Bangkok - Arun Wat Temple
Phang Nha Bay - Longtail Boat
Phi Phi Island
Chiang Mai - Wot Lok Molee
Koh Samui - Beachside Dining
When you are greeted with smiles and typical Thai hospitality, you will instantly feel welcomed. See and experience historical treasures and heritage. Taste the flavours and indulge in so many activities including elephant trekking in Chiang Mai, relaxing in Thailand’s many beach side towns including Phuket and Hua Hin and exploring the shoppers’ paradise Bangkok. Experience the beauty of Thailand’s beaches and islands that are amongst the best in the world. Trek to the mountains and see the local tribe villages and ancient ruins. With shopping, nature, adventures, tours, wellness spas, holistic treatments that touch your mind and soul, Thailand is full of wonders and destinations that will leave you wanting more.
Thailand enjoys a tropical climate with three distinct seasons: the summer season (March to May); the green season (June to September) when rain may fall; and the cool season (October to February). The average temperature is 28 degrees celsius, with the north typically cooler than the south at most times of the year.
Passport and Visas
Each person must carry a passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of arrival into Thailand. Australian passport holders do not require a Visa prior to arrival in Thailand for stays up to 30 days. Asia Escape Holidays highly recommends all travelers to check all visa requirements with the appropriate embassies or consulates before making travel arrangements. Alternatively, please ask your travel agent for more information.
English is understood in all the main tourist areas of Thailand. The national language is Thai.
Bottled water is available at local supermarkets and in your hotel. It is not recommended to drink tap water.
Bangkok - There are four express bus routes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport to Bangkok downtown. Airport express buses are available. In Bangkok you have several transportation options including ‘Samlors’ or tuk-tuk (negotiate your fare beforehand), ‘Metro’ or MRT - Trains leave every 3-5 minutes from Hua Lamphone. Skytrains or BTS service two routes which operate out of the Northeastern Bus Terminal-Onnut Route which passes the Sukhumit Rd and the National Stadium-Taksin Bridge Route which passes Silom Rd. Bangkok city buses and boat services are also available. Other areas throughout Thailand use taxis or tuk-tuks.
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Asia Escape Holidays advise you to talk to your doctor prior to departure about recommended vaccinations or medication that you may require. If ill in Thailand, please seek advice from the hotel you are staying at.
Currency and Money Changers
The local currency in Thailand is the Baht. Money can be changed at licensed money changers, banks or hotels. Credit cards are widely accepted in department stores, hotels and restaurants. Some form of identification will be required if cashing in travelers cheques.
Holidays and Special Days
There are a number of special days/holidays in Thailand, which are determined by the Buddhist lunar calendar and are therefore difficult to predict. There are up to 16 public holidays in Thailand. Surcharges may apply at hotels and for certain flights during these times. Check with your travel agent for public holiday updates.
Thailand’s voltage is 220-240 volts. The plugs are not standardised. There are up to three different types, some are two pinned, others three pinned. A universal plug adapter is recommended. They can be purchased prior to arriving in Thailand or they are available at larger department stores in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket.
Asia Escape Holidays strongly recommends insurance when travelling overseas. Please discuss your insurance options with your travel agent.
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