Not being someone who plans things took a leap and decided I wanted to do this. I had a group of 7 from the age of 10+
It was an hour and 30mins from patong
But the bus was pretty much brand new very comfortable and we just slept as it was an early start.
First we went to the thai naval base where they look after the turtle conservation... you see different stages of life in these turtles before they are released
Also there was the tsunami memorial which showed what was left of a submarine. ..
Then went off to bamboo rafting which I enjoyed as it was very relaxing then followed by a thai lunch which wad beautiful. ..
Then came the elephant treckking, this was an utterly amazing experience
As we had 7 we had one group of 3 and I got to sit on his head for the trip
Once we reached the water the guides thought they have some fun with them and got them to spray me with the water I was completely soaking wet after but it was so much fun
Then had the opportunity to have photos with the elephants lifting you up
They will take plently of photos on your personal camera for you along the way but they do at the end get pushy and demand a tip
After we visited the mini zoo
They seemed to be taken care of a lot more then phuket zoo but its still not a great environment makes you appreciate what you have at home
All in all it was a well organised tour that was relaxed and pretty much ran at our own pace
Big day but worth doing
The monkey temple on the way home was simplicity
You hand feed these wild monkeys
Our driver tommy was great and pur guide charlie was good entertainment
He explained a lot and gave us a good laugh but knew when to be quiet
MUST DO TOUR!!
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