How was your Explore Tour Leader?
We have two tour leaders on this holiday/ Our tour leader on the Vietnam and Cambodia leg of this tour was first class and I have nominated him for the 2012 Tour leader awards.He was extremely knowledgable, thoughtful to all members of our tour and everything went like clockwork with him. Sadly, the reverse was true of the guide in Thailand who led us for the last four days of the tour during which she even had one day holiday so we were left with no tour leader. She was also extremely unhelpful and unwilling to sort out any queries or problems.
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
This is an action packed tour with an excellent mix of things included in the tour but but there is still plenty of free time to do things on an independent basis. Be prepared for some long journeys though.
Do you have anything else to add?
"I would have rated this trip excellent had it not been for:
1) The poor tour leader in Thailand.Would it be possible to retain the services of 1 leader throughout?
2) The transport from Koh Chang to Bangkok should be by private minibus all the way and no public bus to maximise the time in Bangkok. Our group chose to pay extra to do this in order to save time.
Overall this was an excellent trip and as I understand it, this was the first time this tour has run so hopefully my comments will be helpful. "