TakeMeTour is a new start-up from Thailand, that gives the tourists the possibility to participate at different kind of tours, organized by local people. Which other better chance will you have to know the real life of a place than with a native as your personal guide?
Even if we considered it a little overpriced and with some lack of previous organization, probably due to the fact that was the first time for our guide. Still, we found the activities proposed by the local expert, Tanya, interesting and surely out of the usual touristic path.
Moreover if you have some specific sights that you would like see or any activity you would want to do as cycling, cooking, etc, just try to ask to your guide if it’s somehow possible to add it to the tour. Surely they will try their best to satisfy your request.
For example, we really wanted to see the floating market, so we asked our guide and she added it in the morning before getting to her village. And even if it was a little overcrowded, definitely it was worth the visit. It was really nice also to explore the market on a boat. Having the chance to try some local fruits and sweets, on advice of our guide. And even better when in one of the stops, we could see also the manufacturing of coconut sugar, surely interesting and tasty when they let you try it.
Between all the activities that Tanya proposed us, the one that caught more our attention and we liked a lot, was the Puppet Show Museum. Even though in the end we didn’t see the live show, it was interesting reading and knowing about this ancient traditional form of art.
One of the best things of the tour was the lunch time. We had it in a little restaurant in Photharam, the little village that we were visiting. The owners of the place were so nice and the food and drinks that we had were really yummy.
From our point of view, besides thinking that few details may need some adjustments, moving around with local transportation, eating local food and walking through the local market of a the little and unexplored town, was really a nice experience.