We are booked in at the Hol Inn Patong for 16 nights on a stay pay deal 01 July. Therefore not wanting to split our stay we are going up to Khao Lak for one night (not checking out of room) to have a look around for a future longer visit and do the Elephant Bathing tours
I would like to do something like the Khaolak Vista Tours "Khao Lak in a day" maybe with them privately picked up from Patong - do the tours/elephants etc and then dropped off at Ramada Khao Lak for one night
Go home the next day via white sands or another beach type restaurant - have lunch and then back to Patong
The Khaolak Vista ' KL in a Day" is costing over $300AUD for a family of 4 and then if it is a private tour more again
My question is - is it worth that - or would I be best off hiring a driver for the day? I really want an informative tour guide - not just a driver
We have done the hiring of tuk tuks and drivers around Phuket before but would like a great guide to make it a "better" more informative experience
Also is the Elephant Bathing in a flowing river or just a man made 'lake' ? And is it safe in the water with children aged 8 and 11 yrs?
If I do a private tour what is worth doing - elephants, bamboo rafting, turtles (bit scared of monkeys jumping on the kids so not sure about temples)?
Lastly I could just book the Ramada and this tour when we arrive as it is low season? Doing the tour 2nd week of July
Sorry lots of questions .....