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    Tiger Temple Tour Bangkok

    Has anyone done any of these tours, are they good value for money or should I talk regular Taxi driver in Bangkok for a day out - TIGERS at TIGER Temple Tours Thailand Tiger Temple Floating Market Death Railway Hellfire Pass
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    I have never done it but heard it was worth the look... I found that it was cheaper to get a driver and get there yourself rather than take a tour, and a tour your normally packed into a minibus with a heap of other tourists!

    I have a number for a good driver in BKK if you want...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivo View Post
    Has anyone done any of these tours, are they good value for money or should I talk regular Taxi driver in Bangkok for a day out - TIGERS at TIGER Temple Tours Thailand Tiger Temple Floating Market Death Railway Hellfire Pass
    It would be a very long day doing all four. I think floating market is south west, and Bridge and Hellfire pass are north west. not sure about the Tiger temple.

    The bridge, museum and cemetary are all close to each other. I had a guide, but he was not with me in the museum. Not sure you really need a guide as the museum is very informative. Hellfire Pass is about an hour and half from memory on the train. Certainly worth the visit for an Aussie.

    Floating market was also interesting as I haven't seen anything similar in other countries i have visited.
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    Depends which market the trip includes, as there are others apart from Damnoen Saduak, some of which are more authentic and less "touristy". The Tiger Temple is in Kanchanaburi province, and as such is easily "do-able" in the same day as a trip to River Kwai (a western mispronunciation of the Thai name) and the war cemetery etc.

    The Tiger temple is very controversial and maybe you would like to do some internet research before your trip. (although when I visited I enjoyed it tremendously and saw no evidence of anything untoward and even had an opportunity to chat with the Abbot)

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    Rivo, the prices seem really high to me. Take at look at this site, if you wanted to book a private tour ahead of time. Bangkok Tour with Tong Tong is also the #1 rated Tour Organizer for Bangkok listed on Tripadvisor (which if you haven't already caught on, I swear by 555). She has helped set up a couple of tours for me in and around Bangkok, and altho I am not doing the Tiger Temple on this trip, she is who I would choose. Price wise, she charges a flat rate per day for the guide with car/driver, and she will not charge "per person" for a private tour. To illustrate the price difference, Nui and I will be doing a private tour to Ayutthaya, with pick up at the hotel in an air conditioned vehicle. Full day tour Ayutthaya, with drop off at the airport that evening as we fly out to Chiang Mai that same day. Total price ... 4,130 baht.

    Here is the tour details she sent ....

    Ayutthaya tour ;
    - Bang Pa In Palace. (100 baht/pax)
    - Wat Pananchoeng. (20 baht/pax)
    - Wat Yai Chai Mong Kol. (20 baht/pax)
    - Wat Mahathat. (50 baht/pax)
    - Wat Phrasrisanphet. (50 baht/pax)
    - Wat Na Prameru. (20 baht/pax)
    - Wat Chaiwattanaram. (50 baht/pax)

    Guide fee, private car, gasoline, toll fees = 4,130 baht for 10 hrs.
    Lunch is at your own expense.

    Just looking at the link you posted, the prices are "per person" and seem to be extraordinarily high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatongBeachBoy View Post
    I have never done it but heard it was worth the look... I found that it was cheaper to get a driver and get there yourself rather than take a tour, and a tour your normally packed into a minibus with a heap of other tourists!

    I have a number for a good driver in BKK if you want...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jontymate View Post
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