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Thailand dec 2012/2013

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1. Posted by umang (Budding Member, 4 posts) 3 Aug '12 02:33

hey guys,

i'm planning a trip to thailand with a couple of friends during the new years from the 26th of dec to the 5th of jan :) . Trying to come up with an itinerary which wld fit . Came up with 2 plans .

Plan A :

26th dec--Bangkok
bangkok to koh samui by bus/train
27th dec - Koh samui -
28th dec - koh phangan (full moon)
29th dec - Back to Koh samui
30th dec - Koh Samui
30th dec - Leave for Koh phi phi
31st dec - Celebrate New years eve at phi phi
1st,2nd jan - phi phi/ko tao/ko lanta
3rd jan - leave for bangkok
4th jan - bangkok
5th jan - fly back

===== OR=====

Plan B :

26th dec--Bangkok
bangkok to koh phi phi by bus/train
27th dec - Koh phi phi
28th dec - koh phi phi/lanta/tao
29th dec - koh phi phi/lanta/tao
30th dec -leave for Koh samui
30th dec - Relax in Koh samui
31st dec - Celebrate New years eve at Koh Phangan(Full Moon)
1st,2nd jan - Koh samui
3rd jan - leave for bangkok
4th jan - bangkok
5th jan - fly back

I'm not sure if this is the way to go .

Basically is it koh phi phi or koh phangan(full moon) for new years eve.. hmmm...

Any suggestions/advice from neone travelling during the same time or done a new years in thailand before would be great!!!

Its a short rushed trip so gotta make it worthwhile!!

Thanks!!

2. Posted by joseph2012 (Inactive, 16 posts) 3 Aug '12 03:14

From my point of view, I thing plan A is the best. I had visited Thailand last year with my family and almost done same things which you had mentioned in your Plan A

3. Posted by umang (Budding Member, 4 posts) 3 Aug '12 03:52

thanks joseph.. yea even i felt the first one is better.. but im not sure how koh phi phi is gonna be during NYE as in celebrationwise.. the full moon seems to be a much more concrete setting on the 31st... still figuring it out..

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru, 1295 posts) 3 Aug '12 11:22

Too many different beach areas. All of Thailand has summer like weather not just beach areas.

If you are flying in from a long distance (like UK, Oz, US or Europe) stay longer to take advantage of an expensive plane ticket. Flying in from nearby - up to you! Because you can always return.

December - January is the most expensive time of the year for hotels in Thailand.

Next time schedule some time to see northern Thailand, places like Chiang Mai and around that area. My opinion, this is more like the "real" Thailand than just beach areas.

Have fun.

5. Posted by Katiesjm (Budding Member, 17 posts) 3 Aug '12 13:26

Hey, I'm also in Thailand for new year and planning on going to the islands. I haven't booked anything yet but have found most places offer minimum stays ie 7 days. I'm no expert but that's just what I have found :) might see ya out there!

6. Posted by umang (Budding Member, 4 posts) 6 Aug '12 08:41

wasssup guys!

@karazyal : yea I realize its a short trip :( this is one of those trips where we sit with our buddies having a glass of beer and decide that this new years we have to do something different but never pans out!

But this time(for the first time) we ended up booking the flight tickets so yea its happening! :D

So the idea of this trip is to celebrate the new years!

Yeah the next time I'll schedule to check out thailand , cambodia , vietnam for a longer period and cover more ground. thanks! :)

So which plan do u think is better ?? or anything else that comes to mind during that time of the year?

@katiesjm : oh great! yea we might :) even I have to book hotels haven't done that as yet and I dont wanna risk going there and booking it!

Trying to plan the trip before i do though.

How many days are you planning your trip in thailand?

7. Posted by Katiesjm (Budding Member, 17 posts) 6 Aug '12 13:40

I'm in Thailand from 5th nov to 7th January and haven't planned anything apart from wanting to to Koh samui for new years as I have a friend coming to meet me for that week. Other than that I'm not planning anything and will just go wit the flow
Katie

8. Posted by umang (Budding Member, 4 posts) 9 Aug '12 23:58

:) awesome! long trip! we could possibly catch up during that time. would be good to meet up a few travellers. pm your email id or facebook

Anyone with suggestions for hotels to stay in koh samui/Koh phi phi

9. Posted by farook (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 21 Aug '12 05:03

hey im planning with friends for new year from 27 dec to 1st jan in koh samai and from there 1st to 6th jan in phuket. i need direct flight from koh samai to phuket need help n advice...........

10. Posted by Azrak88 (Budding Member, 3 posts) 28 Dec '12 18:03

Hey all, I have tried to book in Phi Phi but everything is booked for NYE. I am in Koh Lanta which I hear has some great parties on Long Beach. Let me know if any of you are coming out this way. Cheers!