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1. Posted by bennnn (Inactive 93 posts) 8y

Hi all,

I'm going to be in Thailand in early August, and i thought of taking it easy and maybe book a tour.. Do you have any recommendations on companies or groups?
Thanks heaps!

2. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 8y

Travel by yourself might be easier than going with tour group... You will explore and see more things which you wont see if you go by group tour...

3. Posted by bulldogtwo (Budding Member 31 posts) 8y

Couldn't agree more with opospa. It is so much better doing it yourself, especially in Thailand. There is so much info out there on the web that you can design and plan your own trip with ease. When you get to Thailand should you decide that you want to get a guided tour to a specific place you can always do that.
The only words of caution that I would give you on doing it yourself is that you have to allow enough time to get from place to place and try not to see too much in the amount of time that you have for your holiday. People try to cram too much into one day, day after day and they find that they didn't relax and enjoy themselves. Take your time and enjoy the culture, which is very laid back and relaxed for the most part. At the most 3-4 days in Bangkok to see the Grand Palace, Emerald Bhudda, China Town maybe, Temple of the Dawn, etc, and then get out of Bangkok to the beach or Chiang Mai where it's much more relaxed.
The National Parks are beautiful and great, and you won't have to beat the crowds of people, you'll find that it's practically deserted. The beaches are great too.
Enjoy and have fun

4. Posted by bennnn (Inactive 93 posts) 8y

hey thanks for some locations ideas bulldogtwo. I think i'll decide when i get there, and maybe sign up to any one-day-tours if they look appealing

5. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1734 posts) 8y

Quoting bennnn

hey thanks for some locations ideas bulldogtwo. I think i'll decide when i get there, and maybe sign up to any one-day-tours if they look appealing

Some things you can do on your own in Thailand and there are places you might want to go as part of a small tour group. In Bankok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Phuket travel agencies act as tour brokers. For a tour or just to check prices and get information, find the nearest travel agency to your hotel and check out their menu selection of tours. Often you can sign up for a tour the day before and leave the following morning. Or, sometimes you can find an evening tour or dinner cruise in the morning and go on it that same day.

The tour companies will pick you up at your hotel and return you there at the end of the tour. When you do go on a tour or by yourself take some TP and wetwipes with you in your walk-around bag. Some places you stop at may not have TP or a way to wash your hands.

The links below are for general information on some popular things to see, not an endorsement of these tour companies. I like the Bridge on the River Kwai tour, there are single day tours and overnight tours. Tours you get in Thailand will be cheaper than those you can get over the internet when you are still back home.

Have a nice trip.

6. Posted by gandk (Full Member 100 posts) 8y

hi there yea definalty easy as pie to travel round thialand so do it your self without a doubt, when you get there you will find loads of one day tours to see the sights and meet people like bridge over the river qui etc so have fun. booking train and bus tickets is a piece of piss just remeber never buy a combo ticket (train - bus - boat) thay are alway 100% of the time a trip off and when you get there the bus / boat has left and youhave to buy another ticket.

7. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 8y

If you can afford it. Go for the tours!

8. Posted by bennnn (Inactive 93 posts) 8y

thanks for the info guys! I'll plan a route of my own, and might sign up on day trips if i'm bored or been recommended by other travellers.

thanks again!