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“A tourist trap be aware”

Phuket ATV Adventure
Ranked #257 of 475 Tours in Phuket
Reviewed 30 December 2013

The so called 2 persons buggies are very small and can not accommodate full size person unless was born as flexible as barbie. So, the next option is a real size buggy, which is what one expect to get. However, this comes with imaginary cost... a one hour ride will cost 5000 bht, for a rider and a passenger. For 2 cars, which is a normal 4 people family size, be ready to spend 10000 bht, which is over 300 usd. Just to understand, it is more than renting a 2 engines speed boat for the all day... what really makes is a tourist trap is the fact that they charge per head and not per car. Just imagine when renting a car with Avis, and the charges are per head...nevertheless, if u buy a package deal, with a tour agency, for all sort of activities, the travel agent is charged 1000 bht per car...which is 1/5 of the rip off price they scam poor tourists... votes with your legs, lets them eat their buggies and see how fast they come to their senses.

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

This was a great family experience. We chose the 2hr package with a visit to Big Buddha.
Our guides were helpful and explained the operation of the bikes and brakes well.
We travelled in the monsoon season of early October, the dirt tracks weren't muddy or slippery and there was no problem travelling in the jungle. Our guide was very informative and spoke English well at the Big Buddha giving us an indepth insight into this great monument.
Really enjoyed this activity, fun for all.

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Reviewed 6 September 2013

This is a must do when in Phuket. My friend and I opted to go on the buggies and boy where they fun, Trying to negotiate the tracks is an adventure. We had a guide leading us and a guide at the rear, just in case you came to grief.The one hour ride leads through beautiful mountain tracks and a short stop at the Big Buddha at the top of the mountain. If your after a bit of an adventure than have a go. You won't regret it.

1  Thank Mario M
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Reviewed 14 June 2013 via mobile

Awesome is an understatement! Totally worth the 2200 bht for 2 hour ride. I plan to go again before our holiday ends. Great friendly staff, only to happy to help. Keep your wits about you, as if your a bit over confident you may come unstuck! Totally recommended. Great way to see the big Buddha also.

2  Thank 38T
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

Very good course and guide. Passing by a few elephants were awesome and scary. The course has all what to expect of ATV ride, bumps, uphill and downhill slopes, all kinds of cornering and best of all you might even need to swerve from hitting a huge heap of elephant dung!

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