Thailand Motor Bike Tour Itinerary
Phuket – Khao Sok – Koh Samui – Krabi – Phuket (Ref:BIA)
Thailand (South) Motor Bike Tour Overview
Duration: 7 days ex Phuket
Departs: Saturdays – other days on request
Highlights: Ride one of our most popular tours to discover the beautiful beaches of Southern Thailand. From Phuket to Koh Samui and on to Krabi, experience pristine waters and golden sands. Enjoy the wilds of Khao Sok National Park, the nightlife hot spots of Phuket or marvel at the limestone formations at Phang Na. A truly memorable motorbike ride!!
Tour Type: Adventurous – Gear carried with rider
*Kawasaki 650cc Motorbikes
* 2 Dinners 6 Breakfasts
* All touring and siteseeing
* Professional English speaking guide
* 24 hr mechanical support
* Accommodation in Superior standard hotels
(single share available on request)
Day 1: PHUKET
Arrive at Phuket International Airport where you will be met and transferred to our starting hotel at Hai Harn. Hai Harn is located on the southern tip of Phuket about 1 hour drive from the airport. Considered by many to be the best beach in Phuket, Hai Harn has a welcoming village atmosphere with an excellent choice of bars and restaurants. This evening enjoy a welcoming dinner with fellow riders
Day 2: PHUKET TO KHAO SOK
Today we ride north to Khao Sok, one of Thailands largest national parks. Upon leaving Phuket Island we will hug the coast on some little known and used roads, very quiet and excellent for motorbikes. Accommodation is in secluded bungalows on the edge of the park with stunning forest scenary. You will have time to go rafting, kayaking or perhaps an elephant ride. Or simply relax in a wonderful tranquil atmosphere
Day 3 – 4: KHAO SOK TO KOH SAMUI
Leaving Khao Sok we head east, passing many rural and village landscapes. The road is quiet and well sealed up to the approach to Surat Thani, one of Thailand major cities. We make our way through the city to the wharf. A 2 hour ferry ride (with the bikes) and we arrive at Koh Samui. Fine beaches and a pulsating nightlife make Koh Samui a highlight of the trip. Accommodation is provided here for 2 nights
Day 5: KOH SAMUI TO KRABI
Dust off any hangovers and back to the ferry for the 2-hour trip to Surat Thani. Once again through the city for another glorious ride through Thailands remarkable countryside. Krabi is becoming the alternate to Phuket though a little more laid back and has a very welcoming feel.
Day 6: KRABI TO PHUKET
Early start at 9.00am for our return to Phuket. We stop en route at the majestic Phang Na Bay for a trip on a long tail boat around the many islands and limestone rock formations including James Bond Island. Lunch is at a floating restaurant before the last ride to Phuket. Share all your riding stories at our farewell dinner party this evening
Day 7: DEPARTURE
Check out after breakfast, enjoy a visit to magnificent Palace of Bao Dai King.
Your trip concludes this morning. After saying farewell to new found friends, you are free to continue with your journey throughout Thailand
TOUR COST – based on exchange rate of Aus $ 1.50 to £ – subject to actual at date of payment.
Cost per person on twin occupancy basis as per itinerary
3 Star Hotels
Per Person Australian Dollars – A$1015 – PlusAcceptance Payment/Deposit of £130
£810 approx. (subject to exchange rate at time of payment) Includes Acceptance Payment/Deposit of £130
Domestic airfares, included in above cost, are subject to change without notice. See the following.
Other Supplements – if required
1.On acceptance – £130 per person, Acceptance Payment/Deposit (non refundable) by International Bank Transfer to UK Bank Account
NOTE: Tour Deposit In addition – AU$ 260 (GB £175) to Australia unless you make arrangements for payment with your Acceptance Payment.
Your Contract for all tour arrangements is directly with our Partner Company in Australia to whom payment for the tour is made.
2 Payment of Balance in full on Acceptance or a minimum of 8 weeks prior to arrival direct to Australia by International Bank Transfer
35 days prior to arrival a cancellation fee of US$200 per person will be applicable.
30 days notice of cancellation a fee of 25% of the total amount will be applicable.
25 days notice of cancellation a fee of 75% of the total amount will be applicable
Less than 25 days notice incurs the full amount.
Acceptance Payment non refundable
Included in the Cost
- Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in the hotels mentioned above or equivalent – subject to availability
- Any single room subject to supplement shown.
- Room and breakfast basis – or meals as indicated in the itinerary (B), (L) and (D)
- Kawasaki 650cc Motorbikes
2 Dinners 6 Breakfasts
All touring and sight seeing
Professional English speaking guide
24 hr mechanical support
Accommodation in Superior standard hotels – (single share available on request)
- All transfers, sightseeing and excursions by air-conditioned vehicle where appropriate.
- Services of an English speaking local guide (or a naturalist in National Parks)
- Entrance fees at monuments and parks where applicable
- Basic porterage at airports, rail stations and hotels (not tips).
- All currently applicable taxes.
- Where US$ are quoted the UK pounds price shown is for comparison only and is subject to change.
Excluded from the Cost
- Expenses of a personal nature: table drinks, laundry, telephone calls, Internet charges, mineral water, tips, shopping etc.
- Any other meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘includes’ list.
- Any international airfares to India and Asia
- Domestic economy airfares, indicated in the itinerary, are subject to change.
- Any airport taxes where applicable in each country
- Any subsequent increase in airfares, fuel costs, monuments/sightseeing fees.
- Any other taxes subsequently introduced by Government, State or Tourist Ministry.
- Travel Insurance
- Visa Fees, if applicable, in any country
- Any Christmas, New Year and Gala Dinners
All elements included in this quotation are subject to availability until the booking is made. The hotels/ services as quoted may change when giving you the final confirmation, based on current availability.
Thailand Tour – Destination Information
Times to go
Thailand’s seasons vary from coast to coast. The best time for visiting Thailand’s South is from January to April. These months also provide the best conditions for diving and snorkelling. It is peak time however, and beach resorts can get particularly busy. July to August also gets quite busy, as it is Northern Hemisphere school holidays.
The monsoon season is from July to November and the weather can be uncomfortably hot and humid. March to June is less wet but is the hottest time in terms of temperatures. If you don’t mind the heat this can be a good time to visit however to avoid the crowds.
Thailand offers it all when it comes to accommodation, from our starting point hotel complete with air-conditioning, swimming pool and mini-bar; we use quality 3-3.5 star properties
Bicycle rickshaws are found throughout Thailand; you’ll see them at markets, bus stations or in the shade of a tree with a sleeping driver occupying the passenger seat!
Essentially these are motorised samlors (‘three wheels’ in Thai) that vary in size and shape.
Literally meaning ‘two rows’, Songthaews are pick-up trucks with two bench seats down the side covered by a roof.
Food and Drink
Many people will be familiar with the delights of Thai cuisine as it emerges as an international favourite.
The essence of Thai cuisine combines lemongrass, coconut milk, ginger, tamarind, basil, garlic, coriander and over 40 varieties of chillies. It’s important to remember that not all Thai food is spicy – even the most sensitive palate can enjoy a range of delightful flavours. The cuisine is as varied as the places in which you can enjoy it! Street stalls and night markets are great places to try everything from ‘Pad Thai’ (fried noodles) to bamboo worms.
Thailand is a relatively easy country for vegetarians who can enjoy wonderful curries, noodles and salads and you’ll also find an abundance of amazing fruits. Use the phrase “Khin jay” to explain that you only eat vegetarian food
The legal drinking age is 20Local spirits Mekhong (whisky) and SamSong (rum) are very popular Singha and Singha Gold are the famous local beers. Try coconut milk straight from the husk
Water that has been purified (filtered or boiled) for drinking is called ‘naam deurm’ (drinking water) and is readily available throughout the country. You will also often find great fruit shakes and juices on offer.
Internet cafes can be found anywhere frequented by tourists, including remote areas
Please be aware that telephone calls made from hotel rooms are expensive. We advise you do not rely on hotel telephones to communicate while travelling. Use local phones or call shops, or rely on the Internet. Mobile phone coverage is good, especially in main towns