Mr Ung's Magical Safari
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Are you ready for adventure, sport, culture and action? Join Mr. Ung's Magical Safari on a mountain safari tour or on a relaxing fishing excursion on the Gulf of Thailand and make your Koh Samui Thailand holiday an unforgettable fun experience. Koh Samui Thailand tours with Mr. Ung Magical Safari Tours.
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Caylah Claire Mbali
9 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
The Jungle Safari was just so much fun.

I come from Africa and Mr Ungs did The Safari experience so exceptionally well.

Exquisite views and jungle experience. Such fun 4x4 experience. The stops were so enlightening and so much knowledge learnt from Tour Guide Mr A.

Well done to this establishment.

Beautifully planned out 🙏🏼
Written September 5, 2021
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david.travel
Budapest, Hungary299 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We made an one day jeep jungle tour with them and it was really worth it. There was a lot of fun; for example: you can travel on the top of the jeep, you can play water guns against another jeeps... And of course, you can see all the things which are written.
Oh...and the lunch is really tasty. ( but the beer is a little bit expensive.)
Written January 16, 2020
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Thank you very much for taking the time to write to us about your safari tour. It is very much appreciated by us all. I shall let the drivers and guide know. Have a great holiday Kind regards, Mr. Ung.
Written January 17, 2020
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Will
Whalley, UK12 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
One of the best days we had in koh Samui, also a brilliant tour guide. If your thinking about this trip it’s a must. Also make sure you sit on top for the ride through the jungle. Absolutely brilliant not laughed so much. Also great value for money. Thanks again.
Written January 9, 2020
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MrUngSafari-Samui
Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know that you had a great trip. We will let the driver and guide know. Kind regards, Kind regards, Mr. Ung.
Written January 14, 2020
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Gordon327
Chaweng, Thailand119 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
DO NOT BOOK THIS!!!!!!!! Vile. Money making scam and taken to dirty (mainly free entry) locations. One bottle of free water and told to keep bottle for refills - no thank you. Whole trip was a mess and completely pointless. Rammed in to a jeep sitting uncomfortably going to free destinations. Pray you have average sized persons on jeep as one uncomfortable ride if not. On arrival to these places to find you pay additional money for extra activities. We didn't want to do zip line so literally waited at the side along with the other 20/27 people who didn't do this activity. Waterfalls were the most disgusting and unhygienic. Very few people went in the stagnant water. 10baht to go to the toilet in the most disgusting conditions. Land not well maintained and dangerous. Plastic bottles everywhere and bins not emptied. Was told swim area was cleaned 5 days ago at waterfalls and staff proceeded to prove this to us all by showing us pictures on his phone cleaning it, how embarrassing. Disgusting!!! One man speaking Thai, German and English for separate groups - have to wait till he has spoke to individual groups, very little information provided. Mumified Monk, most bizarre unauthentic place filled with donation boxes absolutely everywhere. Trip filled with people disappointed and shaking heads in disapproval whole time. Everyone was waiting at jeep at each stop to leave the location as fed up. You'd have a better time at the beach with much more positive experience. Please do not book this trip, it's laughable how bad it was! Lunch was good and relaxed and magic Buddah garden was beautiful. That's about it. The chosen temples all had ongoing construction work. Staff got more talkative/tried to be funny towards end of trip know there was a potential to get a tip. Not worth money to be taken to unhygienic places, waterfalls being the main one.
Written March 15, 2020
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Lalarukh
Karachi, Pakistan34 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
We wanted to go zip lining in Koh Samui and decided to do the Big Boop Boop tour as it included 4 cable rides as well as a visit and chance to swim at two waterfalls (Na Muang 1 & 2), lunch, jungle water slides and a visit to a fruit market. The listed price for the tour is THB 1600. In comparison, the Sky Fox cable ride (which is run by the same company) includes 7 cable rides and a swim at one waterfall for THB 1700. Thus, the Big Boop Boop tour seemed to offer good value for money!

Now a word on pricing before I get to the review: The listed price is absolutely negotiable and you should ensure that you check at a few agents before booking the tour. We had a limited number of days and didn’t want to waste our day so decided to book with Rinny (they have kiosks all around Chaweng) and were offered THB 1400 and told that the agency was only making THB 50 so we decided to book. 5 minutes after booking, when we went to a large agency in the main market (I forget the name!) we were straight away offered the same tour for THB 1100 (that’s a loss of 600 for 2 people) When we went back to Rinny, we were told there was a 30% cancellation fee and decided to just stick with our booking and put the loss down as Thailand tax! Lesson learnt.

We were picked up in the afternoon in a big open to the elements safari truck and the drive to the cable ride station is about 45 mins – 1 hr. First stop was the cable rides. You’re kitted out with the equipment, the cables, a helmet and gloves, it’s a bit worn for wear but safe, though the gloves are extremely tattered. There isn’t any training other than one person who demonstrates how to stop (I didn’t get a word and had trouble braking every time!) and then you’re off. The cable ride itself on each cable is not very long but it’s an exhilarating experience nonetheless, albeit the issue with the breaking and there is always someone on the next platform to catch you and set you up for the next course. Because of the trouble we were all having with braking, after the second cable ride, the attendants told us not to brake and started to pull the cables before we got to the next platform to slow us down towards the end and that made it a whole lot easier. There’s also a long rope bridge high up between the trees to the last platform which was quite fun to go on! Overall, the cable rides were fun but don’t expect a “Go Ape” sort of experience.

We were then taken to the waterfall (it wasn’t rainy season so not very fast) and there were 4 large slides in the mountain which ended in natural pools. 2 extremely fast rides and 2 slower ones. All of them had a pretty high drop into the pool. With our tour, we could have unlimited goes on the slides. We decided to try the “slow” one first since the fast one was pretty intimidating and it definitely wasn’t slow, infact, it was very zippy and ended in a hard fall into the water. We were told by the attendant not to try the fast one as people had reported injuries previously and after the “slow” slide, we really weren’t willing to try the fast one. We had two rides on the slow slide but decided against any more as my husband hit himself hard on his second slide down due to the large drop. It was a fun experience but probably not the safest!

Food was surprisingly very good, 4 different chicken and vegetable dishes as well as fresh fruit to polish it off and we bought ice creams as a treat.

After this we were taken to the second waterfall where you could take a dip and then it was time to head back. On the way back, our driver stopped at a small street side shop with fruit lined up outside and said it was the fruit market and invited us to buy fruit. I guess they have a tie-up with the shop because it was most certainly not the fruit market but none of us wanted to buy any fruit anyway so we carried on without getting out. I think we crossed the actual fruit market about 5 minutes after the shop.

Overall, it was a fun day out in Koh Samui but don’t go with very high expectations! Our driver was a very nice guy who two of the boys on our tour sit on top of the truck and gave them quite a few jolts just for fun! Just make sure you check for the best prices before booking the tour.
Written May 15, 2014
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Len J
Ko Samui, Thailand45 contributions
Jan 2014 • Friends
Good Morning “Mr Ung”

Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Len Jones, from Canberra, Australia, I am currently staying in Koh Samui for a short holiday. I am well-known in Australia for my very broad fishing experiences, having fished around most of Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, Solomon Islands and other areas of the Southwest Pacific region.

My main path of fishing is to use local charter people – hoping their local knowledge will provide me with good fishing and this has mostly proven successful.

Unfortunately, in your case, I have experienced what I believe is the worst charter experience in my sport-fishing career.

Your Reels:
Your brochure and your web-site proudly display Shimano reels (I own a complete range of Stellas, Calcuttas and Tiagras plus Fin Nor reels). On board I was presented with a corroded old reel – certainly not Shimao, just rubbish. To line (not enough on the spool) would not even free-spool to the bottom as it was constanty catching on the corrosion. The bail-arm would not spring-return to it’s home position without being pushed over by hand.

Your Terminal Tackle:
Small stainless hooks – suitable only for catching bait greeted me on the end of frayed and scratched leaders – set up for bottom-fishing only. This told me straight away just what we were targeting – rubbish fish. The rest o the day proved my observations correct. The line on the reels was too old. Too worn and too short.

Your Bait:
Squid on ice – cut up at the beginning of the trip and hung in small bucket on the gunnel rails. Very good bait – for the first 2 hours then became putrid from cooking in the sun. Your skipper and deck-hand had the arrogance to allow themselves the privilege of fresh bait all day. We were given no more.

Trolling:
Once we had set off from the dock – what should have been about a 30 minute trip to what we perceived to be our fishing location turned into a one-and-half-hour trip as your deck-hand put out ONE trolling lure for himself. That eventuated in one less-than-impressive barracuda. Paying passengers were just left to sit and wonder just what was happening.

Fishing:
This consisted of your skipper anchoring in various random locations which, in my 60-plus years of fishing experience, showed no locating skills at all. On board with me was one other very experienced Australian fisherman who, without electronic help. Constantly observed signs of current flow and structure – places of fish concentration yet you skip was oblivious to these. Several times he anchored up on completely barren bottom and no baits were taken at all. Much time was wasted doing this. I am also surprised that – due to the availability and cost of electronic fish-finding and location equipment available that none exists aboard your boats.

The Catch:
I was horrified to see that EVERYTHING caught went into the holding tank – all of it tiny, immature fish. Everything I saw caught should have been released simply for the survival of the fishing area. Your policy on sustainability would be internationally condemned and would not surprise me if it was illegal even in Thailand. My photographic records will be forward to appropriate authorities for consideration.

Your “Shade”:
What shade? – The thin, worn-out shade-cloth would have been luck to stop 5% of the sun your paying passengers were exposed to. Due to what I consider to be heavy overcrowding for a fishing charter it was difficult for people on board to find any relief from the sun that your brochures falsely promise. Once again the arrogance of your crew was obvious. Having the shade of their wheel-house.

Your lunch:
The only redeeming factor for the whole day – quite good.

So there it is “Mr Ung” – 1 out of 8 for your so-called “Big Game Charter”.

I am not looking for my money back or another free charter, just simply telling you where you went wrong. I will, however, be making my observations known back to my fellow anglers in Australia who – like me – communicate at efficient levels through the modern wonder of internet.

I hope you take note of my comments and consider how you conduct your fishing business in the future.

Len Jones
Canberra Australia
Vk1nlj@netspace.net.au
Written April 12, 2014
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Dear Mr Jones I have read your review and had discussions with my crew who were present on the day of your tour, and I feel a response is necessary. Our intention is to provide our fishing guests with a fishing tour that is fun and representative of Thai culture. If you look at our website we will see that we do not misrepresent ourselves in any way. We state that the boat is a traditional Thai fishing boat, and we do not claim to have brand new fishing equipment and electronic fish finding equipment. When discussing your claims with my staff we searched the photographs taken on the day of your tour and what we found were photographs which seem to present a completely different story to that which you have written. The fact that the photos show you and other guests with quite impressive catches seem to mitigate any complaints about location skills of our crew/equipment suitability/bait. What mystifies us most is the look of enjoyment on faces of the passengers (including you). I will post the photos on this site which I am sure will speak for themselves. We find your complaint about your fishing rod quite peculiar as we have more than 14 rods on board and you could have asked for another. You could also have asked our crew for some different bait. We are confused that you are so forthright and aggressive in your review yet too shy to ask a Thai tour guide for another rod or piece of bait. Mr Jones we do take reviews seriously, however, we have been doing this business long enough to know that occasionally a person comes along who, for whatever personal reasons, is impossible to please or just takes delight in being aggressive and negative. Virtually all of our customers have been extremely satisfied with our fishing tour and we are confident that we provide a fun and professional fishing tour in a charming traditional Thai fishing boat. Mr Ung
Written June 14, 2014
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Fromvt2
Seattle, WA4 contributions
Nov 2014 • Solo
I am so horrified at this trip. The reviews I read were good and I don't know who in their right mind would think the way these animals were treated is ok. Elephants had goo coming out of their eyes. The monkey chained and watching a man use the collar to choke him if he didn't respond quick enough. Horrible. The poor cheetah had maybe a four radius he could walk. He was chained on the top of a cement block.
This wasn't what I thought at all. I am so upset the hotel suggested I spend my money and my time supporting this kind of treatment of animals.
Written November 19, 2014
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Chloe B
Hythe, UK53 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We had an enjoyable day out. We weren’t overwhelmed with info from our driver but got told more info at each of the stops. There was quite a lot packed in to the day for the money. The kids enjoyed riding on top of the jeep and the meal was nice. We didn’t really have long enough to do anything at the waterfall stop but you can only fit in so much within the time frame. All in all a good day out.
Written January 1, 2020
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MrUngSafari-Samui
Thank you for your great review of our tour. It was much appreciated. Kind Regards, Mr. Ung.
Written January 6, 2020
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niasaidon
3 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
We took the full day trip, its worth every single penny. Saw the most spectacular views from the viewpoints, enjoyed the fpur wheel drive ride, and had a great time with the animals at the safari too! Lost our underwater camera at the jungle slide's pool and our guide, Tom took the initiative to find it for us. The other guides were friendly too. It was surely the highlight of our trip in Samui
Written May 20, 2015
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filsell66
2 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
Having had great fishing experiences in Australia I was not expecting to much from this so called ' Big Game Fishing tour'. And with that in mind I was still bitterly disappointed. First we had 3 stops before we got on the boat to collect Oil,Lures and Bait. Finally got to the boat and the crew and the guide could speak minimal english. Out we went trolling 2 lines with the crew tending to the delapidated rods and reels. We went abut 2 km and then did a U turn in the bay..In came the lures and out went the anchor..now what should have happened was the guide and decky help the paying passenegers to FISH..Nope!! what they did was grab a rod and start fishing, the only thing done for you was each area was a cut up bucket of squid. The only hooks available were 1/0 for whiting etc. To top it all off they said lunch supplied???yep you catch your own lunch..they prepare the smallest fish you catch (if any) then give you a bowl of rice to boot. They then Keep what is left to either sell or take home to thier family. Mr UNG fishing is Rubbish but we had a couple of tours run by MrUnG that were OK. STAY AWAY FROM THIS FISHING TRIP.
Written December 9, 2014
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