We did this tour on Saturday so Eric was able to take us to the Saturday market to see locals buying and selling everything from food, clothes and electronics to water buffalo and chickens and ducks. A great experience and well worth the early start!
Dokmai garden is extremely interesting with a large array of native species which Eric and has wife lovingly explain in as much detail as you require. They are experts who love everything around them and clearly demonstrate real in depth knowledge and understanding of their environment.
The food provided was also fabulous and we'd all have loved to have done the offered cooking class had more time been available. We enjoyed the walk through the local village and the final market visit on the way back topped off a wonderful day for us.
Thoroughly recommended it if you enjoy plants and Thai rural life.