This was a great time, in spite of how my story may seem, my buddies and I did the 2 hour tour on 29 August 2013, and we had a great time, that is up until I crashed my ATV, now let me add, and this is very important; the crash was all my fault, nothing to do with an equipment problem, or bad terrain, it was simply testosterone gone wild, I was hot dogging it, plain and simple.
We were pretty much at the end of the tour, which really did take you through and around some incredibly beautiful scenery, including a very nice spot where you take a break at the halfway point, anyway, back to the crash, towards the end of the tour I took a turn too fast and flipped my ATV, now let me tell you; I was in a lot of pain, unbeknownst to me at the time was that I had broken my arm, again, please remember this was all my fault, if you don't act like an idiot you will not break anything more than a smile. So as I was saying, I was in a lot of pain, the guide gave me his bike and he rode my damaged one back, and in spite of having a broken arm and bruised ego and ribs, not to mention road rash, all I could think about on the ride back was: how much is this going to cost me, because we've all heard the nightmare stories of tourist being held basically hostage until they pay outrageous damage fees, well not here. And in spite of being admonished by the guide to take it easy, that this was not a race, and that if we damaged the bike all parts had to be imported and were very expensive, when we got back the manager told me not to worry, and she proceeded to clean my wounds, and then she explained to me that the parts that were damaged could be repaired and others modified from parts available locally, and proceeded to charge me less than USD$30.00, and no, there are no 0's missing or misplaced decimal point, they charged less than thirty US dollars, it seemed like she used more than that from their first aid kit.
The next time I am in Pattaya I will take this tour again, I hope you will too, think about it, I crashed and I am still looking forward to doing it again, imagine how great a time you will have if you don't act like an idiot the way I did!