Post # 1
I am trying to book our honeymoon and I am getting so overwhelmed by all of the tour options. I do not want to commit us to a full package, as it might become too much of a packed schedule for us. Also, I like some tours from one package, and other tours from another. My question is, is it possible to book individual trip while in Thailand or is it not reccomended? Also, which island would you reccomend for relaxing, swimming,eating, and some nightlife? I am thinking of starting out in bangkok, then traveling to chiang ming, and then somewhere south.
Post # 3
I just got back fom bangkok, what an expierence! I was working so I dnightlife much sightseeing. I stayed right off of Khao San rd (backpackers trail of the world). Super fun, but I found one parts very dirty. I did get daily massages or $5 though, you can’t beat that. There are so many parts of Bangkok, if you want luxury the state tower is amazing, but if you want culture, nightlife, at least stat on Khao San rd a few nights. You can find videos on YouTube of Khao San Rd. from talking to other travelers while I was there, Laos was reccomended to be amazing, very relaing and beautiful.
Post # 4
Book here before you go. There are lots of people offering all kinds of insane things when you get there and it can be tough to navigate.
Post # 5
I was born in Thailand! That’s so exciting! I’ve never actually traveled there, but I would personally just go with the full package. I feel like I would be too overwhelmed trying to figure out things to do on my own. I agree with Amy, Laos is a beatiful neigboring country. Go visit if you can!
Post # 6
It depends on you style. I never book anything before I go it is always much cheaper once you actually get there. But if you will stress out about it, then book before you go.
Talking to other travellers also sometimes lets you know about things that are off the beaten path. I would get a lonely planet and use that to decide what you want to do.
I agree with the other poster that massages and spa services are a must! So cheap and amanzing.
Post # 7
You can book in Thailand, thereare all kinds of places to do this. Usually they charge a small fee, $10 or so. They will all have picture books and time frames and all of that…
Post # 8
@andielovesj: I just ordered several travel guides yesterday. LOL
Post # 9
I really did not enjoy Bangkok, so I hope you have a better experience. Every time I’ve been to Thailand, I just booked flights and accomodation in advance, and booked other tours when I got there. The hotels have great options from different operators and you pay less when you are there. Koh Phangan is where the partying happens, Patong in Phuket is dirty and crowded, but there are a few nicer spots in Phuket. Phi Phi Don is a nice island, but just look at hotels on tripadvisor.com before you book so that you get a nice beach. A lot of the beaches on Phi Phi were ruined after the tsunami. Enjoy your trip! Thailand is magical.
Post # 10
@allihappy: THank you. That’s what I thought. I might hold off on booking the tours till I get there.