I took this tour 5 years ago and enjoyed it immensely and so was excited to take my cousin this trip. The tour guide was too chatty with nonsensical comments/jokes (which were not funny). It was to the point you could not tell if the information being shared was true or not!
The tour moved too slowly due to the guide's chattiness - 10-15 steps then he stopped again for another story/joke. Our tour did not make it to the beach area (which was the highlight of the tour in my opinion) and the last couple of stops of the garden rooms were rushed as the tour guide had not managed his time better earlier in the tour.
The gardens are lovely and well worth seeing if you get the right tour guide. But at $35 apiece, it was disappointing that we had to "tune out" the guide.
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