5 Days to Thailand

Old Dec 24th, 2011, 09:46 AM
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5 Days to Thailand

Hi, hope you guys might able to help me. I will be going to Thailand in March with a friend . We only have 5 days and is it enough to see Bangkok and Phuket? I was thinking more like 2-3 days in Bangkok and 1 day by the beach in villa or bungalow relaxing. I usually enjoy traveling independently than over tours. Since we only have 5 days traveling independently could be waste of time especially when your are lost or deciding where to go. If any of you have done tours or private guides which company or who could you recommend. Thanks!
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Old Dec 24th, 2011, 12:30 PM
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5 days isn't a lot to see two locations. Personally, I'd recommend you spend all of your time in Bangkok - there is plenty to do and see. Choose a nice hotel with a beautiful pool area, and you can pretend you at at the beach one day.

If you must go to a beach think about the time it takes. It's only an hour flight to Phuket, but you have to figure in time to the airport, time waiting for your flight, then at the other end getting to your hotel. Another option to consider is to go to Hua Hin which is a 2 - 2.5 hour drive from Bangkok.

I don't see how a tour would save you time. It still takes the same amount of time to get from place to place. Some people like to have a private guide for a day in Bangkok (I prefer not to). Two often recommended guides are Tong and Ratt. A search here should turn up contact info for both.
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Old Dec 24th, 2011, 12:45 PM
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sawadee.com best info some touts will push you but
too crammed for me one or the other for me.
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Old Dec 24th, 2011, 02:12 PM
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Thanks for the info and tips. Now that it seems Phuket might be a little bit too far. Hua Hin or Pattaya? which is better more nightlife and beach? Thanks!
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i too would stick with bkk... pattaya is really sleezy and HH is 3+ hours from bkk..

pick a hotel with a nice pool and pretend you are at the beach..
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"...pick a hotel with a nice pool and pretend you are at the beach.."

ha ha ha.

sounds like something I would say! of course, I'm not a fan of sand anyway!
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