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review 20 Feb 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Having spent 2 weeks, in 4 separate locations in Thailand, it was all memorable and all locations were different. That was the purpose of booking a variety of areas. That said, we went to see wildlife and this criteria was mostly ticked and very memorable.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Each traveller will have a different perspective on their likes and dislikes. If we did this holiday again, the only thing we would change, is halving the amount of tips we left and avoiding Bangkok, as a hot, humid city wasn't really what we wanted, but felt that we should visit it for the experience. Never again!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I'd like to think that local people benefit from tourism and the money it brings in but there is also the extra impact on the environment from the amount of people, their vehicles, the extra water, air conditioning, the concrete to build the hotels etc etc. I was aware that areas of natural forest/jungle are cleared for a hotel and then palms planted for visual effect. These donít support wildlife as a natural environment would. That said, not everywhere was like that and who am I to say after sitting on 4 different airplanes in 2 weeks! We like to think we're 'doing our bit' but in reality a trip abroad would have to be a totally different and not so luxurious experience and there aren't many of us willing to make that sacrifice.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. Everything ran smoothly. The guides, staff, and locals were lovely. No complaints.

review 15 Jun 2010

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Volunteering locally at the orphanage..it was just an unforgettable experience, there are no words to describe it, you have to live it!! The kids are amazing and I will miss them so much!!! It was only a week however it was long enough to create a bond for all my life. I will surely come back with same new ideas for the orphanage. Secondly, If you want to know how Thai people live and their culture this is the way to go.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Wear long sleeves tops and long trousers to avoid moschito bites and sun burn :)

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Surely, staying at the volunteer center benefited the school.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent!!!

review 13 Apr 2008

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Visiting Chew Lorn Lake, swimming there, staying in the raft houses, and walking in the nearby forest.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Bring/buy insect repellent!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes, we had local guides and drivers. Use of electricity/water was minimal. Houses were built from renewable materials.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fantastic!

review 7 Aug 2007

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The Koh Sok National Park trip with the kayaking company was truly amazing. Climbed a waterfall, saw a wild baby elephant and heard the singing gibbons. Lived like the locals and ate plenty of wholesome Thai food. No frills but no illnesses either!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Nikki's advice was great - and we would recommend going for the hotels that were up-market and away from the crowds. A good contrast to the more basic living in the rainforest floating bungalows. Take loads of insect repellent.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes. I was very pleased to see how much our holiday spending money helped local economies. Eating out away from the hotels was incredibly cheap (often very tasty) and helped spread the wealth to the individual villagers rather than big multi-nationals. Tsunami -hit areas seemed very pleased to see us as they need the tourists to keep coming.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A really brilliant experience, with so much variety. Being met and transported between all our different activities and venues took a lot of stress out of our travelling plans and all connections etc went smoothly. We can't thank Nikki enough for all her arrangements as we were a group of 12 (2 families). Everything lived up to our expectations and much more.

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