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Reviewed July 21, 2018

From booking to my thousand questions via WhatsApp (thanks, Joy!) to pick up at the airport to our first tour on day 1 with Geng at the Floating and Railroad Markets to our second tour on day 2 (my birthday) temple hopping with Mr. Swai (with his tie) to drop-off at the airport to the fabulous video--Explorenique is the perfect package to help you plan an amazing day, or days, in Bangkok and beyond. They are so kind, knowledgeable, professional and fun. They really listen to what you want and cater your day to make it unforgettable. You will be able to maximize both your time and your Baht while creating priceless memories (that may make it to your video later on...)

Joy is such a "joy" to work with in the planning stages. She was great with helping us to coordinate our airline schedules, plan tour days and gave us suggestions that helped us create an outline for what we wanted to see. When email was not working, we worked around our 12 hour time difference across continents and communicated via WhatsApp. She is A+++. Thanks, Joy! You are a treasure.

Next team member is our driver extraordinaire, Mr. Krit, who picked us up in a fabulous oversized Toyota minibus with refreshing ice cold water, three rows of comfy leather seats, lots of luggage room and A/C which was great in the sweltering heat. We felt so safe as he literally took us all over Bangkok and beyond from airport to hotel to markets and temples and stopped as needed for breaks. I have never seen so many 7-Elevens in my life. Thanks, Mr. Krit.

Geng also met us at the airport to make sure that everything was well orchestrated. The next morning, he met us bright and early to take us on the most amazing day. Our tour was so diverse going from the Maeklong Railway Market to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market to the Bang Kung Temple hidden in the trees to a floating restaurant to a mall with over 1300 stores. We travelled through banana and coconut fields, saw salt extraction ponds and were given an amazing lesson in Thai history, culture and culinary flavors. Loved trying the little treats like fresh pomelos from a cute vendor on a boat to sticky rice desserts at the floating market that Geng treated us to throughout the day. He is so thoughtful, funny, considerate and warm. He even mapped our journey via BTS from the Mall to our hotel step by step to make sure that we got back safely after shopping.

The next morning, but not quite so early, we met Mr. Swai...in his tie. Such a sweet guide who really immersed us in the religious meaning behind the Wats that we visited. Loved how he navigated the river using express boats and local ferries, but also how we used the local busses and crisscrossed through neighborhoods and levees to see more local and intimate sites. Interesting to see not only the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo, Wat Pho and Wat Arun, but also Queen Sirikit's Museum of Textles and the amazing Wat Kalayanamit Varamahavihara that we would not have seen without Mr. Swai. He also introduced us to restaurant led by a chef that worked at the palace. Check out Mae Yui River Café near the Yodpiman Flower Market in the River Walk. Plus, he told us jokes and puns all day that kept our family entertained!!

Geng, Joy, Mr. Swai and Mr. Kit have really created the PERFECT team to make your trip to Bangkok the BEST day ever. Thanks for a great trip to Bangkok!

Hint: If you still need more info, read my details on each attraction.


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Date of experience: July 2018
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Macro P, Chief of Custom Service Experience at Explorenique, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Hi hrs314,

On behalf of the team, I would like to express our appreciation extended to you and your family for this womderful descriptive review about our custom tour service.

It was our pleasure to assist you with the planning and be a part of your Bangkok memory. We all truly enjoyed showing you and your family our lovely homecountry.

We understand that travelling to a foreign country to get the best travel experience requires extensive research and time consuming. As a result, we are here to solve these problems,
and saving your time, so you can spend more time on something else and less worried about your planning process. Thus, we are so pleased to answer all your questions and help you get all those experiences you are looking for.

In conclusion, it was our honor for the team members to serve your delegation in planning this memorable trip of yours.

Explorenique Team

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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

My guide was Geng, from the start he was friendly and very helpful with planning the itinerary. He truly went above and beyond in showing me around the attractions especially taking all the pictures He is passionate about the history and gave a good insight into Thai kingdoms and culture. I had a lot of questions which he answered pretty well.
I would recommend him 10/10. I saw most of the major Bangkok attractions in about 9 hours. I had a lot of fun with transport and planning being taken care of amazingly. I was very happy with my customized tour and guide!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 991akankshas
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Macro P, Chief of Custom Service Experience at Explorenique, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Hi Akanksha S,

We are delightful to learn that you enjoyed your custom tour experience that went beyond your expectation with Guide Geng and his photography skill. We will pass your lovely review on to Guide Geng.

Once again, your review is highly appreciated.

Explorenique Team and Guide Geng.

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

We’re just wrapping up our 2 days in Bangkok. Visiting with two kids, 10 and 6, we wanted to hit all the highlights of Bangkok and ensure that the kids wouldn’t be too exhausted or bored. After a lot of emails and inquiries to other tour companies, the personal responses and detailed information put Explorenique in the top running. Mr. Geng was very prompt in responding and best of all, made a lot of suggestions to our itinerary to give us a more "local" experience. As scheduled, we were picked up in our hotel and whisked away in a decked out a/c van to our first destination - Wat Pho. I'll skip the itinerary details, but the Mr. Geng who accompanied us on the tour was absolutely fantastic. He provided us and the kids with relevant historic details of every site we visited, was able to add fun riddles and facts to keep the kids attention, picked out the best photo spots (away from Instagram-crazy tourist must-dos). The best part was walking with him through all the local food markets. He figured we're an adventurous family so he took the kids by the hand and spoiled them by buying them lots of interesting local treats from the food stalls, both sweet and savory. The girls loved it!! Being very much in tune with the kids' mood - Mr. Geng planned the trip very well indeed, allowing for ample water/food/restroom breaks, treating the kids to tuk-tuk rides, feeding the fish in Bangkok canals and of course spotting for monitor lizards - we saw 3 including a dead one in the water (a highlight for my 6-year old). The second day we drove outside of Bangkok to hit the train market, floating markets and the fishermen village where we took a boat to feed the mangrove forest-dwelling monkeys. Long story short - the whole day was a lot of fun for everyone. Mr. Geng was an incredibly engaged tour guide and we spent the whole drive discussing Thai history. I would absolutely recommend Explorenique to anyone visiting Bangkok, not just with family. Mr. Geng is truly an exceptional guide with incredible patience, attention to detail and lots of relevant knowledge.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Macro P, Chief of Customer Service Experience at Explorenique, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Dear Caesar S,

We highly appreciate your detailed review regarding your positive experiences with us starting from the planning to the tour execution stages.

It was so pleasing for us to learn that we were selected as your tour operator after your selection process. The prompt reply, personal responses and detailed information are always given to all the tours we have arranged.

Seeing you and the lovely kids had great experiences on the tours with Mr. Geng and your custom itineraries is our business mission. Customer experience is one of the core focuses of the company.

Lastly, once again thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation of the company you will be giving to others.

Warm Regards,

Explorenique Team and Guide Geng

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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Very professional and knowledgeable. A delight and pleasure to be with and highly recommend his service. Thank you.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank DPC1970
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Macro P, Chief of Customer Service Experience at Explorenique, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Dear DPC1970,

Thank you so much for your concise review about our professional and knowledgeable guiding service. It was a pleasure to be a part of your Bangkok memory.

Warm Regards,

Explorenique Team

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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Our tour was excellent. Explorenique was attentive to our needs, concerns interests and time constraints related to our stay in Bangkok.
Geng, our guide, was phenomenal. His knowledge coupled with his patience and excellent english made our experience personable and unique.
Exporenique and Geng have our highest recommendation.
We will use them again.

Thank Jose M
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Macro P, Chief of Customer Service Experience at Explorenique, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Dear JMZ123,

We highly appreciated your review on your FANTASTIC custom tour experience with us and Mr. Geng, your guide and highest recommendation you are giving us. We will be very pleased to have another opportunity to host you once again.

Kindest Regards,

Explorenique Team and Guide Geng.

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