2 days. We loved the floating market and all the palaces and temples. The only part of the trip I would not recommend was the canal tour on Bangkok.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your kind review and comment. The tours of your visit were Bangkok highlights and the Floating Market. There will be more attractions to visit around Bangkok and within Thailand. And welcome you to revisit in the future.

Kathleen McCleskey

United States
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Tour: Beyond the Former Kingdom, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Feb 2/14

This was my third tour with Swai. Once again great service. What I enjoyed most is the depth of information he has. This trip I considered my history trip and I was not disappointed in learning a lot more about the history of Thailand. Swai always chooses a nice place for lunch. The variety of food he helps to choose is great. His guidance at meals has been spot on. Being able to learn about this history of various places around Bangkok was great. I enjoyed the fact we were able to walk a lot and

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So happy to hear from you. It was my great pleasure from your kind review. And thank you so so much for your kind support.

Betty Stephenson

United States
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Tour: Follow Local Steps, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Jan 30/14

Thoroughly enjoyed our day in Bangkok with Swai. Warm and personable guide who accommodated our every need. Both his knowledge of and love for his city were apparent. He customized the day effortlessly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That is so great pleasure to hear from you. Very welcome for you all to revisit Thailand anytime.

Robin Eager

Australia
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Tour: The Bridge on the River Kwai from Laem Chabang Port or Pattaya, Laem Chabang, Thailand
Date: Jan 23/14

We chose Swai to do the River Kwai Tour and we were not disappointed. We highly recommend Swai for any tours. Swai's devotion to his job and his love for his country is apparent with all the information he gave us during the tour. Swai was waiting for us at Laem Chabang port when we docked. The tour was fantastic we saw and learnt much more than we expected and the scenery was lovely. Thankyou Swai for a very informative and memorable tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That's so great pleasure from your kind review. And also so happy to hear from your enjoyableness on the trip. It is very welcomed you to revisit Thailand in the future.

Richard Bates

United Kingdom
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Tour: Follow Local Steps, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Dec 24/13

Sorry it's taken so long to write a review for Swai's amazing tour for us. I must say it was money well spent. Swai met us at our hotel in the morning and spent the whole day with us. He was extremely polite, very knowledgable and showed us so much of the city and the best places to go. I'm sure much of what he took us to see we would have missed and it was a great idea doing this near the start of our stay in Bangkok as it helped us know where to go and what do do etc for the remainder of our stay.

Necia Hirschson

South Africa
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Tour: #70450, Pleasant Cholburi, Cholburi, Thailand    view tour
Date: Dec 11/13

Swai is an excellent guide - it was our second day with him and we really enjoyed our time in Thailand. He is extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: So great pleasure. And really welcome you all to revisit Thailand again in future.

Necia Hirschson

South Africa
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Tour: Laem Chabang Port or Pattaya for Bangkok Civic Locality, Laem Chabang, Thailand
Date: Dec 10/13

Had a really great day with Swai! He is very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant to be around.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Very glad to hear from you happy and enjoyable with the trip. Hope to see you all in Thailand with very welcome.

Kenneth Gould

United States
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Tour: Beyond the Former Kingdom, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Nov 18/13

Swai is very professional, well spoken with good English and provided us with a lot of knowledge about the early kingdoms of Thailand. Especially nice was the variety of foods he introduced to us at lunch.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That was all my great pleasure of your kind comment. And also very welcome you to visit Thailand any time in the future.

Thomas Polinger

United States
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Tour: Bangkok Civic Locality, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Nov 14/13

Swai was an excellent, excellent ambassador to Bangkok. He shared himself and his love for his city. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a great command of Thai history. He went out of his way to male sure we found an outf o way restaurant on his time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for you comment. That's all really my best pleasure. Hope you all enjoy the trip during the time visiting Thailand and very welcome you all to visit Thailand again in the future.

David Chown

United Kingdom
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Tour: #46321, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand    view tour
Date: Aug 8/13

Swai was excellent, couldn't do enough for us. Everything went so smoothly from the pick-up at the hotel in Bangkok at 6am to our return at 8pm. We visited the DonRak cemetery first then on to the bridge and museum. Later on the train for anhour then had lunch outdoor, really great. Later went on to the Hellfire Pass and museum before returning to Kamchanaburi for a boat ride on the Kwai. A full and tiring day but it was the highlight of the trip. The whole day was exceptional. Thankyou Swai.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That's all my great pleasure. Very welcome to visit Thailand again any time in the future.

Kathleen McCleskey

United States
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Tour: Proud Capital City Attractions, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Aug 4/13

This was the second tour I had with Swai. This time was just as great as the first. If I am able to return to Bangkok, I will not hesitate to request him as a guide again. The Proud Capital City Tour was great. He was able to help me better understand and appreciate the culture of Thailand. thank you for a job well done!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: That's really great pleasure. There are still a lot for worth visit Thailand. Whenever coming, it always welcome with best regards.

So Hyang Park

United States
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Tour: Follow Local Steps, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Jun 19/13

Absolutely five stars for Swai!! we had a great time!! He has tremendous knowledge about the history and culture and street information. I learned so much!! He is very enthusiastic about his culture. He is very considerate, very pleasant!! I had many tour guides before. But he is a gem!! Our trip to Bangkok was so nice and smooth because of him!! I truly thankful to your website, With this positive experience, I am definitely use it again in other cities.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear So Hyang Park; That was so surprised you are still in Bangkok for kind review to me. Thank you. That was also absolute my great pleasure to you all. There are still a lot of places to travel to whenever you consider to revisit Thailand again with very welcome to you all. Best regards, Swai H.

Arthur von Wiesenberger

United States
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Tour: The Canals Lifestyle for Arthur von Wiesenberger, Damnoen Saduak, Thailand
Date: Jun 17/13

He was great, knowledgable and showed us some wonderful hidden gems we will always remember. We also had a super driver.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Arthur von Wiesenberger; It was really great pleasure to do tour service to your family. There are still a lot of attractions to visit within Thailand and it is very welcomed you all whenever coming to visit Thailand. Best regards, Swai H.

Neil Bryson

Australia
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Tour: Laem Chabang Port or Pattaya for Bangkok Civic Locality, Laem Chabang, Thailand
Date: Jun 1/13

Anyone visiting this region should not miss the opportunity to hire this guy. My wife and I had a great day with him he is very knowledgeable about his country and made sure we had a full and interesting day. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Neil Bryson; That's really great pleasure. Hope to see you again in Thailand in the near future. Best regards, Swai H.

Kathleen McCleskey

United States
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Tour: #46321, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand    view tour
Date: May 19/13

This was everything I wanted. My goal was to see the area where my father destroyed the wooden Bridge Over the River Kwai in WWII. I also was able to ride over the train tracks the POW's had built. The museum at Hell Fire Pass was amazing. I truly felt I was walking on sacred ground. Swai was an excellent guide and I hope he will be my guide again when I return to Bangkok in August.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kathy; It was more than my pleasure you were enjoyed with the trip. We started from the POW cemetery and continued to the local museum (almost ruined museum). Then the chance of experience the rail track of the Bridge on the River Kwai. Finally, we visited the museum of Hellfire Pass Museum. This route was about a part of WWII story. And it is really welcomed you to visit Thailand again in the very near future. I would try my best of the tour service for your destined places. Best regards, Swai H.

Madelyn Jones

United States
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Tour: The Old King's paths, Ayuthaya, Thailand
Date: Apr 5/13

I had never experienced a tour with Tours by Locals; I must say tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and informative. I will use this tour service again. Thanks you much……

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Madelyn Jones; That is more than welcome with very great pleasure. So proud with your delight along the trip and hope to see you again in Thailand. Thank you Madelyn, Swai H.Riwat

Madelyn Jones

United States
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Tour: Retrace the war path, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Date: Apr 4/13

I had never experienced a tour with Tours by Locals; I must say tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and informative. I will use this tour service again. Thanks you much……

James Hodges

United States
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Tour: The Local's trail, Bangkok Metropolis, Thailand
Date: Mar 23/13

Swai was an excellent guide from beginning to end. I was quite impressed with how above and beyond he went to cater to my requested itinerary. As a history teacher I was pleased to hear detailed descriptions that were known by Swai and not some memorized scipt. I can tell Swai loves Thailand and enjoys showing travelers the marvels of this great place. I learned a lot from Swai and would recommend him to anyone. I embrace serendipity while traveling and Swai was happy to accommodate.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear James Hodges; It is really my great pleasure from your kind response comment. Apart from my past experience as a school teacher which I had to keep a lot details on the historical information, I still read, learn, explore and update every concerned to the tour information together with my own background just to give all details properly. Hope you enjoy the trip and very welcome to Thailand any time you would like to revisit in the future. Best regards, Swai H.

S Pensom

United Kingdom
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Tour: Day tour with local guide service and private minivan, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Mar 22/13

swai is an excellent quide knowledgeable,helpful and good fun. we had a wonderful day in Bangkok and will certainly use his services if we ever return

Alastair Coles

United Kingdom
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Tour: Day tour with local guide service and private minivan, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Mar 20/13

We chose Swai because he was local and spoke fluent English, and could not have chosen better. We only had two days and were accompanied by our daughter and baby grandson the first day. Much time was spent viewing the Royal Palace and selected Bangkok temples at which Swai delighted us with his extensive knowledge of Thai history. Lunch at a small family restaurant was another highlight with excellent food reasonably priced. Nothing was too much trouble. Swai was always kind, considerate and respectful.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alastair Coles; It is really my great pleasure you were happy during the trip even the weather was too hot during the day time. I still remember you all so nice during the visiting time, Alastair, Barbara, Amy even the little boy Max. I hope to show you all around more for your next chance. Best wishes to you all, Swai H.

Alastair Coles

United Kingdom
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Tour: Day tour with local guide service and private minivan, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Mar 19/13

The 2nd day at Ratchaburi Province, 90 minutes away from the centre, was also impressive. My daughter and baby grandson had gone home so we were able to sample fresh coconut before taking an exciting boat ride to a nearby sugar farm and floating market, both vibrant and enticing. The day ended at the 'crazy market' next to the railway line in Mae Klong District, where we enjoyed an excellent lunch cooked on the street in front of us. Swai is an excellent host and guide who I'd thoroughly recommend to all.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alastair Coles; So happy to hear from you about the enjoying trip you were impressive, me too. That was all I tried my best to show you around and tasted some local food which I always concern and consider for the hygienically meal and beverage, all I recommended were clean and safe for trying. The weather was too hot that day, let try some other cool season during the end of the year with very very welcome for your next chance of the trip. Best wishes, Swai H.

Andras Szeitz

Canada
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Tour: Bangkok Most Highlight 3 Main Royal Temples, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Mar 10/13

Keep up the good work...!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Andras. The trip on that day was started by visiting the local ceremony of the boys turning to be ordained as a Buddhist priest at Wat Larnboon, the Temple of the Golden Buddha, Golden Mount, the Royal Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Aroon, Wat Pho, Vimarnmek Mansion and one Thai traditional meal. Hope you enjoyed all details along the trip. Regards, Mr.Swai H.

Harold Mayo

Australia
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Tour: Laem Chabang Port or Pattaya City for day tour in Bangkok with local guide service and private minivan, Laem Chabang, Thailand
Date: Feb 12/13

Thankyou Swai for the great day you gave us in Bangkok. Your attention to detail was very very good and we all enjoyed seeing Bangkok with you. I would highly recommend your services to anyone wanting a great day in Bangkok.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Harold Mayo; It is my great pleasure for your comment. I'm really happy and proud that you all enjoyed visiting Bangkok. I always try my best to give information and details about Thailand and Bangkok city life, there are still more and more to visit during a day in Bangkok. It is very very welcomed to you all coming to visit. Thank you too. Swai Hapoo-riwa

Jan Giauque

United States
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Tour: From Laem Chabang Port or Pattaya City for day tour in Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Thailand
Date: Feb 7/13

Our guide did a great job!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your kind response. Hope you enjoy and have fun during the trip and hope to see you again in Thailand in the future.

Susan Woo

United States
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Tour: Laem Chabang Port or Pattaya City for day tour in Bangkok with local guide service and private minivan, Laem Chabang, Thailand
Date: Feb 6/13

Highly recommended! Swai was very respectful and knowledgeable, and made sure we got to the places we wanted to visit. He took us to one of his favorite noodle carts and ordered lunch for us, then selected delicious Thai dishes at a restaurant for our dinner. He was not available during our second day in port, but arranged for his driver (who was also excellent) to take us around, while Swai kept in phone contact with him. Thank you Swai!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Susan Woo and all of the group; Thank for your kind comment, it was so good that you all enjoyed the trip happily. I always do my best on the tour service and share Thai custom, tradition and culture to all customers. All of you were so so nice along the trip. There are still a lot of attractions and activities in Thailand even in Bangkok. Hope to see you all in Thailand again in the future, so very welcome to you all. Warm regards; Mr.Swai H.

John Forrest

United States
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Tour: Day tour with local guide service and private minivan, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Dec 26/12

We had a great day with Swai and his very talented driver. Tour was better than we could have reasonably hoped. The quality of the van was also superb, and I am fussy!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John Forrest; It's really great pleasure you all enjoy the trip. There are still some other delight attractions not only within Bangkok but also to some other provinces. All places are contrast with their own unique styles. Let visit Thailand on some other occasions with very very warm welcomes. Warm regards, Swai

Kerr Brown

United Kingdom
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Tour: Day tour from Bangkok to Ayuddhaya Province, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Dec 25/12

great informative tour. thanks Swai

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kerr Brown; It is my great pleasure. Let's use this opportunity to bless you good luck with best wishes, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Alison Heddle

Canada
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Tour: Bangkok Most Highlight 3 Main Royal Temples, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Dec 22/12

Very well done. Guide was very energetic and knowledgeable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Alison. Hope you will come back to visit Bangkok again with very warm welcome.

Jon Clyde

United States
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Tour: Day tour with local guide service and private minivan, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Dec 20/12

Swai was very cordial to accept my late booking. My family and I had a great time with him and the driver. I lived in Thailand during the 70's and know Bangkok well, but wanted someone knowledgeable to explain the historical sites to my family. Swai did an excellent job. We visited many sites in Bangkok and were exhausted at the end of the day - just what we wanted. He is a great guide and I will recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jon Clyde; It's really my great pleasure. So proud you have known Thai details very well and also very welcome to Thailand any time, I will try my best to share about Thai tradition, custom and culture as well as some information of brief history. Looking forward to seeing you all in Thailand in the near future. West wishes to you all, Swai H.

Carina Lim

Malaysia
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Tour: Day tour with local guide service and private minivan, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Dec 14/12

Swai is a very good and caring guide.. He take very good care of us during our travel which we have 2 senior citizens and 2 infants in our group.. His patience, caring and understanding make us feel comfortable with the tour. He tried his best to fulfill our demand such as the most famous local food...we did found what we want....thanks again Swai.... Keep it up...

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank for your comment, Carina. You know it is coincident I was just on searching some shops of stewed pork legs you requested earlier which we visited one. I found some of really nice of them, let's try some others next chance. It is my great pleasure to do best service to you all including your cute twins. Take care and best wishes to you all.

Alexandra Angliongto

Philippines
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Tour: Day tour from Bangkok to Ayuddhaya Province, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Jun 25/12

Our guide and driver were very courteous. Their main concern was to make all of us enjoy the trip. Swai discussed Thai history and culture in great detail. Everyone had a great time including my 87 year old mother who was in a wheel chair.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Alexandra; Really be happy to hear from you that it was enjoyable during the trip to Ayuddhaya. It was also my great honor too to have a chance doing tour service to all of you. Hope all of you have a wonderful time during the trip in Ayuddhaya. And also hope to see all of you in Thailand in the near future. Thank you.

Alicia Holmes

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Tour: Amphawa Floating Market, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Mar 11/12

Sorry for the late review. Can not say enough good things about Swai. We were a large group, poor Swai must have felt like a cattle herder with us all wandering off in different directions at the market. He was patient with us, always smiling and happy to answer any questions. Took the time to talk to every one individually. Had a very enjoyable day, will certainly use him again in the future.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank, Alicia, for your review. I was certainly happy to hear from you about you and the group to have enjoyable time during the trip in Thailand. And I will be very very welcome all of you to visit Thailand again in the future.

Mary S.

Atlanta, GA, United States
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Tour: Ultimate whole day tour with local guide service and private minivan, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Mar 6/12

Swai was absolutely fantastic! He was extremely professional, spoke excellent English, was passionate about showing us what we wanted to see, added lots of local color to the trip. We highly recommend him. Plus he was a lot of fun.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary; It was so great pleasure. I always try to do my best service on the tour. Also, it was my great chance of tour service to your group. See you again in Thailand.

Kelly Morris

United States
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Tour: All day long in Bangkok with local guide, public transportation, Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Feb 11/12

Swai was very professional, prompt and knowledgable. He was enthusiastic and catered the tour to our needs and would have guided us longer than the hours we had paid for but we were too tired. The only thing we had a little trouble with was his strong accent, some people in our group had some difficultly understanding him. I would recommend his service to friends as he was a good guide and really helped us so that we were more familiar with Bangkok and local customs.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Kelly, Hope you and the group had wonderful time duing the trip in Thailand. And also hope to have a great chance to do my best service to you and the group. See you again next chance in Thailand.

Adrienne Kirschner

Thailand
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Tour: Ultimate whole day tour with local guide service and private minivan (10 hours service), Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Feb 9/12

What a delightful tour guide. Swai met us at the dock with his ipad calling card--what a surprise and treat. Everything we thought we might see we visited, plus a boat ride on the Chao Praya river canals, local food, some markets, maneuvering through the traffic. Our driver was always available on time, clean and secure van. We loved our time. Swai was flexible and proud to show his country. English was very good. The added bonus was allowing us all to use his ipad to check our e-mail. Adrienne

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Adrienne; It is really great pleasure to do the tour service to you and the group. The happiness to all of you during being in Thailand is my main aim. Hope to see you again in Thailand.

Adrienne Kirschner

Thailand
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Tour: Ultimate whole day tour with local guide service and private minivan (10 hours service), Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Feb 8/12

A second wonderful day with Swai. In addition to the trip through Pattaya and stops at the beach, we headed north of the cruise port and visited some local beaches, sampled some of the beach food, found some local markets where we were able to purchase packaged durian to bring home. Swai helped us to understand the local foods, found a bank to transfer our extra Thai money to dollars, and returned us to the cruise ship in time for our sailing. Delightful, knowledgeable, flexible, enthusiastic. Adrienn

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Adrienne; It was also so happy for me to do my best service. So happy that you and the group were happy. Best wishes to you all.

Aamir Muhammed

Singapore
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Tour: All day long in Bangkok with local guide, public transportation (10 hours service), Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Sep 25/11

This tour guide was very informative and helpful. Went out of his way to accomodate us for extra day and did not charge us extra at all. Very enthusiastic about his homeland and one of the best service provided by a tourguide I have ever experienced.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Aamir Muhammed; It was really my great pleasure to do my best service on the tours and hope to have chance to do your next tours, see you again in Thailand.