Simply the best travel experience I have ever had! When preparing for my SE Asia venture, I spent a significant amount of time researching each of the destinations I was visiting prior to booking my trip. I knew exactly where I wanted to stay, places I wanted to visit, and activities which I wanted to partake in. I think this was probably the best thing that I could have done in order to maximize my trip, and still allow for plenty of down time. Zicasso and this Southeast Asia tour operator were both amazing to work with, were able to take each of my "wants" and create a beautiful, adventure packed, yet still relaxing and self discovering month long voyage. Each of the individuals whom I worked with (from the planning phase through the execution phase) were exceptional. I was always pleased by the warm & welcoming tour guides, comfortable means of transportation, and fabulous boutique hotels. I am incredibly pleased with the overall work, and service which went into creating such an amazing experience. My only constructive comment, is that I was disappointed in the quality of included lunches while visiting in Bangkok specifically. I chose to embark on a bespoke, solo tour because I am a traveler who enjoys truly experiencing each culture/country I visit, and wish to avoid westernized/tourist laden restaurants. Each of the restaurants which I went to were buffet style, westernized versions of local fare. Personally I would have preferred to go to a local restaurant and given the opportunity to order the meal of my choice (even if for extra $), just as I did when visiting included restaurants in Chiang Mai and Siem Reap. Additionally, there was one more item of constructive feedback: Having greater than 1 week to enjoy Phuket, we built my itinerary to spend the first half of my time in Patong (to have fun) & the second half in Kata (to relax). When leaving my hotel in Patong, I had to wait several hours (past the agreed uoon time on the itinerary) for transportation (sitting in the hotel lobby, as I had already checked out) to bring me to Kata Beach. The manager from the local travel company in Phuket whom was providing my transportation & services while on island was very kind and came to speak with me at my hotel in Kata that evening. However, I was disappointed that he literally just came to "meet" me. He did not offer any type of good will (ie: fruit basket, dinner voucher, discount for activities, etc). With the lunches in Bangkok aside, and the transportation mix-up/inconvenience, I was 200% satisfied with my experience!
-Grand Palace, Bangkok-Ayutthaya-Wat Po-Floating Markets @ Ratchaburi-Patara Elephant Farm-Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School-Flight of the Gibbon Ziplining-Songkran activities in Chiang Mai-Karen Long Neck Hill Side Tribe-Angkor Wat-Angkor Thom-The exceptional guide & driver service by Mr. Sok Khouen & his driver in Siem Reap-***Private Blessing Ceremony at Wat Damnak*** (highlight of my trip)-Kayaking through Ao Phang Nga Bay-*Day trip to Phi Phi Islands* (second best highlight of my trip)-Muay Thai Boxing-Simon Cabaret (Phuket)-Kata Beach
I would spend less time in Bangkok, and more time in Chiang Mai & Siem Reap. I am a city girl at heart, but felt that 3 days in Bangkok would have been sufficient.
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