About our Tours
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The Thailand Tours Center have been running tours in Thailand and S.E.Asia for many years. We have serviced thousands of customers and have a solid reputation for quality and reliability.(read our reviews) Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about our tours:
Question : WHY SHOULD WE TAKE A TOUR WITH YOU?
Answer : We have the best reputation for tours to the Tiger Temple,Floating Market and Elephant Camp. Click on the Testimonials above to see what people have to say about doing a tour with us. We believe we offer a 5 star service at a 3 star price. We have the best vehicles and the best guides. We have established a very good relationship with the Tiger Temple and guarantee our customers the best chance of a place on the early morning tour.
Question : I HAVE BEEN TOLD BY SOMEONE OUTSIDE MY HOTEL THAT THEY CAN TAKE ME TO THE TIGER TEMPLE BREAKFAST WITH THE MONKS FOR A FRACTION OF WHAT YOU ARE CHARGING..WHY IS THIS?
Answer : There are many touts that pray on unsuspecting tourists and tell them they will take them to the Tiger Temple for a fraction of the price quoted on our website. BE WARNED tourists have been taken to tiger temples that don't have any tigers! They may promise that you will get close to the tigers but then take you for the afternoon program which is open to all tourists. Please double check before you agree to go on one of these tours.
Question : DO I NEED TO RECONFIRM A BOOKING?
Answer : If you have pre-paid for a tour there is no need to reconfirm HOWEVER ALL CASH BOOKINGS MUST RECONFIRM AT LEAST THE DAY BEFORE THE TOUR OR WE WILL NOT SEND A VEHICLE TO PICK YOU UP.
Question : CAN I PAY CASH ON THE DAY OR DO I HAVE TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD?
Answer : You can pay cash on the day for most of our tours but the early morning tour at the Tiger Temple (TM) needs to be pre paid as places are limited and we have to book and commit to your places at the temple. It is the same with any tour where booking to feed the tiger cubs is included. If in doubt please contact us obviously preference is given on all tours to people who have pre-paid.
Question : I DONT UNDERSTAND THE PRICING HOW CAN I WORK OUT HOW MUCH A TOUR WILL COST?
Answer : The price per person will drop if there are more people on your tour. This is because we have to provide a vehicle, driver and guide wether there is one person or eleven people. So it becomes less expensive if there are more people. To price your tour click on the BOOKING NOW button at the bottom of each itinerary. Simply select the number of people, any extra options you want and it will automatically calculate the cost for you.
Question : I AM A SINGLE PERSON CAN I TAKE A TOUR?
Answer : YES. We take a lot of single people on our tours. There will be a driver and English speaking guide to accompany you throughout the day so its still a very enjoyable experience.
Question : CAN WE FINISH A TOUR EARLY OR DO WE HAVE TO FOLLOW THE ITINERARY?
Answer : All our tours are private tours so you have the flexibility to do as you please. You may finish a tour early or stay longer at places that interest you or you may wish chill out and have a beer by the river. Its entirely up to you, we are there to serve you on your tour.
Question : IS IT SAFE TO LEAVE OUR BELONGINGS IN THE CAR?
Answer : YES However we recommend that you keep valuables with you at all time as we are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings. If an item is lost (this is a very rare event) we will support you to make a full claim on your insurance and we recommend that visitors have adequate insurance cover.
Question : DO THE GUIDES SPEAK ENGLISH?
Answer : YES all our guides speak good English and are knowledgeable about the temple and all the local tourist attractions.
Question : CAN WE TAKE LOTS OF PICTURES AND VIDEOS AT THE TEMPLE.
Answer : YES there will be lots of opportunity to take pictures and videos of the tigers at the temple and you should make sure you have spare batteries for you camera and video equipment.
Question : WHAT CLOTHES SHOULD WE WARE AT THE TIGER TEMPLE?
Answer : For the early morning event we suggest that you do not ware any brightly coloured clothes as this may alert the tigers. We recommend covered shoes and not to ware white trousers if you are feeding the baby tiger cubs. They may put their muddy paws on you!
Question : HOW FAR IS THE TIGER TEMPLE FROM BANGKOK AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET THERE?
Answer : The Tiger Temple is located outside of Kanchanaburi which is approximately two hours drive from Bangkok. Add an extra hour from Pattaya.
Question : WHY IS THE EARLY MORNING TOUR TM (BREAKFAST WITH THE MONKS) SO EXPENSIVE?
Answer : The Tiger Temple has two programs a day. The early morning program is limited to just 12 persons per day. This is a rare chance to get really close to the Tigers and baby Tiger cubs. The temple charge 5,000 bht per person for this event and they will not give any discount to tour operators or travel agents. The entrance fee for the afternoon program is just 500 bht and this is why tours which visit the temple in the afternoon are significantly cheaper.
Question : WHAT'S INCLUDED ON A TOUR?
Answer : A vehicle and driver for the duration of your tour. A Pick up from your hotel anywhere in bangkok (Pattaya is extra). An English speaking guide. All entrance fees (except extra options listed on booking page). Lunch of thai food Return to your hotel in Bangkok.