Hi what would I be looking at paying from holiday inn to Phuket zoo and return traveling by tuk tuk
Hi,I think it would be cheaper and more comfortable hiring a driver with a air con-car.Not quiet sure of a price but you would get a 1/2 day tour or full day tour with the zoo included.Hope this helps plenty of well respected drivers on the forum.We found a great driver Bundy who works out of the car park at the beach across the road from the Patong Merlin.
Went last year from Patong Beach Hotel to the zoo in a Tuk Tuk, cost was 400 baht return trip, the driver was ready waiting at the alloted time. Was a hot day so just took a bottle of water, not too uncomfortable and better for taking photos than a car.
dont forget to factor in , the enterance fee to the zoo , its "farang price"
not thai price
youll also see animals in cages that are far too small tigers ect
this can be upsetting for some folk
when i went there there was a myna bird that was trapped inside a small cage with no door , it talked in thai
if i had a pair of wire cutters i def would have let it loose i imagined that thai,s loved all animals , being bhuddists , this is a myth as far as im concerned
the zoo is no longer on my list of things to do
it was the first and the last time ill ever go thereEdited: 12 December 2010, 07:49
I would take a driver for the day, might even be cheaper than a round trip tuk tuk to the zoo. Is a lot more safe and you get air con, if you want to take some photo just ask the driver to pull over for a minute......
Hi We hired a driver for the day for 2000 baht , we went everywhere from 9am till 630 pm we didnt go to the zoo as we did not wish to see captive animals instead we saw the wildlife in the wild with out knowledgable driver , we saw beautiful fish baby elephant sea eagles iguanas and even monkey , none were in cages so it was a beautiful experiance , Ide also like to give a mention to the Orchid farm it was breathtakingly beautiful
I would go for the thing "Kizz27" mention, and i'm sure you can get a driver even cheaper than 2000 THB. There are many beautiful thing to see, Big Buddha, Wat Chalong or Phromthep Cape that are free of charge. And there are places where you can see wild monkeys as well. Forget about the zoo, it's pretty expensive as well. Hire a driver a day instead......
Fumes from tuk tuks/other vehicles will make you sick if you're travelling for a long period of time. Get an air con taxi. Tuk tuks are just a novelty - just use them to get around the local area when you can't be bothered walking. And I agree with Kizz27, who wants to see animals locked in cages? By visiting the zoo you are justifying it.Edited: 14 December 2010, 12:15
Whilst I agree a van or car with air conditioning is more comfy I prefer the atmosphere and experience of seeing the Islan in a tuk tuk. It's just so much fun & I think you see more. The open air gives you enough breeze its not hot. We did a day tour with 6 of us all crammed in 3 on each side sure we weren't the comfiest but boy were we happy :D don't ask how much we paid or who we used tho... I can't remember!
Why don't you hire a car for the day or longer, go where you want to, stay as long as you like. I always hire one never had a problem.
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