This tour was an amazing, adventure-filled experience, led by a knowledgeable and lovely guide.
The accommodation - we stayed in a variety of places and each was an experience. The ecolodge was gorgeous and I wish we could have stayed more than 1 night there. The overnight train was surprisingly comfortable; the raft house was a very unique location; and the other hotels were all well-located and appropriate.
The activities - everything that was planned was interesting and appropriate, and the optional extras were well worth doing. Every type of experience was covered in the tour - cultural (e.g. Grand Palace), natural (e.g. Khao Sok National Park), food (e.g. Jodd Fair markets, 2 Kan Eang 2 Seafood), photo opportunities (e.g. Prom Thep Cape), and of course plenty of time to relax at the various beautiful beaches on the way!
The guide - the absolute highlight of the trip. Peak was very knowledgeable and entertained so many questions from our group. He could answer almost any question we had, and if he didn't know he knew exactly where to find out. His recommendations for places to eat and things to look at were always good, and his tips and suggestions were very useful. After the tour had ended, I often found myself thinking "I should ask Peak about that" and "I wonder if Peak knows about...." - he was far more valuable than google could ever be during our tour.
Overall, the tour was brilliant. It was well-paced, had lots of variety, and very memorable. We will definitely be doing more Top Deck tours in future.
The cost was very affordable, and worth every penny. The money spent throughout the trip on food souvenirs and/or activities were very inexpensive.
Great value for your money
This tour was amazing! Our tour guide Peak was the best and so much fun. All of the included experiences were amazing and there were some great optional extra too!
Paid a lot for this trip and overall don’t feel like I got my moneys worth. Would not recommend this to my friends. Having been on a group trip before I have an expectation of what a tour guide is meant to provide and turning up high to our group outings felt very disrespectful.
I had the most amazing time on my Thailand adventure. The tour was so organised and it meant that I didn’t have to put any thought into finding my way around. Our Trip Leader Aum was passionate, fun loving and so easy to get along with and she made our trip so incredible.
Had a great time and a great trip leader.